Florida baseball vs. Louisville in College World Series: Schedule, TV channel, how to watch online
So far, the Florida baseball team has followed the script perfectly.
Ace Alex Faedo and closer Michael Byrne combined to shut down TCU on Sunday night as the No. 3-seeded Gators opened College World Series play with a 3-0 win over the No. 6 Horned Frogs.
Now it’s Brady Singer’s turn.
The Gators (48-18) knew their pitching would have to carry them in Omaha, Neb., as it has most of the season, and now they’ll turn to Singer (7-5, 3.29 ERA) as they take on Louisville (53-10) at 7 p.m ET Tuesday at TD Ameritrade Park.
Schedule/TV channel/How to watch online
*See full bracket here
June 17: No. 1 Oregon State 6, Cal State Fullerton 5
June 17: No. 4 LSU 5, Florida State 4
June 19, 2 p.m. ET: Cal State Fullerton vs. Florida State, ESPN
June 19, 7 p.m. ET: Oregon State vs. LSU, ESPN
June 21, 7 p.m. ET: Elimination game, ESPN
June 23, 3 p.m. ET: Bracket 1 championship game, ESPN
June 24, TBD: Bracket 1 if-necessary game, ESPN
June 18, 2 p.m. ET: No. 7 Louisville 8, Texas A&M 4
June 18, 7 p.m. ET: No. 3 Florida 3, No. 6 TCU 0
June 20, 2 p.m. ET: Texas A&M vs. TCU, ESPN
June 20, 7 p.m. ET: Florida vs. Louisville, ESPN
June 22, 8 p.m ET: Elimination game, ESPN2
June 23, 8 p.m ET: Bracket 2 championship game, ESPN
June 24, TBD: Bracket 2 if-necessary game, ESPN
June 26, 7 p.m. ET: Game 1, ESPN
June 27, 8 p.m. ET: Game 2, ESPN
June 28, 8 p.m. ET: Game 3, ESPN
*All games can be streamed online via WatchESPN.
The Cardinals advanced in the winners bracket with an opening 8-4 win over Texas A&M on Sunday.
They already pitched ace Brendan McKay (11-3, 2.56 ERA), who was the No. 4 overall selection in the MLB Draft last week by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Nick Bennett (5-0, 2.70) and Kade McClure (8-3, 3.43) are the Cardinals’ other top starting pitchers. Closer Sam Bordner (2-0, 0.43 ERA) threw three scoreless innings Sunday.
Drew Ellis leads Louisville offensively with a .366 batting average, 20 home runs, 18 doubles, a triple and 61 RBIs. McKay is hitting .340 with 17 homers, 13 doubles, a triple and 56 RBIs, and Devin Hairston is batting .311 with 3 homers and 52 RBIs.
Louisville is 6-0 in the NCAA postseason so far.
Looking at Florida
Faedo was terrific for the Gators on Sunday night, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks over 7 scoreless innings. He totaled 11 strikeouts and now has 33 strikeouts with just 1 run allowed in 20 innings this postseason.
The Gators will hope Singer can stay as sharp as he looked in the NCAA Super Regionals, when he allowed just 3 hits over six scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts in two appearances.
Meanwhile, Florida outfielder Nelson Maldonado said he expects to be available after injuring his ankle Sunday night.
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