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Second Chances Allow Beavers to Advance

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

With one out left to go for a championship the Arkansas Razorbacks gave the Oregon State Beavers a second chance. A foul ball by Cadyn Greiner bounced into the campfire of three Razorback players pursuing the ball. Given a second chance Greiner singed to tie the game 3-3. Trevor Lamach followed with a two run homer to give the Beavers a 5-3 win, forcing a game three.

After Kevin Abel gave up a leadoff single to Jax Biggers to start the bottom of the ninth and bring up the top of the Razorbacks order, Jake Mullholland was called from the pen. He gave the Razorbacks no second chances, striking out the first hitter he faced and getting Casey Martin to ground into a back to the box game ending double play.

Razorbacks Take the Opener

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Oregon State went with their ace Luke Heimlich. He had his third unimpressive start, all occurring after the major league draft when major league teams passed on selecting him. The Royals are considering signing him, but a sexual assault case against his 6 year old niece when he was 15 haunts him. He pitched well until the fifth, going into the inning with a one hitter. In the fifth inning he could only retire the first hitter he faced. A walk, two singles, two hit by pitches and an error followed resulting in a Razorback four run outburst that gave them a 4-1 victory in the first game between the two teams.

Grant Koch drove in the only run for the Razorbacks with a single. The other three runs were driven in by a walk, hit by pitch and fielder’s choice. Blaine Knight worked six innings for the Razorbacks allowing just one run. Matt Cronin pitched the last inning, retiring the side in order to pick up the save.

The two teams square off tonight. A win by the Razorbacks would give them their first NCAA baseball championship.

Oregon State Advances to Finals

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Oregon State scored five runs in the third to down Mississippi State 5-2 to advance to the College World Series finals. Kevin Abel went seven innings, allowing just one run and Tyler Malone blasted a three run shot in the third to lead the charge.

Mississippi State, noted for their comebacks this year, had scored a run in the bottom of the ninth and had the bases loaded with the winning run coming to bat. He grounded out to end the game.

Oregon State now faces Arkansas for a best two out of three championship. Arkansas has never won a College World Series but played in the finals in 1979. Oregon State won back to back championships in 2006 and 2007.

Florida Eliminated; Oregon State Stays Alive

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Oregon State 12 Mississippi State 2

Oregon State erupted for six runs in the first two innings and Mississippi State could not mount a comeback to address the early offense. Brandon Eisert pitched 5.1 innings of one hit relief to earn the victory. Nick Madrigal and Trevor Lamach led all hitters with three hits apiece. Madrigal drove in two runs and scored twice while Lamach drove in three and scored twice. The Bulldog pitchers helped the cause by walking 9 Beaver hitters.

Oregon State will play Mississippi State in the finals for the right to play Arkansas in the best two out of three championship.

Arkansas 5 Florida 2

The Gators had the more glorified pitching staff but the Razorbacks showed they had some arms. Isaiah Campbell no hit the Gators through the first four innings until he gave up two runs on two hits in the fifth. By then Arkansas had built him a 4-0 lead, fueled by the RBI single and solo homerun by Dominic Fletcher in the second and fourth innings. Jake Reindl and Matt Cronin shut the Florida bats down on one hit for the last 3.2 innings. Florida went with their ace Brady Singer, but he was not effective getting tagged for four runs in just five innings.

Gators Eliminate Texas Tech in College World Series

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Only one game was played in the College World Series. The Florida Gators used their bats to eliminate Texas Tech 9-6 in the finals of the elimination bracket. Jack Leftwich pitched six shutout innings and J.J. Schwartz slugged a two run homer to give Florida an early 6-0 lead. Jonathan India scored the first run for the Gators in the fourth with a walk, a wild pitch, a stolen base and another wild pitch to score.

The Red Raiders knocked Leftwich out of the game with a three spot in the seventh. Florida responded with a three spot in the top of the eighth and Texas Tech stayed in the game with a three spot of their own in the bottom frame. Michael Byrne came on with the bases loaded and two out, giving up a two run single to Grant Little before retiring the final hitter. Little finished the game with three RBIs. The Gators scored an extra insurance run in the ninth but Byrne did not need it, retiring Texas Tech in order in the bottom of the ninth.

The final four teams are set. Oregon State plays Mississippi State and needs to beat them twice to advance to the finals. The Florida Gators play Arkansas and need to beat them twice to advance to the finals. The finals are a best two out of three. Both Oregon State and Florida beat the team that knocked them into the elimination bracket when they played them in the finals of the elimination bracket.

College World Series Update - Oregon State Advances

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Oregon State 11 North Carolina 6

The Beavers scored four runs each in the eighth and ninth innings to overcome a 6-3 deficit and defeat the Tarheels. Adley Rutschman had the big hit with a three run double in the eighth inning to tie the game. Rutschman also hit a solo homerun in the first inning to get the scoring started for the Beavers. Luke Heimlich had his second straight ineffective start lasting only 2.2 innings before giving up six hits and three runs.

After the Rutschman double three straight walks allowed the go ahead run to score. Nick Madrigal started the ninth inning with a double and Tyler Malone connected on a two run blast to tack on four more insurance runs, advancing Oregon State to the winner’s bracket to play Mississippi State. The Tarheels go home to think about next year.

Arkansas 7 Texas Tech 4

The Razorbacks won the winner’s bracket game 7-4, Dominic Fletcher driving in four of the runs on a 4 for 4 spree. His two run double in the first inning gave the Razorbacks an early 2-0 lead. He led off the fourth inning with a homerun and added an RBI single in the eighth. Texas Tech drops to the elimination bracket to play the number one seed Florida.

Myworld envisions an Oregon State vs Florida College World Series with Oregon State coming out on top, though Mississippi State seems to be living a charmed existence in these games.

College World Series Update

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

The surprising Mississippi State Bulldogs are heading to the finals of the winner’s bracket in Bracket One. They lost their coach three games into the season and have put together three walk off victories in their surprising run to the finals.

Mississippi State 12 North Carolina 2

No walkoff needed here. An eight run eighth put the game away against the Tar Heels. Jordan Westburg drove in seven runs for the Bulldogs in the win. He hit a grand slam in the second inning to give State a 4-1 lead. His single in the eighth helped fuel the eight run rally. In his second at bat of the inning he punched a ticket to the winner’s bracket clearing the bases with a three run double to make it 12-2. Konnor Pilkington worked six innngs, giving up two runs to get the win.

Oregon State 14 Washington 5

Oregon State got two or more RBIs from five different players, scoring 14 runs in innings 5 through 8, eliminating the Huskies from the tournament.

Florida 6 Texas 1

The number one seed in the tournament kept their hopes alive with a 6-1 win. Jonathan India had a 3-run homer and drove in four runs to lead the offense. Jackson Kowar shut down the Longhorns offense with 13 whiffs in 6.2 innings, giving up just one run. Michael Byrne worked the last two innings to secure the win.

College World Series Results - Bracket Two

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Yesterday myworld summarized bracket one. Today we take a look at bracket two.

Arkansas 11 Texas 5

Arkansas used an “8″ run fifth to run away with the Bracket Two opener 11-5. Luke Bonfield went deep with a two run homerun and Heston Kjerstad drove in three runs with his three hits. Texas did rally for three runs in the last two innings but it was too late.

Texas Tech 6 Florida 3

Gabe Holt drove in three of the six Tech runs to help them down the champions of last year. Brady Singer got the start for Florida but was saddled with the loss, giving up five runs. Only two of those runs were earned. Florida has to advance from the elimination bracket to defend their championship.

College World Series Results Bracket One

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

The final eight have gone to Omaha to play in the college World Series. It is two brackets of double elimination with the two winners of the double elimination brackets identifying the finalists in a best two out of three championship match. The first day of the series saw the temperatures go above 90 degrees. The temperature for the team occupying the sunny side of the dugout is 110 degrees.

Bracket One

North Carolina 8 Oregon State 6

Oregon State ace Luke Heimlich had his worst outing in these college world series, giving up six runs in just over two innings. A five run third inning gave the Tar Heels a 6-1 lead. Ben Casparius led the team with three RBIs on his two hits. North Carolina used six pitchers to pull out the victory, their opening day starter removing himself after complaining of a dead arm. All 11 of the North Carolina hits were singles. The Beavers outhit the Tar Heels 13-11.

Mississippi State 1 Washington 0

Baseball can be a game of threes, outs, strikeouts, innings and lineups in multiples of threes. Mississippi State has embraced the threes. Ethan Small pitched seven shutout innings for Mississippi State and Joe Demers matched him for seven shutout innings for the Huskies. The game eventually went to the bullpens and Mississippi State chalked up their third walk off hit of the Series and the third walk off hit of the season for Luke Alexander to win their opener 1-0. It was also the third hit of the inning and the third hit by Luke Alexander in the game to give Mississippi State a 1-0 win and their seventh walk off win of the season. They also had to change coaches after the third game of the season. It has been a remarkable season for the Bulldogs.

Super Regional Results

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Myworld has travelled to Durham to watch the Bulls play three games, two against Birmingham and one against Gwinnett. While driving down here the Super Regionals have been completed and the College World Series participants have been determined. Myworld is debating a trip to Omaha to see the College World Series. Below are the results for the Super Regionals.

Fullerton Super Regional

The Washington Huskies pulled out the opener 8-5 taking advantage of five Cal State Fullerton errors to score two unearned runs. Levi Jordan and A.J. Graffanino each collected three hits and two RBIs to lead the offense. Nick Kahle also had three hits, allowing him to cross the plate three times. Joe DeMers pitched the ninth to earn the save.

Fullerton got it to game three with a 5-2 win. Tommy Wilson limited the Huskie offense to one run, a Joe Wainhouse solo shot. Wainhouse would hit another solo bomb in the ninth to account for the only Huskie runs. Daniel Cope had two hits including a double to score twice to lead the Fullerton offense.

Game three was about as exciting as a game could get. The Titans rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth to take a 4-3 lead. Three two out RBI singles by Sahid Valenzuela, Jake Pavletich and Chris Prescott put Fullerton ahead. The Huskies tied it in the bottom of the ninth, Jonathan Schiffer getting the RBI single after a Kaiser Weiss double to lead the inning off. Hank LoForte hit a two out solo homerun in the tenth to put the Titans up by one again. The Huskies never quit. Wainhouse led the inning off with a single. A throwing error on a bunt put runners on second and third with no out. An infield single by Grafanino scored one and an error by shortstop Valenzuela loaded the bases with no out. Weiss hit the ball deep enough to right field to score the winning run and send the Huskies to the College World Series.

Nashville Super Regional

Both Mississippi State and Vanderbilt got their offenses churning with five spots. Elijah MacNamee had a big three run homer in the third to fuel the Mississippi State five run outburst. Vanderbilt tied it at 7-7 with five in the fifth, Pat DeMarco hitting a two run homer and four walks energizing the Commodores. A Jake Mangum single in the bottom of the eighth gave State an 8-7 lead. Vanderbilt tied it in the top of the ninth on a two out triple from DeMarco, who completed the trot home after a throwing by the shortstop. In the bottom of the ninth MacNamee delivered a two run one out walk off homerun to give Mississippi State the opening day win.

In game two Vandy got the walkoff, a one out solo blast from J.J. Bleday to give them a 4-3 win. The Commodores had tied the game in the bottom of the eighth on a Harrison Ray triple and an Ethan Paul RBI single. The Bleday solo shot ended an 0 for 4 day for J.J.

There were no walkoffs in the final, but Mississippi State scored four runs in the top of the 11th to earn a 10-6 win. Tanner Allen had the RBI double to give State the lead. A bases loaded walk scored the second run and Luke Alexander delivered the knockout punch with a two run single. Both teams scored three runs in the 9th, Paul a two run blast for the Commodores to send the game into extra innings.

Chapel Hill Super Regional

North Carolina dominated Stetson in the opener 7-4. Cody Roberts had a dinger with three RBIs and Michael Busch drove in two runs with his homerun. The three run dinger by Roberts in the fifth broke a 1-1 tie and the Tar Heels never found themselves behind after that.

The Tar Heels scored four in the first to prevent a third game, hanging on for the 7-5 win. Roberts smoked a double in the inning to drive in one of his two for the game. Stetson rallied with a run in the ninth and had a walk off opportunity with the go ahead run at the plate but Brooks Wilson flied out to center to put the game to a close.

Gainesville Super Regional

Florida dominated Auburn in the opener 8-2. Brady Singer went 6.2 innings to get the win, limiting the Tigers to two runs. Deacon Liput and Nelson Maldanado gave him all the support he needed with solo shots. Will Dalton was the RBI leader with two. Number one pick Casey Mize got assaulted for six runs in just five innings of work.

The less heralded Tanner Burns limited the Gators to just one run in his six innings of work. The Tiger offense failed to support him and a Austin Langworthy homerun in the top of the ninth tied the game at 2-2. That gave Luke Jarvis a chance to be a hero with a walkoff RBI single to give Auburn the 3-2 game two win.

Games can be decided by inches. In the bottom of the 11th Langworthy blasted a ball deep to right. A leaping attempt by right fielder Steven Williams and the ball clanks off his glove and goes over the fence for a walkoff homerun and a 3-2 win for the Gators. Gator closer Michael Byrne pitched four shutout innings to get the Gator win.

Lubbock Super Regional

Gabe Holt delivered the go ahead run in the bottom of the eighth to give Texas Tech a 5-4 lead. A double by Brian Klein gave them an insurance run. Ty Harpenau pitched a scoreless top of the ninth to give the Raiders a 6-4 win over Duke. Zack Kone drove in three of the four runs for Duke.

The Blue Devils strung together 16 hits to blast Texas Tech in game two 11-2. Joey Loperfido and Max Miller drove in seven of the 11 runs, Loperfido driving in two runs with a triple in the fourth and Miller driving in three with his triple in the fifth. Graeme Stinson pitched six shutout innings to lead Duke.

Texas Tech got homeruns from Holt, Klein and Michael Davis in the finals to win game three 6-2.

Fayetville Super Regional

Arkansas popped South Carolina in the opener 9-3. Carson Shaddy drove in four runs to lead the offense.

The Gamecocks turned the table on the Razorbacks with an 8-5 win. L.T. Tolbert got the big blow with a grand slam homerun. Hunter Taylor made it back to back to complete the five run inning. Justin Row also homered for the Gamecocks. Shaddy drove in two more runs in a losing cause for the Razorbacks.

The Razorbacks scored seven runs in the first two innings to plow through South Carolina in game three 14-2. Luke Bonfield drove in four runs and Shaddy continued his RBI spree driving in three more to give him 9 for the three game series. Shaddy also homered in game two and three. Eric Cole scored five runs from the leadoff spot with three hits and two walks in a perfect 3 for 3 day. One of his hits cleared the fence.

Austin Super Regional

Tennessee Tech made it tough for the home town faithful with a 5-4 win over Texas. Brennon Kaleiwahea and Chase Chambers each drove in two runs to drive the Tech offense.

The Longhorns got it to game three with a 4-2 win. Kody Clemens, son of Roger provided the difference with a homerun and two runs driven in.

Texas won the final 5-2 with Clemens again going deep to supply the 5-2 win. D.J. Petrinsky also hit a solo shot for the Longhorns. Matteo Bocchi pitched five innings of one run ball to lead the Longhorn pitching staff. Tech loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth on a single and two walks but a ground out ended the game and began the pile on.

Corvallis Super Regional

Luke Heimlich was one out from a complete game, striking out nine to give Oregon State an opening round 8-1 win over Minnesota. Heimlich is a top five pick but was bypassed in the early rounds of the draft because of a sexual assault case he committed as a 15 year old. A solo blast from Toby Hanson in the eighth was the only run scored off Luke. Oregon State got two RBIs each from Steven Kwan, Trevor Larnach and Adley Rutschman.

The Beavers scored a run in the eighth to tie the game 3-3 on an RBI single by Kyle Nobach, then erupted for three in the ninth, Rutschman with a two run single for the big hit and back to back hit by pitches to score the third run. Jake Mulholland shut down Minnesota in the ninth to give the Beavers a 6-3 win.