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2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« on: May 11, 2009, 02:18:09 am »
INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee has announced the 54 teams that will compete in the 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.
Six teams will compete at five first-round sites; eight teams will compete at three first-round sites.  All first rounds will use a double-elimination format.  Thirty-five conference champions qualified automatically.
Winners of the eight first-round tournaments will qualify for the double-elimination championship at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin, May 22-26.
DATES/SITES/SEEDINGS:

May 13-17
Hosted by Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan
1.   Heidelberg  (36-7)
2.   Wooster  (35-8)
3.   Marietta  (29-15)
4.   Adrian  (31-9)
5.   Concordia Chicago  (33-13)
6.   Rose-Hulman  (31-12)

Hosted by Augustana College (Illinois), Moline, Illinois
1.   Carthage  (32-6)
2.   Millsaps  (32-8)
3.   Wis.-Whitewater  (26-17)

 
4.   Washington-St. Louis  (25-10)
5.   Wartburg  (27-18)
6.   Fontbonne  (25-17)

Hosted by Eastern Connecticut State University, Mansfield, Connecticut
1.   Eastern Conn. St.  (35-6)
2.   Southern Me.  (35-7)
3.   Trinity (CT)  (29-5)
4.   WPI  (28-11)
5.   Suffolk  (30-9)
6.   Westfield St.  (23-15)
7.   Husson  (31-12)
8.   Babson  (21-15)

Hosted by Kean University, Lakewood, New Jersey
1.   Kean  (34-9)
2.   Keystone  (37-4)
3.   Montclair St.  (26-17)
4.   Penn St.-Behrend  (31-11)
5.   TCNJ  (24-16-1)
6.   Elizabethtown  (27-13)
7.   Alvernia  (26-15)
8.   Penn St.-Berks  (21-20-1)

Hosted by Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon
1.   Pomona-Pitzer  (35-5)
2.   Texas-Tyler  (38-10)
3.   Cal Lutheran  31-9)
4.   George Fox  (33-9)
5.   Chapman  (26-14)
6.   Hendrix  22-21)

Hosted by Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland
1.   Salisbury  (37-6)
2.   Shenandoah  (28-6)
3.   N.C. Wesleyan  (27-19)
4.   Christopher Newport  (24-11-2)
5.   Wash. & Jeff.  (33-12)
6.   York (PA)  (27-14)
7.   Johns Hopkins  (24-14)
8.   Wash. & Lee  (22-13)

Hosted by Skyline Conference and Stat University of New York at Farmingdale, Farmingdale, New York
1.   Cortland St.  (30-12)
2.   Ithaca  (29-8)
3.   Rensselaer  (31-9)
4.   Farmingdale St.  (26-13)
5.   Western New Eng.  (29-15)
6.   Clarkson  (21-19)

Hosted by University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1.   St. Olaf  (29-12)
2.   St. Thomas  (31-10)
3.   St. Scholastica  (35-5)
4.   St. Norbert  (23-13)
5.   Wis.-Stevens Point  (29-14)
6.   Beloit  (28-7)

First-round matchups for the championship site will be as follows:

Augustana (IL) regional winner vs. Adrian regional winner
Kean regional winner vs. Eastern Conn. St. regional winner
Salisbury regional winner vs. Skyline/Farmingdale St. regional winner
Linfield regional winner vs. Wis.-Oshkosh regional winner

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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009, 06:57:24 am »
Bad overlook in Curry. St norbert over Curry???? WIth 2x as many losses?? St. Norbert wasnt playing in the Big Ten, guys.

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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 08:28:32 am »
My ranking of the Regions themselves

1. New England
2. Mideast (close second)
3. Mid Atlantic
4. Mid West
5. West
6. Central
7. New York
8. South
« Last Edit: May 11, 2009, 08:30:42 am by d3baseballnut »

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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 08:34:36 am »
My ranking of the Regions themselves

1. New England
2. Mideast (close second)
3. Mid Atlantic
4. Mid West
5. West
6. Central
7. New York
8. South

I think the West is better than you are giving it credit for.
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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 08:38:27 am »
My ranking of the Regions themselves

1. New England
2. Mideast (close second)
3. Mid Atlantic
4. Mid West
5. West
6. Central
7. New York
8. South

I think the West is better than you are giving it credit for.

Yea, maybe.

But Hendrix is average, Chapman had a mediocre year, and I am still suspect about Cal Lutheran. I do agree the other three, PP, GFU, and UTT are good.

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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 09:24:38 am »
I thinkn the Central is very top-heavy. Carthage, Millsaps and an under-rated Whitewater should make for a interesting battle. Mix in a terrific WashU team, a red-hot Wartburg and an upset-minded Fontbonne and you have the making for a great regional.

As a Carthage fan, I have been worried about Millsaps landing in the Central region since late-March. I think they are fantastic team and Hunter Owen scares the bejeezus out of me.
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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 10:09:31 am »
BigPoppa, it doesn't get any easier when Will Hawkins comes to the plate following Hunter Owen.  Those two have been going back and forth all year like Mantle and Marris in 1961.  The key for Millsaps will be the other 7 guys in the lineup.  When Millsaps was really hot in the first half, it was these other 7 who were really contributing a lot to go along with the All-American numbers by Hunter and Will.

(UPDATE:  Will Hawkins named SCAC Player-of-the-year today.  When looking at the stats, it's hard to see any seperation at all between Hawkins and Owen:  Hawkins with the slightly better average, Owen with the slightly better power and OB%.  The rbi's, stolen bases, etc, are all about the same:  http://www.gomajors.com/custompages/Baseball/09Baseball/stats/teamcume.htm)
« Last Edit: May 11, 2009, 09:46:20 pm by frank_ezelle »
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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 10:42:46 am »
Ranking the regions by winning percentage:

1.  New England .743
2.  MidWest .741
3.  West .731
4.  MidEast .713
5.  South .700
6.  Central .687
7.  New York .686
8.  MidAtlantic .683
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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 02:07:29 pm »
Just looking at pictures of the facilities, it appears that both Adrian and Linfield have completely artificial surface fields.  Only the mounds have actual dirt.

I'm wondering what that's like to play on.  How does it feel to slide on?  What's it like not being able to "dig in" at the plate?  Has anyone played on one?
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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 04:06:15 pm »
Just looking at pictures of the facilities, it appears that both Adrian and Linfield have completely artificial surface fields.  Only the mounds have actual dirt.

I'm wondering what that's like to play on.  How does it feel to slide on?  What's it like not being able to "dig in" at the plate?  Has anyone played on one?

I think I saw somewhere on the boards that even the mound at Linfield is an artificial surface.
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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2009, 04:35:39 pm »
Just looking at pictures of the facilities, it appears that both Adrian and Linfield have completely artificial surface fields.  Only the mounds have actual dirt.

I'm wondering what that's like to play on.  How does it feel to slide on?  What's it like not being able to "dig in" at the plate?  Has anyone played on one?

I think I saw somewhere on the boards that even the mound at Linfield is an artificial surface.
Just like the facility in Jackson MS where the Jackson Braves play and where the SCAC tourney was.

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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2009, 05:42:22 pm »
Ranking the regions by batting average:

Mideast              .345
West                  .344
South                 .340
Midwest              .332
New York            .332
New England      .328
Mid Atlantic         .327
Central               .313
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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2009, 05:45:16 pm »
Ranking the regions by ERA:

New York             3.98
Midwest               4.09
New England       4.25
Mideast                4.26
Central                 4.43
Mid Atlantic           4.54
West                     4.67
South                    4.75
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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2009, 06:28:48 pm »
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Re: 2009 NCAA Division III Baseball Playoffs
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2009, 08:20:08 pm »
Ranking the regions by HPI (BA X 100 / ERA)

New York        83.42
Midwest          81.17
Mideast           80.99
New England   77.18
West               73.66
Mid Atlantic      72.03
South               71.58
Central             70.65
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