Baldwin Wallace's Danny Cody was the first D-III name called in the final day of the 2019 MLB amateur draft. The All-American was taken by Houston in the 17th round. D3baseball.com Player of the Year Toby Welk was taken four rounds later by Baltimore.
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.
Penn State Altoona finished their Tuesday game on Wednesday in comeback fashion, defeating Clark 8-7. Only No. 21 Misericordia escaped a postponement for Top 25 teams, besting Baldwin-Wallace by a run. Concordia-Moorhead continues to swing a hot bat, scoring 68 runs in their first four games.
Brockport traveled to Baldwin Wallace and walked away with two wins on Saturday, winning the opener in extras and the second in regulation, No. 20 Chapman, Bethany, and Occidental also brought brooms in their doubleheaders on Saturday.
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.
Western New England will travel to Salve Regina for the CCC title after wins for each on Monday. In the Mideast region La Roche and Baldwin Wallace got a sweep over nationally and regionally ranked opponents.
Springfield found themselves in the Regional Rankings released today and earned a win over Amherst, another regionally ranked team, with a walk off win in the tenth inning. Baldwin Wallace also got a win over a regionally ranked opponent but won wire-to-wire.
Senior centerfielder Cole Nieto hit for the cycle in game two of non-conference doubleheader sweep for the Baldwin Wallace against Pitt-Bradford. Baldwin Wallace won game one by a score of 22-1 and took game two by a score of 14-5.
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.
Move over Marietta, there are new kids in town. Once a reliable path to the D-III World Series for the powerhouse teams like Adrian, Marietta and Wooster. The best of the PAC and AMCC are starting to make their mark as parity has arrived in the middle of the D-III nation.
With four ranked teams in the OAC on the bump today, Heidelberg took sole possession of first place, sweeping John Carroll. Ohio Northern failed to keep pace, splitting with Baldwin Wallace, and is tied one game back with John Carroll and Marietta.
Nothing was settled in a couple of contests between top ranked teams. Randolph-Macon split with Shenandoah as did top ranked Marietta and Baldwin Wallace. Elsewhere Salisbury stayed unbeaten with a win over Gallaudet.
Salisbury survived the weekend as the only Top 25 team to remain undefeated in 2015. Eight teams in the Top 25 entered the week without a loss and with Heidelberg's sweep of Baldwin Wallace the Sea Gulls were the last team standing.
The 2014 Mideast season showed tremendous potential for exciting baseball all spring and the season held up to expectations. Some new teams, some old, ending up with regional bids but the routes to get there were anything but easy.
Emory, Cortland State, Southern Maine, St. Thomas and Baldwin Wallace are in, as are Linfield and UW-Whitewater. There is one more spot in the D-III World Series up for grabs with Salisbury and Case squaring off Monday for the last golden ticket.