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Road to Omaha: College Baseball 2018 Thread

Discussion in 'College Sports' started by AMS25, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. AMS25

    AMS25 Member SoSH Member

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    Baseball is back! Yes, I know. It's college baseball. But, any baseball is better than no baseball. Spring is on its way.

    The Skip Johnson Era has begun at the University of Oklahoma with a 6-3 win over Indiana. Looking forward to taking my son to see OU in action.
     
  2. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Going to see Coastal Carolina play today. Headed to Clemson to visit my kids next weekend and they have a series with Dallas Baptist. So looking forward to catching some of that.

    With my son a senior in college, this is pretty much the last year kids he played with/against growing up are on a college roster. The 4 hitter for Coastal and the 5 hitter for Clemson are kids we've known since they were 10 year olds. So it will be good to see them takes some hacks.
     
  3. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Why did Mississippi State fire their coach after three games, instead of doing it this offseason? That seems ... dumb.
     
  4. RedOctober3829

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  5. Fred not Lynn

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    Well, Mount St Mary’s is scheduled to open the season tomorrow, in Emmitsburg MD, against Coppin State. Ambitious scheduling...

    I may not get to as many games this year...but the season highlight should be a three game series in May at Florida State (ranked #3 at season start).
     
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  6. Detts

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    Indiana won 3 of 4 at that Myrtle event.
     
  7. PaulinMyrBch

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    They were scouting the game I was at and played Coastal the next day. Pretty cool format. 5 teams, straight round robin, 4 games each.
     
  8. edoug

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    Citizens of Colorado, or to be more precise high school baseball players from Colorado, aren't welcome at Texas Wesleyan University. Make that former Texas Wesleyan Coach Mike Jeffcoat.

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/...ng-to-recruit-colorado-player-over-weed-laws/

    The rejection email reads:

    Thanks for your interest in our program. Unfortunately, we are not recruiting players from the state of Colorado. In the past, players have had trouble passing our drug test. We have made a decision not to take a chance on Student-athletes from your state. You can thank your liberal politicians. Best of Luck wherever you decide to play.

    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-...-baseball-coach-email-viral-2018-12717894.php
     
  9. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Augie Garrido died. Damn. :/
     
  10. RingoOSU

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  11. AMS25

    AMS25 Member SoSH Member

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    The Skip Johnson era is looking good. After beating TCU last night, OU moves to 7-0 in the Big 12. The pitching is pretty good (Irvin and Perez are solid), though I wish he'd give up on Berry as closer. Kyler Murray, Sooner quarterback, is definitely a dangerous hitter with two home runs last night. (I have yet to witness a Murray bomb myself; he tends to strike out at the games I attend. He's an "all or nothing" kind of guy.)
     
  12. MuzzyField

    MuzzyField Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Stetson's Logan Gilbert and North Florida's Frank German dueled in front of 30 or so scouts last night and didn't disappoint. Gilbert took a no-hitter into the 7th before giving up three runs and German pitched 9 (Stetson is pretty anemic with the bat, but still) giving up only 3 (1 earned). The best part, 11-innigs of baseball in 2:38.
     
  13. Bosoxen

    Bosoxen Bounced back Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The Longhorns came from behind and walked it off against TCU last night. That win, coupled with Oklahoma State's loss, put the Horns in position to clinch the regular season Big 12 title with a win today. That would be their first regular season title since 2011.

    I still can't wrap my head around the Longhorns having an actual offense after so many years of that small ball horse shit. I hate that Skip never really got the chance to take over the team but I don't hate that the team appears to be turning it around.
     
  14. Just a bit outside

    Just a bit outside Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    College coaches are awful.

    I thought the Stanford coach was bad when he let his starter throw 130 pitches in 7 innings. That was until the FSU coach let his pitcher throw 133 including bringing him back after a two and a half hour rain delay when he had already thrown 109 pitches before the rain delay. Both teams lost on walkoff homeruns. Players deserved better, coaches deserve worse.
     
  15. Ale Xander

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  16. RedOctober3829

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    Two top 8 national seeds(Stanford and FSU) did not make it out of regionals. Other seeded teams to lose are Clemson, ECU, and Coastal Carolina.

    Games today are below all start at 1:00. FAU, Duke, UNC-Wilmington, and Tennessee Tech need 2 wins to move on.
    Florida vs. FAU
    Georgia vs. Duke ESPNU
    South Carolina vs. UNC-Wilmington
    Tennessee Tech vs. Ole Miss
    Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma ESPN2
     
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  17. RedOctober3829

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    Florida/FAU has been in a weather delay all day and now have a scheduled first pitch of 5:45 PM.

    Duke beat Georgia 8-5 and will now play a winner take all to get to the Super Regional vs. Texas Tech.

    Mississippi State beat Oklahoma 8-1 and advance to play Vanderbilt.

    Tennessee Tech beat Ole Miss 10-5 and will play a winner take all to get to the Super Regional vs. Texas.

    South Carolina beat UNC-W 6-3 and advances to the Super Regional vs. Arkansas.

    Here are the Super Regional matchups
    #1 Florida/FAU vs. Auburn
    #9 Texas Tech vs. Duke/#8 Georgia
    #5 Arkansas vs. South Carolina
    #4 Ole Miss/Tennessee Tech vs. #13 Texas
    Cal State Fullerton vs. Washington
    Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt
    #6 UNC vs. #11 Stetson
    #3 Oregon State vs. #14 Minnesota
     
  18. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I don’t follow college baseball that closely but Texas making a Super appearance in a rebuilding year is a pleasant surprise.
     
  19. Detts

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    They actually built a good offense.
     
  20. Kremlin Watcher

    Kremlin Watcher Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    And doing it by beating aggy at the Disch was a delicious cherry on top.
     
  21. RedOctober3829

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    Some crazy baseball today.
    Tennessee Tech shocks Ole Miss by winning 2 today and moving on to the Supers. This means Texas will host.

    Duke also wins 2 at Georgia to move on. Texas Tech will host Duke.

    Florida Atlantic beat #1 Florida and is now ahead in Game 2 2-0 in the 1st inning. The Gators have been the best team in the country all year long yet are in danger of their season being over.
     
  22. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Win it for Augie.
     
  23. Kremlin Watcher

    Kremlin Watcher Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Texas baseball has had five head coaches since it began in the early 1900s: Disch, Falk, Gus, Augie, and now Pierce. Win it for all of them. (I was there in the Gus era.)
     
  24. Bosoxen

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    FTFY

    Times like these I really wish Skip were still with the Horns. I might have been able to go to one of the games this weekend. Fat chance now - at least not without paying out the nose.
     
  25. Greg29fan

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    Carolina 7 Stetson 4 in the first game of the Chapel Hill Super Regional. Cody Roberts and Michael Busch had homers for the Heels and they staved off a Stetson rally in the top of the ninth.
     
  26. Greg29fan

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    Heels going to Omaha after a 7-5 win this afternoon.
     
  27. DeJesus Built My Hotrod

    DeJesus Built My Hotrod Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Late games on Sunday both went to extras. U Dub goes to Omaha for the first time ever, taking down Fullerton in the 10th 6-5. Miss St and Vandy are deadlocked 6-6 in the top of the 11th. Do or die baseball is so, so good.
     
  28. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Mississippi State won 10-6 in 11. To Omaha they go.

    Texas and Tennesse Tech play at 1 p.m. Eastern today to decide who goes to Omaha. Hook 'em!
     
  29. RedOctober3829

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    4 Game 3's today

    Texas/Tennessee Tech 1 pm ESPN2
    Texas Tech/Duke 4 pm ESPN2
    Arkansas/South Carolina 7 pm ESPN2
    Auburn/Florida 8pm ESPN
     
  30. Bosoxen

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    I'm watching without sound so I can't be sure but it looks like Tennessee Tech's pitcher Ethan Roberts was tossed for putting a substance on the ball. I don't know much about him but it sure seems like it couldn't have happened to a more deserving assbag.
     
  31. Bosoxen

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    Oh my shit, the Horns are headed to Omaha!!!!!!!!!
     
  32. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    WOW. Texas shuts down the best offense in the county back-to-back games. On to Omaha. I don't follow college baseball until the tournament but know this is an improbable run for Texas.
     
  33. Kremlin Watcher

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    Oh hell yes! This is such a bonus. This was supposed to be a bridge year, but freaking Kody Clemens put the team on his back and carried it to Omaha. Maybe he can reprise his dad’s ‘83 title.

    We will need more consistent hitting to make an impression in the CWS but the pitching and defense are such a treat to watch. I also liked their maturity in not having a stupid dogpile celebration. No one has won anything yet.
     
  34. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Texas’ tradition continues. No dogpiles unless you win the NCAA title.
     
  35. AMS25

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    Texas Tech going to Omaha, too. Let's hope the Big 12 (9) makes a splash at the CWS.
     
  36. Kremlin Watcher

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    Very happy for Tceh. They have some mashers.
     
  37. Just a bit outside

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    Auburn outfielder just knocked ball over the fence so Florida is going to CWS with an extra inning walkoff!

    Edit. Would have been a good catch but ball off his glove for homerun. That has got to hurt.
     
  38. Greg29fan

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    Big win for UNC - starting pitcher Luca Dalatri could only go 2/3 of an inning (dead arm) and so they had to burn through several pitchers, but they put eight runs on the board and that was enough to get the win over #3 Oregon State 8-6.
     
  39. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Well Texas got beat down. Bummer,
     
  40. Bosoxen

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    Getting to Omaha was gravy. It sucks they never really put up much of a fight but I'm not at all disappointed. Considering where they were just two years ago, this season can be seen as nothing but a smashing success.
     
  41. Kremlin Watcher

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    Yeah. This was meant to be a bridge year. But Pierce and the coaching staff did an amazing job and we got better all year. Looking forward to more great Longhorn baseball in the coming years. Texas has played in half of all the CWS ever played.
     
  42. absintheofmalaise

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    Hogs to the finals with a 5-2 win over Florida. Could be an all SEC finals if Miss State wins tomorrow.
     
  43. Poulsonator

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    Woo Pig Sooie! Awesome as hell to see them beat Florida en route to the finals. First time since 1979!
     
  44. absintheofmalaise

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    Hogs take Game 1 against the Beavers. One to go..
    Woo Pig Sooie!
     
  45. Just a bit outside

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    Going to a deciding game tomorrow night. Arkansas lets a foul pop drop between 3 guys that would have been the final out for the win. OSU batter then singles in the tying run and the next guy goes yard to win 5-3.
     
  46. Poulsonator

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    Just another heartbreaking loss to add to the collection. This one was extra-special though, getting all the way through 26.2 outs of the damn title game before blowing it. Ah well, awesome win for OSU.
     
  47. TeddyBallgame'sDirtbagSon

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    Almost Clint Stoerner level
     
  48. Ale Xander

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    Matchup between the schools of the two handsomest Red Sox outfielders ever.
    Looking forward to game 3.
     
  49. TeddyBallgame'sDirtbagSon

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    Hogs will throw their usual third starter. Almost everyone available except the closer. OSU has used all of their best arms up. They’ll probably start their closer, who pitched a short ninth tonight, and then might get some more out of Able who pitched an efficient 7th and 8th. After that who knows. Expect the bats to finally come alive.
     
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    Reggie Fish level
     

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