Coastal Carolina and Arizona Force Second Game in College World Series

Both Coastal Carolina and Arizona avoided elimination, forcing a second game by beating the teams sitting in the winner’s bracket in the NCAA College World Series. Arizona blasted an Oklahoma pitching staff that had pitched two 1-0 shutouts in Omaha. The Cowboys trotted out six different pitchers but the Wildcats exploded for nine runs in the 9-3 win. Zach Gibbons accounted for three hits and two RBIs and Cesar Salazar scored three runs in a 2 for 2 day, slapping a single and double to go with one walk to lead the offense. Closer Cameron Ming was asked to go five innings in relief so his availability for the final game is in question.

Coastal Carolina got a complete game from Andrew Beckwith to keep their season alive in their 4-1 win over TCU. Beckwith only allowed six hits, one of them an eighth solo shot from Dane Steinhagen to account for the only Horned Frogs run. Coastal Carolina only collected four hits in the game but they made them count. Two hits in the third, one a RBI bunt single by Anthony Marks led to two runs. Connor Owings driving in the other run with a sacrifice fly. Two hits in the seventh led to two more runs, Billy Cooke driving in one run with a sacrifice fly and David Parrett driving in the fourth run with a double.

Today both teams square off to see who will meet in the best two of three championship game.

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