Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

May 28, 2013

Cavaliers, Hokies will host NCAA regionals


Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. — For the third straight year, five Atlantic Coast Conference schools will open the NCAA Division I baseball tournament at home.

Florida State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia and Virginia Tech are among the 16 schools that were named hosts for regionals. The tournament begins Friday.

Big 12 champion Oklahoma (40-19) will play Coastal Carolina (37-21) at 1 p.m. Friday at English Field in Blacksburg. On its home field, Virginia Tech (38-20) will take on Connecticut (40-19) after that game.

Virginia (47-10), one of the top eight seeds in Division I, will open the Charlottesville Regional on Friday, hosting Army (29-21) at Davenport Field at 1 p.m. The evening game pits Elon (32-28) and UNC–Wilmington (37-21).

The double-elimination regional round will end on Sunday or Monday, depending on the fate of the winner’s bracket teams.

Four Southeastern Conference schools will be hosts: LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. Pac-12 schools playing at home will be Oregon, Oregon State and UCLA.

Other host teams are Indiana, Cal State Fullerton, Louisville and Kansas State.

North Carolina (52-8) was selected as the top seed in the tournament.

Regional winners advance to best-of-three super regionals, beginning June 7. The eight super-regional winners move on to Omaha for the College World Series, starting June 15.

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NCAA Division I Baseball Regionals

By The Associated Press

Area sites only are listed

Double Elimination

(x-if necessary)

At English Field, Blacksburg, Va.

Friday, May 31

Game 1 — Coastal Carolina (37-21) vs. Oklahoma (40-19), 1 p.m.

Game 2 — UConn (40-19) at Virginia Tech (38-20), 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m.

Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 2

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 1 p.m.

Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Monday, June 3

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

At Davenport Field, Charlottesville, Va.

Friday, May 31

Game 1 — Army (29-21) at Virginia (47-10), 1 p.m.

Game 2 — Elon (32-28) vs. UNC Wilmington (37-21), 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m.

Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 2

Game 5 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 1 p.m.

Game 6 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m.

Monday, June 3

x-Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6 p.m.