Illini Earn National Seed; Will Open NCAA Regional vs. Ohio U. Friday

CHAMPAIGN - The Illinois baseball team was selected as one of eight nationals seeds in the NCAA Baseball Tournament for the first time in program history.

Despite falling in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament, the Illini (47-8-1) won the Big Ten regular season championship outright, and will make their third NCAA appearance in five years.

With the national seed, Illinois earns the chance to host a super-regional series in Champaign June 3-5, but only if they win their four-team regional.

Teams coming to Champaign for the regional include Ohio University, Notre Dame, Wright State.

Illinois opens the tournament against Ohio at 7pm CT on Friday, May 29. A schedule and ticket information can be found here.

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