The 2019 College World Series field is down to the final five teams after Auburn and Florida State were sent home on Wednesday. Legendary coach Mike Martin’s 40-year, 2,029-win career came to a close in FSU’s loss to Texas Tech while Louisville survived Auburn in the early elimination game. In between, Vanderbilt remained in the winners’ bracket with a win over Mississippi State.
Cameron Warren had two RBIs and Brian Klein hit his second homer of the College World Series to lead the Red Raiders past Florida State 4-1 in the nightcap. FSU scored just two runs in three games in Omaha this week.
Meanwhile, Vanderbilt is a win away from the CWS finals after defeating Mississippi State 6-3. Stephen Scott homered twice and Kumar Rocker earned the win with six one-run innings.
Earlier Wednesday, Auburn lost to Louisville 5-3. Tyler Fitzgerald homered in the first and Drew Campbell had a key RBI single in the eighth. The game resumed in the fifth inning after a Tuesday postponement.
Mississippi State and Louisville will play in the next elimination game Thursday night to decide who plays Vanderbilt in the national semifinals. Michigan (2-0) will play Texas Tech on Friday on the other side of the bracket.