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Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Eric Sorenson's Regional Analysis


From the Left Coast - June 9
Grading the Regionals
By Eric Sorenson

First some quick hit observations and accolades on what transpired this weekend...

Best No. 2 Seed Performance: (tie) Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State

Tell me again, why were these two teams No. 2 seeds? The L.A. basin rivals took no prisoners in the championship round on Sunday and will now both host Super Regionals. It could be said that both teams also will be favored to make it to Omaha as they host lower-seeded teams. The even better news is that they will be placed in opposite brackets if they do make it to The O. Could we see these two square off one more time this year? Not likely, but boy would that be fun....

Committee done bad, part II: Same faces, same places

Okay, okay committee, we've seen Carolina vs. Carolina, Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida State, Long Beach vs. Stanford, Cal State Fullerton vs. Arizona State and Miami vs. Florida Atlantic one too many times in the postseason. And now you want to give us Super Regionals of Florida vs. Miami, Arizona vs. Long Beach State and Georgia vs. Georgia Tech? Haven't these teams already played this year? And if money is not as big of an object anymore (like you claim it's not), do you have to make it so, so, so... regionalized?

Now let's get the red pen out, analyze the regionals and see who gets what grade-wise....

Palo Alto Regional
Long Beach State 4 - St. John's 3
Stanford 10 - UNLV 4

St. John's 9 - UNLV 6
Long Beach State 7 - Stanford 4
Stanford 7 - St. John's 2

Long Beach State 8 - Stanford 4

1- Stanford: C
Since the format changed in '99 to the two rounds of regionals, the Trees had yet to lose. But getting an angry Long Beach team sent to Palo Alto (again?) was a different story this time. Stanford couldn't get its vaunted offense off the dock against the Beach's top two of Weaver and Ramos.
2- Long Beach State: A+
Perhaps the best performance of any team this weekend. The Beach escaped St. John's scare with No. 3 hurler Jason Vargas and then cruised behind Weaver and Ramos to go unbeaten. Away from spacious Blair Field, Troy Tulowitzki supplied three of the Dirtbags' six home runs.
3- St. John's: B
The Johnnies could've wrecked the 49ers' plans as they nearly took Game 1. Eddie Schultz went 5 for 10 with two doubles and two home runs to pace the offense. St.John's had five doubles and two home runs in the win over UNLV. And although the pitching wasn't bad against Stanford, five errors were the undoing.
4- UNLV: D
Save for its four straight wins in the Mountain West tourney, UNLV went 5-6 down the stretch. So this wasn't a real hot team, and it showed in Palo Alto. Unfortunately, this was also a senior-dominated team, so some re-tooling will be necessary to get a third straight postseason appearance."

posted on 6/09/2004 by Jeff Agnew

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