NASHVILLE, Tenn. – No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt begins its title hunt against No. 7 national seed Louisville at 1 p.m. Sunday from the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, the NCAA announced Monday night. The contest can be seen on ESPN and heard on WNSR 560 AM/95.9 FM and VUCommodores.com.
The first game Saturday is scheduled for 1 p.m. and features No. 8 national seed Texas Tech against Michigan on ESPN. Saturday’s second game features No. 5 national seed Arkansas against Florida State and is scheduled for 6 p.m. on ESPN.
No. 6 national seed Mississippi State will square off against Auburn on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. following the opener between the Commodores and Cardinals.
The losers of Saturday’s two games will play at 1 p.m. Monday on ESPN, while Saturday’s winners face off at 6 p.m. Monday on ESPN. The losers of Sunday’s games will play each other at 1 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN. Sunday’s winners will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
Vanderbilt and Louisville are meeting for the second time at the event. The Dores began their 2014 championship run with a 5-3 win against the Cardinals. Dansby Swanson doubled in two runs, and Bryan Reynolds tripled in another to help the Commodores beat Louisville for the first time in four tries.
The Commodores are making their fourth College World Series appearance in nine seasons and first since 2015. Vanderbilt has matched a program record with 54 wins en route to capturing both the SEC regular season and tournament title for the second time in program history (2007).