The first elimination game of the College World Series is a matchup few expected to see there.
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J.C. Flowers threw his hands in the air as he crossed the plate after right fielder Heston Kjerstad hauled in a fly ball by Nander De Sedas. Flowers then pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to close out the win.
“We haven’t navigated our way through the postseason, so we needed to catch lightning in a bottle, which we did with a walk-off win in the Big Ten tournament,” Michigan coach Erik Bakich said.
Former Creighton star and Royals second baseman Nicky Lopez hit his first major league home run and former College World Series hero Whit Merrifield drove in two runs to lead Kansas City to a 7-3 win Thursday over Detroit in the first Major League Baseball game played in Omaha.
The beauty of Omaha also being a Triple-A baseball city is that many of those former college stars return to town as they navigate their way toward the majors. And they almost universally rave about the College World Series.
Thursday’s major league game between Kansas City and Detroit at TD Ameritrade Park will feature a number of players who will be in Omaha for the first time and another who knows the city all too well.
From College World Series history, coaching records, players to watch and scouting reports, here's everything you need to know about the eight teams that reached the 2019 CWS.
One of the top players in the Pacific Coast League knows some people gave up on him long ago. Omaha outfielder Bubba Starling pays that no mind, however.
One of the things UNO Athletic Director Trev Alberts said he was looking the most forward to about the school’s new softball and baseball fields was getting the chance to officially recognize Connie Claussen.
UNO's debut in the NCAA tournament lasted only a couple of days. But for a brief time during their first game at the Los Angeles regional, the Mavericks captured the attention of the college baseball world.