Although Cal's magical postseason run has come to an end, the 2011 College World Series has two more rounds of games to be played. The semifinals are set and will feature Florida versus Vanderbilt and South Carolina versus Virginia. Florida and South Carolina are both undefeated, which means Vanderbilt and Virginia have to win a pair of games each if they want to advance to the CWS Championship Series. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN and via live online stream at ESPN3.com.
Since Cal has been knocked out we won't providing quite the same in-depth coverage of the tournament. However, given that Bay Area sports fans might still be interested in how this tournament plays out, we'll provide some basic recaps, as well as links to great sources of information around the SB Nation Network.
Florida and Vanderbilt will kick off semfinal play on Friday at 11:00am pacific time on ESPN. The Gators are 4-1 against Vanderbilt dating back to SEC conference play. This matchup guarantees an SEC team in the championship series once again. If Florida wins they advance to the title series. If Vanderbilt wins, the two teams will meet in an elimination game Saturday afternoon. For more on the Gators head over to Alligator Army. For more on the Vanderbilt Commodores, check out Anchor of Gold.
The Virginia Cavaliers and South Carolina Gamecocks square off in the late semifinal matchup. The Cavaliers and Gamecocks will meet at 4:00pm pacific on ESPN. The Gamecocks won their only other matchup this season, which happened to come three days ago in the winners' bracket. If South Carolina wins they advance to the title series. If Virginia wins, the two teams will meet in an elimination game Saturday evening. For more on the Cavaliers head over to Streaking The Lawn. For more on the Gamecocks, head over to Garnet And Black Attack.