Click on the links below to see all of their games and schedule. The Heidelberg University baseball team has advanced to the Division III College World Series in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! The Student Princes will kick off the series on Friday against Birmingham-Southern at 8:45 PM EDT.
SEASON AT A GLANCE
The remarkable 2019 season began with an inauspicious 3-1 loss to Anderson University on February 22. The outlook seemed even bleaker as Heidelberg got down 6-0 in the top of the first inning in the Florida opener against Mitchell College. However, a three-run homer in the second by Kyle Jenkins -- one of his two on the day -- helped right the ship, and perhaps the season, in a come-from-behind 13-11 win.
The Student Princes returned from Florida with a 7-2 record, highlighted by wins over three straight ranked opponents. OAC play began with a doubleheader drubbing of Ohio Northern -- 14-0 and 13-3. Four times during the course of conference play, HU managed to salvage a split after dropping the first game of the afternoon.
The Student Princes won their final seven OAC contests, claiming a share of the regular season title with Baldwin Wallace -- who earned the right to host via tie-breakers.
ONU beat Heidelberg in the opener, 9-5, forcing Chad Fitzgerald & crew into the losers bracket. The team fought back in a big way -- beating BW 11-3 and ONU 10-0 -- to get to the championship game. There, Heidelberg stumbled late in a 7-3 loss to Otterbein.
Given an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament, Heidelberg traveled to the Adrian Regional. In three nail-biters, the pitching staff carried Heidelberg to three victories -- 4-3 over Adrian, 2-1 over Denison, and 9-6 over Adrian.
Energized to host the super regional, Heidelberg rallied late in game one, beating Wooster, 8-5. Though a ten-run eighth inning in game two removed much of the drama, the Student Princes and their fans at Peaceful Valley still celebrated their 14-1 victory over the Fighting Scots.