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Louisville named regional host, opens play Friday night

It was quite the Memorial Day weekend for the Louisville baseball program.

Not only did the Cards capture their second consecutive Big East Tournament title, but U of L was named a No. 1 seed and regional host for the first time in history.


Louisville will open th NCAA Tournament Friday night at 7 p.m. against Indiana, a squad they defeated twice in the regular season. No. 2 Vanderbilt will face No. 3 Middle Tennessee at 3 p.m. in the regional opener. The Cards dropped a 4-3 decision to the Commodores earlier this year.

All things considered, this appears to be a fantastic draw for the Cardinal Nine. Fullerton waiting in the Super Regional isn't ideal, but we'll cross that trunk when we get there.

The national top eight seeds in the 64-team tournament are Texas (41-13-1), Cal State Fullerton (42-14), LSU (46-16), North Carolina (42-16), Arizona St. (44-12), UC Irvine (43-13), Oklahoma (41-18) and Florida (39-20).

You can see the full tournament bracket here.

Congrats to Dan McDonnell and the boys for making history yet again.