NCAA College World Series preview and opening round predictions

The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is Thursday night.

The eight teams in the 2017 group have combined to make 90 College World Series appearances and win 12 national championships.

Texas A&M (41-21) has made the College World Series for the first time since 2011 after being stopped in the Super Regionals in each of the last two seasons.

Saturday play begins at the College World Series, with first round games continuing Sunday.

That itself is a huge feather in the program's cap.

Junior outfielder Greg Deichmann has been named a first-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, D1 Baseball.com and Perfect Game/Rawlings.

"We were trying to get back to Omaha". They have been forced to rely on elite pitching, strong defense, aggressive base running and players determined to break out of hitting slumps at critical times.

TD Ameritrade Park spokesperson Kristi Andersen wants fans to remember any bag they bring into the stadium will be searched, and a security team will also be using metal detector wands at the gates.

Mainieri is 100% correct: Being among the eight teams left standing is something that LSU players, coaches and particularly fans need to step back and absorb as a major feat.

"And, of course, you lose some ball games, and you go in the clubhouse, and there's not any of this looking at a guy that maybe made a key error". Fair enough. Know what?

"The deck's stacked pretty good", Oregon State coach Pat Casey said at the Bracket 1 press conference Friday.

"Our sports information director would tell Coach Martin", Bell said. Let that soak in.

After learning how to command it on both sides of the plate, Dyson said he has as much confidence in the slider as he does in his fastball, which is still his main out pitch.

Thanks to a rain-soaked Gainesville Super Regional, Dyson got a chance to show his stuff during Florida's most crucial part of the season. "This isn't the end". After three teams have been eliminated, the two winning teams will face off in a best of three match up to see who will become the College World Series Champions.

LSU and Florida State are both red-hot as they head to Omaha.

"They're going to dominate. what do we have 5 games. that's what they plan to do." said Rick.

Oregon State has a 1.80 team ERA, and Jake Thompson has a 14-0 record with a 1.52 ERA and opponents are batting.184 against him. He has only twice led the Seminoles to the finals (1986 and 1999). The Tigers will likely throw stud Alex Lange at Florida State, which is not a welcomed sight for the Seminoles.

Teddy: Oregon State, LSU. We don't have a lot of seniors, we have just two seniors on our team so we've had to rely on a lot of different people. "Usually when we stick to our game plan it works out for us". "I just - you know, there are no Cinderellas".

Expecting a ton of offense vs. Lange might be wishful thinking. Faedo boasts a 2.55 ERA and is 8th in the country in strikeouts with 135.

The teams are divided into two brackets, and each bracket victor will be decided by a double-elimination mini-tournament.

Producing runs has rarely been a problem for LSU of late. No other Aggie hitter has more than six home runs.

Guthrie had three hits and scored a run in Game 3 against Wake Forest, and Rivera added an RBI.