Wednesday, June 16, 2021

KHSAA Baseball Tournament

We are down to the quarter-finals at Legends Field in Lexington:

Wednesday, June 16:
Danville v. Lex. Lafayette
Collins v. McCracken Co.

Thursday, June 17:
Lyon Co. v. Whitley Co.
Hazard v. Lou. Trinity

McCracken County made the state semi-finals in every year from 2016 to 2019.  Here's what happened:

In 2016, St. X beat McCracken County 3-2 and went on to win the state tournament.

In 2017, Pleasure Ridge Park beat McCracken County 6-3 and went on to win the state tournament.

In 2018, Highlands beat McCracken County 4-3 and lost to St. X in the final.

In 2019, McCracken County beat Trinity 6-5 -- and then lost to Tates Creek 4-2 in the final.

Monday, June 14, 2021

College Baseball

Here are the scores from yesterday's Super Regionals:

Sunday, June 13, 2021:
Virginia 4, Dallas Baptist 0 (Series tied 1-1)
(3) Tennessee 15, Louisiana St. 6 (Tennessee advances to College World Series)
N. Carolina St. 3, (1) Arkansas 2 (N. Carolina St. advances to College World Series)
(10) Notre Dame 9, (7) Mississippi St. 1 (Series tied 1-1)
(5) Arizona 16, (12) Mississippi 3 (Arizona advances to College World Series)
(2) Texas 12, S. Florida 4 (Texas advances to College World Series)

So Bracket One of the College World Series is complete:

N. Carolina St.
(9) Stanford
(5) Arizona
(4) Vanderbilt

Bracket Two looks like this:

(2) Texas
(7) Mississippi St. or (10) Notre Dame
Virginia or Dallas Baptist
(3) Tennessee

A showdown between Texas and Tennessee would be interesting; the two UT's don't meet very often.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

College Baseball

Here are the results so far from the Super Regionals (national seeds in parentheses):

Friday, June 11:
(4) Vanderbilt 2, (13) E. Carolina 0
(9) Stanford 15, (8) Texas Tech 3
(1) Arkansas 21, N. Carolina St. 2
(5) Arizona 9, (12) Mississippi 3

Saturday, June 12:
(4) Vanderbilt 4, (13) E. Carolina 1 (Vanderbilt to the College World Series)
(9) Stanford 9, (8) Texas Tech 0 (Stanford to the College World Series)
(7) Mississippi St. 9, (10) Notre Dame 8
Dallas Baptist 6, Virginia 5
N. Carolina St. 6, (1) Arkansas 5 (Series tied 1-1)
(3) Tennessee 4, Louisiana St. 2
(2) Texas 4, S. Florida 3
(12) Mississippi 12, (5) Arizona 3 (Series tied 1-1)

Sunday, June 13:
Virginia 4, Dallas Baptist 0 (Series tied 1-1)
(3) Tennessee 15, Louisiana St. 6 (Tennessee to the College World Series)

That leaves the following games for tonight:

(1) Arkansas v. N. Carolina St. (elimination game)
(7) Mississippi St. v. (10) Notre Dame
(5) Arizona v. (12) Mississippi (elimination game)
(3) Texas v. S. Florida

Saturday, June 12, 2021

College Baseball

Here are the results so far from the Super Regionals:

Friday, June 11, 2021:
Vanderbilt 2, E. Carolina 0
Stanford 15, Texas Tech 3
Arkansas 21, N. Carolina St. 2
Arizona 9, Mississippi 3

Saturday, June 12, 2021:
Vanderbilt 4, E. Carolina 1 (Vanderbilt advances to the College World Series)
Stanford 9, Texas Tech 0 (Stanford advances to the College World Series)
N. Carolina St. 6, Arkansas 5 (series tied 1-1)
Dallas Baptist 6, Virginia 5
Mississippi St. 9, Notre Dame 8

Right now, LSU leads Tennessee 2-1 in Knoxville in the top of the 6th.

Monday, June 7, 2021

College Baseball

Lots of regional action over the weekend.  Here's what's happened so far:

Fayetteville Regional:  Number 1 seed Arkansas will meet Nebraska tonight in a winner-take-all game for the regional title.

Ruston Regional:  Number 16 seed Louisiana Tech was eliminated by N.C. State, who wins the region.

Stanford Regional:  Number 9 seed Stanford will meet UC-Irvine tonight in a winner-take-all game.

Lubbock Regional:  Number 8 seed Texas Tech rolled to the title with three wins in a row.

Tucson Regional:  Number 5 seed Arizona won the region with little difficulty.

Oxford Regional:  Number 12 seed Mississippi is meeting Southern Mississippi this afternoon in a winner-take-all game.

Greenville Regional:  Number 13 seed E. Carolina won the region without too much trouble.

Nashville Regional:  Number 4 seed Vanderbilt won the region by beating Presbyterian 10-0, then beating Georgia Tech 4-3, and then beating Georgia Tech 14-11 in 11 innings in a game that lasted over five hours and was tied 9-9 at the end of regulation.

Austin Regional:  Number 2 seed Texas had an easy time of it.

Gainesville Regional:  Number 15 seed Florida was eliminated in only two games.  South Florida and South Alabama will play a winner-take-all game for the title.

South Bend Regional:  Number 10 seed Notre Dame had three blowout wins to capture the region.

Starkville Regional:  Number 7 seed Mississippi State needs one victory over Campbell for the title, while Campbell would have to beat MSU twice.

Fort Worth Regional: Number 6 seed Texas Christian was eliminated, and the region has come down to a single game between Dallas Baptist and Oregon State.

Columbia Regional: Number 11 seed Old Dominion will meet Virginia tonight in a winner-take-all game.

Eugene Regional:  Number 14 seed Oregon will meet LSU tonight in a winner-take-all game.

Knoxville Regional:  Number 3 seed Tennessee beat Wright State 9-8 on a walk-off grand slam on Friday night, and then had easy wins on Saturday and Sunday to capture the region.