Cardinals Named No. 2 National Seed for NCAA Championship
Louisville hosts Western Michigan on Friday at 6 p.m., ET; Ohio State and Wright State set for 2 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Louisville baseball team was selected as the No. 2 national seed for the 2016 NCAA Championship and will serve as the top seed for the Louisville Regional for the fourth straight season. The Cardinals (47-12) will be joined on June 3-6 at Jim Patterson Stadium by No. 2 regional seed Ohio State (43-18-1), No. 3 Wright State (44-15) and No. 4 Western Michigan (22-32).
Selected as a national seed for the third time in school history (No. 7 national seed in 2010, No. 3 in 2015), Louisville will host Western Michigan on Friday at 6 p.m., ET, while the Louisville Regional will open with Ohio State against Wright State on Friday at 2 p.m. Every game of the Louisville Regional will be televised live through ESPN3 at WatchESPN.com. The Cardinals are among 10 ACC teams in the 2016 NCAA Championship field, which matches a conference record.
The winner of Friday's first round games will play on Saturday at 4 p.m., while the two losing teams will play an elimination game on Saturday at noon. The winner of Saturday's elimination game will play the losing team from Saturday night's winner's bracket game in an elimination game on Sunday at noon, with the winner advancing to play the winner of Saturday night's winner's bracket game on Sunday at 4 p.m. If needed, the two teams from Sunday's second game will return for the final game of the Louisville Regional on Monday at 4 p.m.
All-session tickets for the 2016 NCAA Regional in Louisville can be purchased now online at GoCards.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase by phone (502-GO-CARDS) or in person through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium starting Tuesday 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 (with ID).
Fans are encouraged to purchase and pick up tickets in advance or print their tickets at home to avoid long will call lines on game day. Tickets can be picked up at the Louisville Cardinals 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 Thursday, June 2 at 9 a.m., ET online at GoCards.com or at the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at Jim Patterson Stadium starting on Friday, June 3 at noon ET.
Along with the 2016 NCAA Regional, scheduled to begin Friday, the Cardinals also hosted the regional round of the NCAA Championship in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015 while also hosting NCAA Super Regional series in 2007, 2014 and 2015. Louisville is one of just four schools to host an NCAA Regional in each of the last four years. Overall, the Cardinals are making their ninth NCAA postseason appearance in the last 10 seasons and the program's 10th NCAA appearance overall.
Since opening the gates at Jim Patterson Stadium in 2005, the Cardinals have won more than 77 percent of their games in the ballpark posting a 310-91 record (.773 winning percentage), including an impressive 33-1 mark this season at the corner of Third and Central. Louisville is 19-6 all-time in regional and super regional games at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The Louisville baseball team enters the 2016 NCAA Championship having won their second straight ACC Atlantic Division title and their fifth straight regular season conference championship after finishing with a 22-8 league record. The Cardinals also matched the school record for regular season wins with 46 equaling the total achieved in 2010 and 2013.
2016 NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Schedule
Friday, June 3 | (ESPN3)
Game 1: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Wright State - 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Western Michigan - 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 | (ESPN3)
Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser - Noon
Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner - 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 5 | (ESPN3)
Game 5: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Loser - Noon
Game 6: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner - 4 p.m.
Monday, June 6 | (ESPN3) - If necessary
Game 7: Game 6 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner - 4 p.m.
All times are Eastern Daylight Savings
2016 NCAA Regional - Louisville, Ky. - Ticket Information
• On sale now by ordering online at GoCards.com
• Available in-person or by phone starting Tuesday 9 a.m. ET
• Reserved Chairback: $70
• College Student (with ID): $45
• On sale starting Thursday 9 a.m. ET
• Available online at GoCards.com or in-person (no phone orders) at Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
• Tickets will be available at Jim Patterson Stadium starting Friday at noon ET
• Reserved Chairback: $15
• Berm/General Admission: $10
• College Student (with ID): $5