UofL Baseball to Host Regional

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Postseason baseball returns to Jim Patterson Stadium for the fourth time in seven seasons as the University of Louisville was selected by the Division I NCAA Selection Committee as one of 16 regional hosts for the 2013 NCAA Baseball Championship.

Along with the 2013 NCAA Regional, which is scheduled to begin on Friday afternoon, Louisville also hosted the regional round of the NCAA Championship in 2009 and 2010 and hosted an NCAA Super Regional in 2007. Overall, this will mark the Cardinals' sixth NCAA postseason berth in the last seven seasons and the program's eighth NCAA appearance overall.

The field of 64 teams and regional pairings for the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, including the three teams that will join the Cardinals at the Louisville Regional at Jim Patterson Stadium on May 31-June 3, will be announced live on ESPNU on Monday at noon ET. Game times for the Louisville Regional will be announced after the matchups have been released by the NCAA on Monday afternoon.

All-session tickets for the 2013 NCAA Regional in Louisville will be available online at www.GoCards.com starting Monday morning or can be purchased by phone (502-852-5151) through the UofL Ticket Office starting Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., ET. All-session tickets for the four-team, double-elimination regional are $70 for reserved chairback seats and $45 for college students.

Fans are encouraged to purchase and pick up tickets in advance to avoid long will call lines on game day. Tickets can be picked up at the UofL Ticket Office, located at Gate 2 of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. No tickets will be mailed. Single session tickets, including reserved chairback and general admission berm seating, will go on sale Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m., ET at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office or at Jim Patterson Stadium starting at noon ET.

The Cardinals (46-12) enter the 2013 NCAA Regional having won the BIG EAST Conference regular season title for the fourth time in five seasons after closing the regular season with 16 straight wins. Having matched a school record for regular season wins with 46, the Cardinals have already surpassed the school record for home wins posting a 31-5 mark at Jim Patterson Stadium this season.

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