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No. 4 Vanderbilt defeats No. 5 Arizona in 12-inning thriller
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3:47 am, June 20, 2021

Vanderbilt wins 12-inning marathon vs. Arizona

Vanderbilt started its national title defense with a thrilling 7-6 walk-off win in 12 innings over Arizona in the nightcap of 2021 College World Series opening day.

After 2.5 scoreless extra inning frames — despite chances on both sides — Vandy's Jayson Gonzalez delivered the game-winning single past the diving shortstop with the bases loaded and Arizona's infield pulled in. Saturday night's game was the first extra inning affair in College World Series play since 2014.

The first nine innings saw plenty of back-and-forth action. Down to its final two outs and down 6-5, Arizona managed to tie it up on a Donta Williams sac fly. That erased the Vanderbilt lead Carter Young helped establish with a go-ahead two-run home run in a three-run seventh inning rally.

Vanderbilt's All-American pitcher Kumar Rocker, the 2019 CWS Most Outstanding Player, lasted 5.2 innings and gave up five runs (three earned) with seven strikeouts. Arizona tagged Rocker for three runs on four hits in the first inning. Rocker settled down before giving up a deep home run to Ryan Holgate on his 100th and final pitch.

Gonzalez finished with three hits on the night, which also included a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

In Saturday's first game, North Carolina State continued its magical run with a 10-4 win over Stanford, led by Jonny Butler's five RBIs. Stanford will now face Pac-12 rival Arizona in the first elimination game of the tournament Monday at 1 p.m. ET. NC State and Vanderbilt will follow at 6 p.m. ET in the winners' bracket.

Click or tap here to view the interactive DI baseball bracket. Below is the schedule for Sunday and Monday's games:

Sunday, June 20

Game 3: Tennessee vs. Virginia | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 4: Texas vs. Mississippi State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Monday, June 21

Game 5: Stanford vs. Arizona | 2 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 6: NC State vs. Vanderbilt | 7 p.m. | ESPN

3:36 am, June 20, 2021

Arizona escapes bases loaded jam to keep game going

Vanderbilt loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 11th, looking primed to send everyone home. But Arizona's Vince Vannelle came in and struck out Dominic Keegan and induced a groundout from pinch hitter Spencer Brown to keep the game tied heading into the 12th inning. Heck of a job by the freshman to get out of the jam.

The Wildcats begin the top of the 12th inning with the top of their order: Donta Williams, Jacob Berry and Branden Boissiere.

Click or tap here to follow live stats.

2:02 am, June 20, 2021

Arizona ties it up in top of the ninth

Leadoff hitter Donta Williams comes through for Arizona, delivering a sac fly to center field with one out in the top of the ninth to score the game-tying run off Vanderbilt's Luke Murphy. 

Vanderbilt failed to score in the bottom of the ninth, meaning we head to extra innings for the first time in the College World Series since 2014.

1:48 am, June 20, 2021

Young's clutch HR gives Vanderbilt the lead

The defending champs have broken through for another lead change in the seventh inning. Freshman Enrique Bradfield Jr. cut the deficit to one with an RBI single and then Carter Young came through with the go-ahead two-run homer to knock out Arizona starter Chase Silseth.

Vanderbilt is now six outs away from its third straight CWS win.

1:12 am, June 20, 2021

Arizona regains lead on Holgate bomb 💣

Arizona is back on top 5-3 after its turn in the sixth inning. Ryan Holgate tagged Kumar Rocker for a deep homer into the right field stands. It came on Rocker's 100th and final pitch of the day.

Rocker's final line: 5.2 innings, five runs, three earned runs, seven strikeouts, no walks, one HBP. He's in line for the first loss of his NCAA tournament career.

1:01 am, June 20, 2021

END 5: Arizona 3, Vanderbilt 3

After five frames, we're all even. Vanderbilt's Jayson Gonzalez connected on a 2-0 pitch in the bottom of the fourth for a game-tying two-run home run to right-center.

Kumar Rocker has settled in after a rocky first inning but he's up over 90 pitches working in the sixth inning. Arizona hasn't recorded a hit since its three-run first inning.

12:48 am, June 20, 2021

Watch: Exclusive interview with Al Leiter

Nineteen-year MLB veteran and three-time World Series champion Al Leiter is in attendance for Vanderbilt's College World Series opener against Arizona. His son Jack Leiter, a first-team All-American and likely top 10 MLB draft pick, will likely start the Commodores' second game on Monday.

NCAA.com's Michella Chester spoke to Al in a brief, exclusive interview prior to Saturday's first pitch. Al reflected on Jack's baseball upbringing and let us in on how he knows Jack is on the top of his game. Watch the interview below.

Al Leiter takes us through Jack Leiter's baseball upbringing, keys to success
11:47 pm, June 19, 2021

Rocker strikes out the side in the second

After a challenging first inning that saw Arizona score three runs, including two thanks to back-to-back doubles, Vanderbilt starter Kumar Rocker settled in and struck out the side in the second inning, needing just 13 pitches – nine  of which were strikes. Rocker entered the game with 155 strikeouts in 106 innings and he has four through the first two innings tonight, which allowed him to reach 300 strikeouts for his career.

11:40 pm, June 19, 2021

Vanderbilt gets one run back in the 1st

After falling behind 3-0 in the top of the first inning to No. 5 seed Arizona, No. 4 seed Vanderbilt got one run back in the bottom half of the frame thanks to a two-out rally where first baseman Dominic Keegan singled to center, then designated hitter Troy LaNeve doubled and knocked him in. Arizona left fielder Tyler Casagrande couldn't make a play on the ball and it went to the wall.

Arizona takes a 3-1 lead into the top of the second.

11:16 pm, June 19, 2021

Arizona strikes early against Vandy

No. 5 seed Arizona wasted no time to take the lead against No. 4 seed Vanderbilt as back-to-back doubles from designated hitter Jacob Berry and first baseman Branden Boissiere put the Wildcats ahead 2-0 in the top of the first with Vanderbilt ace Kumar Rocker on the mound. Vanderbilt got off to a rough start as Arizona lead-off batter Donta Williams reached base on an error by Vandy first baseman Dominic Keegan.

While Rocker got a pop out after a mound visit, Arizona's Daniel Susac singled to score Boissiere, putting Arizona up 3-0.

11:04 pm, June 19, 2021

Vanderbilt-Arizona is underway

The opening game of the College World Series was an upset that saw 14 total runs scored, including three separate half-innings in which a team scored at least three runs. Can the nightcap produce similar drama?

It has the teams and individual talent to do so, and it's now underway on ESPN as No. 4 seed Vanderbilt and No. 5 seed Arizona square off, with Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker (13-3) and Arizona's Chase Silseth (8-1) each getting the start.

Following along with the live stats here.

10:06 pm, June 19, 2021

Preview: No. 4 seed Vanderbilt vs. No. 5 seed Arizona

Two of the top five DI baseball teams in the country, based on their NCAA tournament seeds, will share the diamond in the nightcap of the opening day of the 2021 College World Series. Unseeded NC State's offense came alive in the afternoon to knock off No. 9 seed Stanford 10-4 on Saturday, leading into No. 4 seed Vanderbilt taking on No. 5 seed Arizona at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

You can see the score and live stats by clicking or tapping here.

Vanderbilt is 45-15 on the season and it took a five-game winning streak to Omaha. Arizona is 45-16, most recently winning two of three against Ole Miss in the super regionals.

Here are the starting lineups:

No. 4 seed Vanderbilt

CF Enrique Bradfield Jr.
SS Carter Young
1B Dominic Keegan
DH Troy LaNeve
RF Isaiah Thomas
2B Parker Noland
C CJ Rodriguez
LF Javier Vaz
3B Jayson Gonzalez

P Kumar Rocker (13-3, 2.46 ERA)

No. 5 seed Arizona

CF Donta Williams
DH Jacob Berry
1B Branden Boissiere
3B Tony Bullard
2B Kobe Kato
RF Ryan Holgate
C Daniel Susac
LF Tyler Casagrande
SS Nik McClaughry

P Chase Silseth (8-1, 5.54 ERA)

9:27 pm, June 19, 2021

NC State defeats No. 9 seed Stanford in CWS opener

NC State beats Stanford 10-4 in the opening round of the College World Series

Left fielder Jonny Butler had a huge game offensively, going 3-for-4 with five RBI and two runs, including a two-run home run in the first inning and an RBI single in the ninth as part of the Wolfpack's offensive outburst in the final frame. NC State finished with 12 hits and six walks, forcing Stanford to use five pitchers – four of whom recorded four outs or fewer.

While NC State starter Reid Johnston was pulled in the seventh inning after allowing the first four batters to record a hit, including a two-run home run, he had pitched six innings of two-hit ball.

Click or tap here to view the interactive DI baseball bracket.

8:14 pm, June 19, 2021

Stanford's Robinson homers to cut deficit to 6-4

Running out of time to cut into NC State's 6-1 lead, Stanford right fielder Christian Robinson got two runs back on a home run to right field in the top of the seventh, scoring Kody Huff, who had started the rally with a single.

Stanford's next two batters both singled, as the first four Cardinal batters each recorded a hit without the Wolfpack recording a single out, forcing NC State to replace starter Reid Johnston with reliever Evan Justice.

Through the first six innings, Johnston had only allowed two hits and one run.

Justice nearly got out of the inning with Stanford unscathed after he struck out two of the first three batters he faced, but with the bases loaded, Tim Tawa reached base on an error, scoring Nick Brueser, which cut NC State's lead to 6-4.

7:25 pm, June 19, 2021

Stanford scores first run on Tawa's homer

After a fielding error that led to NC State scoring two runs in the top of the fourth inning, Tim Tawa got one run back by homering to left field on a 1-2 count, cutting Stanford's deficit to 6-1. It was Stanford's first hit of the game, as the Cardinal had gone three up, three down in each of the first two innings.

7:08 pm, June 19, 2021

Wolfpack homer again

NC State's bats are more than alive as the Wolfpack has now scored in three of the first four innings of the CWS opener against No. 9 seed Stanford. To start the batting in the top of the fourth, right fielder Devonte Brown homered to right field on a 1-0 count to put NC State ahead 4-0.

6:41 pm, June 19, 2021

NC State adds another run on McDonough's single

An error by Stanford catcher Kody Huff came back to bite the Cardinal as Vojtech Mensik reached first base and then advanced to second on a throwing error after Mensik struck out, which should've been the second out of the inning.

After J.T. Jarrett struck out, lead-off batter Austin Murr walked, setting up Tyler McDonough's single to right field, which scored Mensik and put NC State up 3-0 in the top of the second.

6:19 pm, June 19, 2021

NC State's Butler hits two-run HR in 1st

It took just seven pitches for NC State to score the first runs of the 2021 College World Series as lead-off batter Austin Murr sent the game's opening pitch up the middle for a single and two batters later, Jonny Butler hit a two-run home run to right field to give the Wolfpack and early 2-0 advantage over No. 9 seed Stanford.

6:01 pm, June 19, 2021

No. 9 seed Stanford-NC State is underway

The first game of the 2021 College World Series is underway in Omaha, as No. 9 seed Stanford takes on NC State, which upset No. 1 seed Arkansas in the super regionals. As the road team, NC State bats first, going up against Stanford starter Brendan Beck, who boasts a sub-3.00 ERA this season.

4:54 pm, June 19, 2021

Preview: No. 9 seed Stanford vs. NC State

The first game of the 2021 College World Series is No. 9 seed Stanford versus NC State at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN. Stanford won the Stanford regional, then defeated No. 8 seed Texas Tech in the Lubbock super regional to advance to Omaha, while NC State claimed the Ruston regional, hosted by No. 16 seed Louisiana Tech, then the Wolfpack took down No. 1 seed Arkansas at the Fayetteville super regional.

Right-hander Brendan Beck (9-1, 2.96 ERA) will get the start for Stanford, while NC State's Reid Johnston (8-3, 4.47 ERA) will be on the bump for the Wolfpack.

Click or tap here to view the score and live stats from the game.

Here are the starting lineups:

Stanford (38-15)

LF Eddie Park
2B Tim Tawa
CF Brock Jones
C Kody Huff
RF Christian Robinson
1B Nick Brueser
3B Drew Bowser
DH Tommy Troy
SS Adam Crampton

NC State (35-18)

1B Austin Murr
CF Tyler McDonough
LF Jonny Butler
DH Terrell Tatum
SS Jose Torres
C Luca Tresh
RF Devonte Brown
3B Vojtech Mensik
2B J.T. Jarrett

1:00 pm, June 19, 2021

The 2021 College World Series begins today

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After 723 days, the College World Series is back. Eight teams have made it to Omaha, and four will resume their quest for a national championship today.

Arizona, Texas, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Stanford are looking to add to their trophy cases, while Mississippi State, NC State and Tennessee are trying to become first-time champions. NCAA.com has a closer look at every team vying for the title.

Below is Saturday's schedule.

FULL COVERAGE: Preview |CWS by the numbers | Under-the-radar-players | Predictions | Schedule

Here is the 2021 College World Series bracket. 

2021 College World Series bracket

Click or tap here for a printable bracket. You can view the interactive bracket right here

11:59 pm, June 18, 2021

Hear what players, coaches had to say Friday

Team practices at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha and media obligations continued Friday in advance of the College World Series starting Saturday. A player representative from each school, as well as each head coach, spoke to the media briefly over Zoom to discuss their experiences in Omaha so far and what to expect entering the tournament.

Read some of the best soundbites and observations from Friday's media day below. You can rewatch every team's session on demand on our NCAA Championships YouTube channel.

  • Stanford coach David Esquer framed Saturday's first game against NC State as a meeting between "two giant killers" who weren't expected to get out of super regionals. NC State took down No. 1 overall seed Arkansas at Baum-Walker Stadium while Stanford swept host Texas Tech, a CWS participant in four of the last five tournaments.
  • North Carolina State junior first baseman Austin Murr said being in Omaha for the CWS truly started to sink in today during team practice and seeing the team logo out in the bullpen. "It was kind of, [you] pinch yourself. Once we went out and practiced here, hit some BP, took some groundballs and stuff, we were really able [to take it all in.]"
  • Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin praised Saturday night opponent Arizona's explosive offense, citing the Wildcats' lineup depth 1-9. Likely Saturday starter Kumar Rocker shared similar sentiments but added that this won't lead to a changed approach on the mound. "As a pitcher in my position, I go out there and play my game regardless."
  • Arizona coach Jay Johnson said he "wouldn't have it any other way" facing defending champion Vanderbilt, even saying the Wildcats eyed this matchup since the regional selection show. "Right now they are the kings of college baseball, in terms of on-the-field and results and how their program has operated and run over a long period of time."
  • Tennessee is known for the long ball (fourth in the nation with 98 homers), but senior outfielder Evan Russell thinks the Vols offense can beat teams in multiple ways, even in the spacious TD Ameritrade Park. "I think we have a balanced lineup, I think we have a lot of speed — especially at the top of the lineup. I don't think anyone in our dugout is worried about the size of the ballpark." In fact, Russell added that the ballpark might be to the UT pitching staff's advantage.
  • Virginia coach Brian O'Connor confirmed that senior lefty Andrew Abbott will be the starting pitcher in Sunday's afternoon game against Tennessee. "I trust and believe with every fiber in my body that he will go out there and be prepared and be poised to get us off to a good start." Abbott is 8-6 with a 3.04 ERA in 16 starts (18 games) this season.
  • Texas opened its 2021 season against Mississippi State, and now it will open its 2021 College World Series against the same Bulldogs team. Longhorns coach David Pierce gave his breakdown on MSU: "For an SEC team, I think they run better than most... A big part of their pitching staff is relying on the strikeout, they play with a lot of confidence." 
  • Mississippi State senior outfielder Tanner Allen gave a scouting report on Texas, saying the Longhorns are a "totally different team" since that opening day matchup. On approaching Texas ace Ty Madden, Allen said he is one of the best pitchers in the country.

Below is the College World Series schedule for opening weekend, Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, June 19
Game 1: Stanford vs. NC State | 2 p.m. ET | ESPN
Game 2: Vanderbilt vs. Arizona | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Sunday, June 20
Game 3: Tennessee vs. Virginia | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 4: Texas vs. Mississippi State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

2:15 pm, June 18, 2021

Here is the press conference schedule for Friday

We are one day away from first pitch of the 2021 College World Series. Stanford and NC State will start things off at 2 p.m. ET Saturday, followed by Vanderbilt vs. Arizona at 7 p.m. ET.

Today, players and head coaches from all eight CWS teams are scheduled to speak to the media in a Zoom press conference. You can tune into the live streams on our NCAA Championships YouTube channel. Below is the schedule for all of today's press conferences.

All times listed below are Eastern.

Stanford

  • Player Zoom interview: 11:05-11:20 a.m.
  • Head coach Zoom interview: 11:25-11:45 a.m.
  • Watch live on YouTube

North Carolina State

  • Player Zoom interview: 12:05-12:20 p.m.
  • Head coach Zoom interview: 12:25-12:45 p.m.
  • Watch live on YouTube

Vanderbilt

Arizona

Tennessee

Virginia

Texas

Mississippi State

Click or tap here to see the full College World Series tournament schedule.

10:47 pm, June 17, 2021

Here's what all 8 teams had to say, two days from first pitch

How a media day is made: CWS style

Media day is a wrap for Thursday, June 17 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. All eight teams have now arrived ahead of the College World Series beginning Saturday. Here is the weekend schedule for the first round of games Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday, June 19
Game 1: Stanford vs. NC State | 2 p.m. ET | ESPN
Game 2: Vanderbilt vs. Arizona | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Sunday, June 20
Game 3: Tennessee vs. Virginia | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 4: Texas vs. Mississippi State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Click or tap here to see the full College World Series tournament schedule.

Here's what else to know two days from first pitch:

  • NCAA.com's Wayne Cavadi picked an under-the-radar player from all 8 teams in Omaha that you should know.
  • ICYMI: We put together an expert panel of D1Baseball.com and NCAA.com contributors to break down the juiciest storylines entering the CWS.
  • D1baseball's Kendall Rogers and Aaron Fitt joined Michella Chester to preview the CWS. 
  • We got the chance to talk to players from all eight teams at Media day today. Here is what we learned:  
    • Mississippi State, as you know, is in Omaha for the third consecutive year. Head coach Chris Lemonis said his players have told him "we are tired of getting t-shirts, we want the trophy." On top of that, Rowdy Jordan and Tanner Allen could be in their last year together as dynamic duo. They live together too, and both seem to think that the other is not good at cleaning. 
    • The Stanford Cardinal mustaches are better than ever. They have purchased jet-black hair dye to be TV ready, and love that their entire team has something to get behind as a group and bond over. Fear the stache. 
    • Tennessee's Evan Russell was the original purchaser of the pink home run "daddy" hat. The hat has safely traveled with the team and is ready for some bombs in Omaha. 
    • Texas' Mike Antico is a great leader for this Longhorns team and although he is the leadoff guy and a part of the Texas team through and through, his New Jersey self still has not used the word "yall."
    • Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter use friendly competition to elevate each other's game on the mound. They are No. 1 and 2 in strikeouts in the nation, and Rocker said it is kind of an unspoken competition. Rocker recalled when he first saw Leiter in the bullpen upon arriving at Vanderbilt and telling the coaching staff that they did good with this one. 
    • NC State has an 19-4 record on the road and they are 13-12 at home. Some might call them "road warriors," especially after taking down No. 1 Arkansas on the road. But, head coach Elliott Avent said it doesn't really have anything to do with being at home or away ... they have always been a good baseball team and it just starting working on the road. 
    • Arizona's Jacob Berry and Daniel Susac are two of the most prolific freshman stars in the nation. They too are able feed off of one another and make each other better. Head coach Jay Johnson said their maturity is well beyond their years. 
    • Virginia's Stephen Schoch has arrived in Omaha with his teammates and was, of course, making everyone laugh. His teammates said this isn't new for them, when the cameras aren't around, he is like this all the time. 
3:30 pm, June 16, 2021

2021 College World Series: Predictions, numbers to know

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The 2021 College World Series begins on Saturday, June 19. That date will mark 723 days since the last CWS game was played. Mike Lopresti breaks down some other numbers of note heading into this weekend's action. Listed below are just a few.

  • 29: Schools that have won the College World Series. Five — Texas, Stanford, Virginia, Arizona and Vanderbilt — will play in Omaha this weekend. Vanderbilt, Arizona and Virginia have accounted for four of the eight most recent titles.
  • 6-0: Virginia’s record in elimination games in the NCAA tournament. This, after the Cavaliers lost their openers of both the regional and super regional, so they've spent June with their backs against the wall. 
  • 47: Consecutive games Arizona’s Donta Williams has reached base. The last time he failed to get on base was March 13.

In preparation for the CWS, journalists from NCAA.com and d1baseball.com recently discussed the biggest storylines and shared their predictions. You can read their conversation right here

3:45 am, June 16, 2021

The 2021 Men's College World Series preview and schedule for Omaha

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The 2021 Men's College World Series field is set. Eight teams are headed to Omaha, Neb., with aspirations of a national championship. This year's College World Series begins on Saturday, June 19.

Arizona, Texas, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Stanford are looking to add to their trophy cases, while Mississippi State, NC State and Tennessee are trying to become first-time champions. NCAA.com has a closer look at every team vying for the title.

CWS HISTORY: Most titles | Conferences most represented | Appearances by seed

Below is the complete schedule for the 2021 College World Series.

Saturday, June 19

Sunday, June 20

Monday, June 21

  • Game 5: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser | 2 p.m. ET | ESPNU
  • Game 6: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN

Tuesday, June 22

  • Game 7: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser | 2 p.m. ET | ESPNU
  • Game 8: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner | 7 p.m. ET | ESPN2

Wednesday, June 23

  • Game 9: 7 p.m. ET | ESPN

Thursday, June 24

  • Game 10: 7 p.m. ET | ESPN2

Friday, June 25

  • Game 11: 2 p.m. ET | ESPN2
  • Game 12: 7 p.m. ET | ESPN

Saturday, June 26

  • Game 13: 2 p.m. ET | ESPN (if necessary)
  • Game 14: 7 p.m. ET | ESPN2 (if necessary)

CWS Finals (Best-of-3 series)

  • Game 1: 7 p.m. ET | Monday, June 28 | ESPN2
  • Game 2: 7 p.m. ET | Tuesday, June 29 | ESPN
  • Game 3: 7 p.m. ET | Wednesday, June 30 | ESPN2 (if necessary)
2:37 am, June 15, 2021

2021 College World Series field is set

And then there were eight.

Mississippi State's super regional victory over Notre Dame on Monday night was the final piece of the College World Series puzzle. Now we've got the championship field set and the final eight teams headed to Omaha to battle for a shot at a national championship. This year's CWS teams are:

  • No. 2 seed Texas
  • No. 3 seed Tennessee
  • No. 4 seed Vanderbilt
  • No. 5 seed Arizona
  • No. 7 seed Mississippi State
  • No. 9 seed Stanford
  • North Carolina State
  • Virginia

The 2021 College World Series begins Saturday, June 19. Below is a schedule for the first two days of games.

Saturday, June 19

Game 1: Stanford vs. NC State | 2 p.m. ET | ESPN
Game 2: Vanderbilt vs. Arizona | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Sunday, June 20

Game 3: Tennessee vs. Virginia | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 4: Texas vs. Mississippi State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

And here's how each of the eight super regionals went down:

Fayetteville Super Regional

No. 1 Arkansas 21, NC State 2
NC State 6, No. 1 Arkansas 5
NC State 3, No. 1 Arkansas 2
*NC State advances to the College World Series

Nashville Super Regional

No. 4 Vanderbilt 2, No. 13 East Carolina 0
No. 4 Vanderbilt 4, No. 13 East Carolina 1
*Vanderbilt advances to the College World Series

Lubbock Super Regional

No. 9 Stanford 15, No. 8 Texas Tech 3
No. 9 Stanford 9, No. 8 Texas Tech 0 
*Stanford advances to the College World Series

Tucson Super Regional

No. 5 Arizona 9, No. 12 Ole Miss 3
No. 12 Ole Miss 12, No. 5 Arizona 3 
No. 5 Arizona 16, No. 12 Ole Miss 3
*Arizona advances to the College World Series

Austin Super Regional

No. 2 Texas 4, South Florida 3
No. 2 Texas 12, South Florida 4
*Texas advances to the College World Series

Knoxville Super Regional

No. 3 Tennessee 4, LSU 2
No. 3 Tennessee 15, LSU 6
*Tennessee advances to the College World Series

Starkville Super Regional

No. 7 Mississippi State 9, No. 10 Notre Dame 8
No. 10 Notre Dame 9, No. 7 Mississippi State 1
No. 7 Mississippi State 11, No. 10 Notre Dame 7
*Mississippi State advances to the College World Series

Columbia Super Regional

DBU 6, Virginia 5
Virginia 4, DBU 0
Virginia 5, DBU 2
*Virginia advances to the College World Series

2:12 am, June 15, 2021

Mississippi State earns final CWS spot

Mississippi State defeats Notre Dame 11-7

Mississippi State pounced on four different Notre Dame pitchers during a six-run second inning as the Bulldogs beat the Fighting Irish 11-7 in a decisive third game at the Starkville Super Regional, propelling MSU into the 2021 College World Series.

Bulldogs' catcher Logan Tanner cranked a three-run home run during MSU's huge second inning while Tanner Allen added a solo shot in the third for one of his two RBI on the night. MSU led by as many as eight runs before Notre Dame got within four on an absolute missile of a home run by Niko Kavadas in the seventh, but reliever Landon Sims struck out the side in the eighth. After letting two runners reach in the ninth, Sims got Kavadas to ground into a game-ending double play to reserve Mississippi State a spot in in Omaha.

Click or tap here to view the box score from the game

1:52 am, June 15, 2021

Niko Kavadas' moonshot pulls Notre Dame within four

And suddenly it's a four-run game with six outs to play. Niko Kavadas absolutely demolished a baseball for a two-run shot that might still be somewhere in the Starkville night sky. Kavadas got every last bit of a 3-1 pitch and sent it well beyond the right field stands at Dudy Noble Field. The blast cut the Mississippi State lead to 11-7.

1:00 am, June 15, 2021

Notre Dame cuts away at deficit with a 3-run fifth

Notre Dame briefly halved its deficit after putting up three runs in the top of the fifth inning. Ryan Cole picked up his second RBI of the game with base knock and Carter Putz plated two with a double to left. Mississippi State got one of the runs back with a Scotty Debrule RBI single.

12:34 am, June 15, 2021

Tanner Allen's solo shot pushes MSU lead back to six

Just as quickly as Notre Dame picked up a run, Tanner Allen got it right back for Mississippi State. Allen launched the first pitch of his at-bat to deep center for a towering solo shot that put the Bulldogs up 8-2. Watch his tenth home run of the year below.

12:13 am, June 15, 2021

Mississippi State erupts for six runs in the second

Mississippi State utilized some small ball with the bases loaded before Logan Tanner mashed a three-run home run as part of a six-run second inning for the Bulldogs. MSU batted around in the frame, jumping out to a 7-1 lead over Notre Dame through two innings.

Rowdey Jordan came up big again and started the scoring by beating out a double play down the line to plate Brad Cumbest. Tanner Allen's sac fly brought Kellum Clark home and Kamren James' laser of a single was too much for ND shortstop Zack Prajzner to handle, allowing Jordan to score from second. The Bulldogs' ability to extend the inning paid off when Tanner smoked a 1-2 pitch to deep center for his 14th home run of the year.

Will Mercer was charged with three of those runs after giving up a leadoff single to Cumbest before issuing consecutive walks to Kellum Clark and Lane Forsythe. Alex Rao was the first arm out of the bullpen, tagging Mercer out after 38 pitches. Notre Dame would also Liam Simon and Joe Sheridan during the inning. ND conceded more walks (5) than hits (4) in the frame.

7:47 pm, June 14, 2021

Virginia takes the lead on Teel's grand slam

For the first time in the winner-take-all Game 3 against Dallas Baptist, Virginia holds the lead after right fielder Kyle Teel hit a grand slam to center in the bottom of the seventh to give the Cavaliers a 5-2 lead. Jake Gelof started the inning with a single, Zack Gelof wallked and Max Cotier reached on a single to load the bases.

Click or tap here to view live stats from the game.

3:57 pm, June 14, 2021

Dallas Baptist-Virginia underway

Just two bids remain to the 2021 College World Series and one of them will be claimed by the winner of Dallas Baptist and Virginia, who are currently squaring off on ESPNU after first pitch was scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Monday. The two clubs traded wins in Games 1 and 2 on Saturday and Sunday, as Dallas Baptist took Game 1 6-5 and Virginia responded with a 4-0 shutout yesterday.

Here were the starting lineups on Sunday, pitchers excluded:

Dallas Baptist

CF River Town
2B Jackson Glenn
LF Austin Bell
3B Andrew Benefield
RF Ryan Wrobleski
SS Blayne Jones
C Christian Boulware
DH George Specht
1B Andres Sosa

Virginia

3B Zach Gelof
2B Max Cotier
RF Kyle Teel
DH Devin Ortiz
SS Nic Kent
LF Alex Tappen
1B Jake Gelof
C Logan Michaels
CF Chris Newell

Click or tap here to view live stats and the score from Game 3. The winner will earn a trip to Omaha.

4:49 am, June 14, 2021

Here is everything you need to know from Sunday's super regionals

Texas Athletics Texas baseball advances to the College World Series

Hello, college baseball fans. Four teams — Texas, Tennessee, Arizona and NC State — clinched a spot in the College World Series on Sunday, joining Vanderbilt and Stanford, who advanced on Saturday. The final two spots to Omaha will be decided Monday. 

👉 Click or tap here to see the updated interactive bracket.

Two days after losing 21-2, unseeded NC State did what some thought was the unthinkable. The Wolfpack upset No. 1 Arkansas 3-2 in Game 3, eliminating the Razorbacks from CWS contention. Watch the stunner below 👇.

Watch the full finish of NC State's shocking upset over No. 1 Arkansas

As a result, No. 2 Texas will be the highest seed in Omaha after sweeping South Florida in the Austin Super Regional.

Over in Knoxville, Tennessee advanced to the CWS after defeating LSU 15-6 in Game 2. It's the Volunteers’ fifth trip to Omaha in program history and first since 2005. The 15-run performance is Tennessee’s most ever in a super regional game. This win gives them 50 on the season, a milestone the Vols have only reached three times before, the most recent being in 1995.

Here are a few more of the biggest moments from Sunday's action: 

  • Arizona posted seven runs in the fourth on its way to clinching a bid to the CWS.
  • In Virginia’s 4-0 Game 2 win over DBU to force a Game 3, pitcher Griff McGarry did not allow a hit until the seventh inning. It was his first win of the season and first since Feb. 28, 2020. 
  • Virginia's pitching staff executed its first shutout in NCAA tournament play since the 2015 College World Series final against Vanderbilt. Virginia is now 5-0 this postseason in elimination games.
  • Arkansas star pitcher Kevin Kopps started for the first time since March 11, 2020. He pitched into the ninth inning, allowing NC State’s go-ahead, game-winning home run to Jose Torres.

Here are the scores from Sunday's super regionals:

Fayetteville Super Regional
NC State 3, No. 1 Arkansas 2
*NC State advances to the College World Series

Tucson Super Regional
No. 5 Arizona 16, No. 12 Ole Miss 3
*Arizona advances to the College World Series

Austin Super Regional
No. 2 Texas 12, South Florida 4
*Texas advances to the College World Series

Knoxville Super Regional
No. 3 Tennessee 15, LSU 6
*Tennessee advances to the College World Series

Starkville Super Regional
No. 10 Notre Dame 9, No. 7 Mississippi State 1

Columbia Super Regional
Virginia 4, DBU 0

Keep scrolling for more coverage of the super regionals ⬇️.

12:42 am, June 14, 2021

Torres’ 9th-inning HR sends NC State into the College World Series, stunning No. 1 Arkansas

NC State stuns No. 1 Arkansas 3-2 to advance to the College World Series

Top seed Arkansas will not be heading to Omaha. NC State delivered a gutpunch to the No. 1 team in the nation with its Game 3, 3-2 victory in Fayetteville. 

NC State is headed to the College World Series for the second time in 53 years.

The deciding run came in the top of the ninth, when Jose Torres delivered a knockout solo home run to left field. The dinger ended Kevin Kopps' starting performance that saw him pitch eight innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, three walks and nine strikeouts.

NC State's pitching staff limited the Razorbacks to two runs and four hits.

The Wolfpack lost Game 1, 21-2. Today, the revenge is sweet.

12:35 am, June 14, 2021

NC State with the go-ahead bomb

NC State is now three outs away from the College World Series.

Jose Torres launched his third home run of the series to give the Wolfpack a 3-2 lead over top seed Arkansas in the ninth. This go-ahead shot chases Arkansas starter Kevin Kopps, who pitched into the ninth inning. 

11:39 pm, June 13, 2021

Notre Dame launches homer, expands the lead

Notre Dame is not ready to go home. David Lamanna torches a three-run jack to left field to give Notre Dame a 6-1 lead over Mississippi State.

Carter Putz, who led off the inning with a single, scored the first run of the frame off an error.

The Fighting Irish need to win today to force a Game 3.

10:13 pm, June 13, 2021

No. 3 seed Tennessee advances to CWS

With a 15-6 win in Game 3 of its super regional series against SEC foe LSU, No. 3 seed Tennessee advanced to the College World Series as the Volunteers hit a program-record six home runs in the NCAA tournament win.

Click or tap here to watch a recap video.

Third baseman Jake Rucker hit home runs in the first and third innings to finish 3-for-5 with four RBI and three runs, and right fielder Jordan Beck went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs.

For LSU, it was the final game for legendary manager Paul Mainieri, who is retiring after being in charge in Baton Rouge since the 2007 season and who led the Tigers to the 2009 College World Series title.

9:32 pm, June 13, 2021

Tennessee sets school record

With Evan Russell's two-run home run to right field in the top of the eighth inning, Tennessee set a program record with six home runs in an NCAA tournament game as its lead over LSU climbed to 13-6.

9:23 pm, June 13, 2021

LSU's Drost adds Tigers' fourth HR

LSU cut into Tennessee's lead again in the seventh inning as designated hitter Brody Drost hit the Tigers' fourth home run of the game – and the ninth total home run of the afternoon – to cut the Volunteers' lead to 11-6.

9:08 pm, June 13, 2021

LSU cuts into Tennessee's lead

After No. 3 seed Tennessee scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning to increase its lead to 11-2, LSU got two runs back in the bottom of the sixth as first baseman Tre' Morgan hit a two-run home run to center, knocking in Zach Arnold and cutting the deficit to 11-4. It was LSU's third home run of the afternoon and the eighth of the game.

9:03 pm, June 13, 2021

Tennessee's lead climbs to 11-2

After hitting two home runs in the top of the fifth, Tennessee continued its scoring in the inning, as designated hitter Pete Derkay scored on a ground out by Liam Spence, then Connor Pavolony scored on Jake Rucker's single, bringing Rucker to four RBI on the afternoon.
8:25 pm, June 13, 2021

Tennessee's home run count up to five

Tennessee hit its fourth home run in five innings as center fielder Drew Gilbert took a 1-2 offering and sent it over the right-field fence to put the Volunteers ahead 6-2. Left fielder Evan Russell then followed that up with a double to right center, then he advanced to third on a wild pitch, and first baseman Luc Lipcius then walked to put runners at the corners.

Right fielder Jordan Beck then cleared the bases with a three-run home run – the Vols' fifth of the game – to put Tennessee ahead 9-2, forcing LSU to make a pitching change.

7:55 pm, June 13, 2021

LSU's Dylan Crews homers AGAIN

LSU's Dylan Crews saw Tennessee's Jake Rucker homer twice in the first three innings and he matched, hitting his second long ball of the afternoon, another solo shot, this time on a 3-0 count. Tennessee's lead is now 3-2, as Tennessee's third baseman and LSU's right fielder have traded home runs, each player hitting one in the first and third innings.

7:47 pm, June 13, 2021

Tennessee's Jake Rucker homers AGAIN

Through two and a half innings, Tennessee third baseman Jake Rucker has two home runs. After sending the seventh pitch of the game over the outfield fence in left center, putting Tennessee ahead 2-0, Rucker hit another dinger on the first pitch of his at-bat in the top of the third inning to put the Vols ahead 3-1.

He entered the game with seven home runs on the season and he's already increased that total by more than 25 percent on Sunday.

7:20 pm, June 13, 2021

LSU's Crews homers in 1st

LSU's Dylan Crews answered Tennessee's Jake Rucker's first-inning home run with a solo shot to start the bottom of the first inning, cutting the deficit to 2-1. The pitch came on a full count.

5:56 pm, June 13, 2021

Benefield ends Virginia's McGarry's no-hitter

With a lead-off double in the top of the seventh inning, Dallas Baptist's third baseman Andrew Benefield ended Virginia starter Griff McGarry's no-hit bid after McGarry hadn't allowed one in the first six innings, while striking out eight. However, Benefield then got picked off at second, ending the scoring threat.

3:55 pm, June 13, 2021

Dallas Baptist vs. Virginia is underway

The first game of Sunday's loaded super regional slate is underway as Dallas Baptist and Virginia face off in the first game of the day. Dallas Baptist took Game 1 6-5 despite Virginia scoring five runs in the top of the fifth, as Dallas Baptist tied the game in the bottom of the sixth, then took the lead in the seventh.

The first two batters in Dallas Baptist's lineup – River Town and Jackson Glenn – went a combined 3-for-8 with two RBI and three runs. The team's bullpen combined for four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out six.

Click or tap here to view live scores and stats from Game 2.

12:58 pm, June 13, 2021

Here is Sunday's super regional schedule

Dallas Baptist Athletics DBU baseball

Two College World Series tickets have been punched. At least two more teams will join them today. Here's what you need to know entering Sunday's NCAA baseball super regional games. 

Vanderbilt and Stanford both swept their series Saturday to advance to the CWS. NC State raced past No. 1 Arkansas and Ole Miss crushed Arizona to even both their series 1-1, while the other four super regionals got started with Game 1 yesterday. That sets up a six-game schedule for today:

Super regionals will conclude tomorrow with any if-necessary games. The College World Series will begin next Saturday, June 19 in Omaha, Nebraska.

👉 Click or tap here to see the updated interactive bracket.

👇Continue scrolling for a complete recap of Saturday's games. 

6:11 am, June 13, 2021

Here is everything you need to know from Saturday's super regionals

Vanderbilt Athletics Vanderbilt advances to the College World Series

Good evening, college baseball fans 😴. Two teams — Vanderbilt and Stanford — clinched a spot in the College World Series on Saturday. Six super regionals will be in action tomorrow. 

👉 Click or tap here to see the updated interactive bracket.

Vanderbilt became the first team to advance to the College World Series. The Commodores have reached Omaha five times in the last 11 years.

Jack Leiter threw 10 strikeouts in Vandy’s CWS clinching game against East Carolina. The ‘Dores beat the Pirates 4-1. Leiter's performance comes one day after Kumar Rocker blanked ECU and struck out 11. Watch every Leiter strikeout below from Saturday below 👇.

Watch all of Jack Leiter's 10 strikeouts in Game 2 super regional win

Vanderbilt is now 24-7 in its last 31 postseason games.

After Saturday’s start, Leiter is third in program history for strikeouts in a singles season (156). That number should continue to climb in Omaha. 

Less than 24 hours after unseeded NC State lost by the equivalent of three touchdowns (21-2) to top seed Arkansas, the Wolfpack forced Game 3 with a 6-5 win. Cue a winner-take-all game on Sunday, 6 p.m. ET.

Here are a few more of the biggest moments from Saturday's action: 

Here are the scores from Saturday's super regionals:

Fayetteville Super Regional
NC State 6, No. 1 Arkansas 5

Nashville Super Regional
No. 4 Vanderbilt 4, No. 13 East Carolina 1
*Vanderbilt advances to the College World Series

Lubbock Super Regional
No. 9 Stanford 9, No. 8 Texas Tech 0 
*Stanford advances to the College World Series

Tucson Super Regional
No. 12 Ole Miss 12, No. 5 Arizona 3 

Austin Super Regional
No. 2 Texas 4, South Florida 3

Knoxville Super Regional
No. 3 Tennessee 4, LSU 2

Starkville Super Regional
No. 7 Mississippi State 9, No. 10 Notre Dame 8

Columbia Super Regional
DBU 6, Virginia 5

Keep scrolling for more coverage of the super regionals ⬇️.

3:17 am, June 13, 2021

Led by Gonzalez, Ole Miss scores 6 in the second

Ole Miss sent 10 to the plate in the second inning and scored six. The Rebels lead Arizona 7-0. All six runs scored by the Rebels in the second came with one out.

Freshman Jacob Gonzalez already has three RBI via a homer and two-run double. His double in the second scored two.

2:32 am, June 13, 2021

Tennessee comes back, defeats LSU 4-2

Tennessee holds off LSU 4-2 in Game 1 of super regionals

Tennessee is one win away from the College World Series. Several mental mistakes by LSU in the sixth inning allowed Tennessee to score three, take the lead and seal the victory, 4-2

LSU made one error in the game but it was two fielder's choices that allowed runners to reach base when they should not have.

The Tigers attempted a comeback in the top of the ninth with the tying run on second and a man on third. But Jordan Thompson's strikeout ended the game.

8:09 pm, June 12, 2021

Mississippi State inches closer, now trails Notre Dame 7-6

The Fighting Irish have scored at least one run in every inning, and added three more in the top of the fifth. That gave Notre Dame a 7-3 edge.

But the Bulldogs are back in the game. They scored three separate times in the bottom of the fifth and have pulled within one. 

Click or tap here for live stats. 

6:52 pm, June 12, 2021

Vanderbilt eliminates East Carolina, advances to the College World Series

Watch all of Jack Leiter's 10 strikeouts in Game 2 super regional win

The last team to win a national championship is the first one to punch its ticket to the 2021 College World Series.

No. 4 seed Vanderbilt held off No. 13 seed East Carolina, 4-1, in Game 2 of their super regional series on Saturday. With the victory, the Commodores' title defense will continue. They're moving on to next week's College World Series.

Game 2 was scoreless through the first four innings. But in the top of the fifth, Vanderbilt capitalized with runners in scoring position. Carter Young hit a two-out, two-run double to right field that sent Javier Vaz and Jayson Gonzalez home.

The Pirates scored their first, and only, run of the series in the bottom of the seventh. Josh Moylan launched a solo shot to right field that made it a 2-1 game. East Carolina wouldn't draw any closer.

Click or tap here for the complete box score.

5:27 pm, June 12, 2021

Back-to-back homers from Virginia tie the game

Virginia has tied the game, 2-2, thanks to back-to-back solo home runs Alex Tappen and Jake Gelof. The Cavaliers are still batting in the top of the fifth inning.
12:10 pm, June 12, 2021

Super regionals continue today: Saturday's schedule

Arizona Athletics Arizona baseball

Four teams are one win away from the College World Series. Super regionals continue today at all eight sites, with four series playing in Game 2 and the other four kicking off their Game 1s. Here is the schedule for Saturday (all times ET):

Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Stanford and Arizona all won yesterday to take 1-0 series leads. 

Click or tap here to view the updated interactive bracket.

12:34 am, June 12, 2021

Arkansas scores 21, trounces NC State in Game 1

Arkansas defeats NC State 21-2 in game 1 of the DI baseball Super Regionals

Game 1 of the Fayetteville Super Regional was all Arkansas. The Razorbacks chalked up an insurmountable 21-run offensive performance to defeat NC State 21-2.

The Arkansas Razorbacks scored in clusters: Three in the second, four in the third, three in the fifth, six in the sixth and five in the eighth.

Cullen Smith's grand slam in the third inning electrified the crowed in Fayetteville and might as well have closed the door on NC State's hopeful comeback. The grand salami made it 7-1 Arkansas.

NC State called on three different pitchers in the sixth inning in attempt to soften the mounting deficit. Within that frame, six runs scored, three of which were walked home.

Arkansas' pitching did not waiver. Starter Patrick Wicklander threw six innings of one run ball. He allowed six hits and two walks and notched six strikeouts.

Click or tap here to view the bracket.

12:48 pm, June 11, 2021

The super regionals begin today

Texas Tech Athletics Texas Tech baseball

For the 16 teams remaining in the 2021 DI baseball tournament, the College World Series is in sight. But only half of them will reach Omaha. It's time to determine which eight that'll be.

Four of the eight best-of-three super regional series begin today.

Below is a look at the updated championship bracket.

2021 DI baseball championship bracket

Click or tap here to view the interactive bracket.

9:38 pm, June 6, 2021

Oregon State eliminated No. 6 seed TCU

In a come-from-behind win over No. 6 seed TCU, Oregon State tied TCU at 2-2 in the fifth inning on Wade Meckler's two-RBI single up the middle, then the Beavers used another RBI single up the middle in the top of the ninth – this time off the bat of Justin Boyd, which scored Kyle Dernedde – to send home one of the top-seeded teams in the entire DI baseball postseason.

Now, Oregon State advances to face Dallas Baptist at 7 p.m. ET Sunday.

3:49 am, June 6, 2021

Here is everything you need to know from Day 2 of regionals

Texas Athletics Texas baseball

Good evening, college baseball fans ⚾️. Sixteen teams were eliminated after Day 1 of the college baseball regionals. 

Sixteen teams — NC State, Texas, Vanderbilt, ECU, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Stanford, South Florida, Notre Dame, DBU, Old Dominion, Tennessee, Arizona, Mississippi State and Oregon — will look to remain undefeated in their regionals and be crowned regional champions. 

These are the 16 teams that were eliminated on Saturday: Florida, Michigan, Army, SEMO, Norfolk State, Presbyterian, Samford, Northeastern, Rider, Nevada, GCU, Wright State, Central Connecticut State, Jacksonville, McNeese, Southern U.

👉 Click or tap here to see the updated interactive bracket.
👀 Click or tap here to view Saturday's full scoreboard.

Here are a few of the biggest moments from Saturday's action: 

  • No. 15 Florida was eliminated in dominating fashion by Southern Alabama, 19-1.This is the largest loss by an SEC team in NCAA tournament history.
  • RJ Schreck had quite the day in Duke's 14-6 regional win over Wright State, hitting three home runs and making two incredible catches at the wall, one of which robbed a grand slam.
  • Indiana State's Zach Frey threw a complete game and 10 K's en route to a 9-2 win over Presbyterian.
  • Dylan Smith threw Alabama's first complete game since 2019, defeating Rider 3-1.
  • NJIT won their first-ever NCAA tournament game, topping Northeastern 3-2.
  • LSU won on its fifth walk-off of the year, this time defeating Central Connecticut State 6-5 in extra innings.
  • Five teams scored 15 or more runs on Saturday:
  • Fairfield won its first-ever NCAA tournament game in school history. Fairfield defeated Southern U 6-2.
  • Campbell defeated Samford 16-13 in an offensive shootout where the camels notched four homers.
  • Notre Dame blew out Uconn in a slugfest, with five different players accounting for six homeruns.
  • Ole Miss defeated Florida State 4-3 behind pitcher Doug Nikhazy's historic performance. Nikhazy tied the Ole Miss school record with 16 strikeouts on 119 pitches.
  • Vanderbilt remains undefeated in its regional, taking down Georgia Tech 4-3. Pitcher Jack Leiter of Vanderbilt recorded 11 K's in the win. View highlights from his performance here.
  • DBU upset No. 6 TCU, defeating the Frogs 8-6.
  • NC State upsets No. 16 Louisiana Tech, 8-3.

Here are the scores from Saturday's regionals:

Fayetteville Regional
NJIT 3, Northeastern 2
Arkansas 5, Nebraska 1

Austin Regional
Fairfield 6, Southern U 2
Texas 10, Arizona State 3

Knoxville Regional
Duke 14, Wright State 6 
Tennessee 9, Liberty 3

Nashville Regional
Indiana State 9,  Presbyterian 2 
Vanderbilt 4, Georgia Tech 3

Tucson Regional
Oklahoma State 5, Grand Canyon 3
No. 5 Arizona 4, UCSB 0

Fort Worth Regional
Oregon State 10,  McNeese 5
DBU 8, No. 6 TCU 6

Starkville Regional
Campbell 16, Samford 13
No. 7 Mississippi State 16, VCU 4

Lubbock Regional
UCLA 13,  Army 6 
Texas Tech 7, North Carolina 2

Stanford Regional
North Dakota State 6, Nevada 1 
Stanford 12, UC Irvine 4

South Bend Regional
Central Michigan 8, Michigan 2
Notre Dame 26, UConn 3

Columbia Regional
Virginia 13, Jacksonville 8
Old Dominion 2, South Carolina 1

Oxford Regional
Southern Miss 21,  Southeast Missouri State 0 
Ole Miss 4, Florida State 3

Greenville Regional
Maryland 16, Norfolk State 0 
East Carolina 7, Charlotte 5

Eugene Regional
LSU 6, Central Connecticut State 5
No. 14 Oregon 7, Gonzaga 3

Gainesville Regional
South Alabama 19, Florida 1
South Florida 10, Miami (FL) 2

Ruston Regional
Alabama 3, Rider 1
NC State 8, Louisiana Tech 3 

Keep scrolling for more coverage of Saturday's regional coverage ⬇️

3:46 am, June 6, 2021

Scores from day 2

Ole Miss Athletics Ole Miss Baseball

Day 2 of the college baseball regionals is coming to a close. Check out score updates from completed games and the full schedule from today below.

Eliminations today: Florida, Michigan, Army, SEMO, Norfolk State, Presbyterian, Samford, Northeastern, Rider, Nevada, GCU, Wright State, Central Connecticut State, Jacksonville, McNeese, Southern U.

👉 Click or tap here to see the updated interactive bracket.

Fayetteville Regional

NJIT 3, Northeastern 2
Arkansas 5, Nebraska 1

Austin Regional

Fairfield 6, Southern U 2
Texas 10, Arizona State 3

Knoxville Regional

Duke 14, Wright State 6 
Tennessee 9, Liberty 3

Nashville Regional

Indiana State 9,  Presbyterian 2 
Vanderbilt 4, Georgia Tech 3

Tucson Regional

Oklahoma State 5, Grand Canyon 3
No. 5 Arizona vs. UCSB, 10 p.m.

Fort Worth Regional

Oregon State 10,  McNeese 5
DBU 8, No. 6 TCU 6

Starkville Regional

Campbell 16, Samford 13
No. 7 Mississippi State vs. VCU, 8 p.m.

Lubbock Regional

UCLA 13,  Army 6 
Texas Tech 7, North Carolina 2

Stanford Regional

North Dakota State 6, Nevada 1 
Stanford 12,  UC Irvine 4

South Bend Regional

Central Michigan 8, Michigan 2
Notre Dame 26, UConn 3

Columbia Regional

Virginia 13, Jacksonville 8
Old Dominion 2, South Carolina 1

Oxford Regional

Southern Miss 21,  Southeast Missouri State 0 
Ole Miss 4, Florida State 3

Greenville Regional

Maryland 16, Norfolk State 0 
East Carolina 7, Charlotte 5

Eugene Regional

LSU 6, Central Connecticut State 5
No. 14 Oregon vs. Gonzaga, 10 p.m.

Gainesville Regional

South Alabama 19, Florida 1
South Florida 10, Miami (FL) 2

Ruston Regional

Alabama 3, Rider 1
NC State 8, Louisiana Tech 3 

2:17 am, June 6, 2021

Vanderbilt wins 4-3 over Georgia Tech

Vanderbilt remains undefeated in its regional, taking down Georgia Tech 4-3. Pitcher Jack Leiter of Vanderbilt recorded 11 K's in the win!

Click or tap here to view the final stats.

Watch highlights of Jack Leiter's performance:

Jack Leiter dazzles for Vanderbilt in NCAA postseason debut
9:44 pm, June 5, 2021

Dylan Smith throws complete game, Alabama advances

Alabama Athletics Alabama Baseball

Alabama stays alive after defeating Rider 3-1. Dylan Smith threw the first complete game for Alabama since April 2019.

Click or tap here to view the final stats.

4:15 am, June 5, 2021

Here is everything you need to know from Friday's regionals

USF Athletics USF baseball upsets Florida

Good evening, college baseball fans 😴. Thirty-two teams advanced to the winner's bracket as 32 moved to the elimination bracket on Friday, Day 1 of the regionals.

Tennessee's Drew Gilbert took the spotlight with his walk-off grand slam to send Wright State to the elimination bracket. Final score in Knoxville: 9-8.

Across the state in Nashville, defending champion Vanderbilt kicked off its 2021 postseason with a 10-0 shutout of Presbyterian. Kumar Rocker threw seven innings of two-hit shutout ball.

👉 Click or tap here to see the updated interactive bracket.
👀 Click or tap here to view Friday's full scoreboard.

Here are a few of the biggest moments from Friday's action: 

  • Not only did Tennessee walk it off, but Arizona State ended its game vs. Fairfield in style with a walk-off single by Sean McLain.
  • Before Wright State lost to Tennessee in dramatic fashion, Tyler Black homered twice, with one leaving the park after bouncing off the glove of Tennessee right fielder Jordan Beck.
  • USF upset No. 15 Florida in Gainesville. This is USF's first tournament win over Florida since 1982. The Bulls are now two wins away from their first-ever regional tournament win.
  • No. 1 Arkansas evades early scare vs. NJIT. The Razorbacks were down 3-0 before scoring seven in the fourth. 
  • Ole Miss' Tim Elko launched a grand slam to insure a win vs. SEMO. Elko continues to play on a torn ACL.
  • Two teams scored 15 or more runs on Friday:
  • Stanford's Alex Williams pitched seven-innings of one-run ball against North Dakota State. Through 104 pitches (66 strikes), Williams struck out nine, walked three and allowed just one Bison to cross home on three hits.
  • Through 7.1 innings, UC Santa Barbara's Rodney Boone allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits, two walks and 11 strikeouts vs. Oklahoma State.

Here are the scores from Friday's regionals:

VCU 19, Campbell 4
UC Irvine 7, Nevada 0
No. 12 Ole Miss 6, Southeast Missouri State 3
Nebraska 8, Northeastern 6
Arizona State 7, Fairfield 6
No. 4 Vanderbilt 10, Presbyterian 0
UConn 6, Michigan 1
North Carolina 5, UCLA 4
No. 6 TCU 12, McNeese 4
No. 11 Old Dominion 4, Jacksonville 3
No. 16 Louisiana Tech 18, Rider 2
Miami (FL) 1, South Alabama 0
No. 3 Tennessee 9, Wright State 8
Charlotte 13, Maryland 10
No. 14 Oregon 13, Central Connecticut State 10
No. 9 Stanford 9, North Dakota State 1
UC Santa Barbara 14, Oklahoma State 4
Florida State 5, Southern Miss 2
No. 7 Mississippi State 8, Samford 4
No. 1 Arkansas 13, NJIT 8
DBU 6, Oregon State 5
No. 2 Texas 11, Southern 0
No. 10 Notre Dame, Central Michigan 0
NC State 9, Alabama 1
Georgia Tech 7, Indiana State 6
No. 15 Florida 5, South Florida 3
Liberty 11, Duke 6 
No. 8 Texas Tech 6, Army West Point 3
South Carolina 4, Virginia 3
No. 13 East Carolina 8,  Norfolk State 5

Keep scrolling for more coverage of Friday's regionals ⬇️.

2:01 am, June 5, 2021

No. 6 TCU pulls away in the seventh, advances to the winner's bracket

Upset watch no more, as No. 6 TCU defeats McNeese 12-4. The Horned Frogs pulled away from McNeese via six runs in the seventh on three singles, two walks and a home run. TCU delivered five more insurance runs with three singles and two doubles in the eighth to completely silence the upset threat.

1:32 am, June 5, 2021

No. 3 Tennessee walks it off❗️

One stroke of the bat was all it took for No. 3 Tennessee to advance to the winner's bracket in the Knoxville Regional, beating Wright State 9-8. That one stroke ended up being a walk-off grand slam. 

It sure looked like the Volunteers would drop Game 1 against Wright State. The Raiders led 8-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning.

But after two singles and a walk, Drew Gilbert blasted the walk-off grand slam to beat Wright State and shutter the Raiders' upset threat. Four Volunteers hit home runs on Friday night, but none more important that Gilbert's. Watch the granny and entire celebration below.

10:41 pm, June 4, 2021

Stanford, UC Santa Barbara advance behind strong starting pitching

Alex Williams didn't need much run support. Stanford beat North Dakota State 9-1 behind three home runs, but it was William's performance on the mound that set the tone for the Cardinal. His seven-inning, one-run outing gave the Cardinal the foundation they needed to begin the regionals round on top. Through 104 pitches (66 strikes), Williams struck out nine, walked three and allowed just one Bison to cross home on three hits.

Over in the Tucson Regional, UC Santa Barabara's Rodney Boone dealt his own dime. Through 7.1 innings, Boone allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits, two walks and 11 strikeouts. The Gauchos tacked on five runs in the ninth to enlarge the margin of victory over Oklahoma State, 14-4.

UCSB's Marcos Castanon was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle in the win.
9:11 pm, June 4, 2021

USF upsets No. 15 Florida, 5-3

The Bulls from Tampa have taken down the No. 15 Florida Gators in Gainesville, 5-3. This is USF's first tournament win over Florida since 1982. The Bulls are now two wins away from their first-ever regional tournament win. They have been to the regionals 14 times yet have never won out.

5:48 pm, June 3, 2021

The NCAA baseball regionals, previewed

Mississippi State Athletics Dudy Noble Field in Starkville, Mississippi.

Our friends at d1baseball.com rolled out previews this week for every one of the NCAA tournament's 16 regionals.

We are publishing large portions of these articles on NCAA.com. Links to each are below:

4:02 pm, May 31, 2021

DI baseball selections announced

Arkansas Athletics Arkansas is one of the 16 national seeds.

The DI baseball tournament field was announced Monday on ESPN2 as 64 teams were selected for regional competition. Click or tap here to view the tournament field, along with one thing to know about each team.

NCAA.com Here's the 2021 DI baseball bracket.

The national top 16 seeds are Arkansas (46-10), Texas (42-15), Tennessee (45-16), Vanderbilt (40-15), Arizona (40-15), TCU (40-17), Mississippi St. (40-15), Texas Tech (36-15), Stanford (33-14), Notre Dame (30-11), Old Dominion (42-14), Ole Miss (41-19), East Carolina (41-15), Oregon (37-14), Florida (38-20), and Louisiana Tech (40-18).

Regional play begins on Friday, June 4.

Click or tap here to view the interactive baseball bracket.

Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina and UC Santa Barbara were the last four teams in, while Baylor, Pitt, Georgia and Ball State were the first four out.

4:35 pm, May 20, 2021

How to watch the DI college baseball tournament selections

You can watch the entire bracket announcement starting at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, May 31. The selection show will be on ESPN2.

At that time, the 64 teams will be placed in 16 different four-team regions, with teams seeded one through four to compete in a double-elimination format. On May 14, the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced 20 predetermined preliminary-round sites due to safety protocols surrounding COVID-19. Of these 20 sites, 16 will be selected to host the regional round:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Charlotte
  • East Carolina
  • Florida
  • Gonzaga
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Mississippi State
  • Notre Dame
  • Ole Miss
  • Oregon
  • Pitt
  • South Carolina
  • Southern Miss
  • Stanford
  • TCU
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Texas Tech
  • Vanderbilt
7:25 pm, May 24, 2021

The 2021 College World Series will be at full capacity for fans

The 2021 College World Series will be at 100 percent capacity.

This year's event runs Saturday, June 19 through Tuesday, June 29/Wednesday, June 30 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Single-game tickets will go on sale to the general public at 11 a.m. ET on Monday, June 7. You can find more info about tickets and the CWS here.

5:11 pm, May 25, 2021

We're tracking the 2021 conference tournaments and AQs

We're tracking the 30 automatic bids that are up for grabs for the 2021 Division I baseball championship before the 64-team field is revealed on Monday. We'll update that article each time a team earns a spot.

Twenty-four of those 30 will automatically qualify via conference tournament championships while the remaining six earn bids with regular-season conference titles (Big Ten, Big West, MAC, MWC, Pac-12, WCC). Nebraska, Norfolk State, Arizona and Southern are four of the teams already in. Here's the complete schedule of conference tournaments:

CONFERENCE CHAMPION (AQ) DATES LOCATION
American Athletic   May 25-30 Clearwater, Florida
America East   May 27-29/30 Stony Brook, New York
Atlantic 10   May 27-29 Richmond, Virginia
ACC   May 25-30 Charlotte, North Carolina
ASUN   May 21-23; May 27-29 Jacksonville, Florida
Big 12   May 25-30 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Big East   May 27-30 Mason, Ohio
Big South   May 27-29 Fayetteville, North Carolina
Big Ten Nebraska N/A *AQ awarded to regular-season champion
Big West   N/A *AQ awarded to regular-season champion
Colonial Athletic   May 26-30 Wilmington, North Carolina
Conference USA   May 26-30 Ruston, Louisiana
Horizon   May 27-29 Dayton, Ohio
Metro Atlantic   May 20-23; May 26-30 Quarterfinal round hosted by higher seed; Championship round hosted by highest remaining seed
Mid-American   N/A *AQ awarded to regular-season champion
MEAC Norfolk State May 20-22 Norfolk, Virginia
Missouri Valley   May 25-29 Carbondale, Illinois
Mountain West   N/A *AQ awarded to regular-season champion
Northeast   May 27-30 Norwich, Connecticut
Ohio Valley   May 27-29 Jackson, Tennessee
Pac-12 Arizona N/A *AQ awarded to regular-season champion
Patriot   May 15-16; May 26-28 Hosted by higher seed
Southeastern   May 25-30 Hoover, Alabama
Southern   May 27-29/30 Greenville, South Carolina
Southland   May 26-29 Hammond, Louisiana
Summit   May 27-29 Omaha, Nebraska
Sun Belt   May 25-30 Montgomery, Alabama
SWAC Southern May 19-23 Madison, Alabama
Western Athletic   May 26-29/30 Mesa, Arizona
West Coast   N/A *AQ awarded to regular-season champion
4:26 pm, May 20, 2021

Here is the College World Series schedule for the entire tournament

Eight teams will make it to Omaha with a chance to win a national championship. But first the 2021 NCAA baseball tournament starts with 64 teams. These teams will compete in 16 four-team regions in a double-elimination format. The 16 region winners then advance to the eight super regionals, which are a best-of-3 series between two teams.

Here's a timeline for how it all works:

Round Date(s)
Selection Show 12 p.m. ET on Monday, May 31 on ESPN2
Regionals Friday, June 4 through Monday, June 7
Super Regionals Friday, June 11 through Monday, June 14
College World Series begins Saturday, June 19
College World Series finals Monday, June 28 through Tuesday/Wednesday June 29-30
4:50 pm, May 20, 2021

The College World Series bracket and schedule

The eight-team College World Series will again be played at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Games run June 19 through June 29/30.

The bracket:

Click or tap here for another look at the bracket

Here is the 2021 College World Series bracket