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Virginia Baseball set to host Charlottesville Regional for NCAA Championships

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The national title defense starts now!

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The Virginia Cavaliers were selected as one of the 16 schools to host a regional for the upcoming NCAA Championships, the NCAA announced Sunday evening.

Virginia was building a strong case for a national seed, but going 1-2 in the ACC Tournament didn't help their chances. The full field, including the top eight national seeds, will be announced at noon on Monday on ESPNU.

The 16 regional sites are as follows:

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana – LSU (42-18)
  • Charlottesville, Virginia – Virginia (37-20)
  • Clemson, South Carolina – Clemson (42-18)
  • College Station, Texas – Texas A&M (45-14)
  • Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina (42-15)
  • Coral Gables, Florida – Miami (FL) (45-11)
  • Fort Worth, Texas – TCU (42-15)
  • Gainesville, Florida – Florida (47-13)
  • Lafayette, Louisiana – UL Lafayette (41-19)
  • Louisville, Kentucky – Louisville (47-12)
  • Lubbock, Texas – Texas Tech (41-16)
  • Nashville, Tennessee – Vanderbilt (43-17)
  • Oxford, Mississippi – Ole Miss (43-17)
  • Raleigh, North Carolina – North Carolina State (35-20)
  • Starkville, Mississippi – Mississippi State (41-16)
  • Tallahassee, Florida – Florida State (37-20)

The ACC produced six regional hosts, just behind the SEC's seven. The Big 12 has two regional hosts, while the Sun Belt has one. This is the ninth time Virginia has hosted a regional.

Each regional field features four teams, playing in a double-elimination format. All 16 regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 3 to Monday, June 6 (if necessary).