June 18, 2009

Game 10 Recap

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College World Series - Game 10 Notes

By Phil Stanton

CollegeBaseballInsider.com Co-Founder

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 national crown.


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 nine-inning games.


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).