Three teams in South Carolina to host NCAA Regional games

Clemson, South Carolina and Coastal Carolina are all hosting regionals this year
Published: May. 29, 2023 at 12:50 PM EDT|Updated: May. 29, 2023 at 1:50 PM EDT
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CLEMSON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Clemson and South Carolina have locked up home field advantage in the NCAA Tournament.

The Tigers will host an NCAA Regional after being selected as one of the 16 host sites for the 2023 post-season. Clemson was selected as the No. 4 national seed and will host games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The NCAA Regional games will be played on Friday, June 2 through Monday, June 5.

The Tigers 43-17 are in the Clemson Regional and are set to face Lipscomb 36-24 on Friday on ESPN+ at 1 p.m. If they win, they will host the Super Regional and play the winner of the Auburn regional.

The Clemson Regional is also made up of Charlotte and Tennessee.

Tigers baseball head coach Erik Bakich and players react to its bracket in the NCAA Regionals.

The winner of the Clemson Regional will advance to a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional against the winner of the Auburn Regional June 9-11. If Clemson wins it’s Regional, it will host that Super Regional.

The College World Series will be played in Omaha, Neb., June 16-26.

This marks Clemson’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2019.

The Tigers have had a remarkable turnaround under first-year head coach Erik Bakich. The team was barely above .500 and 2-8 in the ACC on April 6. They went on to finish the regular season on an 18-2 run.

No. 15 South Carolina (39-19) will face Central Connecticut State (36-12) in its first game at Founders Park on Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN+. The Columbia Regional is made up of South Carolina, Central Connecticut State, NC State and Campbell.

If the Gamecocks win, they will advance to the Gainesville Regional and play the winner of Florida, Florida A&M, Texas Tech and UConn.

Clemson and South Carolina are two of three South Carolina schools to host NCAA Regionals this year as Coastal Carolina No. 10 national seed and will host the Conway Regional. Coastal will face Rider in its first game of the Regional, with UNCW and Duke facing off on the other side of the bracket.