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Top Seed Goes Down

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OMAHA–Miami tried to rally late, but it was too little, too late. The Hurricanes left runners in scoring position in the ninth for the third straight inning and fell 8-3 […]

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Miami’s Last Gasp?

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OMAHA–Miami has slowly cut into Stanford’s lead, whittling it down from seven runs to five with single runs in the seventh and eighth. But the Hurricanes squandered golden opportunities in […]

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Stanford Breaks It Open

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OMAHA–Miami’s greatest strengths are its powerful offense and air-tight defense, and both of those things have deserted the ‘Canes so far today. After Sean Ratliff’s home run, an error by […]

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Ratlift-off

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OMAHA–Sean Ratliff is the Chris Dominguez of the 2008 CWS. Like Louisville’s Dominguez a year ago, Ratliff might have the most raw power of any hitter out here, and he […]

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Davis Does It

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OMAHA–Erik Davis extracted himself from that first-and-second, no-outs jam unscathed. After Jemile Weeks’ popped-up bunt, Davis struck out Yonder Alonso and Mark Sobolewski. Alonso now has three strikeouts in a […]

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That’s It For Sandbrink

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OMAHA–So much for all that speculation about Danny Sandbrink outlasting Enrique Garcia. After Satndbrink issued a leadoff walk to Yasmani Grandal here in the fifth, Stanford went to senior righthander […]

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Nazario Warming Up

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OMAHA–Just to update the previous item, Eric Erickson is not available today for Miami, and neither is David Gutierrez, who left Monday’s game against Florida State after taking a line […]

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Robbin’ Raben

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OMAHA–Miami right fielder Dennis Raben might have supplanted Stanford catcher Jason Castro as the best defensive performer so far in the CWS. Raben already made a number of terrific catches […]

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Overrated? Really?

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OMAHA–Stanford fans are asking for trouble. After Danny Sandbrink struck out Yonder Alonso for the second time on another hard sinker down below the strike zone, a pocket of Cardinal […]

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Miami Sets The Tone

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OMAHA–The reason I liked Miami so much heading into the CWS was its balance. The Hurricanes aren’t just a bunch of mashers; they play great defense and have a lot […]

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Sandbrink Gets The Call

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OMAHA–Stanford coach Mark Marquess has hinted that senior righthander Erik Davis doesn’t have much left in the tank earlier in the College World Series, so it shouldn’t be a huge […]

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Wednesday Picks

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OMAHA–The new stretched-out College World Series schedule eases the burden on players, particularly those battling through the loser’s bracket, but it also affords the media a welcome breather. Single games […]

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