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5️⃣ best pitching rotations

In a sport where the quality of pitching continues to improve year upon year and hitters have to play catch up, there are plenty of talented starting pitchers you should keep an eye on throughout the DI baseball tournament. But the truly lucky teams have several shutdown arms to throw out there any given day.

Here's five of the best starting rotations, in alphabetical order:

  • Indiana State
  • Iowa
  • No. 5 LSU
  • Tennessee
  • No. 1 Wake Forest

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11:57 pm, May 29, 2023

6 of the best lineups in the the 2023 NCAA tournament

When the 2023 DI baseball tournament gets underway with the first pitches at noon on June 2, we can expect some offensive fireworks almost right away. 

Here's a look at some of the best lineups 1-9 in the field, listed in alphabetical order.


Campbell baseball

The numbers speak for themselves with the Camels. An offense that leads the field of 64 in a number of offensive categories like OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging) and total runs scored (555). The argument of poor strength of schedule is moot, as Campbell has been putting up numbers like those consistently against out-of-conference opposition. 

All of Campbell's nine regular starters hit over .250 at the plate and six different Camels have double-digit home runs. Lawson Harrill leads the team in homers, RBIs and is second in average at .374. He's behind Tyler Halstead, who also leads the Camels with over 30 stolen bases. Campbell as a team has the third most stolen bases in the field.

And for what it's worth, the Camels also lead the country in batters hit by pitches. Any way to get on base goes a long way when the rest of the lineup is so capable of driving in runs.

No. 2 Florida

Florida baseball

The Gators are no strangers to running up the score, and although they don't lead the country in any one stat, UF is among national leaders in plenty of categories — slugging percentage (.555), home runs (116) and total runs scored (478).

The obvious headliner is Jac Caglianone, who has been stealing headlines all season long with his two-way play. At the plate, Caglianone has launched 28 homers and drove in 76 runs. Wyatt Langford gets on base in over half of his plate appearances and Josh Rivera is always a tough out.

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No. 5 LSU

Tommy White, LSU baseball

Despite the Tigers' struggles of late, there is no denying the star power and devastating hitters in this lineup.

Starting with SEC Player of the Year Dylan Crews and his batting average north of .400 and on-base percentage approaching .600 — he's reached base safely in literally every game this season — Crews is as much of a guarantee at the plate as anyone in the country.

Slugging Tommy White follows soon after, with a BA in the high .300s, 20 home runs and 91 RBIs, he's a nightmare to face. The lineup is dangerous 1-9 and any opponent's best bet is to slow them down rather than shut down.

As a team, LSU hit .311 at the plate with an OBP of just under 1.000. As long as they find their early season form again, the Tigers will have a say in the national title picture.


Nick Lorusso, Maryland baseball

The Terrapins offense has been the Big Ten's most prolific all season, on both a team and individual level. A team average over .300, one of two teams in the field with an OPS of 1.000, top-3 in runs and the most long balls of any team in the field.

The advanced stats back them up, too. Maryland's strikeout-to-walk ratio is top-3 in the nation, and behind only Wake Forest among teams in the tournament.

Nick Lorusso is the Terps' triple crown leader on the plate, and his 99 RBIs lead all of DI — a Big Ten single-season record and one away from being the first DI player in 20 years with 100 RBIs in a season.

No. 1 Wake Forest

Wake Forest baseball

At this point, everyone knows about the arm talent in Winston-Salem, but the lineup deserves love. The Deacons have a team OPS up there with LSU, Maryland and Campbell. The advanced numbers love Wake as well. As mentioned above, the Deacs' K-to-BB ratio is best-in-class.

Half the lineup hits well over .300, two players have hit 20 home runs in Nick Kurtz and Brock Wilken, who both reach base in half their PAs and have slugging percentages over .800. Even if someone can rattle the Deacons' starters and bullpen, good luck outscoring the No. 1 overall seed.

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No. 7 Virginia

Virginia baseball

The Cavaliers subscribe to a different definition of a high-powered offense. The long ball is not as common in Virginia games as it is with other national seeds, but the Hoos more than make up for it with efficient hitting. The .334 team batting average is the best in the country with an OBP that's top-5 in the tourney. 

UVA also leads the country in doubles and strikes out just 15% of the time. Want an advanced metric? How about a BABIP (batting average on balls in play) of .375. The ball may stay in the yard more often than with other teams mentioned here, but the Cavaliers know not just how to hit, but where to hit.

3:33 pm, May 29, 2023

2023 DI baseball championship bracket announced

2023 DI baseball selection show

INDIANAPOLIS — The field of 64 teams competing for the 2023 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

The national top 16 seeds are Wake Forest (47-10), Florida (44-14), Arkansas (41-16), Clemson (43-17), LSU (43-15), Vanderbilt (41-18), Virginia (45-12), Stanford (38-16), Miami (Florida) (40-19), Coastal Carolina (39-19), Oklahoma St. (41-18), Kentucky (36-18), Auburn (34-21-1), Indiana St. (42-15), South Carolina (39-19), and Alabama (40-19).  

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12:31 am, May 29, 2023

Sixteen regional sites selected for 2023 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship


INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the 16 regional sites for the 76th annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records are as follows: 

  • Auburn, Alabama – Auburn (34-21-1) 
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana – LSU (43-15)
  • Charlottesville, Virginia – Virginia (45-12)
  • Clemson, South Carolina – Clemson (43-17)
  • Columbia, South Carolina – South Carolina (39-19) 
  • Conway, South Carolina – Coastal Carolina (39-19) 
  • Coral Gables, Florida – Miami (FL) (40-19)
  • Fayetteville, Arkansas – Arkansas (41-16)
  • Gainesville, Florida – Florida (44-14) 
  • Lexington, Kentucky – Kentucky (36-18) 
  • Nashville, Tennessee – Vanderbilt (41-18) 
  • Stanford, California – Stanford (38-16)
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma – Oklahoma State (41-17) through games of 5/28
  • Terre Haute, Indiana – Indiana State (42-15) 
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Alabama (40-19)
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina – Wake Forest (47-10)

By being awarded a regional, all 16 host institutions have also been selected to the 64-team championship field.

Each regional field features four teams, playing in a double-elimination format. All 16 regionals are scheduled to be conducted from Friday, June 2 to Monday, June 5 (if necessary).

Indiana State is hosting for the first time and making their 12th appearance in the championship field.

Miami (Florida) (29), LSU (27) and Stanford (21) have each hosted regional competition at least 20 times, the most among the 16 host teams in 2023.

Five institutions, Auburn, Florida, Miami (Florida), Oklahoma St. and Stanford, all hosted in 2022. The Cardinal are hosting for the sixth consecutive championship dating back to the 2017 season.

The full 64-team field, top-16 national seeds, first-round regional pairings and site assignments will be announced at Noon (ET), Monday, May 29. The one-hour program will be shown live on ESPN2. The committee will set the entire 64-team bracket through both the super regionals and the first round of the Men’s College World Series and will not reseed the field after play begins.

Selection of the eight super regional hosts will be announced on, Tuesday, June 6 at 10 a.m. (ET). 

There are 30 Division I Conferences which will receive an automatic berth in the field of 64, along with 34 at-large selections. The Men’s College World Series begins play Friday, June 16, at Charles Schwab Field Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.

SEC 8 (Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, South Carolina, Vanderbilt)
ACC 4 (Clemson, Miami (Florida), Virginia, Wake Forest)
Big 12 1 (Oklahoma State)
Pac-12 1 (Stanford)
Missouri Valley 1 (Indiana State)
Sun Belt 1 (Coastal Carolina)
7:58 pm, May 23, 2023

Here is information about the selection show

The 2023 selection show will take place at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, May 29 on ESPN2. The full 64-team bracket will be announced.

6:37 pm, May 23, 2023

Schedule for the 2023 DI baseball tournament

The field of 64 teams that will compete for the 2023 NCAA college baseball championship will be announced Monday, May 29 at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2. You can stream it on WatchESPN.

The complete NCAA regional, super regional, and 2023 Men's College World Series schedules are below. 

  • Selection show: Monday, May 29 — airs at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2
  • Regionals: Friday-Monday, June 2-5
  • Super regionals: Friday-Sunday, June 9-11 or Saturday-Monday, June 10-12
  • First day of MCWS games: Start Friday, June 16
  • MCWS finals: Saturday-Monday, June 24-26
  • Final championship game: Monday, June 26
6:27 pm, May 23, 2023

Complete history of the DI baseball championship

A list of every national champion since the DI baseball championship began in 1947.

2022 Ole Miss (42-23) Mike Bianco 4-2 Oklahoma Omaha, Neb.
2021 Mississippi State (50-18) Chris Lemonis 9-0 Vanderbilt Omaha, Neb.
2020 Canceled due to Covid-19 -- -- -- --
2019 Vanderbilt (59-12) Tim Corbin 8-2 Michigan Omaha, Neb.
2018 Oregon State (55-12-1) Pat Casey  5-0 Arkansas Omaha, Neb. 
2017 Florida (52-19) Kevin O'Sullivan 6-1 LSU Omaha, Neb.
2016 Coastal Carolina (55-18)  Gary Gilmore 4-3 Arizona Omaha, Neb.
2015 Virginia (44-24) Brian O'Connor 4-2 Vanderbilt Omaha, Neb.
2014 Vanderbilt (51-21) Tim Corbin 3-2 Virginia Omaha, Neb.
2013 * UCLA (49-17) John Savage 8-0 Mississippi State Omaha, Neb.
2012 * Arizona (48-17) Andy Lopez 4-1 South Carolina Omaha, Neb.
2011 * South Carolina (55-14) Ray Tanner 5-2 Florida Omaha, Neb.
2010 South Carolina (54-16) Ray Tanner 2-1 (11 inn.) UCLA Omaha, Neb.
2009 LSU (56-17) Paul Mainieri 11-4 Texas Omaha, Neb.
2008 Fresno State (47-31) Mike Batesole 6-1 Georgia Omaha, Neb.
2007 * Oregon State (49-18) Pat Casey 9-3 North Carolina Omaha, Neb.
2006 Oregon State (50-16) Pat Casey 3-2 North Carolina Omaha, Neb.
2005 * Texas (56-16) Augie Garrido 6-2 Florida Omaha, Neb.
2004 Cal St. Fullerton (47-22) George Horton 3-2 Texas Omaha, Neb.
2003 Rice (58-12) Wayne Graham 14-2 Stanford Omaha, Neb.
2002 * Texas (57-15) Augie Garrido 12-6 South Carolina Omaha, Neb.
2001 * Miami (Fla.) (53-12) Jim Morris 12-1 Stanford Omaha, Neb.
2000 * LSU (52-17) Skip Bertman 6-5 Stanford Omaha, Neb.
1999 * Miami (Fla.) (50-13) Jim Morris 6-5 Florida State Omaha, Neb.
1998 Southern California (49-17) Mike Gillespie 21-14 Arizona State Omaha, Neb.
1997 * LSU (57-13) Skip Bertman 13-6 Alabama Omaha, Neb.
1996 * LSU (52-15) Skip Bertman 9-8 Miami (Fla.) Omaha, Neb.
1995 * Cal St. Fullerton (57-9) Augie Garrido 11-5 Southern California Omaha, Neb.
1994 * Oklahoma (50-17) Larry Cochell 13-5 Georgia Tech Omaha, Neb.
1993 LSU (53-17-1) Skip Bertman 8-0 Wichita State Omaha, Neb.
1992 * Pepperdine (48-11-1) Andy Lopez 3-2 Cal St. Fullerton Omaha, Neb.
1991 * LSU (55-18) Skip Bertman 6-3 Wichita State Omaha, Neb.
1990 Georgia (52-19) Steve Webber 2-1 Oklahoma State Omaha, Neb.
1989 Wichita State (68-16) Gene Stephenson 5-3 Texas Omaha, Neb.
1988 Stanford (46-23) Mark Marquess 9-4 Arizona State Omaha, Neb.
1987 Stanford (53-17) Mark Marquess 9-5 Oklahoma State Omaha, Neb.
1986 Arizona (49-19) Jerry Kindall 10-2 Florida State Omaha, Neb.
1985 Miami (Fla.) (64-16) Ron Fraser 10-6 Texas Omaha, Neb.
1984 Cal St. Fullerton (66-20) Augie Garrido 3-1 Texas Omaha, Neb.
1983 * Texas (66-14) Cliff Gustafson 4-3 Alabama Omaha, Neb.
1982 * Miami (Fla.) (55-17-1) Ron Fraser 9-3 Wichita State Omaha, Neb.
1981 Arizona State (55-13) Jim Brock 7-4 Oklahoma State Omaha, Neb.
1980 Arizona (45-21-1) Jerry Kindall 5-3 Hawaii Omaha, Neb.
1979 Cal St. Fullerton (60-14-1) Augie Garrido 2-1 Arkansas Omaha, Neb.
1978 * Southern California (54-9) Rod Dedeaux 10-3 Arizona State Omaha, Neb.
1977 Arizona State (57-12) Jim Brock 2-1 South Carolina Omaha, Neb.
1976 Arizona (56-17) Jerry Kindall 7-1 Eastern Michigan Omaha, Neb.
1975 Texas (59-6) Cliff Gustafson 5-1 South Carolina Omaha, Neb.
1974 Southern California (50-20) Rod Dedeaux 7-3 Miami (Fla.) Omaha, Neb.
1973 * Southern California (51-11) Rod Dedeaux 4-3 Arizona State Omaha, Neb.
1972 Southern California (47-13-1) Rod Dedeaux 1-0 Arizona State Omaha, Neb.
1971 Southern California (46-11) Rod Dedeaux 5-2 Southern Illinois Omaha, Neb.
1970 Southern California (45-13) Rod Dedeaux 2-1 (15 inn.) Florida State Omaha, Neb.
1969 Arizona State (56-11) Bobby Winkles 10-1 Tulsa Omaha, Neb.
1968 * Southern California (43-12-1) Rod Dedeaux 4-3 Southern Illinois Omaha, Neb.
1967 Arizona State (53-12) Bobby Winkles 11-0 Houston Omaha, Neb.
1966 Ohio State (27-6-1) Marty Karow 8-2 Oklahoma State Omaha, Neb.
1965 Arizona State (54-8) Bobby Winkles 2-0 Ohio State Omaha, Neb.
1964 Minnesota (31-12) Dick Siebert 5-1 Missouri Omaha, Neb.
1963 Southern California (35-10) Rod Dedeaux 5-2 Arizona Omaha, Neb.
1962 Michigan (34-15) Don Lund 5-4 (15 inn.) Santa Clara Omaha, Neb.
1961 * Southern California (36-7) Rod Dedeaux 1-0 Oklahoma State Omaha, Neb.
1960 Minnesota (34-7-1) Dick Siebert 2-1 (10 inn.) Southern California Omaha, Neb.
1959 Oklahoma State (27-5) Toby Greene 5-0 Arizona Omaha, Neb.
1958 Southern California (29-3) Rod Dedeaux 8-7 (12 inn.) Missouri Omaha, Neb.
1957 * California (35-10) George Wolfman 1-0 Penn State Omaha, Neb.
1956 Minnesota (37-9) Dick Siebert 12-1 Arizona Omaha, Neb.
1955 Wake Forest (29-7) Taylor Sanford 7-6 Western Michigan Omaha, Neb.
1954 Missouri (22-4) John "Hi" Simmons 4-1 Rollins Omaha, Neb.
1953 Michigan (21-9) Ray Fisher 7-5 Texas Omaha, Neb.
1952 Holy Cross (21-3) Jack Barry 8-4 Missouri Omaha, Neb.
1951 * Oklahoma (19-9) Jack Baer 3-2 Tennessee Omaha, Neb.
1950 Texas (27-6) Bibb Falk 3-0 Washington State Omaha, Neb.
1949 * Texas (23-7) Bibb Falk 10-3 Wake Forest Wichita, Kan.
1948 Southern California (26-4) Sam Barry 9-2 Yale Kalamazoo, Mich.
1947 * California (31-10) Clint Evans 8-7 Yale Kalamazoo, Mich.

*Indicates undefeated teams in College World Series play.