College World Series Matchups Begin to Fill Out

College World Series Matchups Begin to Fill Out
Florida State dogpiles after defeating LSU in 12 innings to advance to the College World Series in Omaha. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Florida State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt have joined Louisville in the 2019 College World Series field. Two more spots remain unclaimed heading into Monday’s Super Regional finales.

All-time NCAA wins leader Mike Martin will have a chance to go out in grand style. His Seminoles, a regional 3-seed, swept LSU in Baton Rouge on a Drew Mendoza walk-off single in the 12th inning Sunday.

Michigan took down No. 1 overall seed UCLA in Game 3 to advance to its first CWS since 1984. UCLA is the seventh top team to fail to reach Omaha since national seeds were introduced in 1999.

The Red Raiders return to the CWS thanks to a go-ahead 3-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning off the bat of Kurt Wilson against Oklahoma State. In Nashville, Vanderbilt closed out Duke in a 13-2 Game 3 rout, one night after Kumar Rocker’s historic no-hitter.

Mississippi State easily dispatched Stanford 8-1 Sunday night to close out a two-game sweep in Starkville. MSU will play in its second straight College World Series.
On Monday, Auburn vs. North Carolina and Arkansas vs. Ole Miss will decide the final two spots in the field.