The Clemson Tigers narrowly missed on a top-eight national seed but will be one of three teams from the Palmetto State and one of two hosts along with Coastal Carolina named to the NCAA Baseball Tournament field.
Tenth-seeded Clemson will begin play on Friday at 6 PM with their opening contest against Morehead State in the double-elimination regional.
The other two teams in the Tigers’ regional include Vanderbilt and St. John’s who kick off the regional at noon on Friday.
The Tigers are paired in a regional with #7 seed Florida State, who the Tigers split four games with Seminoles including a loss in the ACC Tournament. The other teams in the Seminoles regional include Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Samford.
The #15 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers begin regional play with a matchup against LIU-Brooklyn at Springs Brooks Stadium at 6 PM. UConn and Washington play the other opening matchup in Conway on Friday at noon. The Chanticleers’ regional is paired with the Stanford regional featuring the host Cardinal, Baylor, Cal-State Fullerton and Wright State.
The NCAA Tournament committee will send the South Carolina Gamecocks to Greenville, NC in the East Carolina regional. The Gamecocks will open play on the #2 line against the #3 seed Ohio State. The Pirates were named a 12th seed nationally, and will open against in-state foe UNC-Wilmington. The Greenville regional is paired with the Fayetteville regional featuring #5-seed Arkansas, Southern Miss, Dallas Baptist and Oral Roberts.
The ACC received two of the top-eight seeds with #6 North Carolina and #7 Florida State, and four regional sites overall with Clemson and NC State joining the Tar Heels and Seminoles. The SEC also received four regional hosts with top-seeded Florida, joined by 4th-seed Ole Miss, 5th-seed Arkansas and 8th seed Georgia.
Joining the Chanticleers in the Tournament was fellow Sun Belt member Troy, who will play in the Athens, Georgia regional.
Clemson Head Coach Monte Lee
USC’s Mark Kingston on playing at East Carolina
Gamecocks shortstop on returning to the NCAA Tournament
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