We are a little over a month away from the releasing of the regional playoff matchups for Division II. Division II baseball will assign six to eight teams to fall into eight regional playoff groups. Each regional site will participate in a double-elimination tournament.
The central region is one of the eight regional groups that will pull teams from the GAC, MIAA and NSIC conference. Last year the central region saw the two seed Central Missouri Mules move onto the world series and come only a few games away from winning the National Championship.
The GLVC conference appears on paper to be a much stronger conference this year. Often, years in the past it has been said to be the weaker conference in the midwest. However, the GLVC over the past few years has been a strong conference in getting a team into the World Series. Last year the GLVC saw Southern Indiana and Missouri S&T battle it out for a trip to the world series.
All that being mentioned I think it is a stronger conference this year than it has been even in past years. Teams can flat hit this year as Drury and Maryville lead the way in average and Illinois Springfield and Quincy lead in homeruns.
I think this conference gets four teams into the regional round. Here are my predictions:
|School||Overall Record||Winning %|
|#6||Grand Valley State||15-11||0.577|
Indianapolis is currently ranked #23 in Division 2 Baseball News’ Poll.