The Georgia Tech baseball program will host an NCAA Regional for this year’s NCAA Tournament.
On Sunday, the Georgia Tech baseball team searched for it’s 10th ACC Tournament title. Unfortunately, the Jackets would fall short, losing to the North Carolina Tar Heels 10-2.
That being said, the Georgia Tech baseball team didn’t come away completely short handed on Sunday as it was announced the Jackets will host an ACC Regional. It will be the first time since 2011 that the Jackets will host a regional and the 11th time overall according to the Georgia Tech athletic department.
The Jackets will enter the ACC Tournament with an overall record of 41-17 and a conference record of 22-12. The Jackets will learn who they will face in their regional on Monday during the NCAA Selection Show on ESPNU.
Earlier today, D1Baseball.com had the Jackets as a regional host with the Ole Miss Rebels, UCF Golden Knights, and Central Michigan Chippewas all coming to Atlanta. However, that projection isn’t totally accurate as Ole Miss has been awarded an NCAA Regional. The Jackets are one of three ACC teams to host regionals joining North Carolina and Louisville.
The Jackets in their regional will look to continue their dominance against non-conference opponents. This season, the Jackets went 19-5 against non-conference opponents including two wins over Georgia and two wins over Auburn. The Jackets according to Warren Nolan had the 12th hardest non-conference schedule this season meaning the Jackets are plenty battle tested heading into the regionals.
After the Jackets learn who will be coming to Atlanta, the NCAA Regionals will get underway this upcoming Friday, May 31st and will go through June 3rd. The NCAA Super Regionals will then take place starting June 7th and ending 10th. The College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska will then begin June 15th and run through June 25st at the least.
If the Jackets make it all the way back to the College World Series, it will be the Jackets fourth overall and their first since 2006. All three of their appearances in program history have come in the Danny Hall coaching era. That being said, that is still a long ways away and the Jackets will have plenty of work to do until.