College Baseball: Coastal Carolina Wins, Advances to CWS Finals

CCU pitcher Andrew Beckwith (photo – filter, CCU Athletics)

Omaha, Neb.Coastal Carolina defeated TCU, 7-5, in the 2016 College World Series (CWS) on Saturday night. With the win the Chanticleers advanced to the CWS Finals beginning on Monday where they’ll face the Arizona Wildcats (48-22). Earlier in the day Arizona topped Oklahoma State, 5-1, to earn their place in the final, best-of-three series.

CCU pitcher Andrew Beckwith kept his squad alive in their first-ever CWS on Friday when he dealt a 137-pitch gem to lift the Chants to a 4-1 victory over the Horned Frogs. The junior right-hander scattered six hits to earn the complete game victory. Beckwith is now 14-1 on the season to go along with a 1.94 ERA. A day earlier, the Horned Frogs earned a 6-1 win over CCU, to push the Chants to the brink of elimination.

TCU ends the year with a 49-18 mark, after capturing the Big-12 tournament championship, the Fort Worth Regional, and the Super Regional to advance to the CWS. The Horned Frogs went 2-2 in Omaha.