IRVING, TX – Five Big 12 programs were selected to compete in the 2022 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. No. 7 Oklahoma State and No. 9 Texas earned the right to serve as regional hosts, with Oklahoma, TCU and Texas Tech in the field of 64.
Regional play begins on Friday, June 3.
This marks the 19th time in 25 seasons that at least five Big 12 teams will participate in the regionals. Overall, the Conference has made 127 NCAA appearances and owns a 233-166 (.584) mark in regional play.
Oklahoma State’s O’Brate Stadium hosts its first NCAA postseason games Friday, as the No. 7 national seed Cowboys (39-20) play No. 4 Missouri State to open the Stillwater Regional. OSU, who is making its seventh consecutive regional appearance, plays No. 2 Arkansas or No. 3 Grand Canyon in its second regional game, as the four teams attempt to meet the winner of the Chapel Hill (N.C.) Regional.
Texas was named the No. 9 national seed and makes its 61st appearance in the NCAA Championship, hosting the Austin Regional. The Longhorns (42-19) face No. 4 seed Air Force Friday, then play either No. 2 Louisiana Tech or No. 3 Dallas Baptist. The winner of the Austin Regional faces the winner of the Greenville (N.C.) Regional.
Big 12 regular season champion TCU (36-20) faces No. 3 Louisiana-Lafayette to open the College Station (Texas) Regional. The Horned Frogs play either No. 5 national seed Texas A&M or No. 4 regional seed Oral Roberts in their second game, with sights set on meeting the winner of the Louisville Regional. TCU is making its 18th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 16th since 2004.
Oklahoma (37-20), who finished a 4-0 run to win the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship Sunday, heads to the Gainesville (Fla.) Regional to face No. 3 regional seed Liberty in the Sooners’ 39th trip to the NCAA postseason. No. 13 national seed Florida and No. 4 Central Michigan complete the region’s bracket, which is slated to face the winner of the Blacksburg (Va.) Regional.
Texas Tech (37-20) is in the field for the sixth consecutive season, and faces No. 2 regionals seed Notre Dame to open the Statesboro (Ga.) Regional. The Red Raiders face No. 16 national seed Georgia Southern or No. 4 UNC Greensboro in the second game of the double-elimination bracket. The winner of the Statesboro Regional faces the winner of the Knoxville (Tenn.) Regional in the Super Regional round.
Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on www.NCAA.com/mcws , Tuesday, June 7 by 9 a.m. CT.
The Men’s College World Series begins play Friday, June 17, at Charles Schwab Field Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.
NCAA Baseball Championship Schedule – Friday, June 3
Stillwater Regional hosted by No. 7 Oklahoma State – plays winner of Chapel Hill Regional
#3 Grand Canyon (41-19) vs. #2 Arkansas (38-18), 12 p.m., SECN
#1 Oklahoma State (39-20) vs. #4 Missouri St. (30-27), 6 p.m., ESPN+
Austin Regional hosted by No. 9 Texas – plays winner of Greenville Regional
#1 Texas (42-19) vs. #4 Air Force (30-27), 1 p.m., LHN
#2 Louisiana Tech (42-19) vs. #3 Dallas Baptist (34-22-1), 6:30 p.m., ESPN+
Statesboro Regional hosted by Georgia Southern – plays winner of Knoxville Regional
#2 Notre Dame (35-14) vs. #3 Texas Tech (37-20), 1 p.m., ACCN
#1 Ga. Southern (40-18) vs. #4 UNC Greensboro (34-28), 6 p.m., ESPN+
College Station Regional hosted by Texas A&M – plays winner of Louisville Regional
#1 Texas A&M (37-18) vs. #4 Oral Roberts (38-18), 1 p.m., ESPN+
#3 Louisiana-Lafayette (36-21) vs. #2 TCU (36-20), 7 p.m., ESPN+
Gainesville Regional hosted by Florida – plays winner of Blacksburg Regional
#2 Oklahoma (37-20) vs. #3 Liberty (37-21), 12 p.m., ESPN+
#1 Florida (39-22) vs. #4 Central Mich. (42-17), 5:30 p.m., ESPN+