College World Series 2014: Texas, TCU still alive in Omaha


Texas and TCU are still alive and avoiding elimination in the College World Series in Omaha.

Texas advanced in a 1-0 rematch against UC Irvine on Wednesday, and the lone run was from a home run that hasn’t been seen in the CWS for two years. A lot of it has also been thanks do the dominant of their starting pitcher, Chad Hollingsworth, in postseason play.

From Texas Sports:

"Hollingsworth (4-0, 1.15) followed his spectacular complete game in the regional championship with arguably a better performance. He pitched 8 1/3 innings of no run ball while allowing four hits, no walks and striking out a career-high five batters. In Hollingsworth’s two starts in NCAA Tournament play, he has thrown 17 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, six hits and five walks while striking out eight."

More from Big 12 News

The Longhorns lost to the same team, 3-1, in the world series opener but survived elimination against Louisville, 4-1, on Monday afternoon.

Seventh-seeded TCU is in the other bracket and was the only Big 12 team that one over the weekend. They defeated Texas Tech, 3-2, and the Red Raiders were ultimately eliminated by Ole Miss, 2-1, and went 0-2 in their first trip to Omaha.

The Horned Frogs would lose in the winner’s side of the bracket against third-seeded Virginia, 3-2, in the longest game ever during the College World Series — 15 innings. All the games in bracket two have been decided by one run.

TCU will try to survive elimination tonight when they take on Ole Miss.

Here’s the rest of the slate in bracket play involving both Big 12 teams. Central times listed.

  • Game 10: Ole Miss (1-1) vs (7)TCU (1-1) – Thursday, 7:00 PM, TV: ESPN (Web: WatchESPN)
  • Game 11: Vanderbilt (2-0) vs Texas (2-1) – Friday, 2:00 PM, TV: ESPNU (Web: WatchESPN)
  • Game 12: (3)Virginia (2-0) vs Game 10 winner – Friday, 7:00 PM, TV: ESPN (Web: WatchESPN)
  • Game 13: Vanderbilt vs Texas (if Texas wins) – Saturday, 2:00 PM, TV: ESPN2 (Web: WatchESPN)
  • Game 14: (3)Virginia vs Game 10 winner (if Game 10 winner wins) – Saturday, 7:00 PM, TV: ESPN (Web: WatchESPN)