| Jun 16, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. — Mike Papi stranded runners at second base in his first two at-bats Sunday night.
The Virginia junior first baseman kept that in mind when he came to bat with the winning run in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth inning.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Commissioner Mike Slive opened Monday's four-day Southeastern Conference football media days with his usual bragging about the league's dominance in ... baseball?
Thank goodness for the Vanderbilt nine, which knocked out Virginia to win this year's...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Alabama is the preseason favorite again in the Southeastern Conference.
The Crimson Tide, the overwhelming favorite, received 154 points in the media poll released Thursday at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. Auburn was second with 75 points and South...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:31 PM
UC Irvine could only hope it was Buehler’s day off Monday at the College World Series.
With a spot in the bracket final on the line, Vanderbilt sophomore fireballer Walker Buehler rescued the Commodores (47-19), who rallied for a 6-4 victory...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:19 PM
With a win in its opener at the 2014 College World Series, the UC Irvine baseball team handed the ball to pitcher and Crescenta Valley High graduate Elliot Surrey on Monday against Vanderbilt.
Surrey struggled early and fell behind in the first inning....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Connor Spencer began the walk from the locker room to the field at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on Monday and couldn't help himself.
"I don't know why, but I had the song, 'Don't Stop Believing' in my head," UC Irvine's first baseman said. "I just...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Virginia and Texas Christian dueled for nearly five hours and deep into the Nebraska night. They endured nine consecutive scoreless innings and extended their superb closers far beyond the norm.
But, oh, the rewards for the Cavaliers:
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Nathan Thornhill and John Curtiss pitched Texas' second straight shutout at the College World Series in Omaha, and the Longhorns forced a second bracket final against Vanderbilt with a 4-0 victory Friday.
The Longhorns (46-20) and Commodores (48-20)...
| Jun 23, 2014
Tyler Beede is a two-time, first-round draft choice. Walker Buehler has won 12 games this season, one shy of the national lead. But for all of the pitching at Vanderbilt's disposal Monday, Virginia is positioned even better entering the College World...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Only incurable seamheads and/or incorrigible gamblers organize NCAA baseball tournament pools, but even if you filled out a bracket purely for entertainment, chances are it's more charred than a burger on the barbie.
Five of the eight national seeds met...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:02 PM
At 50, Bob Ctvrtlik, a Newport Beach resident, passes on advice, not volleyballs anymore.
Ctvrtlik, one of the most decorated U.S. volleyball players, was the guest speaker at the 53rd annual Athletic Awards banquet at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach...