Monday June 13, 2011Pairings & Game Times Announced For 65th NCAA College World Series
The game times and pairings for the first two days of the College World Series were announced on Monday. The 65th CWS will be played at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha from June 18-29. Making its second-straight appearance in Omaha for the first time in school history, the Gator baseball team (50-17) will face Texas (49-17) at 7 p.m. (ET) on Saturday. The game will be aired live on ESPN HD/ESPN3.com.
The first game on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and features North Carolina (50-14) and Vanderbilt (52-10). Saturday’s second game pits the Gators against the Longhorns, and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
The doubleheader on Sunday features California (37-21) versus either UC Irvine (43-17) or Virginia (53-10) at 2 p.m., and either Florida State (46-18) or Texas A&M (46-20) squaring off against defending national champion South Carolina (50-14) at 7 p.m.
The losers of Saturday’s two games will play one another at 2 p.m. on Monday, while Saturday’s winners face off at 7 p.m. Monday. The losers of Sunday’s games will play each other at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, while Sunday’s winners meet Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The winners of the two brackets will play best-of-three championship finals, with the first game set for 8 p.m. on Monday, June 27. The second game is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29. Every Men’s College World Series game will be televised live by ESPN or ESPN2, and all are available in high-definition.
2011 NCAA COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE
|Saturday, June 18|
|Game 1||2 p.m.||ESPN HD||Vanderbilt (52-10)||North Carolina (50-14)|
|Game 2||7 p.m.||ESPN HD||Texas (49-17)||FLORIDA (50-17)|
|Sunday, June 19|
|Game 3||2 p.m.||ESPN HD||California (37-21)||UC Irvine (43-17) or Virginia (53-10)|
|Game 4||7 p.m.||ESPN2 HD||Florida State (46-18) or Texas A&M (46-20)||South Carolina (50-14)|