(WFXR) — Liberty and Virginia were among the 64 college baseball teams that heard their names called on Monday afternoon during the NCAA Division I baseball championship selection show.
The Cavaliers will begin their journey to Omaha in Columbia, South Carolina, where they’ll play in a regional pod with 11th-seed Old Dominion as well as Jacksonville and South Carolina. UVA enters the tournament with a 29-23 record and is coming off a run to the ACC tournament semifinals last week.
Virginia will play the Gamecocks in their regional opener on Friday at noon in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN2.
Liberty travels to Knoxville, Tenneseee and will play ACC champions Duke in its regional opener on Friday at noon. The Knoxville regional also features host and third-seed Tennessee and Wright State. The Flames are 39-14 this season and lost to Jacksonville in the ASUN championship game on Saturday, 7-3.
The regional round is a double-elimination format between the four teams in each pod. The winner advances to a best-of-three Super Regional that decides who will appear in the eight-team College World Series field in Omaha, Nebraska.