Vol. 19, No. 32

May 25, 2000

Hens baseball team in NCAA regional in Oklahoma City

The University of Delaware Baseball team has been selected to participate in the four-team NCAA Regional at Oklahoma City this Friday-Sunday, May 26-28. The NCAA announced Monday that the host, Oklahoma University, will hold the Regional at Oklahoma City in Southwestern Bell Bricktown Ball Park.

Delaware (37-18) is seeded No. 4 and will face the No. 1 seed and Pac-10 tri-champion UCLA (35-24) at 4 p.m., Friday, May 26.

The other Friday game pits No. 3 seed Oral Roberts University (48-13) against host and No. 2 seed Oklahoma (39-21) at 8 p.m.

The meeting between the Bruins and the Hens will be only the second meeting in the history of these two programs. Delaware fell to UCLA, 6-1, in 1969. The Hens battled Oklahoma in the 1998 Atlantic II Regional in Tallahassee, Fla., where the Sooners beat Delaware, 6-3, in those schools' only meeting. Oral Roberts and Delaware have never met.

Tickets can be purchased individually or in an All-Tournament Book. For more information, call (405) 218-1000 or (800) 456-4668.

The tournament schedule is as follows (all times are EDT).

Friday, May 26

* Game One: #4 Delaware (37-18) vs. #1 UCLA (35-24), 4 p.m.

* Game Two: #3 Oral Roberts (48-13) vs. #2 Oklahoma (39-21), 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 27

* Game Three: Loser of game one vs. Loser of game two, noon.

* Game Four: Winner of game one vs. Winner of game two, 4 p.m.

* Game Five: Winner of game three vs. Loser of game four, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 28

* Game Six: Winner of game four vs. Winner of game five, noon.

* Game Seven: Winner of game six vs. Loser of game six, 4 p.m. (if necessary).

UD games will be heard live on WJBR (1290 AM) with Mike Corey and Bill Kommisaroff calling the action. The games can also be heard via the Internet. Go to [http://www. udel. edu/ sportsinfo/baseball] and click on the WRDX icon.

Fans also can follow the games on Totalcast, which lists a pitch-by-pitch account of the game along with statistics and photos. Go to [http://www.udel. edu/sportsinfo /baseball] and click the Totalcast icon.

At present, there are no plans to televise the games locally.