Tiffin, Ohio – May 25, 2010 – By virtue of winning the Mideast Regional championship last weekend at Marietta College, the Heidelberg University baseball team has found itself headed to Appleton, Wis. for the Division III World Series. This is the first trip to the World Series in the history of the program that dates back to 1959.
The 35th annual NCAA Division III Baseball Championship is scheduled for May 28-June 1 at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. The event is hosted by Lawrence University and Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Heidelberg is one of just eight teams that will vie for a national championship. The 2010 baseball championships began with regional play on May 19 with a field of 55 participants.
Joining the Berg (40-6) at the World Series will be the State University of New-Cortland (36-8-1), the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (33-16), the University of Massachusetts-Boston (32-15), Linfield College (34-11), Johns Hopkins University (43-5), Shenandoah University (38-8) and Illinois Wesleyan University (27-20).
Action beings for the Berg on Friday, May 28. Heidelberg will face Johns Hopkins at 4:30 p.m. central standard time. Johns Hopkins enters the World Series ranked no. 1 in the nation according to D3baseball.com, while the Berg is second.
Fans can listen live to all the action with play-by-play provided by Jeff Garvin on WHEI-88.9 FM. The broadcasts will also be streamed over the internet.Click here to get connected.
The Berg is riding a 17-game winning streak heading into the World Series and owns an overall record of 40-6. Aside from its regional title this season, the Berg claimed its fifth Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship and its fourth OAC Tournament trophy.
For a closer look at the World Series be sure to visit the championship website.