2015 College Baseball Regionals Field Set

Photo by Don Miller College Baseball Central

Photo by Don Miller College Baseball Central

A number of intriguing storylines paint the canvas that is the upcoming 2015 College Baseball Regionals. UCLA got the nod over LSU as the top national seed, a virtual toss up between a pair of teams that dominated their respective competition this season – although a case could have been made to see the Tigers grab the top seed after the Bruins dropped their last series of the regular season.

Louisville held firm at No. 3 after turning in a league record 25 wins against fellow ACC competition this season, while the consistent stalwarts of Florida, Miami (Fla.), and Illinois took the next three spots. TCU and Missouri State took the last two seeds after narrowly beating out both Texas A&M and Vanderbilt – all four of whom were more than qualified to serve as national seeds.

In terms of intriguing storylines, the first takes place in Los Angeles. At first glance it might seem that UCLA got a tough draw, but upon further scrutiny, the Bruins should not have too difficult of a time against an arguably lighter No. 2 seed in Ole Miss along with Maryland and Bakersfield. However, as was the case last year, watch out for a hard-charging Maryland team that may just surprise.

Down the road in Lake Elsinore, much head-scratching talk has revolved around the decision to give UCSB a host site, as a number of reasons – both geographically and performance based – can be suggested to posit host site snubs College of Charleston and NC State as having been better options. Regardless, we’ll be playing at Lake Elsinore and Virginia is primed to prove that their being labeled a No. 3 seed was a vast underestimation of their might.

Across the country in Stillwater one might assume that its safe to say that Oklahoma State will take their regional, but they may very well have quite the challenge from a quality Arkansas ballclub and a surging Oral Roberts club that knows how to perform well against tough competition. To make matters worse, St. John’s may very well be one of the tougher No. 4 seeds in the country.

Just a ways down south in Dallas, a competitive regional is set to ensue between a grizzled, surging Texas club and one of, if not the strongest No. 2 seed in the tournament in Oregon State. The Beavers are strong, but Dallas Baptist has impressed with a balanced approach all season long – as such, Dallas may be quite the gripping regional to watch.

These are just a few of the compelling stories and matchups that will be taking place later this week as the 2015 NCAA Regionals commence. We will be releasing previews of all 16 regionals in the coming days, as well as an up-to-date score tracker for each regional.

Stay tuned baseball fans, as College Baseball Central is excited to bring you the most comprehensive and latest news on the 2015 NCAA Postseason.

LOS ANGELES REGIONAL

Host: UCLA, Site: Jackie Robinson Stadium

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Maryland vs. No. 2 Ole Miss (7:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 *UCLA vs. No. 4 CSU Bakersfield (11:00 PM ET)

 

LAKE ELSINORE REGIONAL

Host: UC Santa Barbara, Site: Lake Elsinore Diamond

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Virginia vs. No. 2 Southern California (6:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 4 San Diego State (10:00 PM ET)

 

STILLWATER REGIONAL

Host: Oklahoma State, Site: Allie P. Reynolds Stadium

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Oral Roberts vs. No. 2 Arkansas (1:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 Oklahoma State vs. No. 4 St. John’s (NY) (7:00 PM ET)

 

SPRINGFIELD REGIONAL

Host: Missouri State, Site: Hammons Field

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 2 Iowa (1:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 *Missouri State vs. No. 4 Canisius (6:00 PM ET)

 

CORAL GABLES REGIONAL

Host: Miami (Fla.), Site: Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Columbia vs. No. 2 East Carolina (1:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 *Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 4 FIU (7:00 PM ET)

 

DALLAS REGIONAL

Host: Dallas Baptist, Site: Horner Ballpark

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Texas vs. No. 2 Oregon State (2:30 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 Dallas Baptist vs. No. 4 VCU (7:00 PM ET)

 

TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL

Host: Florida State, Site: Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Auburn vs. No. 2 College of Charleston (12:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 4 Mercer (6:00 PM ET)

 

GAINESVILLE REGIONAL

Host: Florida, Site: Alfred A. McKethan Stadium

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 South Florida vs. No. 2 Florida Atlantic (1:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 *Florida vs. No. 4 Florida A&M (7:00 PM ET)

 

BATON ROUGE REGIONAL

Host: LSU, Site: Alex Box Stadium

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 1 *LSU vs. No. 4 Lehigh (4:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 3 Tulane vs. No. 2 UNCW (8:00 PM ET)

 

HOUSTON REGIONAL

Host: Houston, Site: Cougar Field

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No.3 Louisiana Lafayette vs. No. 2 Rice (3:30 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 Houston vs. No. 4 Houston Baptist (8:00 PM ET)

 

COLLEGE STATION REGIONAL

Host: Texas A&M, Site: Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 California vs. No. 2 Coastal Carolina (1:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 Texas A&M vs. No. 4 Texas Southern (7:00 PM ET)

 

FORT WORTH REGIONAL

Host: TCU, Site: Lupton Stadium at Williams-Reilly Field

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Stony Brook vs. No. 2 NC State (2:30 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 *TCU vs. No. 4 Sacred Heart (7:00 PM ET)

 

CHAMPAIGN REGIONAL

Host: Illinois, Site: Illinois Field

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Wright State vs. No. 2 Notre Dame (1:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 *Illinois vs. No. 4 Ohio (8:00 PM ET)

 

NASHVILLE REGIONAL

Host: Vanderbilt, Site: Hawkins Field

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Indiana vs. No. 2 Radford (3:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Lipscomb (8:00 PM ET)

 

FULLERTON REGIONAL

Host: Cal State Fullerton, Site: Goodwin Field

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 2 Arizona State (6:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 Cal State Fullerton vs. No. 4 Pepperdine (10:00 PM ET)

 

LOUISVILLE REGIONAL

Host: Louisville, Site: Patterson Stadium

Friday, May 29

Game 1: No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 2 Bradley (2:00 PM ET)

Game 2: No. 1 *Louisville vs. No. 4 Morehead State (6:00 PM ET)

 

*denotes national seed

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Josh Vadeboncoeur
Follow Josh on Twitter @vadeboncoeurCBC Josh is currently a student at the University of Florida pursuing a Master of Science degree in Sport Management. He’s an avid fan and scholar of the game, who although has a place in his heart for his Gators, is as objective as they come. Josh is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting. Josh’s knowledge of the game of baseball ranges from the post-Civil War baseball boom to the current modern era, covering topics such as business and politics of the game to the minor leagues to negro league baseball and even international expansion. But most of all, a strong passion lies in his heart for college baseball.