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Prospect Rundown: Sunbelt League
Georgia State incoming freshman Ryan Watson was one of the most intriguing prospects on the Sunbelt League roster at the Southeast Collegiate Prospect Showcase. Find out who else stood out.
Cape League All-Star Weekend Notebook
East Carolina’s Spencer Brickhouse won the Cape Cod League All-Star Game MVP award for the victorious West team, highlighting Aaron Fitt’s loaded notebook from the weekend.
Prospect Rundown: Southern Collegiate Lg.
Our Aaron Fitt caught several southern summer leagues last week, and he has an in-depth look at the shining prospects from the Southern Collegiate League.
Prospect Rundown: Florida League
Arkansas righthander Zebulon Vermillion headlined the prospect crop for the Florida Collegiate Summer League at this week’s Southeast Collegiate Prospect Showcase.
Prospect Rundown: Cal Ripken League
East Carolina two-way talent Alec Burleson was one of the Ripken League’s standouts at the Southeast Collegiate Prospects Showcase. Find out who else caught Aaron Fitt’s eye.
Assistant Coach of the Year: UW’s Jason Kelly
Washington’s Jason Kelly has baseball in his DNA, and he has become one of the most respected pitching coaches in the West, earning him the 2018 D1Baseball Assistant Coach of the Year award.
Team USA Notebook: Three Early Standouts
Players from LSU, Baylor and East Carolina have stood out early this summer for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. Aaron Fitt takes a closer look at Daniel Cabrera, Shea Langeliers and Jake Agnos.
Fitt: OSU Takes The Long Road To Immortality
Oregon State’s run to the 2018 national title was forged in the fires of last year’s heartbreak. That disappointment combined with a run through the losers’ bracket in this CWS made OSU’s triumph even sweeter.
Stunned Hogs Try To Regroup
The Razorbacks were one out away from a national title — they just needed to catch a tricky foul pop-up. But the ball hit the dirt, and Oregon State stormed back to win, leaving Arkansas to try to regroup for a winner-takes-all finale.
The 2018 All-Fitt Team
Oregon State’s Nick Madrigal leads the 2018 All-Fitt Team — Aaron Fitt’s annual list of players he most enjoyed covering over the course of the season.
Knight Cements Special Place In Arkansas Lore
In the biggest start of his life, Blaine Knight did exactly what he always does: he competed, he kept his poise — and he won. Knight helped lead Arkansas to the brink of the national title.
Fitt: Get Ready For Goliath vs. Goliath
Rarely do we get a CWS Finals matchup with this kind of star power. Arkansas and Oregon State are true juggernauts, and their battle for the national championship could be epic.
Ascendant Campbell Leads Hogs To Finals
Isaiah Campbell turned in a big-time performance to beat Player of the Year Brady Singer and Florida, lifting Arkansas to the CWS Finals.
Florida Withstands Late Raider Rally
Florida got big contributions from its battle-tested veterans, as usual, but some of its talented freshmen also came up big in a College World Series win against Texas Tech.
Irrepressible Beavers Break UNC’s Heart Again
Oregon State’s truly special combination of elite talent, invaluable experience and remarkable poise helped the Beavers erase a late three-run deficit to deal UNC a devastating CWS defeat.
Westburg’s Bat Upstages His Banana Phone
Before Tuesday, Jordan Westburg was mostly known for starting the Mississippi State rally banana craze. But now he’ll also be known for his offensive heroics against UNC.
Fearsome Arkansas Offense Goes Hog Wild
Luke Bonfield and the Razorbacks flexed their offensive muscle against Texas, breaking open a close game with an eight-run sixth inning onslaught. Crooked numbers are nothing new for Arkansas.
Walk-Off Wonders Win Another Classic
Mississippi State has developed a flair for the dramatic, and the Bulldogs were up to their old tricks Saturday night, beating Washington 1-0 in a special display of pitching and defense from both clubs.
State Of Baseball: Pace Of Play, Draft Timing Talk
College baseball is in great shape overall, from the product on the field to the ratings and revenue streams. The sport’s power brokers are turning their focus on improving the pace of play — and they still need to work with MLB to improve the timing of the draft.
2018 CWS: Bracket One Breakdown
Aaron Fitt breaks down the College World Series teams that begin action on Saturday: Oregon State, North Carolina, Mississippi State and Washington.
Fitt’s Bits: Super Regional Monday Roundup
Aaron Fitt’s running diary of Monday’s super regional action tracks all four winner-take-all games on the schedule. Texas, Texas Tech, Arkansas and Florida filled out the CWS field, and the day ended in walk-off fashion in Gainesville.
UNC Completes Long Journey Back To CWS
North Carolina’s balanced offense continued to fire on all cylinders, and its bullpen held off another late threat to send the Tar Heels to Omaha for the first time since 2013.
UNC Executes Winning Plan Vs. Gilbert
Michael Busch and Cody Roberts powered North Carolina past Stetson, as the Tar Heels executed their game plan against first-rounder Logan Gilbert.
Lubbock Super Regional Breakdown
Texas Tech hosts Duke in a super regional matchup between two very hot offenses. Can the upstart Blue Devils hang with the powerful Red Raiders? We break it all down.
Fullerton Super Regional Breakdown
Cal State Fullerton hosts Washington in a super regional matchup between two red-hot West Coast teams. We break down the matchups, and get anonymous scouting reports from opposing coaches on each team.
Chapel Hill Super Regional Breakdown
No. 6 national seed North Carolina hosts No. 11 Stetson in an intriguing super regional matchup. We analyze how the teams match up, and opposing coaches offer anonymous scouting reports on both.