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Purke stymies Seminoles in CWS opener

Updated: June 19, 2010, 7:50 PM ET
By David Ubben

OMAHA, Neb. -- Matt Purke's first pitch only validated the nerves that came with the first start of a College World Series.

On college baseball's biggest stage, the TCU freshman, albeit an undefeated phenom, allowed Florida State center fielder Tyler Holt to slap a leadoff single to left field and put the Horned Frogs on alert.

Purke forced the Seminoles' second batter, Sherman Johnson, to chop a ball down the third-base line, but TCU's Jantzen Witte slung his ...

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