CWS News: Final Five at TD Ameritrade Park

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.

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