OMAHA, Neb. (Sporting Alert) — The NCAA DI Baseball College World Series starts on Saturday with two games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.
Four teams, UC Irvine, Texas, Vanderbilt and Louisville will be in action with the action streaming live on WatchESPN and ESPN2.
The opening game on the day comes at 3:00 pm ET, with Texas taking on the surprised package in UC Irvine, who beat the more fancied Oklahoma State in two games in the Stillwater Super Regional to get to this stage. The Anteaters had also had success over the No. 1 national seed Oregon State in the Corvallis Regional prior to playing the Cowboys.
On Saturday, UC Irvine will be making its second College World Series appearance in the program’s history with their other appearance coming seven-years-ago, in 2007.
UC Irvine will face a Texas team which is making its 35th appearance in the College World Series, the most by any team. The Longhorns also have the most College World Series wins all-time with 82.
In the other game on the day, Louisville will take on Vanderbilt at 8:00 pm, a game also streaming live on WatchESPN and ESPN2.
Vanderbilt comes into the CWS series after winning the Nashville Super Regional when beating Stanford in three games. The first and last games tallied 17 points each, with Vanderbilt winning 11-6, and 12-5, respectively.
Louisville beat Kennesaw State 5-3 and 7-4 to win the Louisville Super Regional earlier this month to setup what is expected to be a very good series.
The NCAA College World Series is a double elimination series.
Live College World Series Broadcast – Times in Eastern Zone
Saturday 3:00 PM ESPN2 Live Division I Baseball College World Series – Game No. 1 – UC Irvine vs. Texas
Saturday 8:00 PM ESPN2 Live Division I Baseball College World Series – Game No. 2 – Louisville vs. Vanderbilt