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NCAA Baseball Tournament Regional wrap-up

Who’s headed to Omaha?

2017 Division I Men's College World Series - Florida v LSU - Game 2 Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

It was a great weekend of baseball for the SEC. South Carolina, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Florida and Arkansas all won their regionals and moved on to the Super Regionals.

Arkansas will face off against South Carolina in Fayetteville, Auburn will travel down to Gainesville to try and knock off the champs, while Vanderbilt and Mississippi State will meet in Nashville to try and secure their spot in Omaha.

Six SEC teams, three spots.

Auburn vs Florida is interesting. The Tigers definitely have the pitching to shut down that juggernaut Gator offense, and UF has been showing some cracks in the armor here recently. South Carolina already lost two of three games at Baum Stadium this year, but they gave The Hogs one of their just three home losses, we will see if that means anything. Vandy vs Mississippi State is a battle of teams who really turned it on near the end of the season, and are riding huge waves of momentum to close the season.

Some other super regionals to watch:

  • Duke at Texas Tech - Duke is looking to make their first appearance in Omaha since 1961, while the Red Raiders are looking to make their first appearance since... *checks notes* Oh, two years ago. The Raiders also reached Omaha for the first time ever in 2014. It’s a case of even year magic, perhaps?
  • Stetson at North Carolina - The Hatters were once a very good and steady program back in the early 2000s. Now, with Logan Gilbert’s help, they are two wins away from reaching the pinnacle of the sport. The Tar Heels are desperate to get back to Omaha, as it’s been five years.
  • Tennessee Tech at Texas - If offense is your game, Tennessee Tech is your name... of the team you want to watch. At 52-10, the Golden Eagles absolutely mash the baseball. They have hit 134 home runs, with seven guys in the starting lineup having ten or more dingers. The team slash line of .338/.434/.589 is just ridiculous. They will need every bit of the offense to go into Austin and knock off arguably the greatest college baseball program of all time. The Longhorns, on the other hand? They are looking to return to prominence, and an Omaha appearance would be a great start.

EIGHT FOR OMAHA

  • Florida
  • Arkansas
  • Vanderbilt
  • Oregon State
  • Stetson
  • Cal Fullerton
  • Duke
  • Tennessee Tech