Saturday, June 7, 2014

College Baseball Update

Four of the eight Super Regionals started yesterday.  Each Super Regional is a best two-of-three playoff, all games played at one site, with the winner advancing to the College World Series.  Here's what happened yesterday (home teams listed first):

Oklahoma St. 4 - 8 UC Irvine
Texas 4 - 2 Houston
Louisville 5 - 3 Kennesaw St.
Vanderbilt 11 - 6 Stanford

Four other series start today (home teams listed first) (national seeds in parentheses):

Texas Tech v. College of Charleston
(7) Texas Christian v. Pepperdine
(6) La-Lafayette v. Mississippi
(3) Virginia v. Maryland


  1. So far today, Texas Tech has beaten College of Charleston 1-0 to take a one-zip lead in that series.

    Maryland leads Virginia 5-4 in the top of the 9th.

  2. Maryland beats YOUVEEAY 5-4 and takes a 1-zip lead in that series.

  3. As we predicted, Texas has qualified for the CWS. The Longhorns beat Houston 4-0 this afternoon to sweep that series and win the first of eight CWS slots.

  4. Vandy, with a great chance to go to the CWS, leaves the bases loaded in the 8th inning and the 9th inning. In the bottom of the 9th, Stanford hits a home run to win the game 5-4 and tie the series at one game each. Tomorrow, Vandy will be eliminated at home in the Super Regionals for the second consecutive year.

  5. Meanwhile, later tonight U of L will cruise past Kennesaw State -- Kennesaw State! -- and be right back in the CWS.

  6. I love baseball, but only when I don't care who wins. I have almost lost the ability to watch any sport other than college basketball if I have a rooting interest. At least with college hoops you're pretty much sure to be done after only 2 1/2 hours. Those poor Vandy fans sat out there for 3 1/2 hours, watched Vandy trail the whole time, rooted Vandy back into a dramatic tie -- the Dores tied the score in the top of the 9th with two outs -- and then lost anyway. And now they've got to come back and watch another game tomorrow.

  7. There's no way I'd make it through Eric's softball game.

  8. Oh, well. The odds on California Chrome to win the Triple Crown today are 4 to 5. I hope he makes it, but I don't think he will.