The Clemson Tigers were able to finish off the Oklahoma Sooners from their Tuesday night suspended game by holding on to a 6-4 win and pushing Oklahoma to the edge of elimination.
Clemson built a five run lead before the rain and lightning came in the fifth inning Tuesday night, but Oklahoma scored in each of the last three innings trying to pull off the comeback. Clemson’s coach Jack Leggett talks about how difficult it is get back that momentum from Tuesday night.
The Tigers (45-23) moved to the Bracket 2 championship game on Friday against either Oklahoma (50-17) or South Carolina. Those teams play Thursday, and the winner would have to beat Clemson twice to make it to next week’s best-of-three finals.
In the only game that was scheduled for Wednedsay, TCU is beginning to take on the role of Cinderella. After knocking off Texas to advance to Omaha, I think the casual baseball fan is starting to pull for TCU.
Yesterday it took an eight-run, eighth inning rally by the Horned Frogs to knock out Florida State with an 11-7 win. The big blast is all over the highlights on television. FSU Third baseman Sherman Johnson committed the Seminoles’ fifth error to start the inning, and it was a two-run game when Curry came to bat against Mike McGee, the hero at the plate on in the ninth in FSU’s 8-5 win over Florida.
With a full count and the majority of the 22,000+ fans chanting “T-C-U! T-C-U!” – Curry swung and watched for a moment and turned yelling to teammates in the dugout, as the ball went over the high center-field fence for his team leading 18th homer.
TCU will now advance to Friday’s game against UCLA in bracket 1.