Mississippers love their college baseball and fans of Mississippi State and Ole Miss will be happy to know that both schools will host the NCAA regionals this weekend.
Starkville and Oxford were selected as one of 16 host locations for the NCAA Tournament. It is the second right year for the rebels to have postseason play at Swayze Field, while Bulldogs will host for the first time since 2016.
The rest of the field will be announced on the NCAA Selection Show today at 1
The four teams of regionals begin with a few games Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A "if necessary" game will be played on Monday, June 3rd.
This is the 14th time MSU hosts a regional manager and it has advanced seven times as the host team. Bulldogs won the 2016 Starkville Regional, but were swept home at Arizona's Starkville Super Regional.
Diamond Dogs was projected to be No. 3 national seed by D1Baseball.com. National seeds will also be announced during Monday's show program.
Ole Miss welcomed Saint Louis, Missouri State and Tennessee Tech to Oxford last year, but it was Tennessee Tech who moved to a super regional after winning two out of Rebels. 19659003] Ole Miss thought to have earned the last regional host after a strong show at the SEC tournament as the rebels went on to the championship.
Ole Miss and Texas A & M were running for the last place and Rebels posted a 4-0 record against Aggies this season. Texas A & M has an RPI of 15 while Ole Miss is at No. 22.
Six of the 16 NCAA sites are from the SEC with Arkansas, Georgia, LSU and Vanderbilt joining Bulldogs and Rebels.
Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA and East Carolina are the remaining host sites.