Seven of the eight matchups for the NCAA baseball super regionals were set Monday night after No. 3 national seed Oregon State, No. 8 East Carolina and seven other teams won regionals.
The best-of-three super regionals begin Friday and Saturday and will determine the field for the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, beginning June 17.
The matchups: Notre Dame (38-14) at No. 1 national seed Tennessee (56-7), Auburn (40-19) at No. 3 Oregon State (47-16), Oklahoma (40-21) at No. 4 Virginia Tech (44-12), Louisville (41-19-1) at No. 5 Texas A&M (40-18), Texas (45-19) at No. 8 East Carolina (45-19), Mississippi (35-22) at Southern Mississippi (47-17), and Arkansas (41-19) at North Carolina (42-20).
Connecticut (49-14) will meet the winner of a late Monday game between Texas State and Stanford.
Matthew Gretler hit a tiebreaking homer for Oregon State in the seventh inning, and No. 1 starter Cooper Hjerpe pitched the last two innings in his first relief appearance to secure a 7-6 victory over Vanderbilt.
“I felt good, and I told them if you need me, I’m ready,” said Hjerpe, who was working on two days’ rest after throwing 100 pitches over 6 2/3 innings Friday.
East Carolina’s eight-run seventh inning broke open a 13-2 victory over Coastal Carolina.
Auburn won a regional on its home field for the first time since 1999, beating UCLA 11-4 in the completion of a game suspended Sunday night because of rain.
Cameron Masterman’s tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning sent Louisville to an 11-9 victory over Michigan and into the super regionals for the seventh time since 2013.
Southern Mississippi is back in the super regionals for the first time since 2009 after taking the lead in the ninth on a sacrifice fly to beat LSU 8-7.
Tim Elko homered three times and Kemp Alderman…