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2011 Super Regionals Hosts Announced

INDIANAPOLIS—The eight super-regional hosts were announced today by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

A minimum of 45 hours of super-regional television will be provided by family of ESPN channels, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.  Consult local listings for specific games shown in each area of the country.  As many as 15 national broadcast windows could appear on the three ESPN networks from June 10-13. Continue reading 2011 Super Regionals Hosts Announced

Division I Baseball Championship’s 16 Regional Sites Announced


INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the 16 regional sites for the 64th annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

The 16 regional sites, with host institutions and records are as follows: Arizona State (47-8), Tempe, Ariz.; Arkansas (40-18), Fayetteville, Ark.; Auburn (40-19), Auburn, Ala.; Cal State Fullerton (40-15 through Saturday, May 29), Fullerton, Calif.; Coastal Carolina (51-7), Conway, S.C.; Connecticut (47-14), Storrs, Conn.; Florida (42-15), Gainesville, Fla.; Georgia Tech (45-13), Atlanta; Louisville (48-12), Louisville, Ky.; Miami (Florida) (40-17), Coral Gables, Fla.; Oklahoma (44-15), Norman, Okla.; South Carolina (43-15), Columbia, S.C.; Texas (46-11), Austin, Texas; TCU (46-11), Fort Worth, Texas; UCLA (42-13), Los Angeles; Virginia (47-11), Charlottesville, Va.
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First look at New TD Ameritrade Park (New CWS Home)

6-10-09 Stadium 1 Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com recently was able to acquire some nice aerial photos of New TD Ameritrade Park where the College World Series will be held starting in 2011. I was in Omaha for the 2009 CWS and thought that the new location for the CWS was much better then Rosenblatt which is located in a neighborhood with very little parking. The new stadium is right across the street from the Qwest Center which is 18,300 seat arena with plenty of parking around it.

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Preliminary report from Bryan Young at the Tempe Regional FULL REPORT TO BE POSTED LATER

A tired Oklahoma Sooners team looks to be feeling the effects of an earlier 3:30 elimination game in the 100 degree heat. In their second game of the day Arizona State starter Josh Satow has thrown a shutout through seven innings including retiring 15 Sooners in a row after a first and third one out jam in the top of the first inning.

On the flip side the Arizona State offense has continued the onslaught of last night, scoring in just about every inning so far tonight. Case in point: ASU’s Kiel Roling just blasted a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh towards the Tempe Town Lake, as the ball left Packard Stadium over the left field fence in a hurry.

Unfortunately some distressing news to report. ASU Team Capatain Petey Paramore pulled up lame after limping out a RBI double in the bottom of the fourth inning. Early reports indicate a right quad strain. However, I just received a report that Petey was seen walking around the ASU clubhouse area without much of a limp.

Update on Dave Serrano!

Dave Serrano said Wednesday he has withdrawn as a candidate for the Oregon job, choosing to stay at UC Irvine and continue to build the Anteaters into a perennial national contender.

In his third season at Irvine, Serrano took the Anteaters to the College World Series and garnered National Coach of the Year honors. Along with the recognition came interest from Oregon, which is looking to resurrect its baseball program after 26 years.

“I want to thank the University of Oregon for their interest,” Serrano said. “And I apologize to both universities for any distraction this has caused.

“I am excited to move on and continue to be the coach of the players who are in our program now.”

Serrano said the decision, reached after long discussions with his wife, came down to family. He said the time and effort to start up a new program would cost him too much time away from his wife, Tracy, and his three young sons.

Orange County Register

UC Irvine coach Dave Serrano has taken his name out of the running for Oregon’s vacant head coaching job.

Baseball America’s 2007 Coach of the Year had delayed his scheduled visit to Eugene so he and his wife and staff could make a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate and relive the Anteaters’ College World Series run, and the Ducks allowed him a few more days to think about it before his visit, which he never wound up making. Serrano said he woke up this morning with a decision to remain at Irvine.

“As intriguing and as challenging as the Oregon job would have been–and we would have been up to the task–I hope this shows my commitment to UC Irvine and our team,” Serrano said. “We still have lofty goals here at Irvine. I think this is a good program that can continue to grow and grow as long as I can keep my coaching staff intact, and we can take it to the highest level.”

Baseball America

NCBWA June 25 Division I Poll – Final 2007 Survey


DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continued its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 10th year with its 2007 weekly surveys. Weekly polls were circulated from Feb. 12-June 25 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb. Oregon State became the first school since LSU in 1996-97 to repeat as Division I champ after sweeping North Carolina last Sunday night at Rosenblatt Stadium.

The poll voters come from 32 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. The final poll had representation by a season-most 14 conferences (tied for a weekly high for the fourth time in ‘07) among the 293 baseball-playing schools in the ‘07 NCAA Division I ranks, and 17 circuits had teams in the polls in ‘07. For more information or to join the NCBWA, please go to www.ncbwa.com

Rk. School Conference Overall Week Pvs.
1. Oregon State Pacific-10 49-18 5-0 10
2. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 57-16 4-3 2
3. Rice Conference USA 56-14 2-2 1
4. Arizona State Pacific-10 49-15 1-2 3
5. UC Irvine Big West 47-17-1 2-2 4
6. Vanderbilt Southeastern 54-13 5
7. Louisville Big East 47-24 1-2 12
8. South Carolina Southeastern 46-20 6
9. Mississippi State Southeastern 38-22 0-2 8
10. Cal State Fullerton Big West 38-25 0-2 13
11. Texas A&M Big 12 48-19 7
12. Texas Big 12 46-17 9
13. Virginia Atlantic Coast 45-16 11
14. Florida State Atlantic Coast 49-13 t14
15. Clemson Atlantic Coast 41-23 t14
16. Wichita State Missouri Valley 53-22 t14
17. Mississippi Southeastern 40-25 13
18. Oklahoma State Big 12 42-21 14
19. Coastal Carolina Big South 50-13 15
20. Michigan Big Ten 42-19 17
21. Arizona Pacific-10 42-17 16
22. Arkansas Southeastern 43-21 18
23. San Diego West Coast 43-18 19
24. Charlotte Atlantic 10 49-12 25
25. Missouri Big 12 42-18 23
26. UCLA Pacific-10 33-28 29
27. Long Beach State Big West 39-20 26
28. TCU Mountain West 48-14 28
29. Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 45-17 27
30. Creighton Missouri Valley 45-16 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Austin Peay (40-22), East Carolina (40-23), Kent State (33-26), Minnesota (41-18), Ohio State (38-24), Southern Mississippi (39-23), Rutgers (42-21), St. John’s (41-19), UC Riverside (38-21), Western Carolina (42-20).
Dropped out: None.
By conference: Southeastern 5, Atlantic Coast 4, Big 12 4, Pacific-10 4, Big West 3, Missouri Valley 2, Atlantic 10 1, Big East 1, Big South 1, Big Ten 1, Conference USA 1, Mountain West 1, Sun Belt 1, West Coast 1.

Oregon State wins Back to Back Titles

Oregon State defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 9-3 in Game 2 of the CWS Championship Series to clinch their second championship in as many years. The Oregon State offense jumped on Tar Heel starter Luke Putkonen for three runs in the second inning which knocked him out after only 1.2 innings. Mike Fox, head coach of North Carolina replaced him with Andrew Carignan who acts as the team closer. Carignan ended up going 3.2 innings while giving up two runs. The Oregon State offense was led by many players but Darwin Barney went 2-5 with a homer and Jordan Lennerton hit a two run homer. Oregon State pitcher Mike Stutes struggled through 5.1 innings while giving up three runs on seven hits but picked up the win to give himself a 2-0 record in the CWS. The North Carolina offense was led by Dustin Ackley who went 2-4 with a homer and two RBI in the loss.

The Oregon State Beavers overcame many different obstacles this season who were on the bubble to make the NCAA Tournament when the selections were announced. They also had some major distractions this season with Mike Lissman’s legal trouble. I would like to congratulate the team that started the entire College Baseball season with a trip to Hawaii-Hilo and ended it as the National Champions for the second straight season which is the first time it has happened in College Baseball since LSU won the championship in 1996-1997.

Oregon State Recap
UNC Recap
SeBaseball Recap
Baseball Daily Digest Recap

Oregon State takes Game 1

The Oregon State Beavers took Game 1 of the College World Series Championship Series by a score of 11-4. Jorge Reyes pitched 6.1 innings while allowing only three runs to the North Carolina offense. Joe Patterson relieved Reyes by giving up only 1 run over the final 2.2 innings. North Carolina starter Alex White was lit up for five runs in 5.1 innings of work. Jordan Lennerton did most of the damage to the North Carolina offense by going 2-4 with a homer and two RBI. Mitch Canham also had a strong day as he went 1-2 with two RBI. The Tar Heels offense was led by Reid Fronk who had a two run double in the 5th inning.

Oregon State Recap

UNC Recap
Doug Kroll (CSTV) Recap
Rivals.com Recap

The teams will play Game 2 on Sunday at 7 pm eastern time. If Oregon State wins the game they will be the national champions for the second straight year while North Carolina will try to force a deciding game on Monday. The Beavers will send Mike Stutes (11-4, 4.03 ERA) to the mound while UNC sends Luke Putkonen (8-1, 4.44 ERA) to the mound.

Oregon State looked like a much more polished team on Saturday evening while North Carolina looked a little tired from the long week in Omaha. We will see tomorrow if the Tar Heels can get a big start from Putkonen as their bullpen has been extremely busy this past week.