Tennessee’s baseball program received some good news on Monday, as they were announced as the #3 national seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. The Vols, coming off an SEC title game loss to Arkansas, will host the regional starting on Friday.
Tony Vitello, Sean Hunley and Evan Russell met with the media following the announcement to discuss the upcoming week.
The Vols will host Wright State, Liberty and Duke, from Friday through Sunday. Tennessee’s first game will be Friday night, against #4 in the bracket, Wright State. There was also additional good news to go along with the announcement. Since Tennessee is a top-8 seed in the Tournament, they’ll have the opportunity to host a super-regional, if they get out of the first weekend.
This will not be an easy road to the second weekend for Tennessee. Wright State is the highest scoring team in the country. Liberty finished their conference season with a 19-2 record and Duke might be the hottest team in the ACC, winning 12 straight.
The Vols will be looking to carry over their momentum from the regular season and conference tournament, where they are currently 45-16. Of note, this is the most victories Tennessee has had since the 2005 College World Series team.
The regional sold out in just under two hours, but look for additional tickets to go on sale Tuesday, as they will be in the temporary bleachers. \
A huge week for Tennessee Baseball lies ahead.