NCAA DII Baseball National Championship Field Set To Begin Play Saturday

NCAA DII Baseball National Championship Field Set To Begin Play Saturday

The 2018 NCAA DII Baseball National Championship bracket has officially been set as eight teams will converge on the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. beginning Saturday, May 26. 

Below are the winners from each region with their respective seedings in the national tournament.

Atlantic - No. 7 Seed Mercyhurst University (36-13)
Central - No. 5 Seed Augustana University (48-9)
East - No. 4 Seed Southern New Hampshire (39-15)
Midwest - No. 8 Seed University Southern Indiana (36-12)
South - No. 1 Seed Florida Southern College (42-9-1)
Southeast - No. 2 Seed Columbus State University (45-13)
South Central - No. 6 Seed Texas A&M Kingsville University (41-15)
West- No. 3 Seed UC San Diego (42-15)

The 2018 DII Baseball National Championship will open up play with the No. 4 seed Southern New Hampshire taking on the No. 5 seed Augustana at 3 p.m. on May 26 followed by the No 1 seed Florida Southern/No. 8 seed Southern Indiana at 7 p.m.

Day two will open up with the No. 3 seed UC San Diego and No. 6 seed Texas A&M Kingsville at 3 p.m.  May 27 and will wrap up with the nightcap as the No. 2 seed Columbus State will take on the No. 7 seed Mercyhurst at 7 p.m.

This year marks the ninth year Mount Olive and Town of Cary are co-hosting the National Finals. The Division II Baseball National Finals will be held in Cary through at least 2022.

Tickets can be purchased online here at or at the USA Baseball box office. All seats are general admission. Ticket prices are below:

All-Session Pass: $32
Per Session: $12

Please note that discount tickets are only available at the box office on game days:
Seniors 55 and Over: $7
Children 12 and Under: $7 (children over the age of two will require a ticket)
Wake County Resident: $7

The tournament follows a true double-elimination format. If both finalists are unbeaten after bracket play, they will face each other in a two-out-of-three series on the final two days. If only one finalist is unbeaten, the one-loss finalist will have to beat the unbeaten team twice to claim the championship. A change in this year's format is that instead of pre-determined match-ups, the eight teams will be seeded after the regionals are completed. Game times each day are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Fans can follow the action all week long on the official UMO DII Baseball Tournament Central.