May 27, 2012
The NCAA announced today that Charlottesville, Va., has been selected as one of 16 regional host sites for the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The four-team, double-elimination tournament will run June 1-4 at UVa's Davenport Field. Two games each will be played Friday (June 1), Saturday (June 2) and Sunday (June 3). If necessary, a single game will be played Monday (June 4).
The remaining at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be announced at noon Monday on ESPNU. Regional game times also will be announced Monday. The selection committee will set the entire 64-team bracket through both the super regionals and the first round of the Men's College World Series and will not re-seed the field after play begins. Selection of the eight Super Regional hosts will be announced June 4 at approximately 11 p.m. following the conclusion of the regional round.
The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records (through May 26) are as follows:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana - LSU (43-16)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina - North Carolina (44-14)
Charlottesville, Virginia - Virginia (38-17)
College Station, Texas - Texas A&M (42-16)
Columbia, South Carolina - South Carolina (40-17)
Coral Gables, Florida - *Miami (FL) (36-20)
Eugene, Oregon - *Oregon (42-16)
Gainesville, Florida - Florida (42-18)
Gary, Indiana - Purdue (44-12)
Houston - Rice (40-17)
Los Angeles - *UCLA (41-14)
Palo Alto, California - *Stanford (37-16)
Raleigh, North Carolina - North Carolina State (39-17)
Tallahassee, Florida - Florida State (43-15)
Tucson, Arizona - *Arizona (37-17)
Waco, Texas - Baylor (44-14)
*Teams that are playing today (Sunday, May 27).
By virtue of being awarded a regional, all 16 host institutions also have been selected to the 64-team field.
Virginia will serve as a regional host site for the third-consecutive year and the sixth time overall (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012). UVa will make its ninth-consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament and its 12th all-time.
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