UCLA rallied from behind to beat Omaha in a real duel.


Bruins Win Caps Rather Mild Day In Regional Action


LOS ANGELES — So, how was your opening day of the NCAA Tournament? Your team win? Good. Your team lose? No worries, it’s early. But just keep in mind since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1999, only 7.4% of teams that lose their opening game of the Regionals end up winning that Regional. Bummer, I know.

While I had a good time watching a pitcher’s duel between UCLA’s Ryan Garcia and Omaha’s Payton Kinney, there was a lot going on in today’s first day of the 2019 college baseball Regionals. I was glued to my TV most of the day. But the bummer is that there weren’t a lot of big-time upsets. I mean it wasn’t exactly June Madness here. While nearly every one of the top seeds came out on the right side of the scoreboard, 12 of the 15 three-seeds beat the two-seeds today (which is some sort of record or something like that?). So I guess there were some upsets after all.

Still, very little of what happened today was Earth-shattering. Let’s take a swing around the 16 Regionals to recap the day…




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