The Texas baseball team won’t have to travel too far for the NCAA regionals. But this may be a tougher trip to Dallas than many think.
Coach Augie Garrido’s club landed in the Dallas Baptist regional when the 64-team tournament field was announced Monday. Texas (30-25) will be the No. 3 seed and face No. 2 seed Oregon State (38-16-1) in the first round at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
No. 1 seed Dallas Baptist (43-13) won 40 games for the first time in school history and finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference. DBU, which has only been eligible for Division I postseason baseball since 2006, faces No. 4 seed Virginia Commonwealth (37-22).
The winner of the Dallas regional advances to face the winner of the Coral Gables regional. Miami, Columbia, East Carolina and Florida International meet there. NCAAs regionals have a double-elimination format. The winner of the best-of-3 super regional advances to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
Few expected the Longhorns to even get this far after a disappointing regular season. But the Horns stormed through the Big 12 tournament and captured the league’s automatic berth.
All-tournament passes go on sale Tuesday morning for $60. Single-game tickets ranging from $10 to $20 go on sale Thursday. For more information, log on to DBUTickets.com or call 512-471-3333.
DBU was one of four Texas-based teams to land regional hosting duties. Big 12 regular season champion TCU, Texas A&M and Houston will also host.
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