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Vanderbilt to host NCAA baseball regional beginning Friday

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV-AP) -

Vanderbilt was named one of 16 hosts for regional tournament in the NCAA Division I baseball tournament on Sunday.

The Commodores are hosting a regional for the third time in four years and the fourth time in school history.

The other teams playing in Nashville will be Oregon, Clemson and Xavier.

The double-elimination regional starts Friday at Hawkins Field, and games will be broadcast on ESPN3.

No. 2 seed Oregon and No. 3 seed Clemson will open the tournament at noon, with No. 1 seed Vanderbilt and No. 4 seed Xavier following at 7 p.m.

Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin served as an assistant coach at Clemson for nine seasons before joining the Commodores.

In addition to Vanderbilt, SEC tournament champion LSU and regular-season champion Florida, are hosts along with Mississippi and South Carolina in the 64-team NCAA tournament.

Regional winners advance to the best-of-three super regionals the following week. The remaining eight teams will play in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning June 14.

Other regional hosts are: Florida State, Miami, Virginia, Oklahoma State, TCU, Oregon State, Indiana, Rice, Louisville, Cal Poly and Louisiana-Lafayette.

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