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The 2009 College World Series Is Set

Your participants:

Arkansas
LSU
Cal State Fullerton
North Carolina
Virginia
Southern Miss
Arizona State
Texas

Bus League’s own Extra P is on the ground in Omaha as we speak, living out a lifelong dream of visiting Rosenblatt Stadium. If Virginia wins the whole deal, it may be awhile before we see our bearded friend again.

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The College World Series Is Quickly Taking Shape

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.

A Brief Update on the 2009 College Baseball Postseason

Why college baseball?  Because today’s collegians are tomorrow’s Bus Leaguers, that’s why.

The right side of the Super Regional bracket got started last night with Cal State Fullerton, Arkansas, Ole Miss and LSU gaining 1-0 advantages in their best-of-three series.  Louisville, Florida State, Virginia and Rice try to avoid elimination today.  Any potential third games will be tomorrow.

The left side of the bracket starts today and continues through to Monday if necessary.

There are eight games on the schedule today (all times are Eastern Standard Time).

Ole Miss vs. Virginia (Ole Miss leads series, 1-0) (12:00 PM, ESPN2)

East Carolina vs. North Carolina (12:00 PM, ESPNU)

Arkansas vs. Florida State (Arkansas leads series, 1-0) (12:00 PM, ESPNU)

Southern Miss vs. Florida (3:00 PM, ESPNU)

Cal State Fullerton vs. Louisville (Cal State Fullerton leads series, 1-0) (5:00 PM, ESPN2)

LSU vs. Rice (LSU leads series, 1-0) (5 PM, ESPN)

Texas vs. TCU (6 PM, ESPNU)

Arizona State vs. Clemson (9 PM, ESPNU)

It’s Hard Out Here For A Buckeye

Don’t look now, but Florida State has unleashed the hounds on poor, unsuspecting Ohio State.  When the score is 32-0 after five innings, it’s probably not your day.  FSU’s Stephen Cardullo, Ohmed Danesh, and Mike Meschke are a combined 14-19 with 13 runs scored and 13 runs batted in.  They currently lead 33-2.

Assuming there’s no more scoring, Ohio State will be eliminated with two losses by a combined score of 57-10.  That’s a rough weekend.  The Seminoles will be the first team to nail down a spot in the Super Regionals.

Update: The final score was 37-6.  Florida State is actually the second team to clinch a Super Regional slot – North Carolina advanced with a 12-1 win over Kansas earlier in the day.