CWS: Forgot about my picks... here they are

By Eric Sorenson - June 16, 2006


Just to prove I can take a shot to my credibility, here are my predictions for the College World Series:

Bracket 1-
1- Cal State Fullerton
2- North Carolina
3- Clemson
4- Georgia Tech
Titan pitching and CWS experience outweigh awesome opposition. Clemson's speed and Georgia Tech bats could pull them through (especially if Tech gets warm weather and south-blowing winds as the weather is forcasted to be). Carolina's pitching is great, but the batting has been incredible. If they jump on Wes Roemer early - say first inning or three - this pick could change in a hurry.

Bracket 2-
1- Rice
2- Oregon State
3- Miami
4- Georgia
Pitching. Pitching. Pitching. That says enough about this pick. BUT - two things to keep in mind: 1- Oklahoma put a serious hurtin' on the Owl pitchers in the Super Regionals and if that trend continues, then Rice won't. And 2- OSU is the best-kept secret in college baseball with stout pitching of its own. They also have that high-value College World Series experience.

Championship round:

Rice in three over Cal State Fullerton- just like in March.

Posted by Eric Sorenson at 01:36 PM on June 16, 2006
Comments (2)

Comments

As a Rice alumnus, I like your picks. I also think they're the most likely. Go Owls!

Well, you have Clemson over GT, but I was hoping you might have them at the top of their bracket... and how is Clemson's speed their best attribute? Watching the Titan/Tarheel game (End of 3rd inning now), it looks like pitching takes second place to batting - two HRs against each of the two aces so far. "If they jump on Wes Roemer early - say first inning or three - this pick could change in a hurry." Well, that has happened, but CSF have hit UNCs pitcher harder. This seems to be a slugfest, not a pitcher's duel! I think you may have put too much emphasis on pitching! Oh, and Clemson has saved their ace for the second game, so that looks promising too. I love Omaha, GO TIGERS!!!

Post A Comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

The Slogger... Posts By Site More Baseball Archives...