The Florida Gators are halfway there.
Kevin O’Sullivan’s team built a 3-0 lead over LSU in the fourth inning and held on from there, doing what it’s done so many times this year: win a one-run game. Michael Byrne pitched two outstanding innings to get the save after Brady Singer entered the College World Series record books with 12 strikeouts.
All that added up to a 4-3 victory, putting Florida nine innings away from the 2017 championship.
That potentially clinching Game 2 is set for 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, while the Tigers will look to even the series and force a Wednesday contest for all the marbles.
Read on below for a full recap of Monday’s Game 1 and look ahead to the rest of the championship finals.
Here is a schedule for the 2017 College World Series. All times are eastern.
|College World Series|
|Saturday, June 17|
|Game 1||Oregon State 6, Cal State Fullerton 5||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 2||LSU 5, Florida State 4||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Sunday, June 18|
|Game 3||Louisville 8, Texas A&M 4||2 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 4||Florida 3, TCU 0||7 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Monday, June 19|
|Game 5||Florida State 6, Cal State Fullerton 4||2 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 6||Oregon State 13, LSU 1||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Tuesday, June 20|
|Game 7||TCU 4, Texas A&M 1||2 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 8||Florida 5, Louisville 1||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Wednesday, June 21|
|Game 9||LSU 7, Florida State 4||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Thursday, June 22|
|Game 10||TCU 4, Louisville 3||8 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Friday, June 23|
|Game 11||LSU 3, Oregon St. 1||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 12||TCU 9, Florida 2||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Saturday, June 24|
|Game 13||LSU 6, Oregon St. 1||3 p.m.||ESPN|
|Game 14||Florida 3, TCU 0||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Championship Series (best of three)|
|Monday, June 26|
|Game 1||Florida 4, LSU 3||7 p.m.||ESPN|
|Tuesday, June 27|
|Game 2||LSU vs. Florida||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Wednesday, June 28|
|Game 3||LSU vs. Florida*||8 p.m.||ESPN|
College World Series: Pairings, game times and TV schedule announced for Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. — The pairings and game times for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 71st MCWS will take place at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, from June 17-27/28.
The first game this Saturday is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. CT, and will feature Cal State Fullerton (39-22) against No. 1 national seed Oregon State (54-4). Saturday’s second game features No. 4 national seed LSU (48-17) against Florida State (45-21), and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CT.
The Sunday doubleheader features the No. 7 national seed Louisville (52-10) vs. Texas A&M (41-21) at 1 p.m. CT. In the evening game starting at 6 p.m. CT, No. 6 national seed TCU (47-16) will be squaring off against No. 3 national seed Florida (47-18).
The losers of Saturday’s two games will play at 1 p.m. CT Monday, June 19. While Saturday’s winners face off at 6 p.m. CT Monday, June 19. The losers of Sunday’s games will play each other at 1 p.m. CT Tuesday, June 20. Sunday’s winners will meet Tuesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. CT.
The winners of the two brackets will play a best-of-three College World Series Finals, with the first game set for 6 p.m. CT Monday, June 26. The second game is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT Tuesday, June 27, while the third and deciding game (if necessary) is slated for 7 p.m. CT Wednesday, June 28.
2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Schedule, game times for Super Regionals
Gainesville Regional (Florida)
FINAL: Florida 2, Wake Forest 1 | Box score| Florida leads series 1-0
FINAL (11): Wake Forest 8, Florida 6 | Box score | Series tied at 1-1
FINAL: Florida 3, Wake Forest 0 | Box score | Florida advances to College World Series
Corvallis Super Regional (Oregon State)
Long Beach Super Regional (Long Beach State)
FINAL: Long Beach State 3, Cal-State Fullerton 0| Box score | Long Beach State leads series 1-0
FINAL: CSU-Fullerton 12, Long Beach State 0 | Box score | ESPN U
FINAL: CSU-Fullerton 2, Long Beach State 1 | Box score | Cal State Fullerton advances to College World Series
Tallahassee Super Regional (Florida State)
Baton Rouge Super Regional (LSU)
College Station Super Regional (College Station)
Louisville Super Regional (Louisville)
Fort Worth Regional (TCU)
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