The favorites are 4-0 through the first two days at the College World Series. Florida junior Alex Faedo struck out 11 batters over seven innings of work as Florida topped TCU 3-0.
Faedo says the Gators were eager to erase the memory of last year’s 0-2 finish at the College World Series after entering as the top seed.
“When you win here there is no feeling like it”, said Faedo. “We have been putting a lot of effort into getting back to the winning side of things over here and that is what drove us today.”
Louisville scored five runs in the second inning in an 8-4 win over Texas A@M. Louisville coach Dan McDonnell knew the Aggies would not fold despite the early deficit.
“You put up a five spot with Brendan McKay on the mound and you think some teams might just cave and I knew they were not going to do that.”, said McDonnell. “They really battled back and fortunately our bullpen stepped up.”
Action resumes this afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park with an elimination game between Florida State and Cal State-Fullerton. Tonight, top ranked Oregon State plays LSU.