And now there are eight. The College World Series' championship bracket, which includes two groups of four teams in a double-elimination format, starts up on Saturday with half of the field in action.
With the other four teams in the tournament playing their games on Sunday, here's a look at everything you need to know about Saturday's games:
|2016 College World Series Viewing Information: Saturday, June 18|
|Game||Time (ET)||TV||Live Stream|
|UC Santa Barbara vs. Oklahoma State||3 p.m.||ESPN2||Watch ESPN|
|Arizona vs. Miami (FL)||8 p.m.||ESPN2||Watch ESPN|
Who To Watch For
Austin Bush, 1B, UC Santa Barbara
The Gauchos are playing in their first-ever College World Series after making their first appearance in the competition 64 years ago.
A huge reason why is because of the power of Austin Bush, the big left-handed sophomore first baseman has become a Ruthian presence in the Gauchos lineup.
He's launched four home runs during the postseason alone to bring his totals up to 11 big flies and 49 RBI, both of which lead the team.
Thomas Hatch, P, Oklahoma State
Hatch will be responsible for keeping the likes of Bush off of the hit list on Saturday as Oklahoma State's ace will try to get the Cowboys off on the right foot.
The right-hander has been unbeatable at times this season, where he went 8-2 with 105 strikeouts and a 2.04 ERA in 119.1 innings pitched.
Thanks to his large stature, Hatch is able to bring some heat on his fastball with his big overhand motion that is tough for batters to pick up on. He lives low in the zone and should be very tough to hit on Saturday.
Bobby Dalbec, P/3B, Arizona
Not only can Dalbec come at you with two really solid pitches on the hill, he can also bring a solid bat to Arizona's lineup as a third baseman.
Dalbec went 10-4 this season with a 2.93 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 80 innings pitched, giving Arizona a solid No. 2 option behind Nathan Bannister.
In the batter's box, he was second on the team with seven home runs and tied for second with 39 RBI, so you can expect to hear his name often in Omaha.
Zack Collins, C, Miami (FL)
Miami has made the NCAA tournament 44 consecutive times, which obviously makes them the most experienced team remaining.
Their lineup is also relying on an experienced catcher in junior Zack Collins, who brings a whole lot of power to Miami's lineup.
For the second-straight year, Collins smacked 15 home runs with 57 RBI while hitting a career-high .357. With that kind of threat, Arizona will just have to hope that no one is on base when Collins steps in to bat.
Stats courtesy of NCAA.com.