The Courier-Journal | Returning home Read the Story
Louisville's Grant Kay grew up a bike ride away from Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium, the iconic ballpark that was at one time synonymous with the College World Series. He said he's attended every CWS since he was "four or five." This year he didn't have to take a bike, he took a plane and bus.
UC Irvine's Connor Spencer is not likely to seize up when he takes the batter’s box in front of 24,000 fans in Omaha against Texas on Saturday. He can talk about a “big stage” because he has been on one. The Anteater standout is an accomplished theater performer.
The Tennessean | A baseball heaven Read the Story
Even though Vanderbilt also went to the College World Series in 2011, no players on the current team made that trip. Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin has to tried to prepare his players for what they should expect leading up to their showdown with Louisville on Saturday .
Los Angeles Times | One for the ages Read the Story
What’s older than Major League Baseball? The combined ages of two coaches who will face each other in the College World Series on Saturday. UC Irvine’s Mike Gillespie (74) will see Texas’ Augie Garrido (75) in the other dugout for a first-round game in Omaha. Their 149 years are 11 more than the National League, which was formed in 1876.