CWS Game 6: News and Notes

OMAHA – Georgia played Texas in the 6th game of the College World Series on Sunday. Here are some news and notes from the event:

There is a heavy push on the part of the Big 10 and other northern schools to have a uniform starting date for college baseball. The result would push the starting date back a few weeks and therefore push the CWS into July.

It is not popular with this year's participants.

Arizona Head Coach Andy Lopez told the Sunday World Times: "If we do that, if the world of baseball does that and the northern schools don't show up (get to Omaha), then we're going to scratch our head and say, ‘Boy, what did we do?'"

Of this year's 8 participants in the CWS, 4 are from the Southeastern Conference, one is from the Pac-10, one school is from California, one is from Texas, and the other is from Florida.

No schools from north of the Sun Belt are in this year's CWS.


Unseasonable weather has slowed down home run production in Omaha so far this week. Typically in the CWS, teams power their way to several homers a game. But a stiff wind and cold conditions have kept the ball in the park.

That was the case until today when Arizona used 4 home runs to power past Arkansas 7-2. The Hogs were the first team ousted in the CWS.


The rematch between Arizona and Georgia will feature Georgia starting pitcher Michael Hyle. But if Georgia wins Head Coach David Perno said that he did not know who the Bulldogs would throw against Texas in the semifinals.

"Everything that we do from here on out is day-to-day," said Perno.


In his most impressive pitching outing of the season, freshman Brooks Brown put out three Texas batters in a row; two with strikeouts.

"What you saw with Brooks was something for the future," said Perno.

The future might be earlier than next season if the Bulldogs can get past Arizona. Georgia will be forced to use a plethora of non-starters if they can get past the Wildcats.


The winner of Game 6 (Georgia vs. Texas) is in the cat bird's seat for the rest of their bracket. Since the NCAA started this format of play in the 1989 CWS, the winner of Game 6 has gone on to play for the national title nearly 70% of the time.


Texas has now outscored its opponents 72-22 in NCAA Tournament games.


Georgia pitchers threw 204 pitches against the Longhorns. Starter Sean Ruthven was responsible for more than half of those pitches. 100 of his pitches, however, came before then end of the 4th inning.


26,480 watched the Bulldogs and Longhorns play Game 6 of the CWS. It was the 2nd largest crowd in CWS history. The Miami-LSU game on Saturday night is the all-time most watched CWS game.


Texas' top of the lineup killed Georgia all night long. Their number one and two hitters, Drew Stubbs and Seth Johnston went a combined 6 for 10 with 4 runs scored and 3 RBI. But it was David Maroul that won the game for the Horns with his 2 double performance. He knocked in three Longhorns and scored once himself.


Texas tied the Big 12 record for most wins in a season tonight. The Longhorns have 57 wins in 2004.

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