Lions Earn No. 3 Seed; Will Travel to Blacksburg Regional

NEW YORK — The Ivy League Winner Columbia Baseball Lions are headed to Blacksburg, Virginia.

The No. 3 seeded Lions (30-16, 17-4 Ivy) open the regional at English Field at Atlantic Union Lender Park in opposition to No. 2 Gonzaga (36-17, 20-7 WCC) with the initial pitch on Friday, June 3 scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. The recreation will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and is the initially recreation of the Regional, with No. 1 seed Virginia Tech and No. 4 Wright State facing off afterwards in the evening at 7 p.m.  Ticket information is out there below.

This will be Columbia’s seventh visual appearance in the NCAA Regionals and the to start with given that 2018.  It can be also the sixth time the Lions have punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament beneath head mentor Brett Boretti, relationship again to 2008. 

The Lions require at the very least a few wins to advance out of the regional and if they make it to the NCAA Tremendous Regionals, they would confront the winner of the Gainesville Regional, which consists of Florida, Central Michigan, Oklahoma and Liberty.

The winners of games one and two will facial area off on Saturday, June 4 in the fourth match, while the losers for activity one particular will meet up with in match 3 on Saturday.  On Sunday, June 5, match five will be involving the loser of sport 4 and winner of game three and the winner of that recreation moves into the Regional Championship Sequence.  Match 6 is established for Sunday, next video game 5.  And if the group that worked its way out of the losers bracket wins match six, the choosing game 7 will be performed on Monday, June 6.

Columbia, which captured the Ivy League Championship and the Ivy League Playoff Collection, enters the event at 30-16 and at a person stage in the year claimed the longest winning streak in the country, profitable a plan-record 19 straight video games. Ten Lions were named All-Ivy League and the achievements on the subject and Columbia’s Ivy League title intended that head mentor Brett Boretti was unanimously named the Ivy League Coach of the Year, the third time he has gained that honor.

The West Coastline Conference tournament runner-up, Gonzaga brings a 36-17 history into the regional and the two applications will satisfy for the 1st time in history. The web hosting Hokies enter as the ACC Match runner-up, possessing received the ACC Coastal Championship with a 41-12 general document. Wright State, the Horizon League Champions, enters the regional at 30-25 possessing crushed Oakland to get the title.

Buy TICKETS: Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May well 31.  Fans may possibly order possibly an all-session move that consists of entry to just about every Blacksburg Regional game or elect to buy tickets on a one-session basis. Equally reserved seating and standard admission seating will be presented with reserved seats limited to all-session passes.

Solitary-session tickets, all standard admission, commence at $10 for adults, $6 for youth (6-17) and are free of charge for lovers underneath five.  All-session tickets commence at $85 for reserved chairback seating (all ages) and for typical admission tickets run at $50.

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