Vanderbilt, Lipscomb get NCAA Tournament bids

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:52pm

The Vanderbilt baseball squad will enter NCAA Tournament play as a No. 2 seed this week in the Tempe, Ariz., regional.

Lipscomb will make its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and will play in the Athens, Ga., regional.

The Commodores, 40-20, will take on No. 3 seed Olahoma on Friday. Host Arizona State, the top seed, plays No. 4 seed Stony Brook in Friday's other game.

Vanderbilt will make its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in five years under Coach Tim Corbin.

Lipscomb, which won the Atlantic Sun Tournament championship Sunday, will take on Southeastern Conference regular-season champion Georgia on Friday.

Sixteen four-team regionals will begin Friday. Winners of each will advance to next week's Super Regional round.

Game times will be announced later.

Two-time defending national champion Oregon State did not make the NCAA Tournament field Monday after finishing 28-24 this season.

Arkansas, which did not qualify for last week's SEC Tournament, still made the field NCAA field Monday, giving the SEC nine tournament teams.

NCAA Tournament regionals

Miami, Fla

1 Miami

4 Bethune-Cookman

3 Ole Miss

2 Missouri

Ann Arbor, Mich.

1 Arizona

4 Eastern Michigan

3 Kentucky

2 Michigan

Raleigh, N.C.

1 N.C. State

4 James Madison

3 Charlotte

2 South Carolina

Athens, Ga.

1 Georgia

4 Lipscomb

3 Louisville

2 Georgia Tech

Fullerton, Calif.

1 CS Fullerton

4 Rider

3 Virginia


Palo Alto, Callif.

1 Stanford

4 UC Davis

3 Arkansas

2 Pepperdine

Stillwater, Okla.

1 Oklahoma State

4 Western Kentucky


2 Wichita State

Tallahassee, Fla.

1 Florida State

4 Bucknell

3 Tulane

2 Florida

Chapel Hill, N.C.

1 North Carolina

4 Mt. Saint Mary's

3 Elon

2 UNC Wilmington

Conway, S.C.

1 Coastal Carolina

4 Columbia

3 Alabama

2 East Carolina

Lincoln, Neb.

1 Nebraska

4 Eastern Illinois

3 Oral Roberts

2 UC Irvine

Baton Rouge, La.


4 Texas Southern

3 New Orleans

2 Southern Miss

Houston, Texas

1 Rice

4 Sam Houston State

3 St. John's

2 Texas

College Staton, Texas

1 Texas A&M

4 Ill.-Chicago

3 Houston

2 Dallas Baptist

Long Beach, Calif.

1 Long Beach State

4 Fresno State

3 California

2 San Diego

Tempe, Ariz.

1 Arizona State

4 Stony Brook

3 Oklahoma

2 Vanderbilt

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