The Division I NCAA Selection Committee released the field of 64 teams for the 2013 NCAA Baseball Championship on Monday afternoon and the Louisville Regional will include the top-seeded Cardinals, No. 2 seed Miami (Fla.), No. 3 Oklahoma State and No. 4 Bowling Green.
Louisville (46-12) will host No. 4 Bowling Green (24-29) on Friday at 6 p.m., ET, while the Louisville Regional will open with No. 2 Miami, Fla., (36-23) against No. 3 Oklahoma State (39-17) on Friday at 2 p.m. Every game of the Louisville Regional will be televised live through ESPN3 at WatchESPN.com
The winner of Friday's first round games will play on Saturday at 4 p.m., while the two losing teams will play an elimination game on Saturday at noon. The winner of Saturday's elimination game will play the losing team from Saturday night's winner's bracket game in an elimination game on Sunday at noon, with the winner advancing to play the winner of Saturday night's winner's bracket game on Sunday at 4 p.m. If needed, the two teams from Sunday's second game will return for the final game of the Louisville Regional on Monday at 6 p.m. Gates at Jim Patterson Stadium will open one hour prior to the scheduled first pitch for the first game each day of the Louisville Regional.
All-session tickets for the 2013 NCAA Regional in Louisville are currently available online at https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/uofl/EN/buy/browse or can be purchased by phone (502-852-5151) through the UofL Ticket Office starting Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., ET. All-session tickets for the four-team, double-elimination regional are $70 for reserved chairback seats and $45 for college students.
Fans are encouraged to purchase and pick up tickets in advance to avoid long will call lines on game day. Tickets can be picked up at the UofL Ticket Office, located at Gate 2 of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. No tickets will be mailed. Single session tickets, including reserved chairback and general admission berm seating, will go on sale Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m., ET at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office or at Jim Patterson Stadium starting at noon ET.
The Cardinals (46-12) enter the 2013 NCAA Regional having won the BIG EAST Conference regular season title for the fourth time in five seasons after closing the regular season with 16 straight wins. Having matched a school record for regular season wins with 46, the Cardinals have already surpassed the school record for home wins posting a 31-5 mark at Jim Patterson Stadium this season.
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NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Schedule
Friday, May 31 | (ESPN3)
Game 1: No. 2 Miami (Fla.) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State - 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Bowling Green - 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 | (ESPN3)
Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser - Noon
Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner - 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 2 | (ESPN3)
Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser - Noon
Game 6: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner - 4 p.m.
Monday, June 3 | (ESPN3) - If necessary
Game 7: Game 6 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner - 6 p.m.
All times are Eastern Daylight Savings