UTSA snubbed by NCAA baseball tournament

UTSA's baseball team upset No. 2-ranked Stanford 6-5 in 10-innings on Leyton Barry's walk-off hit at Roadrunner Field.

The UTSA Roadrunners celebrate after beating Stanford on Feb. 28, 2022, at Roadrunner Field. – Photo by Joe Alexander

UTSA won 38 baseball games this season. Eleven of those victories came against ranked teams.

None of those were enough for the Roadrunners to earn an at-large bid in the NCAA baseball tournament. UTSA was left out of the 64-team field when the draw was announced today.

The Roadrunners’ notable games included beating Stanford, the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament, on Feb. 28 at Roadrunner Field. UTSA split two games with nationally ranked Texas State.

UTSA finished the season by winning three of four games in the Conference USA tournament. Two of those wins came against Southern Miss, which is the No. 11 seed in the NCAA tournament.

UTSA hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 2013 and has never received an at-large bid.

The tops seeds are No. 1 Tennessee, No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Oregon State, No. 4 Virginia Tech, No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 6 Miami, No. 7 Oklahoma State, No. 8 East Carolina.

Texas is a No. 9 national seed and will host a regional in Austin. That foursome includes Texas, CUSA tournament champion Louisiana Tech, Dallas Baptist and Air Force.

Texas A&M will host a regional in College Station. That group includes Texas A&M, TCU, Louisiana and Oral Roberts.

Texas State is heading west. The Bobcats are playing in the Stanford regional. Texas State and Stanford will be joined by UC Santa Barbara and Binghamton.