College World Series Bracket 2011: How Virginia Arrived To Face Cal

The 2011 College World Series gets going this Saturday, while the California Golden Bears will play their initial CWS game on Sunday. Cal faces off against a Virginia baseball team that entered the tournament as the number one overall seed. The Cavaliers romped through the regional round, winning their three home games by a combined score of 29-3.

The Wahoos seemed set to dominate UC Irvine in the super regionals after winning the series opener 6-0 and taking a 3-0 lead in game two into the bottom of the sixth. However, the wheels fell off in game two as the Anteaters put up six runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to take a 6-4 victory. Fate seemed to be on UC Irvine's side as they hung close with Virginia throughout the deciding third game. Irvine took an early lead before Virginia tied it. Irvine then took a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth and had the Cavaliers down to their final out with nobody on base.

That's when the somewhat epic comeback began. The Cavaliers got three runners on base and then sent Irvine packing with an 0-1 single that brought in two runs. Needless to say, Virginia fans were excited about their Cardiac Cavs. Thanks to our Virginia blog, Streaking the Lawn for this video. We'll see how the Cardiac Cavs handle the miracle team that is Cal baseball:

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