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West Virginia clinches first NCAA bid since 1996

The Mountaineers will play in the Winston-Salem regional.


For the first time in 21 years, the WVU baseball team will be playing games in June.

The Mountaineers (34-24) have clinched their first bid to the NCAA Tournament since 1996 and their first at-large bid in school history.

West Virginia will take on Maryland in the Winston-Salem Regional on Friday. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:00 PM ET and will air on WatchESPN.

Other teams in the regional include the hosts, Wake Forest, and America East champion UMBC.

If the Mountaineers win the Winston-Salem Regional, they’ll play the winners of the Gainsville Regional in the Super Regional round next weekend. The host will be determined by the higher remaining seed.

Seven Big 12 teams made the NCAA Tournament. Only Kansas and Kansas State were not included.