The Louisville Cardinals (45-14) won the American Athletic Conference regular season title but fell to Houston this past Sunday, 10-4, in the AAC Tournament Championship game. Their body of work all season was still good enough to have them chosen as one of the 16 schools to host a regional host. This is the second straight year hosting and the fifth time in eight seasons. (Photo – Gocards.com) Dan McDonnell and his Cards have won five conference championships in the last six seasons and have been especially good at Jim Paterson Stadium. The Cardinals were 29-7 this season at home and own a 243-82 record (.747 winning percentage) all-time at the ballpark, which opened in April 2005. The NCAA Selection Committee released the field of 64 teams for the 2014 NCAA Baseball Championship on Monday afternoon and the Louisville Regional will include the top-seeded Cardinals, No. 2 seed Kentucky, No. 3 Kansas and No. 4 Kent State. (Per gocards.com) Louisville (45-15) will host No. 4 Kent State (36-21) on Friday at 6 p.m., ET, while the Louisville Regional will open with No. 2 Kentucky (35-23) against No. 3 Kansas (34-24) on Friday at 2 p.m. Every game of the Louisville Regional will be televised live through ESPN3 at WatchESPN.com The winner of Friday’s first round games will play on Saturday at 5 p.m., while the two losing teams will play an elimination game on Saturday at 1 p.m. 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 7 p.m. Gates at Jim Patterson Stadium will open one hour prior to the scheduled first pitch for the first game each day of the Louisville Regional.
NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Schedule
Friday, May 30 | (ESPN3)
Game 1: No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas – 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Kent State – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 31 | (ESPN3)
Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – 1 p.m.
Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 1 | (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 2 | (ESPN3) – If necessary
Game 7: Game 6 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner – 7 p.m.