Florida beats TCU to go to CWS finals

Posted June 25, 2017

Florida's Jackson Kowar pitches during the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against TCU in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 23, 2017.

Sports fans will get to watch College World Series 2017 live online streaming or television coverage as NCAA baseball teams compete for the ultimate prize.

To make the 2017 College World Series final interesting, both LSU and Florida are no strangers to each other. Saturday, Janzcak allowed three earned runs on seven hits while striking out seven and walking no one.

"We believe in ourselves", Oregon State coach Pat Casey said, "and we're still 56-5 or whatever we are".

The answer is yes.

Janczak and Faedo were matched up for the second time.

For the third straight year, TCU's season came to a close in the national semifinals, as the Frogs were eliminated from the 2017 CWS by Florida on Saturday, 3-0.

Hess, who was credited with his fourth save of the season, then finished things off to force a winner-take-all rematch for a place in the College World Series final.

In five CWS games in 2015, Florida's starter made it to the sixth inning once. LSU hit three homers and got 7 1/3 two-hit innings from Hoover High School graduate Caleb Gilbert.

Freshman Charles King starred in relief for the Frogs as he retired nine of the last 11 batters he faced.

"Just what an awesome experience it is to be here", Schlossnagle said.

"I felt like with our starting pitching we had four legit starting pitchers that could give us a chance, and they did", TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle said.

Byrne breezed through the ninth with two more strikeouts to notch his 18th save. "Obviously, the story tonight was Sean and how well he pitched out of the bullpen for us".

In Omaha: The Horned Frogs opened by losing 3-0 to Florida to drop into the losers bracket. LSU won in a 3-1 contest over the top-seeded Beavers, while TCU won by a rout, 9-2 over the Gators.

"That was my mentality, just take this team as deep into the game as I can, and when it's time, hand it over to the monster".

"The first two years, we had a sore taste in our mouth because we haven't been able to finish the deal", Skoug said. He mixed his pitches.

Strong pitching can take you a long way in baseball.

"It helps that we've had to bounce back all year", Christian Hicks said. The Gators are batting.200 (19-for-95) with 27 strikeouts in three games here.

The victory was TCU's 50th of the season, the third time the Horned Frogs (50-17) have reached that milestone in program history. Nelson Maldonado started the game in right field but is certainly limited with his throwing and late in the game was pulled for a better defensive lineup. Racing back and leaping for the ball, it hit off Horvaths' glove and rolled to the wall. With Wade at the plate, Milchin bounced the ball to the plate and reacted in pain, prompting UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan to remove him and summon Frank Rubio.

TCU's Cam Warner didn't mean to, but he moved a couple runners up a base when he backed away from Kowar's inside fastball in the fifth inning.