The NCAA Baseball Selection Committee released their announcement of the postseason field of 64 teams on Monday. ESPN dedicated an entire 30 minute television show. I watched the French Open.
It’s not quite the hoopla of March Madness…okay, so it’s not even in the same multi-verse. However, this is an extremely level field of teams and I’m expecting a month of competitive baseball.
On to what matters, Austin was named a Regional host and the Longhorns were tabbed as the No. 7 national seed. Joining Texas in the Austin Regional are: Texas State, Kent State and Princeton. If you’re looking for a a remake of the Punic Wars, find another Regional.
I opined earlier that Regional play could be trickier for this Texas squad than a traditional three-game series (like the Horns should see in a Super Regional). That was before this troika was gift-wrapped and sent to Austin. (more…)