College Baseball: TCU Beats Texas Tech to Open CWS

TCU’s Luken Baker (photo – Michael Clements/

Omaha, NE – The TCU Horned Frogs beat Big 12 rival Texas Tech, 5-3, on Sunday in the 2016 College World Series opener for both teams. They move on to play Coastal Carolina on Tuesday in the winners’ bracket of Bracket Two (TCU, Texas Tech, Coastal Carolina, Florida). DH Luken Baker’s dramatic, three-run ninth-inning home run was the difference maker for TCU.

Coastal Carolina (50-16), playing in its first CWS, defeated top-ranked Florida, 2-1, in their opener. Andrew Beckwith notched the victory by scattering seven hits and allowing just one earned run. Beckwith is now 13-1 on the season, while the Gators fell to 52-15 and dropped into an elimination game against Texas Tech (46-19).

Durbin Feltman closed out Texas Tech for the win (photo – Michael Clements)