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IU baseball placed in Austin regional for NCAA Tournament


Sophomore Matt Gorski catches a ball in left field during the Hoosiers' game against the Indiana State Sycamores on April 10 at Bart Kaufman Field. IU was selected as the two seed in the Austin regional of the NCAA Tournament on Monday.  Evan De Stefano Buy Photos

After being eliminated from the Big Ten Tournament on Friday night, the IU baseball team awaited the decision of the NCAA selection committee to find out which NCAA Tournament regional it would compete in.

The wait ended Monday afternoon when the NCAA Tournament field was announced. IU was selected as the two seed in the Austin regional, hosted by the University of Texas.

“Our kids are just excited to get on a plane and still be playing,” IU Coach Chris Lemonis said. “Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Southern are three really good teams, so it should be a fun regional.”

The Hoosiers will be joined in Austin by the Longhorns, Texas A&M and Texas Southern.

In the first round of the regional, IU will play Texas A&M.

The Aggies went 39-20 this season, going 13-17 during SEC play. They made it to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament last week before losing to Ole Miss.

IU will open its NCAA Tournament run against the Aggies at 5 p.m. EST on Friday in Austin. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

“I’m looking forward to it,” senior outfielder Logan Sowers said, “We’re gonna have the possibility of playing three Texas teams, we’re the only team not from Texas, it’s something to look forward to.”

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