MIAMI SELECTED AS ONE OF 16 NCAA REGIONAL HOST SITES

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- For the 27th time in program history, the University of Miami has been selected as one of 16 Regional host sites for the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

Miami (45-11) will be making its NCAA-record 44th consecutive postseason appearance this week when play at the Coral Gables Regional begins Friday, June 3 at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

Miami was one of six ACC schools selected to host the Regional Round, joining Clemson, Florida State, NC State, Louisville and Virginia. Six host sites is a record for the ACC, besting the previous conference high of five.

The last year Miami hosted a regional was 2015, when second-seeded East Carolina, third-seeded Columbia and fourth-seeded FIU visited Mark Light Field in late May through early June. Miami was awarded the No. 5 national seed last season, and after successfully capturing a Coral Gables Super Regional victory over VCU, made its 24th trip to the College World Series.

The Hurricanes, who won the 2016 ACC Regular Season Championship, have hosted an NCAA Regional for three straight seasons and four of the past five years. Miami has not missed the NCAA postseason since 1973.

The Coral Gables Regional field, as well as the entire field of 64, will be announced Monday at 12 p.m. on ESPNU’s Division I Baseball Selection Show “The Road to Omaha.”

 


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