UofL BASEBALL | Louisville earns no. 7 seed in NCAA Tournament

05/29/2017 12:09 PM

For the third season in a row, the University of Louisville baseball team has earned a national seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Cards are the no. 7 seed this season, and should they advance through the regional round at Jim Patterson Stadium, they would also host the super-regional round.

Being a national seed might not be all it’s cracked up to be though for U of L. In each of the past two seasons, the Cards have not advanced to Omaha despite hosting regional and super-regional rounds.

U of L (47-10) won the ACC Atlantic Division in the regular season, and was ranked in the top-5 for most of the season. But the final two weeks of the season did not bode well for Louisville. The team lost three separate times to Florida State, and once to Indiana and it clearly had a big impact on the national seeding.

Louisville opens regional play against the regional no. 4 seed Radford on Friday at 6:00 pm. In the bottom of Louisville’s regional, no. 2 seed Oklahoma will play no. 3 seed Xavier. The Cards beat Xavier 13-4 earlier this season.

The winner of the Louisville regional will play the winner of the Lexington regional. That means if U of L and Kentucky each win their respective regional, the two rivals would play each other in Louisville in the super-regional round.

Tickets are also on sale now for the Louisville regional HERE .

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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