TCU Horned Frogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders
Coming into the first meeting of Big 12 teams at the CWS since 2005, there was a buzz about a potential pitcher’s duel between Tech starter Chris Sadberry and TCU starter Preston Morrison. For the majority of this contest, the two did not disappoint. TCU struck first early scoring in the first inning. It was the first run Texas Tech had given up in three games, so it was understandable if they were a little shook up. TCU’s starter Preston Morrison was sensational through 7 and 1/3 innings striking out 10 which was a career high for him. TCU carried a 1-0 lead into the 8th inning when Riley Ferrell came on to shut the door. The only people who thought Tech still had a shot when he came in where yelling “wreck em!” in the stands, but he gave the lead up punctuated by a 2-RBI double by Tyler Neslony off the right field wall. It was the first run Ferrell had given up since May 10th. Things went badly for Tech in the bottom of the 8th though when they gave the lead right back on a throwing error by Bryant Burleson, then an RBI single by Boomer White gave TCU the lead for good. TCU will go on to play Virginia on Tuesday.
Virginia Cavaliers vs Ole Miss Rebels
This one might as well have been called smoking aces. The theme of this tournament so far has been awesome and the nightcap did not disappoint in that regard. Virginia starter Nathan Kirby and Ole Miss starter Ellis were both in the zone basically all game. Ole Miss was held to one hit all game but we were all tied up at 1 heading into the bottom of the ninth. After a walk and a sac bunt, Mike Papi stepped up ready to play hero. He smacked a walk off double which was the first walk off in the CWS since 2011. Virginia will move on to face TCU on Tuesday.