Nebraska baseball is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time under Coach Will Bolt. The Huskers will travel to the Fayetteville Regional hosted by Arkansas. The Huskers are the No. 2 seed in the regional.
Nebraska (31-12) will face Northeastern, the No. 3 seed in the regional, on Friday, June 4, at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN2. Arkansas, the No. 1 national seed, will face fourth-seeded NJIT in the other game of the regional.
On the road, in the #1 overall seed's regional.
GBR. ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/R65sDXC4sB
— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) May 31, 2021
This will be the first-ever meeting between Nebraska and Northeastern. The Huskies won the 2021 CAA Tournament title.
This will be Nebraska’s 17th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history. Nebraska most recently made regional appearances in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. The Huskers return once again, but for the first time with Bolt at the helm. The head coach was just named Big Ten Coach of the Year on Sunday, following the Huskers’ Big Ten title win the weekend prior.
As for the selection, it looked like Nebraska might escape the Fayetteville Regional up until the announcement. Bolt offered his thoughts on the selection at Haymarket Park where the team gathered to watch the announcement.
“It’s five wins to Omaha no matter how you draw it up,” Bolt said.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.