USM starting Stevie Powers

He’s a LHP 5-1 71 inn 78 hits 71 k’s teams hitting .275 against…sounds like somebody we should hit well…they are the home team…just need Murphy to be sharp and keep the ball down and on the black.

How are they the home team! I thought the higher seed was the home team!

just reading on their Message board…not sure how it works

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DUGOUTS AND HOME TEAM DETERMINATION

For first-round games, the highest-seeded team shall be designated as
the home team. In subsequent games, the home team shall be determined according to a formula applied
by the games committee.

In determining which of two teams in any game will be the home team, the games committee or the
NCAA game representative shall designate the home team using the following guidelines:

  1. The institution that has been the home team the fewer number of times in that particular tournament.

  2. If the two teams are equal in this respect but unequal in the number of times they were the visitor,
    then the team that has been the visitor more often will be designated the home team.

  3. If the two teams are equal in the number of times that they have been home and visitor, the games
    committee or the NCAA game representative shall observe the following procedures in the order stated:
    a. If the two teams have met previously in that particular tournament, the visitor in the previous game
    shall be the home team in the game in question
    (Exception: In a two-team tournament where both teams have been the home team, subsequent games
    will be determined by a coin flip);
    b. The team that was visitor in its preceding game shall be the home team, unless both teams were visitors
    in their preceding games; or
    c. If the above procedures do not resolve the matter, the home team shall be determined by coin flip.

During the pre-championship meeting for the regional and super regional, the host institution must designate
whether the first or third base dugout will be the home team dugout for the entire tournament.

DUGOUTS AND HOME TEAM DETERMINATION

For first-round games, the highest-seeded team shall be designated as
the home team. In subsequent games, the home team shall be determined according to a formula applied
by the games committee.

In determining which of two teams in any game will be the home team, the games committee or the
NCAA game representative shall designate the home team using the following guidelines:

  1. The institution that has been the home team the fewer number of times in that particular tournament.

  2. If the two teams are equal in this respect but unequal in the number of times they were the visitor,
    then the team that has been the visitor more often will be designated the home team.

  3. If the two teams are equal in the number of times that they have been home and visitor, the games
    committee or the NCAA game representative shall observe the following procedures in the order stated:
    a. If the two teams have met previously in that particular tournament, the visitor in the previous game
    shall be the home team in the game in question
    (Exception: In a two-team tournament where both teams have been the home team, subsequent games
    will be determined by a coin flip);
    b. The team that was visitor in its preceding game shall be the home team, unless both teams were visitors
    in their preceding games; or
    c. If the above procedures do not resolve the matter, the home team shall be determined by coin flip.

During the pre-championship meeting for the regional and super regional, the host institution must designate
whether the first or third base dugout will be the home team dugout for the entire tournament.

That way of selecting the home team seems fair. I thought it was all coin flip after the first day.