More CWS Lagniappe.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 29th, 2013 in College World Series Comments: 5

Okay, as usual, my laziness got the best of me guys. I was planning on posting this the day after I got back from Omaha… and sure enough, I couldn’t bring my lazy self to finish this wrap-up of the CWS and post a series of pics I hadn’t yet posted. So now, after a [...]

 
 

The Easton Invitational – Game Two

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 25th, 2013 in College World Series Comments: 10

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... and that one is UCLA.

… and that one is UCLA.

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The Easton Invitational – Game One

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 24th, 2013 in College World Series Comments: 7

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Who’s the biggest winner of the week? Will it be UCLA? Will it be Mississippi State? No to both. The big winner this week is Easton. Yes, the same equipment company who cares enough about college baseball to fully sponsor a national writer – that’s me – also is the bat and equipment supplier to both UCLA and Mississippi State. Yep, in the uber-competitive field of college bats, both teams use the best maker in the game – Easton.

 
 

CWS – Day Seven. Every Big Money Winner Loves A Big Money Winner.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 21st, 2013 in College World Series Comments: 4

"I like winners. I don't like losers." UCLA and Mississippi State were big winners in the money baron's hometown of Omaha today.

Warren Buffet says, “I like winners. I don’t like losers.” UCLA and Mississippi State were big winners in the money baron’s hometown of Omaha today.

 

So it’s done. It’s over. It’s set in stone. Mississippi State and UCLA will play for the CWS national title after beating Oregon State and North Carolina respectively.

 

MSU beat Oregon State and UCLA took down National No. 1 overall seed North Carolina with a pair of unrelated 4-1 wins today at TD Ameritrade.

 
 

CWS – Day Six.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 20th, 2013 in College World Series Comments: 1

 

Everyone was surprised when Carlos Rodon, the N.C. State big horse, got the call to start his fourth game vs. North Carolina this year.

Everyone was surprised when Carlos Rodon, the N.C. State big horse, got the call to start his fourth game vs. North Carolina this year.

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... but it was UNC's Hobbs Johnson who stole the show in The O tonight, giving up just five hits in 8.1 innings of work.

… but it was UNC’s Hobbs Johnson who stole the show in The O tonight, giving up just five hits in 8.1 innings of work.

Great mound showdown tonight at the Downtown Stadium in Omaha. But in the end, lightly-regarded Hobbs Johnson out-dueled All American Carlos Rodon, giving the Tarheels the upper hand on their rivals for the season.

 
 

CWS – Day Five.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 19th, 2013 in College World Series Comments: 4

The ESPN cameraman who looks like Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters catches Matt Boyd on the dugout bench before he goes out for the 9th inning to close out the win over Indiana.

The ESPN cameraman who looks like Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters catches Matt Boyd on the dugout bench before he goes out for the 9th inning to close out the win over Indiana.

 

Tonight, Oregon State got an absolute boa constrictor-like performance from Matt Boyd on the hill and handed Indiana a 1-0 loss as one of the greatest pitching duels in CWS history took place in Omaha tonight.

 
 

CWS – Day Four. Something’s Bruin.

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 18th, 2013 in College World Series Comments: 7

UCLA starter Nick Vander Tuig and closer David Berg slap fives after disposing of N.C. State 2-1 in Tuesday's nightcap.

UCLA starter Nick Vander Tuig and closer David Berg slap fives after disposing of N.C. State 2-1 in Tuesday’s nightcap.

So Day Four of the College World Series is done and it looks like UCLA will join Mississippi State in the driver’s seat for making the Championship Series, as both teams finished 2-0 after the first two rounds of play.  The Bruins beat North Carolina State 2-1 today to move a step closer.

 
 

20 Mondays – Edition No. 19

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 17th, 2013 in College World Series Comments: 4

Demarcus Henderson scores the game-winning run and then gets a mighty "Hail State" from his teammates.

Get your day-glow yellow spikes up!  Demarcus Henderson scores the game-winning run and then gets a mighty “Hail State” from his teammates.

That’s right people, we’re at the 19th edition of the 20 Mondays for the 2013 season. Is it going to fast? I know, I know, it is for me too. Anyway, here’s a quick recap of Day 3 of the College World Series.

 
 

My Round Two Preview for The Mother Ship

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 16th, 2013 in College World Series Comments: 0

Carlos Rodon wins the Billy Bad Ass Award for his complete-game win over No. 1 seed North Carolina today.

Carlos Rodon wins the Billy Bad Ass Award for his complete-game win over No. 1 seed North Carolina today.

Hey StitchHeads.

So here’s the deal. Today’s assignment from ESPN required me writing more of a “preview” for the second round of games in Omaha than recapping tonight’s epic nerve-fest between LSU and UCLA. So that’s what tonight’s entry will be here. Don’t hate me for not writing a proper column about the day’s action. Oh wait, but I also wrote a “Notebook” entry after today’s first game between North Carolina State and North Carolina.

So first, here’s the preview for the next round, written during tonight’s second game at TD Ameritrade Park between LSU and UCLA:

Click on this link to check it out.

And here’s the quick-shot write-up from today’s first game between N.C. State and North Carolina:

Here’s the goods people. Enjoy.

 
 

CWS – Day One

By Eric Sorenson . Posted on June 15th, 2013 in College World Series Comments: 6

Numerous pats on the back. Jonathan Holder gets his props from his Bulldog teammates.

Numerous pats on the back. Jonathan Holder gets his props from his Bulldog teammates.

Okay Stitch-Heads. Who here had Mississippi State and Indiana coming out as winners on day one? A little on the surprising side, right? Not that we should be shocked. MSU has gotten hot in the last two weeks and IU has already beaten Louisville twice this season prior to today.

 

Let’s see how Day Two goes. But be warned, whatever happens, it certainly won’t be shocking.