College Baseball World Series 2015: Friday Scores, Winners and Bracket Results

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistJune 19, 2015

Florida shortstop Richie Martin (12) throws to first base for a double play after forcing out Virgina's Adam Haseley, in the fifth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike Theiler)
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The semifinals are underway from Omaha, Nebraska, as the championship bracket for the 2015 College World Series could be set by the end of Friday night.

The Florida Gators and Virginia Cavaliers clashed in the early game, with Virginia needing just one more win to eliminate Florida. They preceded the Vanderbilt Commodores and TCU Horned Frogs, which start at 8 p.m. ET. Vanderbilt needs a single win to eliminate TCU.

If Virginia and Vanderbilt advance, it will be a rematch of last year's College World Series championship.

Continue below for Friday's scores and winners and a look at all the action.

2015 College World Series: Friday's Results

Florida vs. Virginia

Mike Theiler/Associated Press

Florida has forced one more game before the championship series, defeating Virginia 10-5 and staving off elimination.

In the nine games of this College World Series, Florida has scored 88 runs. This is Virginia's first loss since May 23 against North Carolina State.

Virginia had the lead three batters into the game, thanks to an RBI single from Matt Thaiss.

Nathan Kirby was making his first start for the Cavaliers since April 17 and allowed his first run of the afternoon in the bottom of the third on an RBI groundout from Harrison Bader. Richie Martin proceeded to punch an RBI double to right field, and he scored on Josh Tobias' single to give the Gators a 3-1 lead.


And Florida takes the lead as Richie Martin ropes an RBI double to right. #CWS http://t.co/WtAaWWBj7y

That was all for Kirby, who posted 2.2 innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits.

Alec Bettinger came in for relief of Kirby, but a passed ball gave the Gators their fourth run of the inning. 

Florida remained relentless, loading the bases in the bottom of the sixth inning. One run came in on a Mike Rivera single, and another when Bettinger walked Dalton Guthrie. The Cavaliers pulled Bettinger after he gave up the free pass.

David Rosenberger didn't fare much better than his other pitching counterparts. Three runs came in on a fielder's choice and a pair of singles to give Florida a 9-1 lead.


CHOMP CHOMP!! Bader brings home the 4th run of the 6th... 8-1 Gators. #CWS http://t.co/UQYcJfZ3BY

For six innings, Florida starting pitcher Logan Shore was able to hold Virginia's offense to just the one early run on five hits.

Three singles from Virginia loaded the bases with one out as Florida pulled Shore from the game in the top of the seventh. With Bobby Poyner on the mound, a sacrifice fly plated one run, and a two-out double from Kenny Towns scored two to pull Virginia within five. The Cavaliers scored their fifth run in the top of the eighth.

Florida pulled a run right back after a double from Mike Rivera scored JJ Schwarz in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The teams will play a deciding second game in this semifinal Saturday, June 20.

TCU vs. Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt beat down TCU 7-1 on Friday night to move on to its second-consecutive championship bracket.

The Commodores were able to manufacture a run in the bottom of the first inning when Ro Coleman walked and Rhett Wiseman was hit in the neck by a pitch. Scary moments, but he didn't leave the game. Bryan Reynolds drove Coleman home with a single. 

It was apparent early that Vanderbilt starting pitcher Walker Buehler was going to be tough to beat. His fastball was maxing out at 96 mph as he struck out four batters in a row from the second to third inning.

Shorstop Dansby Swanson, the first-overall selection in the MLB draft, recorded his first hit of the College World Series with a single up the middle in the bottom of the third as he was one of three-straight hits to load the bases with no outs. 

Reynolds made it four-straight with a single to left field, scoring Wiseman from third. Jeren Kendall followed with a single to make it two in the inning. 


Bryan Reynolds now 2-for-2 with 2 RBI... 2-0 Vandy in the 3rd! #CWS http://t.co/M1W1mKKT7A

Vanderbilt scored two runs in the fourth and fifth inning as well. It was Wiseman again coming through, launching a two-run home run in the fourth as his hectic day continued to improve.


BIG. FLY. Rhett Wiseman CRUSHES it over the bullpen! #CWS http://t.co/TcMIZgEUUW

With a 7-0 lead, Buehler had all the support he needed. He overcame a hiccup in the fourth inning after he allowed two-straight singles, but was able to get out of it. Those were the only hits he allowed until the seventh inning when he gave up his first run on a walk and single. 

After giving up a single to Keaton Jones after allowing his first run, his day was done. Buehler pitched 6.2 innings, allowing one run on four hits with eight strikeouts.


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