The first round of the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament is over, and sixteen teams are still alive on the road to Omaha. Last week we gave you our predictions for the first weekend, so let's check on those and see how we did (Answer: NOT GOOD!)
Los Angeles Regional
Prediction: Mississippi State
Winner: Florida State
Yeah, uh, that one didn't work out so well. MSU went 1-2 and the Noles swept in three games.
Chapel Hill Regional
Prediction: North Carolina
UNC went 2-2, and three-seed St John's swept in three games.
Baton Rouge Regional
Prediction: South Carolina
Winner: South Carolina
The Gamecocks have won an NCAA-record nineteen postseason games in a row.
Appalachian State made an exciting run at winning the regional, but the Sooners managed to pull it out.
College Station Regional
Prediction: Texas A&M
The Texas A&M arms were still good for the most part, but they didn't get much help from their offense and went 1-2.
Coral Gables Regional
Winner: Stony Brook
OOOF. Getting bounced from your own regional in two straight losses is downright embarrassing. Hot-hitting four-seed Stony Brook beat UCF to win the round.
Winner: Kent State
Yeah, I was wrong on this one. So was everybody else. We all agree the Big Ten doesn't baseball well.
Another 1-2 performance by a regional host. How hospitable of you!
Winner: NC State
Hey! The ACC finally won another one! Way to go, guys!
That gives us a record of 8-8 predicting regional winners, which means BET ALL OF YOUR MONEY BASED ON OUR PREDICTIONS!
We'll be back tomorrow to look at everything you need to know for Super Regional matchups.