Starting pitchers Brady Rodgers and Shawn Stuart dueled to a stalemate after both right handers pitched nine innings and allowed two runs. But Arizona State was able to get a run in the 12th inning off reliever Eddie Magallon when Andrew Aplin singled home James McDonald.
Kendall Rogers of Rivals.com recently put out an article profiling the best ten coaching jobs over the past year. He names both Ray Tanner from South Carolina and John Savage from UCLA who faced off in the CWS Championship Series which was won by the Gamecocks two games to none. He also includes Peter Hughes (Virginia Tech), Jim Schlossnagle (TCU), Tim Esmay (Arizona State), Kevin O’Sullivan (Florida), John Pawlowski (Auburn), Jim Penders (UConn), Sunny Golloway (Oklahoma), and George Horton (Oregon).