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Sights and Sounds from CWS Tornado Scare

On Monday night, Vanderbilt and Florida faced off in a winner’s bracket matchup at the College World Series. Tornado sirens went off in the sixth inning but the teams continued to play on T.D. Ameritrade Park for two more outs while the stands cleared. Here are some of the sights and sounds from what occurred including the media brought down to the press conference room in the bottom of the stadium. Continue reading Sights and Sounds from CWS Tornado Scare

Vanderbilt wins Game 1 over UNC 7-3

The Vanderbilt Commodores and the North Carolina Tar Heels opened up the TD Ameritrade Park in the first game of the 2011 College World Series. The big star of the game was the first pitch by former president George Walker Bush. Once the teams get settled from the former president’s appearance, Vanderbilt picked up the 7-3 victory over North Carolina.

Both starting pitchers struggled with their control in the game as Sonny Gray lasted only 4.2 innings while Patrick Johnson left after six.

The Commodores jumped on the Tar Heels early as UNC starting pitcher Patrick Johnson opened the game up by making a poor throw to first on a Tony Kemp bunt. He ended up scoring the first run of the CWS on an Aaron Westlake sacrifice fly to center. Continue reading Vanderbilt wins Game 1 over UNC 7-3

2011 CWS Dates and Times Announced

FROM NCAA PRESS RELEASE
OMAHA—The game times and pairings for the first two days of the Men’s College World Series have been announced. The 65th MCWS will take place at the TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha from June 18-28/29.

The first game on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (CT) and features the only first time participant and No. 6 national seed, Vanderbilt (52-10), against No. 3 national seed North Carolina (50-14). Saturday’s second game pits No. 2 national seed Florida (50-17) against No.7 national seed Texas (49-17), and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. (CT) Continue reading 2011 CWS Dates and Times Announced

Virginia wins Super Regional to advance to CWS

By: Greg Waters
Chris Taylor’s two-out, walk-off, two –RBI single in the bottom of the ninth propelled Virginia (54-10) to a comeback 3-2 win over UC-Irvine(43-18) in game three of the Charlottesville Super Regional. With the win the Cavaliers earned their second trip to the College World Series in the last three seasons.

Branden Kline (4-1) got the win in relief of Will Roberts who was stellar going 7.1, allowing one run on five hits, walking one and striking out one. Anteater ace Matt Summers (11-4) made his first relief appearance of the season and suffering his second loss of the series as he surrendered two runs on three hits and giving a critical walk in the bottom of the ninth to load the bases for Taylor heroics. Continue reading Virginia wins Super Regional to advance to CWS

Texas A&M advances to CWS

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the first time since 1999, the Texas A&M baseball team is headed to Omaha, Neb., and the College World Series as Monday the Aggies punched their ticket with an 11-2 victory over Florida State during the deciding game of the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional.

“I am proud for our coaches, our players, our university, our community that we were able to win this Super Regional and we are moving on to Omaha,” Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress said. “Very proud for everyone that is involved in our athletic department, our baseball program and our community.” Continue reading Texas A&M advances to CWS