Field of Eight Set for 2009 DIII Baseball World Series
May 12, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The field for the 18th annual NJCAA Division III Baseball World Series has been finalized and first round pairings have been released. This year's event will again be taking place at historic Mike Carter Field in Tyler, Texas, May 16 - 22.
This year's championship tournament features a number of talented and familiar teams. Five teams are returning from last year's tournament field, including 2008 National Champion Joliet Junior College, Ill., who will be making their fourth straight and ninth overall appearance. Richland College, Texas, will be making their seventh appearance since 2000, while Montgomery College - Germantown, Md., will be appearing for the fourth consecutive year and eighth time overall. Also returning to Tyler for the third consecutive year is Suffolk County CC - Grant (N.Y.) along with Manchester Community College, Conn., who is making their second straight appearance.
Riverland Community College, Minn., and Brookdale Community College, N.J., are both entering the tournament for just the second time in school history. Riverland's first appearance was in 1998, while Brookdale qualified for the first time in 2007.
Niagara Community College, N.Y., is the lone team in this year's field that will be playing in the DIII World Series for the first time.
For more information on the tournament visit http://www.tylerbaseball.com/worldseries or the 2009 NJCAA DIII Baseball World Series webpage on NJCAA.com.
2009 NJCAA DIII Baseball World Series Qualifiers
District A (Region 3) - Niagara County Community College, N.Y. (34-6)
District B (Region 4) - Joliet Junior College, Ill. (39-14)
District C (Region 5) - Richland College, Texas (43-13)
District D (Region 20) - Montgomery College-Germantown, Md. (28-17)
District E (Region 13) - Riverland Community College, Minn. (37-8)
District F (Region 15) - Suffolk County Community College-Grant, N.Y. (32-13)
District G (Region 19) - Brookdale Community College, N.J. (39-8)
District H (Region 21) - Manchester Community College, Conn. (26-17)
May 16, 2009 (9 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.)
Game 1: Richland College, Texas (43-13) vs. Riverland Community College, Minn. (37-8)
Game 2: Joliet Junior College, Ill. (39-14) vs. Suffolk County Community College-Grant, N.Y. (32-13)
Game 3: Niagara County Community College (34-6) vs. Brookdale Community College, N.J. (39-8)
Game 4: Montgomery College-Germantown, Md. (28-17) vs. Manchester Community College, Conn. (26-17)
May 17, 2009 (9 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.)
Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 6: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
May 18, 2009 (12 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.)
Game 9: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7
Game 10: Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 8
Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8
May 19, 2009 (4 p.m., 7 p.m.)
Game 12: Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 9
Game 13: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 11
May 20, 2009 - Championship (7 p.m.)
Game 14: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 13
May 21, 2009* - If necessary (7 p.m.)