College World Series 2015: Latest Results and Updated Picks for Wednesday

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2015

Miami's Jacob Heyward celebrates a go-ahead run after a series of throwing errors by Arkansas, in the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball elimination game in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike Theiler)
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Only six teams remain in the College World Series, but one more team will be out of the running by Wednesday night.  

After Arkansas and Cal State Fullerton were knocked out with consecutive losses in Omaha, Florida and Miami will attempt to avoid the same fate in Wednesday's elimination game. Considering both squads have performed well all year long and still have dreams of winning a national championship, you can be certain the upcoming game will be a good one.

Here is a look at what you may have missed to this point in the CWS as well as a preview for Wednesday's action.

2015 College World Series Schedule
GameDateMatchup/ResultsTime (ET)TV
1June 13Virginia 5, Arkansas 33 p.m.ESPN
2June 13Florida 15, Miami (FL) 38 p.m.ESPN
3June 14TCU 10, LSU 33 p.m.ESPN
4June 14Vanderbilt 4, CS Fullerton 38 p.m.ESPN2
5June 15Miami (FL) 4, Arkansas 33 p.m.ESPN2
6June 15Virginia 1, Florida 08 p.m.ESPN2
7June 16LSU 5, CS Fullteron 33 p.m.ESPN2
8June 16Vanderbilt 1, TCU 08 p.m.ESPN
9June 17Miami (FL) vs. Florida8 p.m.ESPN
10June 18LSU vs. TCU8 p.m.ESPN
11June 19Virginia vs. Game 9 Winner3 p.m.ESPN2
12June 19Vanderbilt vs. Game 10 Winner8 p.m.ESPN
13June 20*Game 11 Winner vs. Game 11 Loser3 p.m.ESPN
14June 20*Game 12 Winner vs. Game 12 Loser8 p.m.ESPN
College World Series Finals
1June 22Bracket 1 Winner vs. Bracket 2 Winner8 p.m.ESPN
2June 23Bracket 1 Winner vs. Bracket 2 Winner8 p.m.ESPN
3June 24*Bracket 1 Winner vs. Bracket 2 Winner8 p.m.ESPN
Info via NCAA.com; *if necessary

Miami (FL) vs. Florida

Phil Sandlin/Associated Press

When: Wednesday, June 17

Time: 8 p.m. ET

Where: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Nebraska


Live Stream: Watch ESPN

These two in-state rivals will battle for the second time in a week after they played each other in their opening game in Omaha. This ended up not being much of a matchup, though, as Florida came away with a 15-3 win.

Miami starter Andrew Suarez couldn't make it out of the fourth inning, which featured 11 runs for the Gators.

Despite this poor performance, Miami had the right mindset to stay alive in this competition. Pitcher Thomas Woodrey explained his confidence after the opening loss, per George Richards of the Miami Herald:

We’ve been able to bounce back all year. We’ve had a few shaky games like that and we’ve done a good job of putting it behind us. That’s the nature of baseball. Every game is a new day. That’s why it’s the greatest game. Monday will start 0-0. We just have to get out there and run with it.

Woodrey backed up his words Monday with just one unearned run allowed in six innings. Jacob Heyward took care of the rest, as his three hits led to a Hurricane win over Arkansas.

The problem going forward will be to not only believe in the ability to slow down Florida, but to actually do it. Of course, Virginia showed this can be done with a 1-0 upset victory over the Gators on Monday.

Justin Ferber of Rivals.com explained how shocking Virginia's pitching performance was against the elite offense:

Justin Ferber @Justin_Ferber

UF scored 15 runs in their last game, 98 in their last 10 coming into tonight. Brandon Waddell & Josh Sborz held them to two hits, 0 runs.

It's difficult to hold an offense this talented down for multiple games, especially with the inconsistent Enrique Sosa on the mound. The junior is 7-4 with a 4.07 ERA this season and hasn't pitched since taking a loss to Columbia in the regionals. He allowed two runs in just four innings in that start.

Florida will counter with freshman Alex Faedo, who has had some poor starts himself but totaled a 5-1 record with a 3.36 ERA in his first collegiate season. He has projected a lot of confidence throughout the year and is unlikely to be afraid of Miami's potent offense, which led the nation in runs scored.

In reality, both lineups could have a big day against the No. 3 starters in what should be a back-and-forth game. However, Florida can shut down its opponent late with Taylor Lewis and Bobby Poyner, giving the offense time to take over.

With the way the Gators have hit the ball throughout the postseason, this should be enough to win a high-scoring battle.

Florida 7, Miami 5

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