College World Series 2017: TV, Live-Stream Schedule and Saturday Predictions

David McCrackenFeatured ColumnistJune 24, 2017

ADDS NAMES - TCU outfielders Josh Watson, left, Nolan Brown, back right and Austen Wade, front right, celebrate following the the team's NCAA College World Series baseball game against Florida in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 23, 2017. TCU won 9-2. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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Look out, Florida Gators. The TCU Horned Frogs mean business.

After losing 3-0 Sunday to the Gators, TCU roared back Friday in their grudge match, defeating Florida by a resounding 9-2 score. The rubber match will take place on Saturday, with the Gators looking to stay alive in the 2017 College World Series, but at least they're not alone.

After falling 3-1 to LSU, the Beavers of Oregon State are also looking for redemption Saturday, as they are in a win-or-go-home situation against the Tigers.

With only two games on the schedule Saturday, all eyes will be on the four remaining teams. 

Here's how to watch both games.


College World Series 2017: Saturday Schedule

Matchup: LSU vs. Oregon State

Time: 3 p.m. ET


Live Stream: WatchESPN


Matchup: TCU vs. Florida

Time: 8 p.m. ET


Live Stream: WatchESPN


LSU vs. Oregon State

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Not many saw the Tigers defeating Oregon State on Friday, but LSU came out to play and were able to put the country's best team on the back foot heading into Saturday's crucial matchup.

Oregon State are the real deal in college baseball, but LSU was able to control the tempo of the game and keep the Beavers from seizing any real momentum.

Snapping the Beavers' 23 game win streak was an accomplishment in its own right, but for LSU to win when it mattered most showed what the College World Series is all about. However, the victory didn't come without its controversy.

Trailing 2-0, the Beavers entered the third inning with an opportunity to put the game in their hands when Steven Kwan sent a ball down the left-field line that seemingly hit the yellow line beneath the foul pole, only to be ruled out by the umpire.

Head coach Pat Casey didn't appeal the decision, although he did admit postgame he probably should have, per Danny Moran of The Oregonian: "That's on me. I should have asked for review. And I don't know how that would have affected things, but it certainly would have put us in a pretty good position, that's for sure."

Despite the call, the Tigers earned the victory and will ride a wave of momentum heading into Saturday's crucial rubber match, wherein they will feel like they have the edge after proving they can slow down Oregon State's bats. 

But Oregon State are 56-5 this season for a reason and will be looking to get back to business as usual. Look for the Beavers to come out fast and not look back, just like they did this Monday against the Tigers in a 13-1 victory. 

Prediction: Oregon State defeats LSU 6-2. 


TCU vs. Florida

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Give credit where credit is due. The Horned Frogs took care of business against Louisville in order to set up a rematch against the Gators and took full advantage of that opportunity.

It was only a few days ago that the Gators were rolling through the tournament after defeating TCU in a 3-0 shutout on Sunday. And after defeating Louisville 5-1, the road to the College World Series looked clear until they fell to TCU 9-2.

It's hard to imagine the Horned Frogs will be able to score nine runs against the Gators in back-to-back games, but just the fact they were able to come back against Florida after being shut out by them just days earlier says a lot about who the Horned Frogs are as a team. 

Winning one game over the Gators isn't enough; the Horned Frogs want to go all the way this year. Just ask TCU catcher Evan Skoug.

Per Carlos Mendez of the Star-Telegram, Skoug said: "Now that we're so close, we know what it feels like to be in the final four and get kicked out. We have that taste in our mouth, and I think that's going to help us, because it brings us to a sense of urgency."

No team wants to go home at this stage of the tournament, and the Horned Frogs have the right attitude and the momentum to get the job done.

Sure, Florida is still a dangerous team, but after allowing nine runs to TCU on Friday after surrendering just 10 runs in their previous seven games, it's tough to tell where their minds will be at on Saturday. 

Prediction: TCU defeats Florida 6-4.