College World Series Updates, Day 2


Day Two, Bracket Two Updates

Day two of the College World Series proved to be as exciting as day one. Walk-off hits and strong pitching highlighted play on Sunday.

South Carolina vs. Texas A&M

The Gamecocks and Aggies had to shake off CWS nerves and jitters in the first inning before settling down to fundamental baseball in the second inning. Both teams benefited from an early error in the bottom half and top half of the first inning to tie the game at 4-4. The Gamecocks would earn a walk-off 5-4 victory with a single in the 9th.

South Carolina Pitching

Michael Roth pitched 7.1 innings of 0 earned run ball but gave up 4 unearned runs in the first inning for the Gamecocks. Roth was a workhorse throwing 122 pitches, striking out 8, walking 5, while only giving up 4 hits to earn the victory. Roth gave up 2 hits in the 1st, a hit in the 2nd, and 1 in the 4th. South Carolina would only allow 2 bases runners after the 4th inning.  John Taylor and Matt Price combined to throw 1.2 innings of no-hit shut out ball to close out the game.

South Carolina Hitting

2B Scott Wingo was the offensive star for South Carolinagoing 4-4, was hit by a pitch, knocked in one, and scored one. His walk-off single with the bases loaded and nobody out in the 9th advanced South Carolina into the winners bracket. C Robert Beary started off the 9th with a double, followed by a CF Jackie Bradley Jr. single (his only hit of the night), and then a walk by lead-off hitter RF Evan Marzilli loaded the bases for Wingo’s clutch game winning RBI.

Texas A&M Hitting

LF Brandon Wood led the way for the Aggies at the plate. He had a bases clearing triple with two outs in the first inning. Lead off hitter RF Tyler Naquin got the first inning going for the Aggies reaching base off an error by South Carolina’s 1B Christian Walker.

Texas A&M Pitching

Aggies’ starting pitcher Ross Stripling threw 114 pitches in 8 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, giving up 2 ER and 7 hits.

California vs. Virginia

A pitchers duel broke out between top seeded Virginia and the scrappy California Bears. The Cavaliers were able to slowCal’s bats and earn a 4-1 victory to advance into the winners bracket of the CWS.

University of Virginia Pitching

Danny Hultzen threw 6.1 innings of 3 hit shut out ball with no run support. Hultzen struck out 6 and walked 3. Tyler Wilson was then brought in to provide 2.1 innings of relief, giving up 3 hits, and 1 ER for the win. Brandon Kline threw .1 innings getting CF Darrel Matthew to foul out to 3B Steven Proscia for the last out and the save.

University of Virginia Hitting

The Cavaliers threatened in the third but were held scoreless until their 2-run 7th inning and 2-run 8th inning.  2B Keith Werman, the Cavaliers’ 9 hole hitter (batting .216), had the game of his life going 2-4 with a RBI and scoring the Cavs first run of the CWS. Lead off hitter SS Chris Taylor would score the winning run for the Cavs in the 7th inning.  LF John Barr went 2-2 with a walk.

University of California-Berkley Hitting

The Cal Bears tried for late innings heroics scoring their only run in the top of the 9th on a single to left center by RF Chad Bunting scoring SS and cleanup hitter Marcus Semien. The Bears did not advance a runner past 2nd until the 9th inning. Cal put a runner on second base in the 1st, 2nd, and 7th innings but were never able to capitalize on Cavs pitching.

University of California-Berkley Pitching

Erik Johnson labored through 3 innings forCalgiving up 5 walks and 2 hits but no earned runs. Logan Scott threw 3 innings giving up 2 ER for the loss. Kevin Miller threw 1 inning giving up 2 ER on 3 hits.

Bracket Two Games on Tuesday

Virginia (55-10) will play South Carolina (51-14) Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. EST in the winner’s bracket.

California (37-22) will play Texas A&M (47-21) Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. EST in an elimination game.

Day 3 Games of the College World Series, Bracket One

Vanderbilt (53-10) plays Florida (51-17) in the winner’s bracket at 7:00 p.m. EST.

North Carolina (50-15) plays Texas (49-18) in an elimination game at 2:00 p.m. EST.