Tonight the Arizona Wildcats have the opportunity to win their fourth baseball championship and first since 1986. Last night Konner Wade handcuffed the South Carolina Gamecocks in a complete game 5-1 win.
College World Series Game 9 (Tuesday) – In the bracket one elimination game UCLA again couldn’t get the bats going despite having a couple of golden opportunities in a 4-1 defeat. Florida State took advantage of eight Bruins walks between starter Zach Weiss, Grant Watson and Ryan Deeter. Beau Amaral had two hits and Cody Keefer drove in the lone run but UCLA saw its season end.
College World Series Game 11 (Thursday) – This game was over before it ever began as Arizona struck for six-runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-3 win. Seminoles starter Brandon Leibrandt lasted just a third of an inning before being lifted. Eight of the nine Wildcats starters had a hit with three having two or more, Bobby Brown went 2-for-2 with three walks and a two-run homer. Kurt Hayer went 7.1 innings for Arizona allowing just two-runs.
College World Series Championship Series Game 1 (Sunday) – Konner Wade was dominant tossing his second straight complete game in Omaha (first to do so since Fullerton’s Jason Winsor in 2004) in putting Arizona up in the best-of-three. Offensively Robert Refsnyder provided the first blow with a two-run home run to the right field bullpen in the first inning. The ‘Cats scratched three more runs on the board to put themselves nine innings from a national title.
Next – Arizona (47-17) takes on South Carolina (49-19) needing just one win against the Gamecocks to take the title. If needed game three will be played tomorrow at 7:10 pm on ESPN. Tonight’s pitchers are the Wildcats throwing James Farris (7-3, 4.18 ERA) and the Gamecocks using Mr. CWS Michael Roth (9-1, 2.19 ERA).
Topics: 2012 College World Series, Andy Lopez, Arizona Wildcats, Bobby Brown, Cody Keefer, College World Series, Florida State Seminoles, Grant Watson, Konner Wade, Kurt Hayer, Robert Refsnyder, Ryan Deeter, South Carolina Gamecocks, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, UCLA Bruins, Zach Weiss