OMAHA, NE - JUNE 27: Construction continues on TD Ameritrade Park, as the new host stadium for the men's 2011 NCAA College World Series on June 27, 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska. Rosenblatt Stadium is preparing to host it's final series beginning tomorrow. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

College World Series 2011: South Carolina Downs Virginia; Florida, Cal Win In Early Games

Day four of the College World Series saw Florida beat Vanderbilt, Cal eliminate Texas A&M and South Carolina down Virginia.

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College World Series 2011 Bracket Update: Florida, South Carolina In Control

We're down to crunch-time in the College World Series and two teams hold a distinct advantage. The South Carolina Gamecocks and Florida Gators survived the first four days without a loss and will be in the driver's seat on the road to the final road. Both teams must only win once more while the four other teams still in contention must win three times without losing.

In the top-half of the bracket, North Carolina and Vanderbilt will square-off in an elimination game on Wednesday. The winner of that game moves forward to face Florida and must beat the Gators twice in as many days. Vanderbilt dropped a rain-delayed game to the Gators on Tuesday morning to begin the fourth day of the College World Series.

On the bottom-half of the bracket, the news is worse for Virginia and California. The Cavaliers and Golden Bears will battle it out on Thursday in an elimination game, but the path to the final round of the College World Series is grueling for both teams. The winner of Thursday's game will have to come back Friday and beat South Carolina to stay alive, then must beat the Gamecocks again on Saturday to advance.

Texas and Texas A&M were both eliminated after dropping two-straight games to open the College World Series. The full bracket and schedule can be found here.

For the latest on the tournament, head College World Series hub. You can find recaps of the opening round matchups, as well as previews of each team in the tournament there

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College World Series 2011 TV Schedule: North Carolina, Vanderbilt In Elimination Game Wednesday Night

North Carolina and Vanderbilt are the only show in town at the College World Series on Wednesday after four days with multiple games. The stakes are high for both the Commodores and Tar Heels as the winner keeps hope alive for a national championship and the loser heads home, falling just short. There is no early game on Wednesday, with North Carolina and Vanderbilt taking the field in prime-time at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

Coverage of Wednesday night's game begins at 7 p.m. EDT. ESPN2 will have the broadcast duties for the elimination game and ESPN3.com will handle the online stream.

The winner of the elimination game will advance to face the Florida Gators for the right to represent the top-half of the bracket in the final game of the College World Series. However, Florida must win just once to advance while either Vanderbilt or North Carolina must beat the Gators twice. Check out the full bracket here.

For the latest on the tournament, head College World Series hub. You can find recaps of the opening round matchups, as well as previews of each team in the tournament there. For more on this game, North Carolina fans should check out Carolina March and Vanderbilt fans should head over to Anchor of Gold.

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College World Series Scores: South Carolina Hammers Virginia, 7-1

South Carolina scored early and often in Tuesday's College World Series matchup with Virginia, cruising to a 7-1 win. The Gamecocks came out with a flash, scoring three runs in the first to take an early lead. With Virginia unable to answer, the Gamecocks poured it on, chasing Cavaliers' starter Will Clark from the game in just 3-1/3 innings. Clark gave up six earned runs, which proved to be all South Carolina needed.

Virginia drops down in the bracket to face California on Thursday. The Golden Bears staved off elimination earlier in the day by downing Texas A&M, 7-3. South Carolina is in the driver's seat after Tuesday's win and will be odd until Friday. The Gamecocks must only win once more while Virginia or Cal must beat them twice to advance to the final round.

A full look at the bracket as it stands now can be found here.

For the latest on the tournament, head College World Series hub. You can find recaps of the opening round matchups, as well as previews of each team in the tournament there. For more on this game, Virginia fans should check out Streaking The Lawn and South Carolina fans should head over to Garnet And Black Attack.

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South Carolina Vs. Virginia Weather Delay, 2011 College World Series: More Rain Delays Game

For the second consecutive night, the College World Series has been delayed by a nasty rain storm. This one isn't quite as bad as yesterday's, but it's still delayed the game between South Carolina and Virginia multiple times. A rain storm just before the game caused a rain delay until 7:30 pm ET, but before they were able to get out onto the field, it started pouring again. The grounds crew at TD Ameritrade Field offers some insight.

another rain delay handed down by the almighty clouds which happens to be our new boss. love you clouds, please don't cut our pay!less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

 

I, for one, welcome our new cloud overlords.

For the latest on the tournament, head College World Series hub. You can find recaps of the opening round matchups, as well as previews of each team in the tournament there. For more on this game, Virginia fans should check out Streaking The Lawn and South Carolina fans should head over to Garnet And Black Attack.

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College World Series Scores: California Eliminates Texas A&M, 7-3

The future of Cal's baseball program was in doubt earlier in 2011, until they escaped an executioner's axe that looked a lot like budget cuts. Tuesday, at the 2011 College World Series, the Golden Bears made sure their Cinderella run would have at least a couple more days.

Cal recovered from an early deficit against Texas A&M, and tacked on runs late to eliminated the Aggies from the 2011 NCAA Tournament with a 7-3 victory in Omaha.

Cal's No. 9 hitter, Derek Campbell, pulled through, going 2-for-4 with two RBI, and starter Kyle Porter (six innings, three runs) and reliever Matt Flemer (five strikeouts in three scoreless innings of relief) short-circuited the Aggies' offense.

Errors also killed Texas A&M: two in the fifth let Cal take the lead for good, and three of starter Michael Wacha's seven runs allowed were unearned.

With the victory, Cal guaranteed itself a chance to stay alive in the College World Series. The Golden Bears will play the loser of tonight's Virginia-South Carolina showdown.

For the latest on the tournament, head College World Series hub. You can find recaps of the opening round matchups, as well as previews of each team in the tournament there.

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College World Series Scores: Cal Baseball Wrests Lead From Texas A&M

Through four innings against Texas A&M, Cal had scratched out just one hit and had three base-runners. But after the fifth inning, the Golden Bears had three runs — and the lead in an elimination game at the 2011 College World Series.

The Golden Bears finally got to Texas A&M atarter Michael Wacha, with Darrel Matthews and Austin Booker rapping out two singles after leadoff batter Chad Bunting reached on a throwing error and scoring their first two runs of the game on a fielding error. Cal then added a third run on a sacrifice fly, claiming a 3-1 lead that is their biggest in Omaha so far.

The Aggies failed to respond in the bottom half of the fifth inning, despite beginning the inning with a leadoff single and putting a man on second with one out.

For the latest on the tournament, head College World Series hub. You can find recaps of the opening round matchups, as well as previews of each team in the tournament there.

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College World Series Scores: Texas A&M Leads California, 1-0 In Brisk Game

After just an hour in their afternoon game in Omaha, Texas A&M leads California, 1-0, heading to the fifth inning in an elimination game at the 2011 College World Series.

The Aggies scored their lone run on a solo home run by third baseman Adam Smith in the fourth inning. The teams have combined for just four hits, and each team has had just three base-runners, with only Cal's two on with two outs in the first inning putting more than one man on the basepaths at a time.

The winner of this game will go on to face the loser of the Virginia-South Carolina game scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern. The loser will be eliminated from the 2011 College World Series.

This isn't the only warp-speed game on Tuesday: Florida's weather-delayed 3-1 victory over Vanderbilt was concluded this morning with three innings clicked off in scarcely more than an hour.

For the latest on the tournament, head College World Series hub. You can find recaps of the opening round matchups, as well as previews of each team in the tournament there.

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College World Series 2011: Florida Tops Vanderbilt, 3-1, In Weather-Delayed Game

Florida was leading Vanderbilt on Monday night when inclement weather forced the suspension of their 2011 College World Series grudge match. Tuesday morning, the Sunshine State's finest made quick work of their SEC rivals.

Florida defeated Vanderbilt, 3-1, thanks to a superb relief appearance from Steven Rodriguez. Rodriguez entered the game Monday night to clean up a jam left by Gators starter Karsten Whitson, then finished it on Tuesday without giving up a hit. Rodriguez struck out a career-high seven batters in his 4.1 innings of relief, and allowed just one base-runner on a walk.

Florida scored all three of its runs on a monstrous home run from Preston Tucker, the Gators' first in Omaha. Vanderbilt managed just five hits against Whitson and Rodriguez, and fell to 1-4 against Florida in the 2011 season.

With the win, the Gators became the first team to move to 2-0 in the 2011 College World Series, and have secured off days until Friday, when they will face the winner of the elimination game between Vanderbilt and North Carolina that will take place on Wednesday.

For the latest on the tournament, head College World Series hub. You can find recaps of the opening round matchups, as well as previews of each team in the tournament there.

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College World Series 2011 TV Schedule: Florida, Vanderbilt To Finish Postponed Game At 11 A.M.

Inclement weather in Omaha has changed Tuesday's College World Series schedule as the doubleheader will become a tripleheader at TD Ameritrade Park. The Florida Gators and Vanderbilt Commodores were in the sixth inning of their second round matchup, with the Gators leading 3-1 when play was suspended due to ominous clouds and winds packing a punch. By about 11:30 p.m., officials called the game, suspending play until 11:06 a.m. on Tuesday.

While the rest of the schedule for Tuesday will remain the same, fans in Omaha will be treated to some bonus ball in the morning. Florida and Vanderbilt will finish at 11:06 a.m., with the winner set to take control of bracket one. At 2 p.m., Cal and Texas A&M take the field in an elimination game. Virginia and South Carolina cap the action on Tuesday with a winner's bracket matchup.

Florida and Vanderbilt will be broadcast on ESPN2, the Cal and Texas matchup is set for ESPN and the nightcap between Virginia and South Carolina can be found on ESPN2. All three games will also be streamed online at ESPN3.com.

For the latest on the tournament, head College World Series hub. You can find recaps of the opening round matchups, as well as previews of each team in the tournament there.

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