Anthony Ranaudo (Courtesy of LSU Media Relations)
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OMAHA, Neb. – LSU used eight extra-base hits and six scoreless innings from right-hander Anthony Ranaudo to post a 14-5 victory over Arkansas before a crowd of 19,734 Friday afternoon at Rosenblatt Stadium.
The Tigers, making their 15th College World Series appearance in school history, improve to 8-0 in the NCAA Tournament and 54-16 on the season with their 13th consecutive win. The tournament’s No. 3 seed will face top-seeded Texas in the Championship Finals, which begin Monday at 6 p.m. CT. Continue reading
The Arkansas and LSU game is supposed to start at 4:38 pm eastern time. There was a long rain delay so they should start around that time. Full stats are available by clicking here.
The Texas and Arizona State game will take place after the Arkansas-LSU game tonight hopefully. The second game is scheduled right now to begin at 8:30 pm. If the game starts then Live Stats is available by clicking here.
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Kole Calhoun (Courtesy of ASU Media Relations)
OMAHA, Neb. – Left fielder Kole Calhoun went 2-for-3 with six RBI and Arizona State rolled to a 12-5 victory over North Carolina before a sellout crowd of 25,001 Thursday evening at Rosenblatt Stadium.
The Sun Devils, who are making their 21st College World Series appearance in school history, improve to 7-1 in the NCAA Tournament, 51-13 on the season and will meet top-seeded Texas on Friday at 6 p.m. CT. Continue reading
Cameron Rupp (Paul Chouy/The Daily Texan)
As most of my readers know, I just got back from the College World Series and one of the biggest stories in Omaha is how Texas is winning all their games. The Longhorns throughout the NCAA Tournament have been winning games in many different ways from grabbing a 25 inning win, winning on a walk-off walk against Southern Miss, and coming back from a 6-0 deficit against Arizona State. We all know that teams have good luck and it can carry them to the Championship and I think that could be happening right now to the Longhorns. Continue reading
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(Courtesy of Arkansas Media Relations)
OMAHA, Neb. – Arkansas used a game-tying, two-run homer from center fielder Brett Eibner in the top of the ninth and game-winning RBI double from left fielder Andrew Darr three innings later to score a 4-3, come-from-behind win over Virginia before a crowd of 21,383 Wednesday night at Rosenblatt Stadium. Continue reading
(Courtesy of UVA Media Relations)
The Virginia Cavaliers and Arkansas Razorbacks will face off tonight at 7pm Eastern time in an elimination game. The winner of the game will face off against the LSU Tigers on Friday at 1pm. The Cavaliers enter with a 49-14-1 record and a 1-1 mark in the College World Series. Virginia lost game 1 of the CWS to LSU by a score of 9-5. (FULL RECAP) then the Cavaliers eliminated Cal-State Fullerton by a score of 7-5. (FULL RECAP). Arkansas enters with a 40-23 record and also 1-1 in the College World Series. Arkansas won game 1 of the CWS by defeating Cal-State Fullerton 10-6. (FULL RECAP). The Razorbacks would lose their next game of the CWS to SEC rival LSU by a score of 9-1. (FULL RECAP) Continue reading
Here are some of my random thoughts from the fourth day of action at the College World Series. Continue reading
Courtesy of Texas Media Relations
The Texas Longhorns and Arizona State Sun Devils faced off in the nightcap on Day 4 of the College World Series. The Longhorns entered with a 47-14-1 record while the Sun Devils have a 50-12 record. Both teams entered the game with 1-0 records in the College World Series with Texas picking up a 7-6 win over Southern Miss while Arizona State defeated North Carolina 5-2 in ten innings. Each squad would send their ace to the hill with Texas throwing Chance Ruffin who is 10-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 22 appearance (16 starts) while Arizona State put Mike Leake to the hill with a 16-1 record and an ERA of 1.36 in 17 appearances (16 starts). Continue reading
Dustin Ackley (Courtesy of UNC Media Relations)
The opening game of Day 4 of the College World Series featured the North Carolina Tar Heels playing against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. The Tar Heels entered the game with a 47-17 record while Southern Miss was 40-25. Both teams entered the game with a record of 0-1 with North Carolina losing to Arizona State 5-2 while Southern Miss lost to Texas 7-6. The Golden Eagles sent JR Ballinger to the hill who was 6-3 on the year with a 3.89 ERA in 17 appearances (15 starts). UNC countered with senior RHP Adam Warren who entered the game with a record of 9-2 with an ERA of 3.23. Continue reading
The College Baseball Blog spent their fourth day in Omaha today. The Blog went back to Zesto’s to try one of their fantastic milkshakes that everyone talks about. The milkshake was fantastic and well worth the walk across the street. They need to stay in business when they move to the new park. The crowds and traffic today were smaller then the weekend since most people had to get back to their regular jobs. Continue reading