Texas Tech stuns Gators 6-3 in CWS opener

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)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas Tech cleared the hurdle of winning a College World Series opener. It was a high one, too.

Arkansas rides 8-run inning to 11-5 CWS win over Longhorns

Arkansas pitcher Blaine Knight (16) delivers against Texas in the fifth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Once Arkansas’ offense got rolling against Texas in the sixth inning, nothing could stop the Razorbacks. Not even the weather.

Bulldogs’ walk-off win over Huskies in CWS is 3rd in 8 games

Mississippi State's Hunter Stovall, center, celebrates as he runs to home plate for the winning run against Washington on a single by Luke Alexander in the ninth inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mississippi State’s flair for the dramatic continued in its College World Series opener.

Clemson outlasts Eagles 8-6

North Carolina pitcher Cooper Criswell, right, is congratulated by teammates Josh Ladowski (12) and Josh Hiatt (31) after the final out against Oregon State an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It took nearly 4 1/2 hours in 95-degree heat to play the opening game of the College World Series.

Greene’s RBI single lifts Clemson over Eagles in extras 4-3

Clemson's Sam Hall (5) stands on second near Morehead State's Reid Leonard after hitting a double during the fifth inning in an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game in Clemson, S.C., Friday June 1, 2018. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Greene’s 10th inning RBI single scored Drew Wharton with the winning run as top-seeded host Clemson escaped No. 4 seed Morehead State 4-3 in the NCAA Tournament’s opening round Friday night.

Texas Tech beatst Louisville 11-6 to sweep home regional

Texas Tech's Zach Rheams (18) holds up his helmet after hitting a home run during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Louisville, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Zach Rheams homered twice, including a three-run shot in the first inning, Davis Martin took a shutout into the fifth and host Texas Tech swept the Lubbock Regional, rolling to an 11-6 victory over Louisville on Sunday night.

Louisville eliminates Kent State with 12-6 NCAA tourney win

Kent State's Pavin Parks (26) tags out Louisville's Justin Lavey (16) during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Danny Oriente hit a two-run double in a six-run fifth inning and finished with three hits and four RBIs, helping Louisville beat Kent State 12-6 in an NCAA regional elimination game Sunday.

For 2 Wash. players, childhood CWS talk becomes reality

Washington third baseman Willie MacIver (9) fields a ground ball during practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 15, 2018. Washington plays Mississippi State on Saturday in the NCAA College World Series baseball tournament.. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It was a long time ago, but Washington teammates Joe DeMers and Willie MacIver once talked about playing together in the College World Series.

Beavers’ Heimlich: ‘Fans can cheer me. They can boo’

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)

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.

Coaching college player dads takes patience, understanding

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo, Arizona State linebacker Christian Sam, left, celebrates with head coach Todd Graham, center, and defensive back Jordan Simone after they defeated UCLA 38-23 in an NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif. Graham has recruited and coached plenty of fathers during his 17 years in year college football. Married, unmarried. Engaged, estranged. The relationships between player, mother and child have varied and, therefore, so have the ways Graham has tried to help manage those situations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Todd Graham has recruited and coached plenty of fathers during his 17 years in college football. Married, unmarried. Engaged, estranged. The relationships between player, mother and child have varied and, therefore, so have the ways Graham has tried to help.

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