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#145621 - 06/09/07 10:58 AM WSU vs. Cal Irvine
1985hawk Offline
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For anyone interested, this series of three is on at 11:00 am this morning on ESPN2. Super regional to determine who goes to the college world series.
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#145622 - 06/09/07 10:11 PM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: 1985hawk]
HawkInDaHaus89 Offline
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Its all or nothing on Sunday for WSU. I like WSU's chances on Monday but they have to get this game on Sunday. Losing 1-0 at home hurts.

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#145623 - 06/09/07 10:12 PM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: HawkInDaHaus89]
HawkInDaHaus89 Offline
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Travis Banwart is expected to pitch on Monday if necessary. Would be nice to put him in on Sunday.

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#145624 - 06/09/07 10:55 PM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: HawkInDaHaus89]
JHAWX75 Offline
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I was at that game standing in behind the left field fence. Both pitchers were at their best.

A pitchers dual it was.

The problem was WSU's hitter's. No execution.

Bad luck also when the Eaters called for a pitch out while WSU had the hit and run on.

At regionals, WSU lost the first game and ran followed that with wins v. NO and AZ twice. and running the table.

WSU in a comeback!
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#145625 - 06/10/07 10:27 AM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: JHAWX75]
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Today's game is at 12:00 on ESPN. WSU should have played for one run in the 7th when they had a man on first and third with one out. I think the coach was wanting a big inning.

A suicide bunt would have got that one run. Instead they got a double play ball.
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#145626 - 06/10/07 11:08 AM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: 1985hawk]
HawkInDaHaus89 Offline
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WSU 6 UCI 3

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#145627 - 06/10/07 01:11 PM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: HawkInDaHaus89]
JHAWX75 Offline
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Typical WSU so far.......no execution.

1-0 UC Irv. bottom of 4.

The WSU offense is doing the pitching a disservice.
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#145628 - 06/10/07 02:19 PM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: JHAWX75]
Shirley Offline
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That was some catch by the left fielder for UCI. It saved them a minimum of two runs.
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#145629 - 06/10/07 02:29 PM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: Shirley]
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I can't believe they reversed that call at first base. If the Shockers go on to win, this is going to be a hugely controversial action by the umps.
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#145630 - 06/10/07 02:47 PM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: Shirley]
Shirley Offline
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Uh oh...tie game going into the 9th.


Edited by Shirley (06/10/07 02:52 PM)

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#145631 - 06/10/07 09:20 PM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: Shirley]
HawkInDaHaus89 Offline
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WSU came up short again. No shame, UC Irvine has definitely deserved the right to go to Omaha after beating UT and WSU on the road.

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#145632 - 06/11/07 08:00 AM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: HawkInDaHaus89]
larryb Offline
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Fantastic game yestersday. As Shirley said. I couldn't believe they reversed the call. I was an impartial spectator of the game and thought UCI got hosed. Great season for WSU.
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#145633 - 06/11/07 09:21 AM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: larryb]
JHAWX75 Offline
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I was at both games.

Worst games for me to attend are pitchers duals with the sun on your shoulder. Or a steady rain.

Both were pitchers duals.

Until WSU woke up.

Irv got toasted on a call at first base. One of the good things about watching a game at home is you get to view replays over and over. But Sunday, all 7 of us drunks behind LF fence and about 8000 other Shocker fans were furious at a blown call that was just made. Clearly Irv's 1st baseman pulled his foot. No way did he skid his toe along first base as he stretched out to snag a wild throw. The blimps(umps) could feel all 8007 of us fans ready to treat them like Tommy Morrison at a MMA match. Finally after a heavy, desperate hammer bein thrown by Gene and Brent Kemnitz that he was safe, the blimps reversed their call and all 8007 of us went bezerk.

(cue the pin poppin the balloon...ssssssssss!)

After the 9th inning heroics you could feel Irv was gonna make some noise in the bottom half. It's just the way it goes and most Shocker fans know it.

Irv did just that. A couple of hits and the game was over.

The drunks were loud. Sober's were loud. Men as old as 70 had reversed their rally caps. Young kids took the rally cry further by turning their hats inside out, goin for the extreme rally vibe. Most fans had the hats off, shakin them back and forth lookin for some change to no avail.

Irv had just robbed and mugged all of Wichita in a weekend.

The play of the day wasnt the pitchers dual though. It wasnt even the phantom foot. The play of the day came in the top of the 8th inning. Down 2-0 with runners on 1 and 2 and 2 outs WSU was forming a rally. A soft fly to shallow left field was hit and the runners were off and hustling. I see the CF off and running to make the play and I see the LF headin in the same direction. Both Eaters dove for the ball in sync and just missed a mid-air collision.

Caught.

(cue back in the pin........ssssssssssssssss)

Two things I learned when watching the game again:

1. The 1st base foot wasnt a phantom.

2. I was pretty drunk.
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#145634 - 06/11/07 09:51 AM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: JHAWX75]
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One of the good things about watching a game at home is you get to view replays over and over. But Sunday, all 7 of us drunks behind LF fence and about 8000 other Shocker fans were furious at a blown call that was just made. Clearly Irv's 1st baseman pulled his foot. No way did he skid his toe along first base as he stretched out to snag a wild throw.

I, the announcers, and MOST of the TV viewers who were not WSU fans - disagree. Home plate ump should never overrule 1st base ump on that play unless the 1st base ump asks for assistance. He did not.

Sounds like you still had a good time. I hope you did.
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#145635 - 06/11/07 10:12 AM Re: WSU vs. Cal Irvine [Re: larryb]
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And I agree.

I stated that Irv got toasted.

Then said it again towards the end of the post when I got home and watched it again.

If you read the whole post I said basically that it was 8007 WSU fans jumpin on the blimps case without the luxury of instant replay.
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