Starting pitcher freshman Bobby Miller had a bit of trouble finding the zone, walking 4 batters, striking out only 2 and allowing 3 runs before he would be yanked after 2.1 innings.
The Tigers are paired with No. 8 national seed Florida St.
Louisville will be selected the play in the NCAA tournament, but will be traveling for an NCAA Regional for the first time since 2012.
Mendoza's bases-loaded, two-run double snapped a tie game in the top of the 10th, keying the sixth-seeded Seminoles to an 11-8 win over fifth-seeded Louisville in Sunday's tournament title game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Cardinals remain a lock for the tournament nonetheless and should host one of the regional rounds before hitting the road for a potential super regional series.
It just wasn't quite enough to keep the team at home this weekend. Other regionals in the state include Gainesville and DeLand. We need to have a really good week of practice and get to the details and fundamentals.
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Hosting a regional or super regional gives a college baseball team nearly a 70 percent chance of advancing, per the NCAA.
The Cards had rallied from four down to go up 8-5, then lost the lead and their first title game in ACC play. "We don't have the luxury, like the SEC, that they can lose on Tuesday and their RPI is going to stay high".
"Now the real season starts", senior third baseman Michael Gretler said. Logan Wyatt added two singles, one RBI and one run scored and finished 5-for-12 with four walks and three RBIs in the ACC Championship.
After being a big favorite to reach Omaha the past two seasons, McDonnell said he'll enjoy the role the program finds itself in heading to Lubbock. I thought we had a really tough loss to Florida State, who is a great club.
"We do believe we can go into a regional setting in this one and play well and come out on top".
"I think the thing that's overlooked is we won all those Tuesday games where people lose those games across the country", Casey said.