FanShot

St. John's surging into Arizona, 2 wins from CWS - MLB - SI.com

+

"We have three front-line starters who can go out any day and get us a W,'' junior outfielder Jeremy Baltz said. "They all pitched great last weekend, gave us wins, and I think that's what sets us apart.'' Since the NCAA expanded its tournament to 64 teams and added the super regional round in 1999, St. John's has never gotten this far. The Red Storm have gotten close, though, having been to the regionals eight times in Ed Blankmeyer's 17 seasons as coach. While the school might be known more for basketball with Lou Carnesecca, Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson, Walter Berry and Malik Sealy gracing the hardwood over the years, the baseball program has also been a big hit - albeit perhaps a bit under the radar. The Red Storm's 34 NCAA appearances rank tied for eighth, among some of the traditional baseball powerhouses such Texas, Florida State and Miami. They also have been to the College World Series six times, but a 32-year absence and the lack of a consistent presence in Omaha by cold-weather programs had some wondering if St. John's could ever get back.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Rumble In The Garden

You must be a member of Rumble In The Garden to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rumble In The Garden. You should read them.

Join Rumble In The Garden

You must be a member of Rumble In The Garden to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rumble In The Garden. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker