TCU Tops Florida To Stay Alive In CWS

via The Sports Xchange

Evan Skoug drilled a three-run double and Josh Watson stroked a two-run triple as TCU staved off elimination in the College World Series by rolling to a 9-2 victory over Florida on Friday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.
Austen Wade scored twice and drove in two runs for the sixth-seeded Horned Frogs (50-17), who will face the third-seeded Gators (49-19) again Saturday. The winner will advance to the best-of-three championship series, which begins Monday.
Right-hander Charles King (1-3) tossed 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for TCU. King allowed one hit and struck out five.




Florida right-hander Jackson Kowar (12-1) struck out 11 in five innings but was touched for four runs and six hits.
TCU broke a scoreless tie in the third inning when Wade delivered a run-scoring double to left field. Zach Humphreys followed with a ground-rule double to left center to make it 2-0.
The Gators tied the score in the bottom of the inning when Mike Rivera smacked a solo blast to left and Dalton Guthrie hit a run-scoring double to left.
Watson broke the deadlock in the fourth with his triple to center, which tipped the glove of Florida’s Nick Horvath and plated Cam Warner and Elliott Barzilli.
TCU added four runs in the sixth. Skoug broke the game open when his shot to the gap in right-center field scored three runs to cap the uprising.
Horned Frogs right-hander Mitchell Traver gave up two runs and two hits in 3 2/3 innings before being replaced by King.
Barzilli, Skoug, Wade and Watson each had two hits for TCU.
The Gators had just five hits.