June 10, 2011
Super Regional Capsules & Schedules
NCAA Interactive Bracket
Super Regional Picks
Super Regionals are here, and so far, we've done a pretty good
job of making predictions. Sean has six of his Omaha eight
remaining, missing on Oklahoma and Cal State Fullerton. Phil has
five of his eight remaining, missing on Rice, Cal State
Fullerton and Creighton.
We've asked Jon Mueller, head coach at Albany, to join the panel
this week. Mueller wrote a journal for CBI a few years back, but
more impressive is that seven of his Omaha teams remain. Mueller
predicted California would reach Omaha. His lone miss was
picking UCLA to reach the CWS.
Austin Super Regional
Sean - ASU has enough to give Texas fits, but the
Longhorns slip past in three close games.
Phil - This should come down to Longhorn pitching vs. Sun Devil
hitting. Texas in three.
Coach Mueller - Texas
Chapel Hill Super Regional
Sean - My pick of Fullerton over UNC can't
happen; Stanford plays well, but the Tar Heels play a little
better and win in three.
Phil - North Carolina looks for a return trip to Omaha. Tar
Heels over Cardinal in three.
Coach Mueller - Stanford
Charlottesville Super Regional
Sean - Virginia was my pick to meet Vanderbilt in
the CWS final. Sticking with the Cavaliers in two low-scoring
Phil - The Cavaliers hope to rectify their failure to reach
Omaha a year ago. UVa in two.
Coach Mueller - Virginia
Columbia Super Regional
Sean - The Huskies showed great fight in winning
in Clemson. I think they take a game and make the defending
champs sweat in Game 3 before South Carolina advances.
Phil - Gamecocks look to repeat as national champs. South
Carolina in three.
Coach Mueller - South Carolina
Gainesville Super Regional
Sean - The Bulldogs played three close games
against Florida this year. Expect close games again, but the
injured Gators get it done in two.
Phil - Gators continue to roll. Florida in two.
Coach Mueller - Florida
Nashville Super Regional
Sean - Really like this series for a lot of
reasons. Vandy was my pick to win it all - but the Beavers will
make them work, forcing a third game, before the Dores move on.
Phil - Vandy has better pitching and better hitting than OSU.
Commodores in three for their first trip to Omaha.
Coach Mueller - Vanderbilt
Santa Clara Super Regional
Sean - Do we have to make a pick? Love Cal's
pitching, and I love DBU's hitting. My slight lean is toward the
Golden Bears in three.
Phil - Who would have thought we’d see Cal against Dallas
Baptist? The pitching for the Golden Bears quiets the bats of
the Patriots in three.
Coach Mueller - California
Tallahassee Super Regional
Sean - Toughest call for me. My original pick was
A&M over FSU to reach Omaha and I'll stick with it in a
back-and-forth, three-game battle.
Phil - The Aggie arms are a little better than
the Seminole arms. Texas A&M in three.
Coach Mueller - Florida State
(photo by Jimmy Jones)