Home runs? We don't need any stinking home runs.
We just had a whopper of a first weekend at the College World Series. Huge crowds. Gutsy performances. Entertaining games.
Fireworks? There were more on Friday night, when the rains came.
So far, it's been a CWS that Bob Gibson could love.
On Saturday night, Indiana's Joey DeNato threw a complete game shutout over Louisville. He allowed just four hits. On 136 pitches.
On Sunday afternoon, Carlos Rodon of North Carolina State dominated North Carolina with a complete game five-hitter, with “only” 108 pitches.
Then came Sunday night, when UCLA beat LSU 2-1 in a pitchers duel that featured five hits by each club, two decisive errors and the ol' hidden ball trick.