No national seed for the Clemson Tigers
The Clemson baseball team felt they deserved a top-8 national seed going into the NCAA tournament selection show on Monday afternoon.
The Tigers, however, were not granted their wish by the NCAA committee.
Clemson, the 10-seed in this year's tournament, will host a regional at Doug Kingsmore Stadium but will have to travel for their Super Regional if they manage to get out of their group.
"We always wanna be a national seed," Clemson head coach Monte Lee said. "But on the other hand, we also wanna win a regional. Whether you're a national seed or not, you can't play in the Super Regional unless you win a regional."
In Clemson's region is (2)Vanderbilt, (3)St. John's, and (4)Morehead State. It is very similar to Clemson's regional a year ago. Florida State, one of Clemson's ACC foes, was granted the overall top seed in the Super Regional and are expected to host that section if they get that far.
"We're playing ball still and there's a lot of teams that don't get the chance to do that," Clemson star Seth Beer said. "We get a chance to host a regional and that's something you've gotta be thankful for."
The regionals are all double-elimination with the first games being played this Friday. Vanderbilt and St. John's will open up play at noon followed by Clemson and Morehead State at 6 pm.