For the 12th straight season, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) will be represented by multiple teams in the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship after University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater received bids into this year’s championship.
The teams earned two of the 18 at-large spots into the 58-team field. UW-Oshkosh (31-8) will compete in a regional hosted by College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. The Titans, who are making their league-leading 25th NCAA appearance, and first since 2008, will open against Bethel University (Minn.) (32-9). Oshkosh won national titles in 1985 and 1994.
UW-Whitewater (31-6) is making its 11th straight appearance and 21st overall with national championships in 2005 and 2014. The Warhawks will participate in a regional hosted by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in Sauget, Illinois. The Warhawks will face Monmouth College (Illinois) (28-12-2) in their first game.
Both regionals follow a double-elimination format and begin on May 17. Winners of the eight regional tournaments will qualify for the NCAA D-3 Championship at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, May 25-30.
The 2018 Championships mark the final season that the event will be held at Fox Cities Stadium.
- File/Photo credit to Bill Scott