TCU begins CWS play against Florida State Saturday


    TCU (51-12) will open up Game 1 of the NCAA College World Series against Florida State (47-18) Sat. at 1 p.m. on ESPN. The College World Series, in its last year to be held at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb., is a double-elimination format until the CWS Final (best-of-three series). TCU will be the Game 1 home team.

    A TCU victory Saturday would pit the Horned Frogs in a Game 6 match-up against the winner of Game 2 (no. 6 UCLA vs. no. 3 Florida) Monday at 8 p.m. If the Horned Frogs lose Game 1, they will play an elimination game against the loser of Game 2 Monday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

    TCU advanced to the CWS for the first time in school history after winning the best-of-three Austin Super Regional against the no. 2 seeded Texas Longhorns. TCU won the final game of the Super Regional series 4-1 at Texas’ home stadium-UFCU Disch-Falk Field. TCU will be the Mountain West Conference’s and the state of Texas’s lone representative in the tournament.

    Here is TCU’s complete tournament schedule if the Horned Frogs were to advance to the CWS Final:

    Game 1: Florida State vs. TCU Sat. at 1 p.m. on ESPN

    Game 6: (if TCU wins Game 1): TCU vs. UCLA/Florida winner Mon. at 8 p.m. on ESPN2

    Game 9 (if TCU loses Game 1): TCU vs. UCLA/Florida loser Mon. at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2

    Bracket 1 Final (TCU must win Game 6 or Game 9 to advance to Bracket 1 Final)

    Game 11: TCU vs. Game 6 winner/Game 9 winner Fri. (June 25) at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2

    Game 12 (if necessary): TCU vs. Game 11 opponent Sat. (June 26) at 1 p.m. on ESPN2

    College World Series Final (Bracket 1 winner vs. Bracket 2 winner)

    Game 1: Mon. (June 28) at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN

    Game 2: Tues. (June 29) at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN

    Game 3 (if necessary): Wed. (June 30) at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN

    Here is a list of the Bracket 2 teams:

    No. 1 Arizona State (52-8)

    Oklahoma (49-16)

    South Carolina (48-15)

    Clemson (43-23)

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