Florida State became the first team eliminated from the 2008 College World Series, going 0-2 after their 7-5 loss today to Miami. I guess next season we can be informed how FSU has made it to the CWS 20 times without winning a national title.
Eric Sorenson points out this FSU team was supposed to be the one that got them over the hump, and that there's no love lost between head coaches Mike Martin (FSU) and Jim Morris (Miami). Brian Foley at the College Baseball Blog is disgusted by Mike Martin's lack of class and believes he should be reprimanded by FSU.
Kendall Rogers at Rivals.com provides a full recap.
At this point all that's left for Florida State fans is to contemplate how mediocre they're going to be in football come this fall.
Georgia, a team that I didn't think deserved a national seed, beat Stanford -4-3 to push the Cardinal into the loser's bracket Wednesday against top-ranked Miami. Brian has this to say about Georgia's 2-0 record:
The last time Georgia started a CWS with wins in its first two games was in 1990 when it defeated Mississippi State 3-0 and Stanford 16-2 before going on to win the national championship.
Tuesday, Fresno State will meet up with heavyweight North Carolina in the winner's bracket while LSU and Rice meet to see who stays alive. Rivals.com has your preview .
Rice had a dismal first game, getting blasted by Fresno State. On the winner's side, it's hard to forget North Carolina's disappointment the last two seasons as this is their third straight trip to Omaha - video here for the 2006 error that cost NC the title.
At this point, if I had to guess, it'll be a Georgia - North Carolina championship series.
If you're looking for an easy way to follow what's happening, look no further than CSTV's College World Series bracket tracker.