Arizona, GCU baseball make 2022 NCAA Tournament as at-large bids
May 30, 2022, 3:00 PM | Updated: 3:11 pm
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Two teams in the state advanced to the 2022 Division I Men’s Baseball Championship, with Arizona and Grand Canyon baseball making the field of 64.
After a 37-23 record, the Wildcats will head to the Coral Gables Region hosted by the overall 6-seed Miami Hurricanes.
Arizona will be the 2-seed in its region and will play 3-seed Ole Miss (32-22) in its first game on Friday. It marks the 41st time the Wildcats have made the tournament in program history.
The Wildcats had a 2-2 record this weekend at the Pac-12 Conference Baseball Tournament and were bounced by eventual tournament champion and the No. 2 seed nationally, Stanford.
— Arizona Baseball (@ArizonaBaseball) May 30, 2022
The Hurricanes will face Canisius, who rounds out the Coral Gables Regional.
As for GCU, the Antelopes make the tournament for the second straight season.
With a 41-19 record, GCU received an at-large bid after losing in the WAC Tournament Championship on Sunday to Abilene Christian. It’s the first time the WAC received two bids since 2012.
— GCU Baseball (@GCU_Baseball) May 30, 2022
The ‘Lopes will head to Stillwater as part of the regional hosted by No. 7 overall seed Oklahoma State.
GCU, the region’s 3-seed, will face the Arkansas Razorbacks (38-18) on Friday at 10 a.m.
Arkansas is currently on a four-game losing streak after finishing the season third in the SEC.
They’ll be joined in the region by Oklahoma State, who will face 4-seed Missouri State.