College baseball season is hurtling toward its final destination: Omaha, Nebraska, as teams compete in super regionals to be among the eight in the College World Series.
The College World Series will begin Friday, June 16, and conclude Sunday, Monday, June 26, at the latest. It is the final stage of the three-round NCAA baseball tournament, which began with regionals across the country, continued with super regionals and will end in Omaha.
Six of the eight super regional series have been decided through Sunday, including No. 1 Wake Forest and No. 2 Florida advancing. The other two series are scheduled to be decided Monday. Those games will determine the remainder of the field.
The Sporting News is following teams as they punch their ticket to college baseball’s biggest stage. Here is the latest on the super regional series.
College World Series bracket
We could know as early as June 12 the full suite of teams in the College World Series. Through Sunday evening, three-quarters of the field was set. The final two spots are set to be filled on Monday.
Here are the six teams that have clinched bids through Sunday, and the opponents for their opening games in Omaha:
No. 1 Wake Forest vs. No. 8 Stanford OR Texas
What: Wake Forest clinched its spot in the College World Series with a sweep of Alabama in a best-of-three super regional series. The Demon Deacons closed out the Crimson Tide 22-5 on Sunday. The nation’s top seed will open its CWS against the winner of Monday’s deciding game between No. 8 Stanford and Texas.
When: Wake Forest vs. Stanford or Texas will take place Friday, June 16, or Saturday, June 17.
No. 2 Florida vs. No. 7 Virginia
What: Florida punched its ticket with a 2-0 sweep of South Carolina, continuing its dominant run in the tournament. Virginia received a gutty pitching performance from Brian Edgington, who threw 114 pitches in a complete-game victory, to get past Duke.
When: Florida and Virginia will begin play on Friday, June 16, or Saturday, June 17.
TCU vs. Oral Roberts
What: TCU completed a weekend sweep of Indiana State, giving the Horned Frogs a tournament berth in Bracket 2. They will play Oral Roberts, which defeated Oregon in three games, capped by an 11-6 victory Sunday in Game 3.
When: TCU and Oral Roberts will meet on Friday, June 16, or Saturday, June 17.
No. 5 LSU vs. Southern Miss OR Tennessee
What: The Paul Skenes and Dylan Crews-led Tigers downed Kentucky 8-3 on Sunday to complete a super regional sweep and clinch a berth in Omaha. Southern Miss and Tennessee are preparing for a deciding Game 3 on Monday.
When: The LSU-Southern Miss matchup will take place on Friday, June 16, or Saturday, June 17.
NCAA baseball tournament super regional matchups
No. 8 Stanford vs. Texas
What: Stanford and Texas are headed to a Game 3 in their super regional after the Cardinal evened the series with an 8-3 victory on Sunday. Stanford’s pitching staff will be well-rested for Monday’s decider after Quinn Mathews threw 156 pitches in a complete-game win in Game 2.
When: Monday, June 12, 8 p.m., ESPN, Fubo (Game 2)
Southern Miss vs. Tennessee
What: Southern Miss took Game 1 on Sunday in the completion of a contest suspended by weather on Saturday. The teams quickly came back for Game 2 and Tennessee took that matchup, punctuated by a 479-foot home run by Blake Burke. It’s on to Game 3 on Monday for the Golden Eagles and Volunteers.
When: Monday, June 12, 6 p.m., ESPN2, Fubo
College World Series schedule 2023
- Super regionals: June 9-12
- College World Series: Friday, June 16 through Monday, June 26 (if necessary)
The 76th College World Series is set to begin Friday, June 16. The eight super regional winners will advance to Omaha to play for the NCAA baseball tournament championship.
All games will be played at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Neb. This marks the 73rd time Omaha will host the CWS.