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Dodgers draftees active in College World Series

Miami catcher Garrett Kennedy (14th round) plays Florida on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT on ESPN.
Miami catcher Garrett Kennedy (14th round) plays Florida on Saturday at 5 p.m. PT on ESPN.
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The Dodgers have four players drafted this week with teams that qualified for the College World Series, which starts on Saturday in Omaha. Here is a look at what to watch for in the double-elimination tournament, which runs through June 23 or June 24.

First-round pick Walker Buehler and third-round selection Philip Pfeifer are both starting pitchers for Vanderbilt, while competitive balance Round B pick Josh Sborz is the closer for Virginia, and 14th-rounder Garrett Kennedy is the catcher for Miami.

Virginia plays in the first game of the College World Series tournament, at noon PT Saturday against Arkansas on ESPN. Virginia's next game would be Monday on ESPN2, either at noon if they lose to Arkansas or 5 p.m. if they win.

Miami plays in Saturday's second game, against Florida at 5 p.m. on ESPN. The Hurricanes are in the same boat as Virginia; if they win they play at 5 p.m. Monday, but if they lose they play at noon on Monday.

Vanderbilt is the defending champion, and will play its first game on Sunday night against Cal State Fullerton. Carson Fulmer, who went eighth overall to the White Sox, will start that game. If the Commodores win, they would play Tuesday at 5 p.m. on ESPN, but if they lose would play on Tuesday at noon on ESPN2.

Either Pfeifer or Walker will start Tuesday for Vanderbilt, but it hasn't yet been announced.

Games to watch


12 p.m. - Virginia vs. Arkansas (ESPN)
5 p.m. - Miami vs. Florida (ESPN)


12 p.m. - Virginia/Arkansas loser vs. Miami/Florida loser (ESPN2)
5 p.m. - Virginia/Arkansas winner vs. Miami/Florida winner (ESPN2)


12 p.m. - Vanderbilt/Fullerton loser vs. LSU/TCU loser (ESPN2)
5 p.m. - Vanderbilt/Fullerton winner vs. LSU/TCU winner (ESPN)

[Full bracket]