Five College Baseball Programs in Omaha are #TeamWilson
Learn about the programs flashing the Wilson A2000 leather at the College World Series in Omaha.
Five of the eight programs competing for the 2021 college baseball national championship in Omaha will take the field with Wilson A2000® ball gloves. Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Arizona, Stanford and North Carolina State have reached college baseball’s biggest stage by flashing the leather, robbing hits from their opponents, and pitching gems all season long.
North Carolina State baseball put together a magical run to reach Omaha. The Wolfpack won 25 of its final 30 regular season games, then knocked off the No. 1 team in the country with sterling defense in Super Regional play. NC State is among college baseball’s elite when it comes to defensive prowess, and opponents can’t expect many batted balls to get by the Wolfpack fielders. With Wilson A2000 baseball gloves, the Wolfpack owns a .983 fielding percentage, the second-best mark in the country.
Vanderbilt baseball is looking to defend its 2019 crown, and the Commodores have dominated on the rubber and in the field this season. The VandyBoys are tops in the country when it comes to keeping runners off the basepaths – their 1.07 combined WHIP is best in the nation, and their 3.37 ERA ranks sixth nationally. Vanderbilt’s eight shutouts are third-most nationally, and one of those shutouts came in game one of Super Regional play.
Head east from Nashville and you’ll find the Tennessee Volunteers frustrating opposing hitters in Knoxville. Tennessee’s 1.15 WHIP is good for fifth-best in the nation, and the Volunteers’ 3.42 ERA is the eighth-lowest in the country. And don’t think you can just wait out these college pitchers for a free pass – Tennessee surrenders only 2.44 walks per game, the best mark in the SEC. In the Knoxville Regional final, the Vols advanced by holding their opponent to only one run.
Out west in the PAC-12 Conference, the Arizona Wildcats and Stanford Cardinal are looking to return to college baseball’s peak with Wilson leather. Arizona is back in Omaha for the first time since 2016, and the Cats are pursuing their fifth national title. Stanford, in Omaha for the first time since 2008, got here with solid defense across the diamond. Stanford’s .980 fielding percentage ranks 10th in the country, and the team’s 39 errors are tied for fewest in the PAC-12.
Top athletes from college baseball’s elite programs prefer Wilson baseball gloves for their unmatched feel and performance, and you can tune in to watch these clubs make every play in Omaha. #TeamWilson will dominate the postseason schedule on Saturday, June 19, when Stanford takes on NC State at 2 p.m., followed by Arizona challenging Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. On Sunday, June 20, Tennessee will face off with Virginia at 2 p.m.