The 2016 ACC Tournament Champion Clemson Tigers were one of 16 programs selected to host an NCAA Regional for the 70th-annual Division I Baseball Championship, announced Sunday night by the NCAA. The regional will begin at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Friday.
Clemson is the No. 1 seed, while No. 2 seed Oklahoma State, No. 3 seed Nebraska and No. 4 seed Western Carolina round out the regional. Game times are noon and 7 p.m., on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 7 p.m. for the if-necessary game on Monday. The Tigers are also the No. 7 national seed, their fourth national seed in history and first since 2006.
Clemson was one of six ACC schools chosen to host a regional, joining Florida State, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), NC State and Virginia. Other host schools include Florida, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt. The ACC also had 10 teams selected to the field, tying an NCAA record.
This will be the 14th time since 1980 that Clemson hosts a regional and the first time since 2011. The Tigers will be making their 29th NCAA Tournament in the last 30 years and eighth in a row. In 2016, Clemson has a 42-18 record with nine consecutive wins.