Indiana earns No. 4 seed overall in NCAAs

Indiana baseball became the first national seed in Big Ten history today when the Hoosiers were given the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. IU could potentially now both the regional and super regional rounds on the road to Omaha. Read more here.

All of Indiana's hard work in baseball is beginning to pay off.

Winners of 30 of the last 33 games, the Big Ten regular season title and the Big Ten Tournament championship, the Indiana baseball team was rewarded Monday with the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The seed was revealed at Noon ET. Indiana's players had gathered at Yogi's Bar and Grill in Bloomington to watch the selection show.

The significance of the No. 4 seed overall?

If Indiana can get through this weekend's Regional at Bart Kaufman Field, then the Hoosiers will also host the Super Regional next week. Get out of the best-of-three Super Regional and Indiana would punch its ticket to a return trip to Omaha, Neb. For the 2014 College World Series.

Indiana will open regional play on Friday night at 7 p.m. against Youngstown State.

The other two teams in IU's regional are Stanford and Indiana State.

On the other side of IU's bracket, looking ahead to a possible Super Regional, are top seed Vanderbilt, along with Oregon, Clemson and Xavier.

AllHoosiers.com's Justin Albers will have a reaction story from IU coach Tracy Smith and players following interviews at Yogi's.


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