On Monday afternoon, the NCAA Baseball Tournament Selection Committee announced Virginia will be the #3 seed in the Columbia regional of the 2021 NCAA Baseball Tournament. It will be Virginia’s first appearance in the NCAA Regionals since 2017.
COLUMBIA REGIONAL— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) May 31, 2021
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Joining Virginia in Columbia will be the Old Dominion Monarchs, South Carolina Gamecocks, and Jacksonville Dolphins. Despite hosting, the Gamecocks are actually the #2 seed. With the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee pre-selecting host sites three weeks ago, the Monarchs were not considered as a host at that time, but have played their way to being one of the top 16 teams in the country.
The Hoos finished the season 29-23 overall, 18-18 in the ACC. They won Pool A of the ACC Tournament, but fell in the ACC Semifinals to Duke. Virginia has won 12 of their last 17 and appear to be playing their best baseball of the season.
They’ll kick off the Columbia Regional against number two seed South Carolina on Friday. The winner of the Columbia Regional will square off against the winner of the Fort Worth Regional.