Heading East! UNCW draws Greenville Baseball Regional
WILMINGTON, N.C. (UNCWSports.com) – UNCW will make its NCAA Regional debut on Friday when it faces regional top-seed and host East Carolina at 7 p.m. at Clark-LeClair Stadium on the opening day of the Greenville Regional.
Joining the Seahawks in the regional are South Carolina and Ohio State, who are the second and third seeds, respectively.
The Seahawks (37-21) earned an automatic bid by winning the Colonial Athletic Association Championship tournament last week in Harrisonburg, Va. UNCW knocked off regular season champion Northeastern, 7-4, in a winner takes all game on Saturday.
The Huskies earned an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament and are the three seed at the Raleigh Regional, hosted by NC State.
UNCW has appeared in the NCAA Regionals five times in the last seven seasons, including back-to-back appearances in 2012-13 and 2015-16. In 2016, the Seahawks played in the Columbia Regional against South Carolina.
Overall, the Seahawks have earned nine tournament berths beginning in 2003 when they made their tournament debut at the Baton Rouge Regional.