Category Archives: 2008 NCAA Tourney

Stay Classy Mike!

The Florida State Seminoles lost today to the University of Miami (FL) 7-5 to end the FSU season without a National Title. Earlier this season, FSU and Miami (FL) had a bench clearing incident at the end of the ACC series. The incident started when the Seminoles showed poor sportsmanship by not coming out at the end of the game which caused a reaction from the UM players to get the FSU players out. (Full Article about incident available here.) Today, both teams came out of the dugout with the FSU players and UM players shaking hands without incident. Miami (FL) head coach Jim Morris and his assistants were standing at home plate waiting for Mike Martin Sr and his staff to come out of the dugout but it never happened. Continue reading

Miami (FL) edges FSU 7-5

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Jemile Weeks hit his second home run of the College World Series, closer Carlos Gutierrez worked out of a bases-loaded situation in the ninth inning and Miami held off Florida State 7-5 in a Bracket 1 elimination game on Monday.

The Seminoles banged out 18 hits – four by national player of the year Buster Posey – but they left 17 runners on base to set a CWS record for a nine-inning game. Continue reading

UNC 8 LSU 4

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
OMAHA, Neb. — North Carolina right-hander Alex White limited seventh-seeded LSU to four hits in seven innings and the second-seeded Tar Heels pounded out 17 hits to deal the Tigers an 8-4 loss in the 2008 NCAA College World Series opening round on Sunday night at Rosenblatt Stadium.

LSU (48-18-1) will face Rice in an elimination game at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN 2. Continue reading

Fresno State 17 Rice 5

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
OMAHA – An offensive explosion of 11 runs by the fourth inning, 13 hits and four homeruns vaulted the Fresno State Bulldogs to a 17-5 win over No.6 National seed Rice in the opening round of the College World Series.

Rice (47-14) is ranked No. 5 ranked in the nation and the Bulldogs have now six wins over teams ranked in the top 11 nationally in their last eight games. Fresno State improved to 6-2 at the NCAA tournament. Continue reading

CWS Update: Fresno State Cruises

Fresno State is up 11-0 in the top of the fourth inning against Rice in the opening game in Bracket Two. Fresno State got on the board with four unearned runs in the top of the second and have tacked on seven more runs in the top of the fourth behind a three run homer by Danny Muno and a three run homer by Alan Ahmady.

The game is currently airing on ESPN.

UPDATE: Fresno State continues the onslaught, now up 16-2 heading into the 7th inning.

UPDATE #2: Fresno State holds on for a 17-5 victory.

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Georgia Rallies Past Miami 7-4

Georgia used a four run ninth inning to rally past the top overall seed in the College World Series 7-4 on Saturday. Miami headed into the top of the ninth with a 4-3 lead over 8-seed Georgia but two errors by Miami closer Carlos Gutierrez allowed the Bulldogs to score the upset over the Hurricanes.

Miami got on the board first in the bottomof the first inning on a solo home run by Jemile Weeks. Georgia tied the game in the top of the third inning on a single by Ryan Peisel but Miami came right back and retook the lead on a two run homer by Ryan Tekotte.

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Stanford Defeats Florida State 16-5 To Open CWS

StanfordThe Stanford Cardinal broke open a 5-5 tie with 11 runs in the top of the ninth inning to take the opening game against Florida State in the College World Series.

The Cardinal struck first taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth and then added two more runs in the top of the sixth to go ahead 3-0. Florida State answered with two runs to close the gap to 3-2 before Stanford scored two runs in the top of the seventh to stretch the lead back to three runs at 5-2. Florida State answered with a three run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the game at 5.

Stanford then exploded for 11 runs in the top of the ninth inning to send the Seminoles to the losers’ bracket.

Florida State’s Buster Posey Receives 2008 Dick Howser Trophy

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
OMAHA, Neb.—Buster Posey, Florida State’s slugging catcher and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year as well as 2008 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic Baseball Player of the Year, is the 22nd annual recipient of the Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Whitney Bank.

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) selected Posey in a vote of over 300 members of the NCBWA and Dick Howser Trophy committee from an initial field of more than 700 nominees in 2008. Continue reading