In the final regular season D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25, a shake up in the top of the poll has Christopher Newport the new number one team heading into the NCAA D-III Playoffs. Following the Captains is Concordia Chicago, Southern Maine, Trinity (Texas) and Washington U.
Southern Main joined three other Top 10 teams looking for an at-large pass into the NCAA Playoffs as they were eliminated by UMass-Boston 2-0 on Saturday. Ten of the 40 conference bids are set to be awarded on Sunday.
Top ranked Westfield State and third seeded Framingham State advanced in the MASCAC tourney and will play Thursday in the winners bracket final. In other tournament action, Adrian and Southern Maine, their conferences top seed, opened with wins on the day.
Southern Maine has ridden an eleven game win streak to a second place ranking in this weeks D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25. Christopher Newport drops to third as Concordia-Chicago holds on to the top spot.
There may not quite be a New York state of mind as the New York regional returns to the cozy confines of Leo Pinckney Field at Falcon Park in Auburn, New York. Cortland hosts the regional for the 12th time in the last 19 years.
No. 1 Trinity (Texas) fell to McMurry, No. 4 UMass-Boston to Southern Maine, and No. 6 Rowan to Penn State-Abington on Tuesday. Only TCNJ escaped with a win among teams in the first ten spots of the Top 25 on the diamond today.
After New England teams were shut out of the D-III College World Series in back-to-back years, the 2017 season was twice as nice as a pair of programs were among the nation’s final eight. UMass Boston and Wheaton are two of the top teams in what looks like another strong regional race.
The CSAC, Little East, and MIAA tournaments opened today with Keene State upsetting Southern Maine 5-4. The day ended six games later with Adrian advancing with a 8-2 win over Calvin. In between UMass-Boston and Kalamazoo both scored walk-off wins.
The NCAA's second regional rankings were released on Thursday. Topping the rankings are: Southern Maine, Oswego State, Birmingham-Southern, Centenary (La.), Wooster, Johns Hopkins, Washington U., and UW-Whitewater. Check out the full list.
Shenandoah holds on to the top spot in this week D3baseball.com/NCWBA Top 25 with a sweep of No. 14 Randolph-Macon. Southern Maine, with the longest active win streak in D-III baseball, makes an appearance at No. 25.
Southern Maine and St. Scholastica extended their win streaks to 15 games with doubleheader sweeps on Saturday. The 15 game win streaks are the second longest active streaks, a game shy of La Roche's 16 game streak.
The San Diego Padres called Lake Bachar's name in the fifth round for the first D-III player taken in 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Nineteen more names were called out with nine position players and eleven pitchers taken overall in the three day event.
Wooster erupted for six runs in the 12th inning to grab a 9-3 win over Manchester. Southern Maine felt the sting of a loss for the first time this season with a 7-6 setback to Rochester Tech in 15 innings.
Birmingham-Southern got behind early but found the offense to defeat Marietta in a contest between Top 25 teams. Southern Maine and UW-La Crosse got out on the diamond for the first time and opened their seasons with wins.
Sam Dexter was named to the preseason watch list for the 2016 Golden Spikes Award, given annually by USA Baseball to the nation’s top amateur player. Dexter is the first Division III player to earn the honor since Linfield pitcher Chris Haddeland in 2014.
Despite some outstanding performances and some new blood tasting success in the NCAA Tournament, the New England region was held without a team in the Division III College World Series field for the first time since 1988.