Thursday, April 30, 2015

Conference Tournaments Get In To Full Swing This Weekend

We have a very eventful weekend coming up in the world of Division II baseball, as about half of the country's conferences will be conducting their conference tournaments. The PSAC Baseball Tournament most likely takes center stage, holding five of the Atlantic region's top eight regionally-ranked teams.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Three At-Large Regional Spots Lost After First Weekend of Conference Tournament Play

We had an extremely eventful first weekend of postseason action this past weekend, as three conference tournament champions were crowned, none of which were the favorites, setting up some dire situations for a few teams going forward.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Marquee Match-Up of the Week; Mercyhurst vs Seton Hill

Our Marquee Match-Up of the Week for this weekend takes us to the PSAC, where first place in the conference is on the line in the last weekend of play in the regular season, as well as the driver's seat for the top spot in the Atlantic region. We focus on #17 Mercyhurst (30-4, 20-4 PSAC), #1 in the Atlantic Region and #4 Seton Hill (37-7, 20-4 PSAC), #3 in the Atlantic Region.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Regional Ranking Match-Ups Abound This Weekend

The NCAA released its first set of official regional rankings this week, and it has set up a fantastic weekend of games, as we have 11 match-ups between regionally ranked squads and another that will have some big implications. All of those games are listed below, so strap in for a weekend that will see some major shake-ups going forward!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Another New #1 On the Horizon? Colorado Mesa and Franklin Pierce Continue to Dominate

We are starting to head in to the home stretch of the 2015 regular season in Division II baseball, with two conferences actually hosting their conference tournaments this week (Conference Carolinas and South Atlantic Conference). Additionally, could there be a new #1 team this week? Colorado Mesa and Franklin Pierce thrived, while Nova Southeastern was tagged with a pair of losses. All of that and more inside this past week's recap!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Marquee Match-Up of the Week; Tampa @ Florida Tech

Yet again, our "Marquee Match-Up of the Week" takes us to the Sunshine State Conference where, in a rare occurrence most years, #9 Tampa (27-11, 9-6 SSC) is looking up in the standings at their opponent, #17 Florida Tech (33-7, 13-6 SSC). Not only is this a series which will heavily influence the South regional rankings, but it is a series that both teams need to sweep to have a chance to keep up with Nova Southeastern.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Host of D-II Match-Ups Between Conference and Regional Contenders This Weekend

The Division II baseball schedule is a little light this weekend on Top-25 match-ups, with only one between a pair of teams in the rankings. That series will be our Marquee Match-Up of the Week, while a host of other series' around the country will be contested between teams fighting for either regular season conference titles or regional tournament berths.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Conference Races Everywhere Still Undecided; Also: 41-20!?

We are starting to get towards the end of the Division II baseball for some teams. A few conferences have only two weeks left of conference play, and only a few leagues around the country have a runaway winner. There were a few mild upsets this past week around the nation, and we also take a look at one of the most absurd baseball box scores in recent history, the 41-20 contest between Minnesota State and Bemidji State.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Marquee Match-Up of the Week; St. Edward's @ St. Mary's

Our Marquee Match-Up of the Week for this weekend should be a great one. We are focusing on a huge tilt, as #15 St. Edward's (27-8, 13-2 Heartland) travels to #8 St. Mary's (26-7, 13-2 Heartland), with the winner of the series placing themselves in the driver's seat to take the Heartland Conference regular season championship and in a position to snag a top-three seed in the South Central Region come the end of the year.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Top Two in Heartland Conference Go At It, More SSC Craziness Coming

It seems there is never an off weekend in the world of Division II baseball, as there is still a wealth of very interesting match-ups to keep your eye on this weekend, including a trio of huge ones between top 25 teams. Only one will earn our "Marquee Match-Up of the Week" honors, however, and it is a series that should put someone in the driver's seat for a regular season conference championship and the top team in the region going forward.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tampa Swept for First Time Since 2011; Seton Hill Puts a Firm Grip on Top Ranking

There will certainly be a different look to the rankings this Wednesday from Nick Herfordt at PerfectGame, mostly thanks to Tampa being swept for the first time since 2011 at the hands of Nova Southeastern over this past weekend. Seton Hill has now rolled to 17 straight victories, while Franklin Pierce and Colorado Mesa continue putting up gaudy records.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Marquee Match-Up of the Week; Tampa @ Nova Southeastern

Boy, do we ever have a doozy of a match-up to highlight this weekend. It doesn't get much better than a pair of national championship contenders out of the same conference doing battle during the regular season, and that is what we have as #2 Tampa (24-7, 7-2 SSC) travels to #9 Nova Southeastern (26-6, 7-2 SSC) this weekend for the biggest Division II set of the year to date.

Five Top-25 Match-Ups Highlight Upcoming Weekend's Action

It feels like I am saying this every week, but man oh man, do we have a lot of conference champion contenders going at it with each other this weekend. We have a host of ranked teams going up against other ranked teams, including a top-10 match-up earning our "Marquee Match-Up of the Week" honors for this weekend. Not only that, but there are a lot of chances for teams to take control of their regular season conference races as they go up against other top teams in their league this weekend.