Florida State edges Arkansas in CWS opening round

Ruben Hill
June 16, 2019

Of the past 38 national champions, 34 won their first game in Omaha. Matt Goodheart sent a liner right at the Florida State second baseman who then fired to third and doubled off Franklin. This field is strong, this field is impressive. From there, Carter smith would hit a ball back up the middle scored a fielder's choice after Arkansas shortstop Casey Martin could not complete a tag on Flowers before losing the ball on contact.

The College World Series gets underway Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska.

It was the first loss to Florida State by the Razorbacks, as the two squads have met six in two school's histories, all coming during postseason play. As their closer, he came on in the bottom of the ninth to earn his 13th save, but not without a little drama. Fletcher grounded to shortstop Mike Salvatore, who made a clean pickup but bobbled the ball in his right hand before firing to first, where he got Fletcher in a close play upheld on video review. He's given up two or fewer runs in seven straight starts.

That winner's bracket game will be played Monday night at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

FSU next will play MI, which knocked off Texas Tech is Saturday's other opening game, on Monday at 7 p.m.

Arkansas starting pitcher Isaiah Campbell delivers against Florida State in the fourth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 15, 2019. From there, Matheu Nelson would move the runners with a sacrifice bunt setting up a sac fly from Nander De Sedas to score Flowers for the first and only run of the contest.

Former Rockledge Raider Drew Parrish was on fire from the mound on Saturday after he pitched 8 innings without allowing a run and leading the Seminoles to 1-0 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks in Omaha at the College World Series.

Parrish, a junior from Rockledge, showed great command from the mound on Saturday by recording 9 strikeouts and only giving up five hits in 8-innings of work on 113 pitches.

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