NCAA Baseball Regionals 2011 Schedule: USF, Cal Fight To Avoid Elimination

The 2011 NCAA Baseball Regionals move into what will likely be the final day for several of the 16 regions. The loser's bracket reaches its final contest with the winner advancing to face the top winner thus far in each region. For Bay Area universities, Cal and San Francisco will each do battle for the right to advance to the finals of their region. Cal and USF will both need to win three games (two today and one tomorrow) if they want to advance to the super regional round. On the other hand, Stanford only needs to win one more game to advance. Cal games can be heard on KALX 90.7 FM. USF games can be heard online via Yahoo! Sports. Stanford's region (Fullerton) is being broadcast live on ESPNU and is available via live online stream at espn3.com.

Cal will open play for the Bay Area at noon pacific facing the top-seeded Rice Owls. Rice crushed Alcorn State 14-2 on day one but lost to the Baylor Bears 3-2. The winner of Cal versus Rice will advance to face the Baylor Bears once again. Cal or Rice will have to beat Baylor twice if they want to advance to the super regional. Cal-Rice can be heard on KALX 90.7 FM.

San Francisco starts near the end of the Cal game at 2:00pm pacific. They will face the UCLA Bruins for the second time and look to repeat their upset performance. USF knocked off Gerrit Cole and UCLA 3-0 on day one of the tournament. The winner of this game will advance to face UC Irvine in the finals. USF or UCLA will need to beat the Anteaters twice if they want to advance. USF-UCLA can be heard online via Yahoo! Sports.

Stanford wraps up the day as they get to sit and wait for their competition. The Cardinal won on Saturday and thus await the winner of Illinois and Cal State Fullerton. Illinois-Fullerton will go on at 4:00pm pacific and Stanford will play the winner at 8:00pm pacific. If Illinois or Fullerton wins, the final elimination game will take place on Monday at 8:00pm pacific. Both games (if necessary) will be broadcast live on ESPNU and is available via live online stream at espn3.com.

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