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No. 3 national seed Florida will host Wake Forest for the Gainesville Super Regional starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, the NCAA announced.
Sunday’s Game 2 is also scheduled for 3 p.m. The if-necessary Game 3 will be scheduled for Monday. Saturday’s game will be televised on ESPN.
The Demon Deacons (42-18) swept through the regional they hosted and earn their first best-of-three Super Regional berth since 1999.
“We’re playing at home against a very good Wake Forest team,” Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan said Monday after the Gators (45-17) won the Gainesville Regional to advance to the Super Regionals for the seventh time in the past nine years. “I’ve looked at them just briefly, obviously we’ll get to work on them tonight and figure out a little bit more about their club. I know they’ve got some power numbers and they’ve got some guys in the middle of the order that can really hit. We’ll dig into them a little bit more.”
The determination of the Men’s College World Series order of first-round games both Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, will be announced Monday, June 12.
The 71st College World Series begins play Saturday, June 17, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.