Cincinnati baseball is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in over four decades. The Bearcats captured the American Athletic Conference Tournament today.
The Bearcats blasted UConn 22-5 in the title game to wrap up their first NCAA regional bid since 1974. The win also helped Cincinnati reach the 30-win plateau this season, the first time they have won 30 games in 11 years.
Freshman infielder/outfielder Nate Meyer closed out the victory with a terrific running catch, his momentum taking him into the first row of seats down the right field line.
If Meyer’s last name sounds familiar, he’s the son of former Cincinnati football defensive back and Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer.
— Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) May 26, 2019
Nate’s mom Shelley congratulated her son on Twitter, but couldn’t resist throwing in some typical mom concern in the process.
🤗YAY Nate!!! (Watch out for that rail…😬). Nice catch! https://t.co/Iet1deu5rw
— Shelley ❌eyer (@spinnershells) May 26, 2019
Nate Meyer has appeared in 21 games this season as a reserve.
Cincinnati awaits its seeding and destination for the NCAA Tournament, which will be unveiled tomorrow.