Faedo fabulous again, Florida beats TCU to go to CWS finals


Game 1: Monday, 3 p.m. He noticed then and during Friday's 3-1 win how patient the other lineup was.

One of the few missing trophies for the Gators is one that reads "College World Series champions". "Two-seams and four-seams, sinking it a little bit and sticking the outside corner".

"It's a surreal feeling to be able to pitch your team, when the back's against the wall in an elimination game, into the College World Series final", Gilbert said.

"He's hit a lot of big home runs left-handed", LSU coach Paul Mainieri said, via NOLA.com. "No disrespect to them".

Both were consensus top-five teams to start and finish the regular season.

"I was here freshman year", says Papierski.

"You hit that stride to where you all just sync up, and the rhythm just gets easier to repeat", said Poche.

The Frogs scored seven runs with two outs. Faedo's pair of 11-strikeout performances against TCU make him the fifth player in the last 30 seasons to hurl two 10-strikeout games in the CWS. He struck out seven - the first six looking - while quickly acclimating to a generous outside half of the strike zone.

"It's just like an SEC weekend-just more at stake", LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson said.

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"It's a super tough group to lose because you have a combination of some drafted players that most likely sign, and then you have some guys that are seniors that were drafted past year that could have signed", Schlossnagle said. "And that's what I'm going to remember the most, is the relationships". The Beavers were scoreless until the eighth when Michael Gretler hit a one-out home run. LSU, making its 18th appearance in the CWS, is seeking its seventh national championship. He went deep from the left side off Bryce Fehmel in the second inning and the right side off Brandon Eisert in the fourth. Fehmel got knocked out of the game Saturday with one out in the third and down 4-0. Fehmel allowed a three run homer by Tiger catcher Mike Papierski in the second.

The Beavers threatened slightly in the 9th, but the wide strike zone proved to be just too much for OSU as the couldn't get their two base runners home. "I put some good swings on fastballs today".

In the ninth inning, despite a five-run deficit, a glimmer of hope emerged when Steven Kwan connected on a single past diving LSU second baseman Cole Freeman. Fourth-seeded LSU, which shared the SEC regular-season title with the Gators, advanced with a 6-1 win over No. 1 Oregon State on Saturday. Papierski was 2 for 3 and Beau Jordan was 2 for 4 with a home run and a double for the Tigers.

"As I told the guys, this is a tough day when you've had such a great year", Oregon State coach Pat Casey said. "But I know there will be a time when they will get to sit back and reflect and realize what they accomplished".

"I think this is how it had to be". Oregon State entered the CWS with the best winning percentage (.931) since that Texas team back in 1982. It has been in this agonizingly close position before a couple times before, making the CWS championship series in 2005 and 2011.

Mainieri said LSU kept the Beaver offense off-balance in large part because they retired Nos.

First pitch is set for 6pm. "He feels confident going [Monday] night". The Tigers have won the national championship every time they made the finals. Jared Mitchell, Ryan Schimpf, Blake Dean and Tyler Hanover hit home runs against Arkansas in 2009.Gilbert was the first LSU pitcher in 24 years to throw seven shutout innings in a College World Series game. A total of 62 teams have now been eliminated and two SEC members, Florida and Louisiana State, will square off in the best-of-three College World Series Finals beginning Monday, June 26.

Austin Langworthy doubled and scored on a fielder's choice in the second inning, and Christian Hicks added an RBI double in the fifth. Schwarz and Deacon Liput stayed behind, each taking a knee.

"And Michael Byrne. We got on a roll and started to get all kinds of confidence in Michael".