On Monday afternoon, the NCAA announced the field of 64 for the Division I baseball tournament. One academy saw their name come up, as the others will begin their long offseason.
Army drew a spot in the “Group of Death” as they open up against No. 8 Texas Tech at the Red Raiders’ home park. That game will air on ESPNU on Friday with the first pitch coming at noon EST.
The other two teams in the regional, North Carolina and UCLA, will play at 7 p.m. in West Texas.
If Army were to succeed through the weekend, they would play the winner of the Stanford Regional in the Super Regionals. North Dakota State, UC Irvine and Nevada are the other teams in Palo Alto.
The Black Knights are 28-23 on the year and went 13-10 in conference play. Army did not face any NCAA tournament-bound teams in the regular season.
Despite taking a weekend series against Fresno State, Air Force did not see its name called on Selection Monday. 10 of the Falcons’ 26 wins were against teams in the field. Regular-season champion Nevada was the only Mountain West team to see its name called.
Navy’s season ended weeks ago with a 17-15 overall record.
We are in for an action-packed weekend. Sit down and watch some great college baseball action on ESPN.