June 11, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. - The No. 8-ranked Louisville baseball team will begin its second appearance at the College World Series under the lights of TD Ameritrade Park Omaha with a Saturday night opening round game against Indiana.
First pitch for the Cardinals and Hoosiers is set for 8 p.m., ET on the opening day of the event and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN. The 2013 College World Series will begin on Saturday at 3 p.m., ET with Mississippi State taking on the winner of Monday night's Oregon State-Kansas State Super Regional finale. On the other side of the CWS bracket, NC State will take on either North Carolina or South Carolina on Sunday at 3 p.m., ET, while LSU and UCLA will play the final first round game of the weekend on Sunday at 8 p.m., ET.
The losing teams in Saturday's two games will play one another at 3 p.m., ET on Monday, while Saturday's winners face off at 8 p.m., ET Monday. The losing squads in Sunday's games will play each other at 3 p.m., ET on Tuesday, while Sunday's winners meet Tuesday at 8 p.m., ET.
The winners of the two brackets will play in the best-of-three championship final, with the first game set for 8 p.m., ET on Monday, June 24. The second game is scheduled for 8 p.m., ET on Tuesday, June 25, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 8 p.m., ET on Wednesday, June 26.
Earning their school record setting 51st win of the season, Louisville clinched its second CWS berth in school history by closing out the Nashville Super Regional with a 2-1 victory at No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt on Sunday afternoon.
The Cardinals (51-12) have won all five of their NCAA Championship games this season, while Indiana (48-14) advanced to the College World Series for the first time in school history by defeating No. 7 national seed Florida State in the Tallahassee Super Regional on Sunday.