CWS: Georgia Tech-Fullerton 'bout to start. Advantage: Tech

By Eric Sorenson - June 18, 2006

Looking out of the press box before the start of game 5, the first thing I notice is the flags out in center field are blowing out, though not quite at the gale force it was on Friday. Nonetheless, any amount of wind has to help the power bats of the Jackets in this game.

Also, as good as Dustin Miller has been this year, the Jackets come in with the most intimidating lineup in the CWS. I've seen them hit righties, lefties, junkies and fireballers. Doesn't matter, they'll get their hits. This is where a hot pitcher like Lauren Gagnier may have helped, but he threw four innings of the 13-inning marathon vs. North Carolina on Friday night.

But again, the experienced bats of Cal State Fullerton will also give the .292 opposing batting average of Blake Wood a big test.

The Fullerton house on 13th street was abuzz before the game. My feeling was that most of the people were thinking to themselves, "Is this place joing to be dormant after just two games?"

Should be a great contrast of styles in today's first game. Can't wait.

Posted by Eric Sorenson at 01:44 PM on June 18, 2006

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