Auburn baseball heads to NCAA Tournament, earns 3-seed in Tallahassee Regional
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 19:20
Florida outfielder Ryan Larson (66) is checked out by staff after being hit by a pitch in the first inning of a game against Mississippi State at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Hoover, Ala.
The Wildcats have been in the national seed conversation for several months now, but a 1-4 finish down the stretch has opened the door for other teams to earn a bid.
Oregon State (49-4) set a conference record with 27 league wins and was the nation's most dominant team all season.
Michigan, which finished the regular season in second place in the Big Ten with a 16-8 league record, is one of five Big Ten teams in the NCAA field, joining Indiana, Big Ten Tournament victor Iowa, Maryland and Big Ten champion Nebraska.
The Clemson Tigers breathed a collective sigh of relief Sunday night with the announcement that they were selected as one of the 16 regional host sites for the NCAA Tournament. The top-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks (42-17) and fourth-seeded Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (42-14) will meet Friday evening at 7 p.m.in the other regional pairing.
All of the Winston-Salem regional games will be televised on WatchESPN.
In addition to Iowa, the Big Ten sends Nebraska, Indiana, Maryland and MI.
The Miami Hurricanes baseball team's streak of 44 straight years in the NCAA tournament has ended.
Oklahoma State defeated Arkansas 8-3 in the Frisco Classic finale on March 5.
Regional tickets are on sale to LSU baseball season ticket holders until 5 p.m. CT on Monday, May 29.
Long Beach got the overall no. 1 seed and will host the regional and take on San Diego State in the game following UCLA-Texas.
Top-seed Kentucky (39-20) opens regional play Friday against OH (31-26). Game 2 Winner (ESPN 3) Sunday, June 4 Game 5 - 3 p.m. - Game 3 Winner vs.
Winners in the double-elimination regionals advance to the eight, best-of-three super regionals.
Monday, June 5 Game 7 - 6 p.m. - Game 6 victor vs.