College Baseball

Surprise, surprise: Chanticleers, Arizona set for CWS finals

All those SEC and ACC heavyweights are long gone from the NCAA Tournament, and the last two Big 12 teams went home this weekend. The College World Series championship comes down to two teams that were not expected to even make it to Omaha, let alone the finals.

Coastal Carolina and Arizona had to go through demanding regionals and super regionals on the road to make the CWS, and each had to come back from an early loss here to win three straight in bracket play and reach the best-of-three finals starting Monday night.

Even more impressive, the Chanticleers (53-17) have made it this far in their first CWS appearance. The Wildcats (48-22) are here in Jay Johnson's first season...