The Maryland Terrapins baseball team has had a pretty great season thus far, to put it lightly. A tie for most wins in school history (36), advancing to the ACC Championship game for the first time since 1971, and knocking off the #1 team in the country during their last ACC tournament (FSU). Now, they get to add one more accolade to the season: an NCAA tourney berth.
The Terrapins sweated out a lengthy selection committee process on Monday afternoon, but were ultimately chosen to face off against Old Dominion in the Columbia Region of the NCAA baseball tournament. The Monarchs finished 36-24, going 17-13 in Conference USA this season.
The winner of that game will advance to play either South Carolina or Campbell in the next round.
The Terrapins lost in the ACC championship game to Georgia Tech on Sunday, 9-4, but that wasn’t enough to keep them out of the tournament after such a strong season. Wins against Florida State and Virginia in the tournament only helped bolster a resume that already included solid victories over Florida and Georgia Tech earlier in the year.
Overall, this is huge for Maryland. Their final ACC season being capped off with a nice opportunity to ride to Omaha. The Terps won’t have it easy against Old Dominion and, should they beat them, will have their hands full against South Carolina big time. Still, with a very good pitching staff and consistent bats, the Terrapins ought to be able to keep this run up.