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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/5/17: NCAA Playoffs, MLB Draft, and hugs

A dark horse emerges in the NCAA Baseball tournament

NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Cal State Fullerton vs Vanderbilt
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Happy Monday, everyone! Anders is out today, a result of all of us at Lookout Landing failing to supply the three corgis, industrial-sized box of Cheez-It Crackers, and the Friday Night Lights season two box set he demanded when we reworked his contract. I will be on links until we convince him to leave his trailer.

Let’s get to it.

In Mariners News...

  • In case you somehow missed it, the Mariners finished off a sweep of the Rays yesterday. Nelson Cruz hit a baseball very, very far:
  • Mitch Haniger and Felix Hernandez are ready to rehab! Is it Tuesday yet?
  • John McGrath talked about how Ariel Miranda has grown from depth starter to legitimate piece of the rotation this year.
  • It sure is nice having sweet-swinging Robbie in the lineup:

Around the Sport...

  • Davidson is becoming college baseball’s newest dark horse. The No. 4 seed went into the Chapel Hill Regional and defeated host (and national seed) North Carolina twice to advance to Super Regionals. For those who aren’t familiar with how the college baseball playoffs work, this is one of the lowest-ranked teams in the entire field of 64 (#125 RPI) knocking off arguably the best team in the whole tournament (#2 RPI).
  • Other teams clinching a spot in a Super Regional include: Cal State Fullerton (Tusks Up!), Louisiana State, Oregon State, Wake Forest, and Louisville.
  • unveiled an updated, Top-200 MLB Draft prospect list. Some of the names hovering around the Mariners’ spot: Griffin Canning, Jake Burger, Evan White, and David Peterson.
  • Adrian Beltre tagged out Carlos Beltran by hugging him.
  • Washington’s softball team had their season come to an end, falling in the CWS semifinals to Florida, 5-2.

Ethan’s Picks

  • Here is a website that tells you how likely it is that your job is eventually done by robots.
  • A trailer for NBA Live 18 is here and it looks like garbage. Will 2K ever have competition?
  • Question of the Day: What movie would you most like to see for the first time again? Why?