The seedings and matchups for the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament Regionals were announced on ESPN3 Monday afternoon and Rice will host Arkansas, Sam Houston State and Prairie View A&M in the Houston Regional.
Arkansas goes in as the No. 2 seed and plays the No.3-seed Bearkats on Friday, while the Panthers are the No. 4 seed. For Sam Houston, it's a relief to still be playing baseball after a disappointing showing the Southland Conference tournament where they were knocked out by the eventual champion UT-Arlington Mavericks, who will play in the Waco Regional.
Rice and Prairie View are pitted against each other in a David vs. Goliath matchup. But these three prideful Houston-area schools, the Houston Regional should have really nice attendance and a lot of fanfare.
Read more updates about the NCAA Baseball Tournament at SB Nation Houston to see which of these local schools goes forward to the Super Regional.