There are 64 college baseball teams across the country that can't think of a better destination right now than of Omaha, Nebraska. In 16 cities all across the country, these teams will compete in their respective regionals to try and make the round of 16, and hopefully earn that ticket to college baseballs' hallowed ground.
The action kicks off at 12pm ET with two games both on the East coast. In the Tallahassee regional, #2 UCF (38-21) takes on #3 Alabama (33-26) at Dick Howser stadium there on the campus of Florida State. In the Gainesville regional, the #2 Miami (36-21) takes on #3 Jacksonville (36-22) at McKethan stadium on the campus of the University of Florida. Both games are set for 12pm ET.
The late games Friday night are in the Fullerton and Tempe regionals. #1 Cal State Fullerton (40-15) takes on #4 Illinois (28-25) at 11pm ET at Goodwin field in Fullerton, CA. Then #1 Arizona State (39-16) takes on #4 New Mexico (20-39) at 10pm ET at Packard stadium in Tempe, AZ.
There will be 32 games in all tomorrow as this double-elimination format tournament could run through Monday. The 16 regional winners will be matched up in Super Regionals, which consist of a best of three-game series with the winners going to Omaha to compete for a national championship in the NCAA College World Series.