Coaches, players say hit batters at CWS more than coincidence

Updated: June 20, 2007, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Rice coach Wayne Graham said Wednesday that the record number of players getting hit by pitches at this year's College World Series is more than a coincidence.

"It basically started on the West Coast," he said. "In my case, it's not a coach teaching it. I've never taught anybody to get hit with a baseball, but I don't know whether some programs do or not."

Five more batters were hit in Wednesday's game between North Carolina and Rice, bringing the CWS-record ...

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