Live updates: 2023 DI baseball championship
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
- No. 5 LSU
- No. 1 Wake Forest
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
2023 DI baseball championship bracket announced
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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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 www.NCAA.com/mcws, 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.
|CONFERENCE||NO. OF TEAMS|
|SEC||8 (Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, South Carolina, Vanderbilt)|
|ACC||4 (Clemson, Miami (Florida), Virginia, Wake Forest)|
|Big 12||1 (Oklahoma State)|
|Missouri Valley||1 (Indiana State)|
|Sun Belt||1 (Coastal Carolina)|
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.
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
Tracking automatic qualifiers for the 2023 tournament
We're tracking all of the action through conference tournament play. Of the 64 teams that will qualify for the NCAA tournament, 30 teams will be automatic qualifiers.
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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.