NC State to Host NCAA Regional

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State baseball earned one of 16 regional hosting bids announced Sunday by the NCAA, marking the first time since 2008 that the Wolfpack will host, the third time in the program's history.

All three of the Pack's hosting opportunities (2003, 2008, 2012) have come under head coach Elliott Avent. Ticketing information for the Raleigh Regional can be found at http://www.gopack.com/ot/baseball/raleigh_regional/.

The Wolfpack (39-17) claimed its regional bid by stitching together an outstanding 2012 campaign that saw State's Carlos Rodon capture both ACC Pitcher and Freshman of the Year honors, Trea Turner lead the national in stolen bases to solidify his candidacy as a Freshman All-American, and All-ACC first team mentions for Chris Diaz and Ryan Mathews.

The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records (through May 26) are as follows:

Baton Rouge, La. — LSU (43-16)
Chapel Hill, N.C. — North Carolina (44-14)
Charlottesville, Va. — Virginia (38-17)
College Station, Texas — Texas A&M (42-16)
Columbia, S.C. — South Carolina (40-17)
Coral Gables, Fla. — *Miami (Fla.) (36-20)
Eugene, Ore. — *Oregon (42-16)
Gainesville, Fla. – Florida (42-18)
Gary, Ind. — Purdue (44-12)
Houston, Texas — Rice (40-17)
Los Angeles, Calif. — *UCLA (41-14)
Palo Alto, Calif. — *Stanford (37-16)
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina State (39-17)
Tallahassee, Fla. — Florida State (43-15)
Tucson, Ariz. — *Arizona (37-17)
Waco, Texas — Baylor (44-14)
*Teams that are playing Sunday.

By virtue of being awarded a regional, all 16 host institutions are also admitted to the 64-team NCAA Championship field. Each regional field features four teams playing in a double-elimination format. All 16 regionals are scheduled to begin on Friday, June 1 and conclude on Monday, June 4.

The remaining at-large teams, top-eight national seeds, first-round regional pairings, and site assignments will be announced at Noon ET, Monday, May 28. The one-hour program will be shown live on ESPNU. The committee will set the entire 64-team bracket through both the super regionals and the first round of the College World Series, and will not reseed the field after play begins.

Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on NCAA.com/cws Monday, June 4 at approximately 11 p.m. ET.

NC State will watch the NCAA Selection Special as a team on Monday, May 28 at Doak Field at Dail Park. Media availability with players and coaches and an open practice will occur immediately following the selection show's conclusion at approximately 1 p.m.

Ticket books for the entire regional will be $60 for adults/seniors and $30 for students/youth under 17. Single session tickets are $15 for adults/seniors and $10 for students/youth. Wolfpack Club members and NC State season ticket holder can purchase tickets beginning at 5 p.m. on May 27 until 5 p.m. May 29. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 7 p.m. on May 29 through May 31st. Single session tickets, if available, can be purchased beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 1 at the Doak Field at Dail Park box office.


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