The regional playoffs in NCAA Division 3 baseball are over and the eight teams that will compete in the D3 College World Series have been finalized. The Webster University Gorloks (logo at left), a former Cool-Named Team of the Day here at Balladeer’s Blog, have the most original and creative name among the eight teams.
On the actual baseball side of things last year’s champions, the Marietta College Pioneers, won their region and return to the World Series to defend their crown. For the other D3 World Series teams as well as scores from today’s NJCAA3 College World Series games read on.
NJCAA3 WORLD SERIES – Game 9 – Tyler College Apaches UPSET the Gloucester Roadrunners 12-11 (Roadrunners elim) ***** Game 10 – Niagara Thunderwolves dismember the St Cloud Tech Cyclones 13-3 ( Cyclones elim – slaughter rule invoked in the 7th inning) ***** Game 11 – Joliet College Wolves UPSET the Northern Essex Knights 8-2
NCAA DIVISION 3 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES TEAMS
WEBSTER UNIVERSITY GORLOKS
MARIETTA COLLEGE PIONEERS
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY CAPTAINS
ST THOMAS (MN) TOMMIES
CORTLAND RED DRAGONS
WHEATON (MA) LYONS (with a “y”)
Both the NAIA College World Series AND the D3 World Series throw out their first pitch this coming Friday, May 25th. Stay tuned to Balladeer’s Blog for updated scores.