The Tulane baseball team will be in an NCAA regional for the first time since 2008 under first-year coach David Pierce.
The viewing party at the Glazier Family Club inside Yulman Stadium erupted at 11:18 a.m. when the Green Wave came up as the No. 3 seed in the Baton Regional regional. Tulane (will face No. 2 seed UNC Wilmington, which the Wave beat 8-4 on the road on March 31, at 7 p.m. on Friday.
The winner of that game will face the winner of the game between No. 2 national seed LSU and Lehigh.
Tulane (34-23), No. 43 in the RPI, last played in Baton Rouge for a regional in 2003.
UNC Wilmington (39-16), ranked No. 27 in the RPI, finished second in the Colonial Athletic Association and won the conference tournament to earn an automatic bid.
LSU beat Tulane 13-7 at Turchin Stadium and 6-0 at Alex Box Stadium.
Tulane reached the College World Series twice under former coach Rick Jones, in 2001 and 2005.