College World Series veterans TCU and Vanderbilt advanced to the winners bracket with victories on Sunday and Monday afternoon respectively. Omaha teams from a year ago are now 3-0 in the College World Series, while several name programs are on life support. While we wait for the Hoos to get started at God-knows what time tonight, let's take a look at the other side of the bracket.
TCU 10, LSU 3.
One of the CWS favorites is now one loss away from elimination. The TCU Horned Frogs jumped on LSU early and never looked back en route to a 10-3 victory over the Tigers.
TCU starter Preston Morrison limited LSU to five hits and just one run in seven innings pitched. Connor Wanhanen went 3 of 4 from the plate with 3 RBIs.
The Tigers committed four uncharacteristic errors, making a difficult day even more miserable for the boys in purple and gold.
Sunday's defeat marked just the 11th loss of the season for LSU, but one more defeat would spell the end of the Tigers in 2015. TCU will play Vanderbilt in the winner's bracket tomorrow night.
Vanderbilt 4, Cal State Fullerton 3:
As we all saw last year, Vanderbilt is never truly dead.
The Commodores trailed Cal State Fullerton 3-0 Sunday night, before Mother Nature would force the contest to be put on hold until Monday afternoon. After trimming the deficit to just one run, freshman Jeren Kendall blasted a two-run walk- off home run in the bottom of the ninth to lift the defending champs to a 4-3 triumph over the Titans.
The HR was the first walk off in TD Ameritrade Park, and the first in the College World Series since 2009.
CSF pitcher Tyler Peitzmeier, who grew up just 25 minutes from Omaha mowed down six straight Commadores between the seventh and eight innings, before Vandy made its charge in the 9th.
The Titans will turn right around and battle LSU in Tuesday's elimination game