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2012 college world series kicks off in Omaha

By Art Stevens

With the powerful South Carolina Gamecocks trying to win their third straight title, the 2012 College World Series starts today with the Stony Brook Seawolves (52-13), meeting the UCLA squad. Stony Brook got to this point by beating a fine LSU team in the Super Regionals. Below is a listing of the eight teams competing in the tournament, along with their top player, and the Major League team that drafted him. The games will be televised. Pick your favorite teams and/or draftees and enjoy.


Arizona Wildcats — Alex Mejia (SS) —4th round — Cardinals

Arkansas Razorbacks – Matt Reynolds – 2nd round – Mets

Nolan Sanburn (P) – 2nd round –Athletics

Florida Gators – Mike Nunino (c) -1st round — Seattle

Brian Johnson -1st round – Red Sox

Florida St. Seminoles – James Ramsey – 1st round – Cardinals

Kent St. Golden Flashes – David Starn – 7th round – Braves

South Carolina Gamecocks – Christian Walker – 4th round — Orioles

Matt Price – 7th round — Orioles

UCLA Bruins – Jeff Gelalich (OF) – 1st round –Reds

Stony Brook Seawolves – Travis Jankowski (CF) – 1st round — Padres