Baseball To Host South Carolina In Super Regional June 1-3

May 28, 2001

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford (46-15) will host South Carolina (48-18) in one of eight NCAA Super Regionals at Sunken Diamond this Friday-Sunday, June 1-3, 2001 (7 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, if necessary). The Super Regional format is a best two-of-three series with the winner of each of the eight Super Regionals advancing to the 55th College World Series to be played June 8-16, 2001, at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.

'Hosting a Super Regional is great for both our ballclub and our fans,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess. 'South Carolina is a good team, as is anybody else who is still playing at this time of the year.'

Stanford will be looking to make its third consecutive trip to the College World Series after winning Super Regionals each of the last two years. The Cardinal has made 12 trips to the College World Series, coming away with CWS titles in 1987 and 1988 while finishing as runners-up in 2000.

Stanford earned a spot in the Super Regionals with a pair of dramatic one-run wins over Texas (10-9, 4-3) on Sunday, marking the first time the Cardinal had ever won a pair of games on the final day of a Regional to advance in the NCAA Baseball Tournament.South Carolina also won a pair of games over Central Florida (9-7, 5-2) on Sunday to reach the Super Regional.

Stanford and South Carolina have played only once before with the Cardinal winning 15-4 in a first-round game at the 1982 College World Series.

Tickets for the Super Regional at Sunken Diamond can be obtained by visiting the Stanford Ticket Office at Gate 2 of Stanford Stadium or by calling 1-800-STANFORD (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.). Tickets for the event go on sale Tuesday, May 29.

2001 NCAA SUPER REGIONALS SITES AND PAIRINGS
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 1-3, 2001size>

Mississippi State (39-22) at (1) Cal State Fullerton (44-16) - 7 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm
Clemson (41-20) at (2) Miami (47-12) - 7 pm, 7 pm, 1 pm
Florida International (43-19) at (3) Southern California (42-17) - 6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm
South Carolina (48-18) at (4) Stanford (46-15) - 7 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm
*Louisiana State (43-20-1) at (5) Tulane (53-10) - 6:30 pm, 2 pm, 1 pm
Florida State (46-17) at (6) Georgia (45-19) - 7 pm, 2 pm, 2 pm
**Tennessee (44-18) at (7) East Carolina - 7 pm, 7 pm, 2 pm
Rice (47-17) at (8) Nebraska (48-14) - 1:05 pm, 1:05 pm, 1:05 pm

( ) National seedings for the NCAA Division I Baseball Championships in Parenthesis
*Tulane will host Louisiana State at Zephyr Field in Metairie, Louisiana
**East Carolina will host Tennessee at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, North Carolina

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