College baseball

Texas Tech's Cody Farhat (1) celebrates after scoring against Florida on a base hit by Gabe Holt (2) in the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 17, 2018. Texas Tech won 6-3. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 18, 2018 - 1:50 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas Tech cleared the hurdle of winning a College World Series opener. It was a high one, too. Gabe Holt hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and drove in an insurance run in the ninth, leading the Red Raiders to a stunning 6-3 win over defending national champion...
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Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich sits in the dugout before practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 15, 2018. Oregon State plays North Carolina on Saturday in the NCAA College World Series baseball tournament.. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
June 15, 2018 - 1:46 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich is the probable starter in the opening game of the College World Series on Saturday, and he said he is ready for any kind of reception he receives from the fans on the sport's biggest stage. Heimlich, 22, is in Omaha a year after it was...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 8, 2018, file photo, Minnesota's Terrin Vavra, right, reacts after striking out as Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman, left, heads to the dugout in the first inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game in Corvallis, Ore. The number of strikeouts in college baseball is the highest on record entering the College World Series. Coaches say conditions are right for strikeouts. They say the pitching has never been better in college baseball and the focus on launch angles and exit velocities make batters more prone to striking out. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 2:09 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — If the College World Series is like the rest of the season, there will be lots of strikeouts when the final eight teams play for the national championship at TD Ameritrade Park. Strikeout numbers are the highest on record in college baseball, and pitching staffs averaging nine or...
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Florida State starting pitcher/relief pitcher Meghan King (48) pitches in the first game of the best-of-three championship series in the NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 4, 2018. King is an American with Puerto Rican ties who will help the unincorporated U.S. territory try to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — USA Softball executive director Craig Cress hopes the Women's College World Series offered a glimpse of the sport's future. In Game 1 of the championship series last week, Florida State pitcher Meghan King faced Washington's Gabbie Plain. In Game 2, King's opponent was...
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Texas infielder Kody Clemens (2) flashes the hook's sign at the Tennessee Tech dugout as he rounds the base after hitting a home run in the third inning of an NCAA college super regional baseball game, Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 13, 2018 - 3:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kody Clemens had just launched another massive postseason home run when he stared hard into the opposing dugout and flashed the "Hook 'em Horns" hand sign. It was the sort of bravado that has come to define the Clemens name at Texas and in baseball in general. And like his...
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FILe - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, North Carolina's Cody Roberts reacts following his homer against Stetson during the fifth inning of an NCAA super regional college baseball game in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina's offense is rolling along as the Tar Heels return to the College World Series for the first time since 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
June 12, 2018 - 4:34 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's offense is racking up hits, working counts to get on base and coming up with timely hits to bring runners home. The timing couldn't be any better, either. The Tar Heels head to the College World Series for the first time in five years with an offense that...
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Florida's Jonathan India hits a home run against Auburn during the first inning of an NCAA Super Regional college baseball game Monday, June 11, 2018, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)
June 12, 2018 - 12:31 am
Defending national champion Florida, Texas, Texas Tech and Arkansas won their winner-take-all games in the NCAA Tournament best-of-three super regionals on Monday and are headed to the College World Series. The No. 1 national seed Gators beat Auburn 3-2 in 11 innings in Gainesville, Florida, when...
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Washington players celebrate after beating the Cal State Fullerton in the 10th inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game in Fullerton, Calif., Sunday, June 10, 2018. Washington won, 6-5. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 1:39 am
Before Sunday, Washington was the only baseball team in the tradition-rich Pac-12 to never make it to the College World Series. The Huskies finally are going to Omaha. Kaiser Weiss' bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning gave Washington a 6-5 win over host Cal State Fullerton...
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In this Wednesday, June 6, 2018, photo, a quote by long-time Texas head baseball coach Augie Garrido is seen is the dugout, in Austin, Texas. At Texas, the aura of Augie Garrido is everywhere, from late-inning pleas to the heavens to his jersey hanging in the home dugout and the "Augie" sign on the fence in left field, Longhorns players and fans have made sure that although the national championship-winning coach is gone, he is far from forgotten. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 07, 2018 - 2:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At Texas, the aura of Augie Garrido is everywhere. From late-inning pleas to the heavens to his jersey hanging in the dugout and the "Augie" sign on the fence in left field, players and fans have made sure that the national championship-winning coach may be gone but he is far...
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Oregon State starter Luke Heimlich pitches to an LSU batter during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, who as a teenager pleaded guilty to molesting a 6-year-old relative, was not selected in the Major League Baseball draft for the second straight year. Heimlich is a two-time Pac-12 pitcher of the year for the Beavers and is regarded as one of...
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