This Week in Pacific 12 Baseball (Weekend of June 22 College World Series Edition)


The Pac-12 will have the Arizona Wildcats playing for the championship which starts on Sunday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Arizona will not know its opponent until tonight as two-time defending national champion South Carolina play Arkansas in a elimination game.

College World Series Championship Finals Best-of-Three, June 24-26  –
Arizona Wildcats (46-17) v. South Carolina Gamecocks (48-18) or Arkansas Razorbacks (46-21)
Path to the championship series:
06/15 – Arizona 4 Florida State 3 F/12
06/17 – Arizona 4 UCLA 0
06/21 – Arizona 10 Florida State 3

Arizona will be going for its fourth national title in baseball and first since 1986 when the Wildcats defeated Florida State 10-2 in the finals. Andy Lopez, has led his first team to the championship game/series since leading Cinderella Pepperdine to the 1992 CWS title when the Waves beat Cal State Fullerton 3-2. As a program it will be Arizona’s seventh time in the championship game but first in the best-of-three finals which was adopted in 2003.

College World Series Best-of-Three Finals Results (2003-2011)
2003 (Rosenblatt Stadium) – Rice over Stanford in three games
2004 (Rosenblatt Stadium) – Cal State Fullerton over Texas in two games
2005 (Rosenblatt Stadium) – Texas over Florida in two games
2006  (Rosenblatt Stadium) – Oregon State over North Carolina in three games
2007 (Rosenblatt Stadium) – Oregon State over North Carolina in two games
2008 (Rosenblatt Stadium) – Fresno State over George in three games
2009 Rosenblatt Stadium) – LSU over Texas in three games
2010 (Rosenblatt Stadium) – South Carolina over UCLA in two games
2011 (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha) – South Carolina over Florida in two games

NCAA College World Series bracket

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