June 19, 2010

Game 1 Recap

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College World Series - Game 1 Notes

By Phil Stanton

CollegeBaseballInsider.com Co-Founder


TCU became the first team to win its initial College World Series game since Georgia Tech, which defeated Cal State Fullerton 2-0 in 1994. The past 10 teams had lost their first games in Omaha, including Virginia and Southern Miss a year ago.




The attendance for Game 1 was 23,649, the largest crowd ever for the Horned Frogs.




TCU’s win was the first in Omaha for a Mountain West Conference school, which formed in 2000. TCU is the fourth MWC-affiliated school to reach Omaha, joining BYU (1968, 1971), Wyoming (1956) and Utah (1951).




There were two unusual double plays in the CWS opener, both coming in the third inning. In the top of the frame, Florida State had runners on first and second with one out. Mike McGee hit a popup to second on a hit-and-run play. Tyler Holt had past third base, but did not retouch third on his way back to second. He was called out on the appeal, a 4-1-5 double play.


In the bottom of the third, the Horned Frogs had runners on second and third with one down. Brance Rivera laid down a suicide squeeze, scoring Jantzen Witte. Taylor Featherston rounded third and tried to score, but was gunned down at the plate. It was a 1-3-2 DP.




Oregon head coach George Horton was in attendance for the first day of the 2010 CWS. Horton was sporting a green Oregon shirt and green Oregon cap.




Florida State fell to 8-12 in CWS openers, including four of its past five openers dating back to 1996.