Michigan baseball is heading to its second NCAA Tournament in three years.
The Wolverines received an at-large bid in the Chapel Hill Regional as the 64-team field in the 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament was announced Monday afternoon. Michigan is the No. 3 seed in the regional and will face Florida Gulf Coast at 1 p.m. ET on Friday in the first game. Regional host North Carolina will face Davidson in the regional’s other first-round game.
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Michigan earned the bid thanks to a 42-15 season which featured a 16-8 mark in Big Ten play. The Wolverines finished second in the conference behind Nebraska, which went 16-7-1 against Big Ten foes. Michigan lost its only two games in the Big Ten Tournament, including a 13-inning defeat against Indiana.
Michigan last made the NCAA Baseball Tournament in 2015, where they won two games but did not get out of the regional round. Prior to the 2015 berth, Michigan had not made a big dance in baseball since 2008.
The full 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament Bracket can be found here.