Quakers Move On To Regionals In D1 NCAA Baseball Tournament

Onward to Charlottesville! The University of Pennsylvania baseball team learned Monday where it will be heading for the 2024 NCAA Baseball Championship, returning to a regional for a second consecutive season.
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The Quakers will visit Charlottesville, Va. to kick off NCAA Regional play this weekend, starting with a noon matchup against host and 12th-seeded Virginia on Friday. Then, second-seeded Mississippi State and third-seeded St. John’s will clash at 7 p.m. Both games will be streamed on ESPN+.

The Regions

Similar to the Ivy League Tournament, the regional is a four-team, double-elimination format. Each of the NCAA’s 16 Regional winners will square off in eight best-of-three Super Regionals June 9 through 12, with the eight Super Regional winners advancing to the College World Series in Omaha June 15-26. The winner of the Charlottesville regional will play the winner from the regional being hosted by overall No. 5 seed Arkansas in one of those eight Super Regionals.
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Penn is appearing in an NCAA Regional for the second straight season, marking the first time since 1988-90 that it has appeared in consecutive NCAA Championship events. Coming into the Ivy League Tournament as the fourth seed, the Quakers quickly dispatched regular-season champion and host Columbia on the first day before falling to Cornell and battling back in the loser’s bracket, winning three straight games including back-to-back contests against the Big Red to claim the title.
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In last year’s NCAA Championship, Penn turned heads by knocking off host Auburn in the opener before beating Samford, 5-4, to advance to the Regional Final. There, the Quakers dropped back-to-back games to Southern Miss to end the run. With wins over the Tigers and Bulldogs to open regional play, the Red and Blue became the first Ivy League team to win its first two games at a regional since the NCAA went to a 16 four-team regional in 1999.

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