After today (unless there is a rainout somewhere), the NCAA baseball tournament will be down to 16 teams. They will be paired into 8 pairs for super-regional play, which is a best of three series that will played over the next weekend.
Already in: #1 Miami which will play the school from Tuscon, #2 North Carolina will play Coastal Carolina, #7 LSU will play UC Irvine. Also in are #6 Rice, #3 Arizona State, Wichita State, and North Carolina State.
Today's games to pick the remaining six teams:
Stanford Regional - The Cardinal got two home runs from Sean Ratliff, including a grand slam, to beat Pepperdine 9-7 to advance to the super-regional. The Cardinal will either host UCLA or travel to Cal State Fullerton.
Athens Regional - Georgia Tech plays Georgia. Georgia would host a super-regional if it wins against NC State. The Bulldogs routed their archrival Georgia Tech, 18-6, and will host NC State in the super-regional.
Tallahassee Regional - Florida State plays Tulane. Florida State would host a super-regional if it wins against Wichita State. The Seminoles easily got past Tulane 16-7 to move on the super-regional against Wichita State.
College Station Regional - Houston takes on Texas A&M. The winner travels to Rice for a super-regional matchup. The Aggies win 13-5 and move on to face Rice.
Long Beach Regional - Fresno State hopes to become the only #4 seed to make it to the super-regional, but #2 San Diego stands in the way. The winner travels to Tempe to take on Arizona State. The Bulldogs pulled off the upset with a 5-1 win to advance on to the super-regional in Tempe.
Fullerton Regional - UCLA plays Cal State Fullerton for the third straight game and the winner moves on to the super-regional. Cal State Fullerton would host Stanford and UCLA would almost assuredly travel to Stanford. This game starts at 8:06 pm PT. If it ends before midnight, there will be great rejoicing in the land. Or at least my apartment. It finished at 11:29 pm PT, but there was no joy in my apartment. The evil ones from Fullerton won 5-4 and will host Stanford in the super-regional. Let's Go Cardinal!