The College World Series 2010 bracket is getting more ruthless. Now, the College World Series 2010 bracket is in the double elimination stage, with three teams already gone. Already, the field is missing the top two ranked teams in the field, leaving UCLA, Clemson, Oklahoma, TCU, Florida State and South Carolina left. Last night, either TCU or Florida State would join Arizona State and Florida out of Omaha. For much of the way, it looked like the Horned Frogs would leave, yet the College World Series 2010 bracket still has TCU continuing their surprise run.
The last time TCU and Florida State met, it was in the opening game of the tournament. In Game 1, the Horned Frogs demolished the Seminoles 8-1, but, in the rematch, the Seminoles jumped out to a 7-2 lead. With two innings left, it appeared the Seminoles would move on to face UCLA, while the Horned Frogs would go home.
To stay in the College World Series 2010 bracket, TCU needed a big rally. The eighth inning gave them just that, as they scored eight unearned runs and a grand slam by Matt Curry. The slam propelled the Horned Frogs to an 11-7 win, and kept their first ever World Series run going.
For Florida State, it was just another letdown in Omaha. The College World Series 2010 bracket will have the Seminoles fall short of a title, just like their other 19 appearances in Rosenblatt Stadium. Since this is the tournament’s last year in Rosenblatt, it is fitting that the Seminoles cap it off with one last collapse.
As for the Horned Frogs, their surprise run is still alive, although there’s still much work to do. The College World Series 2010 bracket will hand them another rematch, this time with UCLA. Since they lost to the Bruins in Game 5, TCU must now beat them twice to make the finals.
Earlier yesterday, Game 8 finally concluded as expected. The other surprise team in the College World Series 2010 bracket won, as Clemson moved to the next round with a 6-4 win over Oklahoma. The match was suspended on Tuesday with the Tigers up 6-1, which was just enough to hold off a Sooners’ rally.
With the loss, the Sooners have to come back today in Game 10 to avoid elimination. They face South Carolina, which eliminated top-ranked Arizona State from the tournament two days ago. The winner gets another shot at Clemson, and will need two shots to reach the championship.
After today, the College World Series 2010 bracket will be down to the final four. TCU and Clemson were certainly not expected to be among them weeks ago, while UCLA was not expected to be the highest ranked team left. Now, the Sooners or Gamecocks can complete this surprising picture.
ESPN- “Frogs drawn to a rally”
NCAA.com- “2010 NCAA DI Baseball Championship Bracket”
Pensacola News Journal- “FSU loses big lead, ousted from College World Series”