Vols to face Virginia in College World Series

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Tennessee baseball will open the College World Series against Virginia. The Vols are set to face the Cavaliers on Sunday, June 20.

First pitch in Omaha will be at 2 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN2. It’s Tennessee’s first appearance in the College World Series since 2005.

Tennessee defeated LSU 15-6 on Sunday to extend their undefeated streak in Super Regional play to 6-0 as a program. The Vols have hit 11 home runs in the last three games.

The eight remaining teams are divided into two, double elimination brackets consisting of four teams each. The winner of Tennessee-Virginia will face the winner of Texas-Mississippi State on Tuesday, June 22. The losers of each matchup will also play each other on Tuesday to determine the first team to be eliminated.

The winner of the loser’s bracket will then play the team with one loss from the winner’s bracket to determine which one-loss team will play for a chance at the College World Series Finals.

The winner of the bracket consisting of Tennessee, Virginia, Texas and Mississippi State will play the winner of the bracket consisting of Stanford, NC State, Vanderbilt and Arizona. Click here for a look at the College World Series bracket.

The College World Series Finals will begin Monday, June 28 at 7 p.m. The two finalists will face-off in a best-of-3 series with the decisive third match to be held on Wednesday, June 30, if necessary.

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