Virginia Selected to Host NCAA Baseball Regional
May 28, 2006
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Charlottesville, VA -The NCAA announced today that Virginia has been awarded one of the 16 regional sites for the 60th annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The four-team tournament will take place Fri. June 2 through Mon. June 5 at Davenport Field at the UVa Baseball Stadium. Two games will be played Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If necessary, a single game will occur Monday.
The remaining at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time, Mon,, May 29, during a live, half-hour program on ESPN. The 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 reseed the field after play begins. Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on www.ncaasports.com, Monday, June 5 at approximately Midnight (ET). Times for the regional to be held at Virginia’s Davenport field will be announced after the NCAA’s television partners have selected the games they will televise from the opening rounds of the championship.
The 16 regional sites, with host institutions are as follows: Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.; Cal St. Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.; Clemson, Clemson, S.C.; Georgia, Athens, Ga.; Georgia Tech, Atlanta; Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.; Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.; Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.; North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.; Oregon St., Corvallis, Oregon; Pepperdine, Malibu, Calif.; Rice, Houston; Texas, Austin, Texas; and Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
By virtue of being awarded a regional, nine of the host institutions also have been selected as at-large teams to the 64-team field. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia, have made the field as at-large selections. Clemson, Mississippi, Nebraska, Pepperdine, Rice, would clinch automatic berths by winning their conference tournament championship, which are scheduled for Sunday afternoon. A loss in those tournament championship games makes them an at-large selection. Cal St. Fullerton and Oregon St. already have clinched automatic berths by virtue of winning the Big West Conference and Pacific-10 Conference, respectively. Each regional field features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. All 16 regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 2, to Monday, June 5.
Kentucky and Pepperdine will host a regional for the first time, while North Carolina, Oregon St. and Virginia are hosting for the second time in school history. This will be the 22nd time that Texas has hosted a regional, while Clemson (11th) is the only other institution to host 10 or more times since the NCAA went to the regional format in 1975. Georgia Tech is hosting a regional for the eighth time, while Cal St. Fullerton (sixth), Oklahoma (sixth overall and third time in Norman), Alabama (fifth), Nebraska (fifth), Rice (fifth), Georgia (three) and Mississippi (three) have hosted in the past as well.
Cavalier fans can preorder tickets today at UVa’s Internet site, VirginiaSports.com, or in person or by phone at the UVa Ticket office (800-542-UVA1) Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reserved seat booklets are sold out and only General Admission booklets remain. General admission booklets are $40. If available, single-game reserved tickets will be $12 and single-game general admission tickets will be $8 and will go on sale Friday.