CWS Recaps (Sunday, June 17)

2018 CWS LogoArkansas endured a nearly three-hour rain delay and then scored eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Texas 11-5 to open bracket two play on Sunday afternoon.

Luke Bonfield stroked a 2-run home run to give the Razorbacks a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning.  Arkansas added two more runs in the sixth inning had the bases loaded when the game was stopped due to a lengthy weather delay. After nearly three hours, Arkansas continued its offensive assault with an 8-run inning to take an 11-2 lead. Continue reading “CWS Recaps (Sunday, June 17)”

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CWS Recaps (Saturday, June 16)

2018 CWS LogoNorth Carolina and Mississippi State recorded polar opposite wins on Saturday to advance in the 2018 College World Series. North Carolina defeated Oregon State 8-6 in the longest game in CWS history, while MSU got a walk-off single from Luke Alexander in the bottom of the ninth to life the Bulldogs to a 1-0 win over Washington.

Oregon State and Washington will meet in the loser’s bracket game on Monday at 1 p.m. (CT).  Mississippi State and North Carolina will play in the winner’s bracket game on Monday at 6 p.m. (CT).

Bracket two gets underway on Sunday as Texas and Arkansas meet at 1 p.m. (CT), followed by Texas Tech and Florida at 6 p.m. (CT). Continue reading “CWS Recaps (Saturday, June 16)”

CWS Capsule: Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech LogoTexas Tech is the No. 9 national seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Red Raiders have made to Omaha for the third time (2014, 2016 and 2018) in school history.

Texas Tech will take on No. 1 seed Florida on Sunday at 6 p.m. at TD Ameritrade Park. Tech is 1-4 (.200) all-time in CWS play and its lone win came against Florida in 2016.

Texas Tech leads the Big 12 in 11 different offensive categories. Texas Tech has four of the top eight hitters (batting average) in the Big 12 play this season.

Here is a look at the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Continue reading “CWS Capsule: Texas Tech Red Raiders”

CWS Capsule: Florida Gators

Florida LogoFlorida is the No. 1 national seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The No. 1 seed has advanced to the CWS 14 times. The only No. 1 seed to win the College World Series was Miami (Fla.) in 1999. The No. 1 seed finished runner up in 2004 (Texas) and 2009 (Texas).

Florida is the defending College World Series champion. The Gators defeated LSU to win the school’s first CWS title in 2017. Florida is seeking to become the seventh school to win back-to-back CWS titles.

Florida opens CWS play against No.9 national seed Texas Tech on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Here is a look at the Florida Gators. Continue reading “CWS Capsule: Florida Gators”

CWS Capsule: Texas Longhorns

Texas LogoTexas has more College World Series appearances (36), games (144) and wins (85) than any team in NCAA history. Texas has six College World Series championships (1949, 1950, 1975, 1983, 2002 and 2005). The six CWS titles are tied with LSU for second-most in NCAA history.

Texas is one of six schools to win back-to-back CWS Championships, including Texas (1949-50), USC (1970-74), Stanford (1987-88), LSU (1996-97), OSU (2006-07) and South Carolina (2010-11).

Texas and Arkansas will play game three of the 2018 CWS on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT). Texas has won three of the four CWS meetings between the two former SWC Conference rivals.

Here is a look at the Texas Longhorns. Continue reading “CWS Capsule: Texas Longhorns”

CWS Capsule: Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas LogoArkansas and Texas will square off on day two of the 2018 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The Razorbacks and Longhorns met twice during the regular season, with Arkansas winning, 13-4 and 7-5 on March 13-14 in Fayetteville.

Arkansas and Texas are both former members of the Southwest Conference. The teams will be meeting for the fifth time in history at the CWS. Arkansas defeated Texas 9-4 in 1979. Texas posted wins in 1985, 1987 and 2004.

Here is a look at the Arkansas Razorbacks. Continue reading “CWS Capsule: Arkansas Razorbacks”