Following a fifth place finish in the Pac-12, the Arizona Baseball team (37-23, 16-14), has made the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight season.
The Wildcats are going dancing! After a fairly successful season in which Arizona Baseball finished 37-23 (16-14) overall and in fifth place in the conference, they are heading to the NCAA Tournament in Chip Hale’s first season as skipper.
Making news on Monday afternoon, the Wildcats officially secured their 41st NCAA Tournament bid, it is also the first time since 2016-17 that Arizona has made the tournament in back-to-back years.
Locked in as No. 2 seed in the Miami Regional with the Hurricanes as the host, also joining the Wildcats in that region are No. 3 Ole Miss and No. 4 Canisius.
Arizona caps off a rather successful season that did come with some disappointing losses to USC, Utah, and Washington State. However, as the stakes become larger, luckily, the Wildcats seem to shine brighter when the stage is bigger.
Chip Hale and Arizona Baseball, will have a huge challenge when they travel to Coral Gables with No. 6 seeded Miami playing host.
NCAA Tournament action kicks off next weekend, and up first for the Wildcats will be a rematch with Ole Miss, the team that the Wildcats beat in a best of 3 series in the Super Regionals in Tucson last season.
The first pitch between Arizona and Ole Miss is set for a 4 P.M. PST start on Friday, and the game will be aired on ESPNU.
And should the Wildcats win, they would face the winner of Miami (39-18) and Canisius (29-23).
The Wildcats are one of five Pac-12 teams to make the NCAA Tournament, with Stanford, Oregon State, Oregon, and UCLA also going dancing.
While the matchups are tough, it is nothing that the Wildcats can’t handle, and this is a team with talent! If Arizona were to make it past the Coral Gables Regional, there’s a possibility LSU could be waiting for the Wildcats in the Super Regionals. Talk about the irony!