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.

Long Beach

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.

Baton Rouge

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.

Chapel Hill

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.

Fort Worth

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.


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