OSU in field of 64, play in Florida regional

OREGON STATE (31-22) was selected Monday morning as one of 64 teams who will vie for college baseball's national championship. A 3 seed in their four team bracket, the Beavs' postseason road begins in Gainsville, Florida where they'll face off against on Friday against 2 seed Florida Atlantic (35-22).

Also in the Beavs' bracket, 4 seed Bethune-Cookman (35-20) will take on national and 1 seed Florida (42-15), also on Friday.

In the 64-team college baseball postseason, the winner of each four-team, double elimination regional moves on to the second tier, the Super Regionals.

From there, the 16 surviving teams play a best of three series to determine the eight schools who move onto the College World Series in Omaha.

The CWS is similar to the regionals, with two double-elimination brackets of four teams each.

The bracket winners then meet in a best-of-three final to be crowned National Champion.

Oregon State won the College Baseball World Series in 2006 and 2007, becoming only the fifth team in NCAA history to win back-to-back national championships, (and first since the super regional format was implemented).

Oregon State has made the NCAA tournament field 10 times, including four of the last five years.

NOTABLE NOTE:
A record 8 teams from the Pac-10 were selected to the field of 64 -- Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and Washington State. The previous high mark from the Pac-10 was five teams.


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