Darr's double gives Hogs 9-8 win over Fla. State
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Andrew Darr's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Arkansas to a 9-8 NCAA Super Regional win Saturday over Florida State and a berth in the College World Series.
Darr, who was hitting just .215 coming into the game, had 4 of Arkansas' 10 hits, including his fourth homer of the year.
Arkansas (39-22) returns to the CWS in Omaha, Neb. for the first time since 2004 when it also beat Florida State.
The Seminoles (45-18) had taken an 8-7 lead in the top of the ninth when Stephen Cardullo singled in two runs and then scored a short-lived go-ahead run on a Jason Stidham single.
Arkansas' Stephen Richards (6-1) got the win despite giving up three runs in the ninth. Jack Posey (0-1) took the loss.
It's a Bird case delayed before state racing commission
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Racing Commission will take no action at its meeting Tuesday on a medication violation involving It's a Bird.
The case for It's a Bird has been delayed. The horse tested positive for the anti-inflammatory naproxen following his victory in the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.
The horse is owned by Edmund Gann.
Cal St. Fullerton 11, Louisville 2
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - Jared Clark homered and drove in three runs and Noe Ramirez struck out a career-high 10 over eight strong innings, sending Cal State Fullerton to the College World Series.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Fullerton (47-14) has yet to be challenged in five NCAA tournament contests, winning them by a combined score of 64-11. The 4-time NCAA champion Titans, who last won it all in 2004, will head to Omaha for the 16th time and third in the last four years.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Ramirez gave up two solo homers to Louisville's Chris Dominguez but allowed only one other hit. The Cardinals (47-18) managed just eight hits in the two games.
George Strait, Reba McEntire help Cowboys open their new $1.15 billion stadium
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Country music stars are helping the Dallas Cowboys open their brand-new, $1.15 billion stadium.
Reba McEntire, George Strait and Blake Shelton performed last night to a crowd of about 70,000.
This was the first time fans were invited inside a building that already has landed a Super Bowl, a Final Four, the NBA All-Star game and other major sports and entertainment events - in addition, of course, to the Cowboys.
The stadium boasts the world largest high-definition TV screen.
There were long lines for souvenirs, food and drink, despite prices such as $30 T-shirts, $13 barbecue Kobe beef burgers and $5 bottles of water.
The stadium is located adjacent to the Texas Rangers' home field. Arlington taxpayers paid $325 million and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones picked up the rest of the tab.