NCAA Division II Baseball Championship

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NCAA Division II Baseball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 NCAA Division II Baseball Championship
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Sport College baseball
Founded 1968
No. of teams 48
Most recent champion(s) Tampa
Official website

The NCAA Division II Baseball Championship is an annual college baseball tournament held that is held at the culmination of the spring regular season and which determines the NCAA Division II college baseball champion. The initial rounds of the tournament are held on the campus sites, and, since 2009, the NCAA Division II Baseball National Finals have been held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina with the complex earning the bid to host through at least the 2018 championship. [1]

University of Mount Olive and Town of Cary are co-hosts of the National Finals.

The 48-team tournament consists of a field of eight six-team double-elimination regionals. The eight regions are the Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, Southeast, South Central and West. Teams are seeded Nos. 1-6. In most cases, the No. 1 seed is the host for the regional.

The eight regional champions advance to the National Finals, which also follows a double-elimination format. Teams are not re-seeded for the National Finals. The tournament field is broken up into two four-team brackets. When four teams remain, the two one-loss teams play the unbeaten team from the opposite bracket. The two remaining teams play each other for the championship. If both finalists are unbeaten, the championship is, in effect, a best two-out-of-three series. If both finalists have one loss, the championship is a single winner-takes-all game. If one finalist is unbeaten and one finalist has a loss, the one-loss team must defeat the unbeaten team twice to win the championship. The unbeaten team needs to beat the one-loss team only once to win the championship.

In 2015, Tampa claimed its seventh national championship, going unbeaten in both the South Regional and the National Finals. The Spartans defeated Catawba 3–1 May 30 in the Championship Game. Currently Florida Southern has won the most Division II baseball titles with nine.

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Division II Champions[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up
1968 Chapman 11–0 Delta State
1969 Illinois State 12–0 Southwest Missouri State
1970 Cal State Northridge 2–1 Nicholls State
1971 Florida Southern 4–0 Central Michigan
1972 Florida Southern 5–1 Cal State Northridge
1973 UC Irvine 9–6 Ithaca
1974 UC Irvine 14–1 LSU–New Orleans
1975 Florida Southern 10–7 Marietta
1976 Cal Poly Pomona 17–3 SIU Edwardsville
1977 UC Riverside 4–1 Eckerd
1978 Florida Southern 7–2 Delta State
1979 Valdosta State 3–2 Florida Southern
1980 Cal Poly Pomona 13–6 New Haven
1981 Florida Southern 9–0 Eastern Illinois
1982 UC Riverside 10–1 Florida Southern
1983 Cal Poly Pomona 9–7 Jacksonville State
1984 Cal State Northridge 10–5 Florida Southern
1985 Florida Southern 15–5 Cal Poly Pomona
1986 Troy State 5–0 Columbus State
1987 Troy State 7–5 Tampa
1988 Florida Southern 5–4 Sacramento State
1989 Cal Poly 9–5 New Haven
1990 Jacksonville State 12–8 Cal State Northridge
1991 Jacksonville State 20–4 Missouri Southern State
1992 Tampa 11–8 Mansfield
1993 Tampa 7–5 Cal Poly
1994 Central Missouri State 14–9 Florida Southern
1995 Florida Southern 15–0 Georgia College
1996 Kennesaw State 4–0 Saint Joseph's (Ind.)
1997 Chico State 13–12 Central Oklahoma
1998 Tampa 6–1 Kennesaw State
1999 Chico State 11–5 Kennesaw State
2000 Southeastern Oklahoma 7–2 Fort Hays State
2001 St. Mary's (Tex.) 11–3 Central Missouri State
2002 Columbus State 5–3 Chico State
2003 Central Missouri State 11–4 Tampa
2004 Delta State 12–8 Grand Valley State
2005 Florida Southern 12–9 North Florida
2006 Tampa 3–2 Chico State
2007 Tampa 7–2 Columbus State
2008 Mount Olive 6–2 Ouachita Baptist
2009 Lynn 2–1 Emporia State
2010 Southern Indiana 6–4 UC San Diego
2011 West Florida 12–2 Winona State
2012 West Chester 9–0 Delta State
2013 Tampa 8–2 Minnesota State–Mankato
2014 Southern Indiana 3–2 Colorado Mesa
2015 Tampa 3–1 Catawba

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