LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville baseball team was chosen as the No. 3 national seed for the 2015 NCAA Championship and will serve as the top seed for the Louisville Regional. The Cardinals will be joined on May 29-June 1 at Jim Patterson Stadium by No. 2 regional seed Bradley (35-19), No. 3 Michigan (37-23) and No. 4 Morehead State (38-20).
Selected as a national seed for the second time in school history (No. 7 national seed in 2010), Louisville (43-16) will host No. 4 Morehead State on Friday at 6 p.m., ET, while the Louisville Regional will open with No. 2 Bradley against No. 3 Michigan 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 4 p.m., while the two losing teams will play an elimination game on Saturday at noon. 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 6 p.m.
All-session tickets for the 2015 NCAA Regional in Louisville are now available online here or can be purchased by phone (502-GO-CARDS) through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office starting Tuesday at 9 a.m., ET. All-session tickets for the four-team, double-elimination regional are $70 for reserved chairback seats and $45 for college students.
Fans are encouraged to purchase and pick up tickets in advance or print their tickets at home to avoid long will call lines on game day. Tickets can be picked up at the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office, located at Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. No tickets will be mailed. Single session tickets, including reserved chairback and general admission berm seating, will go on sale Thursday, May 28 at 9 a.m., ET online at GoCards.com or at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at Jim Patterson Stadium starting on Friday, May 29 at noon ET.
Along with the 2015 NCAA Regional, Louisville also hosted the regional round of the NCAA Championship in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 while also hosting NCAA Super Regional series in 2007 and 2014. Overall, this will mark the Cardinals’ eighth NCAA postseason berth in the last nine seasons and the program’s ninth NCAA appearance overall.
In its inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Louisville dominated the Atlantic Division in record-setting fashion with a 25-5 mark. For the Cardinals, it was their fourth straight regular season conference championship, including each of the last three in different leagues.
Louisville has already earned its fourth straight 40-win season and the eighth in nine years under the direction of McDonnell. The Cardinals have finished with 40 or more regular season wins in three straight seasons and five times in the last seven seasons overall.
The Cardinals were 25-6 at home this season and own a 273-88 record (.756 winning percentage) all-time at the ballpark, which opened in April 2005. Louisville has won eight straight NCAA postseason games at Jim Patterson Stadium and is 15-4 all-time in regional and super regional games at the ballpark.
NCAA Baseball Louisville Regional Schedule
Friday, May 29 | (ESPN3)
Game 1: No. 2 Bradley vs. No. 3 Michigan – 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 4 Morehead State – 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 30 | (ESPN3)
Game 3: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser – Noon
Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner – 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 31 | (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 1 | (ESPN3) – If necessary
Game 7: Game 6 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner – 6 p.m.
All times are Eastern Daylight Savings
2015 NCAA Regional – Louisville, Ky. – Ticket Information
• Order online now, purchase here
• Available in-person or by phone starting Tuesday 9 a.m. ET
• Reserved Chairback: $70
• College Student: $45
• On sale starting Thursday 9 a.m. ET
• Available online at GoCards.com or in-person (no phone orders)
• Reserved Chairback: $15
• Berm/General Admission: $10
• College Student: $5
Louisville Baseball NCAA Postseason Hosting History
• 2014 NCAA Super Regional – Super Regional champion (2-0)
• 2014 NCAA Regional – Regional champion (3-0)
• 2013 NCAA Regional – Regional champion (3-0)
• 2010 NCAA Regional – Regional runner-up (2-2)
• 2009 NCAA Regional – Regional champion (3-1)
• 2007 NCAA Super Regional – Super Regional champion (2-1)