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Louisville builds big lead, holds off Aggies for 8-4 CWS win

The last time Louisville won in the College World Series came on Father’s Day in 2007. “We’re not just going to be happy to be going”.TCU had its issues on the base paths, getting picked off first base twice and also Cam Warner getting nabbed trying to extend to the next base.”Credit to Louisville, they pushed some runs across late and that was the difference”.In the win over Texas A&M at the weekend, Louisville scored 8 runs on 11 hits and jumped out to an early 5-0 run lead in just the second inning before the Aggies made it a one-point game at the top of the sixth.Thus far in the NCAA Tournament, Coleman is hitting.250 (6-for-24) with a home run, four RBI, four runs and two doubles, while helping the Aggies enter Omaha with a 5-0 postseason record. A walk, a double, a sacrifice fly and an error led to two runs for the Aggies, making it 5-2.”It just seems like when there’s a big game, I do have success”, Howard said.Howard’s pitching alter-ego returned Tuesday after his eighth-inning removal. He was taken out during that second in favor of Brigham Hill. “I felt like I was attacking the strike zone from the beginning and I was able to carry that through”.”Remember every hand you shake and every hug you get”, Childress said.The Aggies’ only run came in the sixth when Braden Shewmake’s groundout to second scored Austin Homan.Texas A&M started to chip away with two runs in the fourth inning. Pennington gapped a single to right-center, scoring Kopetsky and bringing the Aggies to within one run at 5-4.”It’s the first time in the history of our program even though it’s something we talk about often, you know the 1-0, 1-0 game, but we’re mostly alluding to the regionals. And so for him to get to do that two years in a row and hit a home run in TD Ameritrade, what an awesome story”.Singer pitched six scoreless innings in UF’s Super Regional series against Wake Forest. It’s hard to pitch effectively when you’re in jams like that.In the end, it was a lack of execution with men on base that cost the Aggies, as they left six men on base in the contest.The Horned Frogs call him Big Game Howie.McKay threw almost 30 pitches in the first inning but was able to make it through five innings, giving up four earned runs on eight hits while striking out six and walking two.”Kaylor Chafin gave us a wonderful effort and kept the game close and gave us a chance”, Aggies coach Rob Childress said. “You put up a five spot with Brendan McKay on the mound and you think some teams might cave. They were not going to do that and battled back”.TCU’s Brian Howard closed those few windows of opportunity against Texas A&M on Tuesday in a College World Series elimination game at TD Ameritrade Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.”It’s about going out there and playing the game like it’s your last one because now it could be”, Nick Choruby said. That is the second-longest stretch of CWS futility now intact next to Cal State Fullerton’s eight straight losses. I know you think we probably practice that play all the time, but we really don’t.