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Monday June 11, 2012Pairings & Game Times Announced For 66th NCAA College World Series

Gainesville, Fla.

The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series were announced on Monday. The 66th MCWS will take place at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha from June 15-25/26. Making its third-straight appearance in Omaha for the first time in school history, the top-seeded Gator baseball team (47-18) will face eighth-seeded South Carolina (45-17) at 9 p.m. (ET) on Saturday. The game will be aired live on ESPN/ESPN3.

 

The first game on Friday is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. and features Stony Brook (52-13) against No. 2 national seed UCLA (47-14). Friday’s second game pits No. 3 national seed Florida State (48-15) against Arizona (43-17), and is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

 

The doubleheader on Saturday features Arkansas (44-20) versus Kent State (46-18) at 5 p.m., and the Gators squaring off against the Gamecocks at 9 p.m.

 

The losers of Friday’s two games will play one another at 5 p.m. on Sunday, while Friday’s winners face off at 9 p.m. Sunday. The losers of Saturday’s games will play each other at 5 p.m. on Monday, while Saturday’s winners meet Monday at 9 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 Sunday, June 24. The second game is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Monday, June 25, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.

 

2012 COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)

 

Friday, June 15

 

Game 1 – 5 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)

(V) Stony Brook (52-13) vs. (H) No. 2 UCLA (47-14)

Game 2 – 9 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)

(V) Arizona (43-17) vs. (H) No. 3 Florida State (48-15)

 

 

Saturday, June 16

 

Game 3 – 5 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) 

(V) Kent State (46-18) vs. (H) Arkansas (44-20)

Game 4 – 9 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) 

(V) No. 8 South Carolina (45-17) vs. (H) No. 1 Florida (47-18)

 

 

Sunday, June 17

 

Game 5 – 5 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)

Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2

Game 6 – 9 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)

Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

 

 

Monday, June 18

 

Game 7 – 5 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)

Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4

Game 8 – 9 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)

Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

 

 

Tuesday, June 19

 

Game 9 – 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3)

Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6

 

 

Wednesday, June 20

 

Game 10 – 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3)

Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8

 

 

Thursday, June 21

 

Game 11 – 5 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)  

Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 6

Game 12 – 9 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3)  

Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 8

 

 

Friday, June 22

 

Game 13 – 5 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) or 9 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 8 p.m.

 

 

Game 14 – 9 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 8 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, June 23

 

No games scheduled

 

 

 

MEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FINALS

 

Sunday, June 24

 

Game 1 – 8 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPN3) 

Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

 

 

Monday, June 25

 

Game 2 – 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) 

Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

 

 

Tuesday, June 26

 

Game 3 – 8 p.m. (ESPN/ESPN3) 

Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

                (*if necessary)

 

 

 

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