NCAA Baseball Tournament: Host Gamecocks and Clemson in same regional
Mon, 27 May 2013 17:28:12 GMT —
The South Carolina Gamecocks are the top seed in the Columbia, South Carolina regional. The Gamecocks will play St. Louis in round one at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31. Clemson will also be in the Columbia Regional. The Tigers will face the Big South Conference Tournament Champion Liberty Flames in the opening round at 1 p.m. on Friday.
Coastal Carolina was sent to the Blacksburg Regional in Virginia. The Chanticleers will play the Oklahoma Sooners in round one at 1 p.m. on Friday. Host Virginia Tech will play Connecticut in the other half of the four team double-elimination bracket.
NCAA Bracket: http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/baseball/d1
From the NCAA:
The field of 64 teams competing for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced Monday by the DI baseball committee.
The national top eight seeds are North Carolina (52-8), Vanderbilt (51-9), Oregon State (45-10), LSU (52-9), Cal State Fullerton (48-8), Virginia (47-10), Florida State (44-15) and Oregon (45-14).
The Southeastern Conference led all conferences in the number of teams in the championship field with nine, while the Atlantic Coast Conference has eight. The Pac-12 and Sun Belt conferences have four.
Making the tournament for the first time include: Bryant of the Northeast Conference, Canisius of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Central Arkansas of the Southland Conference, Savannah State of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and South Dakota State of the Summit Conference. Overall, 31 of the 64 teams were in the field last year.
Miami (Fla.) is in the field for the 41st consecutive year, extending its own record. Florida State is making its 36th consecutive appearance, second all time. Other long consecutive streaks: Cal State Fullerton (22), Rice (19) and South Carolina (14).
Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. The regionals are scheduled to be conducted May 31-June 3 (if necessary). Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced at 11 p.m. ET June 3.
The 67th Menâ??s College World Series begins June 15 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb.