College World Series: Opening round pairings and game times announced
OMAHA---The pairings and game times for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 70th MCWS will take place at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska from June 18-28/29.
The first game this Saturday is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. CT, and will see Oklahoma State (41-20) play against UC Santa Barbara (42-18-1). Saturday’s second game features No. 3 national seed Miami (Florida) (50-12) against Arizona (44-21), and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CT.
The Sunday doubleheader features the No. 5 national seed Texas Tech (47-18) vs. TCU (47-16) at 2 p.m. CT. In the evening game starting at 7 p.m. CT, No. 1 national seed Florida will be squaring off against Coastal Carolina (49-16).
The losers of Saturday’s two games will play one another at 1 p.m. CT Monday, June 20. While Saturday’s winners face off at 6 p.m. CT Monday, June 20. The losers of Sunday’s games will play each other at 4 p.m. CT Tuesday, June 21. Sunday’s winners will meet Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. CT.
The winners of the two brackets will play a best-of-three College World Series Finals, with the first game set for 6 p.m. CT on Monday, June 27. The second game is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, June 28, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 7 p.m. CT on Wednesday, June 29.