by Barca Blog
For the third consecutive year, Vanderbilt will hit the road for the opening round of the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.
The following schools were awarded regional host sites on Sunday afternoon:
Arizona State (47-8), Tempe, Ariz.
Arkansas (40-18), Fayetteville, Ark.
Auburn (40-19), Auburn, Ala.
Cal State Fullerton (40-15), Fullerton, Calif.
Coastal Carolina (51-7), Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Connecticut (47-14), Norwich, Conn.
Florida (42-15), Gainesville, Fla.
Georgia Tech (45-13), Atlanta
Louisville (48-12), Louisville, Ky.
Miami (Florida) (40-17), Coral Gables, Fla.
Oklahoma (44-15), Norman, Okla.
South Carolina (43-15), Columbia, S.C.
Texas (46-11), Austin, Texas
TCU (46-11), Fort Worth, Texas
UCLA (42-13), Los Angeles
Virginia (47-11), Charlottesville, Va.
Of the 16 locations, where do you think the Commodores will be sent? The popular opinion among national pundits is that Vanderbilt could earn a No. 1 seed and travel to Connecticut. The Huskies will host the event off-campus at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Conn.
We'll find out on Monday when the complete field of 64, with regional pairings and site assignments, will be announced on ESPN at 11:30 a.m. CT. Fans are welcome to attend a viewing party with the team at the Commodore Grill in the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt on West End. Doors will open at 11 a.m.
NCAA Regionals will be held from June 4-7. Each regional consists of four teams competing in a double-elimination format.