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College World Series
|Who was the catcher for the Stanford Cardinal who caught the first pitch of the 2001 College World Series thrown out by President George W. Bush?||College World Series
|In 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, the number 1 ranked seed has won the national championship 3 times, out of those 4?||College World Series
f. The only number one team to win in these past four years was Miami in 2001. Florida state ranked first in 2002, and 2003 lost in the super regional and in 2000, South Carolina lost to Louisiana-Lafayette in the super regional.
|Which freshman Stanford pitcher had 6 walks in the first inning in the third game of the 2003 Championship Series?||College World Series
Mark Romanczuk. Romanczuk started almost the entire year for the Cardinal but failed to challenge Rice when it mattered.
|Which Rice outfielder had an amazing catch in left field in the 8th inning of Game 1 of the 2003 three game championship series, in which he jumped and slammed into the wall?||College World Series
Chris Kolkhorst. Chris Kolkorst also hit safely in every single game that he played in. He was spectacular in the championship series.
|In 2000, which UL Lafayette shortstop scored the winning run against Clemson on an amazing ninth inning play, that eliminated Clemson and advanced the Cajuns to a bracket finale against Stanford?||College World Series
Rick Haydel. Haydel scored right under the throw of Clemson catcher Brian Ellis to win 5-4 and advance to the series championship game 5-4.
LSU and Stanford. LSU won with a ninth inning single by Johhny Bench Award winner Brad Cresse. It was the 5th national championship for the Tigers in the 90s.
John Hudgins. Hudgins went 3-0 with over 300 pitches in a weeks time. He was stunning against Rice and won their only win in the three game series.
|In 2000, which team beat Clemson 5-4 on a ninth inning spectacular play, which also saw a steal of home?||College World Series
UL Lafayette. UL Lafayette beat Clemson 5-4 in a spectacular 9th inning win. Steven Feehan bunted to Ryan Mottl to allow Jarvis Larry to score from third. Mottl threw wide of first base, after fielding the ball, allowing Rick Haydel to score from first base with the winning run.
|Which team came to Omaha two consecutive years (2001-2002) but failed to win a single game?||College World Series
Nebraska. Nebraska had a huge homefield advantage but went two and out both years.
|Who had a leadoff ninth inning triple that started a rally to lift his Notre Dame Fighting Irish over the Rice Owls in 2002?||College World Series
Steve Stanley. Steve Stanley hit a long ball to left center field for a double that with his speed, he stretched into a triple. Steve Sollman grounded out and that scored Stanley. Then Brian Stavisky hit a home run to left field off of Justin Crowder to win the game and eliminate Rice.
Stanford. Stanford was appearing in their second straight championship game and lost for the second consecutive year.
|Which team did South Carolina have to beat twice to be in the Championship Game in 2002?||College World Series
Clemson. Khalil Greene led the Tigers but came up short in his senior season, with Drew Meyer and the South Carolina Gamecocks beating them in two games.
|In 2003 against Texas, who had the game winning hit for Rice to put his team into the first best two of three championship games in the College World Series?||College World Series
Justin Ruchti. Ruchti had a single into centerfield and Jeff Blackinton came around to score after his grounder to Tim Moss had been bobbled.
|In 2002, which Georgia Tech pitcher from Omaha, Nebraska, shut out the South Carolina Gamecocks in his amazing 8 innings of work?||College World Series
Kyle Bakker. He pitched a full 8 innings with 6 hits, one walk, and 9 strikeouts.
a 3 game championship series. The three game championship series was added and was very useful to Stanford. They lost the first game and would have lost the National Championship right there, but they were given a chance and took full advantage of their opportunity, taking the series to three games.
Southwest Missouri State. Southwest Missouri State came through their Regional in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Super Regional in Columbus, Ohio. Victorious, even though they were the underdogs in both.
series career hits. Fuld hit his 24th record hit off of Phillip Humber with an RBI single in the eighth inning in Game 3 of the 2003 Championship Series.
|Which Texas pitcher came in during the ninth inning, only to give up a game-losing single up the middle to Justin Ruchti?||College World Series 2003
Huston Street. Huston Street came in to supposedly relieve J. Brent Cox, who had dominated the Rice hitters. Cox had faced 12 batters in 3.2 innings, while giving up 2 hits and striking out 2. Huston Street came in to give up the game winning hit in only 0.1 innings of work.
John Hudgins. John Hudgins won three games in Omaha, and was named the 2003 College World Series MVP.
LSU. LSU lost to Cal State Fullerton and South Carolina, to be eliminated in two straight games.
6-6. Philip Humber was 6-4, Wade Townsend was 6-4, and Jeff Niemann was 6-9, so the average was a little over 6-6.
8. The Cardinal had a tough bracket, but in the end came out victorious. They beat South Carolina, lost to Cal State Fullerton, beat South Carolina to eliminate the Gamecocks. Then beat Cal State Fullerton twice to eliminate the Titans, and advance into the first Championship Series, in which they played three games.
|Which South Carolina catcher hit the eventual game-winning double that scored Brian Buscher from first base, to beat LSU during the eighth inning in first elimination game during the 2003 College World Series? ||College World Series 2003
Landon Powell. Landon Powell hit a ringing shot to left-center field off of LSU's Billy Sadler who had just come in to relieve Jason Determann. The Gamecocks scored three runs in their half of the eighth inning, and then shut down LSU in the ninth to complete their comeback and eliminate the Tigers.
|The Cal State Fullerton Titans ended the 2004 season as the National Champions. Who did they beat in their home super regional to get to the College World Series?||College World Series 2004
Tulane. They played Tulane and won by the scores of 9-0 and 10-7.
|In game 12, which South Carolina third baseman hit a home run to left field, and after rounding the bases, gave the famous "low five" to teammate Steve Pearce?||College World Series 2004
Bryan Triplett. Bryan Triplett hit a two-run home run into the left field bleachers, giving the Gamecocks a 3-2 lead over Cal State Fullerton in the third inning.
|Which pitcher started for the Texas Longhorns in game one of the 2004 College World Series Championship Series?||College World Series 2004
JP Howell. JP Howell was the ace of the Texas pitching staff, going 15-2 with a 2.13 ERA in 24 appearances. He pitched 135.1 innings with 166 strikeouts.
|In Game one, which Georgia player was thrown out of the game in the sixth inning for not sliding into home plate?||College World Series 2004
Justin Holmes. Justin Holmes got a late start from third base and tried to tag up and score from third, and did not slide into home. The rule says if a play can be made by the catcher, the runner cannot go into home plate standing. Holmes did, and was removed from the game.
LSU and Arkansas. LSU and Arkansas both went 0-2 in the series and were from the SEC.
4. Four SEC teams played, including Arkansas, LSU, Georgia, and South Carolina. LSU and Arkansas were the first two eliminated, and Georgia and South Carolina finished tied for third place.
|In the elimination game between South Carolina and LSU, which South Carolina second baseman got thrown out of the game for a collision at home plate?||College World Series 2004
Kevin Melillo. Melillo collided with LSU catcher Matt Liuzza in the sixth inning. The Gamecocks would score six runs in that inning after the call was reversed.
Jason Windsor. For the season he pitched in 22 games with 18 starts, and went 13-4 with a 1.72 ERA and 148 strikeouts. In the World Series, he threw two complete nine inning games and came on in relief, a total of 21 innings. He also got a save, and threw a total of 322 pitches in eight days.