Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Welcome to Omaha...

...and AJ's most favoritest event EVAR, the College World Series!

My picks were lousy, but it's mostly because I picked who I wanted to see in the Series, rather than who I thought might actually win their Super Regionals.

Welcome to:

Clemson
Georgia
Georgia Tech
Rice
North Carolina
Miami (FL)
Cal State-Fullerton
Oregon State

Since they beat my Cardinal, and I love Beaver (who doesn't?), I'm pulling for OSU. Now I just gotta go find me a hat and a "Beaver Fever" t-shirt...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

NCAA Men's Baseball Super Regionals

My picks in BOLD

Oral Roberts (41-14) at No. 1 Clemson (50-14)

Col. of Charleston (46-15) at No. 8 Georgia Tech (48-16)

Missouri (35-26) at No. 5 Cal St. Fullerton (46-13)

North Carolina (48-13) at No. 4 Alabama (44-19)

Oklahoma (44-20) at No. 2 Rice (53-10)

South Carolina (40-23) at No. 7 Georgia (45-20)

Miami (Fla.) (39-21) at Mississippi (43-20)

Stanford (33-25) at Oregon St. (42-14)

Monday, June 05, 2006

Women's CWS - Day Five

Yeah, I know, days 2 through 4 are missing.

After winning on Day One by a score of 2-0, the Texas Longhorns lost by scores of 2-0 to Arizona and UCLA on days two and three to be eliminated. Senior pitcher Cat Osterman, the three-time USA Softball Player of the Year, finished her career as the NCAA’s career strikeout leader with 2,265 K’s. In her four-year career at Texas she owned a 0.506 ERA in 1,105.1 innings pitched. She was a four-time NFCA All-American, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist and four-time Big 12 Pitcher of the Year. She owns 10 UT career pitching records and 12 single-season marks.

Anyhow, fast forward to today, where Arizona and Northwestern are playing game one of the Championship series. Arizona wins the first game of the best-of-three series by a score of 6-0.

On the men's side of the NCAA tournament, number one seeds fell right and left with the biggest surprises being Nebraska and Texas eliminated in their regionals. With those two gone, coupled with LSU not making the tourney, it should be quite a tolerable College World Series in Omaha this year, with some of the most annoying fans in college baseball staying home this year.

When the Super Regional matchups are finalized. I'll make some miserable predictions about who makes the trip to Omaha.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Women's CWS - Day One

Cat Osterman struck out a WCWS-record 18 batters, and Desiree Williams homered to give Texas a 2-0 win over Arizona State University yesterday. In other games, Arizona beat Oregon State 3-2 in 9 innings, Northwestern beat Alabama 6-5 in 10 innings, and Tennessee upset #1 seeded UCLA 4-3. Next up for the Longhorns is Arizona at 6pm Friday.