The Coastal Carolina Baseball team won the Big South Conference tournament this weekend. Congratulations to the team and the coaching staff on a terrific accomplishment. It is, however, just one step for this team. Next up, Coastal will host the NCAA Regional in Myrtle Beach. That announcement was made yesterday. In a few minutes, the NCAA will announce the field of 64 teams and the nations top 8 seeds.
I expect to hear Coastal Carolina when the top 8 teams are announced. It would be a travesty should it not happen. Coastal went undefeated in BSC regular season play and won the tournament without a loss. They are ranked number 2 in the nation in the simulated RPI.
The benefit of a national seed is that the team plays at “home” for both the regional and the super regional. Coastal’s home will be BB&T Coastal Field in Myrtle Beach. That may not be much of a home field advantage though, depending on who the NCAA sends to Myrtle Beach.
Getting named a national seed would be a great accomplishment. Getting to the super regional is another thing altogether. That would be another step. One step at a time.