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College World Series: On the road to Omaha

College World Series: On the road to Omaha

June 12th, 2019 by Associated Press in College Sports

Arkansas players celebrate their 14-1 win over Mississippi after Game 3 at the NCAA college baseball super regional tournament Monday, June 10, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

OMAHA, Neb.—A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches' records through super regionals):


MICHIGAN (46-20)

Coach: Erik Bakich (255-160, 7 seasons at Michigan; 327-258, 10 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Corvallis regional: beat Creighton 6-0, beat Cincinnati 10-4, lost to Creighton 11-7, beat Creighton 17-6. Won Los Angeles super regional: beat UCLA 3-2, lost to UCLA 5-4 in 12 innings, beat UCLA 4-2.

2019 record vs. CWS teams: 0-4.

Last CWS appearance: 1984.

All-time record in CWS: 12-12 in 7 appearances.



TEXAS TECH (44-18)

Coach: Tim Tadlock (283-150, 7 seasons at Texas Tech; 718-276, 21 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Lubbock regional: beat Army 11-2, beat Dallas Baptist 3-2, beat Dallas Baptist 3-0. Won Lubbock super regional: beat Oklahoma State 8-6, lost to Oklahoma State 5-6, beat Oklahoma State 8-6.

2019 record vs. CWS teams: 3-1.

Last CWS appearance: 2018.

All-time record in CWS: 2-6 in 3 appearances.


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Coach: Mike Martin (2,028-734-4, 40 seasons at Florida State and overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Athens regional: beat Florida Atlantic 13-7, beat Georgia 12-3, beat Georgia 10-1. Won Baton Rouge super regional: beat LSU 6-4, beat LSU 5-4 in 12 innings.

2019 record vs. CWS teams: 1-2.

Last CWS appearance: 2017.

All-time record in CWS: 29-44 in 22 appearances.



ARKANSAS (46-18)

Coach: Dave Van Horn (689-382, 17 seasons at Arkansas; 1,274-623, 31 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Fayetteville regional: beat Central Connecticut State 11-5, beat TCU 3-1, beat TCU 6-0. Won Fayetteville super regional: beat Mississippi 11-2, lost to Mississippi 13-5, beat Mississippi 14-1.

2019 record vs. CWS teams: 6-3.

Last CWS appearance: 2018.

All-time record in CWS: 15-18 in 9 appearances.


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Coach: Dan McDonnell (603-238, 13 seasons at Louisville and overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Louisville regional: beat Illinois-Chicago 5-3, lost to Illinois State 4-2, beat Indiana 9-7, beat Illinois State 11-2, beat Illinois State 4-3. Won Louisville super regional: beat East Carolina 14-1, beat East Carolina 12-0.

2019 record vs. CWS teams: 2-2.

Last CWS appearance: 2017.

All-time record in CWS: 2-8 in 4 appearances.




Coach: Tim Corbin (735-353-1, 17 seasons at Vanderbilt; 841-491-1, 22 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Nashville regional: beat Ohio State 8-2, beat Indiana State 8-5, beat Indiana State 12-1. Won Nashville super regional: lost to Duke 18-5, beat Duke 3-0, beat Duke 13-2.

2019 record vs. CWS teams: 8-1.

Last CWS appearance: 2015.

All-time record in CWS: 11-6 in 3 appearances, won 2014 national title).


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AUBURN (38-26)

Coach: Butch Thompson (141-108, 4 seasons at Auburn; 180-120, 5 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Atlanta regional: beat Coastal Carolina 16-7, beat Georgia Tech 6-5, beat Georgia Tech 4-1. Won Chapel Hill super regional: beat North Carolina 11-7, lost to North Carolina 2-0, beat North Carolina 14-7.

2019 record vs. CWS teams: 2-8.

Last CWS appearance: 1997.

All-time record in CWS: 3-8 in four appearances.




Coach: Chris Lemonis (51-13, 1st season at MSU; 192-104-2, 5 seasons overall).

Road to Omaha: Won Starkville regional: beat Southern 11-6, beat Central Michigan 7-2, beat Miami 5-2. Won Starkville super regional: beat Stanford 6-2, beat Stanford 8-1.

2019 record vs. CWS teams: 3-5.

Last CWS appearance: 2018.

All-time record in CWS: 12-20 in 10 appearances.


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