CWS Pairings And Game Times Announced


By Sports Department

OMAHA, NE (USC SID) -- The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 67th MCWS will take place at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha from June 15-25/26.

The first game on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (CT), No. 3 national seed Oregon State (49-11)/Kansas State (45-18) Super Regional winner against Mississippi State (48-18). Saturday’s second game features first-time participant, Indiana (48-14) against Louisville (51-12) and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. (CT)

The doubleheader on Sunday features the winner of the No. 1 national seed North Carolina (56-10)/South Carolina (43-19) Super Regional vs. North Carolina State (49-14) at 2 p.m. (CT), and No. 4 national seed LSU (57-9) squaring off against UCLA (44-17) at 7 p.m. (CT).

The losers of Saturday’s two games will play one another at 2 p.m. (CT) on Monday, while Saturday’s winners face off at 7 p.m. (CT) Monday. The losers of Sunday’s games will play each other at 2 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, while Sunday’s winners meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. (CT)

The winners of the two brackets will play best-of-three championship finals, with the first game set for 7 p.m. (CT) on Monday, June 24. The second game is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, June 25, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 7 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, June 26.

Saturday, June 15
Game 1 – 2 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) Mississippi State (48-18) vs. No. 3 Oregon State (49-11)
Game 2 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) (V) Indiana (48-18) vs. (H) Louisville (51-12)

Sunday, June 16
Game 3 – 2 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) No. 1 North Carolina (56-10)/South Carolina (43-19) winner vs. North Carolina State (49-14)
Game 4 – 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) (V) UCLA (44-17) vs. (H) No. 4 LSU (57-9)

Monday, June 17
Game 5 – 2 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 6 – 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Tuesday, June 18
Game 7 – 2 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 8 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Wednesday, June 19
Game 9 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6

Thursday, June 20
Game 10 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8

Friday, June 21
Game 11 – 2 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 6
Game 12 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 8

Saturday, June 22
Game 13 – 2 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) or 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Game 13 will be necessary if the winner of Game 9 also wins Game 11. If it is the only game scheduled for that day, the game will start at 7:30 p.m.

Game 14 – 7:30 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Game 14 will be necessary if the winner of Game 10 also wins Game 12. If it is the only game scheduled for that day, the game will start at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 23
No games scheduled

Monday, June 24
Game 1 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Tuesday, June 25
Game 2 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Wednesday, June 26
Game 3 – 7 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner
(if necessary)

JDH/6/10/13/10:30 p.m. (CT)

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