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NEW VANTAGE POINT: WolfPack eyeing big finish as #2 seed in NJCAA DII World Series
Seeding at the NJCAA Division II World Series has only been around for a few years, and in 2019, the Madison College baseball team is hoping to take full advantage of receiving one of its best tournament placements in program history. The #2-seeded WolfPack are back in Enid, Oklahoma, for a second straight year - and ninth-time overall - with plans on improving a fifth-place finish in 2018 and complete one of the best season's in school history.
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EARLY EXIT: Big lead evaporates as WolfPack is eliminated at NJCAA DII Championships
CLINTON, MISS. - A year after finishing sixth in the nation and earning three wins in their debut appearance at the national tournament, the Madison College softball team was unable to build upon that as they were eliminated from the 2019 NJCAA Division II Softball Championships following three games. In the loser's bracker following Wednesday's setback, the #8-seeded WolfPack kept hope alive with a 5-1 win over #16-seed Hagerstown Community College (VA), before falling 12-9 against #7 Kirkwood Community College (IA) in a rematch of a thrilling upset win for the 'Pack last spring. The 'Pack concludes the 2019 season with a 42-12 record, marking the second most wins in year in program history.
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Scouting Report: Meet the NJCAA DII World Series Field
The #2-seeded and #14-ranked Madison College will play the waiting game, as they don't play until Sunday night and won't know their opponent until World Series action is underway. The WolfPack will face either #7-seed Northeast Community College (NE) or #10-seed Monroe Community College (NY). Including their first game, Madison has a chance to face nine talented baseball teams during the 7-day, double elimination tournament. Of the nine possible opponents, only two of the schools are returning to the World Series from last year (Northern Oklahoma, Monroe), the 2018 World Series champion and runner-up are not among the tournament field, one school is making their first trip to the tournament (Northeast), and four of the teams are unranked. Below is each possible opponent listed by their tournament seed, and with their current ranking in the latest NJCAA Division II Poll, how they earned their respective berths to the national tournament, NJCAA Division II World Series history, school information, and key contributors on the team, among other things. Refer to this guide throughout the NJCAA Division II World Series for a quick scouting report of future opponents.
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Early deficit too much as WolfPack falter in NJCAA opener
CLINTON, MISS. - The Madison College softball team was unable to overcome an early deficit and lost 6-3 to Johnson County Community College in the opener of the 2019 NJCAA Division II Softball Championships. In a rematch of an elimination game from last year's national tournament, the #9 Cavaliers took advantage of a big first inning to earn some revenge on the #8 WolfPack. The loss drops the 'Pack into the loser's bracket, and also snapped a season-high 13-game win streak.
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TAKE 2: WolfPack back on national stage with plans for big success
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2019 NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series Information
The Madison College baseball team is making its second straight NJCAA Division II World Series appearance and the ninth Division II World Series appearance in school history. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II World Series is in Enid, Oklahoma, from Saturday, May 25 through Saturday, June 1. Madison College made an NJCAA Division II record six consecutive World Series appearances from 2010-2015. WolfPack baseball has made a total of fourteen national tournament appearances in school history, and won back-to-back-to-back national titles in Division III from 1995-1997. Find out all the information you need to know for this year's tournament...
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Scouting Report: Meet the NJCAA DII National Tournament Field
The #8-ranked and #8-seeded Madison College WolfPack will face #9 seed Johnson County Community College (KS) this Wednesday, May 22 at 1:30 PM, but future matchups won't be known until action is underway. In that case, here is a look at Johnston County and the 14 other teams playing for top honors at the 2019 NJCAA Division II Softball Championships. Joining the WolfPack as returners to the tournament are six other teams, while two schools will compete in the national tournament for their first time and the defending champions are absent from the 16-team tournament. Each possible opponent is updated with their tournament seed, current rank in the latest NJCAA Division II Poll, how they earned their respective berths to the national tournament, tournament history, school information, and key contributors on the team, among other things. Refer to this guide throughout the NJCAA Division II National Tournament for a quick scouting report of future opponents.
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TITLE DEFENDED: WolfPack repeat as Region IV champions
MADISON, WISC. - With wins over each of the other three teams involved, the Madison College baseball team completed a perfect run through the NJCAA Region IV Division II Tournament at Robin Roberts Field to grab their second straight region championship. The top-seeded WolfPack opened with an 11-5 win over #4 Moraine Valley Community College on Friday, and followed with a come-from-behind 9-6 victory against #2 McHenry County College in Saturday's semifinal. They finished off the weekend Sunday night with a 9-0 blanking of #3 Black Hawk College to claim their eighth Region IV crown and the program's 20th overall region title. Sophomore third baseman Marquis Reuter was named the Region IV Tournament Most Valuable Player, and Mike Davenport received his eighth Region IV Coach of the Year accolade. The 'Pack also qualifies for the 2019 NJCAA Division II World Series in Enid, Oklahoma, for a ninth time, which will also mark the program's 14th appearance in a NJCAA national tournament.
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2019 NJCAA Region IV Baseball Tournament at Madison College
5/19 - 12:30 PM - The Region IV Championship game has been moved back to 4:30 p.m. now at Robin Roberts Field.
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BACK-2-BACK: Impressive weekend nets repeat Region IV title for WolfPack
FREEPORT, ILL. - A strong pitching effort keyed the Madison College softball team to three victories and a second consecutive NJCAA Region IV Division II District B Tournament Championship. The top-seeded WolfPack, who are ranked #8 in the NJCAA Division II Poll, allowed six hits and one unearned run over 20 innings en route to a 4-1 over #4-seeded Triton College, and wins of 8-0 and 7-0 against #2 Prairie State College in the semifinals and championship. The region title is the second in program history and will result in a second straight appearance at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Clinton, Mississippi, from May 22-25.