Six Regionals Still to be Decided
Ten of the sixteen NCAA Baseball Regionals were decided yesterday, but six spots are still up for grabs.
Vanderbilt, Auburn, Florida State, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Texas Tech, Ole Miss, LSU, North Carolina and Duke have all clinched spots in the Super Regionals, beginning Thursday and Friday.
Here is where the other six stand:
In Los Angeles, #1 national seed UCLA won a pair of games yesterday and will play a final game tonight at 9:00 against Loyola Marymount. Winner advances.
In Louisville, the 7th seeded Cardinals forced a deciding game against Illinois State. That game is today at noon.
In Oklahoma City, Connecticut knocked off #9 seed Oklahoma State, forcing a deciding game tonight at 6:00
After rain virtually washed out the first day of competition, they are almost caught up in Greenville. #10 seed East Carolina won twice yesterday and will have to defeat Campbell twice today in order to advance to the final. Game one is scheduled for noon and the second, if necessary, at 6:00.
In Palo Alto, #11 seed Stanford has forced a deciding game with Fresno State. That game is scheduled for 9:00 pm.
And, in Corvallis, where the #16 Seed Oregon State was eliminated in two games, Michigan and Creighton have a winner take all game tonight at 6:00.
Here are the Super Regional Pairings
Michigan/Creighton winner vs. UCLA/Loyola-Marymount winner. UCLA will host if they win. If UCLA loses, Creighton hosts with a win over Michigan. If Michigan and LMU win, the NCAA will decide the host spot.
Duke at #2 Vanderbilt
Auburn at #14 North Carolina
Florida State at #13 LSU
#12 Ole Miss at #5 Arkansas
#11 Stanford or Fresno State at #6 Mississippi State
#10 ECU/Campbell vs. #7 Louisville/Illinois State. Louisville hosts if they win. An Illinois State win and an ECU win gives East Carolina the host spot. If both ECU and Louisville lose, the committee decides who hosts.
#9 Oklahoma State/UCONN winner travels to #8 Texas Tech.
Four SEC teams will host Super Regionals. (Vandy, Arkansas, LSU and Mississippi State). So far there is only one Super Regional (Ole Miss at Arkansas) involving two teams from the same conference. There would be a second if Oklahoma State defeats Connecticut, with Texas Tech waiting in the wings.
Should be an interesting Monday.