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2011 NCAA Baseball Schedule, Atlanta Regional: Mississippi State, Georgia Tech Begin Action

The 2011 College World Series' Atlanta Regional begins Friday, as do -- well -- all others. Click here for complete schedules from around the country. At Russ Chandler Stadium, the Mississippi St. Bulldogs open festivities with a game against the cross-state Southern Miss. Golden Eagles, and expect to see quite a few Dawgs fans in the house. In their lone meeting this season, MSU won 5-4 thanks in part to a three-hit performance by CF C.T. Bradford. Five-foot-six MSU lefty Luis Pollorena (4.44) will work the pitching matchup against Todd McInnis (2.61).

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will begin their quest to escape their own park after falling to Alabama and -- hey! -- Southern Miss there the last two years. The Austin Peay Governors will send lefthander Jeremy Dobbs (3.43) up against ace Mark Pope (1.77).

The complete double-elimination Atlanta Regional bracket and TV schedule (all games televised on CSS, all times ET):

Game 1: Mississippi State vs. Southern Miss, June 3 at 3 pm

Game 2: Georgia Tech vs. Austin Peay, June 3 at 7 pm

Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, June 4 at 3 pm

Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, June 4 at 7 pm

Game 5: Game 4 loser vs. Game 3 winner, June 5 at 3 pm

Game 6: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, June 5 at 7 pm

Game 7, if necessary: Whoever remains standing, June 6 at 7 pm

Twenty-five College World Series games are in action Friday -- click here for game times, schedules and live score updates for all of them. For more college baseball, browse SB Nation's list of college blogs. For more Georgia Tech, join From The Rumble Seat, and for more Mississippi State join For Whom The Cowbell Tolls.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.