NCAA Baseball Regional To Continue Saturday

May 31, 2003

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2003 NCAA Division I Baseball Regional
May 30 - June 1, 2003
Stanford, CA (Sunken Diamond)

Friday, May 30
Game 2 - #3 UC Riverside 10, #2 Richmond 8
Game 1 - #1 Stanford 9*, #4 Illinois-Chicago 2
*No. 6 National Seed

Saturday, May 31
Game 3 (11 am) - (V) #2 Richmond (46-14) vs. (H) #4 Illinois-Chicago (39-17)
Game 4 (3 pm) - (V) #1 Stanford (42-15) vs. (H) #3 UC Riverside (41-15)
Game 5 (7 pm, PT) - Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 (elimination game)

Sunday, June 1
Game 6 - Championship Game No. 1 (1 pm, PT) - Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner
Game 7 - Championship Game No. 2 (5 pm, PT, if necessary) - Only played if both remaining teams have one loss in the Regional following the conclusion of Game 6

Broadcast Information: All Stanford Baseball games in the 2003 NCAA Regional are scheduled to be broadcast on the air at KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online gostanford.com ... Chad Goldberg and Sam Stefanki will be on the microphones ... Live stats of all games of the 2003 NCAA Regional will be available at gostanford.com and at ncaasports.com.

Ticket Information: Call 1-800-STANFORD for tickets to the 2003 NCAA Regional

A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2003 NCAA REGIONAL AT STANFORD
The 2003 NCAA Regional at Stanford continues on Saturday, May 31 ... Richmond and Illinois-Chicago will play in an elimination game (11 am) before Stanford and UC Riverside meet in a winners' bracket contest (3 pm) ... Another elimination game between the Richmond/Illinois-Chicago winner and the Stanford-UC Riverside loser will take place at 7 pm ... UC Riverside came from behind for a 10-8 victory over Richmond and Stanford defeated Illinois-Chicago, 9-2, on Friday's opening day of the Regional ... Stanford is serving as a Regional host for the eighth straight year and the 12th time in school history ... The Cardinal is the top seed in the Regional, as well as the No. 6 national seed in the 64-team field for the 2002 NCAA Division I Baseball Championships ... Stanford begins a quest to extend its school record string of College World Series appearances to five, where the Cardinal has at least reached a bracket final each year and twice finished as runners-up (2000, '01) during its recent four-year run ... Stanford is making its 24th NCAA Tournament appearance after winning its first outright Pac-10 title since 1999 (the Cardinal shared the conference crow in 2000) ... Richmond is seeded second after winning its first Atlantic-10 Conference title and fourth conference championship in school history ... UC Riverside is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance, receiving an at-large bid after finishing third in the Big West Conference ... Chicago-Illinois is also in the NCAA Tournament for the first time after winning both the Horizon League regular season and tournament titles.

2003 NCAA DIVISION I BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
Stanford is one of 16 Regional hosts and the No. 6 national seed for the 2003 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. The first weekend of play May 30 - June 1 features 16 four-team Regionals with the winners advancing to eight NCAA Super Regionals to be held June 6-9. The winner of the 2002 NCAA Regional at Stanford will face the winner of the Regional being hosted by Long Beach State with Minnesota, Washington and Pepperdine also in the field. Super Regional sites will be announced on Monday, June 2. The winners of the eight Super Regionals, all to be televised by ESPN/ESPN2 for the first time, advance to the 57th College World Series to be held June 13-23 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska. The CWS championship format has changed this year with the two bracket winners playing a best-of-three series for the national title.

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