On baseball diamonds across Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri, the Central Region had a memorable year in 2017. 2018 promises to be equally exciting in all four competitively balanced conferences with no clear favorite to make the trip to the final D-III World Series in Appleton.
Greenville is returning to its second NCAA tournament in three years as the SLIAC tournament champion. Greenville rallied from a 4-0 fifth inning deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the fifth and had to come from behind again in the seventh with three runs after allowing Westminster to regain the lead.
The 13-3 win over Millikin was historic for the Greenville College baseball program as its head coach Lynn Carlson recorded his 400th career victory in his 20th season as Greenville's head baseball coach.
The Greenville baseball team was defeated 10-2 by Carthage on Friday in a game that was completed following a suspension of Thursday's action. The loss brought the conclusion to the Panthers' historic season.
The baseball team was defeated 7-4 by Wisconsin - Stevens Point on Wednesday at the NCAA central regional hosted by Wartburg. Greenville fell behind 2-0 and 5-1, yet cut the deficit to one on both occasions.
We are looking at a slugfest to decide the Central champion. Welcome to a wide-open regional, where just about everyone can mash the ball and there's a good chance for an underdog to stick around for a few days.
Greenville is going to its first NCAA national tournament. The Panthers defeated Westminster 3-0 in their second game of the day to defeat a Blue Jay squad who forced a second game after winning two games.