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FROM THE BOOTH

By Kyle Peterson, ESPN.com | Kyle Peterson Archive

Kyle Peterson was a three-time All-American at Stanford, is the voice of "MVP 06 NCAA Baseball" and is a college baseball analyst for ESPN.

THE SCORER'S TABLE
Monday's Stat of the Day from ESPN Research
323 The number of pitches Jonah Nickerson threw in a three-game span at the College World Series. He did not allow an earned run in his last 16 2/3 innings.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Mound Matchup
Both starting pitchers -- and their bullpens -- did their jobs Monday night. In a College World Series that boasted six pitchers taken in the first round of the draft, it's not surprising that the final game of the championship series featured five heralded aces, including UNC's first-round picks, Bard and Andrew Miller. What is surprising is that pitchers taken in the first round of the 2006 MLB Draft were 1-5 in seven starts against Oregon State this season. This year's College World Series saw the second-fewest runs scored in the past 30 years, with an average of 8.9 runs scored per game. Only 2005's 8.3 average is lower.