By NEMS Daily Journal
Baseball regional pairings announced today …
Diamond Dogs headed to Tallahassee Regional
MSU Media Relations
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State’s SEC Tourney Champion baseball squad learned Monday that it will be headed to Tallahassee, Fla., to compete in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional this weekend (June 1-4). State (39-22), the No. 2 seed in the regional, will face third-seeded Samford (39-21), the Southern Conference champion, in Friday’s opening round at a time to be announced.
The other two teams in the regional – top-seeded Florida State (43-15) and fourth-seeded Conference USA champ UAB (32-28) – will also square off Friday. The host Seminoles are the No. 3 national seed.
The winner of the double-elimination Tallahassee Regional will meet the winner of the Palo Alto Regional, being hosted by Stanford, in Super Regional play June 8-10.
The Diamond Dogs are making their 31st NCAA appearance all-time. MSU is 74-58 in NCAA play in its storied baseball history.
Samford roster includes pitcher Lex Rutledge from Tupelo.
Ole Miss headed to College Station Regional
School and staff report
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M baseball team found out its competition during the NCAA College Station Regional on Monday as the NCAA selection committee announced that TCU, Ole Miss and Dayton are all bound for Aggieland.
The Aggies (42-16) will face the regional’s No. 4 seed Dayton (31-28) on Friday at 6:35 p.m. following the 12:35 p.m. contest between third-seeded Ole Miss (35-24) and second-seeded TCU (36-19).
Texas A&M, which was named one of the 16 regional host sites on Sunday, has won 14 of its last 18 games and is making a school-record sixth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. A year ago, the Aggies’ path to the College World Series began on their home field as they started their postseason run by winning the College Station Regional.
The Rebels played at College Station in 1999 under Pat Harrison.
It marks the 28th overall appearance for the Aggies in the NCAA Tournament and the sixth time in seven years under the direction of head coach Rob Childress.
Read more in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.