For the sixth time in program history, East Carolina has been selected to host one of the 16 NCAA baseball regionals, the school announced on Sunday.
The Pirates and three other teams to be announced by the NCAA selection committee will compete in the Greenville Regional over four days (Fri., June 4-Mon. June 7) to claim a berth in one of the eight NCAA super regionals (Fri., June 11-Mon., June 14).
ECU’s Clark-LeClair Stadium will serve as a regional site for the fourth time since the facility opened in 2005. It hosted previous regionals in 2009, 2018 and 2019.
The Pirates also served as regionals hosts on two occasions before Clark-LeClair Stadium was constructed. At a time when its existing facility, Harrington Field, did not meet NCAA requirements for hosting a regional, ECU served as regional host at Fleming Stadium in Wilson in 2001 and at Grainger Stadium in Kinston in 2004. After winning the 2001 regional in Kinston, ECU also hosted a super regional at Grainger Stadium.
The NCAA selection committee’s announcement of the full 64-team field, top-16 national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be aired live today at noon on ESPN2. During the telecast the committee will set the entire championship bracket through both the super regionals and the first round of the College World Series.
The College World Series will be played June 19-June 30 at TD Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha.
Sixteen regional hosts and records:
- Austin — Texas (42-15)
- Columbia — South Carolina (33-21)
- Eugene — Oregon (37-14)
- Fayetteville — Arkansas (46-10)
- Fort Worth — TCU (40-17)
- Gainesville — Florida (38-20)
- Greenville — East Carolina (41-15)
- Knoxville — Tennessee (45-16)
- Lubbock — Texas Tech (36-15)
- Nashville — Vanderbilt (40-15)
- Oxford — Ole Miss (41-19)
- Ruston — Louisiana Tech (40-18)
- South Bend — Notre Dame (30-11)
- Stanford — Stanford (33-14)
- Starkville — Mississippi St. (40-15)
- Tucson — Arizona (40-15)