Three teams from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) have received bids into the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship after UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Whitewater earned spots into this year’s 56-team field.
The Warhawks (36-7) claimed an automatic bid by winning the WIAC tournament title, while UW-La Crosse (26-16) and UW-Stevens Point (29-11) were awarded two of the 16 available at-large spots.
Whitewater and La Crosse will compete in regional competition hosted by UW-Whitewater starting Wednesday at Whitewater. Also in the six-team, double-elimination event will also include: Heidelberg College (Ohio) (31-11); Concordia University-Chicago (Ill.) (35-7); Adrian College (Mich.) (30-13) and St. Norbert College (Wis.) (23-14). Whitewater, making its 17th NCAA appearance, will open against St. Norbert, while UW-La Crosse will face Concordia-Chicago. The Eagles are appearing in their third NCAA championship. [Read more...]