June 04, 2006

Austin: Stanford Advances

Stanford pounded eight NC State pitchers for 24 hits, winning 17-7. The Cardinal are Austin Regional champs and will play the winner of the Corvallis Regional next weekend.

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Austin: Log on to Expedia Stanford Fans, You're Going to Corvallis

17-7 in the top of the 9th and still batting.

Two run triple by Ryan Seawall (4th hit of the game), double by John Hester, double by Chris Minaker (5-for-5, 6 runs), triple by Jason Castro, double by Brendan Domaracki… On the bright side for NC State, they did finally get Michael Taylor out.

The Wolfpack are on their 8th pitcher.

Austin: Three Outs to Go for Stanford

At the end of eight innings, it’s 11-7 Stanford.

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Austin: I'll See Your Two and Raise You One

Stanford answered NC State's 2-run inning with a 3-spot in their next at-bat. Minaker, Taylor, and Lewis were in the middle of it again. The Cardinal now lead 8-5 after six innings.

Stanford has 14 hits in 6 innings, but has stranded 7 runners.

Austin: Not So Fast, Stanford!

I’ve seen 98 degrees on the stadium scoreboard, but NC State is still showing some fight in its second game of the afternoon. The Wolfpack just rallied and tied it 5-5 after five innings.

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Austin: Stanford's Six Innings Away

Stanford has jumped ahead of NC State, leading 4-3 at the end of three.

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Austin: Bigger Hurt

NC State and Stanford have just started. It’s 96 degrees here and the flags are limp. Ugh.

There can’t be more than a couple of hundred people in the stands for this one, so if you’re in the area, come on down and get a foul ball!

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Austin: Down Goes Texas!

A clutch-hitting NC State team stunned a big Austin crowd by eliminating Texas 6-3.

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Austin: Killshot?

In the top of the 8th, NC State just scored three two-out runs to take a 6-3 lead.

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Austin: Texas Ties It Up

Texas got back-to-back doubles by Carson Kainer and Hunter Harris in the bottom of the 7th to tie NC State, 3-3.

Adrian Alaniz is coming out for the 8th, but he has to be pushing 120 pitches, so I don’t expect him to last much longer.

Austin: Wolfpack Takes the Lead

NC State just pushed across two runs in top of the sixth to take a 3-2 lead over Texas.

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Austin: Yo, Adrian!

In 91-degree temps, we’re sweating out an elimination game. It’s 2-1 Texas after two innings.

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Austin: Hoping for Deja Vu

Here at hot and humid Disch-Falk Field, North Carolina State and Texas are preparing for a noontime elimination game. The winner of this game will take a short break then play Stanford at 4 pm. Win that, and you get a winner-take-all game against the Cardinal tomorrow at 6 pm.

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June 03, 2006

Austin: Stanford in the Driver's Seat

Stanford is now the only undefeated team in the Austin Regional after their 12-8 win over Texas. The Cardinal dug out of an early 3-0 deficit with 16 hits, and sent most of the sellout crowd home unhappy.

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Austin: The Disch is Jumping

Texas plated four runs with a two-out rally in the top of the 7th to trim Stanford’s lead to 9-8.

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Austin: Longhorns Implode

Stanford has taken control of this one and leads Texas 9-4 in the middle of the sixth inning.

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Austin: Slugging It Out at Disch-Falk

In front of a loud sellout crowd, Stanford and Texas have traded big punches early in the game, with Stanford leading 4-3 in the middle of the third inning.

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Austin: Wolfpack Survives and Game Two Preview

You know how announcers always say that it’s the little things that win games? Well, that’s not entirely true, because big things win games more often than little things. But NC State just beat UTA 6-5, thanks to a little thing.

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Austin: Free Baseball!

In a development that today’s Stanford-Texas loser will later look upon fondly, UT-Arlington and North Carolina State are headed to extra innings tied at five.

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Austin: We Have a Good One!

We’re tied at 5-5 after eight innings, and I’m completely over missing out on breakfast tacos. Actually, I’m pretty hungry, but I’m in a much better mood because we've had several innings of great drama on the field.

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Austin: Fan Favorites

The thousand or so Longhorn fans already here have found a couple of things to root for. #9-hitter Collin Garner just lashed a bases-loaded double to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 UT-Arlington lead. Daniel Rieder followed with a single and now it’s 5-3 after five innings. UT fans are now firmly backing the branch campus.

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Austin: Noontime Siesta

Maybe the disappointment of missing the free breakfast tacos is too great to overcome, but after four innings NC State leads UTA 3-1 in a game that’s ugly and sloppy, and is not entertaining me.

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Austin: Sweating out an Elimination Game

Is there any worse way to start the day than by missing out on free breakfast tacos?

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June 02, 2006

Austin: Longhorns Cruise, 9-1

Texas rode solid pitching from Kenn Kasparek and strong hitting all through the lineup to easily beat UT-Arlington 9-1.

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Austin: Puttering Along at Disch-Falk

Texas has slowly and methodically stretched its lead to 6-1 after six innings.

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Austin: Longhorns in Front Early

Texas leads UT-Arlington 2-1 after three innings in front of a big loud crowd.

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Austin: Stanford Makes It Look Easy

Stanford dominated today’s first game, beating NC State 7-2. Stanford will play again at 3 pm tomorrow, while the Wolfpack will play an 11 am elimination game.

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Austin: Greg Reynolds, As Advertised

After seven innings, Stanford leads NC State 6-1. It makes a guy feel good when he focuses his pre-game writeup on one player, and that player comes out and dominates the game. Thanks, Greg Reynolds.

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Austin: Tall Drink of Water

In hot, humid, and sunny Austin, Stanford is hitting ringing line drives and leads NC State 4-0 in the top of the 2nd. The Cardinal got a run in the first almost immediately and has added three more in the second, two on Jim Rapaport's double. NC State has just gone to the bullpen.

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June 01, 2006

Austin: Ready to Rumble

Is there a better time of the year than RIGHT NOW?

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