The Diamond Deacs received some excellent news today during the NCAA Tournament selection show. The Wake Forest baseball team, who finished the season with a 34-25 record, is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2007 season. The Deacs are in the College Station Regional, which consists of #4 Texas A&M, Minnesota, Wake Forest, and Binghamton.
Wake Forest will begin play by taking on Minnesota on Friday at 4 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ESPN3. The winner of that contest will play the winner of the Texas A&M-Binghamton matchup, and vice a versa. The regional is a double elimination tournament. The winner of this regional will play the winner of the Fort-Worth Regional, which consists of TCU, Arizona State, Gonzaga, and Oral Roberts. The Wake Forest was squarely on the bubble entering the ACC Tournament, but the Deacs earned a big victory over Duke, and then followed it up with a victory over #11 Virginia.
This is a big accomplishment for the program, and we will have plenty of coverage this week here at Blogger So Dear.