College World Series 2019: The 2019 College World Series started Saturday, June 15, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. What began as a 64-team tournament has led us to the final two teams.
Sixty-four teams opened the 2019 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, but now we’re down to the final eight for the much-anticipated College World Series. The Commodores came into the NCAA baseball tournament as one of the favorites to win it all as the No. 2 overall seed, and they have consistently lived up to the hype with an 8-1 postseason record.
Through three previous rounds of play: the regionals (in which teams were sorted into 16 groups of four teams playing a round-robin format), then the super regionals (where the 16 winners of the regionals were paired up into eight best-of-three sets) and finally the quarterfinal and semifinal sets.
Four teams entered the semifinal round, and Michigan emerged as the first finalist. This will be the Wolverines’ first appearance in the College World Series championship round since 1962. Michigan will face Vanderbilt to determine who is the 2019 NCAA champion. Vanderbilt won the NCAA title in 2014 and finished as the runner-up in 2015. The Commodores have a program-record 57 victories, and have won 33 of their past 36 games.
Below you’ll be able to find all the pertinent information for the tournament, ranging from the teams in the field to the tournament schedule. For a printable version of the tournament bracket, click here. Consider this your one-stop shop for the 2019 College World Series.
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Let’s move on to the schedule — do remember that we’ll be updating this part daily to reflect the games’ results. Julian Infante after striking him out to end the top of the eighth inning. Both teams gathered around the dugout steps in a spicy scene. Michigan and Vanderbilt have been the two most dominant teams at the 2019 College World Series, and now they get a chance to face each other with a championship on the line.