College World Series
The College World Series begins Saturday, and predicting a winner is as hard as hitting a ball out of the cavernous TD Ameritrade Park.
The Frogs have won 32 of their last 36 games and are in the College World Series for the second time in five seasons. They play Big 12 foe Texas Tech on Sunday in Omaha.
The array of teams set for the College World Series beginning this week could leave the impression that college baseball has become an equal-opportunity sport.
With a 1-0 count, Kyle Bacak got the sign that sent the Horned Frogs back to the College World Series, executing a suicide squeeze bunt as the Horned Frogs rallied for a 6-5 victory over Pepperdine on Monday.
Dylan Dusek turned in his fourth consecutive scoreless start and Texas Tech advanced to the College World Series for the first time with a 1-0 victory over the College of Charleston on Sunday.
Derek Odell had a two-run single, ace Brandon Finnegan took a shutout into the seventh inning and TCU beat Pepperdine 3-2 Saturday in the first super regional game at home for the Horned Frogs.
C.J Hinojosa drove in two runs and Parker French pitched six scoreless innings as Texas beat Houston 4-0 Saturday to win an NCAA super regional and advance to the College World Series.
Chris Sadberry struck out a career-high eight Saturday, and Texas Tech held off the College of Charleston 1-0 in the opener of an NCAA super regional.
Friday will mark the 126th meeting between Texas and Houston, Southwest Conference members together for two decades before the league broke up in 1996. The Longhorns and Cougars have played 23 times since then, with only seven of those meetings coming in the last 12 years.
The 7th ranked Horned Frogs swept their way into the NCAA Super Regional, and continue on the road to Omaha.
Five of the eight national seeds already have been eliminated from the NCAA baseball tournament. If the upsets continue in super regionals, there’ll be some new faces at the College World Series next week.
The NCAA has announced sites and schedules for this weekend’s best-of-three super regionals in the Division I baseball tournament.