CUTrevor 2023-05-14 18:18:49

Tigers will find out if they will host a Regional at 7:00 on ESPN2!

CUTrevor 2023-05-14 18:45:28

Tigers get last regional site! They will host their 2nd straight Regional as the No.16 overall seed. Auburn will be in their regional for second straight year, along with Fullerton and UNCG, who the Tigers beat twice. I predicted that Clemson would host a week ago when everyone else in the media said we wouldn't.

CUTrevor 2023-05-14 20:14:09

CLEMSON, S.C. – For the second-consecutive year, the Clemson softball team will host an NCAA Regional after being selected as one of the 16 host sites for the 2023 postseason. The Tigers were selected as the No. 16 national seed and will host games at McWhorter Stadium beginning on Friday, May 19.

The Tigers (46-9) were the one seed in the Clemson Regional and are set to face UNC Greensboro (37-20) in their opening game of the double-elimination regional. The Auburn Tigers (40-17) will play Cal State Fullerton (33-19) as the number two and three seeds in the regional at McWhorter Stadium.

The winner of the Clemson Regional will advance to a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional against the winner of the Norman Regional between May 25-28. The Women’s College World Series will be playing in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 1-9.

Clemson has been selected to the NCAA Tournament for the third-straight season and made a postseason appearance in every year eligible. The Tigers are coming off the ACC Tournament, where they advanced to the semifinals for the third time in three years.

Clemson was one of six ACC schools selected to the NCAA Tournament, joining No. 3 Florida State, No. 8 Duke, Louisville, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.

CUTrevor 2023-05-14 20:18:54

The bad news is that the Tigers will have to go to 51-1 Defending Champ Oklahoma for the Super! The committee screwed Clemson again with its typical SEC bias BS. The Tigers were 3-1 against SEC teams this season, losing only 1-0 to SEC Champ Tennessee away from home. Yet there are 4 SEC teams with worse records ranked ahead of the Tigers. 2 of them have twice as many losses, and another (UGA), the Tigers beat 7-1! The Tigers also swept the Gamecocks, who beat UGA and made it to the SEC Championship.

For some reason, the committee loves to screw the Tigers, and it has happened again. They would have been better off not hosting a regional, going to Tennessee or somewhere else and getting to host a Super if they win. Having to go to Norman is a death sentence. It will be nice to knock Auburn out for the second straight year though.