Pairings and Game Times Announced for 63rd Men’s College World Series

FROM NCAA RELEASE
cwslogoOMAHA—The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 63rd MCWS will be played at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha from June 13-23/24.

The first game on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (CT) and features Arkansas (39-22) and No. 2 national seed Cal St. Fullerton (47-14). Saturday’s second game pits one of two first-time MCWS participants, Virginia (48-13-1), against No.3 national seed LSU (51-16), and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (CT)

The doubleheader on Sunday features No. 5 national seed Arizona State (49-12) vs. No. 4 national seed North Carolina (47-16) at 1 p.m. (CT), and the other first-time participant, Southern Miss. (40-24) squaring off against No. 1 national seed Texas (46-14-1) 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 6 p.m. (CT) on Monday, June 22. The second game is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, June 23, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 6 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, June 24. Every Men’s College World Series game will be televised live by ESPN or ESPN2, and all are available in high-definition.
2009 MEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 13
Game 1 – 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) (V) Arkansas (39-22) vs. (H) No. 2 Cal St. Fullerton (47-14)
Game 2 – 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) (V) Virginia (48-13-1) vs. (H) No. 3 LSU (51-16)

Sunday, June 14
Game 3 – 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) (V) No. 5 Arizona St. (49-12) vs. (H) No. 4 North Carolina (47-16)
Game 4 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) (V) Southern Miss. (40-24) vs. (H) No. 1 Texas (46-14-1)

Monday, June 15
Game 5 – 1 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 6 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

Tuesday, June 16
Game 7 – 1 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 8 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Wednesday, June 17
Game 9 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6

Thursday, June 18
Game 10 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8

Friday, June 19
Game 11 – 1 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 6
Game 12 – 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 8

Saturday, June 20
Game 13 – 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) or 6 p.m. (ESPN) 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 6 p.m.

Game 14 – 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) 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 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 21
No games scheduled

MEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FINALS
Monday, June 22
Game 1 – 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Tuesday, June 23
Game 2 – 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner

Wednesday, June 24
Game 3 – 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) Bracket One Winner vs. Bracket Two Winner (if necessary)

ALL TIMES CENTRAL