Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock waited until 10 p.m. Monday to name a starting pitcher for today’s game. He bypassed Dylan Dusek and Cameron Smith, who have combined to throw 22 straight scoreless innings, and chose Ryan Moseley. The freshman from Cooper shut out Miami for six innings in regional action. Ole Miss is expected to start Christian Trent (9-0, 2.21).
If Texas Tech is going to win the College World Series, it has to come out of the losers’ bracket, beating Ole Miss, the loser of Virginia-TCU and then the winner of that game.
The last time a team came out of the losers’ bracket to win the CWS was South Carolina, which did it in 2010 by beating Oklahoma, Clemson and UCLA.
Finding some runs
Only 20 runs were scored in the opening round of the College World Series. That is an average of five runs per game, with the winning team scoring 3.25 runs per game. No team has scored more than five runs as pitching continues to dominate college baseball. A new baseball will be introduced next season to try to promote scoring.