Congrats to the Cards! This program deserves this. They have been awfully consistent over the past 7 years. Definitely just a step behind Cortland but a top 2 team in this region for some time. After being close in some at large bids, they do the committee right by earning the two seed and having a chance to play for it all. With Cortland advancing, it gives the NY region two teams in the college world series...so much for baseball being a southern sport...the defending national champs are back, joined by another region team. If it wasn't for Tufts, Oswego may have joined them as well...good luck to all.
Congrats on 2 teams NY'guy!
My impression is that the state schools in the north have such strong baseball teams because the talent looks at a "1/8th" or a "1/16th" baseballl scholarship down south versus a great chance to play at the quality programs in the SUNYAC, NJAC and the WIAC and decides to stay home.
The talent in the NESCAC, NEWMAC, UAA, MIAC and E8 decide to take a "partial academic scholarship/grant-in-aid" and get their education.
They may never play pro ball, but they are "smart enough" to afford box seats/season tickets at their local major league stadium