Tuesday, June 18, 2024

College World Series

With (an excellent) U.S. Open and (a really boring) NBA Finals out of the way, we can turn our attention to the last champion of the 2023-24 sports year:  the College World Series.  So far, it has been a thriller:

(4) N. Carolina 3 - 2 (12) Virginia
(1) Tennessee 12 - 11 (8) Florida St.
(8) Florida St. 7 - 3 (12) Virginia (Virginia eliminated)
(1) Tennessee 6 - 1 (4) N. Carolina

(2) Kentucky 5 - 4 (10) N. Carolina St. (10 innings)
(3) Texas A & M 3 - 2 Florida
Florida 5 - 4 (10) N. Carolina St. (N. Carolina St. eliminated)
(2) Kentucky 1 - 5 (3) Texas A & M

So Tennessee and Texas A & M are in the drivers' seats.  They get to take the day off and enjoy two elimination games.  I am very confident that the winner will be Tennessee, A & M, or UNC, but I don't know which of them it will be.


  1. North Carolina and Florida State have started their elimination game.

  2. Noles break through in the top of the 2d and take a 1-0 lead.

  3. Still 1-0 in the top of the 3d. Noles load the bases with two walks and a hit batsman.

  4. FSU scores two runs in the top of the 3d, UNC responds with one in the bottom of the 3d. FSU leads 3-1 after 3.

  5. Both teams scored 4 runs in the 5th inning. It is now 7-5 FSU going into the bottom of the 7th.

  6. In the top of the 9th, FSU gets insurance runs thanks to back-to-back homers from the 9th-place batter and the leadoff hitter. Going into the bottom of the 9th, the Noles lead 9 to 5.

  7. FSU closes out UNC 9 to 5, and the Classic ACC is eliminated from this year's CWS.

  8. Due to expected bad weather, the UK/Fla game is postponed until tomorrow morning at 10 A.M. Central.