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Title: BB: Regional Sites
Post by: Jim Dixon on January 08, 2008, 02:56:47 pm
One regional this May will be held at Rose-Hulman .
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Jim Dixon on January 08, 2008, 06:04:17 pm
Regional playoff locations are available at d3baseball.com
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Spence on January 08, 2008, 09:22:27 pm
Regional playoff locations are available at d3baseball.com

I keep waiting for the year that Marietta gets shipped to the South site with the regional usually being in Indiana lately. This is looking WAY ahead but this might be it; Danville is a couple hours closer to Marietta than Terre Haute. Selfishly, I hope it happens, because I'd be a lot more likely to make it to Danville than Terre Haute. Also a lot less chance of some stupid wind or hail event or 2 days of rain.

Wooster probably hopes it happens as well :) OK so that was gratuitous, but it was funny.

Hopefully the community will get behind the event and come out. They really didn't all that much for the Big South tournament in the early 00s, but they don't have a Big South team in town. But the Dixie Conference tournament did pretty well. Obviously Averett or to a lesser extent Ferrum qualifying would greatly help. The town loves its baseball, just a question of getting them interested in non-local teams. Glad to see the regional being hosted there; DDP is a solid facility.

I dislike that it seems Marietta's completely been taken out of consideration for hosting, but I do kind of like the idea of predetermining the sites.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: OshDude on January 08, 2008, 10:42:11 pm
VERY glad the hosting duties return to a Midwest campus town after a run in Wisconsin Rapids, which has a great facility but just didn't feel right not being in college town.

I'm a little surprised that hosting duties didn't go to Whitewater or Stevens Point because Oshkosh seems to host everything these days, including cohosting in Grand Chute and outdoor track nationals among other stuff. I guess that shows we are decent hosts or something.

But I think UWO head coach Tom Lechnir was the most vocal in getting the regional out of Rapids, and he was rewarded. And I thank him for that; college events should be held in college towns.

That said, the Oshkosh regional will be played on a high school field, albeit one of the finest HS playing surfaces you'll find. If only UWO could get lights at its home field, we could further show off the new(ish) Oshkosh Sports Complex, where the baseball team plays.

And for those planning the trip to EJ Schneider, let's hope they replace the bleachers this spring. There were orange cones and caution tape around broken sections during the state HS all-star classic. And there's no room for media, either.

Anyway, thanks to Tom Lechnir (and others, I'm sure) for getting college baseball out of Wisconsin Rapids. Now you need to get lights and more permanent seating so you can host on your home field and show off the renovations.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Spence on January 08, 2008, 11:19:35 pm
VERY glad the hosting duties return to a Midwest campus town after a run in Wisconsin Rapids, which has a great facility but just didn't feel right not being in college town.

I'm a little surprised that hosting duties didn't go to Whitewater or Stevens Point because Oshkosh seems to host everything these days, including cohosting in Grand Chute and outdoor track nationals among other stuff. I guess that shows we are decent hosts or something.

But I think UWO head coach Tom Lechnir was the most vocal in getting the regional out of Rapids, and he was rewarded. And I thank him for that; college events should be held in college towns.

That said, the Oshkosh regional will be played on a high school field, albeit one of the finest HS playing surfaces you'll find. If only UWO could get lights at its home field, we could further show off the new(ish) Oshkosh Sports Complex, where the baseball team plays.

And for those planning the trip to EJ Schneider, let's hope they replace the bleachers this spring. There were orange cones and caution tape around broken sections during the state HS all-star classic. And there's no room for media, either.

Anyway, thanks to Tom Lechnir (and others, I'm sure) for getting college baseball out of Wisconsin Rapids. Now you need to get lights and more permanent seating so you can host on your home field and show off the renovations.

Quite a bit different than is going on many other places, where the movement seems to be off of campus.

I didn't notice that the MW was at Oshkosh. I saw Danville for the south and sort of lost all bearings lol. Did notice that there were several changeups. I kind of wish the Mideast had been among them; I have no problem with RHIT, their coach is a class guy and nothing wrong with having it there, just geographically out of the way for pretty much the whole region, especially Marietta. It's a 7-8 hour trip depending on traffic through Columbus and Indianapolis and the almost perpetual construction snarl near Dayton that seems to be a given.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Jim Dixon on January 09, 2008, 01:35:52 am
This is the earliest I remember knowing where the regionals will be played.  I should come south sooner than the Championships.  My brother lives across the river from Augustana and my in-laws are near Danville.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Cutter on January 09, 2008, 08:06:27 am
I am very excited about the mid-atlantic being moved to newark, always a competitive tourny and now with a really great facility (no knock on bear stadium), does anyone know the dates of the regionals, i may try to make a make a trip of it up to the city
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Jim Dixon on January 09, 2008, 10:56:42 am
I am very excited about the mid-atlantic being moved to newark, always a competitive tourny and now with a really great facility (no knock on bear stadium), does anyone know the dates of the regionals, i may try to make a make a trip of it up to the city

Welcome to the boards.

The exact dates are not announced since they don't know if the regional will be a 6 or 8 team.  The approx dates are the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend 21-25 May.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: BigPoppa on January 09, 2008, 10:57:25 am
I love the fact that Chapman is going to be forced to win the West region away from home. Driggers fields looks amazing on the McMurry website and Ralph has verified its quaility many times.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Ralph Turner on January 09, 2008, 05:31:02 pm
I love the fact that Chapman is going to be forced to win the West region away from home. Driggers fields looks amazing on the McMurry website and Ralph has verified its quality many times.

Walt Driggers Field (http://athletics.mcm.edu/Sports/baseball/2007/driggers_field.asp)

Since this gallery of pictures was taken, McMurry has gotten a new scoreboard and has complied with the NCAA ruling on our native American mascot.

The sculpture entitled Spirit Wind (http://www.mcm.edu/newsite/web/images/wallpaper5_thmb.gif) still stands in the University Commons.   ;)
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Spence on January 09, 2008, 08:56:58 pm
I love the fact that Chapman is going to be forced to win the West region away from home. Driggers fields looks amazing on the McMurry website and Ralph has verified its quality many times.

Walt Driggers Field (http://athletics.mcm.edu/Sports/baseball/2007/driggers_field.asp)

Since this gallery of pictures was taken, McMurry has gotten a new scoreboard and has complied with the NCAA ruling on our native American mascot.

The sculpture entitled Spirit Wind (http://www.mcm.edu/newsite/web/images/wallpaper5_thmb.gif) still stands in the University Commons.   ;)

Was that really the main hangup to them hosting?
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Ralph Turner on January 09, 2008, 09:22:07 pm
I love the fact that Chapman is going to be forced to win the West region away from home. Driggers fields looks amazing on the McMurry website and Ralph has verified its quality many times.

Walt Driggers Field (http://athletics.mcm.edu/Sports/baseball/2007/driggers_field.asp)

Since this gallery of pictures was taken, McMurry has gotten a new scoreboard and has complied with the NCAA ruling on our native American mascot nickname.

The sculpture entitled Spirit Wind (http://www.mcm.edu/newsite/web/images/wallpaper5_thmb.gif) still stands in the University Commons.   ;)

Was that really the main hangup to them hosting?
Had we continued to use our Native American nickname, the NCAA would have rejected our hosting any post-season games or tourneys.



Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: infielddad on January 09, 2008, 11:50:47 pm
I love the fact that Chapman is going to be forced to win the West region away from home. Driggers fields looks amazing on the McMurry website and Ralph has verified its quaility many times.

BigPoppa, the last time the West Regional was played at a site other than Chapman, Chapman didn't receive an invite.  With TLU, UT Tyler, UT Dallas, Trinity and some others, there is a chance 3 Texas teams could be invited. With the NCAA and travel budgets, that could put a lot of pressure on Chapman to even receive an invite knowing the NWC and SCIAC get an automatic.  Not saying Chapman won't but there have been some awfully good teams at the DIII level who are the victims of travel costs, not talent, when the post season berths are announced.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Ralph Turner on January 10, 2008, 12:22:54 am
I love the fact that Chapman is going to be forced to win the West region away from home. Driggers fields looks amazing on the McMurry website and Ralph has verified its quality many times.

BigPoppa, the last time the West Regional was played at a site other than Chapman, Chapman didn't receive an invite.  With TLU, UT Tyler, UT Dallas, Trinity and some others, there is a chance 3 Texas teams could be invited. With the NCAA and travel budgets, that could put a lot of pressure on Chapman to even receive an invite knowing the NWC and SCIAC get an automatic.  Not saying Chapman won't but there have been some awfully good teams at the DIII level who are the victims of travel costs, not talent, when the post season berths are announced.
Please remember that Chapman is in Pool B.  Please go to the Pool B message board to look at the contenders for Pool B bids in 2007.

I will update Pool B bids (unless Jim Dixon beats me to it.  ;)  )

Chapman is a strong contender for Pool B in 2008, unless CSU-East Bay and Menlo knock them out.

(I don't think that the Landmark Conference hurts Chapman.)
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Spence on January 10, 2008, 03:00:29 am
I love the fact that Chapman is going to be forced to win the West region away from home. Driggers fields looks amazing on the McMurry website and Ralph has verified its quaility many times.

BigPoppa, the last time the West Regional was played at a site other than Chapman, Chapman didn't receive an invite.  With TLU, UT Tyler, UT Dallas, Trinity and some others, there is a chance 3 Texas teams could be invited. With the NCAA and travel budgets, that could put a lot of pressure on Chapman to even receive an invite knowing the NWC and SCIAC get an automatic.  Not saying Chapman won't but there have been some awfully good teams at the DIII level who are the victims of travel costs, not talent, when the post season berths are announced.

There's also the possibility of moving like a Rhodes or Millsaps out to Abilene if need be, though they could also go north.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Ralph Turner on January 10, 2008, 08:31:36 am
I love the fact that Chapman is going to be forced to win the West region away from home. Driggers fields looks amazing on the McMurry website and Ralph has verified its quaility many times.

BigPoppa, the last time the West Regional was played at a site other than Chapman, Chapman didn't receive an invite.  With TLU, UT Tyler, UT Dallas, Trinity and some others, there is a chance 3 Texas teams could be invited. With the NCAA and travel budgets, that could put a lot of pressure on Chapman to even receive an invite knowing the NWC and SCIAC get an automatic.  Not saying Chapman won't but there have been some awfully good teams at the DIII level who are the victims of travel costs, not talent, when the post season berths are announced.

There's also the possibility of moving like a Rhodes or Millsaps out to Abilene if need be, though they could also go north.
Spence, neither Rhodes nor Millsaps is within the 500 miles radius of Abilene to be bussed.  However, you're right.  One plane trip versus another makes little difference.

Rhodes can be bussed to Washington University in St Louis; Millsaps to Emory.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: infielddad on January 10, 2008, 09:42:51 am
Spence, Rhodes and Millsaps are in the South, not the West, for regional considerations.
Ralph, I agree with your point on Chapman.  I just think it decreases the margin for error and it is a bit premature to already be talking about their chances at McMurry.  On the other hand, being an independent in the West Region increases their chances considerably as only Cal State East Bay normally presents any realistic challenge to them for the post season. While they do have plenty of returning talent, Chapman will feel the loss of Cavan in many ways, I think.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Ralph Turner on January 10, 2008, 10:10:04 am
As a point of fact for new readers, the Selection Committee is not required to fill a bracket from the teams in a specific region.  If the committee awarded the playoff site to UT-Tyler, then that is in the 500 mile radius of Rhodes, Millsaps and all of the Texas schools except Sul Ross State.

You will see plenty of moving teams to other brackets later at tourney time.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Jim Dixon on January 10, 2008, 01:11:40 pm
(I don't think that the Landmark Conference hurts Chapman.)

The number of pool A teams stayed the same by my count.  The Handbook will have all the details.

Nice to see the NCAA ahead of the curve this yer.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: infielddad on January 10, 2008, 01:52:01 pm
As a point of fact for new readers, the Selection Committee is not required to fill a bracket from the teams in a specific region.  If the committee awarded the playoff site to UT-Tyler, then that is in the 500 mile radius of Rhodes, Millsaps and all of the Texas schools except Sul Ross State.

You will see plenty of moving teams to other brackets later at tourney time.

Ralph,  your knowledge is much better than mine on  the NCAA and regional brackets/selection process. 
Historically, however, over the past 6 to 7 years, I don't think there have been any West Region teams assigned to other brackets other than in 2002 when the West was a 4 team regional and the NWC was placed elsewhere.  I cannot think of any team from another region brought to the West since 2000.
Do you think past decisions and bracket considerations will change so that regions may be equalized  based on the quality of play rather than the cost of travel?
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: BigPoppa on January 10, 2008, 02:01:58 pm
In 2003, St. Norbert College (WI), a Midwest region team, was shipped to the West region and played at Chapman.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Jim Dixon on January 10, 2008, 03:16:30 pm
Do you think past decisions and bracket considerations will change so that regions may be equalized  based on the quality of play rather than the cost of travel?

Unless the regionals pay for themselves, I see that travel expenses will dominate over quality of play.

I would expect that the West regional to always be in Southern California or Texas for this reason.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Ralph Turner on January 10, 2008, 03:40:47 pm
As a point of fact for new readers, the Selection Committee is not required to fill a bracket from the teams in a specific region.  If the committee awarded the playoff site to UT-Tyler, then that is in the 500 mile radius of Rhodes, Millsaps and all of the Texas schools except Sul Ross State.

You will see plenty of moving teams to other brackets later at tourney time.

Ralph,  your knowledge is much better than mine on  the NCAA and regional brackets/selection process. 
Historically, however, over the past 6 to 7 years, I don't think there have been any West Region teams assigned to other brackets other than in 2002 when the West was a 4 team regional and the NWC was placed elsewhere.  I cannot think of any team from another region brought to the West since 2000.
Do you think past decisions and bracket considerations will change so that regions may be equalized  based on the quality of play rather than the cost of travel?
Infielddad, McMurry was sent to Illinois in 2004 under the previous playoff format.

The expansion of the playoffs in 2005 has meant that more Pool C teams are making the playoffs, and so number of teams from the West region who earn a Pool B or a Pool C bid is changing.  The minimum bracket now is 6 teams.  The maximum is 7.  We have AQ's going to the NWC, the SCIAC and the ASC.  Mississippi College is so far east that they could be shipped nroth or east.  In fact, Millsaps has gone north recently.  A plane flight is a plane flight!

The Handbooks in all sports give heavy weighting to the concept of geographic proximity.  That means that the NCAA doesn't fly teams unless they have to fly them.  You are right about the playoffs being in Texas or California every year.

I think that the playoffs will do well in Abilene.  We just have to live with our bias that the quality of baseball played in the West is very high calibre.  ;)   ;D 
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Spence on January 10, 2008, 04:16:22 pm
Spence, Rhodes and Millsaps are in the South, not the West, for regional considerations.

Um, yeah, I know that. Folks in that area usually get sent north when possible though. Having the regional in Abilene allows for another option.

After they sent King's and Elizabethtown to Terre Haute a few years back for no real good reason (in addition to the St. Norbert example), I'm not taking for granted that they'll send everyone to the closest place anymore. If Texas is short on teams, I don't doubt that Millsaps or Rhodes would be options if they're in the picture.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Spence on January 10, 2008, 04:25:35 pm
Newark is one of the largest cities to host a regional.

Obviously St. Louis has, and I think at one point Emory hosted (Atlanta).

Pretty sure this makes Newark the largest city to host a regional that was not on a campus.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: BigPoppa on January 10, 2008, 04:39:50 pm
Newark is one of the largest cities to host a regional.

Obviously St. Louis has, and I think at one point Emory hosted (Atlanta).

Pretty sure this makes Newark the largest city to host a regional that was not on a campus.

One could argue that Chapman is a part of greater Los Angeles area, but it is still a 30-40 minute ride from LAX.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: NCWC on January 10, 2008, 05:32:22 pm
I wonder how Danville got a hold on the south regional....they haven't hosted the USAS tournament in two years and as far as I know the ODAC doesn't use the field either. I just looked at the schedule and the USAS conference tournament is once again in Burlington, NC.  It's a well know fact that the South regional should be held at NCWC, everytime it is we go to the World Series ;)

Is there a contract now with danville and how long will the regionals be played their?
Will the regionals move once shelton graduates from Averett?  It seems like when Yost (drafted) and Guessford left averett the USAS tournament moved from Danville to Burlington, NC. Closer to Maloney (player of the year), and the Pride.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: utilitycat17 on January 10, 2008, 11:02:49 pm
One could argue that Chapman is a part of greater Los Angeles area, but it is still a 30-40 minute ride from LAX.
Lets not go down this road again.  "The Los Angeles Panthers of Orange, CA".
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Spence on January 11, 2008, 01:46:14 am
I wonder how Danville got a hold on the south regional....they haven't hosted the USAS tournament in two years and as far as I know the ODAC doesn't use the field either. I just looked at the schedule and the USAS conference tournament is once again in Burlington, NC.  It's a well know fact that the South regional should be held at NCWC, everytime it is we go to the World Series ;)

Is there a contract now with danville and how long will the regionals be played their?
Will the regionals move once shelton graduates from Averett?  It seems like when Yost (drafted) and Guessford left averett the USAS tournament moved from Danville to Burlington, NC. Closer to Maloney (player of the year), and the Pride.

Danville had the Dixie tournament in Jason Dooley's last year in D-III as well. I don't really know how they got it, but I think it's a nicer facility for it than Burlington or G'Boro, Winston-Salem or Lynchburg, all of which are older places and/or larger than they need to be. And Danville's a city that can use all the help it can get at this point, with the mills having shut down and local tobacco trade practically extinct.

Danville's also probably the most centrally located for the part of the region where most all the teams are. I talked to Ed Fulton one time about the possibility of having an early-season invitational similar to what they're doing in Abilene now at Dan Daniel as an alternative for some teams to going to Florida. He seemed to like the idea, but nothing ever became of it. One issue might be the fact that he/Averett doesn't own DDP.

Anyway, unless you expect a hardy nightlife after the games, I think Danville should do just fine as a site.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Pat Coleman on January 11, 2008, 11:15:05 am
One could argue that Chapman is a part of greater Los Angeles area, but it is still a 30-40 minute ride from LAX.
Lets not go down this road again.  "The Los Angeles Panthers of Orange, CA".

Which road is that, the 105? :)
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: BigPoppa on January 11, 2008, 11:20:47 am
One could argue that Chapman is a part of greater Los Angeles area, but it is still a 30-40 minute ride from LAX.
Lets not go down this road again.  "The Los Angeles Panthers of Orange, CA".

HA!!!!! My students have no idea why I am laughing right now, but that is a great line... especially if you live in the LA area and understand the Orange County vs. LA County battles for the naming rights!

+Karma!
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: NCWC on January 11, 2008, 03:45:07 pm
I wonder how Danville got a hold on the south regional....they haven't hosted the USAS tournament in two years and as far as I know the ODAC doesn't use the field either. I just looked at the schedule and the USAS conference tournament is once again in Burlington, NC.  It's a well know fact that the South regional should be held at NCWC, everytime it is we go to the World Series ;)

Is there a contract now with danville and how long will the regionals be played their?
Will the regionals move once shelton graduates from Averett?  It seems like when Yost (drafted) and Guessford left averett the USAS tournament moved from Danville to Burlington, NC. Closer to Maloney (player of the year), and the Pride.

Danville had the Dixie tournament in Jason Dooley's last year in D-III as well. I don't really know how they got it, but I think it's a nicer facility for it than Burlington or G'Boro, Winston-Salem or Lynchburg, all of which are older places and/or larger than they need to be. And Danville's a city that can use all the help it can get at this point, with the mills having shut down and local tobacco trade practically extinct.

Danville's also probably the most centrally located for the part of the region where most all the teams are. I talked to Ed Fulton one time about the possibility of having an early-season invitational similar to what they're doing in Abilene now at Dan Daniel as an alternative for some teams to going to Florida. He seemed to like the idea, but nothing ever became of it. One issue might be the fact that he/Averett doesn't own DDP.

Anyway, unless you expect a hardy nightlife after the games, I think Danville should do just fine as a site.


I think the DDP is owned by the braves, just another field with a big wall and where foul balls go to die.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: infielddad on January 11, 2008, 07:03:47 pm
Well that's what I meant.  Other than St Norbert in 2003, and McMurry in 2004, there haven't been any teams moved in or out of the West Region since 2002.  :o ;D
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Spence on January 12, 2008, 09:35:21 pm
I wonder how Danville got a hold on the south regional....they haven't hosted the USAS tournament in two years and as far as I know the ODAC doesn't use the field either. I just looked at the schedule and the USAS conference tournament is once again in Burlington, NC.  It's a well know fact that the South regional should be held at NCWC, everytime it is we go to the World Series ;)

Is there a contract now with danville and how long will the regionals be played their?
Will the regionals move once shelton graduates from Averett?  It seems like when Yost (drafted) and Guessford left averett the USAS tournament moved from Danville to Burlington, NC. Closer to Maloney (player of the year), and the Pride.

Danville had the Dixie tournament in Jason Dooley's last year in D-III as well. I don't really know how they got it, but I think it's a nicer facility for it than Burlington or G'Boro, Winston-Salem or Lynchburg, all of which are older places and/or larger than they need to be. And Danville's a city that can use all the help it can get at this point, with the mills having shut down and local tobacco trade practically extinct.

Danville's also probably the most centrally located for the part of the region where most all the teams are. I talked to Ed Fulton one time about the possibility of having an early-season invitational similar to what they're doing in Abilene now at Dan Daniel as an alternative for some teams to going to Florida. He seemed to like the idea, but nothing ever became of it. One issue might be the fact that he/Averett doesn't own DDP.

Anyway, unless you expect a hardy nightlife after the games, I think Danville should do just fine as a site.


I think the DDP is owned by the braves, just another field with a big wall and where foul balls go to die.

Incorrect. DDP is city-owned and the D-Braves are a tenant unit.

The name of the stadium is actually American Legion Post 325 Field or something. Dan Daniel Park is the whole complex.

It is a large park but not ridiculously so -- or maybe I'm spoiled -- and is in the middle of a hill, so unless the wind is blowing from the west it won't happen there. I never thought of it as having an excessive amount of foul territory, but again, I might have a different perspective on them from some, because Schaly Stadium's pretty good sized with quite a bit of foul territory.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: NCWC on January 13, 2008, 04:34:48 pm
Incorrect. DDP is city-owned and the D-Braves are a tenant unit.

The name of the stadium is actually American Legion Post 325 Field or something. Dan Daniel Park is the whole complex.

It is a large park but not ridiculously so -- or maybe I'm spoiled -- and is in the middle of a hill, so unless the wind is blowing from the west it won't happen there. I never thought of it as having an excessive amount of foul territory, but again, I might have a different perspective on them from some, because Schaly Stadium's pretty good sized with quite a bit of foul territory.


I've played at the DDP a couple times and I believe that it is no better than any other field.  Not the stands or the concessions, but the actual field, dirt, mounds, and crabgrass.

As for where foul balls go to die, if they leave the stadium on the left field side they will never be found.  They have a tendency to roll off the hill.  Burlington maybe not the prettiest field to look at but it has history.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: Spence on January 13, 2008, 10:01:42 pm
Incorrect. DDP is city-owned and the D-Braves are a tenant unit.

The name of the stadium is actually American Legion Post 325 Field or something. Dan Daniel Park is the whole complex.

It is a large park but not ridiculously so -- or maybe I'm spoiled -- and is in the middle of a hill, so unless the wind is blowing from the west it won't happen there. I never thought of it as having an excessive amount of foul territory, but again, I might have a different perspective on them from some, because Schaly Stadium's pretty good sized with quite a bit of foul territory.


I've played at the DDP a couple times and I believe that it is no better than any other field.  Not the stands or the concessions, but the actual field, dirt, mounds, and crabgrass.

As for where foul balls go to die, if they leave the stadium on the left field side they will never be found.  They have a tendency to roll off the hill.  Burlington maybe not the prettiest field to look at but it has history.

Oh I thought you meant that it had a lot of foul territory and foul balls were outs, not literally that they aren't found.

The surface no, is nothing special. Burlington's stadium has history, but most of that history is from when it was in Danville. :)

I think if the regional being in Danville is better than usual, it'll be because of local support. I'll be interested to see if they can get generate it.
Title: Re: 2008 Regional sites
Post by: NCWC on January 14, 2008, 03:10:36 pm
It seemed like there was a better draw at burlington the last two years, a lot of people I know dreaded going to dvegas, can't really do anything about it now.
Title: BB: Regional Sites -- 2009
Post by: Ralph Turner on December 12, 2008, 09:37:29 pm
Regional Sites (http://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2008/11/26/6149/linfield-adrian-to-host-regionals.html) for the 2009 Tourney have been announced.
Title: Re: BB: Regional Sites
Post by: Ralph Turner on April 22, 2009, 12:24:29 pm
The host sites for the 2009 Regionals are as follows:

Central: Augustana
Mid-Atlantic: TBD  Kean
Mideast: Adrian
Midwest: UW-Oshkosh
New England: Eastern Connecticut State
New York: SUNY-Old Westbury and Skyline Conference (co-hosts)
South: Salisbury
West: Linfield
Title: Re: BB: Regional Sites
Post by: Jim Dixon on April 22, 2009, 01:05:23 pm
The host sites for the 2009 Regionals are as follows:

Central: Augustana
Mid-Atlantic: TBD
Mideast: Adrian
Midwest: UW-Oshkosh
New England: Eastern Connecticut State
New York: SUNY-Old Westbury and Skyline Conference (co-hosts)
South: Salisbury
West: Linfield

Mid-Atlantic: Kean

http://www.d3baseball.com/notables/2009/01/04/6230/kean-to-host-regional.html
Title: Re: BB: Regional Sites
Post by: John McGraw on April 22, 2009, 03:28:18 pm
The host sites for the 2009 Regionals are as follows:

Central: Augustana
Mid-Atlantic: TBD
Mideast: Adrian
Midwest: UW-Oshkosh
New England: Eastern Connecticut State
New York: SUNY-Old Westbury and Skyline Conference (co-hosts)
South: Salisbury
West: Linfield

While Old Westbury and the Skyline are hosting, the "New York" regional is actually going to be played at Farmingdale State.
Title: Re: BB: Regional Sites
Post by: ECSUalum on April 22, 2009, 04:15:55 pm
For those interested in the New England Regional @ ECSU Baseball Complex:

Info on the NCAA New England Regional Tournament @ ECSU Baseball Complex, Mansfield CT.  See the Internet video/other arrangements in bold.

Web site: http://www.littleeast.com/sports/bsb/newenglandregional/index

April 20, 2009

Eastern Connecticut, Little East Co-Host 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball New England Regional
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has chosen Eastern Connecticut State University and the Little East Conference to co-host the New England Region of the 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament. The Eastern Baseball Stadium in Mansfield, Conn. is just one of eight pre-determined sites for the national tournament field.

 "The conference office is looking forward to assisting Eastern Connecticut in hosting the NCAA Division III Baseball New England Region, "Commissioner Jonathan C. Harper said. "It is our expectation that this regional will be a first-class event for student-athletes, coaches, parents and fans that will travel to Mansfield."

The Warriors will serve as the host institution for the 16th time in the 34-year history of the championship. The Eastern Baseball Stadium opened in April 1, 1998, and has hosted the New England Regional three prior times. The stadium is located just over the Willimantic city line, one-half mile north of the main campus.

The NCAA Division III Baseball Selection Committee is scheduled to announce the pairings for each of the eight regional fields the morning of Monday, May 11. The regional tournament will begin on Wednesday, May 13 and the champion will be crowned on Sunday, May 17. The championship team from the New England Region will advance to the 2009 NCAA Division III Championship Round in Appleton, Wisconsin.

If you are unable to make the trip to Mansfield, Conn., you can follow all the action live on the Little East Conference Web site. The tournament championship page will provide full coverage of the New England Region with a link for real-time statistics and video broadcast for each of the games. The Eastern Connecticut sports information staff will be running live in-game statistics, while Bridgewater Television (BTV9) will be producing each broadcast.   

From 1976 through 1990, the national tournament was comprised of six-regional fields with the champion of each region advancing the NCAA Division III Championship Round. The Northeast and New York Regional Tournaments were established in 1991, expanding the field to the current-day eight-regional format. The New England tournament has been hosted by just three institutions besides Eastern Connecticut: The University of Southern Maine at both its on-campus facility in Gorham and at Hadlock Field in Portland - the home of the Double A Eastern League franchise, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass., and Wesleyan University at Palmer Field in Middletown, Conn. Since 1998, the regional tournament has been staged in either Mansfield or Harwich.

Other sites for the 2009 NCAA Division III Regional are as follows: Augustana College (Ill.) (Central Region), Adrian College (Mideast Region), University of Wisconsin-Oshkosch (Midwest Region), State University of College at Old Westbury and the Skyline Conference (New York Region), Salisbury University (South Region), and Linfield College (West Region). The Mid-Atlantic Region has yet to be assigned.
Title: 2009 Regional Sites
Post by: DIIIBASEBALLFAN on April 27, 2009, 04:43:58 am
This was published earlier this year.


The host sites for the 2009 Regionals are as follows:

Central: Augustana
Mid-Atlantic: TBD
Mideast: Adrian
Midwest: UW-Oshkosh
New England: Eastern Connecticut State
New York: SUNY-Old Westbury and Skyline Conference (co-hosts)
South: Salisbury
West: Linfield