2016 baseball playoff coverage

Title is the first for the Lone Star State After making the program’s first appearance in Appleton in 2015, Trinity is now bringing home its first World Series victory and the Tigers are the first team from the state of Texas to win a Division III baseball title.

Offense gives Trinity early Series lead The Tigers had big offensive numbers from Drew Butler, Colin Serkowski and Jeremy Wolf in a 14-6 win vs. Keystone, giving Trinity a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series.

Trinity sweeps to title Only the rain delayed the inevitable. The Trinity Tigers took the field after a four hour rain delay break between games and served notice with a three run first en route then held on for a 10-7 win over Keystone to win the 2016 D-III World Series.

Singer all smiles after return to lineup A broken leg in high school and a broken ankle this year sidelined Austin Singer but not his spirit. His return to the lineup in the postseason has been a lift for Trinity. A World Series feature by Erik Buchinger.

La Roche wins contest between rookie teams The two rookie World Series teams met on a sunny day to open the Memorial Day action, La Roche came out on top of the St. John Fisher Cardinals 9-6 and will face Keystone in a rematch of Sunday's Pool B winners finale.

Trinity books berth in Championship Series Someone will win the Division III baseball national title for the first time, as Trinity (Texas) advanced out of the top bracket by defeating Cortland, 5-2.

Keystone to meet Trinity in title series Down three runs in the eight inning, the La Roche defense stumbled and allowed four unearned runs, three in regulation and one in the tenth as Keystone used a 5-4 win to advance to the final series with the Trinity Tigers.

Second life has been good for UW-La Crosse Budget cuts in 2009 had the UW-La Crosse baseball program facing elimination. Fast forward seven years, and the program is a staple in the Top 10 and are on a quest for a second appearance in the best-of-three championship series.

Wiktorski relives Marietta experience Jeff Wiktorski is in Appleton to see his nephew Cody Wiktorski play in his first D-III World Series -- but he knows all about playing in the D-III World Series having been part of four World Series teams.

Wilt takes unusual path to Appleton La Roche starting pitcher Tanner Wilt was seemingly on the fast track to stardom -- a top-ranked prospect in Pennsylvania, pitching in showcases across the country. But he lost his control and had to find his confidence again. A World Series feature by Austin Walther.

Trinity stops Cortland's win streak Trinity (Texas) advances to their bracket championship game on Monday with a 9-7 win over the defending national champions. This ends Cortland's World Series win streak at six games.

Big inning propels Giants to win over Redhawks Keystone is a good sixth inning team. The Giants used another big sixth inning to be the last udefeated team in their bracket with a 6-1 win over La Roche at the NCAA D-III World Series at Neurosciences group field at Fox Cities Stadium.

Cortland bounces back after a long day of baseball The Red Dragons not only eliminated UW-La Crosse from the tournament, they made two great plays to stop Taylor Kohlwey's 51-game winning streak.

Bachar takes spotlight in stride UW-Whitewater star pitcher Lake Bachar has been skyrocketing on MLB prospect rankings just two years after he thought his baseball playing days were over.

Warhawks playing for Miller The 2016 UW-Whitewater baseball team has found inspiration from dedicating its season to lifelong Warhawk enthusiast, former coach and mentor, Jim Miller who passed away earlier this season.

Keystone blasts its way to opening-round win The Giants sent 12 batters to the plate in the sixth inning en route to nine runs and cruised past St. John Fisher, 16-3, in Saturday's first game.

La Roche sends former champs to elimination round Luis Navedo's first inning home run set the tone and the La Roche Redhawks went on to defeat UW-Whitewater 5-3 in the final of the four opening games in the NCAA D-III World Series.

La Crosse bats come to life as Eagles remain alive UW-La Crosse exploded for seven runs in the fourth and three in the fifth and it was the end of the line for Emory on Saturday evening.

Cards win thriller, Warhawks out UW-Whitewater scored three first inning runs but was unable to add on as St. John Fisher caught the Warhawks and walked off with a 4-3 win and life in the NCAA D-III World Series.

New York rivals make trip to Wisconsin The buzz around Appleton is about the two Wisconsin teams in the World Series, but the state of New York has two programs here as well. Representing St. John Fisher and Cortland are Cody Wiktorski and Conrad Ziemendorf, who played T-ball together.

Lamando pitches gem to open Cortland's title defense Cortland opened its title defense with a 1-0 win over Emory. Cortland and Emory matched scoreless innings for six frames before Cortland broke the scoreless tie with a home run to left field that proved to be the winning margin.

Trinity shuts down Eagle offense Trinity (Texas) shut out the high-flying UW-La Crosse Eagles, winning 8-0. Trinity opened a three-run lead before a lengthy rain delay and added on after play resumed to advance in their bracket in the NCAA D-III World Series.

Coaches: Experience will be the key All the head coaches agree that experience will be key this week. The first bracket is full of it with everyone coming back from last year's field. In the second, nobody made the 2015 World Series.

Friday: Two games, two rainouts We got two games in and both of them were shutouts, but all the drama was in the early game on Friday as Trinity pulled away from UW-La Crosse in the afternooncap.

La Roche, Emory complete field La Roche emerged from the elimination bracket to defeat Randolph-Macon twice to earn a trip to Appleton. It was not that much longer before Emory joined the Red Hawks to extend their season.

Championship Saturday Regional titles will be earned today. Winners of the elimination round will be looking to extend the regional to Sunday while the winners bracket victors want to end the series undefeated.

D3baseball.com World Series preview Who is the favorite? Who is most likely to disappoint? Who are the dark horse and Cinderella teams in the 2016 Division III World Series? Get Jim Dixon's take.

Regional day three: moving day Spots in the championship round will be filled today. The winner bracket will give us one and the rest of the remaining field will have to fight it out for the second invite.

Regional day two: elimination day All 56 teams get one more chance to pile up a win. Unlike yesterday there is no tomorrow for up to a quarter of the field as we will see a dozen or more teams end their season.

Regionals: Schedule, live stats and broadcasts The 2016 Division III baseball postseason is underway! Check out all of the games, including links to live broadcasts, live stats and updated scores on the D3baseball.com scoreboard!

La Roche walks off with win The opening day of the 2016 regional playoff round opened with a big inning and has continued with pitching heroics, late-inning rallies and one top seed going down. Check out the action from Wednesday's early games.

NCAA releases playoff field D3baseball.com projected St. John Fisher as a Pool B bid but when the NCAA released the 2016 playoff field they were a Pool C selection. The field of 54 teams were released early on Monday.

2016 Playoff Central More than 7,500 games were played this season to determine the playoff participants. Here is all the information as we march to crowning a National Champion.

2016 Sauget Regional preview The Central doesn’t boast the strongest bracket in the tournament field, with only two of the region’s teams slotting in the D3baseball.com top 25. But that doesn’t mean the field is lacking in quality.

2016 Moosic Regional preview The NCAA shook things up and found only three Mid-Atlantic region teams to put in the Moosic Regional. The three taeam, Misericordia, Kean and Haverford are the cream of the crop from the Mid-Atlantic.

2016 Washington Regional preview The Washington Regional has a Mid-Atlantic feel as half the teams came over to fill out four spots in the eight team regional hosted by Washington and Jefferson.

2016 La Crosse Regional preview Once again the number one team in the Midwest Regional is from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. UW-La Crosse will look to defend its title and go back to the World Series with an opening round matchup against the Midwest Conference tournament champions Beloit.

2016 Willimantic Regional preview To say the least, conference championship results shook things up quite a bit in New England. Southern Maine played itself out of NCAAs after going 0-2 in the Little East Conference Tournament, leaving the door open for Wheaton to take over the top seed....

2016 Auburn Regional preview Last year Cortland came out of the New York Regional and captured its first D-III World Series championship. The Red Dragons are back but who can dethrone the top team in the region and nation?

2016 Mount Berry Regional preview The South Region has had its off years recently in Division III baseball. We don't think this is one of them, and since the perennial playoff contenders are the lower-seeded teams in this regional, all bets are off.

2016 Spokane Regional preview The Wild Wild West Regional moves to Avista Stadium in Spokane Washington for 2016 as the regional returns to the Northwest. Joining the west region qualifiers is Case Western Reserve.

Vikings takes CCIW title at home Chris Sauer tossed a complete game and Augustana clubbed 19 hits as the Vikings defeated Illinois Wesleyan 10-1 in the championship game of the 2016 CCIW championship on Sunday, May 15 at Swanson Stadium/Brunner Field.

Bombers take E8, await at-large bid decision Ithaca battled St. John Fisher over 10 innings in the Empire 8 Conference Championship on Sunday at Dugan Yard and came away with a 9-7 victory. Ithaca earned its second consecutive Empire 8 title

Keystone makes it eight in a row Keystone won its eighth consecutive Colonial States Athletic Conference baseball championship with a 17-7 victory over Immaculata University Sunday. The Giants advance to their ninth-straight NCAA Division III Regional appearance.

No midnight wait for Thomas More this year No late night disappointment for Thomas More this year. Top-seeded Thomas More rallied to defeat third-seeded Washington & Jefferson, 4-3, today in the championship game of the 2016 PAC Championship Tournament.

A Jumbo size victory, Tufts takes NESCAC Tufts University had 15 hits and scored in six of eight innings to win the 2016 NESCAC Championship with an 18-6 victory over Trinity College on Sunday at historic Holman Stadium.

Union wins Liberty League title Union claimed its second Liberty League conference championship in three seasons with an 8-6 win against crosstown rival RPI Sunday afternoon at Shuttleworth Park.

Kohlwey cycles as Eagles advance UW-La Crosse captured the WIAC championship with a 14-5 victory over UW-Whitewater Sunday afternoon at Copeland Park.

Beloit claims Midwest title Beloit ran through the Midwest Conference Tournament with three straight wins, including a 6-2 victory over Grinnell on Saturday, to win the Championship for the second time and earn a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Concordia Chicago is back in the playoffs Concordia-Chicago Cougars are moving on to their fifth consecutive NCAA III Regional after wrapping up the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference tournament this afternoon with a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Eastern powers to LEC title Freshman DH Alex Parkos (Meriden) drove in seven runs with five hits to power the fifth-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team to a 13-9 victory over sixth-seeded Western Connecticut State University in the championship game of the 2016 Little East Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon at Monan Park.

Luther sweeps through IIAC tournament Luther punched its ticket to the NCAA III National Tournament this afternoon in Cedar Rapids, defeating Wartburg 10-4 in the Iowa Conference Tournament championship game played at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

McCoy leads Marietta to OAC title Marietta earned its 31st Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Championship with a 6-5 victory over Baldwin Wallace Saturday (May 14) afternoon at Fishbaugh Field on the campus of Otterbein.

Rose-Hulman are playoff bound with HCAC title Rose-Hulman senior Donnie Waters snapped a 6-6 tie with a game-winning, two-out single in the ninth inning to lead the Fightin' Engineers to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship 7-6 over Earlham on Saturday afternoon.

St. John's returns to NCAA playoffs Saint John's won its second consecutive MIAC Playoff championship and third in the last five seasons with an 11-4 victory over Saint Mary's on Saturday, at Becker Park in Collegeville.

Susquehanna sweeps Blue Jays for Landmark crown For the second time in three years, Susquehannal is the Landmark Conference Champion. The Crusaders secured their second-ever Landmark title with Saturday's 10-4 win over Elizabethtown.

Texas-Tyler wins ASC and punches ticket to playoffs The Texas-Tyler Patriots are back-to-back American Southwest Conference Champions for the second time in program history and for the fifth time overall after earning a 5-2 win over Hardin-Simmons on Saturday.

Westminister fly to SLIAC title Westminster (Mo.) is NCAA Tournament bound for the third time in program history after a 9-5 take all win over Greenville.The Blue Jays lost the first game of the day, 9-6, but were able to bounce back in the take-all game. The Blue Jays won the program's fourth SLIAC Tournament and now possess a 28-13 season record.

Wooster sweeps DePauw for NCAC title Wooster scored in six of the first eight innings, including a four-run seventh that extended its lead to 9-2, and ultimately prevailed 10-5 over DePauw in Saturday's North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament championship game.

Saints win 19th straight UMAC title St. Scholastica scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to break open a one-run game and defeat Northwestern (Minn.) 10-3 on Friday to capture its 19th consecutive Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament crown.

Kzoo continues season with MIAA title It took two games Friday afternoon, but Kalamazoo is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history. After falling to Hope 4-2 in the first game of the MIAA Championship series, Kalamazoo rebounded winning 3-1.

Salve Regina comes through elimination bracket to win CCC title The fourth-seeded Salve Regina defeated second-seeded Endicott twice on Wednesday evening to capture the 2016 Commonwealth Coast Conference championship at North Field.

St. Joseph's (L.I.) walks off with Skyline title St. Joseph's (L.I.) was crowned Skyline Conference Champion for the second time in program history after edging Farmingdale State, 9-8, in 11th inning, walk-off fashion on Tuesday evening on the campus of FSC.

Misericordia wins sixth straight title Misericordia jumped out to a quick lead and cruised to a 12-3 win over DeSales to win its sixth straight MAC Freedom Championship, Monday night at Owls Field in West Lawn.

Spartans finish off touney with title Castleton captured its third straight North Atlantic Conference Championship this afternoon with a come-from-behind, 6-5 victory over the Husson Eagles at Spartan Field.

Cal Lutheran wins SCIAC and playoff bid on Sunday No. 24 Cal Lutheran won three straight games in three days, capping it off with a 4-1 victory over No. 13 Occidental, to capture the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament title and clinch an automatic berth to the 2016 NCAA Playoffs.

Dolphins repeat as CUNYAC champs Staten Island opened up a sizable lead early, then scored another seven runs in their final three turns at the plate to score a 13-5, win over the Bearcats in the CUNYAC Tournament Championship Final.

Haverford sweeps through Cenntenial postseason Haverford defeated Johns Hopkins 7-4 on Sunday at Stromberg Stadium, completing the Centennial Conference Tournament sweep and winning its third conference title since 2012.

One day tournament sends Berks to playofffs Penn State Berks won a pair of thrillers on Sunday afternoon en route to becoming the 2016 North Eastern Athletic Conference Champions. It was the third time in program history and second time in three years that the Nittany Lions won the conference postseason title.

Ramapo survives to take NJAC title Ramapo won the 2016 NJAC Championship for the second time with a 8-3 win over Montclair State on Sunday at Kean. The Roadrunners earn the NJAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Salem State retains MASCAC title Salem State claimed its third Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Postseason Championship in four years with a 16-8 win over Mass Maritime on Sunday afternoon at the Central Campus Baseball Field.

Suffolk repeats as GNAC champions t took an extra inning, but Suffolk repeated as GNAC Tournament Champions at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletic Complex on Sunday night. The Rams got a run in the top of the 10th inning to defeat St. Joseph's (Maine) College, 5-4, in the championship game.

Cortland in position to defend title Tournament MVP Jeff Cooke allowed one run on five hits over eight and a third innings as the defending D-III national champion Cortland defeated Oswego, 3-1, to win the program's sixth straight SUNYAC baseball title and 34th overall. to advance to the NCAA playoffs.

Widener is playoff bound Widener captured its third Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Championship with an 8-6 victory over Messiah on Sunday at PeoplesBank Park in York, Pa. The championship is the second title in three years for the Blue and Gold.

Wheaton headed to NCAA postseason Led by strong pitching performances from Michael Bruemmel and Brady Furdon, Wheaton (Mass.) won its 14th NEWMAC Tourney title in 18 seasons. The Lyons defeated Babson 1-0 in the opening contest, before winning the second game of the day 5-1.

Panthers win SAA series from Rhodes Thanks to a seven-run fourth inning, including senior Matt Brown's 200th career hit, No. 4 Birmingham-Southern defeated Rhodes, 13-5, Sunday afternoon in the title game of the Southern Athletic Association Championship.

Redhawks overcomes opening loss to win title La Roche won their third straight AMCC baseball title on Sunday, defeating Penn St. Behrend, 4-2. The Redhawks (36-9) will await word on their NCAA Regional Tournament opponent, to be announced on Monday.

Mitchell advances to NCAA playoffs Top-seeded Mitchell erased a six-run deficit to win its third straight New England Collegiate Conference Baseball Championship on Sunday, defeating third-seeded Southern Vermont College by a final score of 14-8 at Alumni Field.

Yellow Jackets sweeps through ODAC tournament Rick Spiers, the tourney's Most Outstanding Player, had three hits and three RBI as second-ranked Randolph-Macon edged Hampden-Sydney 6-5 in the ODAC Championship Game Sunday afternoon at Liberty Baseball Stadium.

Tigers win SCAC tournament title Nationally third-ranked Trinity baseball team secured its fourth consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship with an 8-3 victory over Southwestern University on Sunday afternoon.

Salisbury takes CAC title No. 17 Salisbury captured the program's 13th Capital Athletic Conference championship on Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 12 Frostburg State, 9-8. The Sea Gulls began the day with an 11-10 victory over Marymount to advance to the championship contest.

Huntingdon earns playoff pass Huntingdon won twice on Sunday to capture its first USA South Athletic Conference championship. Behind Tournament MVP Zach McGrady, the Hawks beat Maryville 1-0 and left fielder Alec Raley made a diving catch to preserve a 9-8 win in the championship game.

2015 Playoff Coverage More than 7,500 games were played in 2015 to determine a National Champion. Cortland defeated UW-La Crosse two gamrs to none in the Championship series to end the D-IIi World Series. Here's how that all shook out in 2015.

Regionals are set for 2016 All eight NCAA Regionals are set. Bids were accepted for host schools Berry, Cortland, ECSU, Misericordia, Washington & Jefferson, Webster, Whitworth, and Wis.-La Crosse.