OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Matt Curry hit a go-ahead grand slam in TCU's eight-run eighth inning and the Horned Frogs eliminated Florida State from the College World Series with a 11-7 victory Wednesday night.
The dramatic win carried the Frogs to the Bracket 1 championship game in their first CWS appearance. They play UCLA Friday, needing to beat the Bruins twice to reach next week's best-of-three finals.
The Seminoles, without a national title in 20 CWS appearances, went 1-2 this year after blowing a five-run lead in an error-filled performance against TCU.
The Frogs, who beat Florida State 8-1 in their opener, trailed 7-3 entering the eighth.
Third baseman Sherman Johnson committed the Seminoles' fifth error to start the inning, and it was a two-run game when Curry came to bat against Mike McGee, the hitting-and-pitching hero Wednesday in an 8-5 win over Florida.
Curry was down 1-2 in the count before McGee threw in the dirt and way high to run it full. With the pro-TCU crowd on its feet Curry put a big swing on the next pitch. He watched for a moment and turned to teammates in the first-base dugout, shaking clenched fists at them while starting his trot as the ball cleared the high center-field fence.