With the 2013 College World Series on the books, serious NCAA Division I Baseball teams are likely already beginning training for the 2014 College World Series! While it is arguable that these young men have worked incredibly hard and deserve a break, it is also true that the best teams and coaches know that the offseason is invaluable to creating a great team. So how do collegiate baseball players prepare for the next year during the off season?
The first item on any athlete’s to-do list during off-season is to maintain good eating habits. Food is the building block for health and strength so players ensure they have the correct foundation on which they build skill. Next college baseball players need to carve out time each day for road work. Since speed is crucial in baseball, running daily for speed is a must during the off-season. Strength conditioning is also a must. Bigger muscles throw harder, catch better and run faster. Finally, players should practice core skills such as throwing, catching and hitting on a regular basis to keep that muscle memory in check during the off season. Be sure to grab your CWS tickets to see all of this hard work during the off season pay off during the 2014 College World Series.
The 2013 College World Series is just a few weeks away from TD Ameritrade Park and now the excitement begins! The Regional Tournaments are scheduled to start Friday, May 31st all around the country. Top contenders for slots in the 2013 CWS include Vanderbilt, LSU, Virginia and North Carolina.
Last year was a year for upsets as underdogs like Stony Brook and Kent State surprised fans by making the trek to Omaha to take the field at TD Ameritrade Park. Whatever surprises this year has in store for the CWS, be sure to get your College World Series tickets now!
The 2013 College World Series is almost here. As you order your College World Series Tickets and pack to leave for TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, remember that certain items are not allowed into the stadium:
-Beach Balls & Frisbees
-Outside Food & Beverage
-Weapons (even if you have a permit)
The 2013 College World Series is right around the corner and fans around the country getting their College World Series tickets lined up, NCAA Division I baseball teams are fighting for a top spot and a shot at taking the field at TD Ameritrade Park. The current top 3 teams are the Vanderbilt Commodores, the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Virginia Cavaliers. Each school has an impressive baseball record, a strong history of College World Series participation and the drive to remain on top.
So who will end the year with the number one ranking? Only time will tell. With competition high to make it to the 2013 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park, each and every NCAA Division I baseball team has their work cut out for them if they want to see a championship title this year.
With the 2013 College World Series right around the corner it’s important to be sure to prepare ahead of time. Here are some items you don’t want to forget because we guarantee you can’t find them at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.
Sunblock– Necessary for those afternoon CWS Games. I mean it’s one thing to paint your face red to root for your team but it’s another to burn in their honor.
Baby Wipes– Even if your kids are well past the diaper stage it never hurts to have some baby wipes around. You can clean up after snow cone spills and wipe off dusty faces with ease!
Portable Fans– Since you’re super fans you deserve to bring super fans when watching the best of the NCAA Division I baseball. College World Series Tickets– Be sure you don’t scrimp on tickets. Get the best tickets you can find because there will never be another year like the 2013 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.
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.
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!
College World Series tickets will be especially hot the next few days as the final College World Series championship will be decided at Rosenblatt Stadium. Next year, the national tournament moves to TD Ameritrade Park in downtown Omaha, but this year the Diamond on the Hill gets a big send-off with two teams seeking their first College World Series championship. UCLA and South Carolina will battle in the best-of-three series that starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. CDT. Both teams won winner-take-all elimination games Saturday over TCU and Clemson, respectively, to earn their shot at the national title. This is South Carolina's fourth trip to the championship and their first in the best-of-three format. Their last trip to the championship game ended in a loss to Texas in 2002, the last year the traditional double-elimination format was used. The Gamecocks also lost national titles in 1975 (Texas) and 1977 (Arizona State). UCLA is looking for their first-ever baseball title, which is amazing when you realize the Bruins athletic program has won more NCAA championships (106) than any other college athletic program. UCLA is in the College World Series for the third time, but went two-and-'cue in their first two trips to Rosenblatt before reaching the finals this year. The Bruins will go with ace Gerrit Cole in Monday's first matchup. South Carolina had yet to announce its starter as of late Sunday night, but Jay Brown or Tyler Webb could get the start for the first game of the best-of-three series. The two teams will meet again on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with Monday's loser needing to win to force a third and deciding game. If a third game is needed, it will be played Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Rosenblatt Stadium. it's the last College World Series for the legendary Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, so don't miss out on getting tickets for the "Last Blast At The 'Blatt." Get your College World Series tickets now at Ticket Express — where no College World Series game is ever sold out.
College World Series tickets will be as hot as Saturday’s Nebraska sky as UCLA and South Carolina earned their way into the best-of-three championship finals at the 2010 College World Series. UCLA jumped out to a big lead early and cruised to a 10-3 win over College World Series newcomer TCU Saturday afternoon at Rosenblatt Stadium, then watched as South Carolina won its fourth straight elimination game, beating in-state rival Clemson for the second time in as many days with a 3-2 win to earn their fourth trip to the College World Series finals. UCLA, which is in the College World Series finals for the first time, rode the arm of Trevor Bauer. while pitching in long sleeves with temperatures nearing 100 degrees, the righthander struck out 13 Horned Frogs after giving up a first-inning home run. He was given quite a nice cushion after that first-inning miscue, as the Bruins scored five runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead for good. Blair Dunlap’s three-run homer highlighted the big inning for the Bruins, and Bauer shut down the Horned Frogs on four hits over eight innings. South Carolina is trying to win its first-ever College World Series title, but had to come through the losers bracket to get to the best-of-three finals. In their fifth meeting of the year against in-state rival Clemson, they came up big in the seventh inning with two RBI singles to break a 2-2 tie. Christian Walker, who had homered earlier in the game, singled home Evan Marzilli with the tie-breaking run, and Adrian Morales followed with a single that scored Jackie Bradley to give the Gamecocks a two-run lead. Clemson got a run off of South Carolina reliever Matt Price in the eight, but a ninth-inning rally went for naught as the Tigers lost back-to-back games to bow out of the College World Series. The Bruins and Gamecocks will get a day off Sunday to rest and get ready for what should be a great best-of-three championship series that starts Monday night at Rosenblatt Stadium. All three games will start at 6:30 p.m. CDT, with games scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. If a third game is needed, it will be played Wednesday as the final College World Series game at Rosenblatt Stadium. Great tickets for the finals of the College World Series are available now at Ticket Express — where no College World Series game is ever sold out.
"Let's play two" was the favorite phrase of Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks, and it's also the mantra for College World Series ticket holders as the 2010 College World Series winds down at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb. Neither bracket was decided after Friday's games, as both no-loss teams went down to defeat to create back-to-back winner-take-all matchups Saturday. In the first game Friday, TCU freshman sensation Matt Purke was his usual solid self, teaming up with Tyler Lockwood to win his 16th game of the year on a four-hitter to beat UCLA 6-2, meaning the Horned Frogs and Bruins will do it again Saturday at 1 p.m. to see who moves on to the finals. Friday night, South Carolina scored single runs in each of the first four innings and shut down Clemson's offense in a 5-1 win, which means the two in-state rivals will do it again Saturday at 6 p.m. to see who plays in the best-of-three championship round. In the first game, Purke wasn't his dominant strikeout-inducing self, but he kept the UCLA bats quiet and induced 14 ground ball outs of the 19 he put in the books. He got plenty of offensive support, as the Horned Frogs got three home runs in the gameoff UCLA starter Rob Rasmussen, who gave up three runs on six hits before being pulled in the fifth inning. Taylor Featherston hit a two-run shot in the seventh to give TCU a 5-2 edge. That was more than enough for TCU's pitchers, who silenced what had been a high-scoring UCLA team so far in the College World Series. Even UCLA's hottest hitter, Beau Amaral, was left with a doughnut after going 0-for-4. Coming into the game, the Bruins centerfielder was 6-for-7 in Rosenblatt Stadium this week. In the nightcap, South Carolina pitcher Michael Roth didn't show much rust in spite of his first start in more than a year. He pitched very well, tossing a complete-game three-hitter while striking out four. Normally a short reliever, Roth had only gone more than three innings twice in 48 appearances for the Gamecocks. Getting good offensive support helped him command Clemson's bats throughout the night, as the Tigers never mounted a serious rally until the ninth, when they left two runners on. After Saturday, we will know who moves on to the finals, and you can get great tickets to see TCU battle UCLA at 1 p.m., followed by Clemson and South Carolina at 6 p.m. Get your College World Series tickets now at Ticket Express — where no College World Series game is ever sold out.