Having been raised in Omaha and spending many summer nights scampering through Rosenblatt Stadium long before the ESPN cameras ever showed up, Eric began his college baseball musings in the mid-90s when the journalistic landscape of the sport was almost nil.
Giving in to his heavy addiction to the sport, Eric first began to cover college baseball for USA Today and would eventually write for outlets like CSTV, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, College Baseball Insider, SEBaseball.com and his current gigs with ESPN and with this College Baseball Today site.
Eric lives in the college baseball hot bed of Southern California, loves to surf, ski and play hockey, and was also the 7th runner-up in the "Most Interesting Man in the World" competition held by Dos Equis.
Having been raised in Omaha and spending many summer nights scampering through Rosenblatt Stadium long before the ESPN cameras ever showed up, Eric began his college baseball musings in the mid-90s...Read More
WHAT I SAW AT THE CWS, DAY TEN
A repeat of last year, essentially. In 2014 Vanderbilt won game one of the CWS Finals over UVa 9-8, before the Cavs roared back to take game two 7-2. This year is a very similar scenario as the Wahoos took game two tonight 3-0 with an unsung cast of stars.
LSU pitcher Parker Bugg (left) must feel a million miles away as he sits on the Tiger bench in their half of the ninth inning, just hoping his teammates can score four more runs to where he can pitch again and extend the season another game.
In another matchup of purple monsters in Omaha, TCU moves on and LSU heads home.
Vanderbilt sits in the driver’s seat after disposing of TCU by the hairs on their chinny-chin-chin.
We’re through two rounds of the 2015 College World Series and the two unbeatens are Virginia and Vanderbilt… just like last year. The two teams we’ve said goodbye to are Arkansas and Cal State Fullerton. The remaining four teams all stand at 1-1 in Florida, Miami, LSU and TCU. You find any of that surprising? And secondly, are we headed for a CWS Finals rematch?
Jeren Kendall puts on the superhero cape and gives Vandy an unlikely jog-off win with this home run swing.
Due to Mother Nature’s major form of intrusion, we had three games conclude today and also had this turn into Late Night at TD Ameritrade. The continuation of Sunday night’s Fullerton-Vanderbilt game was supposed to start at 11:05 am, but due to persistent, even maddening rain, today’s first pitch didn’t take place till 2:02pm. The last pitch of the day finally came at 12:26am.
Cody Jones was one of TCU’s heroes and gets that kind of welcome coming back to the dugout after throwing out LSU’s Jared Foster at home plate to preserve a scoreless game.
The 2015 College World Series rolled on today with TCU becoming the third team to start the week with a win and Vanderbilt and Cal State Fullerton had an upset brewing in the sixth inning before the rains came down to put a halt to the game. The two teams will continue their game at 11am on Monday. See you there.