Matt Purke improved to 16-0 on the season as TCU dominated UCLA in a 6-2 victory. Purke wasn’t overly dominant with only two strikeouts over 6.1 IP, but forced eight of the first nine Bruin hitters to ground out, not allowing a hit until the fifth inning as Chris Giovanazzo reached on an bunt.
Rob Rasmussen (11-3), who statistically was UCLA’s best pitcher this season as the Sunday starter, picked up the loss as he gave up three ER in 4.1 IP. He gave up six hits and three walks on the outing, raising his WHIP to 1.1 but it wasn’t necessarily a bad outing. Rasmussen struck out six Horned Frogs, but couldn’t get any help from his offense as the Bruins only registered 4 hits in the contest, none of which were for extra bases. Garrett Claypool was strong in his first inning of work, but then gave up Home Runs to Featherston and Holaday to seal the victory for TCU. Continue reading Matt Purke Shuts Down UCLA, TCU Wins 6-2
Rob Rasmusssen is set to take the ball today for the UCLA Bruins against the TCU Horned Frogs as the Bruins are looking to advance into the CWS Championship Series. I had a chance to see Rasmussen in the 2009 Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game where he gave up two runs (both unearned) in one inning and gave up a long hit off the center field wall by Zack Cox. (FULL ARTICLE). Rasmussen is currently 11-2 with a 2.73 ERA in 17 starts including one complete game. He will face off against TCU freshman stud lefty Matt Purke who has a 15-0 record with a 3.03 ERA.
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OMAHA – The South Carolina Gamecocks outdueled the Oklahoma Sooners, 3-2, in a thrilling 12-inning contest on Thursday night at Rosenblatt Stadium before a crowd of 24,180, the largest of this year’s College World Series. South Carolina advances to face in-state foe Clemson on Friday at 8 p.m. CT in the Bracket Two finals.
Although pitching ruled the first 11 innings, it was timely hitting that proved the difference in the final frame. The Sooners took a 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the 12th thanks to a solo home run off the bat of catcher Tyler Ogle, his 11th of the season and second in as many games. But South Carolina generated a pair of runs on three singles, two coming with two outs, including the game-winning base-knock from designated hitter Brady Thomas to capture the win.
Continue reading CWS Game 10 Recap: South Carolina scores 2 in the 12th to edge Oklahoma 3-2
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OMAHA – TCU overcame a late four-run deficit and came back to defeat the Florida State Seminoles 11-7 on the strength of Matt Curry’s eighth-inning grand slam in Game 9 of the Men’s College World Series, Wednesday at Rosenblatt Stadium.
Florida State broke out early as Sherman Johnson and Mike McGee hit back-to-back solo home runs off TCU starter Steven Maxwell to give the Seminoles a quick 2-0 lead. Maxwell avoided further damage by getting Jayce Boyd to ground out after Stephen Cardullo singled and stole second. The Seminoles left with a 2-0 lead after the first inning.
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OMAHA – Clemson took a 6-1 lead into the resumption of Tuesday’s suspended game and held on for a 6-4 victory over Oklahoma in Game 8 of the Men’s College World Series, Wednesday at Rosenblatt Stadium
Continue reading CWS Game 8 Recap: Clemson defeats Oklahoma 6-4
Clemson leads Oklahoma 6-1 in the top of the sixth inning. The game has been suspended due to major thunderstorms in the area. The game tomorrow will start at 3:30 pm (central time).
The South Carolina Gamecocks raced out to a 10-0 lead after three innings to cruise to a 11-4 victory over the Arizona State Sun Devils in an elimination game at the College World Series.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the second inning where the Gamecocks offense exploded for eight runs with the big hits being a Jackie Bradley Jr. three run homer and Adrian Morales two run homer off the left field foul pole. They added two runs in the third inning as Jackie Bradley was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded while Christian Walker got a bases loaded walk to give University of South Carolina the 10-0 lead.
Continue reading CWS Game 7 Recap: South Carolina powers by Arizona State 11-4
Mark Rafferty and myself are both at the 2010 College World Series and we are sending out one update per half inning about the action at hand. Today’s games are between South Carolina and Arizona State while the nightcap is between Oklahoma and Clemson. If you guys are stuck at work remember to follow us at @TheCBB and you can also join our Facebook page by clicking here.
The UCLA Bruins and TCU Horned Frogs faced off in a Winner’s bracket matchup. UCLA sent ace Gerrit Cole to the mound while TCU countered with Kyle Winkler. UCLA opened up their College World Series with a victory over Florida 11-3 while TCU picked up a 8-1 victory over Florida State.
Continue reading CWS Game 6: Gerrit Cole dominates TCU as UCLA rolls to 6-3 win
After getting two hits to start off Saturday’s opener against TCU, the Florida State bats remained mainly silent for the rest of the day. That wasn’t the case on Monday, as roommates Tyler Holt and Mike McGee were able to lead a Florida State onslaught to eliminate Florida with the 8-5 victory, and will face the loser of tonight’s UCLA-TCU contest. Asked about the rivalry with Florida, Tyler Holt said, “A wins a win, whether its Florida or UCLA, either one of us are going home. I’m glad were staying
around. My freshman year we got pushed out by a rival and it feels really good to be on the other side this time.”
Continue reading 2010 CWS Recap: Game 5 Florida vs. Florida State