Bulldogs selected to host baseball regional
- Author: Rosalie Stanley May 29, 2018,
May 29, 2018, 0:29
The entire 64-team bracket and national seeds will be unveiled during Monday's selection show, which airs live on ESPNU at 9 a.m.
The speculation entering the ACC Tournament was that the Miami baseball team had to at least reach the Championship game to have at best an outside chance at an at-large bid.
The University of Louisville baseball team will travel to Lubbock, Texas, to face No. 3 seed Kent State as the No. 2 seed in the Texas Tech Regional in the NCAA baseball tournament.
Florida (42-17), which has been ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 all season in the D1Baseball poll and won its second-straight SEC regular-season title, has lost five of its last six games. The loss to Clemson ended the winning streak.
The top four national seeds, as announced by the NCAA on Twitter, are the Florida Gators, the Ole Miss Rebels, the Oregon State Beavers and the Stanford Cardinal.
"You know, I guess I look at it this way: We're just going to play hard". "We always play for that big inning".
They'll open Friday playing the No. 3 seed Ohio State and advancing to play either the Pirates or No. 4-seeded UNC Wilmington.
That set the table for Mendoza, who lined a 2-0 pitch from Shay Smiddy into right field for a 10-8 FSU lead.
The Seminoles, who hold the No. 7 overall seed, are looking for their first national championship and will host Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Samford.
Raleigh, a junior catcher from Cullowhee, North Carolina, earned MVP honors after batting.333 with a home run and six RBI in four tournament games. Florida State loaded the bases, but sophomore Logan Wyatt cooled the threat by snagging a rocket to first and then tagging the base for a double play. "With us, that hasn't happened, and it feels like we're climbing and we want to take that momentum into (NCAA) regionals and super regionals and get back to Omaha" for the College World Series.