Tracking the CWS — Ackley, specifically
This is a day for divided attention.
While the Mariners are playing the Rockies in the three-game series finale, there is action going on elsewhere on my computer — the College World Series in Omah where today’s action is highlighted by the Arizona State-North Carolina game.
As you know — I told you all about it non-exclusively last week — the Mariners selected three Tar Heel players, including first baseman Dustin Ackley, the second choice overall in the 50-round Draft.
The CWS game just ended and Arizona State won, 5-2, thanks for a four-run rally in the 10th inning off Brian Moran, the Mariners’ 41st-round Draft choice. Ackley went 2-for-5 and third baseman Kyle Seager, Seattle’s third-round selection, was 2-for-4 with a walk.
Meanwhile, back in Denver, the game has been stopped in the sixth inning due to a tornado warning. The Mariners are behind 7-1, thanks mostly to a five-run Rockies rally in the fifth inning.
It didn’t rain much, there were no tornadoes and now the tarp is off. Game is about to resume.
— Jim Street