NCAA Baseball Regional Field Announced

The NCAA announced today the pairings for the 2004 NCAA Baseball Regional at Coral Gables hosted by the University of Miami, June 4 - June 6, at Mark Light Field.

The second-ranked Miami Hurricanes (44-11), the No. 3 national seed and top seed in the regional, will open against fourth seeded St. Bonaventure (29-20) on Friday at 7:00 p.m. St. Bonaventure earned an automatic bid as the Atlantic 10 tournament champion and will be making its first NCAA Regional appearance. Second-seeded North Carolina State (35-22) will face third-seeded Florida Atlantic (45-15) in the regional opener on Friday at 3:30 p.m.

Miami is hosting its 20th NCAA Regional and is making its NCAA-record 32nd consecutive NCAA regional appearance. The Hurricanes have advanced to the College World Series 16 of the 19 years they have hosted a regional and hold a 67-11 (.859) record in postseason play at Mark Light Field.

The Hurricanes have won a NCAA-record 10 consecutive regional titles dating back to head coach Jim Morris' first season in Coral Gables in 1994.

Tickets to the Coral Gables Regional may be purchased online at hurricanesports.com. The Hurricane Ticket Office will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Regular ticket office hours will resume on Tuesday, June 1. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 305-284-CANE or 1-800-GO-CANES.

All-tournament packages are $40 for adult general admission and $30 for youths 17 and under and seniors 55 and over. Single day passes for Friday and Sunday are $15 for adults and $10 for youths and seniors. Saturday day passes are $20 for adults and $15 for youths and seniors.

NCAA Regional Information:

REGIONAL All-Tournament Passes (Does not include SUPER REGIONAL)

Reserved Chairbacks                     $65

Adult General Admission                 $40

Youth/Senior General Admission          $30

Single Day Passes

Reserved Chairbacks                     $20 (Fri & Sun); $25 (Sat)

Adult General Admission                 $15 (Fri & Sun); $20 (Sat)

Youth/Senior General Admission          $10 (Fri & Sun); $15 (Sat)

Log on to hurricanesports.com or call 1-800-GO-CANES for ticket information.

Tournament Schedule:

Friday, June 4:

Game 1 - Florida Atlantic vs. North Carolina St.      3:30 p.m.

Game 2 – St. Bonaventure vs. Miami                    7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 5:

Game 3 - NCST/FAU Loser vs. MIAMI/ST.BON Loser        12:00 p.m.

Game 4 - NCST/FAU Winner vs. MIAMI/ST.BON Winner      3:30 p.m.

Game 5 - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser               7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 6:

Game 6 - Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner              1:00 p.m.

Game 7 - 45 minutes following (if necessary)

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