Sunday, May 25, 2008

49ers might land in Tar Heels' regional

Could the Charlotte 49ers, fresh off winning their second consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference baseball tournament, get a rematch with national power North Carolina?’s Jeremy Mills thinks it’s possible.

On Sunday, the NCAA announced the 16 host schools for regionals in the 2008 baseball tournament, including three Carolinas schools – N.C. State, North Carolina and Coastal Carolina.

Mills made a prediction of what four schools each regional would feature and for North Carolina’s regional, which will be played in Cary, he predicts the Tar Heels would be the top seed followed by East Carolina, Charlotte and James Madison.

The Tar Heels and 49ers met twice this season. In the first game in Cary, Charlotte lost 5-4 in 12 innings. In the second game in Charlotte, the Tar Heels won 17-0.

If Charlotte is the regional’s third seed, it would face East Carolina in the first round while James Madison would play North Carolina.

The remaining schools and actual regional placements will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Monday. The other regional hosts: Rice, Georgia, Michigan, Louisiana State, Texas A&M, Miami (Fla.), Cal State Fullerton, Nebraska, Long Beach State, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Florida State and Arizona State.


Anonymous said...

As of Tuesday, May 27th, I guess they will play South Carolina in raleigh in the 2 pm game. They will meet James Madison or NC State on Saturday.
But, that is just a guess.