Canes Baseball Earns NCAA Tournament Berth

Canes Baseball Earns NCAA Tournament Berth

by David Villavicencio

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes earned a berth in the 2021 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Monday, marking the program’s 47th trip to the postseason.

With their selection to the Gainesville Regional, the Canes return to the postseason for the first time since 2019 and second consecutive tournament as the 2020 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Second-seeded Miami (32-19) will join host and first-seeded Florida (38-20), third-seeded South Alabama (33-20) and fourth-seeded USF (28-27) for the first round of the postseason. The Hurricanes own an all-time NCAA Regional record of 128-48 (.727). Miami’s all-time mark in the NCAA postseason stands at an impressive 194-101 (.658).

Gainesville Regional hosted by Florida
#1 Florida (38-20) vs. #4 South Florida (28-27), 12 p.m., SECN
#2 Miami (FL) (32-19) vs. #3 South Alabama (33-20), 5 p.m., ACCN

Miami is 132-128-1 all-time against Florida, last taking two games from the Gators to open the 2021 season. The Hurricanes are 15-8 all-time against South Alabama, last taking two-of-three from the Jaguars in 1997. Miami is 84-29 all-time against USF and last faced the Bulls in 2020, with the Canes beating USF, 7-5, in a walk-off win on Feb. 26.

The Hurricanes finished the regular season 8-2 over their final 10 games, including a season-ending sweep at then-No. 19 Louisville. Miami dropped both of its games at the 2021 ACC Baseball Championship, falling to No. 9 seed Duke, 3-2, and No. 5 seed Florida State, 6-3.

NCAA Regionals, which will consist of four-team double-elimination tournaments at 16 campus sites, will get underway Friday (June 4) and run through Monday (June 7), as necessary. The 16 regional winners will advance to Super Regional play, again at campus sites, June 11-14. Those eight winners will then move on to the College World Series, which begins play Saturday, June 19, 2021 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

Tickets for the Gainesville Regional are already on sale and can be purchased here.