Archive for May 10th, 2009

Northern Sun Tourney Update – Top 2 Remain


The Northern Sun Division 2 college baseball Conference Tournament continued yesterday as the 4 teams remaining played 3 games which whittled the field down to 2 final teams.  The teams remaining, Wayne State and Minnesota State, will play for a nice trophy and an NCAA automatic bid to the NCAA Regional (they will both qualify win or lose).  It is somewhat appropriate that these are the last 2 teams as they were the best 2 teams all year long and split their regular season series 2-2.  The Wildcats hold the advantage as they are undefeated and the Mavericks would need to win twice to take the title.

In games played yesterday, Wayne State advanced to the championship game by beating Upper Iowa (10-4).  WSC Advances With Win

Minnesota State advanced all the way through the losers bracket by beating Southwest Minnesota State 6-5 and then avenging an opening game loss to Upper Iowa and winning 12-3.  Upper Iowa’s season appears to be over and they finish with an overall record of 26-26.  The team loses 13 seniors, including 3/4 of it’s primary starting pitchers.  Upper Iowa Drops 2 Games

Southwest Minnesota State’s loss to Minnesota State knocked them out of the NSIC Tourney but they still have an excellent chance to get their first ever NCAA Tournament bid.  The Mustangs entered the week in 5th place in the NCAA D2 Regional college baseball poll and the top 6 teams make the Regional.  SMSU was rooting for Upper Iowa to lose and not take the automatic bid.  SMSU Awaits Possible NCAA Bid



In other games of interest, Colorado State – Pueblo battled all the way back through the loser’s bracket of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament to win the NCAA automatic bid.  The ThunderWolves entered the week as the #6 team in the NCAA Central Region poll and have assured themselves of not being nervous later today that someone might have jumped ahead of them to take the final spot.  Pueblo Claims RMAC Championship

NCAA D2 Baseball – Regional Announced Today

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Today is the last day for Division 2 college baseball Conferences to wrap up their Conference Tournaments as the NCAA D2 Regional brackets will be announced tonight.  Quite a few of the Conferences wrapped up their Tourney’s yesterday and a number of others wrap up today.

The table below allows you to link to and see the conference’s that make up each NCAA D2 Regional Tournament as well as the dates for their Conference Tournament and who the winner is.  Pay special attention to the Conference’s with an asterisk (*) in front of their names as those Conference Tourney winners get an automatic bid into their respective NCAA Regional.

Atlantic Region –  Dates Winner
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association  Apr 16-18 Virginia State
Independent (Columbia Union)    
*Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference  May 5-8 West Chester
*West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conf May 1-3 Shepherd
Central Region –      
*Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference May 7-10  
*Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference May 6-9 Col. State – Pueblo
East Region –     
*East Coast Conference  May 6-10  
*Northeast-10 Conference May 6-10  
*Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference May 7-9 Wilmington
Midwest Region –     
*Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conf May 7-9 Grand Valley State
*Great Lakes Valley Conference  May 7-10  
Independent (Chowan, Oakland City)    
South Region –     
*Gulf South Conference  May 4-8 Southern Arkansas
Independent (Flagler, Palm Beach Atl)    
*Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf May 1-3 Stillman College
*Sunshine State Conference No Tourney  
Southeast Region –     
*Conference Carolinas Apr 16-19 Belmont Abbey
*Peach Belt Conference May 9-10  
*South Atlantic Conference  Apr 25-27 Catawba
South Central Region –     
*Heartland Conference May 9-10  
*Lone Star Conference  May 2-5 Abilene Christian
*Mid-America Intercollegiate AA May 8-10  
West Region –     
*California Collegiate AA May 7-9 UC – San Diego
Great Northwest Athletic Conf No Tourney  
Pacific West Conference May 6-9 Dixie State

Northern Sun Baseball will certainly publish the entire NCAA Regional brackets as soon as they are announced but many of these remaining tournament games can be followed using Live Stats from their respective Conference sites if you want to follow along.

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