D-I NCAA Baseball Tournament: Regional Sites

The regional sites for the 2009 D-I NCAA Baseball Tournament were released today, a day before ESPN’s “Road to Omaha” selection show, which airs at 12:30 P.M. on Memorial Day.

Navigators OF Tyler Thompson and the Florida Gators will host one of the 16 regionals.  Florida enters the tournament as the ninth-ranked team in the country by Baseball America.  The other regional sites are as follows:

• Atlanta/Georgia Tech 
• Austin, Texas/Texas 
• Baton Rouge, La./LSU 
• Chapel Hill, N.C./UNC 
• Clemson, S.C./Clemson 
• Fort Worth, Texas/TCU 
• Fullerton, Calif./Cal State Fullerton 
• Gainesville, Fla./Florida 
• Greenville, N.C./East Carolina 
• Houston/Rice 
• Irvine, Calif./UC Irvine 
• Louisville, Ky./Louisville 
• Norman, Okla./Oklahoma 
• Oxford, Miss./Mississippi 
• Tallahassee, Fla./Florida State 
• Tempe, Ariz./Arizona State

For the first time in school history, UC Irvine enters the tournament as the #1 team in the country.  Florida St. hosts a regional for a record 28th time.

…we’ll have more on the 64-team field after its announcement tomorrow…

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