Baseball to Open CWS at 7 p.m. Saturday vs. LSU
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The Virginia baseball team will make its debut in the College World Series at 7 p.m. ET Saturday against LSU at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb. The game will be televised on ESPN.
The College World Series features an initial round of double-elimination play within two pools of four teams each. The winners of each pool advance to play in the best-of-three championship finals beginning June 22.
Virginia (48-13-1) and LSU (51-16), the No. 3 national seed, will compete in Bracket A along with Arkansas (39-22) and Cal State Fullerton (47-14), the No. 2 national seed. The teams will play a double-elimination format, and the winner of the bracket will face the champion of Bracket B.
Bracket B consists of No. 1 national seed Texas (46-14-1), No. 4 seed North Carolina (47-16), No. 5 seed Arizona State (47-12) and Southern Miss (39-24).
Tickets for the 2009 College World Series will go on sale to members of the general public, subject to availability, at 9 a.m. Tuesday through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office. The ticket office phone number is (800) 542-8821.
All tickets will be within the Virginia allotment, as determined by the NCAA. Seating locations will be determined first in Virginia Athletics Foundation priority point order for donors, and then in random order for season ticket holders.
In placing their order, customers commit to the purchase of tickets for all games in which Virginia will participate throughout the tournament. Customers will not be charged for tickets to games in which Virginia does not play.
Should the demand for tickets exceed the supply limits may be placed on accounts and Virginia Athletics Foundation priority points will be used to determine the selection of accounts to receive tickets. Refunds will be made for any orders not filled.
All tickets purchased will be available for game day pickup at the Virginia squad guest area at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb.
Tickets are $20 each for games in the pool competition (up to four possible games), and $27 each for games in the Championship Series. Customers placing an order will be initially charged for the first 2 games of pool competition ($40 per seat), with additional games charged individually as Virginia advances. A $5 order charge applies to all ticket orders.
For Cavalier fans interested in following the UVa Baseball team to Omaha for the College World Series, UVa Athletics and the Virginia Athletics Foundation have partnered with Premiere Global Sports College Division to assist you with booking your travel. Please call them toll free at 1-800-553-5527 for assistance in booking commercial air or hotel reservations.
2009 MEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE
Saturday, June 13
Game 1 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) – Arkansas (39-22) vs. No. 2 Cal State Fullerton (47-14)
Game 2 6 p.m. (ESPN HD) – Virginia (48-13-1) vs. No. 3 LSU (51-16)
Sunday, June 14
Game 3 1 p.m. (ESPN HD) – No. 5 Arizona State (49-12) vs. No. 4 North Carolina (47-16)
Game 4 6 p.m. (ESPN2 HD) – Southern Miss (40-24) vs. 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