UNC Baseball: The road to Omaha goes through Chapel Hill!

The UNC baseball program has earned the right to host a regional for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
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For the 13th time in program history, the UNC baseball program will be a regional host for the NCAA Tournament!

The regional hosts were announced on Sunday night, as the Diamond Heels were expected to be one of the hosts. Of course, you wait for the official word, but now that it's set in stone, it's time to celebrate that more baseball will be played at Boshamer Stadium this season.

As Pat James noted above, this marks the 12th time that the Diamond Heels will be a regional host since 2006. This has bode well for the program in the past, as they are an impressive 33-8 all-time in home regional games. Since this tournament format began in 1999, the UNC baseball program has advanced to 10 super regionals when hosting.

Past history is favorable for the Tar Heels, and their success at Boshamer Stadium this season makes it even more favorable for this year's squad. During the regular season, the Diamond Heels posted an outstanding 32-2 record at home, as this team definitely enjoyed the benefits of playing on its home field.

The good news is: this group will get to play some more games at home in the NCAA Tournament.

There is still more information to be determined, as we'll have to wait until Monday night to find out not only who the eight national seeds are but also who will be joining the Diamond Heels in the Chapel Hill region. Regional play, which is double-elimiation, at Boshamer Stadium is set to kick-off on Friday.

At this point, there's only one thing left to say: we'll see you at the Bosh this weekend!