Tuesday, June 19, 2007

CWS - Update

Turn on ESPN2 on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 PM EST to watch UC Irvine play again in the College World Series. The ‘Eaters defeated Arizona State, a program with over fifty total CWS wins (to Irvine’s one) and the team that defeated the ‘Eaters last Saturday. They will face defending champion Oregon State and must defeat the Beavers twice to advance to the championship game.

It didn’t look good for UCI when Arizona State took a 7-3 lead in the top of the 8th, but Irvine stormed back to tie the game 7-7. After getting out of a bases-loaded, one out jam in the top of the 10th, the Anteaters’ Ollie Linton stepped up to the plate with one out and hit a game-winning single past the first baseman to score Matt Morris.

The Irvine Athletics Department is having a great spring. The men’s volleyball team won the NCAA National Championship earlier this year (UC Irvine’s second national championship overall – the 1989 men’s water polo team also won a national championship), and now the baseball team is in the CWS and has won their last three games on walk-off hits. Um, we won’t mention that the AD is resigning effective August 1, blasting the new chancellor and the people that head the campus for not backing the Athletics Department.

Man, I wish I was still at Irvine.

Oh yeah, speaking of the UCI Men’s Volleyball Team, they visited the White House on Monday, along with the UC Santa Barbara Men’s Soccer Team, who won the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.

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