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Bears Set to Open Super Regional Round Saturday in Fort Worth

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The NCAA released Super Regional dates for the upcoming weekend Tuesday morning and Missouri State is slated to begin its series with TCU Saturday (June 10) at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth. The Bears (43-18) and Horned Frogs (45-16) will play single games Saturday (5 p.m.), Sunday (5 p.m.) and Monday (if necessary) to determine which club will advance to the 71st College World Series in Omaha. 

Missouri State wrapped up its third NCAA Division I regional title Monday with its third one-run victory of the weekend, a 3-2 decision over top-seeded Arkansas at the Fayetteville Regional. The Bears defeated Oklahoma State on a two-run, walk-off home run by Jeremy Eierman on Friday, then bested the host Hogs by a 5-4 score in the first of three-straight meetings with Arkansas. After an 11-10 setback to UA in a rain-soaked rematch that began Sunday evening and stretched into early Monday morning, MSU rebounded behind a shutdown pitching performance from three hurlers, as well as another game-clinching, two-run shot from Eierman to secure its second Super Regional berth in three seasons. 

The No. 6 national seed in the 2017 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, TCU nipped Central Connecticut State in its regional opener, then toppled No. 2 seed Virginia and Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champion DBU to sweep the field at the Fort Worth Regional. The Horned Frogs will be making their fourth consecutive Super Regional appearance and their seventh overall at the Division I level.

Game times and broadcast information for the eight Super Regional series were announced Tuesday by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee, including Missouri State's best-of-three series with TCU in Fort Worth. Details for the series are listed below:

Game 1: Saturday, June 10 -- 5:00 p.m. (CDT) -- ESPNU
Game 2: Sunday, June 11 -- 5:00 p.m. (CDT) -- ESPN2/ESPNU
Game 3: Monday, June 12 -- 1 p.m./4 p.m./7 p.m. (ESPN2) or 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Additional details on MSU's Super Regional appearance, including ticket information, will be announced on MissouriStateBears.com as they become available.
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