No. 8 Stanford and Tennessee punch last tickets to Men's College World Series
The GIST: A full preview of the Men’s College World Series (MCWS) will hit your inbox on Friday, but today we’re still processing Monday’s thrilling end to Super Regionals. The last two MCWS teams roared back from Game 1 losses to seal their best-of-three series and punch their tickets to Omaha. Add ’em to the list of folks rushing to Nebraska!
No. 8 Stanford Cardinal: Pretty sure when Lizzie McGuire said, “This is what dreams are made of,” she meant this play. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the game tied 6–6, Stanford junior Drew Bowser had the hit of a lifetime, launching a pop fly so lofty that unseeded Texas’ outfielders lost it in the stadium lights.
- What should have been a simple catch suddenly became a walk-off RBI in a winner-take-all game, propelling the Cardinal to their third straight MCWS with the 7–6 win. Couldn’t have written it better.
Unseeded Tennessee Volunteers: The Vols were wildly hyped in the preseason, landing a No. 2 ranking thanks to their stacked bullpen. Their pitchers haven’t quite lived up to those expectations, but they certainly showed what they’re capable of Monday, silencing unseeded Southern Miss 5–0 on their own diamond. Rocky Top, back on top.