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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.