The NCAA announced the Regional pairings for the 2013 NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday. The Bowling Green State University Falcons, a four seed, will travel to Louisville, Ky. for a first round matchup with the University of Louisville. U-L, the top seed in the Louisville Regional, is also joined by 2-seed Oklahoma State and 3-seed Miami (Fla.).
For the first time since 1999, the Bowling Green State University baseball team will return to the NCAA Tournament. The Falcons qualified by winning the Mid-American Conference Tournament, defeating Ball State 7-0 in the championship game Sunday afternoon.
The first round matchups will be contested on Friday, with times still to be determined. The first game of the day will feature No. 1 seed UL playing host to No. 4 seed BGSU. That game will be followed by No. 2 seed OSU and No. 3 seed MIami (Fla.). All Regional games are aired live on the ESPN family of networks.
On Saturday, the two losers from Friday will meet in an elimination game in the dayâ??s first game, while the winners will meet in the nightcap. On Sunday, the winner from Saturdayâ??s first game will meet the loser from Saturdayâ??s second game. The winner from Sundayâ??s first game will advance to the championship round, where they will need to beat the undefeated team in the Regional twice to advance to Super Regionals.
The NCAA Regional Tournament uses a double elimination format, with each team needing to lose twice to be eliminated. Each Regional includes four teams, with the 16 Regional winners advancing to the Super Regional round.
Louisville Regional Schedule
Game 1: (3) Miami (Fla.) vs. (2) Oklahoma State, 2:00 pm
Game 2: (4) Bowling Green at (1) Louisville, 6:00 pm
Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 12:00 pm
Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 4:00 pm
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 12:00 pm.
Game 6: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 4:00 pm
Monday (if necessary)
Game 7: Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 loser, TBA (only necessary if Game 4 winner defeats Game 5 winner in Game 6)