ACC Champ Jackets Headed To 30th NCAA Tournament
The Yellow Jackets (36-25) face Washington Friday in Oxford
May 26, 2014
|NCAA Oxford Regional (May 30-June 2)|
|#1-Seed||Ole Miss (41-18) | Website | Roster | Stats | @OleMissBSB|
|#2-Seed||Washington (39-15-1) | Website | Roster | Stats | @UW_Baseball|
|#3-Seed||Georgia Tech (36-25) | Website | Roster | Stats | @GT_Baseball|
|#4-Seed||Jacksonville State (36-25) | Website | Roster | Stats | @JSUBB|
|Site Info||Oxford, Miss. | Buy Tickets | Regional Information | Weather|
THE FLATS - Georgia Tech, which Sunday claimed the program's second ACC title in three years and ninth overall, has earned its 30th all-time berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Yellow Jackets are the No. 3-seed in Oxford, Miss., and will face No. 2-seed Washington Friday at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN3 at Oxford-University Stadium.
Oxford Regional hosted by Ole Miss | Complete NCAA Bracket (PDF)
#1 Ole Miss (41-18) vs. #4 Jacksonville State (36-25), 8 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Washington (39-15-1) vs. #3 Georgia Tech (36-25), 4 p.m., ESPN3
The 2014 NCAA Tournament pairings were announced Monday afternoon on ESPNU. Ole Miss is the region's top-seed and battles Jacksonville State Friday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN3. The winner of the four-team, double-elimination regional faces the Louisiana-Lafayette Regional winner in Super Regional play the following weekend.
"Anytime you make a regional it's an exciting time," said head coach Danny Hall. "I know Washington is a very good team. They finished very high in the Pac-12, and the overall No. 1-seed in the tournament (Oregon State) is from the Pac-12 so I know they'll be an outstanding ball team. Ole Miss is a great ball park and I know this will be a great regional."
Tech has appeared in seven consecutive NCAA Regionals, in 28 of the last 30 and in 30 all time. Over the last 30 years, only the 30 appearances by Florida State and Miami lead Tech's 28 berths in that span.
Tech is 68-59 (.535) in NCAA Tournament action and that includes a 4-5 record in three trips to the College World Series (1994, 2002 and 2006). Away from Russ Chandler Stadium, the Jackets are 40-40 (.500) in the NCAA postseason, including the CWS. Tech has reached the regional final in each of the last six years, including last year in Nashville when the Jackets took the nation's overall No. 2-seed Vanderbilt to a winner-take-all game.
The Jackets are 2-2 all-time versus Washington in NCAA play, last facing the Huskies in the 1997 Starkville, Miss., Regional. All-time, Washington leads the series 5-4. Tech beat Jacksonville State, 16-3, in the opening game of the 2004 Atlanta Regional in the team's only postseason meeting and is 6-1 all-time versus the Gamecocks. Tech is 5-2 all-time versus Ole Miss, but the regional rivals have not met since 1959 -- and never in the postseason.
Of the 64 teams in the field, the Atlantic Coast Conference boasts seven, including national seeds Virginia and Florida State. Maryland, which the Jackets beat in Sunday's ACC title game 9-4, is also in the field, along with Miami, North Carolina and Clemson.
The Ramblin' Wreck enters the NCAA regional after winning four times in five games during the ACC tournament to claim the program's ninth tournament crown (tied for most in ACC history with Clemson). Tech has won seven of its last nine games overall and brings a 36-25 record to Oxford.
About the Washington Huskies
The Washington Huskies bring a 39-15-1 record into the NCAA postseason and went 21-9 in the Pac 12, but won just one of their last five games. As a team, the Huskies hit .281, led by the .361 average and five homers from Brian Wolfe. The team pitches to a 3.23 ERA, led by ace Tyler Davis, who is 10-2 with a 1.75 ERA in 97.2 innings.
Friday, May 30
Game 1 - No. 3 Georgia Tech vs. No. 2 Washington - 3 p.m. CT (4 p.m. ET)
Game 2 - No. 4 Jacksonville State vs. No. 1 Ole Miss - 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET)
Saturday, May 31
Game 3 - Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser - 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET)
Game 4 - Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner - 5 p.m. CT (6 p.m. ET)
Sunday, June 1
Game 5 - Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser - 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET)
Game 6 - Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 winner - 5 p.m. CT (6 p.m. ET)
Monday, June 2
Game 7 - If necessary game - 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET)
Tickets for the tournament will be available in all areas of the stadium. Ticket books for general admission will be sold for $60, reserved seating will be $70, box seating will be $80 and Diamond Club seating will be $200. Each ticket book gains admission to every game of the Oxford Regional.
The Ole Miss Athletics Ticket Office is open daily 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Tad Smith Coliseum. The ticket office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Fans may order their regional tickets online via OleMissTix.com if they wish to order Sunday, Monday or after hours. Contact the ticket office at 888-REB-TKTS for more information.
Pending availability, single game tickets will go on sale Thursday online at OleMissTix.com or by phone. Box seats will sell for $20, while general admission and grandstand tickets are $15, and student tickets (college age or younger) are $10.
Single game tickets will be available for Will Call pick up Friday at the Tad Smith Coliseum until the middle of the 5th inning of the second game. Beginning Saturday, all tickets will be picked up at the Swayze Field box office. There, tickets will be open two hours prior to the first game each day and will remain open until the middle of the 5th inning of the day's last game.
Parking passes will only be sold to those fans that held them during the regular season. If any remain, those will be available on game day for $20 each. Cash only.
Free general parking is permitted at the South Lot located at Taylor Road and highway 6. As a reminder, the Old Taylor Road bridge is under construction and closed, including all exit ramps. To enter campus from highway 6 you will need to take either the Coliseum Drive or Lamar Avenue exits.
Regular parking enforcement outside of designated baseball parking pass lots and the South Lot will be in affect Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Campus patrons parking outside of the designated baseball lots are subject to citations.