June 19, 2010

College World Series Schedule and Game Stories

College World Series Capsules


Coaches pick Arizona State to win CWS

Sun Devils followed by Gators, Horned Frogs

By Phil Stanton

CollegeBaseballInsider.com Co-Founder


OMAHA, Neb. – Arizona State is the favorite to take home the college baseball national title according to a CollegeBaseballInsider.com survey of head coaches around the country.


The Sun Devils, the No. 1 national seed and owner of a 52-8 record, earned 36 percent of the vote from 75 head coaches who participate in the survey. Florida and TCU, who are in the opposite side of the College World Series bracket from ASU, each received 12 votes, or 16 percent.


UCLA tallied nine votes (12 percent), followed by South Carolina (8 percent), Florida State (5 percent), Oklahoma (4 percent) and Clemson (3 percent). The Tigers are the Sun Devils’ first-round opponent.


“Arizona State is clearly the favorite, but what’s interesting is how split the votes are among Florida, TCU and UCLA,” said Sean Ryan, co-founder of CollegeBaseballInsider.com. “Not only is that side of the bracket wide open, but college coaches around the country also think the winner of that side has a great shot of winning the whole thing.”


CollegeBaseballInsider.com, which has been covering Division I college baseball since 2002, asked head coaches to choose one winner from the eight teams in Omaha vying for the College World Series title. The sample of 75 coaches represents about 25 percent of Division I head coaches.


Arizona State – 27

Florida – 12

TCU – 12

UCLA – 9

South Carolina – 6

Florida State – 4

Oklahoma – 3

Clemson - 2


Participating Coaches

Gary McClure              Austin Peay                 

Mervyl Melendez          Bethune-Cookman      

Mik Aoki                     Boston College

David Esquer                California                     

Steve Rousey               Cal State Northridge    

Mike McRae                Canisius                       

Stuart Lake                  Charleston Southern    

Michael Caston            Chicago State              

Monte Lee                   College of Charleston  

Dan Heefner                 Dallas Baptist              

Sean McNally              Duke                           

Mike Wilson                 Duquesne                    

Tony Skole                   East Tennessee State   

Wes Carroll                  Evansville                    

John McCormack         Florida Atlantic

Mike Martin                 Florida State                

Pete Wilk                     Georgetown                

Billy Brown                  George Mason            

Steve Mrowka             George Washington     

Patrick Anderson          Hofstra                        

Tracy Smith                  Indiana                        

Spanky McFarland       James Madison

Ritch Price                    Kansas                        

Scott Stricklin               Kent State                   

Steve Owens                Le Moyne                   

Jim Toman                    Liberty                        

Jason Gill                      Loyola Marymount      

Steve Trimper               Maine                          

Chris Tracz                   Marist                         

Kevin Leighton             Manhattan                   

Erik Bakich                  Maryland                     

Mike Stone                  Massachusetts             

Jake Boss                     Michigan State 

Steve Peterson             Middle Tennessee St.  

John Cohen                  Mississippi State          

Gary Powers                Nevada                       

Ray Birmingham           New Mexico               

Rocky Ward                New Mexico State      

Jeff Dodson                  North Dakota              

Paul Stevens                 Northwestern              

Dave Schrage               Notre Dame                

George Horton             Oregon                        

Ed Sprague                  Pacific                         

Elton Pollock                Presbyterian                

Doug Schreiber            Purdue                        

Joe Raccuia                  Radford                       

Jim Foster                    Rhode Island               

Mark McQueen           Richmond                    

Barry Davis                  Rider                           

Mark Johnson              Sam Houston State      

Tony Rossi                   Siena                           

Steve Kittrell                South Alabama

Jedd Soto                     Saint Mary’s                

Ed Blankmeyer             St. John’s                    

Derek England              St. Peter’s                   

Ritchie Price                 South Dakota State     

Lelo Prado                   South Florida               

Matt Senk                    Stony Brook                

Rob Valli                      Temple            

Manny Mantrana          Texas Pan American    

Ty Harrington               Texas State                 

Mark Smartt                 Troy                            

Rex Peters                    UC Davis                    

Doug Smith                  UC Riverside               

Bill Kernen                   UC Santa Barbara       

Mark Scalf                   UNC Wilmington         

Darin Thomas               UT Arlington               

Bubba Cates                UT-Martin                   

Tracy Woodson           Valparaiso                   

Joe Godri                     Villanova                     

Marlin Ikenberry           VMI                            

Joe Litteri                     Wagner                       

Tom Walter                  Wake Forest               

Bobby Moranda           Western Carolina         

Joe Hudak                    Winthrop