Owls Host Elite Field in NCAA Home Regional

May 31, 2012

The No. 7 ranked Rice baseball team, 40-17 overall and the Conference USA regular season champion, is back in the NCAA Tournament this week as regional play begins at 16 sites across the country in a double-elimination format.

The Owls are hosting the opening round of Regionals at home at Reckling Park.

Rice is scheduled to meet the Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Prairie View A&M Panthers (28-23) at 6 pm in first round action on Friday, June 1. The Regional’s No. 2 seed, Arkansas (39-19) and No. 3 seed, Sam Houston State (38-20) complete the four-team field. The Razorbacks and Bearkats are scheduled to open the Regional at 1 pm that same day… The game times for Saturday and Sunday (June 2-3) are also 1 pm and 6 pm, with the early game serving as an elimination game. If the Regional champion has not been determined after Sunday night’s game, there will be one extra game played on Monday (June 4) at 6 pm if necessary.

The 16 Regional winners advance to play in one of eight best-of-three Super Regionals getting under way the following week (June 8-11). The 66th Men’s College World Series begins play the week after that, June 15, in Omaha, Nebraska.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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