2019 baseball playoff coverage
Super regional preview The playoff field stood at 58 teams last Friday and after four days, the field stands at a sweet 16. The Super-Regional round will begin on Friday reducing the number of playoff teams to eight for the D-III College World Series in Cedar Rapids.
Cougars defend home turf, advance Concordia-Chicago finished its trip back from the losers' bracket and beat Baldwin Wallace to earn a three-game set with Webster, nabbing the final super regional spot.
Super Regionals filled, almost Cortland broke out the bats to advance to the super regionals, W&J and Johns Hopkins secured spots next as the 16 team super regionals took shape. Concordia-Chicago extended their regional into Monday with a 14-13 win in extra innings over Baldwin Wallace.
No. 1 CNU swept in three Misericordia went down to Christopher Newport and swept the top-ranked Captains out of the postseason, winning the best-of-five series 3-0.
The field gets smaller on Day 2 Penn State-Abington and Otterbein were the first to pack for home as another 27 teams 29 of 58 teams face elimination on Saturday. Follow the entire Division III baseball regionals on our scoreboard with links to live stats and video broadcasts.
Final regional rankings The final NCAA regional rankings were published and are the ones used to determine who got into the NCAA playoffs.
Baruch earns first playoff berth for CUNYAC The Baruch College Bearcats defeated the Eagles of Husson University in a best-of-three series to advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament for the first time in team and CUNYAC history.
Chapman wins SLIAC on final day For the second season in a row, Chapman ended the SCIAC Postseason Tournament with a dogpile. This time, it was on Chapman's home field of Hart Park. The Panthers defeated Cal Lutheran 5-2 to claim the tournament title.
Franklin earns second playoff berth with HCAC ttle For the first time in program history, Franklin is headed to the NCAA Tournament in consecutive years after winning a thrilling Heartland Collegiate Championship game on Sunday afternoon.
Rain cancels NEAC tourney, Penn State Abington delared winner For the first time in program history Penn State Abington was crowned the NEAC Tournament Champion. Abington earned their championship after being the highest remaining seed left in the tournament after Sunday's contests were washed out.
Regional Preview It has been an exciting 15 weeks from opening day to the last out in the last conference tournament on Sunday. We started with nearly 400 teams with hopes of post season glory and are are down to the final 58. Here is our preview of the opening weekend.
Susquehanna punches ticket to postseason Dillan Weikel, Nathan Madden and Will Carey pieced together gritty efforts on the mound and the relentless River Hawk lineup continued to dominate as Susquehanna defeated Moravian 8-5 to win the Landmark Championship Sunday afternoon in Scranton.
NESCAC title goes to Tufts After Middlebury forced a decisive Game 7 of the NESCAC Championship earlier in the day, Tufts earned an 8-3 victory over the Panthers to secure their sixth conference title on Sunday afternoon at Colby College.
Webster stays king of SLIAC For the second consecutive season and 10th time in school history, Webster will be bringing the SLIAC Tournament trophy home to Webster Groves as the Gorloks took down Spalding 10-5 here Sunday afternoon.
Westfield rallies to win MASCAC Brett Dooley dove across home plate, scoring on a wild pitch, and senior lefty Scott Strachan worked a scoreless bottom half of the ninth as Westfield State defeated Fitchburg State, 5-3, in the 2019 MASCAC championship game at Archie Field in Springfield on Sunday.
Rochester wins twice to claim Liberty League title Rochester captured its first ever Liberty League Tournament title, defeating Clarkson twice on Saturday afternoon at Towers Field. Rochester, earns the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament, for the first time since the 1999 season.
Bethany Lutheran repeats as UMAC champs The Bethany Lutheran College baseball team swept through the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) tournament to claim their second consecutive title. The #2 seed Vikings opened the tournament with a win over #3 Northwestern and then followed up with a win over #4 UW-Superior. Today, on championship Saturday, the Vikings again defeated #4 UW-Superior by a score of 7-2. The win gives Bethany Lutheran an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional for the second time in program history, making it back to back appearances for the Vikings.
Buena Vista knocks off regular season champ for ARC Title Buena Vista continued its hot streak on Saturday afternoon by knocking off top-seed and 12th-ranked Coe College for the second time in as many days, 5-1, to claim the program's third-ever conference tournament championship.
Cornell survives elimination games to capture MWC crown Cornell's baseball team is Midwest Conference Tournament champions and NCAA-bound for the first time in school history. It all happened after the Rams won four consecutive elimination games, including three on Saturday at Monmouth's Glasgow Field.
Denison is playoff bound Denison's miraculous season continued on Saturday following a 7-5 victory over 15th-ranked Wooster to secure the first NCAC Tournament championship in program history. With the win, the Big Red earns an automatic bid into the 2019 NCAA Playoffs.
Ithaca continues dominance in E8 tournaments For the eighth consecutive season, the No. 25 Ithaca College baseball team can call themselves Empire 8 Conference champions as the Bombers took down St. John Fisher, 8-5, on Saturday afternoon at Cornell's Hoy Field. Ithaca has won all five E8 Tournaments since the conference began sponsoring a postseason championship and now have won 17 of the last 19 Empire 8 titles.
Keystone wins CSAC again Keystone secured the program's 15th-straight conference title, including its 11th-consecutive CSAC championship, with Saturday's 5-2 victory over visiting Cairn University on Saturday afternoon at Christy Mathewson Field.
La Roche makes it six titles in a row La Roche Redhawks are champions again! Starting pitcher Tristen Tinney shut down Penn State Altoona and Shane Roebuck blasted a home run to help the Redhawks win their sixth straight AMCC Championship and their seventh in the past eight years.
North Central is playoff bound Persevering through a four-hour, six-minute rain delay, a change in venues and a tug on the heart strings, a controversial play at the plate in the bottom of the tenth inning propelled North Central to the CCIW Tournament Championship.
Otterbein sweeps through OAC tournament Just 11 days ago, Otterbein was in danger of missing the postseason. Fast forward to Saturday afternoon at Fisher Field, and the Cardinals completed a memorable rally to claim the program's seventh Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament crown.
Salve Regina grabs CCC title with DH sweep Salve Regina captured its third CCC championship in the last four years by taking the second and third games of the best-of-three series today against Roger Williams , 14-4 and 5-1, at Paolino Field.
Shenandoah wins back-to-back ODAC titles Shenandoah University has claimed its second consecutive ODAC baseball championship with a 5-4 win Saturday afternoon over top-seeded Randolph-Macon.
St. John's takes MIAC crown Saint John's (Minn.) is headed back to the NCAA Tournament after sweeping Gustavus in a pair of games Saturday afternoon in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference playoff finale at CHS Field.
UWW takes WIAC title No. 14 ranked UW-Whitewater earned its sixth WIAC tournament title and second in the last three years Saturday on the second and final day of the WIAC Championship (presented by Culver's) at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.
Dozen titles for the Presidents The Washington & Jefferson baseball team secured its 12th Presidents' Athletic Conference Tournament Championship with an 8-1 victory over Bethany on Saturday afternoon at Ross Memorial Park.
Adrian wins MIAA tournament for the third year in a row Adrian scored the only runs of the day in the bottom of the very first inning and pitchers Pierce Banks and Dugan Darnell combined on a four-hit shutout to down visiting Hope, 2-0, to clinch the 2019 MIAA Tournament on Friday.
Captains earn first CAC title After dropping the first game Thursday in a best-of-three series for the 2019 CAC Title, Christopher Newport Captains outscored the fourth-seeded Penn State Harrisburg Lions, 24-9, in two games on Friday to secure the program's first ever CAC championship.
Concordia (Texas) wins fourth ASC title Concordia Texas claimed its fourth ASC title after defeating LeTourneau in the Gold Bracket Championship in a best-of-three series at Tornado Field. The Tornados took Thursday's game over the YellowJackets and wrapped up the series Friday afternoon.
Gwynedd Mercy wins inaugural Atlantic East championship Gwynedd Mercy defeated Cabrini, 10-9, on Saturday afternoon to capture the 2019 Atlantic East Conference Championship. The Griffins, who had won game one on Friday, 20-5, needed one win on Saturday to lock up the best-of-three championship series, but it did not come without a fight.
Gegetskas no-hitter sends Owls to title game Westfield State senior lefthander John Gegetskas threw a no-hitter as Westfield State defeated Framingham State, 12-0 in the MASCAC tournament at Bud and Jim Hagan Field on to propel the Owls into the tournament's championship round on Saturday.
Renslow pitched no-hitter in Liberty League tourney Junior right-hander Garrett Renslow tossed the fifth ever no-hitter in Rochester history as the Yellowjackets earned a 10-0 victory over visiting RPI at Towers Field during the Liberty League conference tournament.
Alvernia wins MAC Commonwealth thriller Alvernia (28-14-2) overcame a 4-0 deficit to take a 6-5 win in 11 innings over Widener (20-24-1) and take home the 2019 MAC Commonwealth Baseball Championship on Thursday afternoon at Alvernia University.
MIT earns NEWMAC title and playoff berth Senior Patrick Callahan tossed a complete game and juniors Matt Johnston and Thomas Allison both homered as MIT defeated No. 6 Babson, 8-2, in the NEWMAC Tournament final on Wednesday afternoon at Govoni Field.
Week 3 Regional Rankings The Third of three weekly Regional Rankings was released by the NCAA today.
Rams back on top in the Skyline Farmingdale State defeated Old Westbury, 8-5, Tuesday to win the Skyline Conference Championship. The top-seeded Rams won all three of their playoff games and have earned the conference's automatic bid into the 2019 NCAA Division III Baseball Regionals.
Panthers are top cats in SSA No. 22-ranked Birmingham-Southern clinched the Southern Athletic Association Tournament Championship on Monday, defeating Rhodes College 6-3 in game two. The Panthers swept both games against the Lynx, winning the first game on Sunday 11-4.
Johns Hopkins wins 15th title Senior Josh Hejka got his first start of the season and threw a complete game to help lead Johns Hopkins to its 15th Centennial Conference title as the top-seeded Blue Jays defeated third-seeded Haverford, 11-1
Misericordia wins ninth straight title Misericordia captured its ninth straight MAC Freedom Championship with a 7-6 victory over DeSales, Monday night at Owls Field.
Pilgrams earn first NECC championship The New England College baseball team captures their first conference championship, follow a 2-1 final score in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) championship game over perennial power, Mitchell College.
Oswego sweeps to SUNYAC crown Second-seeded Oswego State completed a perfect 3-0 run through the SUNYAC Championship with a win over top-seeded Cortland for its third-straight tournament title. With the victory, Oswego earns the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Championship.
Trinity wins twice to claim SCAC title Trinity's fourth-ranked baseball team won the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship after beating ninth-ranked Texas Lutheran University twice in the SCAC Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
Eagles capture first NAC baseball tournament title since 2013 The NAC top seed, Husson knocked off Thomas by the final score of 3-1 in the 2019 North Atlantic Conference Tournament. With the victory, Husson earns the program's first NAC Baseball Tournament title in six years.
SJC Monks are GNAC champs After Johnson & Wales earned a 15-2 win earlier to force the if-necessary game of the 2019 GNAC Baseball Tournament, St. Joseph's (Maine) earned a thrilling 8-7 victory in 11 innings to win the GNAC title and an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament.
Baruch sweeps to CUNYAC title Baruch defeated Staten Island 5-3 Saturday to win its first CUNYAC championship since 2012 and fourth overall. The Bearcats swept the four-time defending champions in a best of three series, having won the first game of the series yesterday 4-2.
Week 2 Regional Rankings The second of three weekly Regional Rankings was released by the NCAA today.
LaGrange wins USA South tournament crown Third-seeded LaGrange captured the USA South Tournament championship by collecting a win over sixth-seeded Greensboro, 7-5, on Sunday at Cleaveland Field in LaGrange, The Panthers earn their third consecutive USA South tournament championship.
Whitman earns first NWC tournament title Whitman had two cracks at its first NWC Tournament title today, coming up short to host Whitworth in its first but rallying in a winner-take-all game for an 8-7 win over the Pirates on Sunday and its first-ever league tournament crown.
Week 1 Regional rankings The first of three weekly Regional Rankings was released by the NCAA today.
2019 Playoff Central The USA South tournament started on Thursday with the NWC and SAA postseason opening on Friday as the first of the conference playoff bids start to be earned.
Aurora knocks of top ranked CUC to take NACC title It took an extra day of NACC action but for the second consecutive year, Aurora prevailed and are NACC Tournament Champions on Mother's Day with a 5-2 victory.
TCNJ completes perfect run It took a couple of extra days, but TCNJ completed a perfect run through the NJAC Tournament as it defeated Ramapo, 9-4, on Tuesday afternoon at Kean. With the victory, the Lions are NJAC Champions for the second time in three years.
Beacons three-peat in Little East Second seeded UMass Boston exploded for five runs in the seventh and eight innings, to roll past #5 UMass Dartmouth 8-2 and earn their third-consecutive Little East Conference Tournament Championship Title.