NC State will host Navy at 7 p.m. on Friday at Doak Field in a game that will be available on ESPN3.
NC State (35-20) is #1 seed in the Raleigh Regional and Coastal Carolina (44-15) is the #2 seed. FWIW, many NCAA Baseball websites had predicted that Coastal Carolina would host its own regional. Saint Mary’s finished the regular season 33-23 and comes in as the third seed. The fourth seeded Navy Midshipmen (42-14-1) round out the field.
— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) May 30, 2016
Unfortunately, State will take the field this post-season without starting pitcher, Ryan Williamson. Williamson announced on Friday that he has torn his UCL and will require Tommy John surgery.
— Pack the Bases (@PackTheBases) May 30, 2016
The Atlantic Coast Conference tied an NCAA record with TEN programs advancing to the Tournament, three of which nabbed national seeds:
4. Texas A&M
5. Texas Tech
6. Mississippi State
— ESPNU (@ESPNU) May 30, 2016
— ACC Baseball (@ACCBaseball) May 30, 2016
If you are keeping count at home, UNC’s baseball fortunes have taken a significant turn from last decade when the Tar heels were a regular in the NCAA Tournament (and College World Series) with the help of fake classes and free grades that kept their players eligible. *Suddenly* the Tar heels are struggling and have now failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.
So effectively, NC State's series win over UNC kept the Tar Heels out of both the ACC and NCAA tournament
— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) May 30, 2016
Teams from the Carolinas
— UNC SUCKS (@UNC_sucks_REX) May 30, 2016