OMAHA---The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 65th MCWS will take place at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha from June 18-28/29.
The first game on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (CT) and features the only first time participant and No. 6 national seed, Vanderbilt (52-10), against No. 3 national seed North Carolina (50-14). Saturday’s second game pits No. 2 national seed Florida (50-17) against No.7 national seed Texas (49-17), and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (CT)
The doubleheader on Sunday features California (47-20) vs. No. 1 national seed Virginia (54-10) at 1 p.m. (CT), and Texas A&M (47-20) squaring off against No. 4 national seed and defending national champion South Carolina (50-14) at 6 p.m. (CT)
The losers of Saturday’s two games will play one another at 1 p.m. (CT) on Monday, while Saturday’s winners face off at 6 p.m. (CT) Monday. The losers of Sunday’s games will play each other at 1 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, while Sunday’s winners meet Tuesday at 6 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 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. Every College World Series game will be televised live by ESPN or ESPN2, and all are available in high-definition.