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2015 College World Series

DateGameWinnerScoreLoserNotes June 13Game 1Virginia5-3ArkansasGame 2Florida15-3MiamiJune 14Game 3TCU10-3LSUPreston Morrison wins for the first time in nine career NCAA tournament starts, allowing one run in 7 innings. June 15Game 4Vanderbilt4-3Cal State FullertonGame suspended on June 14 in 6th inning due to weather with Fullerton ahead 3-0. Thomas Eshelman fans 8 and walks none for Vanderbilt before the rain delay. Today, though, Vanderbilt rallies, capped by Jeren Kendall's two-run game-ending homer off Tyler Peitzmeier. Game 5Miami4-3ArkansasJacob Heyward hits two-run homer, scores in the 7th then drives in the game-winner in the bottom of the 9th. Bryan Garcia gets the win over Zach Jackson, who entered 5-0. Arkansas eliminatedGame 6Virginia1-0FloridaJune 16Game 7LSU5-3Cal State FullertonAlex Bregman raps four hits to help LSU rally from behind to win. Alex Lange improves to 12-0 on the year. CSU Fullerton eliminatedGame 8Vanderbilt1-0TCUPhilip Pfeifer and Kyle Wright combine on a five-hit shutout and Zander Wiel's 7th-inning homer provides all the offense. Alex Young had a no-hitter going until Wiel's dinger. June 17Game 9Florida10-2MiamiAlex Faedo and two relievers four-hit Miami while Harrison Bader, Buddy Reed, Richie Martin and Peter Alonso all go yard for the Gators. It is the first game at TD Ameritrade Park with more than two home runs. Miami eliminatedJune 18Game 10TCU8-4LSULSU eliminatedJune 19Game 11Florida10-5VirginiaFlorida stayed alive with a win over Virginia, whose ace Nathan Kirby was returning to action after nine weeks off and exited in the third due to a strict pitch count. Game 12Vanderbilt7-1TCUWalker Buehler fans 8 in 6 2/3 IP and allows one run to pitch Vanderbilt back to the title game to try to defend their 2014 title. TCU eliminatedJune 20Game 13Virginia5-4FloridaKenny Towns drives in three and Josh Sborz tosses four shutout innings of relief to run his streak to 23 and pick up the win to send Virginia to the finals. With one out in the 7th, Towns' sacrifice fly off Danny Lewis scores Ernie Clement with the winner. Florida eliminatedJune 22Game 1Vanderbilt5-1VirginiaCarson Fulmer and two relievers team up on a four-hitter. Connor Jones blanks Vanderbilt for five innings before Will Toffey (previously 1 for 11) hits a two-run double. June 23Game 2Virginia3-0VanderbiltAdam Haseley, starting his first game on the mound in a month, comes through with a gem, teaming with Josh Sborz on a shutout. Ernie Clement drives in Pavin Smith in the 6th for the first run off Phil Pfeifer, then Thomas Woodruff drives in two more for insurance. June 24Game 3Virginia4-2VanderbiltBrandon Waddell holds the defending champs to two runs in seven innings then Nathan Kirby fans five in relief for his lone save of the year. Pavin Smith homered and drove in 3 to lead the Virginia offense as they win their first title. Virginia wins CWS

College World Series 2015: TV, Live Stream Schedule and Game Times for Monday

Florida's Peter Alonso, left, is greeted by Richie Martin (12), after scoring on a single by Mike Rivera during the fourth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Miami at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike Theiler)
Mike Theiler/Associated Press

As two teams fight to fast-track their way through the 2015 College World Series bracket, another pair will spend Monday fending off elimination.

Virginia and Florida kicked off the double-elimination tournament with victories, setting up a matchup that will allow the winner to sit back for three days as the pool dwindles. Whichever team emerges victorious will be one victory away from the College World Series finals, and it'll have two chances to claim the spot.

Meanwhile, either Arkansas or Miami will go home following their elimination bout. Including this contest, either school will need three straight victories to earn a spot in the best-of-three championship series. 

Let's take a closer look at both of Monday's scheduled matchups.

2015 College World Series: Monday Schedule
3 p.m.ArkansasMiami (FL)ESPN2Losers (Elimination Game)
8 p.m.VirginiaFloridaESPN2Winners

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Virginia vs. Florida

Ted Kirk/Associated Press

Heading into a colossal showdown with Miami's boisterous offense, Florida knew it would need some offensive fireworks to avoid defeat. Not only did the Gators pitching rise to the occasion, but their bats also exploded during a 15-3 stomping.

The Gators broke away with an 11-run fourth inning, giving them a share of CWS history, according to NCAA Baseball's Twitter page:

Partaking in the outburst, catcher JJ Schwarz remained hot with two hits and a walk, scoring and driving in two runs apiece. The freshman is now hitting .335/.397/.649 on the season, a sensational slash line that pales in comparison to his tournament accolades. SB Nation's Alligator Army relayed his recent dominance:

After annihilating its top competition from the bracket's quadrant, Florida now boasts a 10-game winning streak, during which it has outscored opponents 98-21. A popular choice entering the tournament, the Gators look poised to run the gauntlet.

Last year's runner-up, Virginia, is now a monumental underdog. A No. 3 regional seed that finished the season outside's top 25, Virginia now has six straight victories. Unlike the Gators, the Cavaliers have tallied a plus-11 run differential over that stretch.

Virginia clawed to a 5-3 victory over Arkansas, scoring the deciding two runs in the final two frames. The team continued to attack with five stolen bases, three from shortstop Daniel Pinero. Although starting pitcher Connor Jones issued just two strikeouts through six innings, he limited the damage by allowing three of 10 baserunners to score.

Nati Harnik/Associated Press

"That ballgame is kind of how we played the last couple weeks," Virginia coach Brian O'Connor told the Associated Press' Eric Olson. "Connor Jones certainly didn't have his best stuff, but he grinded. Our plan coming into this World Series was to be very aggressive and take the fight to the other team, and we did that from an offensive standpoint."

All the gritting and grinding in the world, however, won't give the Cavaliers the win over the Gators. Holding the fort down well enough won't suffice against a club hitting .300/.385/.454. 

Arkansas vs. Miami (FL)

Ted Kirk/Associated Press

Leading the nation in runs scored, the Hurricanes are usually the ones to hit their opponents into submission. Instead, the Gators pummeled them while they converted 14 baserunners into only three runs.

Either way the Florida vs. Miami matchup unfolded, an NCAA powerhouse was going to get its back pushed against the wall. But nobody could have expected Miami to fall in such decisive fashion, forcing the squad to shake off a nightmarish inning with no more margin for error.

The last time Miami lost, it bounced back from a shutout against Columbia to decimate the same adversary for 21 runs the next day. An offense hitting .311 with a .421 on-base percentage doesn't stay down for long.

Arkansas, an underdog with more pop than Virginia, goes from the small-ball Cavaliers to a team with eight regulars sporting on-base percentages above .400. Razorbacks coach Dave Van Horn announced who draws the unenviable task of containing Miami, per ESPN's Tommy Craft:

While Keaton McKinney has registered a 3.27 ERA through 82.2 innings, he has also recorded 43 strikeouts and 37 walks, an alarming ratio. That pits an extreme contact pitcher with flawed command against a patient lineup that has hit the snot out of baseballs all season.

Any chance Arkansas has rests on Andrew Benintendi, whom the Boston Red Sox selected with the No. 7 pick of the MLB amateur draft. The star outfielder, hitting an unfathomable .381/.489/.726 during his final collegiate season, kept his club alive against Virginia with his 20th homer of the year.

Ted Kirk/Associated Press

That blast, accompanying his 24 stolen bases, gave him a milestone unseen during the last five years, as noted by ESPN Stats & Info:

Despite Benintendi's best efforts, none of his teammates has tallied more than six long balls this year. One star slugger can't carry an entire lineup, so this looks like his last game at Arkansas before hitting the pro circuit.

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College World Series 2015: TV schedule for Thursday's game



The 2015 College World Series continues Thursday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

The College World Series features the eight teams to emerge from the Super Regional round of the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

MORE: A look at Wednesday's action

Here's how to watch the remaining games (all times Eastern):

College World Series 2015 TV schedule

Thursday, June 18

Game 10: LSU vs. TCU, 8 p.m. | ESPN

Friday, June 19

Game 11: Virginia vs. Florida, 3 p.m. | ESPN2

Game 12: Vanderbilt vs. Game 10 winner, 8 p.m. | ESPN

Saturday, June 20

Game 13 (if necessary): Virginia vs. Florida, 3 p.m. | ESPN

Game 14 (if necessary): Vanderbilt vs. LSU or TCU, 8 p.m. | ESPN

Sunday, June 21

No games scheduled

Monday, June 22

Finals, Game 1: Bracket 1 winner vs. Bracket 2 winner, 8 p.m. | ESPN

Tuesday, June 23

Finals, Game 2: Bracket 1 winner vs. Bracket 2 winner, 8 p.m. | ESPN

Wednesday, June 24

Finals, Game 3 (if necessary): Bracket 1 winner vs. Bracket 2 winner, 8 p.m. | ESPN


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2015 College World Series Scoreboard

College World SeriesIt's on to Omaha for the elite eight of college baseball and Baseball America, as always, will have wall-to-wall coverage of the College World Series.

College baseball reporters Jim Shonerd and Mike Lananna will be on hand at TD Ameritrade Park, as will editor in chief John Manuel, who will be writing daily columns. Follow them on Twitter at @jimshonerdBA, @mlananna and @JohnManuelBA.

If you missed any coverage leading up to CWS Finals, check out our College World Series preview for every team, as well as all of our regional and super regional coverage.

College World Series Preview, Bracket One

College World Series Preview, Bracket Two

Complete Review of our Regional Coverage

Complete Review of our Super Regional Coverage

Get BA's Free College World Series Guide!


College World Series June 13-23/24 TD Ameritrade Park • Omaha

Bracket One: Arkansas, Virginia, Florida, Miami
Bracket Two: LSU, TCU, Vanderbilt, Cal State Fullerton
(All Times Eastern)Saturday, June 13: Bracket One

Manuel Column: What Winning Would Mean

Day One Picks

Game 1: Virginia 5, Arkansas 3 | Game story | Box score

Game 2: Florida 15, Miami 3 | Schwarz continues hot streak | Game Story | Box score

Sunday, June 14: Bracket Two

Day Two Picks

Game 3: TCU 10, LSU 3 | Game story | Manuel Column | Box score

Game 4: Cal State Fullerton (39-23) vs. Vanderbilt (47-19), susp., rain

Monday, June 15: Bracket One

Day Three Picks

Game 4: Vanderbilt 4, Cal State Fullerton 3 | Box score | Game story

Game 5: Miami 4, Arkansas 3 | Box score | Game story

Game 6: Virginia 1, Florida 0 | Box score| Game story

Tuesday, June 16: Bracket Two

Day Four Picks

Game 7: LSU 5, Cal State Fullerton 3, Cal State Fullerton eliminated | Box score | Game story | Manuel column

Game 8: Vanderbilt 1, TCU 0 | Box score | Game story

Wednesday, June 17: Bracket One

Day Five Picks

Game 9: Florida 10, Miami 2, Miami eliminated | Box score | Game story | Freshman Faedo Leads UF

Thursday, June 18: Bracket Two

Day Six Picks

Game 10: TCU 8, LSU 4, LSU eliminated | Box score | Game story | Skoug Doing It All

Friday, June 19: Bracket Championships

Day Seven Picks

Game 11: Florida 10, Virginia 5 | Box score | Game story

Game 12: Vanderbilt 7, TCU 1, TCU eliminated | Box score | Game story

Saturday, June 20: Bracket Championships

Day Eight Picks

Game 13: Virginia 5, Florida 4 | Box score | Game story | Florida's Exit Tough To Swallow

Monday, June 22: Finals Game One

CWS Finals Pick

Vanderbilt 5, Virginia 1 | Box score | Game story | Toffey Delivers

Tuesday, June 23: Finals Game Two

CWS Finals Pick

Virginia 3, Vanderbilt 0 | Box Score | Game Story | Woodruff Rises To Occasion

Wednesday, June 24: Finals Game Three

CWS Finals Pick

Virginia 4, Vanderbilt 2, Virginia wins College World Series | Box Score | A First for UVa. | Kirby Goes Out In Style


Game cws schedule 2015

And here they come around the final turn. College baseball's Elite Eight -- Arkansas, Cal State Fullerton, Florida, LSU, TCU, Miami, Vanderbilt and Virginia -- have packed up their things and gathered in Omaha, Neb. for the final leg of the NCAA Tournament.

New to this whole College World Series thing? Let's go over the basics of the format. For those of y'all who don't need no freakin' primer and are just looking for schedule and scores, scroll it on down.

The eight teams have been divided into two brackets and they'll essentially repeat the format of the first two rounds. First up is a four-team, double-elimination round identical to the regionals. The last teams standing in each bracket face each other in a best-of-three series to decide a national champion. Losses don't roll over from the bracket round to the finals, mind you, which means you can technically lose two games in Omaha -- one in the bracket round and one in the finals -- and still take home the prize.

Here's a visual representation of what we're talking about, via the NCAA.

Got it? Good. Here's the complete schedule, including game times and TV info. You can also catch every game on

Saturday, June 13

Game 1: Virginia 5, Arkansas 3 (recap)

Game 2: Florida 15, Miami 3 (recap)

Saturday recap: Wahoos rally, Gators keep piling it on

Sunday, June 14

Game 3: TCU 10, LSU 3 (recap)

Game 4: Cal State Fullerton vs. Vanderbilt -- Weather suspension in the 6th inning

Sunday recap: Frogs wash out the Tigers

Monday, June 15

Game 4: Vanderbilt 4, Cal State Fullerton 3 (recap)

Game 5: Miami 4, Arkansas 3 (recap) (Arkansas eliminated)

Game 6: Virginia 1, Florida 0 (recap)

Monday recap:Walkoffs define the day

Tuesday, June 16

Game 7: LSU 5, Cal State Fullerton (recap) (Cal State Fullerton eliminated)

Game 8: Vanderbilt 1, TCU 0 (recap)

Tuesday recap:It's all Kaylee Hartung's fault

Wednesday, June 17

Game 9: Florida 10, Miami 2 (recap) (Miami eliminated)

Wednesday recap: Gators bring the long ball back to Omaha

Thursday, June 18

Game 10: TCU 8, LSU 4 (LSU eliminated) (recap)

Thursday recap: The Frogs' bullpen is just too deep

Friday, June 19

Game 11: Florida 10, Virginia 5 (recap)

Game 12: Vanderbilt 7, TCU 1 (Vanderbilt advances to the national championship series)

Friday recap: Vandy moves back into the finals

Saturday, June 20

Game 13: Virgina 5, Florida 4

Saturday recap: Virginia wins, gets rematch with Vandy

Monday, June 22

CWS Finals Game 1: Vanderbilt 5, Virginia 1 (recap)

Tuesday, June 23

CWS Finals Game 2: Virginia 3, Vanderbilt 0 (recap)

Wednesday, June 24

CWS Finals Game 3: Virginia 4, Vanderbilt 2 (recap)

Virginia Baseball: 2015 CWS Champions

2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament

The 2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament began on Friday, May 29, 2015, as part of the 2015 NCAA Division I baseball season. The 64-team double-elimination tournament concluded with the 2015 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, which began on June 13 and ended on June 24 with the Virginia Cavaliers upsetting the defending champion Vanderbilt Commodores 4–2 in the decisive Game 3 and thereby avenging their CWS Finals loss to Vanderbilt the previous year.[1][2]

The 64 participating NCAA Division I college baseball teams were selected out of an eligible 298 teams.[3] Thirty-one teams were awarded an automatic bid as champions of their conferences, and 33 teams were selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee.

Teams were divided into 16 regionals of four teams, which conducted a double-elimination tournament. Regional champions then faced each other in Super Regionals, a best-of-three series to determine the eight participants of the College World Series.[2]

Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia split the first two games of the best-of-three championship series before Virginia won Game 3, 4–2, to win their first national championship in baseball. The two teams previously met in the championship series in 2014, which Vanderbilt won.


Automatic bids[edit]

By conference[edit]

Conference Total Schools
SEC 7 Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
ACC 7 Clemson, Florida State, Miami (FL), NC State, Notre Dame, Louisville, Virginia
Pac-12 6 Arizona State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC
Big Ten 5 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan
American 4 East Carolina, Houston, South Florida, Tulane
Big 12 3 Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas
Conference USA 3 Florida Atlantic, FIU, Rice
Missouri Valley 3 Bradley, Dallas Baptist, Missouri State
Big West 2 Cal State Fullerton, UC Santa Barbara
Big South 2 Coastal Carolina, Radford
Colonial 2 College of Charleston, UNC Wilmington
America East 1 Stony Brook
Atlantic 10 1 VCU
Atlantic Sun 1 Lipscomb
Big East 1 St. John's
Horizon 1 Wright State
Ivy 1 Columbia
MAAC 1 Canisius
Mid-American 1 Ohio
MEAC 1 Florida A&M
Mountain West 1 San Diego State
NEC 1 Sacred Heart
Ohio Valley 1 Morehead State
Patriot 1 Lehigh
Southern 1 Mercer
SWAC 1 Texas Southern
Southland 1 Houston Baptist
Summit 1 Oral Roberts
Sun Belt 1 Louisiana–Lafayette
WAC 1 Cal State Bakersfield
West Coast 1 Pepperdine

National seeds[edit]

With the exception of Missouri State, these teams would automatically host a super regional if they advanced that far. Missouri State was not able to host because of a venue scheduling conflict.[4]

  1. UCLA †
  2. LSU
  3. Louisville ‡
  4. Florida
  5. Miami (FL)
  6. Illinois ‡
  7. TCU
  8. Missouri State ‡

Bold indicates College World Series participant
† indicates teams that were eliminated in the Regional Tournament
‡ indicates teams that were eliminated in the Super Regional Tournament

Regionals and Super Regionals[edit]

Bold indicates winner. Seeds for regional tournaments indicate seeds within regional. Seeds for super regional tournaments indicate national seeds only.

Charlottesville Super Regional[edit]

Hosted by Virginia at Davenport Field[5]

†UC Santa Barbara was unable to host at their home stadium, Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, due to inadequate facilities according to NCAA regional hosting guidelines.[6]

Fayetteville Super Regional[edit]

Action from Game 3 of Fayetteville Super Regional

Hosted by Arkansas at Baum Stadium, due to a scheduling conflict with the Springfield Cardinals, who also play at Missouri State's Hammons Field.[7]

Gainesville Super Regional[edit]

Coral Gables Super Regional[edit]

Baton Rouge Super Regional[edit]

Fort Worth Super Regional[edit]

Louisville Super Regional[edit]


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CWS 2015: NCAA Baseball Schedule, Live Stream Details, Format and More

Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin holds the trophy as he celebrates with his players after Vanderbilt defeated Virginia 3-2 in the deciding game of the best-of-three NCAA baseball College World Series finals in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)
Eric Francis/Associated Press

The 2015 College World Series kicks off this weekend as eight schools still stand in pursuit of the national championship. It's a good mix of teams, both in terms of conference and national seed, led by No. 2 LSU with top-ranked UCLA out.

As always, the annual event in Omaha is made special not only because a title is on the line, but also because of the atmosphere. It's really that college flair that makes it such an entertaining finish to a pressure-packed tournament.

Let's check out all of the important details for the final stages of the competition. That's followed by a look at the Round 1 schedule and some players to watch as they chase a national title.

Tournament Information

Where: TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska

When: Saturday, June 13 - Wednesday, June 24

Watch: ESPN and ESPN2

Live Stream: WatchESPN


1. Two double-elimination brackets

2. Winners play in three-game championship series

First-Round Schedule

2015 College World Series: Round 1
June 133 p.m.ArkansasVirginia
June 138 p.m.FloridaMiami (Fla.)
June 143 p.m.LSUTCU
June 148 p.m.CSU FullertonVanderbilt

Top Players to Watch

Dansby Swanson (Vanderbilt)

Jun 25, 2014; Omaha, NE, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores infielder Dansby Swanson (7) celebrates an inning ending play in the eighth inning against the Virginia Cavaliers during game three of the College World Series Finals at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Vanderb
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It's been quite a year for Swanson. He won the national championship with Vandy last season, ascended to the top of big boards for the 2015 draft and is now heading back to the College World Series. It's no fluke, either, as he possesses all the tools to become a star in the big leagues one day.

Swanson, who was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the first overall pick on Monday, is hitting .350 with 16 stolen bases and 15 home runs in 65 games this season. He's also a plus defender thanks to great range and a big arm.

Putting the draft in the rear-view mirror should help him heading into the CWS. In earlier rounds, he had to balance the added draft attention with continuing to perform. Randy Reinhardt of The Pantagraph passed along Swanson's comments after eliminating Illinois and getting drafted in the span of mere minutes.

"I can't complain, that's for sure. You can't script a moment better than that," Swanson said. "It was two separate things, and I was at peace with both. Baseball came first. I wanted to control my effort and focus, and let everything else pan out."

The Commodores struggled with their consistency at times during the tough conference slate in the SEC. They have started to play their best baseball at the perfect time, though. It certainly wouldn't be a surprise if Swanson leads them to a second straight title.

Logan Shore (Florida)

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The Gators head into the College World Series as perhaps the most well-rounded team left in the field. They feature power and speed, play terrific defense, have a couple shutdown arms in the bullpen and possess a starting staff that can go four deep, if needed.

Shore leads that latter group. The ace went 9-6 over 17 starts while posting a 2.50 ERA, the best among the team's starters, and striking out 74 batters in 101 innings. He attacks the zone and isn't afraid to challenge top hitters.

The right-hander also hasn't shied away from the big stage. Scott Carter of Gator Zone provided his numbers from previous tournament starts:

Florida was seemingly on cruise control throughout the early rounds. It was simply more talented than its opponents and it showed every night. Now the level of competition rises, and if the Gators are going to capture the title, Shore must continue to shine.

Andrew Benintendi (Arkansas)

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press

Benintendi is another high draft pick searching for one more memorable moment on the college stage. The outfielder was selected seventh overall by the Boston Red Sox after a season where he's hit .380 with a .489 on-base percentage, 23 steals and 19 homers.

The Razorbacks don't feature as much offensive depth as many of their counterparts, so there's a lot of pressure on the Ohio native to provide the spark each time out. The good news is that more often than not he's delivered this season.

What makes him so effective at the plate is his understanding of the zone. He doesn't swing at a lot of bad pitches and, even when he does, usually fights them off. Ryan Hannable of WEEI provided a scouting report from an opposing coach:

The Hogs come into the CWS as underdogs in a portion of the bracket with Florida and Miami. But if Benintendi continues to hit at an elite level, it's impossible to count them out. Anything less, however, and Arkansas will likely struggle to score against some of the staffs it will see.


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