College World Series Day 7 Recap

Posted 3 months ago

By Associated Press

NCAA-CWSOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The College World Series game between Virginia and Mississippi was suspended after a 93-minute lightning and rain delay at TD Ameritrade Park on Friday night.

The game, tied 0-0, will resume Saturday at 3 p.m. EDT with Virginia batting in the top of the second inning. The Cavaliers have runners on first and second base.

Virginia would advance to next week’s best-of-three finals with a win. If Mississippi wins, the teams would play again Sunday.

Texas and Vanderbilt will play a second bracket final on Saturday at 7 p.m. following the Longhorns’ 4-0 win on Friday.

Friday night’s game originally was delayed because of lightning. Heavy rain moved in and forced the suspension of the game. More than an inch of rain fell in a half-hour at TD Ameritrade Park.

Earlier in the day Nathan Thornhill and John Curtiss pitched Texas’ second straight shutout at the College World Series, and the Longhorns forced a second bracket final against Vanderbilt with a 4-0 victory Friday.

The Longhorns (46-20) and Commodores (48-20) will meet again Saturday, with the winner advancing to the best-of-three finals against Virginia or Mississippi. Those teams played a bracket final Friday night.

For the second straight game, Texas pitchers didn’t allow a runner past second base. The Longhorns have held opponents scoreless 19 straight innings and have given up four runs in their four games in Omaha.

Texas scored twice in each of the first two innings to lead 4-0, with a couple of the runs crossing the plate as a result of quirky plays.