The 2019 NCAA Baseball Tournament field has been revealed, and the UCF Knights are not in it.
THE BRACKET— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) May 27, 2019
The Knights saw their bubble burst on Monday after a 2-2 performance in the American Baseball Championship. This is despite several college baseball media outlets expecting UCF to be in the field over TCU, which got in.
Re: TCU. He’s right. We’ve had teams get in in that RPI range before… but none with losing conference records. https://t.co/CbKXCoI6nz— Aaron Fitt (@aaronfitt) May 27, 2019
Third year in a row going 63-for-64 for @BaseballAmerica. We had UCF, the committee went TCU.— Teddy Cahill (@tedcahill) May 27, 2019
Interested to hear the explanation on TCU
Two American teams - the Knights and Houston - were among the first four out:
THE LAST 4️⃣ IN— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) May 27, 2019
THE FIRST 4️⃣ OUT#RoadToOmaha pic.twitter.com/GmEl2zxwRU
UCF has just barely missed the tournament the last two seasons now. It’s a bitter pill to swallow, especially for the team’s seniors:
4 years at Ucf... thank you to all who has supported me through those years! Hopefully 2019 is remembered as my year! #gkco— magicmika (@matthew_mika) May 27, 2019
I came to UCF, far from family and my home. 2 years later, I have a second place to call home and a second family in the Knights. Thank you Knight Nation for welcoming this JUCO kid from Washington with open arms. pic.twitter.com/yP9AlvWJ1q— Garrett Westberg (@BarrelBerg24) May 27, 2019
First and foremost, a HUGE thank you to Knight Nation for taking me in and making me apart of this family. UCF will always hold a special place in my heart. This season is one I will never forget. Forever a Knight! Charge On!!⚡️ 37 Out✌ pic.twitter.com/cIjdqE8EDg— Germ (@GSchuermann) May 27, 2019
My time at UCF is up. Thank you to all of my coaches n teammates but especially to @Coach_Klosty for recruiting & believing in me and giving me an opportunity to live my dream and play at a program like UCF when not many would. So grateful 4 my time here. onto the next chapter! pic.twitter.com/krfRdv5oH9— Tyler Osik (@tylerosik) May 27, 2019
Three American teams made it in - ECU (National 10 seed), Cincinnati (conference tournament winner) and UConn.