Omaha official addresses concern of a potential beer shortage at the College World Series
As fans and teams gear up to travel to Omaha this week for the College World Series, thirsty fans are facing a concern. Is there a beer shortage?
At a press conference on Wednesday, the chair of the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority chair said she believes there will not be a shortage of beer at TDA this year, per Gene’s Page. “We’re utilizing a lot of local breweries” to ease any supply issues.
David H. Murray tweeted: “The organizing body chair says she’s not concerned and local breweries are helping with expected demand.”
The schedule as it relates to SEC teams begins with Vanderbilt against Arizona at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, while Tennessee will play Virginia at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, and Mississippi State will meet Texas at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Mississippi State (45-16) is seeking its first title in 12 trips to the CWS, while Vanderbilt is 16-7 in four appearances with national titles in 2014 and 2019. Vandy’s duo of Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker are the active career leaders in hits allowed per nine innings at 3.7 and 4.5, respectively, per the Associated Press. Leiter’s 156 strikeouts lead the nation, and he has highest strikeout-per-nine innings in CWS at 14.6. Meanwhile, Tennessee reached Omaha with its slugging. The Vols’ 50 wins are their most since 1995, and they lead the CWS field with 3.2 home runs per game in NCAA Tournament play.