MUNCIE, Ind.  – The NCAA announced the 64-team field along with the regional matchups for the NCAA baseball tournament on Monday. The Ball State Cardinals are headed to Lexington, Kentucky.

For the first time since 2006, the Cardinals will be making an NCAA Regional appearance. This will be the fourth time BSU has made a trip to an NCAA Regional. Head Coach Rich Maloney will be making his first NCAA Regional appearance with the Cardinals, and it will be his fifth appearance overall.

Ball State will be joined by host Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia. The Cardinals are no strangers to Lexington, as Ball State faced Kentucky in the 2006 regional.

Ball State will take on Kentucky on Friday, June 2. First pitch between the Cardinals and Wildcats will be at noon on the SEC Network.