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Jacks Face Tourney Test

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Jacks Face Tourney Test

The South Dakota State University baseball team will make its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level. They are in the Eugene Regional in Eugene, Ore. this weekend. The Jackrabbits, 35-22 overall, will meet host and No. 8 national seed Oregon in first round action Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. Pacific Time (8:05 p.m. Central) at PK Park on the University of Oregon campus. Oregon enters the matchup 45-14 overall. Games from the Eugene Regional will be aired on ESPN3.com. In addition, all of SDSU’s tournament games will be broadcast live on Brookings-based KJJQ 910 AM and free on the Jackrabbit Extra at GoJacks.com, with Tyler Merriam calling the play-by-play. Pre-game coverage begins 15 minutes prior to scheduled first pitch.

A tournament schedule follows:

Friday, May 31

• Game 1: No. 2 Rice (Texas) (41-17) vs. No. 3 San Francisco (Calif.) (34-22), 2 p.m PT

• Game 2: No. 1 Oregon (45-14) vs. No. 4 South Dakota State (35-22), 6 p.m. PT

Saturday, June 1

• Game 3: First-round losers, 2 p.m. PT

• Game 4: First-round winners, 6 p.m. PT

Sunday, June 2

• Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, noon PT

• Game 6: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 4 p.m. PT

Monday, June 3

• Game 7: Second championship game (if necessary), 6 p.m. PT

The winner of the Eugene Regional will advance to Super Regional competition against

the winner of the Raleigh Regional. Super Regionals will be played either June 7-9 or June

8-10.

THE SERIES: Friday’s game will mark the first time South Dakota State and Oregon

have met on the baseball diamond.

 

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