The NCAA Division-3 Baseball Committee has announced 56 teams that will compete in the 2015 NCAA Division-3 Baseball Championship.
The teams have been placed in eight regional sites. All regionals will use a double-elimination format. Forty conference champions qualified automatically.
The winners of the eight regional tournaments will qualify for the double-elimination championship at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, May 22-27.
In the 2014 championship game, UW-Whitewater defeated Emory 7-0. The Warhawks became the first program to win a football, men’s basketball and baseball national championship all in the same year.
A total of five Wisconsin teams help make up the 56 team field.
In the Central Region, which is being hosted by Wartburg (Waverly, Iowa), both Carthage and UW-Stevens Point make up the 6-team field.
In the Midwest Region, La Crosse received one of the tournaments at-large bids and will host the 8-team field. Defending NCAA D-3 champion Whitewater is also in the field. Midwest Conference champion Ripon is also among the teams in the region.
Regional play begins on Wednesday.