College World Series 2019: Thursday Scores, Winners and Bracket Results

Megan ArmstrongCorrespondent IIJune 21, 2019

Louisville's Danny Oriente celebrates after scoring the winning run against Mississippi State on a single by Drew Campbell in the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 20, 2019. Louisville won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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The Louisville Cardinals completed a 4-3 comeback victory Thursday night over Mississippi State with a walk-off single by Drew Campbell at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

The Cardinals join Michigan, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt as the 2019 College World Series Final Four. 


This is the first time the last four teams in the #CWS have been from different conferences since 2010, when South Carolina (SEC), UCLA (Pac-12), TCU (Big 12) and Clemson (ACC) were the final four teams to play at Rosenblatt Stadium. #CWSStats https://t.co/s3JXtDNeJW

Aaron Fitt @aaronfitt

So, college baseball’s final four is set: Preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt Preseason No. 3 Texas Tech Preseason No. 4 Louisville Preseason No. 17 Michigan Pretty neat group of teams that all had sky-high expectations heading into the year, and have delivered.

Louisville will have under 24 hours to celebrate before taking the field Friday against Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. ET after Michigan and Texas Tech battle it out beginning at 2 p.m. ET.

Below is an overview of the College World Series following Friday night's action.


2019 College World Series Results—June 20

Louisville def. Mississippi State, 4-3


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 4, Mississippi State 3

The Bulldogs' three runs seemed like they would be more than enough with freshman JT Ginn on the mound, but Louisville surged once Ginn exited the game.  

In his first start since May 31, Ginn tossed six scoreless innings with two strikeouts, one walk and three hits allowed. Jared Liebelt then relieved Ginn in the bottom of the seventh with the Bulldogs up 3-0. After walking Tyler Fitzgerald and Alex Binelas to start the frame, Jake Snider reached on an infield single to load the bases with no outs.

Liebelt managed to get out of the inning with Mississippi State's lead still intact, though now only 3-2:


HERE COME THE CARDS! Drew Campbell shoots one through the left side and Louisville cuts the deficit to 2 with the bases still loaded in the 7th! #CWS | @LouisvilleBSB https://t.co/oTYKzQkc4S


ONE-RUN GAME! #CWS | @LouisvilleBSB https://t.co/tzVQCvVWIK

The Bulldogs' top of the seventh proved to be critical as Jake Mangum's record-breaking single led to an insurance run:

OmaDawgs ⚾️ @HailStateBB

👑 1️⃣0️⃣8️⃣ 👑 #HailState🐶 | #H15TORY https://t.co/3fBjAVzVHA


Tanner Allen DELIVERS! Mississippi State extends the lead to 3-0 in the 7th. #CWS | @HailStateBB https://t.co/tqHRn1Eu4V

Mangum came up big again in the bottom of the eighth. The Cardinals were set to have two on with nobody out when Mangum quickly fielded Logan Wyatt's single to center and threw out Lucas Dunn, who rounded for third but got caught trying to return to second. 

The play shifted momentum back in Mississippi State's favor, but Louisville finally capitalized in the bottom of the ninth. 

Cole Gordon, back in for a two-inning save attempt, walked Jake Snider to start. Gordon allowed Snider to advance to second after a wild pickoff throw to first base, and Snider scored the tying run on a Danny Oriente single. 

The game-winner came one batter later when Drew Campbell singled to center field. This time, there wouldn't be a throw from Mangum to bail the Bulldogs out.


Drew Campbell is THE HERO! #CWS | @LouisvilleBSB https://t.co/SxP5mcryYa


Hear from the hero! #CWS | @LouisvilleBSB https://t.co/ip4sEPEg6y

Campbell was Louisville's most productive hitter on the night with three singles and two RBI in four at-bats.

Gordon was named the losing pitcher, and Mississippi State's season ends at 52-15.

Brett Hudson @Brett_Hudson

The reality is settling in for Cole Gordon. So cruel that a season like his ended this way https://t.co/w6ZRFvF1u3

Kendall Rogers @KendallRogers

.@HailStateBB players and coaches are crushed. Fans are giving them standing ovations as each player heads up the tunnel. https://t.co/BRfeLpfFC5

Louisville will look to stay hot against Vanderbilt in the bracket championship Friday at 7 p.m. ET.