College World Series Tickets: North Carolina Tar Heels Ranked Number One

College World Series fans, beware of the the North Carolina Tar Heels, the current top-ranked team according to the Collegiate Baseball poll. With a record of 34-2 it’s no surprise that the Tar Heels Baseball program has secured the number one spot. Close on the Tar Heels’ heels is LSU with a number 2 ranking and a record of 34-3. It’s going to be a tight race to the top with those teams and many other NCAA Division I baseball teams vying for a top ranking.

Fans across the country are planning their travel, buying College World Series tickets and practicing the wave as they anxiously await to see if their team earns a spot in the 2013 College World Series. The race is on and it’s going to get exciting so stay tuned!

College World Series Tickets: Summer Fun for the Family

As our lives get more complicated it seems that families are often heading in different directions. Parents are always trying to find ways to connect with their kids but it’s difficult between work, school, activities and friends. The 2013 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park is a great way to reconnect with your family and have an amazing day full of fun!

College baseball is the perfect activity for people of all ages from your littlest tots to your great-grandparents so grab some College World Series tickets at TD Ameritrade Park for some terrific summer fun for the family. Siblings can stop rivaling, parents can agree on what’s for dinner (baseball food, mmmmm) and everyone can relax for a super fun night with some excellent college baseball to boot!

Sunday’s games include interesting matchups

College World Series tickets will be super-hot on Sunday as the second day of first-round action in the 2010 College
World Series
takes place at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb.
Oklahoma returns to Omaha for the first time in 15 years to take on South Carolina in the first game of the day Saturday, while the evening game includes top-seeded Arizona State hooking up with upstart Clemson.
The Sooners and Gamecocks should have an interesting first-round matchup, as both teams have played well in the postseason.
Oklahoma brings a solid bunch of bats to Omaha this week, led by Garrett Buechele, who leads the team in batting average (.371), home runs (16) and RBI's (64). He is complemented by a couple of heavy hitters in Cameron Seitzer (.311, 15 HR, 52 RBI) and Max White (.307, 15 HR, 43 RBI).
Oklahoma also has a solid group of arms, led by starters Michael Rocha (7-2, 3.57 ERA), Bobby Shore (10-4, 3.86) and Zach Neal (8-3, 4.65). Jeremy Erben has pitched well for the Sooners also, and closer Ryan Duke has been outstanding with 11 saves on the season.
South Carolina has some solid hitters in their lineup as well, including center fielder Jackie Bradley (.371, 11 HR, 51 RBI), who is on a 16-game hitting streak for the Gamecocks. Right fielder Whit Merrifield (.327, 12 HR, 38 RBI) is also hitting the ball well, and they have two solid catchers in Kyle Enders and Brady Thomas.
On the mound, South Carolina is led by righthander Blake Cooper, who boasts a 12-1 record with a 2.81 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 118 innings. Sam Dayson (5-5, 4.35) has also pitched well for USC and closer Matt Price has had an outstanding freshman season with 10 saves and a 2.54 ERA.
Sunday's second game features the No. 1 team in the country in Arizona State, who looks like the team to beat heading into this year's College World Series.
The Sun Devils have been hitting the ball extremely well, batting at a team average of .338 on the season. They are led by Kole Calhoun (.327, 17 HR, 59 RBI), Riccio Torrez (.399, 10 HR, 53 RBI), Zack MacPhee (.394, 9 HR, 64 RBI) and Deven Marrero (.392, 6 HR, 41 RBI).
The Sun Devils have three great hurlers that give them tremendous pitching depth, led by Seth Blair, who is 12-0 with a 3.35 ERA and 104 strikeouts to 24 walks. Jake Borup (11-1, 4.08) and Merrill Kelly (10-2, 3.57) also are great starters for ASU, and Jordan Swagerty's 14 saves have helped close the door on several close games this year.
Clemson has been scoring a lot of runs in the postseason and could be an explosive offense if they can figure out Arizona State's solid pitching. They are led by Kyle Parker (.353, 20 HR, 64 RBI) and Jeff Schaus (.328, 15 HR, 85 RBI), and John Hinson is also hitting well with 17 homers and 72 RBI's this season.
Clemson has a number of good arms that can give them a lot of innings, and will be led by Casey Harman, who has thrown more than 108 innings this year and has 95 strikeouts to 31 walks while posting a 7-3 record with a 3.37 ERA. It's closer by committee for the Tigers, who will rely on a number of relievers depending on the situation.
It should be a great Father's Day of baseball at the College World Series, with Oklahoma taking on South Carolina in the afternoon game and Arizona State hooking up with Clemson Sunday night. Get your tickets now at Ticket Express — where no College World Series game is ever sold out.

Interim coach leads Sun Devils to No. 1 seed

Arizona State is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Div. I baseball tournament and is being touted as one of the early favorites to win the 2010 College World Series.
That the Sun Devils are in the hunt to potentially join Texas and LSU as six-time College World Series champions is impressive when you consider that, seven months ago, they were a program in turmoil.
Longtime coach Pat Murphy resigned after 15 years as Sun Devils coach last December, and assistant coach Tim Esmay was called upon to right the ASU ship as interim head coach.
All Esmay has done is lead the Sun Devils to a 47-8 record and the top ranking in the 64-team field. They will host Milwaukee, San Diego and Hawaii in their regional this weekend, and earlier this week Esmay had the interim tag taken off his job title, allowing him to lead the Sun Devils into regionals as the head coach.
Esmay's talents as a coach were already well known before taking on the job as interim coach. He led the University of Utah to the Western Athletic Conference title and had ties to ASU as a former player and assistant coach for the Sun Devils, serving on a staff that has made numerous trips to Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha over the years.
The Sun Devils had an outstanding season from start to finish, posting a 47-8 record and claiming the Pac 10 title and an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. Arizona State will definitely be a contender for one of the eight spots in the 2010 College World Series.
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Regional host sites announced Sunday

While the complete 64-team field for the NCAA Div. I college baseball tournament will be announced later Monday, the 16 regional sites for the tournament that concludes with the 2010 College World Series at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium were announced Sunday afternoon.

The regional host sites all but guarantees that 16 teams from the 64-team field are known. They will host the four-team regional tournaments, with winners from each site advancing to super regionals.

The 16 regional host sites, with host school in parenthesis, are as follows:

Fayetteville, Arkansas (Arkansas)
Auburn, Alabama (Auburn)
Gainesville, Florida (Florida)
Conway, South Carolina (Coastal Carolina)
Atlanta, Georgia (Georgia Tech)
Coral Gables, Florida (Miami Fla.)
Columbia, South Carolina (South Carolina)
Charlottesville, Virginia (Virginia)
Austin, Texas (Texas)
Fort Worth, Texas (TCU)
Norman, Oklahoma (Oklahoma)
Louisville, Kentucky (Louisville)
Storrs, Connecticut (Connecticut)
Tempe, Arizona (Arizona State)
Fullerton, California (Cal State Fullerton)
Los Angeles, California (UCLA)

Four host teams — Coastal Carolina, TCU, Arizona State and Cal State Fullerton — won their respective confernence championships, while the other 12 teams will enter the tournament as at-large teams.

Tournament play will begin Friday as a four-team, double-elimination tournament, with play running through Monday. Winners will advance to super regionals for a best-of-three weekend series, with winners earning the right to advance to Omaha for the 2010 College World Series. The top eight seeds and the complete 64-team field will be announced later Monday.

Tickets for the College World Series will be especially hot this summer, as this is the last year for the tournament at Rosenblatt Stadium. Get your tickets for the 2010 College World Series now at Ticket Express — where no College World Series game is ever sold out.