Thursday, June 18, 2009

Anyway, As I Was Saying ...

In my blog post yesterday, I observed that comebacks are always possible in baseball, even if you're down to your last out or your last strike.

The baseball team from my alma mater, the University of Arkansas, proceeded to prove my point in the College World Series last night, rallying in the ninth to tie the University of Virginia. The Razorbacks broke the tie and won the game in the 12th.

Undoubtedly, many fans had given up on the game and missed a dramatic finish on ESPN2.

Next up for the Razorbacks is a rematch with SEC rival LSU on Friday. The teams met in the World Series on Monday, and LSU clobbered the Hogs, 9–1. If LSU wins, Arkansas is eliminated and LSU advances to the best–of–three championship series that begins on Monday. If Arkansas wins, the teams will meet again on Saturday, with the winner advancing to the championship series.

In the other bracket, Arizona State and North Carolina face off today in an elimination game, with the winner advancing to a similar showdown with Texas.

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