OMAHA, Neb. — Kurt Heyer was working fast, pumping strikes and sweating hard Thursday when Alex Mejia chirped from the shortstop position.
“Come on! Let’s go! One-run game!,” he said.
Except it wasn’t. And there haven’t been many close games lately.
The Arizona Wildcats scored six runs in the first inning and Robert Refsnyder and Bobby Brown ripped home runs during a four-run fourth, and the UA blasted Florida State 10-3 Thursday to advance to the College World Series finals. Arizona will play either Arkansas or South Carolina in a best-of-three series that begins Sunday at TD Ameritrade Park.
Thursday’s win in front of 20,596 fans marked yet another dominant performance by college baseball’s hottest team. The Wildcats (46-17) have won nine straight games, including eight in a row in the postseason. Six of their victories, including Thursday’s rout, have come by three or more runs. They’ve scored double-digit runs four times during the playoffs, and are outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 79-26.
Read more about the Cats in Friday's Arizona Daily Star.