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College World Series - Game 10
By Phil Stanton
The SEC has two teams in the semifinals for the
first time since 2004, when Georgia and South Carolina reached
the semis. Neither got to the championship series, as Texas
bounced the Bulldogs and Cal State Fullerton eliminated the
Gamecocks. LSU and Arkansas meeting in the semis marks the first
time since 1996 that two SEC schools face each other in the
semis. In 1996, LSU beat Florida in the semifinals before
defeating Miami (Fla.) 9-8 in the title game.
The last time two teams from the same conference
met in the semifinals was in 2005, when Texas defeated Baylor on
its way to a championship series win over Florida for the
The Pac-10 has had a team reach the semifinals in
each of the past five seasons, with Arizona State in 2005 and
2009, Oregon State in 2006 and 2007, and Stanford in 2008.
Senior Garrett Gore of UNC now has record for
most College World Series games played with 21. He passed the
mark of Daryl Arenstein of USC, who played in 20 from 1970-73.
Sophomore Matt Harvey of North Carolina set a CWS
record with four wild pitches in one game. There had been 14
pitchers to throw three wild pitches in a CWS game.
Junior Kole Calhoun of Arizona State hit the 46th
grand slam in CWS history. The last was by Tim Federowicz of
North Carolina against LSU on June 20, 2008. He is the fourth
Sun Devil to hit a CWS grand slam.
Sal Bando on June 8, 1965, against Saint Louis
Bob Horner on June 4, 1978, against Oral Roberts
Michael Collins on June 6, 1998, in championship
game against USC
The crowd of 25,001 to watch the ASU-UNC game was
the largest of the 2009 CWS.
Each of the past three CWS games has lasted more
that four hours. This game took 4:04, the second 4:04 game in
the past three (Texas-ASU), both being the fifth-longest
The win was the 1,000th in the career of ASU head
coach Pat Murphy. He is 1,000-455-4 in 24 seasons.
North Carolina has 213 wins over the past four
seasons, the most in the nation.
UNC has been eliminated by the eventual national
champion each of the past three years (Oregon State in 2006 &
2007, Fresno State in 2008).