Coastal Carolina confidently strides into the semifinals after a big win over Texas Tech.

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Sorenson: CWS In Pictures – Day Six

At The Ballpark

College baseball’s version of the Final Four is here.

… Drumroll… Our Final Four is TCU, Oklahoma State, Arizona and Coastal Carolina.

Ta-Daaaaah!

Who had those four pegged for the last four playing college baseball? Go ahead, raise your hand.

… Crickets sound effect goes here.

Coastal’s 7-5 win over Texas Tech on Thursday night kept the Big 12 from having three of the final four teams left. Can you imagine how insufferable the Big 12 fans would have been if that had happened?… Oh wait, that’s not them that I am thinking of. Never mind.

So Friday’s action will be:
– Arizona (2-1) vs. Oklahoma State (2-0), 2pm Central Time
– Coastal Carolina (2-1) vs. TCU (2-0), 7pm Central Time

Here are some intriguing images from CCU’s elimination of the Red Raiders.

Gary Gilmore in mid-prayer while in the dugout before the game with Texas Tech. Whatever happened here, it must've worked.Gary Gilmore in mid-prayer while in the dugout before the game with Texas Tech. Whatever happened here, it must’ve worked.

... meanwhile a couple of CCU players pair off and immediately immolate Rodin's "The Thinker"… meanwhile a couple of CCU players pair off and immediately emulate Rodin’s “The Thinker”

Erikson Landing took the loss for TxTech, giving up four hits and four runs (though only one was an earned run) in his 2.1 innings of work.
Erikson Landing took the loss for TxTech, giving up four hits and four runs (though only one was an earned run) in his 2.1 innings of work.

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CCU nine-hole hitter David Parrett with 2-for-4 with three RBI and two stolen bases. Very above average there D.P.CCU nine-hole hitter David Parrett went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two stolen bases. Very above average there D.P. Your teammates appreciate that.

Coastal reliever Mike Morrison improved to 8-1 with his 4.1 innings of work on Thursday night.Coastal reliever Mike Morrison improved to 8-1 with his 4.1 innings of work on Thursday night.

Zach Remillard had two hits from his No. 3 spot in the batting order. He also played a fairly stout third base on the defensive side of things. Here he is questioning head coach Gary Gilmore for stopping him while he was rounding third on his way home.Zach Remillard had two hits from his No. 3 spot in the batting order. He also played a fairly stout third base on the defensive side of things. here he is questioning head coach Gary Gilmore for stopping him while he was rounding third on his way home.

Not to worry, he is Safe! Remillard was able to avoid the tag of Texas Tech catcher Tyler Floyd, as the ball got away from him. Not to worry, he is Safe! Remillard was able to avoid the tag of Texas Tech catcher Tyler Floyd, as the ball got away from him.

CCU right-fielder Conner Owings appears to be a half-million miles away from anyone out there in the expansive meadow.CCU right-fielder Conner Owings appears to be a half-million miles away from anyone out there in the expansive meadow.

Coastal baserunner Billy Cooke looks to be surrounded by Red Raiders in this shot. Some from the shadows, others in the last dashes of sunlight.Coastal baserunner Billy Cooke looks to be surrounded by Red Raiders in this shot. Some from the shadows, others in the last dashes of sunlight.

Relieve ace Bobby Holmes finished the night with a 2.1 inning, one-hit performance. He also earned his fourth save of the season too.Relieve ace Bobby Holmes finished the night with a 2.1 inning, one-hit performance. He also earned his fourth save of the season too.

Tech relief ace Robert Dugger had another uninspiring performance, giving up three runs (none earned, by the way), one hit and two walks in his 2.0 innings of work.Tech relief ace Robert Dugger had another uninspiring performance, giving up three runs (none earned, by the way), one hit and two walks in his 2.0 innings of work.

As you might've guessed from the last two days I happen to really love scenes like this... the Tech players are sifting out of the dugout into the bowels of the stadium. Yet there is Jacob Patterson soaking it all up while he can and signing a poster for an autograph hound. Good stuff man.As you might’ve guessed from the last two days I happen to really love scenes like this… the Tech players are filing out of the dugout into the bowels of the stadium. Yet there is Jacob Patterson soaking it all up while he can and signing a poster for an autograph hound. Good stuff man.

This is an action shot of Casey the Grounds Crew dog. Every night, while the grounds crew is putting the final touches on the field for the next day, Casey runs out and takes care of all the beach balls that she can pop with her powerful jaws. Casey is the pet of Dan, the head groundskeeper at TD Ameritrade. This is an action shot of Casey the Grounds Crew dog. Every night, while the grounds crew is putting the final touches on the field for the next day, Casey runs out and takes care of all the beach balls that she can pop with her powerful jaws. Casey is the pet of Dan, the head groundskeeper at TD Ameritrade.

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