The field of 64 for the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament was announced today, as were the details on where each team will play its Regional. South Carolina was chosen as a Regional host, which means the Gamecocks don’t have to travel, but their Regional is certainly not going to be a cakewalk because [insert big sigh] Clemson is coming to town (as the No. 2 seed)!
Yes, despite the fact that the Tigers came to the capital city for Regional play last year, the NCAA decided that they should do that again, so here we are. I understand the rivalry story line and all, but it would have been nice to see somebody else this year. It is what it is, though, and at least Clemson won’t be the first team USC faces in the Regional.
That team would be St. Louis, who will make the trek to Cola as the No. 4 seed in the Regional. They’ll face off against the Cocks on Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be shown on ESPN3. The final team coming to town is No. 3 seed Liberty.
The entire Columbia Regional schedule is as follows:
Friday, May 31
Game 1 – No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Liberty – 1 p.m. (ESPN3)
Game 2 – No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 4 Saint Louis – 7 p.m. ESPN3)
Saturday, June 1
Game 3 – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 – 2 p.m. (ESPNU/ESPN3)
Game 4 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 – 8 p.m. (ESPNU/ESPN3)
Sunday, June 2
Game 5 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 – 1 p.m. (ESPNU/ESPN3)
Game 6 – Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 4 – 7 p.m. (ESPNU/ESPN3)
Monday, June 3
Game 7 – If Necessary – 7 p.m. (ESPNU/ESPN3)