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Kristian: LSU secures top 4 seed, will play Texas Southern on Friday
December 18 2017, 06:30 | Irvin Gilbert
The Golden Eagles will face Florida State today at noon for a right to play in the regional championship. Tony Marable | Herald-Citizen
- The Auburn baseball team will make its 20th postseason appearance this week as the Tigers were selected as the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, which begins Friday in Tallahassee, Fla. The Cavaliers (42-14) and the Patriots (40-19) will play at 4:00 p.m.
The squad failed to earn an at-large bid to the 64-team field after posting a 31-27 record during the season.
UNC, the No. 2 national seed, will host Davidson on Friday at 6 p.m.at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill.
Tech was selected as the No. 1 seed in the Lubbock Regional with Arizona being the No. 2 seed, Sam Houston State being the No. 3 seed and DE grabbing the No. 4 seed, according to the release. The eight super regional winners will advance to the College World Series, scheduled for June 17-28 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Texas is headed far west for the NCAA Tournament, Sam Houston State is headed to West Texas while Dallas Baptist is simply headed across the Metroplex.
While Fox has yet to announce his regional pitching plans, he figures to hold ACC Pitcher of the Year J.B. Bukauskas back until Saturday when UNC faces FGCU or MI in either a winner's bracket or elimination game. The Blue Devils have won more than 30 games in a season seven times under Hickey. Oral Roberts went unbeaten against the SEC this season, a three game sweep of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. They enter the tournament on a 16-game win streak.
Game 2 - No. 1 Arkansas vs. The Chanticleers won the Sun Belt Conference regular-season title in their first year in the league, but lost in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. Since 2008, it leads the conference in wins (343) and conference wins (147). Missouri State, No. 8 overall national seed, came within one victory of punching its ticket to the College World Series, dropping a hard-fought Super Regional series with Arkansas in three games. The victor of the Louisville Regional is paired with the victor of the Lexington Regional. Instead, Clemson was named a host site despite losing 11 of its final 12 ACC games, capped by UVA's 10-2 win over the Tigers on Friday at the ACC tournament.