For just the second time ever, WVU baseball will host an NCAA Regional.
West Virginia was selected as one of 16 host programs by the NCAA. The double elimination-style regional will begin May 31 at Monongalia County Ballpark. That venue has never hosted an NCAA postseason contest.
The full bracket for the 64-team NCAA Championship will be announced Monday at noon, and a lot more about the Morgantown Regional will become apparent then. That’s when WVU will learn the three other teams in its portion of the bracket, as well as its seed.
If WVU wins its regional, it will advance to a Super Regional. The top eight remaining seeds host that stage of the NCAA Championship, with the winners of those best-of-three series moving on to the College World Series in Omaha.
The Mountaineers didn’t accomplish their goal of winning a Big 12 title, but they certainly strengthened their case for a regional. WVU advanced to the Big 12 championship game by beating Kansas once and Texas Tech twice, before falling to Oklahoma State in the final.
That was enough to help the Mountaineers make school history, earning the right to host an NCAA Regional for the first time since 1955.
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