Miami was selected as the top seed for the 64-team Division I college baseball tournament Monday, while two-time defending champion Oregon State was left out of the field.
The Hurricanes (47-8), who won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament for the first time, will host one of 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals that begin Friday. Miami, making its 36th straight tournament appearance to extend its NCAA record, was ranked No. 1 in various polls for the majority of the season and opens up against Bethune-Cookman (36-20).
The "Dallas Baptists" have unexpectedly made the NCAA Baseball tournament field as well:
But Dallas Baptist has no conference affiliation. The Patriots have been eligible for the postseason only three years. It doesn't matter. They're going prime time.
Dallas Baptist was among the 64 teams that qualified for the NCAA tournament when the bracket was announced Monday. DBU is headed to the College Station regional as a No. 2 seed and will join A&M, Houston and Illinois-Chicago.
DBU (37-17) is the first independent to make the NCAAs since Cal State Northridge was selected in 1992.
Check out the NCAA Baseball tournament bracket.
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