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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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Wetzel Delivers Again

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Rob Wooten’s 50th pitch was not his best. Eric Wetzel, the heart and soul of Fresno State, came up big again in the eighth, lining an RBI single to left […]

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Burke Is In, And Out Of It

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North Carolina’s inevitable rally happens with two outs in the eighth, as Seth Williams’ single sends Chad Flack to third and Williams takes second on the throw. Second and third, […]

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Not This Time

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Holden Sprague takes the Tar Heels down 1-2-3 in the seventh, and it’s stretch time. NCAA Blog Central

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Another Turning Point?

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This game’s going to look like San Francisco’s Lombard Street, with all its twists and turns. Fresno State seized momentum in the fifth, then held off North Carolina after a […]

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Like We Said . . .

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Fresno State seized the momentum; the Bulldogs chased Adam Warren, loading the bases with none out on three straight singles, including a beautiful bunt by Erik Wetzel. After a force […]

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Momentum Turn?

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North Carolina had seized the game’s momentum with a three-run fourth inning, but Fresno answered with Steve Susdorf’s homer to pull back within one. Now Kris Tomlinson and Justin Breckley […]

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Situation Critical

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North Carolina has a 3-2 lead here in the top of the fifth inning and has chased Fresno State starter Justin Miler. With one out, Kris Tomlinson, one of the […]

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Requiem For A College Career

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OMAHA–Cole St.Clair’s college career is over, and in a way all too familiar to some relief pitchers. Think of Mitch Williams in 1993, or Mariano Rivera in 2001 or, for […]

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