College World Series field set including Michigan
(AP) — The Southeastern Conference flexed its baseball muscles Monday, with Auburn and Arkansas posting blowout wins in the deciding games of their super regionals and giving their league a record-tying four teams in the College World Series.
Auburn scored 13 runs in the top of the first inning to start a 14-7 win over host North Carolina, sending the Tigers to the CWS in Omaha, Nebraska, for the first time since 1997.
Arkansas, the national runner-up last year, scored seven runs over the second and third innings on its way to a 14-1 home win over Mississippi. The Razorbacks are heading to Omaha for the 10th time, and sixth since 2004 under coach Dave Van Horn.
First-round games Saturday match Michigan (46-20) against No. 8 national seed Texas Tech (44-18) and Florida State (41-21) vs. No. 5 Arkansas (46-18). Sunday’s openers pit No. 7 Louisville (49-16) against No. 2 Vanderbilt (54-11) and No. 6 Mississippi State (51-13) vs. Auburn (38-26).