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Monday Links O' War: June 16, 2014

TCU made another late comeback to preserve a stellar performance from Preston Morrison, and they advance to the winners bracket.

TCU Wins Thriller in CWS Opener |

The TCU Horned Frogs rallied with a two-run eighth inning to escape with a 3-2 victory over Texas Tech in their opening game of the College World Series. Preston Morrison fanned a career-high 10 batters and Boomer White collected two RBIs.

While Texas Tech hunted, TCU's Morrison only teased | Fort Worth Star Telegram

he Pitcher of the Year in the Big 12 Conference does not, as they say, bring the heat. Instead, he says, he “pounds the strike zone,” but even that is a misnomer. TCU’s Preston Morrison seldom pounds anything.

Morrison masterful second time around against Tech | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Texas Tech didn’t see the real Preston Morrison when the Red Raiders knocked him around for four runs on six hits in just two innings on March 22.

TCU righty Preston Morrison makes his pitch on CWS stage |

Preston Morrison wasn’t taken in any of the MLB draft’s 40 rounds last week. That’s 1,215 picks without the TCU junior’s name being called.

One errant throw provides TCU with game-sealing opportunity | Omaha World-Herald

There was a bare-handed pick-up by pitcher Chris Sadberry on a dribbler and an athletic stretch across the foul-line side of first base for an out in the third inning. A TCU base runner had just been picked off before that.

TCU rallies to beat Texas Tech 3-2 in CWS opener | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The Horned Frogs scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Texas Tech 3-2 in their CWS opener at TD Ameritrade Park.

TCU spoils Texas Tech's College World Series debut | CBS Sports

The Horned Frogs beat Big 12 rival Texas Tech 3-2 in the College World Series on Sunday for their fifth win in six one-run games in the NCAA tournament.

TCU, Virginia are built for this | ESPN

Oregon State brought a rare sense of confidence in 2007 in its repeat run to the title. Two years ago, Arizona emerged quickly to look unbeatable behind a remarkable run of starting pitching.

TCU's Kyle Bacak talked into herosim | ESPN

TCU's senior catcher Kyle Bacak stepped out of the batter's box in the ninth inning of Monday's Omaha-deciding game with Pepperdine and glanced down at third-base coach Bill Mosiello.