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TCU and Missouri State start Super Regional series on Saturday in Fort Worth

TCU fans display a school flag behind catcher Evan Skoug at the start of the fourth inning in Monday night’s Fort Worth Regional championship game against Dallas Baptist.
TCU fans display a school flag behind catcher Evan Skoug at the start of the fourth inning in Monday night’s Fort Worth Regional championship game against Dallas Baptist. Special to the Star-Telegram

TCU and Missouri State will start their best-of-three Super Regional Series at 5 p.m. Saturday at Lupton Stadium.

Game 2 will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, and Game 3, if necessary, would be Monday at a time yet to be determined.

Saturday’s and Sunday’s games will be broadcast on ESPNU. The NCAA on Monday announced the start times for the eight Super Regional series.

TCU (45-16) is in the Super Regional round for a fourth consecutive season and is seventh overall after sweeping the Fort Worth Regional last weekend with victories against Central Connecticut State, Virginia and Dallas Baptist.

The Horned Frogs outscored their opponents 29-10.

Missouri State (43-18) went 3-1 in the Fayetteville Regional, defeating Oklahoma State and winning two of three against Arkansas. All four games were decided by one run.

The winner of the Super Regional series advances to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

TCU will be bidding for its fifth trip and fourth consecutive. Missouri State played in the CWS in 2003.

The TCU-Missouri State side of the bracket also includes the Super Regionals between Florida and Wake Forest, Texas A&M and Davidson, and Louisville and Kentucky. All start Saturday.

On the other side are the series between LSU and Mississippi State, Florida State and Sam Houston State, Long Beach State and Fullerton, and Oregon State and Vanderbilt. All start Friday.

TCU, a national semifinalist a year ago, is the only Big 12 team left in the NCAA tournament.

Carlos Mendez: 817-390-7760, @calexmendez

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