USC and Costal Carolina Sunday were named two of the 16 host teams for the NCAA baseball regionals which begin Friday. As a host, USC will receive an at large bid to the tournament when the entire field is announce Monday. Coastal Carolina earned the automatic bid from the Big South Conference by winning the conference tournament Sunday. This will be USC’s 12th time as a regional host. Coastal will be hosting for a third time. The Coastal regional will be played at BB&T Coastal Field in Myrtle Beach, home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league team.
Also named as regional hosts Sunday were Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Cal State Fullerton, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma, Texas, TCU, UCLA and Virginia. The SEC led all conferences with four hosts. The ACC was next with three.
Ray Tanner Sunday news conference