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Florida selected as one of 16 NCAA Baseball regional sites

The Florida baseball team will begin NCAA regional play this weekend in the confines of home.

On Sunday afternoon, Florida was one of 16 sites chosen to host the NCAA Baseball regionals. It is the first time the Gators will host a regional since 2005.

The four-team, double-elimination tournament will begin on Friday. The winner will advance to the best-of-three Super Regional to be held the following weekend at eight different sites.

The 64-team field for the NCAA Tournament will be announced live on ESPN, Monday at 12:30 p.m.

“We’re extremely excited about hosting games in Gainesville,” UF coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “It is great news for the program, our players, the University and the fans.”

Florida (39-20) finished 1-2 at the SEC tournament last week, after winning the league’s Eastern Division title for the first time since 2005, and placing second overall in the regular-season standings.

The other 15 schools chosen as host sites are: Arizona State, Cal State-Fullerton, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU, Louisville, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Rice, Texas, TCU and UC Irvine.


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:59pm]


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