The 2017 NCAA baseball tournament shifted into its super regional phase on Friday, with four games going through the afternoon and evening. Kentucky opened at Louisville, a tall order for the Wildcats in their first super regional appearance. Their task was further complicated by the fact that Louisville is averaging 10 runs per game in the tournament thus far, and for their troubles the Wildcats were bounced from the tournament after getting swept, 2-0.
Louisville, then, is this year’s first to punch their tickets to the College World Series proper in Omaha.
Oh, and also the Cardinals hacking the Astros. That got Houston a couple more picks, and they’ll make four total this evening.
Usually we could tell you who is going to go first overall, but this is one of those drafts where it’s a little unclear even if basically everyone is in agreement on who the top talent is. Hey, with preferences on player types (Hunter Greene is a high school pitcher, and maybe the Twins don’t want a high school pitcher) and the occasional desire for the top team in the draft to value going under slot over picking the top talent, these things can happen.
Noah Syndergaard loves hot sauce. Like, a lot. And Charlotte Wilder talked to him about that, as well as stranded-on-an-island scenarios involving cows, and whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich.
Aaron Judge is a whole lot of baseball boy, and with that comes some huge homers. Like, say, this 495-foot blast that is the longest anyone has hit in MLB this season.
Judge, by the way, was once a highly touted tight end recruit. It seems like he made the right choice.