The final day of super regional action in the 2018 NCAA baseball tournament kicks off on Monday, and four teams will learn their postseason fates. Oregon State, Washington, Mississippi State and North Carolina all punched tickets to Omaha over the weekend, filling out exactly half of the two four-team brackets that will play double elimination tilts beginning this Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska.
Perhaps most surprising of all the clubs still alive is Mississippi State, which is playing under an interim coach and rose out of the Tallahassee regional after dropping their first game of the tournament to Oklahoma, 20-10. The Bulldogs scratched and clawed their way through that round to beat Oklahoma last weekend and launch a super regional bid with Vanderbilt in Nashville, and they won games one and three there to clinch a trip to the College World Series proper. Not bad at all.
Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Arkansas, and Texas Tech all need to handle business on Monday if they want to stay alive. The defending champs Gators looked dominant in their super regional opener against No. 1 overall draft pick Casey Mize and Auburn, but the Tigers got ‘em back on Sunday, 3-2.
One upstart to keep an eye on is South Carolina, who got blown out on Saturday night but came back to overwhelm Arkansas in game two on Sunday, 8-5. This Cocky club can hit when they’re on, and they’re a dangerous matchup for anyone in the field.
Below is Monday’s super regional schedule, with viewing information attached. You can keep up with the full tournament scoreboard here.
Schedule, channel, and streaming information for super regionals Day 4:
All times Eastern.
Game 3: Auburn vs. Florida, 8 p.m., ESPN and WatchESPN
Game 3: South Carolina vs. Arkansas, 7 p.m., ESPN and WatchESPN
Game 3: Tennessee Tech vs. Texas, 1 p.m., ESPN2 and WatchESPN
Game 3: Duke vs. Texas Tech, 4 p.m., ESPN2 and WatchESPN