The Omaha participants have been finalized. Of the participants LSU was the last team to win the College World Series way back in 2009. Other winners include Oregon State (back to back in 2006/2007) and Cal State Fullerton (2004). Florida and Florida State have not won a College World Series but had second place finishes in 2011 for Florida and 1999 for Florida State.
Below are the results of the last two super regionals and the brackets for the College World Series.
Gainesville Super Regional
Wake Forest got a solo homerun from Ben Breazeale in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 1-1. Alex Faedo had pitched the first four innings for Florida followed by four shutout innings from Brady Singer. Michael Byrne threw the last three innings, giving up a homerun to Breazeale, the first batter he faced in the ninth inning, loading the bases in the 10th but surviving with six whiffs. With the 9 K’s by Faedo and the 8 by Singer the Gator pitchers struck out 23 in 11 innings. A walk and two hit by pitches in the 11th inning loaded the bases for Florida to set up the walk off single by Ryan Larson.
The two teams played another 11 inning game the second day, but this time a walk off two run homer by Breazeale gives Wake Forest an 8-6 win over Florida. Breazeale had hit a solo homerun earlier in the game. Johnny Aiello, who went 0 for 5 with four K’s in the first game went deep with two solo shots in game two. Gavin Sheets also homered with three RBIs.
There were no homeruns from Breazeale in game three. Three different Florida pitchers shut out the Wake Forest bats, allowing just four hits in the 3-0 win. J.J. Schwarz provided all the offense the Gators needed with a two run homer in the third. Alex Faedo pitched the last two innings to secure the win.
Baton Rouge Super Regional
Konnor Pilkington pitched six innings of shutout ball for Mississippi State. Down 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth LSU rallied off the bullpen for four runs to win the game 4-3. Greg Deichmann roped a two run double to drive in the first two runs, Zach Watson tied it with an RBI single and Michael Papierski hit a sacrifice fly to give LSU the lead. Zack Hess pitched the ninth inning to secure the victory.
A six run fifth gave LSU a 9-4 lead and allowed them to coast to a 14-4 win in game two.
Oregon State versus Cal State Fullerton
LSU versus Florida State
Louisville versus Texas A&M
Florida versus TCU
The winners of the two brackets will play a two out of three series for the championship.