Sean Ryan and Phil Stanton of CBI make their predictions for this weekend’s Regionals.
Sean: Oregon State gets a bit of a test from Nebraska but sweeps through.
Phil: The Beavers quiet the bats of the Huskers, Bulldogs & Crusaders to advance.
Sean: Vanderbilt avoids a scare from St. John’s and ultimate unseats Clemson.
Phil: The Tigers protect the home turf and outlast the Commodores, Red Storm & Spartans.
Sean: The magical ride for Mark Marquess continues into the Super Regional round.
Phil: Stanford uses the biggest intangible of the tournament in Mark Marquess to win its regional.
Sean: It isn’t easy, but the Dirtbags slip through, knocking off Texas in the end.
Phil: The Dirtbags are tested, but have enough to play another weekend.
Sean: LSU moves on thanks to premium pitching and timely hitting.
Phil: The home Tigers take care of business at The Box.
Sean: Mississippi State puts it together in a knock-down, drag out Regional, topping Southern Miss in the “if” game.
Phil: The Golden Eagles pull out a tough regional win at home.
Sean: Texas Tech gets it done. Barely, as Arizona makes things tough.
Phil: Arizona knows what it takes to win in June and escapes with another regional title.
Sean: UCF’s pitching depth helps the Knights sneak past FSU.
Phil: The Knights knock off the Noles in Tallahassee.
Sean: Michigan makes a run, but North Carolina lives another day.
Phil: The Tar Heels roll through to host a Super Regional.
Sean: Houston takes some shots, but moves on by beating Texas A&M.
Phil: The Aggie arms pull the upset in Houston
Sean: With no Left Coast team in town, Louisville advances by eliminating Oklahoma.
Phil: The Cardinals cruise to a Regional crown.
Sean: Kentucky’s moxie and mojo is enough to hold off NC State.
Phil: The Wildcats work to win on their home field.
Sean: Florida rolls on, getting past USF to advance.
Phil: The Gators get past the Bulls to play on.
Sean: Flip a coin, as any of the Top 3 could advance. WVU gets close, but homestanding Wake survives.
Phil: The Mountaineers use that Big 12 experience to win in Winston-Salem.
Sean: TCU and Virginia get to know each other very well. The Frogs advance.
Phil: The Cavalier bats handle the TCU arms to win the Regional.
Sean: Oklahoma State puts a scare into Arkansas in the end, but the Hogs keep playing.
Phil: Each game should be a battle, but the homestanding Hogs hold on to survive.