Texas' Patrick Mathis (33) celebrates scoring a run against UT Arlington with Ryan Reynolds (37) during a NCAA baseball game at Disch-Falk Field, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)


Texas returns to NCAA tournament with a trip to Long Beach State’s regional

Posted May 29th, 2017


Texas is back in the field of 64.

After missing the NCAA tournament in 2016, Texas snagged one of the postseason competition’s at-large bids on Monday. Texas will be the second seed in a regional tournament hosted by Long Beach State. Joining the Longhorns and 49ers in the four-team field are UCLA and San Diego State.

Texas will play UCLA in its tournament opener at 6 p.m. on Friday. In March, the Longhorns swept UCLA in a three-game series that was played in Austin.


The 16 regional tournaments will follow a double-elimination format with the last team standing qualifies for a super regional. The eight victors in the super regionals advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

Texas is 37-22 this season. On Sunday, UT fell in the championship game of the Big 12’s tournament.

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