College World Series Schedule and Game Stories
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College World Series - Game 1
By Phil Stanton
Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn won his first
game in seven tries at the College World Series. His Nebraska
teams were 0-2 in both 2001 and 2002, while his 2004 Razorback
club was also out in two.
“It’s really not about me,” Van Horn said. “I’m
glad that’s over with. I do now have a College World Series
winning percentage. I’ve been a part of two-and-out and it’s no
fun. I am glad it’s over with and hopefully we’ll never talk
about it again.”
The Hogs improved to 6-0 in this year’s NCAA
Tournament, going 3-0 in the Norman Regional and 2-0 in the
Tallahassee Super Regional.
Arkansas is 14-0 when scoring in double figures,
including 4-0 in the NCAA Tournament.
Dave Serrano of Cal State Fullerton is the 11th
head coach to bring two teams to the College World Series. He
led UC Irvine to Omaha in 2007.
The Titans had their nine-game win streak
The last time the eventual national champion
played on the opening day of the College World Series was Miami
(Fla.) in 1999.
Gary Brown of Cal State Fullerton tied a CWS
single-game record with two sacrifice flies. It is the 13th time
it had been accomplished, most recently by Rich Poythress of
Georgia against Fresno State on June 24, 2008.