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With Oregon State's sweep of Stanford eliminating the Cardinal from the NCAA baseball pool, look for news of Greg Reynolds' signing to come out as soon as later today. Only fourteenth round pick Jeff Kindel (Georgia Tech), twenty-second rounder, Jay Cox (UNC), twenty-third rounder, Scott Maine (Miami, FL) and twenty-eighth round selection Tommy Baumgardner (Ole Miss) remain in the CWS tournament, with Mississipi facing an elimination game today.

Colorado Springs: Without Ryan Shealy, the Sky Sox' offense certainly is missing something. Yesterday Colorado Springs lost six to two in the absence of its big bopper. Sean Barker had two hits, but he was the only Sky Sox to do so.

Tulsa: A game that started off promising with the Drillers jumping to a four nothing lead in the bottom of the first (thanks in part to a Joe Koshansky homerun) finished badly with Jim Miller taking his first loss on the season by giving up a homerun to Mitch Maier in the ninth. After the first inning, the Drillers were dominated by Wichita pitching and the final score was five to four.

Modesto: Somebody in yesterday's thread asked about the status of Corey Wimberly, well this is courtesy the Modesto Bee:

Corey Wimberly was pulled from Wednesday's game in San Jose after the second inning and was not in Thursday's lineup. Wimberly previously missed 25 days of action with a hamstring pull. His absence was called a precautionary measure.

As far as on the field, the Nuts fell behind early due to an ineffective start by Franklin Morales, and were unable to come back on the Bakersfield Blaze this time, losing nine to seven. Chris Frey and Anthony Granato both had three hits at the bottom of Modesto's lineup, but there wasn't much support at the top, outside surging Justin Nelson's fifth homerun of the season.

Asheville: The Tourists game was suspended due to rain with the game still scoreless in the second inning.