Ohio State Baseball Makes NCAA Tournament

By 11W Staff on May 28, 2018 at 2:29 pm
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Ohio State's baseball team secured its 21st NCAA Tournament bid and second in three years Sunday. The Buckeyes, an at-large bid, are the No. 3 seed in the Greenville Regional that starts Monday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

No. 1 and host East Carolina, No. 2 South Carolina, and No. 4 UNC-Wilmington comprise the rest of the bracket.

Minnesota, Indiana, and Purdue are the other Big Ten teams to make the tournament.

"Well, I'm happy with the location and Clark-LeClair Stadium is a really cool place for college baseball,” head coach Greg Beals said in a university release.

“We've been there, four or five years ago, we played in a tournament there in the preseason. Great college baseball atmosphere. You're playing the University of South Carolina. Obviously a very good historical program. You're not going to play at this time of year that's not a formidable opponent."

Ohio State opens regional play against South Carolina at 2 p.m. Friday on ESPN2. The Gamecocks finished the 2018 season with a 33-24 overall record. The Buckeyes are 6-13 all-time vs. South Carolina, but Friday's clash will be the first meeting between the universities in 30 years.

The winner of the Greenville regional will move on to a Super Regional next weekend against the winner of the Fayetteville Regional, which consists of Arkansas, Oral Roberts, Dallas Baptist and Southern Miss.

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