Texas-Tyler is the 2018 Division III baseball champion after a 9-6 win on Tuesday afternoon to complete the sweep of Texas Luthern. UT Tyler took a 1-0 series lead in the battle of the Lone Star state in the daycap, topping Texas Lutheran, 8-1. Texas-Tyler's Simon Sedillo pitched nine sharp innings, allowing just six hits.
Texas-Tyler and Texas Lutheran advanced to the championship series after the Patriots defeated Randolph-Macon 8-6 and the Bulldogs beat Concordia Chicago 5-4 Saturday evening. The two teams met earlier this season with UT Tyler sweeping the series back on February 23 and 24.
Tournament schedule (May 25-30, 2018):
|1||Oswego State vs. Texas-Tyler||Friday, May 25||11 a.m.||10-5, Texas-Tyler|
|2||Randolph-Macon vs. Misericordia||Friday, May 25||2:15 p.m.||4-2, Misericordia|
|3||Concordia Chicago vs. Swarthmore||Friday, May 25||6:15 p.m.||9-4, Conc. Chi.|
|4||Wooster vs. Texas Lutheran||Friday, May 25||8:45 p.m.||7-0, Tex. Lutheran|
|5||Oswego State vs. Randolph-Macon (Elimination Game)||Saturday, May 26||11 a.m.||11-4, Randolph-Macon|
|6||Texas-Tyler vs. Misericordia||Saturday, May 26||2:15 p.m.||7-3, Texas-Tyler|
|7||Swarthmore vs. Wooster (Elimination Game)||Saturday, May 26||5:30 p.m.||10-5, Swarthmore|
|8||Concordia Chicago vs. Texas Lutheran||Saturday, May 26||8:45 p.m.||8-3, Conc. Chicago|
|9||Randolph-Macon vs. Misericordia (Elimination Game)||Sunday, May 27||11 a.m.||14-6, Randolph-Macon|
|10||Swarthmore vs. Texas Lutheran (Elimination Game)||Sunday, May 27||2:45 p.m.||3-2, Texas Lutheran|
|11||Texas-Tyler vs. Randolph-Macon||Sunday, May 27||7:30 p.m.||6-1, Randolph-Macon|
|12||Concordia Chicago vs. Texas Lutheran||Sunday, May 27||10:45 p.m.||9-7, Texas Lutheran|
|13||Randolph-Macon vs. Texas-Tyler||Monday, May 28||1 p.m.||8-6. Texas-Tyler|
|14||Texas Lutheran vs. Concordia Chicago||Monday, May 28||4:30 p.m.||5-4, Texas Lutheran|
|15||Texas-Tyler vs. Texas Lutheran (Championship Game 1)||Tuesday, May 29||12 p.m.||8-1, Texas Tyler|
|16||Texas-Tyler vs. Texas Lutheran (Championship Game 2)||Tuesday, May 29||3 p.m.||9-6, Texas-Tyler|
|17||Texas-Tyler vs. Texas Lutheran (Championship Game 3) (If necessary)||Wednesday, May 30||12 p.m.||TBD|
Cal Lutheran took home the 2017 national championship after beating Washington and Jefferson in the final series. Click here to view the complete DIII baseball championship history.