Omaha, NE (Sports Network) – Jason Coats’ two-run double ignited a five-run first inning, as TCU posted an 8-1 victory over Florida State in the opening game of the 2010 College World Series.
TCU starter Matt Purke gave up an unearned run in the top of the first, but the Horned Frogs responded in the bottom of the inning.
Coats advanced to third on a groundout and came home on a Joe Weik single to make it 3-1. Taylor Featherston lofted a sacrifice fly after Witte doubled. Aaron Schultz then singled home Witte to give TCU a four-run cushion.
The Horned Frogs picked up a run in the third and Bryan Holaday hit a solo homer in the next frame to make it 7-1.
Coats added a run-scoring single in the eighth.
Purke scattered four hits, walked four and struck out seven over seven innings for TCU, which became the first team to win its CWS debut since Georgia Tech in 1994.
TCU will next play the winner between Florida-UCLA, while the Seminoles will battle the loser.
FSU starter Sean Gilmartin allowed six runs on eight hits in three innings.