Arizona was selected as the No. 5 national seed and will host Grand Canyon on Friday at 7:00 p.m. in the Tucson Regional of the NCAA Tournament at Hi Corbett Field.
The Wildcats finished the 2021 season with an overall record of 40-15 and a Pac-12 mark of 21-9. Arizona reached the 40-win mark in the regular season for the 13th time in program history with Saturday night’s walk-off victory over Dixie State, and concluded their second-winningest conference campaign last weekend with a 2-1 road series win over Oregon State.
Arizona won the 2021 Pac-12 baseball championship outright, earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Today’s selection seals the Wildcats 40th NCAA Tournament appearance, and their third under head coach Jay Johnson. Arizona’s 40 postseason appearances are the sixth most in the nation.
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writing intern Kevin Murphy was born and raised in Tucson, and has followed Arizona Wildcats athletics since childhood. He has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Pima Community College where he wrote for the Pima Post (formerly the Aztec Press). He is currently attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU where he is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies.