CWRU Baseball Receives NCAA Championship Bid; To Face Otterbein in First Game

CWRU Baseball Receives NCAA Championship Bid; To Face Otterbein in First Game

The Case Western Reserve University baseball team was selected as one of the 58 teams to receive a bid to the NCAA Division III Championships, and will compete in the regional round in Wooster, Ohio from May 17-19, opening play against Otterbein University.

The bid to the NCAA Championships is the fifth in the program's history, all of which have come under 13th-year Head Coach Matt Englander, and the program's first since 2016.

The Spartans received one of the two 'Pool B' bids to the tournament, awarded to independent teams or teams in conferences without an automatic bid to the tournament.

CWRU, which finished the year with a 22-13 overall record and is seeded second in the draw, will now face Otterbein, the winner of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament and seeded third, on Friday, May 17th.  The time of the game will be announced later in the week.

Also joining the Spartans and the Cardinals in the four-team double-elimination regional are host Wooster (the top-seeded team) and the University of Rochester (the fourth-seeded team).

This season marks the first year of a new format to the NCAA DIII Baseball Championship tournament, which features a regional round, followed by a super regional round on May 24-25.  The eight winners of the super regionals will advance to the NCAA Division III Finals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from May 31 through June 5.

More information on the regionals will be posted to later in the week.