College World Series opens with home run rate at dizzying pace

Texas comes into the College World Series with a program-record 128 homers – 47 more than the previous mark – and has the national home run leader in first baseman Ivan Melendez, pictured, whose 32 homers are the most in Division I since 2003. (AP Photo/Stephen Spillman)

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. — If the College World Series is like the first two rounds of the NCAA baseball tournament, fans in the outfield seats at Charles Schwab Field are going to take home lots of souvenir balls.

The 424 home runs hit in regionals and super regionals already are a

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