Minnesota State lost their first chance to clinch a spot in the 2010 NCAA Division 2 College World Series when they lost to St. Cloud State by a score of 16-6. They came back with a vengeance in the final game, beating the Huskies 20-6 and advance to be among D2’s final 8 teams in Cary, NC. This will be their 5th time at the Championship Tournament as they also advanced there in 1971, 1979, 1980 (3rd place) & 1986.
Season To Remember
With this win, the Mavericks have run the table so far on the 2010 season and won every important title -
NCAA Central Region Champions
They will enter the D2 College World Series as decided underdogs to the power programs from the South and West but the 19th ranked team will try to make it a clean sweep and they do have by far the easiest bracket to get to the final.
Central Region All-Tournament Team
Minnesota State and St. Cloud State were well represented on the Central Region All-Tournament Team picking up 9 of the 11 spots.
Catcher: PHILLIP RODRIGUEZ NMHU
First Base: JOEY BENKE * SCSU
Second Base: TRAVIS CARIVEAU SCSU
Third Base: KOSUKE HATTORI* MSU
Shortstop: STEVE RINDELAUB SCSU
Outfield: JORDAN SMITH* SCSU
Outfield: BEN KINCAID MSU
Outfield: DANNY MILLER MSU
Designated Hitter: BRAD MORGAN NMHU
Pitcher: BRETT MITCHELL MSU
Pitcher: DAVID DEMINSKY SCSU
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: DANNY MILLER MSU
NCAA D2 College World Series Bracket
7 of the 8 teams advancing to the NCAA Division 2 College World Series have been identified as Tampa won the South Region. The South Central will be decided today with undefeated Central Missouri facing off against 1 loss Abilene Christian.
As you can see, Bracket 1 is decidedly harder than Bracket 2. Assuming Central Missouri advances, that bracket will have the #1 ranked team in UC-San Diego, #2 Tampa & #3 Central Missouri in addition to #9 Georgia College.
Bracket 2 contains #12 Kutztown, #12 Southern Indiana, #19 Minnesota State and #22 Franklin Pierce.
The teams in Bracket 1 will be cursing their bad draw this year and whichever team makes it out of that Bracket should be the favorite to win the Championship Game but you never know in a 1 game, winner take all format.