Three teams finished off a two-game Super Regional sweep yesterday to advance to the 2009 College World Series. Cal State Fullerton beat Louisville, 11-2; Arkansas stopped Florida State, 9-8; and LSU handled Rice, 5-3. The remaining series on that side of the bracket will be decided today when Ole Miss and Virginia play at 3 PM on ESPN.
On the other side, Texas, Southern Miss, Arizona State and North Carolina took 1-0 leads in their Super Regionals. The four games today all have staggered start times and can be seen on ESPN and ESPN2 (assuming you don’t have a two-year-old who insists on watching some combination of Cars, Meet the Robinsons, and Madagascar all day. I’m lucky I even got to see Roger Federer take care of business in the French this morning).
North Carolina vs. East Carolina (North Carolina leads, 1-0) (12:00 PM, ESPN)
TCU vs. Texas (Texas leads, 1-0) (3:00 PM, ESPN)
Ole Miss vs. Virginia (Series tied, 1-1) (3:00 PM, ESPN)
Florida vs. Southern Miss (Southern Miss leads, 1-0) (7:00 PM, ESPN2)
Clemson vs. Arizona State (Arizona State leads, 1-0) (10:00 PM, ESPN2)
If any of these series go to a third game, they will be played tomorrow.
Also, in honor of Arkansas’s first College World Series appearance since 2004, here is Academy Award-winning actor Brian Walker from a game against Ole Miss a couple years ago:
Walker was drafted in the 29th round by the Angels in 2007. He is hitting .310 in 21 games for Rancho Cucamonga this season.