Vanderbilt, the No. 2 seed in the Charlottesville Regional, opens play Friday at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT) in the double-elimination tournament vs. third-seeded George Mason. Host Virginia, the top seed, meets fourth-seeded Princeton at 7 p.m ET. The teams continue play Saturday and Sunday until all teams except one accumulate two losses.
The winner advances to the Super Regionals June 11-14, with a chance to advance to the College World Series in Omaha, June 18-28.
Tim Corbin's Commodores were one of a record nine Southeastern Conference teams granted bids to the 64-team NCAA Tournament Monday. Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Arkansas and LSU also received invitations. Five of those nine SEC teams will serve as host sites for Regionals this weekend, also a record.
Vanderbilt upped its national standing considerably with an outstanding performance in the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. last week. The Commodores won three straight games to reach Sunday's championship game, where they lost a nail-biter to South Carolina, 3-2.
Teams in the Charlottesville, Va. Regional: #1 Seed – University of Virginia (42-13) #2 Seed – Vanderbilt University (42-17) #3 Seed – George Mason (39-17) #4 Seed – Princeton (27-18) Schedule of Events (All times Eastern) Friday, June 4 3 pm - Game One - George Mason vs. Vanderbilt 7 pm - Game Two - Princeton vs. Virginia Saturday, June 5 11 am - Game Three - Loser Game One vs. Loser Game Two 3 pm - Game Four - Winner Game One vs. Winner Game Two 7 pm - Game Five - Loser Game Four vs. Winnder Game Three Sunday, June 6 1 pm - Game Six - Winner Game Four vs. Winner Game Five 6 pm - If necessary