June 8, 2012
Super Regional Capsules
Super Regional Notes
NCAA Interactive Bracket
CBI Super Regional
By Phil Stanton and Sean Ryan
whittled the field from 64 to 16, now look to identify the Omaha
Eight this weekend in the Super Regionals. CBI looks into
Crystal Ball Insider for who advances.
Baton Rouge Super Regional
Phil: Stony Brook can hit from top to bottom in
its lineup, but doesn’t have the pitching depth of LSU.
Seawolves steal one, but Tigers survive in three.
Sean: What, Phil, you’re not taking Stony Brook
to win like last week? Like Phil, Stony Brook takes one, but LSU
Tucson Super Regional
Phil: Arizona mashed through three games in its
Regional, and the hot bats continue against St. John’s. Wildcats
Sean: St. John’s shows it can hit, too, but the
Wildcats advance to Omaha for the first time since 2004.
Tallahassee Super Regional
Phil: My favorite match-up of the weekend. Both
teams could do damage in Omaha. Two of the premier head coaches
in college baseball. Three terrific games, Cardinal advances.
Sean: I had Stanford at the beginning of the
tourney; really tough to pick against FSU, but I’ll stick with
Stanford in three.
Los Angeles Super Regional
Phil: UCLA has nice balance of pitching and
offense. TCU surprised me last week, but Bruins take it in two.
Sean: My CWS champ was the winner of UCLA and
Texas A&M (that was a hedge from my season-long pick of the
Aggies). TCU messed that up a bit, but the Bruins get back to
Gainesville Super Regional
Phil: Florida looked impressive in rolling
through Regional. Gators might struggle against Rodon, but
outlast Wolfpack in three.
Sean: One of two 1-seed matchups (FSU/Stanford).
NC State is gritty and makes it tough, but Florida rolls on in
Waco Super Regional
Phil: Baylor bounced back from an opening-round
Regional loss to Oral Roberts to win four straight. Bears have
better offense than Razorbacks and advance in three.
Sean: Bad news when the Bears rallied to win in
Waco last week. This one will be back and forth all weekend.
Considered a switch of the pick, but the Year of Baylor
Columbia Super Regional
Phil: South Carolina continues to use its
successful postseason formula: keep it close, pull it out in the
eighth or ninth, even extra innings. Gamecocks keep the
postseason win streak going, win in two.
Sean: Big props to Oklahoma for fighting through
Charlottesville. The fight continues, but South Carolina knocks
the Sooners out in two.
Eugene Super Regional
Phil: Oregon hosts its first Super Regional. Kent
State is veteran club, won’t be intimidated on the road. Golden
Flashes in three.
Sean: Love the matchup here. Kent State will get
one and nearly steal the Regional, but Oregon survives in three.
(photo by Scott Wu/UCLA Athletics)