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2:00 PM ET, June 19, 2010
Purke dazzles Florida State as TCU romps in opener
OMAHA, Neb. -- College World Series newcomer TCU isn't acting like it plans to go home any time soon.Undefeated freshman Matt Purke overcame early trouble to limit Florida State to four singles and one unearned run over seven innings Saturday, and the Horned Frogs scored five times in the first inning on their way to an 8-1 victory in the CWS opener.Coming off a hard-earned super-regional win at Texas last week, the Frogs gave Purke a big cushion and continued the Seminoles' frustration in Omaha."This is the point of the season when there are only going to be great teams left playing," TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said. "What we went through last week, there was no tougher situation. Ninety percent of baseball is confidence, and our guys feel good about themselves. That doesn't mean we're going to win every time, but we're going to be ready to play."The Frogs (52-12) advanced to a Monday night game against UCLA. The Seminoles (47-19), at the CWS for the 20th time, have lost five of their last six CWS openers and will play Florida in a Monday afternoon Bracket 1 elimination game.
Ubben: No Ordinary Kid
A freshman starting the opening game of the College World Series might be cause for concern. Except TCU's Matt Purke isn't your typical freshman, writes ESPN.com's David Ubben. Blog
• TCU became the first team since Georgia Tech in 1994 to win its opener in its first-ever trip to the College World Series.
• Florida State went 0-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
• Of the last 29 baseball national champions, 27 have started 1-0.
• TCU's Matt Purke moved to 15-0 on the season.
|1st||S Johnson reached on infield single to third, T Holt to second, T Holt scored, S Johnson to third on throwing error by third baseman J Witte.||1||0|
|1st||J Coats doubled to deep left, J Pena and B Holaday scored.||1||2|
|1st||J Weik singled to right, J Coats scored.||1||3|
|1st||T Featherston hit sacrifice fly to right, J Weik scored, J Witte to third.||1||4|
|1st||A Schultz singled to left, J Witte scored.||1||5|
|3rd||B Rivera sacrificed double play, pitcher to first to catcher, J Witte scored, T Featherston out at third.||1||6|
|4th||B Holaday homered to left.||1||7|
|8th||J Coats singled to center, B Rivera scored.||1||8|
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|Weather:||86 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires:||Home Plate - Aj Lostaglio, First Base - Jim Jackson, Second Base - Chris Coskey, Third Base - Paul Guillie|