Road to the College World Series: Live audio coverage of the Gators Regionals that includes FAMU

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FILE - Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan meets with umpires before the team's NCAA college baseball game against Florida A&M in Gainesville, Fla., in this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file photo. Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan might have the easiest or toughest job in college baseball this season. “Sully” has what’s widely considered the deepest and most talented team in the country. He can pencil in last year’s lineup and feel pretty good about his chances since Florida won 16 of 17 games before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered the 2020 season. He also has some daunting decisions ahead in terms of who to play and who to sit as the Gators try to pick up where they left off and remain the team to beat.(AP Photo/Gary McCullough, File)

By: Sullivan Bortner

Reprinted from Gators.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida baseball has received the No. 2 national seed for the 2023 NCAA Baseball Tournament, as announced by the NCAA Selection Committee on ESPN2 on Monday.

Joining host-program Florida at the NCAA Gainesville Regional are No. 2-seed UConn, No. 3-seed Texas Tech and No. 4-seed Florida A&M. The Gators will take on Florida A&M this upcoming Friday night, June 2, in the second game of the day at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+. All times are subject to change based on TV.

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With the NCAA announcing the complete, 64-team bracket and pairings on Monday, Florida earned a spot in an NCAA Regional for the 38th time in program history. The 2023 campaign represents the 19th time that Florida has hosted an NCAA Regional, including the team’s third-consecutive bid after hosting in the inaugural season of Condron Family Ballpark in 2021.

This is the Gators’ 15th-consecutive NCAA Tournament berth under Head Coach Kevin O’Sullivan, which is the second-longest streak in the country. Florida has hosted an NCAA Regional in 12 out of a possible 15 seasons under O’Sullivan. By earning the No. 2 overall seed, the Gators are a top-eight national seed for the 10th time out of a possible 15 in the O’Sullivan Era.

The Gators (44-14, 20-10 SEC) enter the postseason fresh off the 16th SEC Regular Season Championship in program history. UF also posted the second-most regular seasons wins (42) in team history and added two more victories with a trip to the SEC Tournament Semifinals in Hoover, Ala.

From June 2-5, 64 teams will compete across 16 NCAA Regional sites to determine which 16 programs will advance to NCAA Super Regionals, scheduled for June 9-12.

Complete Schedule for the 2023 NCAA Gainesville Regional
Friday, June 2
Game One: 12 p.m. ET* – Texas Tech vs. UConn (ESPN+)
Game Two: 5:30 p.m. ET* – Florida A&M vs. Florida (ESPN+)

Saturday, June 3
Game Three: 12 p.m. ET* – Loser Game One vs. Loser Game Two
Game Four: 6 p.m. ET* – Winner Game One vs. Winner Game Two

Sunday, June 4
Game Five: 12 p.m. ET* – Loser Game Four vs. Winner Game Three
Game Six: 6 p.m. ET* – Winner Game Four vs. Winner Game Five

Monday, June 5
Game Seven (if necessary): TBA* – Winner Game Six vs. Loser Game Six
*All times subject to change based on TV

2023 Gainesville Regional Ticket Information
Visit the Florida Gators Baseball ticket page for complete details.