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CWS: Day Two – Eliminations

Day Two of the College World Series sends sixteen teams packing, already being double eliminated.

Teams coming from the loser’s bracket will have a double-header today, and we could see some deciding games tomorrow night.

Let’s Recap Saturday:

Coral Gables Regional: Miami is cruising, they took out Mizzou. Ole Miss dispatches Bethune Cookman. Bethune Cookman is eliminated. MIzzou and Ole Miss tangle for a chance to play Miami tonight. I see and Missouri and Miami regional Final with Miami moving on tonight.

Ann Arbor Regional: Right on with my pick. East Michigan is gone after being beat bu Kentucky 4-3. Kentucky gets Michigan in Game Five, The Winner to play Arizona tonight. Watch for a Game 7 in this series tomorrow featuring Kentucky and Arizona.

Raleigh Regional: James Madison responded to my predictions from yesterday. They battled with Charlotte in the losing bracket squeaking out the win with an offensive battle 13-12. Each team had 16 hits in the game. BUT… Charlotte gets the plane tickets and not James Madison. I say they ride this emotional high over South Carolina and get to the final against NC STATE. Where they will lose… I think.

Athens Regional: Georgia still on my mind… Georgia will continue from the Loser’s bracket, though the bulldogs will face the team that pit them there in Lipscomb. Louisville loses a heartbreaker to Georgia almost rallying in the Bottom of the 9th. They’re gone. I say Lipscomb beats the bulldogs again to earn a date with GTECH.

Tallahassee Regional: Tulane is dominating this regional right now, but nationally ranked Flordia State may have some words for that. The Seminoles took care of their neighboring Gators 17-11 yesterday. Florida is eliminated. Florida State gets Bucknell, then Tulane on their way to a regional win.

Stillwater Regional: So Far I’m right. Wichita State looks the the best team without the best seed. TCU takes care of Western Kentucky who is eliminated. They’ll get Okie St. and will follow West Kentucky. OSU will have some trouble with Wichita tonight, I fear.

Cary Regional: What? Mt. St. Mary’s is gone? The team I pinned my entire CWS predictions on?  Right. Still one team. UNC. Where is Elon anyway?

Conway Regional:The boys from Coastal Carolina aren’t kidding around. They dispatch Bama who will get ECU after Columbia is eliminated from the Conway Bracket. I think East vs. Coast in the Regional Final.

Baton Rouge Regional: LSU does advance, blowing out So. Miss 13-4. New Orleans eliminated Texas South. So Miss will fall today for an all Louisiana Regional Final.

Fullerton Regional: UCLA WITH THE UPSET! and it wasn’t close. They take care of powerhouse Fullerton 11-4. CSU-F will have to tangle with Virginia today before getting back to the Bruins. I say we have a game tomorrow for the ticket to the Super regional. Rider eliminated.

Tempe Regional: ASU destroys Oklahoma. just destroys,. They get the afternoon off to wait for Oklahoma to take care of Vanderbilt. Poor Stonybrook is sent packing. ASU will handle Oklahoma again tonight to move on.

Stanford Regional: I still fear the Cardinal will not advance from this bracket…But they did extend their stay. They escape game 3 with a win over Arkansas 5-1. They will play UC-Davis today to meet Pepperdine tonight. I say Davis loses to Pepperdine in the Final.

Long Beach Regional: The Golden Bears are gone. They lose to Long Beach St. who is hanging on. WAC POWER! Fresno State moves on as the 4-seed in this bracket and will await the winner of LB ST. and San Diego.  I say Fresno State wins this regional tomorrow.

College Station Regional: Dallas Baptist is gone, I guess someone had to win. D-B lost its second straight by a 9-5 score.  Illinois-Chicago moves on to face Houston. Truthfully, I Still don’t have anything on this Bracket. A & M moves on…

Houston regional: Still on Track here… Rice  moves on and will get Texas tonight. The Longhorns should take care of St. Johns like Sam Houston yesterday.

Lincoln Regional: Oral Roberts will upset #1 Nebraska today who couldn’t beat UC-Irvine yesterday, Irvine will cause some problems for whoever wins that Game 5 (O.R). E. Illinois is eliminated.

32 more teams could be sent home today. Lots of Movement in the Sunday Edition of Regional Play.

ELIMINATED TEAMS: Bethune-Cookman, Charlotte, Mt. St. Mary’s, E. Michigan, Florida, Columbia, Texas South, W. Kentucky, Louisville, Rider, Stonybrook, Arkansas, California, Dallas Baptist, E. Illinios, Sam Houston



June 1, 2008 - Posted by | Baseball, Bruins, College Baseball, danharris, NCAA Sports, Sports, thesilverbullet

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