UPDATE: South Carolina, Kent St. and Arkansas completed the bracket. Full CWS schedule is here.
The 2012 College World Series field is nearly complete, and we'll know the full lineup for Omaha by the end of Monday night. On Sunday, three more teams secured spots for a chance at college baseball's top prize.
The Arizona Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins entered the fray on Saturday and saw the Florida Gators, the Florida St. Seminoles and the Stony Brook Seawolves secure spots. The Gators used a 9-8 victory in 10 innings over the N.C. State Wolfpack to garner their spot. The Florida St. Seminoles might have secured their spot on Saturday had rain not forced the game to Sunday. It didn't really matter, as Florida St. won, 18-7, over Stanford. The Seminoles scored 35 runs in two games.
Stony Brook, though, is the most surprising member of this group. The Seawolves lost Game 1 on Saturday in 12 innings, 5-4, after the game had been suspended on Friday. They came back later that night with a 3-1 victory to tie the series. On Sunday, after rain forced the game later into the night, Stony Brook picked up a 7-2 victory to head to Omaha. They are the first America East team to head to the College World Series and are just the second No. 4 regional seed to make the final bracket. Fresno State won the entire thing in 2008 as a No. 4 seed.
There are three spots remaining and will be decided on Monday. The Kent St. Golden Flashes can join Stony Brook as a Northern school in the College World Series, but they will need to pick things up after losing Game 2 to the Oregon Ducks, the No. 5 national seed. South Carolina and Oklahoma will continue Game 2 on Monday after rain forced a suspension of play. South Carolina won Game 1, but Game 3 will follow later that night should Oklahoma win the completion of Game 2. Arkansas and Baylor play Game 3 after the Razorbacks took Saturday's game.
Here is the schedule for Monday:
Oregon vs. Kent State,
2:00 p.m. MT 5:00 p.m. MT, ESPNU
South Carolina vs. Oklahoma, 2:00 p.m. MT, ESPN2/Game 3 at 5:05 p.m. MT, ESPN2 (if necessary)
Arkansas vs. Baylor, 5:00 p.m. MT, ESPNU