NCAA sets schedule for openers in College World Series


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA has announced the schedule for the first two days of the College World Series.

Oklahoma State (41-20) plays UC Santa Barbara (42-18-1) on Saturday afternoon and No. 3 national seed Miami (50-12) faces Arizona (44-21) at night.

Sunday’s matchups have No. 5 Texas Tech (47-18) facing TCU (47-16) in the afternoon and Coastal Carolina (49-16) playing at night against No. 1 Florida (52-14).

CWS teams are split into two brackets. Bracket winners meet in the best-of-three finals starting June 27.

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At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha

Omaha, Neb.

All Times EDT

Double Elimination

x-if necessary

Saturday, June 18

Game 1 — Oklahoma State (41-20) vs. UC Santa Barbara (42-18-1), 3 p.m.

Game 2 — Miami (50-12) vs. Arizona (44-21), 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 19

Game 3 — Texas Tech (46-18) vs. TCU (47-16), 3 p.m.

Game 4 — Florida (52-14) vs. Coastal Carolina (49-16), 8 p.m.

Monday, June 20

Game 5 — Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 2 p.m.

Game 6 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 21

Game 7 — Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 5 p.m.

Game 8 — Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22

Game 9 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 23

Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 24

Game 11 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 3 p.m.

Game 12 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 25

x-Game 13 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, TBA

x-Game 14 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, TBA

If only one game is necessary, it will be played at night

Championship Series

(Best-of-3)

Monday, June 27: Pairings TBA, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 28: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m.

x-Wednesday, June 29: Pairings TBA, 8 p.m.

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