2016 College World Series
OK State Makes CWS History
With 2nd 1-0 Win Over Arizona
Neb. – Oklahoma State did something no College World Series team has ever done by posting its
second 1-0 shutout, this time against Arizona to advance in the Winner’s
Tyler Buffett held the Wildcats in check all night, scattering three hits over eight innings. He
struck out six and walked two. Trey Cobb relieved Buffett in the ninth inning, and allowed
no hits to earn the save.
One of those
three hits was by Kyle Lewis (Sierra College), who was immediately caught stealing on
a failed hit and run attempt.
In the fourth inning, Donnie Walton led off with a
double against Arizona starter Bobby Dalbec. Walton came home on Garrett Benge’s RBI single.
Benge also delivered the winning blow on Saturday against UC Santa
Dalbec threw eight innings, striking out 12. He allowed
just five hits and one walk in taking the tough-luck loss.
Cowboys' center fielder Ryan Sluder made the play of the
game in the first inning when Cody Ramer struck a shot to deep right center field that would
have fallen for an easy double if not for the amazing lay-out by Sluder who landed on the
With their second consecutive 1-0 win, the Cowboys made
CWS history in doing what no team had done before. If Oklahoma State wins their next game, they
will advance to the Championship series.
Gauchos Win Elimination Game 5-3, Oust Miami From
OMAHA, Neb -- In the first elimination game of the 2016
College World Series UC Santa Barbara beat No.3 Miami 5-3 and sent the Hurricanes home
After a 62-minute rain delay in the bottom of the sixth,
the Gauchos loaded the bases. Pinch hitter Ryan Cumberland knocked in two runs as UC Santa
Barbara took a 3-1 lead. The Gauchos scored twice more in typical West Coast fashion on
consecutive safety squeeze bunts to expand their cushion to 5-1.
Miami took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Zack
Collins solo home run to right field off right hander Noah Davis. The Gauchos tied the game that
inning on a J.J. Muno’s RBI single. Davis (7-4), who earned the victory, limited the Hurricanes
to one more hit over the next five innings.
Left hander Kyle Nelson relieved Davis to start the
seventh inning. He allowed Miami two runs in the eighth inning. Coach Andrew Checketts sent
Nelson to start the ninth inning, and after Jacob Hayward reached first on an infield single,
Nelson induced a perfect come-backer to start a double play to end the game and notch his
10th save of the season.
With the victory, UC Santa Barbara secures its
first-ever win at the College World Series. After a 1-0 loss on Saturday to Oklahoma State, the
Gauchos are 1-1 and will face the loser of the Oklahoma State-Arizona matchup scheduled for
Miami, went 0-2 for the just the second time in its 25
appearances at the CWS.
Also with the victory today, the Gaucho--the third-rated
team from the Big West--knocked the two top seeds from the Atlantic Coast Conference in
Louisville and Miami out of the NCAA tournament. Arizona, the Pac-12's lone representative, beat
Miami in their first CWS game on Saturday.
LOUISVILLE, KY – With his team down 3-0 freshman Sam
Cohen hit a pinch-hit ninth inning grand slam to propel UC Santa Barbara to its first-ever
College World Series with a 4-3 walk-off win over Louisville.
In the second game of the Super Regional match up Santa
Barbara was the home team.
The Gauchos, held scoreless for seven innings by
lefty Drew Harrington, sent up the left-handed pinch hitter with the bases loaded with one
out and the score 3-0 against Cardinals' All-American closer Zack
The inning started when Burdi struck out Austin
Bush (the Gauchos slugger went 0-for-4 today). He then gave up a single to JJ Muno and
allowed two walks to load the bases for the backup catcher. Cohen blasted a 1-2 pitch down
the right field line for the walk-off win to take down the N0. 2 Cardinals in two games. It
was just Cohen’s second round-tripper and 11th run batted in for the
Louisville starter Harrington was masterful
through seven innings, fanning 12 Gauchos and allowing just six hits and one walk. Burdi, who
was drafted in the first round on Thursday by the White Sox, took the
UC Santa Barbara has yet to lose in the five games it
has played at the Nashville Regional (3-0) and here in Louisville
Last year, Gauchos’ Big west rival Cal State Fullerton
defeated the Cardinals in the Louisville Super Regional, who had been to the CWS three times in
the past five years.
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UC Santa Barbara Takes Game One 4-2 In Louisville Super
LOUISVILLE, Ky -- Right-hander Shane Bieber shut down
host No. 2 Louisville to lead UC Santa Barbara (41-18-1) past the Cardinals 4-2 this
The Gauchos remain undefeated in playoff action,
notching their fourth straight win after placing third in the Big West this
Bieber (12-3) tossed seven innings, limiting Louisville
to eight hits and two earned runs. He fanned seven and walked one to earn his 12th victory of
Shane Bieber earned his 12th win in Santa
Barbara's 4-2 victory.
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In the fourth inning slugger Austin Bush clubbed a solo
shot, his fourth of the playoffs, to give his team a 2-1 lead. Kyle Plantier later doubled to
drive in the Gauchos third run.
Louisville (50-13) opened the scoring in the third
inning with a solo shot by Blake Tiberi to take a 1-0 lead.
After that Bieber was brilliant, holding the Cardinals
in check until the sixth when Tiberi drove in Louisville’s second run. UC Santa Barbara reliever
Kyle Nelson threw two shutout innings to preserve the victory for the Gaucho’s, who need one
more win to advance to the College World Series.
Louisville ace Brendan McKay (12-4) allowed nine hits
and all four of Gauchos runs for the loss. The sophomore left-hander struck out nine and walked
none. Louisville was 36-1 at home coming in today’s game.
Bieber yesterday was taken by Cleveland in the fourth
round of the MLB Draft.
The Gauchos swept the Nashville Regional last weekend with three consecutive
wins to earn a place in today's Louisville Super
by Granite Bay author, Clay Sigg