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College World Series feels a draft

College World Series feels a draft

The Tampa Bay Rays are the winners of the College World Series – at least until play begins. The American League franchise selected three high-round draft picks competing in the eight-team championship stage of the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.Louisville first baseman...

Guide for following NCAA baseball

Guide for following NCAA baseball

The NCAA baseball tournament doesn’t dominate the public consciousness like the College Football Playoff or March Madness. So you could be forgiven for not knowing the difference between the contenders and pretenders now that it’s down to a sweet 16.With that in mind, here’s...

College World Series has unpredictable nature

College World Series has unpredictable nature

Coastal Carolina turned NCAA baseball on its head last year by winning the College World Series, but don’t assume two-time national champion Oregon State marks a return to normalcy as the No. 1 overall seed.Until recently, Oregon State’s baseball program, despite its Pac-12...

Coastal Carolina writes final script

Coastal Carolina writes final script

It’s not quite as if Butler’s Gordon Hayward hit that buzzer-beating shot from just inside half court to shock Duke for the NCAA basketball title, but nevertheless Coastal Carolina touched off a celebration for small schools and mid-majors alike.The Chanticleers (55-18) won their...

Coastal Carolina learns from Bull Durham

Coastal Carolina learns from Bull Durham

“Bull Durham” is a timeless baseball movie thanks to its writing, acting and digital technology — making the 1988 classic easily accessible a generation later. Every young player understands its old-school lessons, except maybe for Bryce Harper.Right? ... Click here for the...

Coastal Carolina built from ground up

Coastal Carolina built from ground up

Coastal Carolina’s baseball team will play for its first College World Series national title Wednesday night in TD Ameritrade Park, a gleaming $131 million facility in Omaha, Neb.That’s about a $131 million upgrade from the park that Coastal Carolina coach Gary Gilmore inherited...

Coastal Carolina more than a Cinderella

Coastal Carolina more than a Cinderella

First, Coastal Carolina took down the ACC’s North Carolina State in the regional the Wolfpack hosted.Then, the Chanticleers eliminated the SEC’s LSU on the Tigers’ field in the Super Regionals to advance to the program’s first College World Series. ... Click here for the...

CWS results on Friday tale of two aces

CWS results on Friday tale of two aces

The College World Series’ two games on Friday were a story of a winning team’s ace delivering and a losing team’s ace rested by his coach.The rested ace was Oklahoma State’s Thomas Hatch, who watched as starter Jensen Elliott was knocked out of the game after two innings in a 9-3...

Oliva hot at right time in College World Series

Oliva hot at right time in College World Series

Arizona’s big bat in the College Worlds Series is wielded by a former walk-on who arrived in Omaha, Neb., batting .236. That normally should have found Jared Oliva a place on the bench next to head coach Jay Johnson.That’s especially true since Johnson is a first-year head coach...

Arizona pitcher on right end of elimination game

Arizona pitcher on right end of elimination game

The Arizona Wildcats improved to 4-0 in elimination games in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Their No. 3 starter, a junior college transfer, was on the winning end of that equation.J.C. Cloney pitched seven innings of shutout ball as the Wildcats eliminated UC Santa Barbara, 3-0, in...