2016 College World Series -- Championship
Coastal Carolina Forces Decisive Game Three with 5-4
by Editor Rick
OMAHA, Neb. – Coastal Carolina
scored three runs in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie and advance to the final championship
game tomorrow night with a 5-4 win over Arizona.
With one out in the eighth,
Connor Owings fought off an inside pitch to hit a Texas Leaguer to left field, easily
scoring the speedy Anthony Marx to give the Chanticleers (54-18) a 3-2 lead. Designated hitter
G.K. Young knocked in the Chanticleers’ last two runs with a sharp single to right field off
reliever Cameron Ming, who took the loss.
Marx had three hits on the
night, including a third inning single that knocked in Coastal’s first two
Arizona came back and narrowed
the deficit in its half of the eighth inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Aguilar scored
on a fielder’s choice. Then with two out Coastal’s shortstop Michael Paez misplayed a grounder,
allowing Dalbec to score, making it 5-4 CCU.
Coastal Carolina starter Mike
Morrison—who hadn’t started a game all year—gave his team 6.2 strong innings. He allowed six
hits, two earned runs, walked two and fanned 10 Arizona hitters.
The Wildcats scored one run in
the first inning. With one out and the bases
loaded Bobby Dalbec failed to connect on a suicide bunt and the runner was picked off third
base. He then stroked a sharp infield single to plate Arizona’s first run. But it appeared the
Wildcats missed a prime opportunity off Morrison, who was not on his game in the first
After Marx put Coastal Carolina
up 2-1 in the third inning, Arizona (49-23) tied the game in the fifth when Cody Ramer
walked, and later scored on Ryan Aguilar’s fielder’s choice to make it
Wildcats starter Kevin Ginkle
pitched outstanding as well, scattering five hits through seven innings. He allowed two runs
(one earned), struck out 10 and walked none.
Zach Gibbons went 3-for-4 for
Arizona. He now has 13 hits at College World Series.
Last night, Arizona took Game One 3-0 behind J.C. Cloney’s four-hit shutout.
Aguilar drove in two runs to give the Wildcats a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-three series at
2016 College World Series
Makes CWS History With 2nd 1-0 Win Over Arizona
Neb. – Oklahoma State did something no College World Series team has ever done by posting its
second 1-0 shutout, this time against Arizona to advance in the Winner’s
Tyler Buffett held the Wildcats in check all night, scattering three hits over eight innings. He
struck out six and walked two. Trey Cobb relieved Buffett in the ninth inning, and allowed
no hits to earn the save.
One of those
three hits was by Kyle Lewis (Sierra College), who was immediately caught stealing on
a failed hit and run attempt.
In the fourth inning, Donnie Walton led off with a
double against Arizona starter Bobby Dalbec. Walton came home on Garrett Benge’s RBI single.
Benge also delivered the winning blow on Saturday against UC Santa
Dalbec threw eight innings, striking out 12. He allowed
just five hits and one walk in taking the tough-luck loss.
Cowboys' center fielder Ryan Sluder made the play of the
game in the first inning when Cody Ramer struck a shot to deep right center field that would
have fallen for an easy double if not for the amazing lay-out by Sluder who landed on the
With their second consecutive 1-0 win, the Cowboys made
CWS history in doing what no team had done before. If Oklahoma State wins their next game, they
will advance to the Championship series.
Gauchos Win Elimination Game 5-3, Oust Miami From
OMAHA, Neb -- In the first elimination game of the 2016
College World Series UC Santa Barbara beat No.3 Miami 5-3 and sent the Hurricanes home
After a 62-minute rain delay in the bottom of the sixth,
the Gauchos loaded the bases. Pinch hitter Ryan Cumberland knocked in two runs as UC Santa
Barbara took a 3-1 lead. The Gauchos scored twice more in typical West Coast fashion on
consecutive safety squeeze bunts to expand their cushion to 5-1.
Miami took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Zack
Collins solo home run to right field off right hander Noah Davis. The Gauchos tied the game that
inning on a J.J. Muno’s RBI single. Davis (7-4), who earned the victory, limited the Hurricanes
to one more hit over the next five innings.
Left hander Kyle Nelson relieved Davis to start the
seventh inning. He allowed Miami two runs in the eighth inning. Coach Andrew Checketts sent
Nelson to start the ninth inning, and after Jacob Hayward reached first on an infield single,
Nelson induced a perfect come-backer to start a double play to end the game and notch his
10th save of the season.
With the victory, UC Santa Barbara secures its
first-ever win at the College World Series. After a 1-0 loss on Saturday to Oklahoma State, the
Gauchos are 1-1 and will face the loser of the Oklahoma State-Arizona matchup scheduled for
Miami, went 0-2 for the just the second time in its 25
appearances at the CWS.
Also with the victory today, the Gaucho--the third-rated
team from the Big West--knocked the two top seeds from the Atlantic Coast Conference in
Louisville and Miami out of the NCAA tournament. Arizona, the Pac-12's lone representative, beat
Miami in their first CWS game on Saturday.
by Granite Bay author, Clay Sigg