Clemson got to Arizona State’s ace Seth Blair for five runs on seven hits enroute to a 6-3 victory over the top-seeded Sun Devils in the first of three games at the College World Series on Monday.
Casey Harman pitched six innings for the Tigers, to pick up the win as the Tiger bats had 14 singles against Arizona State. Clemson (44-23) advances to a winners’ bracket game against Oklahoma on Tuesday. The Sun Devils (53-8) meet South Carolina in an elimination game.
Clemson coach Jack Leggett talks about Harman and his team getting all 14 of their hits on singles.
The Florida Gators are going home despite a frantic ninth inning rally that saw them score three runs before falling 8-5 to Florida State. The Seminole’s Mike McGee was just too much for the Gators.
He hit a three runner that broke a tie in the third inning and drove in four runs total, plus came on in the ninth to pick up the save for Florida State.
Florida loaded the bases against Daniel Bennett. Preston Tucker doubled into the right field corner to drive in three runs. McGee, playing left field, came on and gave up a single to Austin Maddox and hit Matt den Dekker, loading the bases with one out. Shortstop Stephen Cardullo caught Mike Zunino’s line drive and flipped to second baseman Devon Travis for a game-ending double play for McGee’s 13th save.
The Seminoles (48-19) will play Wednesday night against the loser of Monday night’s TCU-UCLA game. The Gators (47-17) lost for the fourth time in five meetings this season with their Sunshine State rival.
Florida State’s coach Mike Martin talks about his team’s composure and the play of McGee, plus McGee talks about his day at the plate and admits he knows chicks dig the long ball.
Gerrit Cole struck out 13 and carried a one-hitter into the seventh inning, and Cody Regis and Jeff Gelalich homered to lead UCLA to a 6-3 victory over TCU in a winners’ bracket game at the College World Series on Monday night.
The win gives UCLA control of Bracket 1 and three days off. The Horned Frogs will play Florida State in an elimination game Wednesday, with the winner meeting the Bruins on Friday. The Bruins (50-14) went ahead 5-0 in the third inning on Regis and Gelalich’s home runs against TCU starter Kyle Winkler (12-2).
UCLA’s coach John Savage and Cole talk about the pitcher’s performance.