Cogswell Leads UVA to Second CWS Win
University of Virginia second baseman Branden Cogswell went 3-5 on Tuesday night as he helped the ‘Cavs knock off TCU at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
UVA won 3-2 on a walk-off sacrifice sac fly in the bottom of the 15th inning. It was the most innings played at the CWS since 1970, and it was the fourth longest game in CWS history.
The Shen graduate helped set up the winning run with a sacrifice bunt that advanced Thomas Woodruff to third so he could score on Daniel Pinero’s sac fly.
Cogswell had two doubles off TCU starter Brandon Finnegan, who was the No. 17 pick in the MLB draft.
He also added a single and was intentionally walked in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Cogswell earned first-team all-ACC honors and was drafted in the seventh round of the draft by the Oakland Athletics.
He’s a junior, so he’ll have the option to sign or return to school once this season is over.