Morning Sports Report - Monday June 25, 2018

The College World Series is down to two teams.
For the first time in 39 years, Arkansas finds itself in the CWS finals - the Razorbacks have never won it all in Omaha.

If you're a Missouri State or Mizzou fan who's still unsure who to root for this week, Google Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich.  That might clear things up.

One last practice Sunday before the series starts tonight.
The Hogs got an extra day of rest after going 3-0 in their bracket.
Staff ace Blaine Knight will start game 1 to begin an historic week for the Arkansas baseball program.

 "There's a lot of former players that have gone through our program over the years that have made it to Omaha but haven't had the opportunity to play for a championship," said Arkansas' Dave Van Horn.  "Reflecting - that'll be something I'll do down the road. Right now, I'm just excited to be here, and I just want to make sure that when the first pitch is thrown tomorrow, our guys are locked in and ready to go."

Blaine Knight takes his 13-0 record into game 1 tonight in Omaha.
First pitch will be at 6 o'clock on ESPN.


Four Springfield Cardinals will represent the club at Tuesday's Texas League All-Star game down in Midland.

Before a few days off, the Cards finished their final series Sunday at home against Arkansas.

They got right to work Sunday - one All-Star drives in another.  Lane Thomas lines a double to left.  Leadoff man Tommy Edman scores.

Still in the 1st - another all-star, Victor Roache, blasts his league-leading 16th home run... 2-run shot makes it 4-0, Cards.

But Arkansas gives Austin Warner a rude welcome to the Texas League - the Springfield starter allows 5 hits, 3 walks and 6 runs in the second inning.  All the Travs need in a 6-5 win.


In Major League Baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals earn a split in their 4-game series at Milwaukee with Sunday's 8-2 win.

Meanwhile the Royal blues continue - Kansas City drops 2 of 3 at Hhouston... KC is 3-17 in the month of June.

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