June 3, 2011

Regional Scores & Schedules

Regional Capsules

NCAA Interactive Bracket

Regional Picks


Our panel of four includes CBI co-founders Sean Ryan and Phil Stanton, as well as Valparaiso head coach Tracy Woodson and Stephen Hill, our favorite calculus teacher at Toms River North High School in Toms River, N.J.




Tracy: Virginia...Don’t see anyone that can beat them twice, too much pitching!!

Stephen: Virginia over East Carolina


Sean: Virginia


Phil: Virginia gets it done at home


Los Angeles


Tracy: UCLA....Dominant starting pitching but they need to get their bats going


Stephen: Fresno State over UCLA’s stud pitching staff


Sean: UCLA


Phil: UCLA rides its arms to victory



Tracy: Rice.... Home team because of experience. Cal is only team that might challenge


Stephen: Rice over Cal


Sean: Rice


Phil: Rice protects the home turf

Fort Worth


Tracy: TCU.... Oklahoma scares me in this one but I like TCU if the arms are healthy

Stephen: TCU over Oklahoma


Sean: Oklahoma


Phil: TCU takes it




Tracy: South Carolina...Should ease through this region

Stephen: South Carolina over NC State in an “if” game


Sean: South Carolina


Phil: Gamecocks use home-field advantage to advance




Tracy: Connecticut....Going with an upset in this region. Think they are tourney ready right now


Stephen: Clemson over Coastal. Three fairly even teams here


Sean: Clemson


Phil: Clemson gets by some tough competition



Tracy: Florida State... Easiest path of any team to the Super Regionals


Stephen: Florida State over Alabama


Sean: Florida State


Phil: UCF lets its bats go on Sunday and Monday to advance

College Station


Tracy: Texas A&M... Must overcome injury to a top pitcher. Wright State will win a game in this regional


Stephen: Arizona breaks its inconsistency. Beats A&M in “if” game


Sean: Texas A&M


Phil: Aggies roll



Tracy: Florida...Too much offense but not an easy path for Gators

Stephen: Florida over Miami


Sean: Florida


Phil: Gators roll




Tracy: Georgia Tech... No clear cut team for me in this region so I go with the host

Stephen: Georgia Tech over Mississippi State (had disappointing SEC show)


Sean: Georgia Tech


Phil: Yellow Jackets protect the hive




Tracy: Texas... Pitching and defense wins but don’t be surprised by a good Kent State team


Stephen: Texas over Texas State in the easiest region in my opinion


Sean: Texas


Phil: The arms of Texas take care of the competition



Tracy: Need some type of upset so this is it. Strong SEC school gets it done


Stephen: Arizona State over Arkansas


Sean: Arizona State


Phil: Sun Devils shine on home field


Chapel Hill

Tracy: UNC...Too good here but an interesting 2-3 seed game with a lot of offense

Stephen: North Carolina over FIU


Sean: North Carolina


Phil: Tar Heels take it




Tracy: Fullerton...  Home team but it won’t be easy. Like Stanford if Fullerton stumbles

Stephen: CSF over Stanford in an “if” game


Sean: Fullerton


Phil: Titans outlast the competition




Tracy: Vandy...Pitching is too good and of course that is what wins games

Stephen: Vandy (my national champ pick) over a pesky Troy team


Sean: Vanderbilt


Phil: Vanderbilt takes it




Tracy: Georgia... SEC school will go in and win this region

Stephen: my upset special: Georgia over Oregon State in a “if” game


Sean: Oregon State


Phil: Creighton starts its Road to Omaha by winning in Corvallis





Virginia over UCLA

Oklahoma over Rice

South Carolina over Clemson

Texas A&M over Florida State

Florida over Georgia Tech

Texas over Arizona State

Cal State Fullerton over North Carolina

Vanderbilt over Oregon State


National Champion: Vanderbilt



Virginia over UCLA

Rice over TCU

South Carolina over Clemson

Texas A&M over UCF

Florida over Georgia Tech

Texas over Arizona State

Cal State Fullerton over North Carolina

Creighton over Vanderbilt


National Champion: Florida over Virginia