The College World Series gets underway today in Omaha with two games in Bracket One.
For those unfamiliar with the format of the College World Series, there are eight teams in Omaha and they are divided into two brackets of four. Each bracket plays a double elimination tournament. Win three games before you lose two and you move on.
The winners of each bracket then a play a best of three series to determine the champion. The last two years, Oregon State beat North Carolina in the final. The Beavers didn't make it back this year, but the Tar Heels did. Joining them are Miami, Stanford, Georgia, LSU, Florida State, Rice, and Fresno State.
Beside the championship on the field, another storyline to follow will be to see who will win the NCAA home run title. Three participants in the CWS are among the four players tied for the lead in home runs with 26: Gordon Beckham of Georgia, Buster Posey of Florida State, and Matt Clark of LSU. Michael Harrington of the College of Charleston also hit 26 home runs and is the co-leader in the clubhouse.