CWS: Not a bad first inning for OSU

By Eric Sorenson - June 26, 2006

Okay, so there was no scoring, but if this were a boxing match, round one would go to OSU.

Jonah Nickerson gets a three-up, three-down and the Beaver batters entice a seven-pitch at-bat from three different guys against Daniel Bard. Bard eventually throws 26 pitches in the lidlifter frame.

I also find it strange that Mike Fox chose to make so many infield changes from previous games in Omaha. I know UNC has used a lot of different lineups this year AND there were a lot of brain skips in last night's defense, but don't you usually go with what got you there?

If you're a Beaver batter, you have to gulp over the fact that Bard comes out throwing a 98mph fast ball on the first pitch. Gulp!

Posted by Eric Sorenson at 07:18 PM on June 26, 2006
Comments (1)


I'm a UNC Fan, and I'd agree with you about Bard. Very scary, but the fact is he is wild from the streach. If the opponents get runners on (errors are the achilles heel) He has trouble finding the zone. I get nervous when he is forced to work out of a jam.

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