BIRMINGHAM, AL -
***COURTESY: ALABAMA MEDIA RELATIONS***
The University of Alabama baseball team has earned the No. 2 seed at the 2014 NCAA Tallahassee Regional, the NCAA Division Baseball Committee revealed live on ESPNU on Monday. The Crimson Tide will open the tournament against Kennesaw State, on Friday, May 30 at 11 a.m. CT, from Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium.
With this year’s NCAA Tournament at-large selection, the Crimson Tide will be making his 24th regional appearance and fourth in five years under head coach Mitch Gaspard. Joining Alabama (34-22) in the four-team field will be No. 1 seed Florida State (43-15), No. 3 seed Kennesaw State (37-21), and No. 4 seed Georgia Southern (39-21). The Seminoles are the No. 5 national seed in this year's tournament.
The first round matchup between Alabama and Kennesaw State will mark the first ever meeting between the two schools in baseball. Alabama is 1-8 all-time versus Florida State, after losing twice to the Seminoles in the 2011 Tallahassee Regional. The Crimson Tide has played Georgie Southern 19 times in school history, posting a 13-6 record against the Eagles.
The winner of the Tallahassee Regional will play the winner of the Louisville Regional, which features Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas and Kent State, in the Super Regionals next week.
Jacksonville State also made the NCAA Tournament. They will face Ole Miss in their first game of the Oxford Regional.