Cowboys Will Travel To Louisville

Oklahoma State was hoping to host a postseason game at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium for the first time since a six-team regional tournament in 1997, but the Cowboys found out late Monday night that they will once again be traveling. OSU, 41-19 after winning the Arkansas Regional with three consecutive wins, will play at Louisville, 44-21, in the best-of-three games Super Regional, beginning Friday.

The series opener is scheduled for Friday, with the second game to be played Saturday. A third game, if necessary, would be played Sunday to determine the team which advances to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb., which begins Friday, June 15.

The Cowboys, a No. 3 seed in the Arkansas Regional, were hoping to be one of the eight teams selected to host a Super Regional after defeating the overall No. 7 seed Arkansas twice on their home field this past weekend.

But the homefield advantage was given to the Cardinals, who advanced with a 16-6 victory over top-seeded Missouri on Monday afternoon. The Cardinals were also a No. 3 seed in the Columbia Regional.

The Super Regional games will be played at Jim Patterson Stadium, which opened April 15, 2005. The Louisville home field seats 2,500, including 1,500 chair-back seats and a grass berm in left field.

OSU's Allie P. Reynolds Stadium seats 4,000.

The Cowboys will be playing in their first Super Regional since 1999, when they won two of three games against Baylor in Waco, Texas to advance to the College World Series.

Louisville, in Dan McDonnell's first year as head coach, is making just its second postseason appearance in the program's history, and will be playing it its first Super Regional.

Super Regional Pairings
Begin Friday, June 8 Texas A&M (48-17) at No. 2 Rice (52-12)
Oklahoma St. (41-19) at Louisville (44-21)
Clemson (41-21) at Mississippi St. (36-20)
South Carolina (45-18) at No. 3 North Carolina (51-12)

Begin Saturday, June 9
Michigan (42-17) at Oregon St. (41-18)/Virginia (45-15) winner (Game will be played Tuesday)
UCLA (33-26) at Cal St. Fullerton (36-23)
Ole Miss (40-23) at No. 5 Arizona St. (46-13)
UC Irvine (43-15-1) at Wichita St. (53-20)

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