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Warhawks get NCAA baseball berth

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Gazette Staff
May 13, 2008
— UW-Whitewater’s baseball team is back in the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time since winning the 2005 national championship.

The Warhawks, who won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season title, received an at-large berth Monday to play in a double-elimination regional hosted by UW-Oshkosh at E.J. Schneider Field.


Second-seeded Whitewater (35-8) plays No. 5 St. Scholastica (32-4) of Minnesota at 1 p.m. Wednesday. In other first-round games Wednesday, No. 6 Knox (15-23) of the Midwest Conference takes on top-seeded St. Thomas, Minn. (32-7) at 10 a.m., and No. 3 Carthage (25-8) plays No. 4 UW-Oshkosh (29-9) at 4 p.m.


If Whitewater wins, its second game will be at 4 p.m. Thursday. If the Warhawks lose, they’ll play at 10 a.m. Thursday.


The regional is scheduled, weather permitting, to run through Saturday.


UW-Stevens Point (28-14), which won the WIAC tournament and received the conference’s automatic NCAA bid, has been assigned to a regional hosted by Augustana at Moline, Ill.


The eight regional champions advance to the Division III World Series, scheduled for May 23-27, at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute.


NCAA DIVISION III BASEBALL


UW-OSHKOSH REGIONAL


At E.J. Schneider Field


(Double Eliminatioon)


GAMES WEDNESDAY


Game 1— No. 6 Knox, Ill. (15-23) vs. No. 1 St. Thomas, Minn. (32-7)


Game 2—No. 2 UW-Whitewater (35-8) vs. St. Scholastica, Minn. (32-4)


Game 3—No. 3 Carthage (25-8) vs. No. 4 UW-Oshkosh (29-9)



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