INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Baseball Committee has selected the 56 teams that will participate in the 2016 NCAA Division II Baseball Championship.

The championship provides for two regional sites hosting six teams, four regional sites hosting seven teams and two regional sites hosting eight teams, for a total of eight regional sites.  All regionals are double-elimination tournaments and will be played May 19-23.  Regional champions will advance to the double-elimination championship finals May 28-June 4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.  The finals will be hosted by the University of Mount Olive and the town of Cary, North Carolina.

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Twenty-three conferences receive automatic qualification into the 2016 championship.  Each conference and its automatic qualifier are listed below:

California Collegiate Athletic Association – California State University, Chico

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference – Felician College

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Chowan University

Conference Carolinas –University of Mount Olive

East Coast Conference – Dowling College

Great American Conference – University of Arkansas, Monticello

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Grand Valley State University

Great Lakes Valley Conference –University of Indianapolis

Great Midwest Athletic Conference – Alderson Broaddus University

Gulf South Conference – Delta State University

Heartland Conference – St. Edward’s University

Lone Star Conference – West Texas A&M University

Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association –University of Central Missouri

Mountain East Conference – Shepherd University

Northeast-10 Conference – Southern New Hampshire University

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference – St. Cloud State University

Pacific West Conference – California Baptist University

Peach Belt Conference – Columbus State University

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference – West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference – Colorado Mesa University

South Atlantic Conference – Catawba College

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – Claflin University

Sunshine State Conference – University of Tampa

 

In the 2015 championship, University of Tampa captured its seventh national championship title in school history with a 3-1 victory over Catawba College.

This year marks the 49th annual championship, and the eighth consecutive year that the finals have been held in Cary, North Carolina.

 

SITES/PAIRINGS:                         

*Denotes host institution                  

Atlantic Regional at Millersville, Pennsylvania

1. *Millersville, 47-5

2. West Chester, 35-12

3. Mercyhurst, 39-12

4. Shepherd, 37-13

5. Seton Hill, 38-16

6. East Stroudsburg, 36-16

7.Chowan, 26-23

Central Regional at St. Cloud, Minnesota

1. *St. Cloud State, 35-8

2. Central Mo., 38-13

3. Minn. Duluth, 39-14

4. Ark.-Monticello, 35-14

5. Mo. Western St., 38-18

6. Emporia St., 37-17

7. Southwestern Okla., 29-14

8. Minnesota St., 33-16

East Regional at Rindge, New Hampshire

1. *Franklin Pierce, 45-6

2. Southern N.H., 45-5

3. St. Thomas Aquinas, 35-15

4. Felician, 33-19

5. Bridgeport, 27-22-1

6. Molloy, 31-21

7. Dowling, 27-23

Midwest Regional at Quincy, Illinois

1. *Quincy, 35-16

2. Grand Valley St., 35-16-1

3. UIndy, 37-19

4. Southern Ind., 33-19

5. Missouri S&T, 35-17

6. Ashland, 31-20

7. Hillsdale, 32-22

8. Alderson Broaddus, 30-19

South Regional at Tampa,Florida

1. *Tampa, 41-8

2. West Florida, 33-15

3. Nova Southeastern, 34-14

4. Delta St., 35-15

5. Lynn, 27-20

6. West Ga., 39-14

7. Claflin, 20-27

Southeast Regional at Columbus, Georgia

1.   *Columbus St., 40-12

2.   Lander, 38-14

3.   Belmont Abbey, 38-14-1

4.   S.C. Aiken, 37-16

5.   Tusculum, 36-16

6.   Catawba, 34-19

7.   Mount Olive, 30-19

South Central Regional at Grand Junction, Colorado

1.   *Colorado Mesa, 41-11

2.   St. Edward’s, 40-10

3.   Angelo State, 35-20

4.   West Tex. A&M, 36-18

5.   Tex. A&M-Kingsville, 32-17

6.   Lubbock Christian, 35-14

West Regional at Riverside, California

1.   * Cal Baptist, 39-11

2.   Dixie St., 38-12

3.   Cal Poly Pomona, 35-17

4.   Chico St., 32-20

5.   Cal St. Monterey Bay, 33-19

6.   Cal St. East Bay, 33-20