Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Stetson University hosting NCAA baseball regional for first time

Florida State senior Phil Cofer receives medical redshirt to return for fifth season LSU softball wins Game 1 of Super Regional over Florida State
Isaac Mcdaniel | 29 May, 2018, 03:46

The regionals will be played June 1-4. Mississippi State (SEC) and Oklahoma (Big 12) were at-large selections, while Samford was the automatic qualifier as the SoCon champion.

You can view the full NCAA tournament bracket here. The junior second baseman finished 8-for-17 with two homers, three doubles, one triple, eight RBIs and eight runs scored in the four games in Durham. The Hatters, 45-11, were named among 16 NCAA regional hosts on Sunday ahead of the announcement of the full postseason field.

Despite not making it previous year, the Gamecocks earned an at-large bid to the tournament after the selection show Monday. The Pirates are joined in the regional by No. 2 SC and No. 3 Ohio State, who start play Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.

"I think it's just nice knowing it's familiar opponents we're lined up with". "We obviously drew a very tough field - Morehead State is a very, very good ball club and just beat Tennessee Tech, who is a two-seed, in their conference championship final".

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA has granted Florida State forward Phil Cofer's request for another year of eligibility.

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North Carolina, NC State and East Carolina will all open up the NCAA Tournament Friday night with home matchups.

Cofer started 24 games as a freshman and was second on the team in rebounding (4.5 per game) while averaging 6.9 points.

The Seminoles would finally get their first win on the road in this series during the 1967 season - the 10th meeting between the teams - but would have to make it another decade before duplicating that feet. The Seminoles, who hold the No. 7 overall seed, are looking for their first national championship and will host Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Samford.

The Red Raiders are hosting for the sixth time overall and for a third-consecutive year after boasting an RPI of 10 to end the year. Purdue (37-19), the No. 2 seed, will play third-seeded Houston (36-23) at 7 p.m. ET Friday in a four-team double-elimination weekend.

"Probably there's no team in America that needed a little time off than us, because of our injuries, because of playing two games until 2:30 in the morning and then having to play a day game the next day".

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