Three days are complete in the 2010 NCAA Division 2 College World Series and so far the #1 ranked team, UC – San Diego, is living up to its ranking. The Tritons have won 2 straight games, first beating #4 ranked Georgia College 3-2 on Saturday and yesterday beating #3 ranked Central Missouri 2-1 in 11 innings. With that win they advance to the Bracket 1 Championship game and need to win just 1 of their next 2 games to make the overall Title Game.
Tomorrow, Georgia College will play Central Missouri for the right to play on again against San Diego. 2nd ranked Tampa was the first team eliminated from the College World Series.
In Bracket 2, Sunday’s winners, Kutztown and Southern Indiana play while Franklin Pierce faces off against Minnesota State in an elimination game.
The Division 2 All-American Teams have been announced -
The Rawlings/ABCA All-American Team includes 2 Augustana players, Deryk Marks and Nate Baumann, on the 2nd team along with Wayne State’s Nick Bidroski, St. Cloud State’s Jordan Smith (the only Freshman) and Minnesota State’s Blake Schwartz on the 3rd team.
The Rawlings/ABCA Gold Glove Team featured no players from the Northern Sun Conference
The Daktronics All-American Team featured Marks & Baumann again on the 2nd team with St. Cloud State’s Jordan Smith & David Deminsky and Minnesota Duluth’s Tyler Erickson being named Honorable Mention.
Minnesota State Update
The Mavericks were forced by the weather to play a weird, late game on Sunday which they lost 8-6. The game didn’t start until 11:02pm because of rain delays and didn’t finish until 2:28am on Monday morning. The game wasn’t really as close as the score seemed to indicate as the team scored 5 late runs in the 9th inning.
One interesting note, Minnesota State’s coaches don’t seem to agree with the award givers. Blake Schwartz won every Central Region & Conference award as the Pitcher of the Year. He was even named 3rd team All-American (see above). That said, for the 3rd straight weekend he’s been designated the #3 starter as the Mavericks went with Bret Mitchell in game #1 and Patrick Lenton in today’s game. If they lose today he won’t have even pitched in the College World Series.