Field for 2012 College World Series is set
Underdog Stony Brook gets things started vs. UCLA
Less than a week after shocking the college baseball world with an upset of No. 1 LSU, Stony Brook will open the 66th College World Series at the TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on Friday.
Stony Brook, a first-time participant in the field of eight, will play No. 2 UCLA at 5 p.m. ET. The Bruins knocked off TCU in the Super Regionals.
No. 3 Florida State, which bounced Stanford in two games, will take on Arizona at 9 p.m. ET on Friday. The Wildcats needed just two tilts to knock out St. John's.
Defending national champion South Carolina clinched a spot in the College World Series with a 5-1 victory over Oklahoma on Monday. Senior right-hander Matthew Price, a seventh-round Draft choice by the Orioles, shut the door with three scoreless innings to earn his 11th save. The No. 8 Gamecocks will square off against No. 1 Florida at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday. The Gators advanced after beating North Carolina State in the Super Regionals.
Kent State, which upset No. 5 Oregon, 3-2, to clinch its first appearance in the College World Series, will face off with Arkansas at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday. The Razorbacks upset No. 4 Baylor, 1-0, in 10 innings on Monday.
Friday's losing teams will square off at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, with the winners playing on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET. The losers of Saturday's contests will battle at 5 p.m. ET on Monday; the winners play on Monday at 9 p.m. ET.
The winners of each bracket will play a best-of-three series in the finals from June 24-26.
LSU 5, Stony Brook 4 (12 innings; suspended top 12th on Friday, completed Saturday)
Arizona 7, St. John's 6 (10 innings)
Florida State 17, Stanford 1
UCLA 6, TCU 2
Stony Brook 3, LSU 1
Arizona 7, St. John's 4
Florida 7, N.C. State 1
Baylor 8, Arkansas 1
Stanford at No. 3 Florida State (PPD, rain)
South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 0
UCLA 4, TCU 1
Kent State 7, Oregon 6
Florida 9, N.C. State 8
Arkansas 5, Baylor 4
Florida State 18, Stanford 7
Oklahoma 0, South Carolina 0 (suspended)
Stony Brook 7, LSU 2
No. 5 Oregon 3, Kent State 2
South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 1
Kent State 3, Oregon 2
Arkansas 1, Baylor 0 (10 innings)