2018 baseball playoff coverage

Tyler takes title back to Texas In the battle of the Lone Star state, the Patriots swept Texas Lutheran 8-1 and 9-6 in the D-III Championship Series to earn their first national championship in baseball, bringing the Walnut and Bronze back to Texas after a year's absence.

Memorial Day is for the Patriots Texas-Tyler scored six times with two outs in the fifth inning to erase a Randolph-Macon lead and the Patriots went on to win 8-6 to advance to the Division III Championship Series.

Cauley's bomb sends TLU to final series Tyler Cauley hit an eighth-inning home run to break a 4-4 tie to give Texas Lutheran a 5-4 win over Concordia-Chicago to advance to face Texas-Tyler in the D-III Championship Series.

Sticking around for one more day Texas Lutheran and Randolph-Macon made their doubleheader days count, and will come back for a final round on Monday to try to advance past Concordia-Chicago and Texas-Tyler. Monday's winners will play in the best-of-three D3CS.

Texas Lutheran survives in 13 The longest, and closest game of the 2018 Division III World Series to date finished with an All-American breaking out of a slump and making a winner out of a closer who worked into his sixth inning.

Still alive! Randolph-Macon forces extra game Rick Spiers inside-the-park home run ignited the dugout as the Yellow Jackets made it two wins on Sunday to force a winner-take-all game on Monday with a 5-1 win over Texas-Tyler.

Macon's eight-run inning stings Cougars Randolph-Macon broke open a tied game with eight runs in the sixth inning to extend its season with a 14-6 win vs. Misericordia. The Yellow Jackets play with the bracket one title on the line in a late afternoon game with Texas-Tyler.

Long journey to the mound Misericordia is making its first appearance at the Division III World Series. And it could be said that the reason the Cougars are here is because of relief pitcher Dan Zurowski. John McGraw has more in a feature from Appleton.

A true fighting Scot in a true battle Sam Severance was hoping to be in uniform in Appleton, trying to help Wooster win its first Division III baseball national championship. Or at least be there to root on his teammates. Instead, he's at home, saving his strength. A feature by Austin Walther.

Randolph-Macon rebounds with Saturday win Randolph-Macon scored twice late in Friday's loss and came out slugging in a 11-4 win to extend their season one more day and send Oswego State home with a 0-2 showing in the 2018 D-III World Series.

Texas-Tyler advances to bracket title tilt The Patriots got a strong pitching performance by their starter Ryan Cheatham who just missed a complete game as they defeated the Cougars 7-3 to advance to the Championship game of Bracket One.

Swarthmore gets first World Series win Swarthmore sent Wooster back to Ohio with a 10-5 win over the top seed in bracket two in the 2018 D-III World Series. Sawyer Lake pitched a complete game to give the Garnets the win and keep them in the bracket into Sunday.

Concordia-Chicago one win from championship series Concordia-Chicago started strong and had Texas Lutheran chasing them all game long as the Cougars earned a spot in the bracket two title game with an 8-3 win.

TLU playing it all for KB When you see the initials KB on the back of Texas Lutheran's helmets, if you see them at all, know that Keaton Bohrmann, a former team member who died this past October, is very present in the TLU baseball family. Austin Walther tells the story in a D-III World Series feature.

Wrapping up the last first day in Appleton We had a great Friday at the 2018 Division III World Series, bookended by fantastic pitching performances from the great state of Texas. It was Texas-Tyler in the morning and Texas Lutheran under the lights. Get the day's full wrapup here.

Defenses struggle as UTT takes G1 Defense was a struggle but it was Texas-Tyler who look a 10-5 win over Oswego State. Blake Maddox's home run in the fourth broke a 4-4 tie as the Patriots extended the Lakers' World Series losing string to three games.

Miseri leaves Macon stranded Misericordia stranded 14 Randolph-Macon baserunners and got off on the right foot in its first-ever trip to the Division III World Series, defeating the Yellow Jackets, 4-2.

Cougars maul Swarthmore Concordia-Chicago tries to win the final three innings in every game but in the contest with Swarthmore they won the early innings too. CUC came away with a 9-4 win in the teams' Division III World Series opener.

Wooster bulldogged by Texas Lutheran The top ranked offense was held in check by Nathan Malinovski and the Texas Lutheran defense as the Bulldogs defeated Wooster 7-0 in a game that featured three first team D3baseball.com All-Americans.

Eight teams set to close out Appleton All week, the fans, tournament organizers, and D3baseball.com, will be reflecting on the final series in Appleton, On Thursday, the teams took the final pre-tournament practices and the coaches reflected on their chances to take home the Walnut and Bronze.

2018 Division III World Series We're happy to bring you an expanded Division III World Series preview, with a page on each team for quick and easy reference for your use throughout the entirety of Division III's final trip to Appleton. Key hitters and pitchers, scouting reports, feature stories and more!

Five punch tickets to World Series Oswego State and Concordia-Chicago are returning with Swarthmore and Randolph-Macon making their first trip to the final series in Appleton. On an extra-inning win, Texas Lutheran leaves the the D-III World Series field half filled.

Time to break out those bats Saturday finds us deep in the pitching staffs and the hitters will start to dominate the games. There have been plenty of runs in the regional round already, but get ready for some more.

Two-and-oh yes! After the elimination games, Friday evening at the Division III regionals focused on who could get to the 2-0 mark.

Eliminated: Day 2 sees a dozen-plus go home Yesterday, there were 58 teams and their supporters looking forward to a weekend full of baseball but in day two of the regional round, about a dozen teams are booking a trip home instead.

Opening games bring drama at regionals Concordia-Chicago scored five in the ninth to walk off with a win, while Shenandoah kept its opening-game win streak alive, Swarthmore rallied and Randolph-Macon and Rhodes each won tight ones. More in the Day 1 wrapup.

2018 Sauget Regional preview The two additional teams in the NCAA Tournament, expanding the field from 56 to 58 teams, land here, turning the Central Regional from a six-team regional to an eight-team regional. Whether that means a team will be more tested, or just less rested, remains to be seen.

2018 baseball regional previews Who will be the surprise teams of the regionals? Who will be the disappointments? Who are the players to watch and who will move on to Appleton? Get D3baseball.com's take in our annual postseason previews.

2018 York Regional preview No region has produced more D-III World Series winners than the Mid-Atlantic region but the Mid-Atlantic regional has been used as a stepping stone for other regions to the D-III World Series for the last four years.

2018 Adrian Regional preview The Adrian Regional has an air of uncertainty about it this year despite having several Mideast mainstays in the 8-team field set to compete in Michigan, as well as a distinct air of familiarity and echoes of past battles.

2018 Duluth Regional preview The Duluth Regional is one of three six-team regionals and if it gets cold or rainy, there will be more time to catch up. Last year’s winner of the Midwest Regional was Concordia-Chicago and this year they’re the top seed.

2018 Harwich Regional preview The NCAA kept up their recent policy of moving teams around with three teams from neighboring regions in the Harwich Regional. UMass-Boston was tabbed as the top team followed by Oswego State and Keystone.

2018 Auburn Regional preview 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.

2018 Holly Springs Regional preview The South Regional has not produced a national champion in the long run of D-III World Series in Appleton and this is the last chance as the series moves to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2019.

2018 Spokane Regional preview The West Regional championship returns to Avista Stadium in Spokane Washington. The West Region champion has won two straight National Championships and three of the last five. Is the West up for a three-peat?

Playoff field announced Just after 12 a.m. ET, the NCAA Division III Baseball Committee announced the 56 teams that will compete in the 2018 NCAA Division III baseball championship. And yes, two Pool B teams. And no ...

2018 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.

Our projected 2018 playoff field Who do we think gets into the Field of 58 and who is on the bubble? Here's our take on the 2018 NCAA regionals selections. The conferences made the job easier with 40 automatic bids already awarded

Amherst overcomes odds to win NESCAC title Amherst put their perseverance on display time and time again and were rewarded on Sunday afternoon as they defeated Tufts 3-2 to capture the NESCAC championship at Dibennedeto Stadium.

Penn State Berks wins third straight NEAC title Penn State Berks outlasted Penn College in a slugfest that ended 17-12 to give the Nittany Lions its third straight NEAC title. Tyler Comport was named the NEAC Tournament MVP after finishing 2-for-5 with a home run, five RBI, and two runs scored.

Catholic comes out of elimination round to take Landmark title Catholic captured the 2018 Landmark Conference Championship Title with a sweep over the Scranton on Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals took game one with an outstanding 21-7 finish and game two 10-7.

WNE makes quick work of CCC final for title After the second game of the CCC Tournament best-of-3 championship series was suspended due to darkness with the score tied 6-6 through 11 innings on Friday night, it took just 19 minutes for Western New England to walk off with a 7-6 victory over Salve Regina on Sunday afternoon at Reynolds Field.

Shenandoah wins ODAC title The No. 18 Shenandoah University baseball team claimed its second-ever ODAC championship with an 8-4 win in 10 innings over No. 13 Roanoke College Sunday afternoon.

Bethany Lutheran wins UMAC title Bethany Lutheran capped their UMAC tournament run with a doubleheader sweep of St. Scholastica to capture their first-ever title and ticket to the NCAA Regional.

BW knocks off Otterbein for OAC title As the offense continued to roll, third-seeded Baldwin Wallace knocked off top-seeded Otterbein 15-6 to win the 2018 OAC Championship at the Cardinals' home facility of Fishbaugh Field.

Dubuque wins first IIAC tournament tite. Dubuque won the 2018 IIAC Tournament Championship on Saturday, May 12 with an 11-6 victory over Wartburg. Coach Paul Wyczawski led the Spartans to the program's first regular season IIAC championship and their first ever IIAC tournament title.

Monmouth sweeps to Midwest title Monmouth claimed their first Midwest Conference crown and the NCAA berth that goes with it since 2002 after defeating St. Norbert 10-3 Saturday afternoon at Glasgow Field to win the title with a 3-0 record.

Salisbury goes undefeated in CAC tournament No. 15 Salisbury captured its 15th CAC championship Saturday afternoon, defeating Penn State University-Harrisburg, 10-4. It marks the third straight title for the Sea Gulls, who have now won the tournament six of the past seven seasons.

Thomas More wins fifth PAC title Second-seeded Thomas More won its fifth PAC Championship Saturday as it defeated top-ranked Washington & Jefferson , 7-5, in the championship game at Ross Memorial Park in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Dutchmen win 2018 Liberty League Tournament! Strong pitching by Josh Garber and Jake Vesling, combined with a seventh-inning rout, the Union College Dutchmen claimed the 2018 Liberty League Tournament Championship with an 8-0 win over Rochester in game two of the final on Saturday afternoon.

Wabash wins 2018 NCAC tournament Wabash defeated second-ranked Wooster for the second time in two days, knocking off the Fighting Scots 17-8 to win the 2018 NCAC Tournament title, the second conference tournament championship in Wabash history.

Webster win ends SLIAC title drought For the first time since 2014, Webster will be bringing home the SLIAC Tournament Championship trophy to Webster Groves as the top-seeded and seventh-ranked Gorloks posted an 8-0 shutout win Saturday evening over Greenville.

E8 CHAMPS! Ithaca defeats St. John Fisher, 7-5, in winner-take-all Final Ithaca secured their fourth consecutive Empire 8 Conference Tournament championship on Saturday afternoon at Dobbelaar Field in Hoboken, N.J., as the Bombers defeated St. John Fisher College in a high-intensity, 7-5, winner-take-all contest.

North Central captures second-straight CCIW tournament title Dominating all weekend long, North Central captured its second-straight CCIW Tournament Championship and the ninth in program history, while earning the conference's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Division III Regional Championship.

No. 1 UW-Whitewater clinches WIAC championship No. 1 UW-Whitewater fell to UW-La Crosse, 8-4, in the first game, and defeated the Eagles, 11-1, in the second game of a WIAC doubleheader. With the game two win, the Warhawks clinched a share of the WIAC regular season championship.

Franklin captures second HCAC tournament championship For the first time since 2011, Franklin is heading to the NCAA Tournament after winning the 2018 HCAC tournament on their home field on Saturday afternoon wit their win over Anderson.

BACK-TO-BACK: UMass Boston routs ECSU to win conference title The top-seeded Beacons cruised to their second straight Little East Conference title for the first time in program history as they cruised past the second-seed Eastern Conn. State with a 13-0 seven inning win.

CHAMPIONS AGAIN! La Roche wins fifth straight AMCC title The dynasty continues! La Roche are champions again after coming back to beat Pitt-Greensburg 7-3 in the AMCC Championship Game. It is their fifth straight AMCC Title and their AMCC-record sixth in the past seven years.

Giants win 10th straight CSAC title by downing Gwynedd Mercy, 4-2, behind pitching gem from Hinkley n a team filled with talented and experienced seniors, it was a freshman who stole the show in leading Keystone to its tenth straight CSAC title Saturday afternoon at Owls Field at Ted Palka Park.

Adrian sweeps through MIAA tournament Sophomore Brady Wood broke a 2-2 tie with a run-scoring double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Adrian to a 3-2 victory over Hope on Friday, giving the Bulldogs a repeat of the MIAA Tournament championship. Adrian clinches the MIAA's automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs where the Bulldogs will serve as one of the eight regional hosts.

Misericordia comes through elimination round to claim title For the eighth straight season, the MAC Freedom tournament ended in a celebration in the infield for Misericordia. After finishing up the suspended game from Sunday, which the Cougars won 4-1, MU defeated DeSales, 5-3 in the title game, Monday night at Owls Field in West Lawn, PA.

CHAMPS! Spartans claim fifth straight NAC title Castleton was firing on all cylinders in the North Atlantic Conference Championship on Monday afternoon, belting a season-high 19 hits en route to a 22-5 victory over New England College to sweep the conference tournament and win its fifth consecutive title.

Westfield State wins MASCAC title, 7-5 Tournament MVP John Gegetskas slammed the door for Westfield State on a 7-5 win over Framingham State in the MASCAC championship game at Hagan Field on Monday afternoon. Westfield, 24-16-1, is crowned the conference champion and earns the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Rowan wins twice to take NJAC tournament Rowan won the NJAC Championship over Ramapo College, 4-1 on Sunday. The Profs (33-9) earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. It is Rowan's 16th NJAC title and first since 2014.

St. Joseph's (L.I.) crowned Skyline Conference tournament champions Gehrig Montoro's RBI single in the top of the eleventh lifted the No. 2 seeded St. Joseph's (L.I.) to a 6-5 win over the fourth-seeded US Merchant Marines in game two of the 2018 Skyline Conference Championship final series. The Golden Eagles bounced back to capture the tournament title after dropping game one 5-4.

Swarthmore wins first CC title Swarthmore won its first ever Centennial Conference Championship on Sunday, defeating Johns Hopkins 4-3 in 11 innings.The Garnet (32-9 overall) hadn't made a conference playoff appearance since 2010. That year they went 1-2 in the tournament. This year they won all three games the played.

Chapman goes from rags to riches in title win Wild. Unpredictable. Almost unbelievable. From down 10-1 after six innings, Chapman came all the way back to defeat Redlands 20-12 and claim the SCIAC Tournament title. The Panthers (34-11) won the first SCIAC Tournament title in program history.

Oswego wins SUNYAC for second year The second-seeded Oswego State baseball team did the improbable by earning three wins on Saturday en route to its second-straight SUNYAC Championship title and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. Oswego finished four-innings of a halted game to beat New Paltz 4-2 before dominating top-seeded and nationally-ranked Cortland 15-2 and 14-4 in back-to-back tilts to capture the league's crown.

Texas Lutheran wins first postseason SCAC Championship Texas Lutheran won its first SCAC Championship with an 8-5 win Sunday over Centenary (La.) in the SCAC Tournament championship round. TLU will make 5th appearance in NCAA Division III Baseball Regional Championship.

Babson upends Wheaton 11-5 to capture second consecutive NEWMAC tournament championship Junior Eric Jaun had four hits and drove in three runs, while classmate Connor Gill added three hits and scored three times as Babson defeated Wheaton (Mass.), 11-5, in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Tournament final on Sunday afternoon at Govoni Field.

Mitchell claims NECC baseball championship Top-seeded Mitchell College claimed the 2018 New England Collegiate Conference Baseball Championship on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field, erasing a three-run deficit to beat second-seeded Lesley University by a 7-4 final.

GNAC Champs! Suffolk fourpeats with 6-5 win over St. Joe’s  Top-seeded Suffolk built and early lead and held off each comeback by second-seed Saint Joseph’s (Maine) defeat the Monks, 6-5, Sunday afternoon at Larry Mahoney Diamond and hoist the GNAC Championship trophy for the fourth consecutive season.  

Arcadia, back-to back MAC Commonwealth champs Second-seeded Arcadia won the MAC Commonwealth Championship Saturday evening, taking down No. 3 Hood, 25-12. The Knights become the first team since 2011-12 Messiah to win back-to-back conference titles in the MAC Commonwealth.

Staten Island rallies for CUNYAC title Needing two victories to win the title, top-seeded Staten Island rallied in the waning moments of both games to stun No. 2 seed John Jay, 5-4 and 8-6, in the 2018 CUNYAC/MCU Baseball Championship Saturday at the CSI Baseball Complex.

Week 2 Regional rankings The second of three weekly Regional Rankings was released by the NCAA today.

Rhodes advances to the NCAA tournament after 7-6 SAA Championship win over Berry Rhodes suffered an 8-7 setback Sunday afternoon before defeating Berry 7-6 on the road to win their second straight SAA Tournament Championship. The Lynx who will advance to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last five years.

Week 1 Regional rankings The first of three weekly Regional Rankings was released by the NCAA today.

Willamette take two for NWC title Matt Steindorf pitched six scoreless innings and Connor Bailey blasted his 14th home run of the season, as Willamette defeated George Fox, 5-3, in the championship game of the 2018 Northwest Conference Baseball Tournament on Sunday, April 22 to earn the NWC's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

Back-to-back! LaGrange wins second straight USA South Baseball Tournament LC downs N.C. Wesleyan 12-7 to secure NCAA tournament berth

2018 Playoff Primer The most important thing to remember as you look to see if your team will make the playoffs is not to worry about the number of bids, one should be there for your team but to to study the...

Bethel punches ticket to NCAAs with MIAC title MIAC Playoff Champions. How do you like the sound of that? Bethel defeated Saint John's in the MIAC championship by a final score of 8-0 Sunday and earned the program's first trip to the NCAA Tournament.