HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss baseball heads to Auburn, Ala. for the 2023 NCAA Auburn Regional, hosted by the Auburn Tigers. The Golden Eagles earned the Sun Belt Conference’s automatic bid to the postseason by defeating Louisiana 6-2 in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship.
The Golden Eagles (41-17, 22-8 Sun Belt) will be the second-seeded team of the 2023 Auburn Regional and will face No. 3 seed and SoCon Tournament Champion, Samford (36-23, 15-6 Southern) on Friday, June 2, at 1 p.m. The game can be seen on ESPN+ and heard through an affiliate of the Southern Miss Sports Network.
The host and No. 13 national seed Auburn will take on No. 4 seed Penn at 6 p.m. A full schedule of the 2023 NCAA Auburn Regional is available below.
Southern Miss returns to the NCAA Regionals for the 19th time in program history and ninth time under head coach Scott Berry. The 2023 season marks the seventh-straight postseason appearance for the Golden Eagles and their second trip to Auburn for a regional, last making playing at Plainsman Park in 2010.
Tickets to the regional are sold out but additional tickets may become available at the gates depending on stadium capacity. For more information on tickets, visit AuburnTigers.com or click here.
The winner of the Auburn Regional will face off against the winner of the Clemson Regional in a Super Regional next weekend. The Clemson Regional includes No. 4 national seed Clemson, (2) Tennessee, (3) Charlotte and (4) Lipscomb.
2023 NCAA Auburn Regional Bracket
Friday, June 2
Game One – (2) Southern Miss vs. (3) Samford – 1 p.m.
Game Two – (1) Auburn vs. (4) Penn – 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 3
Game Three – Loser Game One vs. Loser Game Two – 2 p.m.
Game Four – Winner Game One vs. Winner Game Two – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 4
Game Five – Winner Game Three vs. Loser Game Four – 2 p.m.
Game Six – Winner Game Four vs. Winner Game Five – 8 p.m.
Monday, June 5
Game Seven (If necessary) – Same teams as Game Six – TBD