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UofL Baseball Releases 2018 Schedule

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Photo: GoCards.com

After a very exciting and successful 2017 season, we finally get our first look at UofL baseball’s 2018 campaign. The Road (back) to Omaha will start on February 16th in Charleston, South Carolina with the first game at Jim Patterson happening February 21st. You can see the entire schedule below, and purchase your season tickets using the link provided with the schedule.

Baseball Tickets ON SALE NOW!!

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Pic Credits: UofLsports.com

Today, the University of Louisville Baseball tickets went on sale. Season tickets for less than $3 a game. The Baseball team is coming off another trip to Omaha. Come out and support your Cards!

Video: Devin Hairston Mic’d Up

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Prior to tomorrow’s matchup against the #3 Florida Gators, the #7 Louisville Cardinals took to the practice field, where Defensive Player of the Year Devin Hairston was mic’d up.

How Does The CWS Work?

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Even though the Cards don’t play their first game in the College World Series until tomorrow, play in Omaha began today, with Oregon State coming from behind to defeat Cal State Fullerton. Florida State and LSU will face off tonight in the Saturday nightcap.

However, the CWS can be confusing. Many look at the teams and think:

“Who plays who?”
“Who does UofL play?”
“This team lost, are they still in?”

Well I will break it down for you. The College World Series consists of two 4 team double-elimination brackets, with the winner of each bracket facing off in a best-of-three series to determine the champion. Basically, each bracket acts like how the Regionals round works, and the CWS Final acts like how the Super Regional round works.

Bracket 1:
Oregon State vs. Cal St. Fullerton
Florida State vs. LSU

Bracket 2:
Louisville vs. Texas A&M
TCU vs. Florida

I’ll use bracket 1 for example. At the time of this post, Oregon State defeated Cal St. Fullerton and LSU defeated. Oregon State will go on to face LSU, and Cal St. Fullerton will face FSU. Since the loser of the Cal St. Fullerton vs FSU game will have two losses, that team will be eliminated. It is a de facto elimination game.

The winner of the elimantion game will then face the loser of the Oregon State vs. LSU game, in yet another elimination game. Once that game has concluded, there will only be two teams left in the bracket, with one team having one loss and the other having none. Those two teams play either one or two games until one of the teams is eliminated.

If that sounds too confusing, essentially, the teams in each bracket play until 3 of the 4 teams have two losses. Once a team reaches 2 losses, they are done in Omaha and will play no more baseball.

Once there has been winner declared in both brackets, those two teams will face off in a best-of-three series in the College World Series Championship.

 

Game Time Announced For Louisville’s College World Series Game 1


While waiting for the Brendan McKay’s name to be called at the MLB Draft, the Cardinal Nine learned when they will be playing their first game in Omaha. The Cards will play in the 2pm (ET) game on Sunday, June 18th, with the TCU vs Wake Forest/Florida game immediately after.

Dogpile! (Video)


Going to your fourth College World Series in school history, and your 3rd in 5 years, calls for some proper celebration. Watch below the immediate reaction of the Cardinal Nine after the sweep of archrival Kentucky en route to Omaha.

Louisville Baseball Regional Ticket Info/Schedule

Here’s pricing for this weekend’s regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.

2017 NCAA REGIONAL – LOUISVILLE, KY. – TICKET INFORMATION

All-Session Tickets

  • On sale now by ordering online at GoCards.com
  • Available in-person or by phone starting Tuesday 9 a.m. ET
  • Reserved Chairback: $70
  • College Student (with ID): $45

 

Single-Session Tickets

  • On sale starting Thursday 9 a.m. ET
  • Available online at GoCards.com or in-person (no phone orders) at Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
  • Tickets will be available at Jim Patterson Stadium starting Friday at noon ET
  • Reserved Chairback: $15
  • Berm/General Admission: $10
  • College Student (with ID): $5

And as a reminder, here’s the schedule:

2017 NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Schedule

Friday, June 2 | (TV: ESPN3)

Game 1: No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Xavier – 2 p.m.

Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Radford – 6 p.m.

 

Saturday, June 3 | (TV: ESPN3)

Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – Noon

Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner – 7 p.m.

 

Sunday, June 4 | (TV: ESPN3)

Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser – 1 p.m.

Game 6: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner – 7 p.m.

 

Monday, June 5 | (TV: ESPN3) – If necessary

Game 7: Game 6 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner – 7 p.m.

Attendance Record, Photos, Dogpile And More

As you can see, the fans were chomping at the bit to get in the stadium for the possible series clinching game 2 from Jim Patterson Saturday night versus the Kennesaw State Owls. We set the record last night with 5,351 people in attendance in what was one of the more raucous games I have ever been to. What more could we do? How bout putting another 656 people in the house! The CardNation broke the long-standing attendance record, ha, and were even rowdier tonight with a total of 6,007! I wanted to put together a post with some pictures and include the last minutes of the game plus the dog-pile celebration as the Cards win the game 7-4 and win the Louisville Super Regional and advance to the College World Series. I hope you enjoy!

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