NCAA Division III Baseball Championship

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NCAA Division III Baseball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship
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Sport College baseball
Founded 1976
No. of teams 56
Most recent champion(s) Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks (1)
TV partner(s) ESPNU
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Division III Baseball Championship is an annual college baseball tournament held at the culmination of the spring regular season to determine the NCAA Division III baseball champion. The tournament has been played since 1976, soon after the formation of Division III. Most of the 56 teams who qualify do so by winning an automatic bid that comes along with their conference's championship; others receive at-large bids. The initial round consists of six- and eight-team regionals held at pre-selected sites in eight regions: New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic, South, Mideast, Midwest, Central, and West. The eight regional champions advance to the final Division III College World Series, currently held in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Marietta College in Ohio hosted the Division III baseball championship from its first year in 1976 through 1987. The 1988 and 1989 series were played at Muzzy Field in Bristol, Connecticut. Battle Creek, Michigan took over in 1990 and Salem, Virginia in 1995. The Division III tournament has been held at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, Wisconsin since 2000.

In both the regional and World Series rounds, the tournament uses a "double elimination" format, in which teams must lose twice to be eliminated.[1]

Champions[edit]

Year Winner Score (final) Runner-up
1976 Cal State Stanislaus 13–6 Ithaca
1977 Cal State Stanislaus 8–5 Brandeis
1978 Glassboro State 5–3 Marietta
1979 Glassboro State 3–0 Cal State Stanislaus
1980 Ithaca 12–5 Marietta
1981 Marietta 14–1212 Ithaca
1982 Eastern Connecticut State 11–6 Cal State Stanislaus
1983 Marietta 36–8 Otterbein
1984 Ramapo 5–4 Marietta
1985 Wisconsin–Oshkosh 11–6 Marietta
1986 Marietta 11–6 Ithaca
1987 Montclair State 13–1210 Wisconsin–Oshkosh
1988 Ithaca 7–5 Wisconsin–Oshkosh
1989 North Carolina Wesleyan 8–713 Cal State Stanislaus
1990 Eastern Connecticut State 8–1 Aurora
1991 Southern Maine 9–0 Trenton State
1992 William Paterson 3–1 Cal Lutheran
1993 Montclair State 3–1 Wisconsin–Oshkosh
1994 Wisconsin–Oshkosh 6–2 Wesleyan (Conn.)
1995 La Verne 5–3 Methodist
1996 William Paterson 6–5 Cal Lutheran
1997 Southern Maine 15–1 Wooster
1998 Eastern Connecticut State 16–1 Montclair State
1999 North Carolina Wesleyan 1–0 St. Thomas (Minnesota)
2000 Montclair State 6–2 St. Thomas (Minnesota)
2001 St. Thomas (Minnesota) 8–4 Marietta
2002 Eastern Connecticut State 8–0 Marietta
2003 Chapman 15–7 Christopher Newport
2004 George Fox 6–3 Eastern Connecticut State
2005 Wisconsin–Whitewater 11–4 Cortland State
2006 Marietta 7–2 Wheaton (Mass.)
2007 Kean 5–4 Emory
2008 Trinity (Conn.) 5–4 Johns Hopkins
2009 St. Thomas (Minnesota) 3–2 Wooster
2010 Illinois Wesleyan 17–5 Cortland State
2011 Marietta 18–5 Chapman
2012 Marietta 7–2 Wheaton (Mass.)
2013 Linfield 4–1 Southern Maine
2014 Wisconsin–Whitewater 7–0 Emory
2015 Cortland State 6–2 Wisconsin–La Crosse

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baseball : Division III : Results" (PDF). Fs.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 

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