No. 3 Florida Blanks No. 5 TCU to Open the College World Series

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No. 5 TCU got off to a rocky start in the 2017 College World Series and that is putting it mildly. After only being shutout once throughout the entire season, the Frogs were blanked, 3-0, by No. 3 Florida in the opening game of the CWS.

It was a rough one for TCU, which only manged to string together three hits during the drubbing.

Florida jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first and never looked back. On the mound, Alex Faedo held the Horned Frogs in check, limiting TCU to just two hits, walking two and striking out 11.

A lead-off walk turned into an early lead for Florida as Ryan Larson scored without the benefit of a hit. An error had him standing on second with nobody out. Back-to-back ground outs made it 1-0.

Jared Janczak (9-1) battled around base runners for most of his time on the mound. He stranded two runners in the second and another in the third before getting touched for a run on two hits in the fourth and another on three hits in the fifth. He finished the night allowing three runs on six hits in 4+ innings.

TCU had its best chance to get on the board in the third after a pair of walks and an error loaded the bases with one out. Faedo punched out back-to-back batters to keep the Florida 1-0 lead in tact.

In the eighth, TCU got a pair of singles from Connor Wanhanen and Ryan Merrill to bring the tying run to the plate. A ground out and a strikeout ended the threat.

The Frogs drop to 47-17 overall. The Horned Frogs will meet up with Texas A&M on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. in an elimination game. The game will be televised on ESPN.

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