At The Ballpark
2021 College World Series: Day 11 In Pictures
MSU routed Vanderbilt 13-2 on Tuesday night to force a winner-take-all Wednesday night matchup between the two SEC rivals. Here is how the game looked from my two Sony lenses.
Vandy’s Rocker Bests ECU’s Williams In Classic Duel
Vanderbilt’s Kumar Rocker added to his sparkling postseason legacy with a gem against East Carolina, out-dueling Gavin Williams.
Fitt: Dogged DBU Does It The Hard Way
With two of its biggest stars sidelined by injury, a night after getting walked off, Dallas Baptist came back from a 5-0 deficit to beat Oregon State and win the Fort Worth Regional.
Gainesville: South Alabama Forces Decisive Rematch Vs. South Florida
South Alabama blanked South Florida 4-0 to force a decisive game seven in the Gainesville Regional.
Fort Worth: Forrester’s Walk-Off Homer Keeps Plucky Beavers Alive
Oregon State staved off elimination twice Sunday with ninth-inning heroics against both TCU and DBU, capped by Garret Forrester’s walk-off homer.
Gainesville: South Alabama Sends Miami Packing
Michael Sandle homered twice to lead South Alabama to a 7-2 win against Miami, setting up a 3-seed vs. 4-seed final in Gainesville.
Nashville: Vandy Edges Georgia Tech, Sycamores Survive
Jack Leiter shined in Vanderbilt’s win against Georgia Tech, and Zach Frey went the distance for Indiana State. Burke Granger breaks it all down.
Stanford: Cardinal Stay Unbeaten, Bison Make History
The Stanford Regional continued to be a series of boat races as the Cardinal and North Dakota State posted breezy wins on Saturday.
Fort Worth: DBU Storms Back; Dernedde Delivers For Beavers
Aaron Fitt reports on Dallas Baptist’s stirring comeback win against TCU and Kyle Dernedde’s heroics for Oregon State.
Nashville: Jackets Rally, Rocker Dominates
Burke Granger examines Georgia Tech’s thrilling comeback win against Indiana State and Vanderbilt’s domination of Presbyterian.
Fort Worth: DBU’s Veteran Poise, Krob’s Maturation
Aaron Fitt’s Friday notebook from Fort Worth examines Dallas Baptist’s win against Oregon State and a career outing from TCU’s Austin Krob.
Fitt: Stars Shine Bright For Virginia; The Case For UNC
Zack Gelof led an offensive barrage for Virginia in support of ace Andrew Abbott in a blowout win against top-seeded Notre Dame.
Fitt: Duke’s Rothenberg, Tech’s Jenkins Provide Walk-Off Magic; The Case For Pitt
Our Thursday ACC tourney notebook highlights walk-off wins for Duke and Georgia Tech, plus a look at Pitt’s at-large case after a gritty loss to NC State.
Fitt: Red-Hot Duke Rolls; Hokies Grapple With Disappointing End
Left for dead just two weeks ago, Duke won its ninth straight game Wednesday and is surging back toward regionals. It’s a familiar story for the Devils.
Fitt Bits: Takeaways From NC State’s Series Win Over Florida State
Aaron Fitt shares observations on NC State and Florida State after the Wolfpack clinched the big ACC series.
Fitt: Magic Continues For NC State In Walk-Off Win Over Seminoles
NC State has proven its character by digging out of a 1-8 hole in ACC play, and Thursday’s walk-off win showed its mojo is still rising.
Red-Tail Rajcic Helps Bruins Even Key Non-Conference Series
UCLA freshman closer Max Rajcic sank his talons into UC Santa Barbara hitters helping the Bruins feast on a series-tying victory.
USC Hoping for Magical Stretch Run
USC isn’t on anyone’s radar as a potential regional team with three weeks to go. That isn’t stopping the Trojans from dreaming big on a magical stretch run.
Nikhazy Delivers In Hour Of Need For Ole Miss, Outduels Rocker
Coming off a series loss and a season-ending injury to ace Gunnar Hoglund, Ole Miss got a huge pick-me-up Friday from Doug Nikhazy, who bested Vandy’s Kumar Rocker.
Fitt: Elite Bullpen Comes Up Big Again For Mississippi State
A lockdown bullpen has been Mississippi State’s biggest strength all year, and it will make the Bulldogs very formidable come June.
Fitt Bits: Observations From A Hard-Fought Doubleheader Split Between Tulane, ECU
Tulane and East Carolina traded blows for seven and a half tense hours in a doubleheader split Saturday, with AAC supremacy on the line. Aaron Fitt breaks down the action.
ECU’s Tenacious Offense Steals Limelight In Battle Between Aces
East Carolina ace Gavin Williams got the better of Tulane star Braden Olthoff in Friday’s AAC showdown, with help from a balanced, disciplined Pirate offense.
Fitt: Dangerous Virginia Continues Long Climb Back From The Brink
After starting the season in a 4-12 chasm in the ACC, Virginia has surged back into at-large contention by winning four of its last five series. Aaron Fitt examines UVa’s turnaround.
Charlotte, Old Dominion Show Postseason Qualities In C-USA Showdown
Charlotte and Old Dominion both impressed in a doubleheader split Saturday. Aaron Fitt breaks down these two Conference USA title contenders.
Friday in Boston: Two Beantown Shutdowns Courtesy Of N’Eastern, BC
Eric Sorenson takes in a pair of games in Boston on Friday, where both home teams treated their opponents from down South quite rudely.
Battle Leads Old Dominion Power Surge In Win Against Charlotte
Veteran Kyle Battle homered twice to lead Old Dominion to a big win against Charlotte in another Conference USA showdown Friday.