NCAA baseball regional final between ODU, UVA postponed to Tuesday

ODU baseball coach Chris Finwood
Posted at 8:43 PM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-07 23:42:37-04

COLUMBIA, SC - The winner-take-all tilt will wait another day.

Monday's NCAA baseball regional final between Old Dominion and Virginia in Columbia, South Carolina, originally slated for 7 p.m., was postponed due to weather. The winner-take-all game for the regional championship, the seventh game of the regional, will now be played Tuesday at 9:06 a.m.

There is a 65 percent chance of rain in the Columbia area Tuesday. Should UVA and ODU be unable to play and complete the regional, Virginia would advance in the NCAA tournament by rule.

Per the 2021 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Emergency Advancing Policy, every reasonable effort, including but not limited to moving the location of the games, should be made to complete a regional round and advance a team to the super regional based on the results on the field. However, in the highly unlikely event that regional play cannot be completed, the team that will advance to the super regional will be based on the following criteria if six games are played:

Winner of Game #6 unless each team has one loss, in which case the following will be considered:

1) Head-to-head competition
2) Best seeded team remaining

Virginia would advance because the Cavaliers beat Old Dominion in game No. 6 to give both teams one loss in the regional. Therefore, by virtue of UVA's victory vs. the Monarchs, Virginia would advance on head-to-head record.

The winner between ODU and UVA advances to a best-of-three Super Regional series vs. Dallas Baptist next weekend for the right to advance to the 2021 College World Series. The site of that best-of-three series is TBD.