June 5, 1989 |
Ben McDonald has grown accustomed to the College World Series being the site of some of his least memorable moments as a pitcher for Louisiana State University. In 1987, three days after surrendering a game-winning home run against Oklahoma State, McDonald gave up a 10th-inning, bases-loaded grand slam to Stanford's Paul Carey that eliminated LSU from the tournament. On Saturday night, McDonald was tagged two, two-run homers that proved to be the difference in a 5-2 loss to Miami (Fla.
June 13, 2009 |
What: 63rd NCAA College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha. When: Today-June 24. Opening games (all times PDT): Today -- Cal State Fullerton (47-14) vs. Arkansas (39-22), 11 a.m., ESPN; Louisiana State (51-16) vs. Virginia (48-13-1), 4 p.m., ESPN. Sunday -- Arizona State (49-12) vs. North Carolina (47-16), 11 a.m., ESPN; Southern Mississippi (40-24) vs. Texas (46-14-1), 4 p.m., ESPN2. (Double-elimination bracket play continues Monday through June 21.
June 25, 2013 |
David Berg, UCLA's record-setting closer, doesn't seem like a guy who would stand for a cutesy nickname. And yes, this one is all of that. But really, is there a better nickname for him than "Ice"? Icing rallies, putting games on ice for the UCLA baseball team. It's what he's been doing for two years now -- at a pace never seen before. He has appeared in 50 games in each of his two seasons with the Bruins, an NCAA record. He has 24 saves this season, another record. And when asked about enjoying those records after Monday night's win over Mississippi State in Game 1 of a best-of-three-series for the national championship, he threw ice on his own party.
June 25, 2009 |
Louisiana State, which two years ago wasn't good enough to qualify for its conference tournament, is the best team in college baseball again. The Tigers won their sixth national title Wednesday night, breaking open Game 3 of the College World Series finals with a five-run sixth inning that carried them to an 11-4 victory over Texas. Jared Mitchell hit a three-run homer in the first inning as Louisiana State (56-17) built a 4-0 lead.
June 20, 2013 |
UCLA vs. North Carolina Where: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha. When: Friday, 5 p.m. PDT. Records: UCLA 46-17, North Carolina 59-11. TV: ESPN. Update: UCLA, undefeated in two World Series games, has a safety net. A victory sends the Bruins to the best-of-three World Series final. A loss forces a second game Saturday in the double-elimination tournament. That allows Coach John Savage options. He will hold back ace Adam Plutko, who is 6-0 in seven career postseason games.
June 9, 2012 |
UCLA is heading back to Omaha. The Bruins' 4-1 victory over Texas Christian on Saturday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium completed a two-game super-regional sweep, sending UCLA to the College World Series for the second time in three years. The eight-team World Series starts Friday at TD Ameritrade Park. TCU found out that it's difficult to win any game, let alone one on the road against the Bruins, with solo home runs. The Horned Frogs hit two Friday night and lost, 6-2. They hit another Saturday, but that wasn't enough to beat a UCLA team that utilized two sacrifice flies, a sacrifice bunt and a passed ball to close out the series.