Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

The Podcast About Division III Baseball

Feb 11, 2020

Welcome to Episode 59 of The Podcast About Division III Baseball. This is our fourth of eight regional preview pods -- this one covers the Mid-Atlantic region and its eight conferences. Topics include:

  • AEC
    • Cabrini (at 2:20) is still a very young program but has put themselves at the top of this fresh new conference
  • Centennial
    • Johns Hopkins (at 4:40) will have to replace their top four pitchers but might also keep hitting enough home runs for it not to matter
    • Swarthmore (at 9:30) still has several key pieces in place from its 2018 World Series run, and may be the favorite again
    • Other teams (at 14:30) such as Franklin & Marshall, Haverford, Washington (MD), and Ursinus will all need a lot of things to go right to contend for the conference title
  • Landmark
    • Susquehanna (at 17:10) showed well in the postseason last year, and will look to defend its Landmark title
    • Catholic (at 19:20) should be right up there as always
  • MAC Freedom
    • Misericordia (at 21:30) is going for its 10th straight conference title, and we should all respect how good they are a lot more
  • MAC Commonwealth
    • Alvernia (at 25:40) has an exciting arm returning but will need to replace some big-time hitters
    • Hood (at 27:30) might not have the track record, but is right up there in this conference in terms of talent
  • NEAC
    • Penn State-Harrisburg (at 29:30) found a new home and is about to put up some absolutely obscene numbers
    • Other contenders (at 32:15) will be Keuka, Penn State-Abington, and Penn State-Berks (despite graduating Toby Welk #WelkWatch)
  • NJAC (at 33:20) -- before we get into the teams, we explain why the reality show-level drama in this conference makes us love it so much
    • Kean (at 35:30) was already returning a lot of talent but has brought in some elite reinforcements as well
    • TCNJ (at 39:05) is always reliably Very Good, and could totally win this conference again after its 2019 title
    • Rowan (at 41:30) essentially graduated a D-III All-Star team but it's not like they don't have more good baseball players
    • Ramapo (at 45:10) lost some key players to NJAC rivals but you can never count out the Roadrunners
    • William Paterson (at 48:40) is a sneaky selection to crash the NJAC party with a lot of exciting offensive talent
  • CSAC
    • Keystone (at 51:30) is always fascinating to watch, and might be an intriguing new addition to the Pool B race

We concluded (at 53:45) with a few other notable player shout outs , our player and pitcher of the year picks for the region, and our teams to beat. Then we say goodbye. Thanks for listening!

Follow us on Twitter @d3baseballpod (DMs are open if you want to reach us there) and @CespedesBBQ. 

Send us your best D-III stories or any other comments or questions to

Subscribe + rate/review on iTunes: