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.

30 comments:

  1. Meanwhile, in the Semi-State baseball games over at Western Kentucky University, Lyon County beat Owensboro Catholic 4-3 in 8 innings to advance to the State Quarterfinals in Lexington.

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  2. In the nightcap at Western, McCracken County trails Bowling Green 3-0 after two innings.

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  3. McCracken County was 32-5 and number 4 in the state. Bowling Green was 34-5 and number 5 in the state. Under these circumstances, it is unfortunate that the Mustangs had to play this game in Bowling Green. The Purples lead 4-0 in the top of the 5th.

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  4. College baseball has definitely become a huge deal in the SEC. Mississippi State had over 14,000 people at their game today, and the games in Nashville and Knoxville have been packed with rabid fans.

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  5. In the bottom of the 6th, Tennessee scores on a walk, a double, and a fielder's choice. The Vols and Tigers are tied at two, and Tennessee has runners on the corners with only one out.

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  6. Texas should roll through their games with South Florida without too much trouble. The Longhorns lead 2-0 in the bottom of the 2d of Game One.

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  7. Tennessee draws a walk and the bases are loaded. The boisterous crowd in Lindsay Nelson Stadium gets even louder.

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  8. Tennessee hits a slow dribbler to second. LSU gets the second out, but UT takes a 3-2 lead.

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  9. Tennessee gets a huge two-out single, and the Vols lead 4-2 in the bottom of the 6th. Louisville didn't make the Tournament this year, but Tennessee is playing their game.

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  10. If you see the joy and fervor surrounding this game, you wouldn't believe that MLB is changing the rules to give its fans less baseball.

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  11. For example, consider what fans of the Washington Nationals are going through. Today, for the first Saturday since 2019, the Nats are able to host a full house of fans. Their opponents are the San Francisco Giants, one of the best teams in the league. And they are playing a double-header. Should be a great day to see two games, right? Wrong. First, you can't buy one ticket for both games -- the first game started at 2, and the second at 7. Second, each game was scheduled for only seven innings. Third, when the second game ended in a 0-0 tie after seven, MLB imposed their stupid ghost-runner rule to break up the pitchers' duel.

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  12. Everything that MLB does is based on the assumption that most people don't want to watch baseball games. Everything the SEC does assumes that fans are excited to see good baseball. So SEC baseball is flourishing, while MLB is struggling.

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  13. Tennessee is finally out, but the Vols lead 4-2 going into the 7th.

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  14. Tennessee mows down LSU 1-2-3 in the 7th, and Vol Nation is rocking in Knoxville.

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  15. In the top of the 8th, LSU has a runner on first and one out. With two strikes on the batter, the runner tries to steal second. The batter strikes out. The runner should have been safe, but he does that thing where you slide over the bag, and he's tagged out. Double play. Vols still lead 4-2.

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  16. McCracken County hits a two-run homer in the bottom of the 6th to make the score 4-2. AND MCCRACKEN COUNTY SCORES THREE RUNS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 7TH TO BEAT BOWLING GREEN 5 TO 4! THE MUSTANGS ADVANCE TO THE QUARTER-FINALS IN LEXINGTON!

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  17. Down through the years, teams in the First and Second Regions have done very poorly against teams from Owensboro and Bowling Green. But today McCracken County and Lyon County went to Western Kentucky University and swept Bowling Green and Owensboro Catholic in thrilling fashion, winning both games by one run. Amazing stuff!

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  18. The State Quarter-Finals will begin at Legends Field in Lexington on June 16. Here are the matchups:

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

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

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  19. LSU had the tying runs on 2d and 3d with two out, but UT gets a huge strikeout to end the game. The Vols win 4-2, and they are one victory from Omaha. They're singing "Rocky Top" in Knoxville, and who can blame them.

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  20. So I tune in to WPSD's local news to see the highlights. The lead story is that the weather in the Channel 6 Region is terrible, with highs in the 90's and lots of thunderstorms.

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  21. In the bottom of the 2d, Ole Miss leads Arizona 3-0.

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  22. They're doing a model airplane show in Paducah! I love model airplanes.

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  23. Still in the bottom of the 2d, Ole Miss now leads 7-0. Looks like that series is headed for a winner-take-all game tomorrow.

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  24. 82 degrees in Paducah right now. High of 91 tomorrow. High of 86 on Tuesday, and then Wednesday is described as "Very Nice!" with a high of 85.

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  25. Now they're asking people to donate fans as part of the "Beat the Heat" program.

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  26. Here are the highlights for McCracken County. The Mustangs had tied the game at 4, and with two outs they hit a fly to right. It should have ended the inning, but the BGHS right fielder overran the ball. It dropped, and MCHS won the game.

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  27. Lyon County blew a 3-0 lead, and went to extra innings tied at 3, but the Lions say that they are mentally tough, and they prevailed 4-3 in extras.

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  28. Go, Teams in the Channel 6 Region!

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  29. South Florida scores three runs in the top of the 9th, and the Bulls are tied with Texas 3-3. The Longhorns will have a chance to win it in the bottom of the 9th.

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  30. Sure enough, with two out in the bottom of the 9th a Texas runner reaches on an error. The next batter whacks a double, Texas wins 4 to 3.

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