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Arkansas in the College World Series: A Hard Purple and Gold Reality Check

Published by on June 16, 2009

A swing and a miss, a swing and a miss, another swing and a miss. That pretty much describes the Razorbacks last night against LSU’s Coleman who lived up to his billing as SEC Pitcher of the Year and defeated the Razorbacks once again this season.

He didn’t exactly limit the Hogs to two hits like the previous outing in Fayetteville, but it mattered little because the Hogs were giving up home runs and just runs left and right in a 9-1 defeat.

That end result puts LSU in a good place to reach the championship bracket. The Hogs will have to defeat Virginia on Wednesday night and then beat LSU twice. All LSU has to do is win one more game against either Arkansas or Virginia.

In the CWS, you really are in the driver’s seat if you win those first two games.

The ESPN stat of the night that I saw as I was watching the Hogs go out with a whimper is that 17 of the last 19 champions won their first two games. Ouch.

The Hogs will have to battle against two good baseball teams and some stiff odds to get to the championship bracket. I am not counting them out, but I can’t count them “in” as much as I could before Cole...

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