2013 Division III baseball playoffs

Linfield rides Haddeland to first title Andrew Richards threw 15.1 innings on the day, but was unable to outduel Chris Haddeland in the final game. Linfield defeated Southern Maine 4-1 for its first Division III baseball national championship.

Linfield gets over the top Linfield has won two NAIA titles and came close to winning a championship in D-III but closed the deal with a Division III College World Series title behind the pitching of Chris Haddeland.

Richards gets USM through a wild game Andrew Richards got the call in relief early and Chris Bernard's go-ahead "triple" in the 13th inning held up in a 5-4 win against Ithaca.

Southern Maine stays alive on battery power All the Huskies needed was the starting battery on Monday. Starter Tyler Leavitt and catcher Matt Verrier combined to give Southern Maine a 8-1 win over UW-Stevens Point.

On Sunday, Linfield advances to Tuesday Linfield won Sunday night in dramatic fashion, assuring itself a berth in the national title game on Tuesday.

Cardiac kids do it again UW-Stevens Point earned another come-from-behind win with a 5-4 win over Kean to advance to the winners bracket final on Saturday.

Linfield slides into title game The Wildcats turned the tables on UW-Stevens Point, rallying with five runs in the seventh and eighth to guarantee themselves a game for the title.

Yates comes through for Huskies A strong pitching performance by Southern Maine's Ryan Yates gave the Huskies a 7-2 win over Webster in game nine of the 2013 NCAA D-III College World Series.

Adams' comeback complete in Ithaca win Senior Jasper Adams missed all of 2012 because of Tommy John surgery and struggled the first two months of this season. But on Sunday, he shut down Kean and kept the Bombers alive.

Ithaca one win from title game With a 6-4 win over Linfield, Ithaca is just one win from a title game rematch with the Wildcats. They will first need to beat Southern Maine in the opening game on Tuesday.

Staving off elimination Ithaca and Webster return to play another day, while we move to winners' bracket games in Wisconsin. Get your full Day 1 and Day 2 coverage from the Division III World Series.

Linfield crushes Southern Maine Southern Maine trotted out a NCAA Division III College World Series record 10 pitchers in a game, while Linfield needed just one as the Wildcats ran away with a 10-1 victory.

Webster extends run into Sunday Webster found its feet and a reinvigorated run game to speed past Manchester for a 5-3 win in the final elimination game on day two of the 2013 NCAA D-III College Word Series.

World Series Day 1 had three great games The 2013 NCAA D-III World Series started under sunny skies with exciting wins by Southern Maine, Linfield and UW-Stevens Point.

Locastro lifts Bombers with two homers Ithaca staved off elimination behind the bat of Tim Locastro as the Bombers defeats Millsaps 5-2 in game five of the 2013 NCAA D-III College World Series.

Southern Maine escapes with win Southern Maine took advantage of the breaks when they came and earned a 2-1 win in 10 innings over Millsaps in the opener of the 2013 NCAA D-III College World Series.

Freshman gives Pointers walk-off win UW-Stevens Point scored five runs in the final two innings of regulation and one in the extra frame to defeat Manchester 6-5 in the third game of the 2013 NCAA D-III College World Series.

Linfield hangs on to win It was a tale of two games as Linfield dominated the early innings and Ithaca fell a couple runs short in a late inning comeback. Linfield advanced with an 8-6 win.

Head coaches confident heading into Series A theme emerged when D3baseball.com talked to head coaches a day before the 2013 D-III World Series starts. The word was confidence.

Webster passes the test The Gorloks made sure they challenged themselves in March and it has paid off in May with a second consecutive trip to Appleton.

Southern Maine, Kean earn final spots Southern Maine completed the trip through the elimination round with a 9-0 win over Endicott and Kean defeated Keystone 6-1 on Sunday.

Playoff scoreboard Keystone and Southern Maine forced winner-take-all games on Sunday. Track those games on our Scoreboard. Includes live stats, video and audio.

Six teams punch tickets; Marietta ousted UW-Stevens Point advanced in a 1-0 thriller, while Marietta's title defense ended at the hands of Manchester and Ithaca, Millsaps, Webster and Linfield move on.

Endicott among teams sitting pretty The Gulls are undefeated, awaiting the Southern Maine/Western New England winner, while Ithaca, Manchester and Kean are awaiting losers' bracket survivors. Plus the last game went 15 innings.

Twelve sent packing on Thursday The elimination round ended on Thursday with a bang as Misericordia scored four runs in the ninth to stun Franklin and Marshall 7-5.

Top seeds make winners bracket finals Top-seeded Ithaca, Kean, Manchester and Southern Maine all earned a spot in their regionals winners bracket finals. In other action, Case staved off elimination as did Bridgewater and Augustana.

Top seeds fall on day one St. Scholastica posted a 1-0 upset of St. Thomas and Huntingdon fell 4-3 to Methodist in extra innings as two top seeds fell in the first day of regional playoff action.

Previewing the regionals Who are the favorites? The likely disappointments? The possible Cinderellas? We give you our take as D3baseball.com breaks down each of the eight regionals.

2013 selections announced The NCAA announced the field for the 2013 NCAA D-III Baseball playoffs this morning. Who was snubbed? What's the toughest regional?

2013 Central Regional preview Will Webster return to Appleton, will Augustana enjoy its home-field advantage or will Adrian make a return?

2013 Mid-Atlantic Regional preview Kean and Keystone have dominated the region but contenders from a traditionally strong region have emerged to challenge the Cougars and Giants.

2013 Mideast Regional preview Marietta will be looking for an unprecedented third straight title and has kept its place as the region's top ranked team.

2013 Midwest Regional preview Whether you think St. Thomas, UW-Whitewater or UW-Stevens Point is most likely to make it to Appleton, the Midwest Regional is must-see TV.

2013 New England Regional preview Could the New England Regional see its fourth different champion in four seasons?

2013 New York Regional preview The New York Regional has been the dominated by Cortland State for the past two decades but the Red Dragons will have some serious competition this year.

2013 West Regional preview A Texas team hasn't been to the championship round since 2002. Is Trinity the team to do it? Or will Linfield go on the road and do it again?

Our playoff projection We'll learn who makes the playoff on Monday. Meanwhile, our mock committee met on Sunday night, and here's our take.

2013 Playoff Central The first playoff bid was awarded when Methodist won the automatic bid in the USA South Championship Tournament. The last will be awarded to the champion of the WIAC.

2013 conference championship stories Teams are qualifying for the playoffs at the end of a long season. Read all the stories how they won their conference tournaments and earned a bid to this year's regional playoff.