Six of the eight teams headed to Cary, NC for the NCAA Division 2 College World Series were decided yesterday with the other 2 happening today. Those 2 remaining Regional teams include the South Central Region where Emporia State and Central Missouri play a single winner take all game to decide who advances. The South Region is down to Florida Southern and Lynn. Florida Southern must beat Lynn twice today in order to have a chance to advance.
The D2 College World Series is divided into 2 – 4 team brackets which will play their own mini-double elimination tournament to decide a champion. Then, each of those bracket champions will play a single game against the other bracket’s winner to determine the NCAA Division II College Baseball National Champion. That game is scheduled for Saturday May 30th.
Here are the first round matchups:
Bracket 1 -
Mesa State (Central) vs. Belmont Abbey (Southeast) – Saturday May 23rd 1pm
Grand Valley State (Midwest) vs. winner of Emporia State vs. Central Missouri (South Central) – Saturday May 23rd 5pm
Bracket 2 -
UC San Diego (West) vs. Dowling (East) – Sunday May 24th 1pm
West Chester (Atlantic) vs. winner of Lynn vs. Florida Southern (South) – Sunday May 24th 5pm