College World Series 2019: Wednesday Winners, Scores, Bracket Results

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 19, 2019

Texas Tech's Brian Klein, third from right, celebrates his solo home run against Florida State in the sixth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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After Mother Nature made her presence felt in Omaha, Nebraska, on Tuesday night, the 2019 College World Series resumed on Wednesday afternoon with plenty of action to follow.

Not only did the Louisville Cardinals and the Auburn Tigers have to complete their elimination game, but the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Mississippi State Bulldogs were finally able to take the field as well. The Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Florida State Seminoles also had a showdown.

Below is a look at the latest action from Omaha.


2019 College World Series Results—June 19

Louisville 5, Auburn 3

Vanderbilt 6, Mississippi State 3

Texas Tech 4, Florida State 1



Mitch Sherman @mitchsherman

The CWS bracket. No surprise that Arkansas, which was one out away from a title last year, and Florida State, with legendary retiring coach Mike Martin, are playing the Saturday night, opening-round game. https://t.co/bULID3Jl8I


Louisville 5, Auburn 3

Louisville jumped out to a 4-1 lead over Auburn on Tuesday, but because of inclement weather, the Cardinals weren't able to finish off the victory until Wednesday.

Tyler Fitzgerald wasted little time in getting the scoring started, hitting a solo shot with two outs in the opening frame:


Tyler Fitzgerald started the game off with a BANG 💥 #CWS | @LouisvilleBSB https://t.co/UGGHyzKzKL

While Auburn would even the score up in the bottom of the second, the Louisville offense was more than up for the task.

The Cardinals used small ball to perfection in the third, scoring three runs in the frame despite recording only one hit. The name of the game is get 'em on, get 'em over, get 'em in—and that's exactly what they did.


Louisville has two more cross the plate and their lead increases to 3! #CWS | @LouisvilleBSB https://t.co/28zf27EK8v

Then, Mother Nature struck, causing a postponement after four innings. When the game resumed on Wednesday, it took some time for the bats to get going.

Auburn cut into the deficit with an RBI double by designated hitter Conor Davis. But again, Louisville had an answer:


Louisville responds! The Cardinals regain a 3 run lead. #CWS | @LouisvilleBSB https://t.co/XCB8nfsKbu

Davis (3-5, 2 RBI) added a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth, which made him just the second player since 2011 to record three extra-base hits in a College World Series game, according to NCAA Baseball. However, that would not be enough to save the Tigers' season.

Louisville will face Mississippi State on Thursday.


Vanderbilt 6, Mississippi State 3

Vanderbilt used a five-run fifth to grab a 6-3 victory over Mississippi State.

The Commodores struck first, thanks to a second-inning blast by left fielder Stephen Scott:


Home run for Stephen Scott! The solo shot gives the @VandyBoys an early 1-0 lead! #CWS https://t.co/ZiHv0WJccH

That would just be the start of a big day for Scott.

After Vanderbilt starter Kumar Rocker and Mississippi State starter Peyton Plumlee traded zeroes for a few frames, the Commodores' bats came to life in the fifth. Right fielder JJ Bleday jump-started the rally with an RBI double:


JJ drove in one to give the @VandyBoys some cushion to their lead! #CWS https://t.co/BCH1MoXuPX

A few batters later, Scott broke the game wide open with his second homer of the game, this one of the three-run variety:


No doubt about this one, folks! You can pucker up and kiss that one goodbye! #CWS | @VandyBoys https://t.co/EgauualA0q

It was clear by the bat flip that he knew it was gone from the moment it left his bat.

A 6-0 lead was more than enough for Rocker, who was fresh off the first no-hitter in Super Regionals history. While the Bulldogs cracked the hit column, they weren't able to get much else off him as he went six innings, allowed one run and struck out six.

The Bulldogs didn't go away quietly, though, cutting the deficit in half in the sixth and seventh frames:


The Dawgs are on the board! #CWS | @HailStateBB https://t.co/iPDgrMNS7z


DAWGS. ARE. BARKIN'. #CWS | @HailStateBB https://t.co/0sOMTfdb8m

It turned out to be too little, too late.

Mississippi State will take on Louisville on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, while Vanderbilt will face the winner of the Bulldogs and Cardinals on Friday at 6 p.m. ET.


Texas Tech 4, Florida State 1

Dominant pitching powered the Red Raiders to a 4-1 victory over the Seminoles on Wednesday to keep their season alive.

Early on, both starting pitchers were on top of their games, as Texas Tech's Bryce Bonnin and Florida State's Conor Grady kept the offenses at bay for the first third of the game. Ultimately, though, each team managed to scratch across a run in the fourth.

Red Raiders first baseman Cameron Warren opened the scoring with an RBI single:


Texas Tech strikes first! The RBI guy does it again and the Red Raiders have an early 1-0 lead! #CWS | @TTU_Baseball https://t.co/bWrCRYgWcF

The Seminoles managed to draw even in the bottom of the frame despite not recording a hit. A walk, a hit batsman, a sacrifice and an error got the job done.

It would remain a tie game until Texas Tech second baseman Brian Klein led off the sixth with a home run:


Big time launch for Brian Klein! #CWS | @TTU_Baseball https://t.co/3RiSHI9dsw

As NCAA Baseball pointed out, two of Klein's three dingers this season have come in Omaha.

Texas Tech gained some breathing room in the eighth, as five of the first six batters reached base. That would set the table for a pair of runs in the frame to extend the lead to three.

With the way the Red Raiders right-hander Taylor Floyd was pitching, that would create an insurmountable deficit for the Seminoles.

Floyd threw four innings of shutout baseball in relief for Texas Tech, allowing just one hit while striking out eight. But he didn't keep the Seminoles offense off the board by himself—he had some help:


HOLY COW. THIS CATCH THO...🔥🔥🔥 #CWS | @TTU_Baseball https://t.co/CacFjkl6Xg

It was that kind of night for the Florida State offense. Overall, the Seminoles could only muster up a total of three hits on the night while striking out 15 times. They did manage to draw eight walks, though. As a result, their season came to a close in Omaha on Wednesday.

It also marked the end of Florida State coach Mike Martin, who is retiring after 40 seasons in the dugout in Tallahassee:

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Florida State has been eliminated from the College World Series Head coach Mike Martin finishes his career with 2,029 wins, the most by any coach in any NCAA sport Martin reached the College World Series 17 times but never won the title https://t.co/3h1d30Roxd

Texas Tech advances to face Michigan in the national semifinals Friday. Of course, it was the Wolverines who sent the Red Raiders to the losers bracket with a 5-3 victory in the College World Series opener Saturday.