TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State became the first No. 1 seed to be eliminated from the 2018 NCAA regional tournament on Saturday, while a total of six ball clubs have already been sent home on Day 2.
The Seminoles entered the Tallahassee Regional as the top seed and favorites to advance to Super Regional, but the nationally-ranked side lost both their first two games of the tournament on home soil and will have to watch the remaining actions from the side.
Florida State, the No. 7 NCAA nationally ranked team, was stunned 7-6 by Tallahassee Regional No. 4 seed Samford on Friday and needed to beat No. 2 seed Mississippi State in its elimination game on Saturday.
The home side was well on its way to moving on until the rain came and broke its momentum.
Following the rain delay, Elijah MacNamee smashed a walk-off home run to win the game 3-2 to keep Mississippi State alive in the NCAA tournament.
No. 4 seeds led the heavy departure as New Mexico State, Oral Roberts, Texas Southern, LIU Brooklyn, Moorhead State, Hartford and Columbia were also eliminated from the NCAA regional tournament.
They were also joined by No. 3 seeds Ohio State and Northeastern on the trip home.
Teams Already Eliminated From NCAA Regional Tournament
No. 4 Texas Southern eliminated
No. 4 LIU Brooklyn eliminated
No. 4 Oral Roberts eliminated
No. 4 Hartford eliminated
No. 4 New Mexico State eliminated
No. 4 Moorhead State eliminated
No. 4 Columbia eliminated
No. 3 Ohio State eliminated
No. 3 Northeastern eliminated
No. 1 Florida State eliminated