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Monday, May 12, 2008

4 state teams in NCAA Div III Tournament Field

Led by the UW-Stevens Point, four state teams have qualified for the 54-team NCAA Division III baseball tournament.

The field was announced this morning and regional play is scheduled to being Wednesday at eight sites. All regionals use a double-elimination format.

The Pointers (28-14), who won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament title Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids, are seeded second in the six-team Central Regional, which will be held in Moline, Ill.

They are to face fifth-seeded Linfield College of Oregon (30-10) likely at 1:15 p.m. in the opening round.

Illinois Wesleyan (33-9), which won the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin regular-season and tournament titles, is seeded No. 1 in the regional.

UW-Whitewater (35-8), UW-Oshkosh (29-9) and Carthage College (35-8) received at-large berths and were placed in the six-team Midwest Regional, to be held at E.J. Schneider Field in Oshkosh.

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