OMAHA, Neb., Sporting Alert – The NCAA College World Series continues on Sunday with two more games at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.
Top seed Florida, Coastal Carolina, TCU and Texas Tech, will all be in action, as play in Bracket 2 gets underway.
No. 1 nationally ranked Florida starts its hunt to land the College World Series title against Coastal Carolina, a game that will broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and stream live on WatchESPN.
The Gators (52-14) are making the trip to the CWS for the fifth time in the last nine seasons under head coach Kevin O’Sullivan and they are hoping for a fruitful finish at the end of the tournament.
Florida has a 14-19 record at the College World Series.
Coastal Carolina (49-16), meanwhile, is making its first-ever CWS appearance, but the Chanticleers will certainly be no pushovers for the Gators.
Against the odds, they found a way to not only impressed, but swept the LSU Tigers in the Super Regional round to advance to Omaha.
The Chanticleers, who lead the nation with 94 home runs, enter as the underdogs, but the Big South champions are alright with that.
“We’re playing with house money at this point,” CCU head coach Gary Gilbert. “We have nothing to lose at all.
“There weren’t many people who thought we truly had an opportunity to get here. We’ll be very loose and competitive and we’ll give it our best hot.”
Meanwhile, Game 1 on Sunday will see Texas-based TCU and the No. 5 national seed Texas Tech looking to start their tournament with a win.
Sunday’s matchup will see the Red Raiders and Horned Frogs meeting for the 164th time, with TCU leading the all-time series 90-72-1, including a record of 22-10 under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.
The Red Raiders are 5-4 in neutral-site games, though.
College World Series Fixtures
Sunday, June 19
3 p.m. on ESPNU: TCU vs. Texas Tech (Game 3)
8 p.m. on ESPN2: Florida vs. Coastal Carolina (Game 4)