Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Omaha Adventure - Day 4 Redux - College World Series Game 2

Game 2 of the College World Series was an adventure.  We were already in Omaha without tickets.  I expected that we would have to scramble around for seats as this was likely the only thing going in in Omaha that night (Turns out I was wrong).  C is with a friend so G and I start walking around to see if someone was scalping tickets. 

Finally, after not much luck finding 3 seats - Although I could have purchased 4 seats if I wanted them.  What a friendly scalper! - I suck up another purchase from Stubhub.  At least this was a cheaper alternative than Game 1.  So again we head to the basement of a downtown hotel to pick up the tickets from the same three friendly people we saw the day before.  G is exhausted since we walked a couple of miles looking for parking, tickets and dinner, while at the same time getting Stubhub.  So we stop at the same brew pub that we stopped at the day before.  Yawn, I guess (according to G).

After that dinner with C and his buddy, we head to the game.  We had similar tickets as Game 1 except a little closer to the first base dugout. 

It seemed like Coastal Carolina was ready for this game, moreso than last night.  They appeared more loose and excited to play. It didn't hurt that they had their closer starting tonight - Mike Morrison.  And was he throwing heat to begin the game! 

And while Arizona jumped to an early lead, Coastal Carolina capitalized on a dropped pop up by the Wildcats' third basemen to be in a position to score their first run in the Series. The Chanticleers' dirtdog, Anthony Marks - who was on base all 4 times he was up and just seemed to be a disruption every time he was up - drove in the first runs of the Series for CCU as his two run single after the dropped popup gave CCU the lead. When we left, and CCU scored 3 runs in the 8th, it was 5-2.  And while Arizona made it interesting at the end, scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th, The Chanticleers lived to play one more game, taking Game 2, 5-4. 

Meanwhile, we are getting geared up for our own playoffs.  See you tomorrow.

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