USC Baseball to Take on Ohio State in NCAA Regional

Kristopher Nichols
May 29, 2018

Texas A&M earned a No. 3 seed in the Austin Regional and will face No. 2 seed Indiana.

Kentucky snubbed: The SEC is in no position to nitpick the selection committee's decisions, with a record-tying 10 teams in the tournament and the aforementioned cluster of national seeds, but it was peculiar at best to see Kentucky omitted from the field. The victor goes on to the Super Regionals next weekend. The Cowboys were announced as one of the tournament's "last four in".

Auburn earned a No. 2 seed in the Raleigh Regional during the NCAA Tournament selection show on Monday and will face No. 3 seed Northeastern.

The Red Raiders are hosting for the sixth time overall and for a third-consecutive year after boasting an RPI of 10 to end the year. The Rebels drew Tennessee Tech, owner of the nation's No. 1 offense in terms of batting average, home runs and scoring, as their No. 2 seed in Oxford. "For this team in particular, this is a fantastic accomplishment considering where we were at times".

A few miles down the I-40 in Chapel Hill, UNC will begin NCAA tournament play at 2 p.m. on Friday against fourth-seeded in-state rival NC A&T. Should UNC survive its regional this time around, it would be paired against the victor of the Stetson bracket in a Super Regional.

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Each of the 16 regionals features four teams, playing a double-elimination format.

The Pirates are the No. 12 overall seed, matched against the victor of the Arkansas regional. USC is the number two seed in that region.

The Pirates beat the Seahawks in both regular-season meetings, but both games were close.

Game 5 - Game 3 victor vs. Not only will the Blue Devils be there, along with top-seeded Georgia and No. 3 Troy, but the No. 4 seed in the field is the Big South champion Campbell Camels. The No. 2-seeded Bears will travel to Stanford, California, and take on No. 3-seed Cal State Fullerton in a 4 p.m. CT matchup on Friday.

The victor advances to play the victor of the Deland Regional, hosted by Stetson, in a best-of-three Super Regional.

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