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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5715 on: May 13, 2018, 09:21:13 pm »
Congratulations to the Warhawks, who finish strong with a sweep of UW-L to take the WIAC title outright! 

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5716 on: May 14, 2018, 08:21:18 am »
Oshkosh heads to the 6-team regional in Duluth (#3 seed), while UWW will be in the 8-team regional in Sauget (#2 seed).

https://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2018-05-14/2018-ncaa-division-iii-baseball-championship-selections-announced




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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5717 on: May 14, 2018, 09:24:03 am »
Congrats to both Oshkosh and Whitewater for making the tournament. Both have realistic chances to make it to the World Series. Good luck to both!

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5718 on: May 14, 2018, 12:03:55 pm »
The WARHAWKS opened the weekend on a shaky leg blowing the lead twice and surrendering 5 runs in the Eagles' last two at bats while dropping game one 8-4.  WARHAWKS pitching was hit hard allowing 15 Eagle hits.  Renz took the loss going 6.1 innings giving up 10 hits, 5 earned runs while walking a pair and striking out 6.  Guretzmacher relieved but was also hit hard allowing 4 hits, 3 earned runs with a strikeout in 1.1 innings before Makuski allowed a hit and walked a batter before getting the final out.  Doud and Wary each drove in a pair while Aiello and Aldridge drove in a single run each. 

The ship was righted in game two with a convincing 11-1 win clinching the program's 18 conference championship.  Heilenbach had perhaps his best performance of the year allowing just a single earned run on 5 hits with a walk and 6 strikeouts in 7 innings.  O'Sullivan pitched the final two allowing just a single hit and striking out 3.  Aldridge tied a conference record with 3 doubles among his 4 hits and drove in 3 runs.  Wary collected 3 hits and drove in a pair.  Bryden also had 2 RBI.  Santoro, Aiello and Doud also had an RBI.  The WARHAWKS tied the conference record with 8 extra base hits in the game.

A 6-4 win in game three gave the WARHAWKS sole possession of the conference championship.  Jones started and pitched 7 shutout innings while walking a pair and striking out 6.  Muir relieved him but struggled allowing 4 earned runs on a pair of hits and walks in 1.1 innings.  Kaska picked up a save allowing a hit before coaxing the Eagles into a game ending double play ground ball.  Doud had a pair of hits and RBIs.  Bryden, Aldridge and Szubert also had a single run batted in.

After finishing game three Kaska got the start and picked up his 9th win, 10-3, in the final game.  Kaska went 5 innings surrendering 6 hits, 2 earned runs with a single walk and strikeout.  O'Sullivan relieved pitching 3 innings of 2 hit ball with an earned run, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.  Gruetzmacher allowed a pair of hits pitching the ninth.  Aiello drove in 4 runs with a grand slam home run.  Schrader and Krause had a pair of hits and a pair of RBIs.  Szubert had two hits and drove in a run.  Doud had a single RBI. 
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5719 on: May 14, 2018, 10:12:58 pm »
Congrats to both Oshkosh and Whitewater for making the tournament. Both have realistic chances to make it to the World Series. Good luck to both!
We need Vince McMahon to write the script.  Oshkosh and Whitewater in a nice 3 game final with SRO crowds to send Fox Cities Stadium out in style.

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5720 on: May 14, 2018, 11:00:42 pm »
Now THAT would be awesome!

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5722 on: May 18, 2018, 11:29:35 am »
I'm not a fan of six team regionals. Why not have eight 8-team regionals?

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5723 on: May 18, 2018, 11:46:28 am »
I'm not a fan of six team regionals. Why not have eight 8-team regionals?
The most obvious answer? 

Because there aren't enough teams (64) to make eight 8-team Regionals.  The NCAA added two teams this year (from 56 to 58) that still leaves Baseball six teams short.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5724 on: May 18, 2018, 12:03:02 pm »
Can someone explain the regional rankings / seedings?  According to the latest NCBWA / D3Baseball rankings, Whitewater was the national #1 and Oshkosh was a national #7, yet they get a #2 and #3 seeding (respectively) in their region. 

I know it doesn't really matter a ton, but just seems strange. 

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5725 on: May 18, 2018, 12:19:04 pm »
Can someone explain the regional rankings / seedings?  According to the latest NCBWA / D3Baseball rankings, Whitewater was the national #1 and Oshkosh was a national #7, yet they get a #2 and #3 seeding (respectively) in their region. 

I know it doesn't really matter a ton, but just seems strange.
There are two polls for rankings, D3Baseball.com/NCBWA (National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assn with 25 voters) and the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association with 16 voters), which are the opinions of those casting ballots.

The NCAA has established its Regional Rankings criteria across all sports. Here is the link to the Handbook that outlines the whole process.  This year, the D3baseball.com mock selection committee predicted 16 of the 18 at large Pool B and Pool C bids. The D3baseball.com mock selection committee said in private conversations that they understood how the National (NCAA) Committee picked UT-Tyler and Virginia Wesleyan over Wartburg and Rutgers-Camden.

Here is the NCAA Handbook.

http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2018DIIIMBA_PreChampsManual_20180302.pdf

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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5726 on: May 18, 2018, 04:37:11 pm »
Can someone explain the regional rankings / seedings?  According to the latest NCBWA / D3Baseball rankings, Whitewater was the national #1 and Oshkosh was a national #7, yet they get a #2 and #3 seeding (respectively) in their region. 

I know it doesn't really matter a ton, but just seems strange.
Any national ranking you see is immaterial. Those are not conducted by the NCAA committee and are not part of the selection or seeding process. Only the regional rankings and the associated criteria matter.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5727 on: May 18, 2018, 10:44:33 pm »
WIAC 3-0 now, with wins over the CCIW, MIAC, & MWC as UWO defeats North Central 11-1 tonight.

Whitwewater's bid to make it 4-0 ends up being pushed back to Saturday due to the rain.

UWO will face Concordia-Chicago Saturday in the Winners Bracket final. Would guess UWO will send Sustachek to the bump to start.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5728 on: May 19, 2018, 02:57:10 pm »
Make it 4-0 for the WIAC as UWO secures a bid to the Midwest Regional Championship with a 9-7 victory over Concordia-Chicago.

UWO will need to defeat the winner of Dubuque/North Central vs Concordia-Chicago to advance to the College World Series.
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Re: BB: WIAC: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Reply #5729 on: May 19, 2018, 08:12:58 pm »
Another game, another WIAC victory (now 5-0) as Whitewater knocks off Tyler-Texas 8-2 to advance to the Winner's Bracket Final on Sunday.

The WIAC could be three wins away (UWO one and Whitewater two) from having two representatives at the final D3 College World Series st Fox Cities Stadium.
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