The Gophers lost to Ohio State twice at Siebert Field last weekend in the Big Ten championship, denying them to the automatic bid. However, their 39-20 record got them a second seed in the Long Beach regional. They face Washington, which finished third in the Pac-10 with a 40-16 mark. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Net.
Minnesota will play at 5 Saturday if its wins and at 1 if it loses in this double-elimination setup. Host Long Beach State is the number one seed and Pepperdine, the regular season champs from the West Coast Conference is the No. 4 seed.
The Gophers are 9-24 in the College World Series under head coach John anderson. Gopher ace Ben Perkins will pitch against the Huskies.
Gophers face Washington in College World Series
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