The Maryland Terrapins have the regional finals tonight against Connecticut in this double elimination tournament. The winner goes on to the super regionals and the winner of that goes to Omaha for the College World Series.
The field for the NCAA baseball tournament started with 64 teams in 16 regionals. As of yesterday, only five of the 16 spots in super regionals were claimed, and the final 11 spots will be claimed today (weather permitting). The NCAA’s for baseball is not like the basketball tournament with one and dones. In the NCAA baseball tournament, 75 percent of the teams are knocked out in the regionals as 48 teams go home.
For some teams there are bragging rights to be excited about making the finals in the regionals, however for the 15th ranked Terps, they need to win tonight to make the Sweet-16 of the super regionals.
In the super regionals, these are best-of-three, head-to-head matchups set for next weekend in order of rankings, The winners of the eight super regionals advance to the College World Series, set for June 17-27 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Here is your Terps starting lineup, and the pitchers will be set with a bullpen game and Andrew Johnson as the starter.