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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.