UNC, Campbell will represent Triangle in NCAA tourney
Posted May 26
Updated May 27
Chapel Hill, N.C. — The University of North Carolina (34-25) is the only Triangle team to earn a bid to the NCAA baseball field of 64. Both Duke and North Carolina State University were left on the outside looking in Monday when the field was announced.
The Tar Heels will face Long Beach State in the Gainesville, Fla., regional Friday at 1 p.m. (ESPN3). The teams have just one prior meeting, a Tar Heel win in Chapel Hill in 1992.
A total of seven teams from the ACC, including regular season champion Florida State and ACC Baseball Tournament champion Georgia Tech, got bids.
Campbell University, winners of the Big South Tournament Sunday, will start play Friday at 7 p.m. (ESPN3) in the Columbia, S.C., regional against host South Carolina. The Camels are 40-19 on the season, hitting the 40-win mark for the third straight year.