The Georgia Tech baseball team found out who they will play in this week’s NCAA Regionals and also found out their seeding for the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
On Monday afternoon, the Georgia Tech baseball team found out what programs they’ll have to battle to get to an NCAA Super Regional for the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The Jackets learned that they will host Auburn, Coastal Carolina, and Florida A&M.
The Jackets also learned that they are the No.3 overall seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, joining the likes of Vanderbilt, UCLA, and Georgia in the top 4. Rounding out the top-10 in order is Arkansas, Miss St., Louisville, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and East Carolina.
The Jackets have history this season against one of their opponents, playing two games this season against the Auburn Tigers. The Jackets took both games from the Tigers this season, defeating them in Auburn on April 2nd 9-2 and defeating them at Russ Chandler Stadium on April 16th by a final sore of 11-6.
Overall, the Tigers collected a 33-25 record this season including a non-conference record of 18-7. In the SEC Tournament, the Tigers went 1-2 but did a pick win up over a top-25 Tennessee program.
Coastal Carolina won the NCAA Championship back in 2016 but this year they needed to go down to the wire to ensure they got into the NCAA Tournament. The Chanticleers this season went 35-24-1. They went 4-6-1 against Quadrant 1 teams this season.
The final of the three teams coming to Atlanta for this week’s regional is the Florida A&M Rattlers who will actually enter the tournament with a losing record. The Rattlers went 27-32 this season , mostly because of an 8-21 conference record but did end up winning the MEAC Conference including the MEAC Conference Tournament clinching their bid into the NCAA Tournament.
Additionally, by being a top eight seed, if the Jackets move on past the regional, they will also be the host of a Super Regional. The winner of the Atlanta Regional in the tournament will take on the winner of the Chapel Hill Regional. North Carolina, Tennessee, Liberty, and UNC Wilimington are the programs in the Chapel Hill Regional.
The first game of the Atlanta regional will begin on Friday and the regional will be played through next Monday.