June 23, 2011
College World Series Notes
By Jimmy Jones
Special to CollegeBaseballInsider.com
(photos by Jimmy Jones)
pitchers entered the CWS ranked in the Top 10 in the nation in
ERA. They include Michael Roth of South Carolina (2nd at 1.02),
Taylor Jungmann (right) of Texas (4th at 1.38), Virginia's Danny Hultzen
(6th at 1.49),Will Roberts of Virginia (1.58), John Stillson,
Texas A&M (1.68), and Sam Stafford, Texas (1.72).
Carolina's 51 wins are the fourth best in school history.
Heel catcher Jacob Stallings is 7 for 16 (.438) with four RBI in
six career CWS games.
junior Alex Panteliodis (6-2, 3.95) will make his 12th start of
the year, 2nd of the season against Vanderbilt on Friday. The
encounter will mark the eighth time that the Gators will face a
league opponent in the CWS. They are 2-5 (.286) in those
of the last 21 teams NCAA Champions have started 2-0 in bracket
Hicks’ home run in the fourth inning against South Carolina gave
him 31 career hits in the NCAA tournament, passing teammate
Steven Proscia for most among active Cavaliers.
56 wins is the most in school history and that total leads the
had 12 players drafted in the 2011 MLB draft shattering the
school record and breaking the SEC record of 11 previously held
by Auburn (2010), Ole Miss (2009), and Georgia (2009).
seven triples hit so far in the 2011 CWS are the most since 2008
SEC is the first conference in history to have three of the
final four teams.
one top seeded team, since the seeding format began in 1999, has
won the College World Series, University of Miami. This year's
#1 seed is University of Virginia.
Gamecocks have only trailed in one game during 2011 post season
play. They trailed University of Connecticut 2-0 before coming
back for an 8-2 win.
of the last seven CWS winners were not seeded in the Top 8.
last ACC team to win a CWS was Wake Forest in 1955.
is Virginia's second CWS appearance. In 2009 they tied for fifth
CWS format is a double-elimination system, with two divisions of
four teams each. The winner of each of these sectionals then
meets in the championship series, which has been a best-of-three
format since 2003. The winner of this series is the NCAA
of 2011, the University of Southern California has won 12
College World Series titles, the most in NCAA history. From 1970
to 1974, USC won five straight national championships, and six
of seven from 1968 to 1974.
first-ever College World Series was played at Hyames Field in
Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1947 and was simply a best-of-three series
between California and Yale. Cal swept the series in two games
to become the first CWS champion.
permanent changes occurred in 1950, when the CWS field expanded
to eight teams and the location was switched to Omaha. Total
attendance at Omaha Municipal Stadium, since renamed Rosenblatt
Stadium, was just 17,805, but a tradition was born. Almost sixty
years later, the College World Series is still played in Omaha
and no other city is more closely identified with hosting a