The stage is officially set for what will undoubtedly be yet another thrilling College World Series. After a grueling round of 16 at the Super-Regional tournaments, here is how the Omaha Eight is shaping up. The UNC Tar Heels seem to be getting hot at the right time, paving their way to Omaha after sweeping a Stetson team who boasted the best team ERA in the country. In addition to the Tar Heels, the Oregan State Beavers also swept their Super-Regional series against a Minnesota team that managed to win the Big Ten championship this year. After an 8-1 win in game one, the Beavers weren’t going to move on without a fight as they entered the ninth tied at 3 with the Golden Gophers, the Beavers would go on to win the deciding game by a score of 6-3. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Washington and Mississippi State will be joining UNC and OSU however, their road to Omaha was slightly more dramatic. Both went to a deciding game three in their Super-Regional series, Washington against Cal State Fullerton, and Mississippi State against Vanderbilt. Washington walked it off in the tenth with an RBI Sacrifice Fly, and Mississippi State did the same in the 11th off of an RBI-double, which was followed up by three more runs before they closed Vanderbilt out in the bottom half of the inning.
In addition, these four will be joined by the likes of the Texas Longhorns, the Texas Tech Red Raiders, the Arkansas Razorbacks, and the Florida Gators, all of whom went to deciding game 3’s in their Super-Regional series’. The Longhorns rallied behind strong pitching and an outstanding series from one Kody Clemens who homered in every game pushing them past a tough Tennessee Tech offense. After a back an forth series, the Red Raiders contained the Duke Blue Devils in game 3, winning by a score of 6-2. Arkansas had arguably the most convincing win of the group, burying South Carolina with a score of 14-4 in game 3. Finally, what came as a surprise to many was the defending champion Gators going to extra innings with an Auburn team that entered the season ranked sixth in their division. The Gators won on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning that bounced off of the glove of the Auburn right fielder.
Fighting for a chance at college immortality, the World Series will kick off on Saturday, June 16th and will run through June 26th or 27th depending on if a deciding game 3 will be required.
Men’s College World Series 2018 Viewing Details
Date: June 16 – 26/27
Times: 1 P.M., 2 P.M., 6 P.M., and 7 P.M
TV Channel: ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU
Live Stream: ESPN App
Location: Omaha (NE)
How To Watch The Men’s College World Series Online
The best way to watch the Men’s College World Series tournament via a live stream is going to be WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream the game online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the games through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes NBC and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note: ESPN on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Chicago, Hartford-New Haven, L.A., Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Washington, D.C.
How To Watch The Men’s College World Series On Mobile
If you can’t watch the games on your TV or computer, ESPN has you covered with their ESPN App. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, or the Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App store or Google Play store. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Xbox One, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.
DIRECTV also has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play store where you can watch Winnipeg vs. Vegas for free if you sign up for the seven-day trial and cancel it before the trial period ends.