2010 NCAA Division 2 College World Series Preview

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The 2010 NCAA D2 College World Series kicks off on Saturday May 22nd in Cary, NC.  Eight teams will compete in a double elimination format tournament with a final Championship Game scheduled for Saturday May 29th.  The interactive bracket above will be updated here – NCAA Interactive Bracket

You can also watch many of the games live online by going to the bracket (via the link above) clicking on a game, and then clicking on the little camera icon.

Rankings

College Baseball News has released their updated rankings heading into the College World Series –

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Bracket 1 is made up of the top 4 ranked teams while Bracket 2 contains teams ranked #6,9,11 and 13.  The winner of Bracket 1 will have a grueling road to the Championship Game and should be favored to win it but anything can happen in a 1 game, winner take all format.  NCAA Division 1 baseball uses a similar double elimination bracket structure but then pits the final 2 teams in a best of 3 series which seems like a little better system to identify the best team.

Following The Tournament

Mount Olive is the host institution for the D2 College World Series and therefore their website is hosting all of the material to follow along.  At their site you can find –

  • Links to each team including how they got there, history at the Tournament and links back to their school websites
  • Brackets
  • Live Stats
  • Information about attending the event and visitor information

College World Series Main Information Site

Minnesota State Update

The Minnesota State Mavericks will be representing the Northern Sun Conference and have been a team we’ve been covering all season.  They’ve been on quite a roll

As well as they’ve done, the main storyline for their potential success might very well be around their pitching.  While they won the Central Region Tournament, they did so with strong hitting.  They actually won 3 of 4 games while giving up 39 runs in those last 4 games to advance.  Most importantly, their star pitcher all year, Blake Schwartz, has suddenly become very hittable.  Schwartz won every Central Region & NSIC award as Pitcher of the Year during the regular season with a 10-1 record and a 2.69 ERA.  During his 2 postseason appearances he’s 0-1 with a 12.60 ERA. 

The athletic department will be updating a Mavericks College World Series Blog several times a day – Maverick CWS Blog

You can find their Postseason Media Guide here -  Postseason Media Guide

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11 Responses to “2010 NCAA Division 2 College World Series Preview”


  1. 1 fishingmn May 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    First game in the books and Central Missouri gets a big win over Tampa:

    Game 1: Central Missouri 3, Tampa 0

    Brooks Martin struck out 10 and tossed a complete game four-hit shutout, while Albert Selanders went 3-for-3 and drove in all three runs with a two-run homer and an rbi-single.

    http://www.ucmo.edu/athletics/baseball/index.cfm

  2. 2 CU17Dad May 23, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Hope the Mules do well. Looking forward to MSU doing well.

  3. 3 Wow May 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    The game between FPU and KU has had it all a far as weather and lighting problems. Started at 1:00 eastern and is in the bottom of the 12th tied 1 to 1 and another delay. Power problems.
    Will MSU get their game in yet today.

  4. 6 Baseball May 25, 2010 at 7:41 am

    guess I was right. they do cross bracket later in the tournament

  5. 8 Baseball May 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I was reading on the championship site

    check out this site http://www.moc.edu/athletics/?2010_ncaa_ii_baseball_championship then read the game winners, etc. in the games listing. sort of buried.

  6. 10 Thomas M June 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    You play 60 games, win your regional (or Super regional) then #2 squares off with #3. That is stupid. Brackets should be set up AFTER the final 8 is set not before. Then play 1-8/2-7/3-6/4-5.

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