The Last Ones Standing
Rewind to a little bit more than four months ago. Stop at February 17, 2012—opening day of the 2012 college baseball season.
On February 17th, every team in the country shared one dream. The dream of being the last team left. The dream of being the best. The dream of being College World Series Champions.
On June 26, 2012…that dream came true for one team… Confetti coming down, fireworks going off, everyone in the stadium cheering for them…it finally hit them…they were the last ones standing…the Arizona Wildcats—your 2012 College World Series Champions.
Wade and Refsnyder phenomenal in Wildcats’ 5-1 Victory over Gamecocks
Arizona is a team that has been recognized nationally all season for it’s outstanding defense, excellent starting pitching and phenomenal batting order. In Game One of the CWS Championship Series, the Wildcats showed why. Continue reading
And then there were four…A quick look at who’s left
The Wildcats are 2-0 in the CWS and playing excellent baseball. Through their first two games, Arizona’s pitching staff has only given up one earned run. With pitching performances that strong and a batting order that has eight players batting over .300, there’s no question as to why Arizona has been so successful. The question is can they maintain that excellence and composure as they continue in the CWS. Continue reading
In the Driver’s Seat
Went 2-0 in first two games defeating Florida State & UCLA
Day One Recap with a Preview of Day Two’s Match-ups
The College World Series is finally here! It kicked off on Friday the 15th with some excellent baseball. Here are point-by-point breakdowns of each game with a preview of day two’s match-ups. Continue reading
FROM NCAA RELEASE
OMAHA—The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 66th MCWS will take place at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha from June 15-25/26, 2012.
The first game on Friday is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. (CT) and features the only first time participant, Stony Brook (52-13), against No. 2 national seed UCLA (47-14). Friday’s second game pits No. 3 national seed Florida St. (48-15) against Arizona (43-17), and is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. (CT). Continue reading
NC State plays its first Super Regional game since 2008 on Saturday, but they face an extremely tough foe in No. 1 seed Florida.
But the No. 16 Wolfpack (43-18) still have a legitimate chance to advance to the College World Series, thanks to the arm of Carlos Rodon. On Wednesday, the freshman left hander was named the National Freshman Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball. He comes into the weekend with a 9-0 record, and a 1.61 ERA. Unfortunately, some of Rodon’s finest performances have come in games where his teammates could not find their niche at the plate. Continue reading
The Arkansas Razorbacks head south this week to take on the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas in a Super Regional Matchup. Continue reading
- Game 1: Friday, June 8, 7pm (ET) on ESPN2
- Game 2: Saturday, June 9, 6pm (ET) on ESPN2
- Game 3: Sunday, June 10, 7pm (ET) on ESPN2 (if necessary)
Park: Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium
Teams: #1 Stanford Cardinal (41-16) vs. #1 Florida State Seminoles (46-15)
*Florida State is the #3 National Seed for the 2012 CWS Continue reading