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Hot stuff: Arizona gets mid-day games for Super Regional vs. St. John’s

The Arizona Wildcats baseball team, which played three late-night games while hosting an NCAA regional last weekend, will have to get used to the sun again.

Arizona, as expected, was announced as the host of an NCAA Super Regional against St. John’s, with the best-of-three series beginning Friday at noon. Saturday’s game also is scheduled for noon, with a Sunday game, if necessary, beginning at 1 p.m. (Ticket information.)

The temperatures are scheduled to be in the low 100s for all three days, which, certainly, will be a blow to the attendance figures — especially with each game available on ESPN2.

Arizona advanced as the top seed in the Tucson regional, sweeping three games by a combined score of 47-10. Each game started at 8 p.m., with the last two going at least 3 hours, 15 minutes.

The Red Storm, meanwhile, was the surprise winner in Chapel Hill, N.C., knocking off top-seeded North Carolina. St. John’s enters the Super Regional with a 40-21 record.

The Tar Heels would have been in line to host a Super Regional, but their elimination opened the door for another weekend of baseball at Hi Corbett Field, where 12,578 turned out for Arizona’s three regional games.

Here is a link to the full schedule for the eight Super Regionals, with the winners advancing to the College World Series in Omaha.

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