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Rice Cerione

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OMAHA–Rice-A-Roni fits better as a nickname for a Stanford player, considering its proximity to San Francisco. But instead that nickname "Rice" sticks to Georgia sophomore Matt Cerione, and he continues […]

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Georgia Rallies Again

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And unlike Miami, Georgia’s first-round pick pitcher has been steady in the ninth inning. Joshua Fields closed out Stanford, getting a game-ending double play out of pinch-hitter Colin Walsh to […]

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Keep On The Sunny Side

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OMAHA–We’re going to have to try more bleacher blogging tomorrow; tonight was just too bright, if that makes sense. It’s after 8 p.m. Central time and the right-field bleachers are […]

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Bleacher (Area) Blogging

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OMAHA–One regret of always coming to Omaha as a reporter, often covering every game by myself, has been a lack of time spent out in the bleachers at Rosenblatt Stadium. […]

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Hurricanes Sticking To Formula

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OMAHA–It should have been a much-needed confidence boost for Miami closer Carlos Gutierrez. His team leading Florida State by five runs heading into the ninth inning Monday, Gutierrez had a […]

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Miami Holds On

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Miami wins 7-5, but wow did Carlos Gutierrez look shaky in the ninth, throwing nearly 50 pitches to get three outs and finish with a victory. We’ll have much more […]

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Stanford Starter

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Baseball America has learned that Stanford will use righthander Jeffrey Inman to start tonight’s game against Georgia, rather than righthander Austin Yount. Inman, who at 7-2, 4.34 tied for the […]

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Erickson Getting It Done

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Yes, today’s College World Series game is going on despite the Rocco Mediate/Tiger Woods dramatic U.S. Open playoff. Friend of BA Kirk Kenney, who has covered the CWS the last […]

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Omaha Politics!

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I never cared about Omaha politics before, but the city’s political wrangling played a major role in the new plans to leave Rosenblatt Stadium for a new, downtown ballpark that […]

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ESPN 360 To The Rescue

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OMAHA–If you decided not to use a personal day to stay home and watch the U.S. Open playoff round and today’s splendid CWS slate, fear not. You can still catch […]

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Monday’s Picks

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First Zesto’s run of the tournament, and it’s a good one. Zesto’s comes correct with a hot fudge shake and cheeseburger for me, while Aaron went with a Raspberry shake […]

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One Shining Moment

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Now Bucknell beating Florida State in baseball—that's an upset. And on the first day of the 2008 regionals, it happened, with Bucknell shutting out the host Seminoles, winning 7-0 at Dick Howser Stadium. Florida State was shut out for the first time all season.

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Able Graepel

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OMAHA–It’s been well documented here on the College Blog how much of a stabilizing force Ryan Graepel has been on North Carolina’s infield defense. Since taking over for Garrett Gore […]

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Tigers Catch A Bad Break

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OMAHA–A few times every CWS, something happens on the field that makes the normally stoic press box erupt into a chorus of oohs, ahhs or groans. The end of the […]

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