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College World Series | Bracket 2 Preview & Open Thread, Part III

Part three.

Series Details

Dates: Sunday, June 17th – Saturday, June 23rd
Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (45-19)
Bad Guys: Florida Gators (47-20); Arkansas Razorbacks (46-19); Texas Longhorns (42-22)
Location: TD Ameritrade Park Omaha | Omaha, Nebraska
Game Notes: Preview | PDF
TV/Stream: ESPN, ESPN2, WatchESPN
Radio/Stream: Broadcast Affiliates
Live Stats: SideArm Stats

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Schedule

Team Stats

Texas Tech Florida Arkansas Texas
avg .311 .278 .301 .272
slg% .512 .477 .487 .435
ob% .422 .373 .397 .379
ERA 4.40 3.46 3.55 4.09
Oavg .244 .230 .237 .260
SO/9 8.88 8.80 9.14 7.45
BB/9 5.39 3.06 3.42 4.29
fld% .971 .978 .972 .977

Key Hitter Stats

Key Texas Tech Hitters avg slg% ob% fld%
OF Grant Little .372 .654 .469 .983
INF Cameron Warren .327 .556 .443 .989
INF Gabe Holt .352 .496 .446 .964
INF Josh Jung .390 .651 .493 .951
OF Brian Klein .323 .492 .430 .992
DH Zach Rheams .348 .742 .472 1.000
Key Florida Hitters avg slg% ob% fld%
INF Jonathan India .354 .722 .500 .936
C/1B JJ Schwarz .325 .601 .404 .988
OF/LHP Austin Langworthy .294 .413 .408 .992
OF Nelson Maldonado .278 .416 .369 1.000
OF/LHP Nick Horvath .270 .422 .339 .993
OF Wil Dalton .266 .560 .341 .983
Key Arkansas Hitters avg slg% ob% fld%
INF Casey Martin .344 .571 .422 .919
INF Carson Shaddy .341 .653 .437 .963
OF Heston Kjerstad .340 .576 .427 .938
OF Eric Cole .329 .550 .417 1.000
OF Luke Bonfield .307 .492 .444 1.000
INF Jax Biggers .287 .399 .390 .955
Key Texas Hitters avg slg% ob% fld%
INF Kody Clemens .356 .745 .449 .983
OF Duke Ellis .297 .364 .403 .972
INF David Hamilton .294 .453 .404 .963
INF Zach Zubia .277 .502 .414 1.000
C DJ Petrinsky .261 .463 .346 .992
INF Masen Hibbeler .256 .380 .355 .967

Game Recaps:

Game 1 – Sunday, June 17th @ 1:00 p.m. (ESPN)
Arkansas vs. Texas
Final Score: Arkansas 11, Texas 5
Box Score: Box Score

WP: Blaine Knight
Heston Kjerstad (3-5, 3 RBI)
Luke Bonfield (1-4, HR, 2 RBI)
Jared Gates 3-5

Game 2 – Sunday, June 17th @ 6:00 p.m. (ESPN2)
Texas Tech [RHP Dylan Dusek (3-0, 2.03)] vs. Florida [RHP Brady Singer (12-1, 2.30)]
Final Score: Texas Tech 6 (45-18), Florida 3 (47-20)
Box Score: Recap | Box Score | Highlights

Texas Tech won the danged game. Behind a starter that normally only goes 2 innings and piecemeal pitching staff, Texas Tech won the danged game. A huge 2 innings to start the game from Dylan Dusek, with Ryan Shetter (W, 6-0) coming in for 4.1, giving up a run on a balk that I didn’t understand, walking 1 and striking out 7. Ty Harpenau came in and pitched the final 2.2 frames, giving up a 2 run home run (he’s only attributed with 1 of those runs, the other went to Shetter), walking 2 and striking out 3.

Vaunted Florida starter Brady Singer, who looked like Cy Young early, ended up giving up 5 runs, only 2 earned, and 9 hits, taking the loss for the game. Grant Little had an unbelievable catch and also went 3 for 3 with a run scored an an RBI. At the top of the lineup, Gabe Holt went 2-5 with 3 RBI. Every starter had a hit other than Brian Klien and Braxton Fulford and I’d bet that you don’t get to say that about Singer very often.

Game 3 – Tuesday, June 19th @ 1:00 p.m. (ESPN)
Texas vs. Florida
Final Score: Florida 6, Texas 1
Box Score: Box Score

Game 4 – Tuesday, June 19th @ 6:00 p.m. (ESPN)
Arkansas vs. Texas Tech
Final Score: Arkansas 7 (46-19), Texas Tech 4 (45-19)
Box Score: Recap | Box Score | Highlights

I didn’t get to see one pitch of this game, but this is a game where the box score maybe doesn’t tell the whole story. Gabe Holt apparently had a couple of issues in right field that maybe allowed a few runs and the Arkansas pitchers were missing a lot of bats, 14 strikeouts for the Razorbacks. The Texas Tech offense only managed 6 hits overall. Davis Martin gave up 5 runs, walked 1 and struck out 6. The offense and the pitching need to be better. Let’s do it again today at 7:00 p.m.

Game 5 – Wednesday, June 21 @ 7:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
Texas Tech vs. Florida
Final Score:
Box Score:

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