TCU Defeats Florida State 8-1 Behind Pitching From Matt Purke

TCU entering their first ever College World Series defeated veteran CWS attendee Florida State behind both pitching and hitting.  The hitting was a surprise since TCU is more well known from their super Freshman Matt Purke who turned down the major leagues out of high school to play for TCU.  Purke is 15-0 on the year and in today's game shutdown the Florida State offense by allowing one run (which was in the first inning), four hits, four walks, with seven strike outs, and in seven innings.

The Horned Frogs got up early and often against Florida State with a big first inning with five runs as the team was able to bat around the lineup.  After that the game slowed WAAAAAAY down as TCU scored three runs the rest of the game. Florida State starter Sean Gilmartin had one of his worst games of the year by allowing eight hits and six earned runs in only three innings.

The CWS is a double elimination tournament with the finals is a best of three, and so TCU advances to the winners bracket where they will play the winner of the Florida vs. UCLA winner.

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