College World Series Schedule, TV, Team snapshots

The Florida Gators punched their ticket to Omaha, Nebraska and the College World Series for the 11th time in School history, the sixth time in the last eight years and the third season in a row.

The Gators are one of five National Seeds to make it to Omaha, joining (1) Oregon State, (4) LSU, (6) TCU and (7) Louisville.

Let’s take a look at the field that the Gators will face off against when they get to Omaha, the full schedule for the College World Series and the TV/Broadcast information.

SCHEDULE (all times Eastern Standard)

Saturday, June 17
Game 1: 3 PM – Cal State Fullerton vs. Oregon State (1) – ESPN
Game 2: 8 PM – Florida State vs. LSU – ESPN

Sunday, June 18
Game 3: 3 PM – Texas A&M vs. Louisville (7) – ESPN
Game 4: 8 PM – TCU (6) vs. Florida (3) – ESPN

Monday, June 19
Game 5: 2 PM (Elimination Game)- Loser of Game 1vs. Loser of Game 2 – ESPN
Game 6: 7 PM – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 – ESPN

Tuesday, June 20
Game 7: 2 PM (Elimination Game)- Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 – ESPN
Game 8: 7 PM – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 – ESPN

Wednesday, June 21
Game 9: 7 PM (Elimination Game) – Loser of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 5 – ESPN

Thursday, June 22
Game 10: 8 PM (Elimination Game) – Loser of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 7 – ESPN2

Friday, June 23
Game 11: 3 PM – Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 9 – ESPN
Game 12: 8 PM – Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 10 – ESPN

Saturday, June 24
Game 13: 3 PM – (If necessary) Game 11 teams play again – ESPN
Game 14: 8 PM – (If necessary) Game 12 teams play again – ESPN

College World Series Finals (Best of 3)
Game 1: Monday, June 26, 7 PM – ESPN
Game 2: Tuesday, June 27, 8 PM – ESPN
Game 3: Wednesday, June 28, 8 PM – ESPN (If Necessary)

Snapshots of the field

(1) Oregon State (54-4)

Coach: Pat Casey (843-444-5, 23 years at Oregon State; 1,014-553-6, 30 years overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Corvallis regional: beat Holy Cross 8-2, beat Yale 11-0, beat Yale 8-1. Won Corvallis super regional: beat Vanderbilt 8-4, beat Vanderbilt 9-2.

2017 record vs. CWS teams: 0-0.

Last CWS appearance: 2013.

All-time record in CWS: 13-8 in 5 appearances; national champion 2006, 2007.

Las Vegas Odds (5 Dimes): +325

Cal State Fullerton (39-22)

Coach: Rick Vanderhook (237-125, 5 years at Fullerton and overall)

Road to Omaha: Won Stanford Regional: Beat BYU 13-2, beat Stanford 4-1, beat Stanford 4-2. Won Long Beach State Super Regional: Lost 3-0 to Long Beach State, beat Long Beach State 12-0, beat Long Beach State 2-1.

2017 record vs. CWS teams: 0-0

All-time record in CWS: 34-29 in 17 appearances, National Champions in 1979, 1984, 1995, 2004.

Las Vegas Odds (5 Dimes): +1300

Florida State (45-21)

Coach: Mike Martin (1943-692-4, 38 years at FSU and overall)

Road to Omaha: Won Tallahassee Regional: Lost 3-1 to Tennessee Tech, beat UCF 6-1, beat Tennessee Tech 5-3, beat Auburn 8-7, beat Auburn 6-0. Won Tallahassee Super Regional: Beat Sam Houston State 7-6, beat Sam Houston State 19-0.

2017 Record vs. CWS Teams: 3-3

Last CWS appearance: 2012

All-time record in CWS: 28-42 in 21 appearances

Las Vegas Odds (5 Dimes): +700

(4) LSU (48-17)

Coach: Paul Mainieri (508-199-3, 11 years at LSU, 1,372-691-7 35 years overall)

Road to Omaha: Won Baton Rouge Regional: beat Texas Southern 15-7, beat Southeastern Louisiana 11-6, beat Rice 5-0. Won Baton Rouge Super Regional: beat Mississippi State 4-3, beat Mississippi State 14-4.

2017 record vs. CWS teams: 2-5

Last CWS appearance: 2015

All time record in CWS: 36-24 in 17 appearances, National Champion 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2009.

Las Vegas Odds (5 Dimes): +350

Texas A&M (41-21)

Coach: Rob Childress (499-259-2, 12 years at A&M and overall)

Road to Omaha: Won Houston Regional: beat Baylor 8-5, beat Iowa 3-2, beat Houston 4-3. Won College Station Super Regional: beat Davidson 7-6, beat Davidson 12-6.

2017 record vs. CWS teams: 2-2

Last CWS appearance: 2011

All-time record in CWS: 2-10 in 12 appearances

Las Vegas Odds (5 Dimes): +1200

(7) Louisville (52-10)

Coach Dan McDonnell (508-201, 11 years at Louisville and overall)

Road to Omaha: Won Louisville regional: beat Radford 11-6, beat Oklahoma 11-1, beat Xavier 8-7. Won Louisville Super Regional: beat Kentucky 5-2, beat Kentucky 6-2.

2017 record vs. CWS teams: 0-3

Last CWS appearance: 2014

All-time record in CWS: 1-6 in 3 appearances

Las Vegas Odds (5 Dimes): +275 (favorite)

TCU (47-16)

Coach: Jim Schlossnagle (612-270, 14 years at TCU, 689-317, 16 years overall)
Road to Omaha: Won Fort Worth Regional: beat Central Connecticut 9-6, beat Virginia 5-1, beat Dallas Baptist 15-3. Won Fort Worth Super Regional: beat Missouri State 3-2, beat Missouri State 8-1.

2017 record vs. CWS teams: 2-0

Last CWS appearance: 2016

All-time record in CWS: 8-8 in 4 appearances

Las Vegas Odds (5 Dimes): +700

(4) Florida (47-18)

Coach Kevin O’Sullivan (443-207, 10 seasons at Florida and overall)

Road to Omaha: Won Gainesville Regional: beat Marist 10-6, beat USF 5-1, lost 6-2 Bethune-Cookman, beat Bethune-Cookman 6-1. Won Gainesville Regional: beat Wake Forest 2-1, lost 8-6 to Wake Forest, beat Wake Forest 3-0.

2017 Record vs. CWS teams: 5-1

Last CWS appearance: 2016

All-time record in CWS: 14-21 (10 appearances).

Las Vegas Odds (5 Dimes): +500

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