May 28, 2007
Providence, RI - The Brown baseball team (27-19) learned on Monday afternoon that it will play at the NCAA Regional hosted by the University of Texas and held in Round Rock, Texas, later this week. The Bears, the bracket's #4 seed, will play Texas (44-15) in the opening round, while #2 seed UC Irvine (40-15-1) will play #3 Wake Forest (33-27) in the other first-round contest.
The Regional will be held at Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. The four teams will play a double-elimination tournament from June 1-4, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Super Regional. The full 64-team bracket can be found on ncaasports.com.
Texas, the #4 seed in the entire tournament, is led by National Player of the Year candidate Kyle Russell, who leads the country with 27 home runs, and Adrian Alaniz, who is 12-2 with a 2.58 ERA on the season.
The weekend schedule for the Austin Regional is below:
All times are Central
Friday, June 1 Game 1 1 pm #3 seed Wake Forest vs. #2 seed UC Irvine
Game 2 7 pm #4 seed Brown vs. #1 seed Texas
Saturday, June 2 Game 3 Noon Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 1
Game 4 6 pm Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 1
Sunday, June 3 Game 5 Noon Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 6 6 pm Regional Championship Game Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
Monday, June 4 Game 7 ** 1 pm Second Regional Championship Game Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 ** played if Game 5 winner wins Game 6