UVA Baseball to host NCAA Tournament Regional

Published: May. 29, 2023 at 9:21 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The UVA baseball team has earned the national 7-seed for the NCAA tournament. The ‘Hoos will play at home this weekend in the Charlottesville regional and host a Super Regional the following weekend if they advance.

Virginia will be joined in the Charlottesville regional by East Carolina (45-17), Oklahoma (31-26), and Army (38-16).

It’s the first time since 2016 that Virginia has hosted a NCAA tournament Regional.

“When you have an opportunity to host a regional, you’ve shown a track record of having a great fan base,” says UVa coach Brian O’Connor. “This community has rallied around this baseball program and this team this year. It’s a reward for our players but also a reward for our fans”.

The Cavaliers will host the 4-team, double-elimination regional Friday, June 2, to Sunday, June 4, and Monday, June 5, if necessary. VIrginia is paired with the Conway, South Carolina Regional.

Here are the NCAA tournament sites:

  • Auburn, Alabama – Auburn (34-21-1)
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana – LSU (43-15)
  • Charlottesville, Virginia – Virginia (45-12)
  • Clemson, South Carolina – Clemson (43-17)
  • Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina (39-19)
  • Conway, South Carolina – Coastal Carolina (39-19)
  • Coral Gables, Florida – Miami (FL) (40-19)
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas – Arkansas (41-16)
  • Gainesville, Florida – Florida (44-14)
  • Lexington, Kentucky – Kentucky (36-18)
  • Nashville, Tennessee – Vanderbilt (41-18)
  • Stanford, California – Stanford (38-16)
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma – Oklahoma State (41-17) through games of 5/28
  • Terre Haute, Indiana – Indiana State (42-15)
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Alabama (40-19)
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina – Wake Forest (47-10)

By virtue of being awarded a regional, all 16 host institutions also have been selected to the 64-team championship field. All 16 regionals are scheduled for Friday, June 2, to Monday, June 5.

Virginia has been a host institution for NCAA Regionals 10 times (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010-2014, 2016, 2023).

The Cavaliers will be part of the NCAA Tournament field for the 20th time overall and 17th under Coach Brian O’Connor.

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