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#2 Virginia 5, #1 UC Irvine 0
CBI Live: #2 South Carolina 12, #1 East Carolina 2
CBI Live: #4 Binghamton 11, #3 George Mason 6
CBI Live: #1 East Carolina 11, #4 Binghamton 7
#1 LSU 3, #3 Baylor 2 (10)
#2 Minnesota 11, #4 Southern 8
#1 Louisville 3, #2 Middle Tennessee 2
#3 Vanderbilt 10, #4 Indiana 0
#2 Kansas State 7, #1 Rice 6
Around the Regionals
Texas Tops Boston College in Record 25
Southern Miss knocks off Georgia Tech; Oklahoma
State stops Clemson
#3 Boston College 2 @ #1 Texas 3 (25)
#2 Texas State 4 vs. #4 Army 7 (Texas State
Travis Tucker hit a two-strike RBI single through
a drawn-in infield in the top of the 25th inning as Texas edged
Boston College 3-2 in the longest game in NCAA baseball history.
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In the first game, Joey Henshaw had a two-run single as Army rallied
for five runs in the bottom of the eighth to turn a 4-2 deficit
into an elimination win over Texas State.
The Bobcats (41-17) committed two errors and
walked two batters – including one with the bases loaded –
before Henshaw singled to right-center. Earlier, Henshaw (2 for
4) homered to get the Black Knights (35-20), who won their
second NCAA Regional game in history. Ben Koenigsfeld allowed
seven hits and three earned runs in seven innings, and after
Tyler Anderegg (7-2) pitched a scoreless eighth, Kevin McKague
earned his sixth save.
Spenser Davis had two hits and two RBI, and Paul
Goldschmidt had his second straight big game with two doubles
and three runs for Texas State.
#3 Southern Miss 10 @ #1 Georgia Tech 7
#2 Elon 4 vs. #4 Georgia State 3 (Georgia State
B.A. Vollmuth went 2 for 4 with a double, homer
and four RBI, and J.R. Ballinger tossed a career-best 8.1
innings as Southern Miss sent Georgia Tech and its five errors
to the losers' bracket.
The Golden Eagles (37-23), one of the last teams to reach the
NCAA field, scored four times in the fifth inning for an 8-2
lead and added two crucial insurance runs in the seventh. Corey
Stevens went 2 for 5 with two runs and two RBI, and Michael
Ewing went 3 for 4 with a homer and two runs for Southern Miss.
Every batter in the Golden Eagles lineup scored at least one
Luke Murton had a two-run homer as the Yellow Jackets (36-18-1)
scored four times in the ninth off the USM bullpen. Brandon
Cumpton (4-3) allowed eight runs (two earned) in 4.2 innings.
In the first game, Cory Harrilchak broke a
3-3 tie with a homer in the sixth inning, and Bennett Davis
blasted a two-run shot – his fourth of the Regionals – as Elon
and Jimmy Reyes beat Georgia State in an elimination game.
Reyes (8-0) struck out a career-best 14 and
allowed eight hits and three earned runs. The Phoenix, one of
the top scoring and power teams in the country, relied on the
long ball again as Harrilchak hit his 16th homer and
Davis ripped his 18th. After a four-strikeout game
against Georgia Tech, Pat Irvine came back and went 2 for 4 with
a run and a RBI for Elon (41-17).
Derek Simons homered, and Nick Hogan went 2 for 4
with a run for the Panthers (39-22).
#3 Oklahoma State 3 @ #1 Clemson 2
#2 Alabama 2 vs. #4 Tennessee Tech 6 (Alabama
Neil Medchill delivered a RBI single in the
bottom of the eighth inning, and Randy McCurry saved it for
Oklahoma State as the Cowboys edged Clemson to move within one
win of a trip to the Super Regionals.
Michael Dabbs doubled to left-center with two
outs and scored on Medchill’s single past first. Tom Belza hit
his fourth homer of the Regionals – and sixth on the year – and
Mark Ginther followed with a homer of his own for the Cowboys
(34-22), who did all their damage in the seventh and eighth
Andrew Oliver was splendid, tossing 7.1 innings
with eight hits, one earned run and six strikeouts, and McCurry
(4-1) picked up the win.
Casey Harman tossed 6.1 innings with three hits,
two earned runs and eight strikeouts for the Tigers (41-20).
Chris Epps and Mike Freeman drove in runs for Clemson.
In an elimination game,
Michael Alcon tossed a complete game with two
earned runs and six strikeouts as Tennessee Tech beat Alabama.
The Golden Eagles (31-23-1) broke from a 3-2 game
with three runs in the seventh inning. Alex Henry doubled and
scored when Chad Oberacker bunted back to the mound and Crimson
Tide pitcher Adam Morgan threw the ball away. Evan Webb (2 for
4) and Cory Wright added RBI singles in the inning. Earlier,
Chad Hayes contributed two hits and two RBI to give Tech an
Vin DiFazio went 2 for 4
with a RBI, and Ross Wilson went 2 for 2 with a run for Alabama
Baton Rouge Regional
#3 Baylor 2 @ #1 LSU 3 (10)
CBI Live - Robert Stewart
#4 Southern 8 vs. #2 Minnesota 11 (SU
CBI Live - Robert Stewart
Chapel Hill Regional
#2 Coastal Carolina 5 @ #1 North Carolina 14
#3 Kansas 16 vs. #4 Dartmouth 0 (Dartmouth
The Tar Heels (44-16) scored in all but two
innings and broke wide open a 6-5 game with eight runs over the
final four innings in a blowout victory against the Chanticleers
Ben Bunting, Kyle Seager and Levi Michael each drove in three
for North Carolina. Seven different players collected a RBI for
UNC, and every starter had at least one hit.
Colin Bates (4-2) pitched 3.1 scoreless innings of relief with
one hit and four strikeouts for the win. Starter Alex White
struggled after giving up five runs on four hits and four walks
over 4.2 innings.
Starter Cody Wheeler (10-1) lasted just 2.2 innings and allowed
six runs on four hits and six walks for his first loss of the
season. Jose Iglesia finished 1 for 3 with a double, walk and
two RBI to lead Coastal Carolina, which scored all of its runs
from the third to fifth.
In the day's first game, Zac Elgie finished 2 for 5
with a grand slam and six RBI to lead Kansas in a blowout
victory over Dartmouth.
Elgie hit the long ball in a five-run fourth inning as the
Jayhawks (38-23) scored in all but three frames. Brian Heere,
Buck Afenir and Tony Thompson each drove in a pair, and seven
different hitters collected at least one RBI.
Shaeffer Hall (5-6) pitched a five-hit complete game shutout and
struck out six for the victory. He benefited from an early
cushion as Kansas led 8-0 by the fourth.
Starter Kyle Hendricks (6-3) was knocked around for eight runs,
seven earned, on six hits in just four innings. Nick Santomauro
notched two of the five hits for the Big Green (27-18), which
did not get its first hit until the fifth.
Fort Worth Regional
#3 Oregon State 1 @ #1 TCU 13
#2 Texas A&M 6 vs. #4 Wright State 4 (11) (Wright
Freshman Kyle Winkler allowed one run on two hits
and struck out four, and Matt Vern, Matt Carpenter and Chris
Ellington drove in three runs apiece as TCU rolled past Oregon
The Horned Frogs (38-16) scored six runs in the first five
innings, then exploded for seven in the top of the ninth. TCU
had 17 hits, and every starter had at least one hit and five
Frogs scored at least two runs. Oregon State fell to 36-18.
In the first game,
Joe Patterson tied the
game with a RBI single in the ninth and then won it with a
two-run homer in the 11th inning as Texas A&M survived an
elimination game with Wright State.
Kyle Thebeau (3-1)
tossed the final 6.2 innings, allowing five hits and no runs and
striking out eight for the Aggies (37-23). R.J. Gundolff had
three hits and two runs for the Raiders (33-20).
#3 Gonzaga 4 @ #1 Cal State Fullerton 7
#2 Georgia Southern 10 vs. #4 Utah 11 (Georgia
Dustin Garneau went 5 for 5 with three runs as
Fullerton topped Gonzaga in front of 2,255 fans at Goodwin
The Titans (44-14) remain undefeated in the
Fullerton Regional. The Bulldogs (36-17) face Utah on Sunday at
2 p.m. in an elimination game. The winner plays Fullerton at 6
Daniel Renken (10-2) allowed four runs (three
earned) on nine hits in eight innings with six strikeouts to
record the victory.
Garneau doubled and scored
in the sixth to snap a 4-4 tie. He added an RBI single in the
Joe Scott and Joey Siddons both had two hits and
two RBI for the Titans. Drew Heid had three hits and a run for
In the first game, Michael Beltran had a two-out single to score
Rick Cornu with the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth
as Utah rallied to eliminate Georgia Southern and earn its first
NCAA win since 1960.
The Utes (27-30) scored six times in the bottom
of the eighth to take a 10-9 lead. Cooper Blanc went 3 for 5
with three runs and three RBI, including a two-run single in the
big eighth inning. Tyler Yagi went 3 for 5 with a run and a RBI,
and C.J. Cron contributed two RBI for Utah.
Ty Wright went 3 for 5 with
a homer, two runs and three RBI, and Griffin Benedict went 2 for
4 with a homer, three runs and two RBI for the Eagles (42-17).
#2 Miami (Fla.) 2 @ #1 Florida 8
#3 Jacksonville 8 vs. #4 Bethune-Cookman 7
Stephen Locke (5-2) allowed just two runs on six
hits over seven innings as Florida erased a 2-0 deficit to score
eight unanswered runs to beat Miami.
The Gators (41-20) produced a four-run third, which began with
back-to-back walks to the eight and nine hitters Teddy Foster
and Mike Mooney. An infield single, single, double play and bunt
hit later and they led 4-2 and never looked back.
Jonathan Pigott and Preston Tucker combined for four hits and
three RBI as the second and third batters. Tucker set a UF
record with his 80th RBI of the season.
Chris Hernandez (7-5) lasted 5.1 innings and surrendered six
runs on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts in the
loss. Ryan Jackson and Jason Hagerty each drove in a run during
the third for the Hurricanes (37-21), who collected just six
total hits - two of them from Chris Herrmann.
In the earlier game, leadoff hitter Chuck Opachich's solo homer proved
to be the game-winner as Jacksonville regained its lead in the
eighth to beat Bethune-Cookman.
Opachich collected four RBI as the Dolphins (37-21) scored seven
runs over the first three innings, including five in the third,
to take a 7-4 advantage. But the Wildcats (32-28) earned a run
in the fourth and two in the seventh to tie the game at seven
The middle of the Jacksonville lineup - Jeremy Gillan, Thomas
Myers and Alex Martinez - drove in the other four runs.
Chris Kaminski (5-1) pitched 2.1 scoreless innings of relief
with three hits for the victory. He fanned five and walked one.
Kyle Kriech struck out pinch-hitter Peter O'Brien looking with
runners at first and second for the final out of the game, and
for his first save. Edgar Serra (1-2) surrendered the long ball
in his 2/3 inning of work for the loss.
Hitters three and four - C.J. Lauriello and Ryan Durrence -
combined to go 3 for 9 with a homer, two runs and four RBI for
#2 South Carolina 12 @ #1 East Carolina 2
CBI Live - Phil Stanton
#3 George Mason 6 vs. #4 Binghamton 11 (GM eliminated)
CBI Live - Phil Stanton
#4 Binghamton 7 @ #1 East Carolina 11
CBI Live - Phil Stanton
#2 Kansas State 7 @ #1 Rice 6
- Allen Brown
#3 Xavier 9 vs. #4 Sam Houston State 6 (Sam
Houston State eliminated)
Neil Lindgren went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer
in the seventh that snapped a 6-6 tie and propelled Xavier to
its first NCAA Tournament victory in eliminating Sam Houston
Jordan Conley went 3 for 4 with one run and one
RBI. Conley (2-1) also pitched the final 2.1 scoreless innings
with three hits, no walks and three strikeouts to earn the
victory for the Musketeers (39-20). Bobby Freking hit his second
regional home run for XU.
Tyler Knight had three hits, one run and one RBI
for the Bearkats (36-24).
#2 Virginia 5 @ #1 UC Irvine 0
- Abbey Mastracco
#3 San Diego State 4 vs. #4 Fresno State 1
(Fresno State eliminated)
Tyler Lavigne (8-2) allowed five hits and an
unearned run in 7.2 innings with one walk and eight strikeouts
as SDSU eliminated the defending national champion Fresno State.
Addison Reed recorded the final four outs for his
20th save in 20 attempts, the most saves in the nation.
Brandon Meredith hit two home runs for the Aztecs
(41-22). He had a two-run blast in the first and a solo shot in
Kenny Wise had an RBI triple in the fourth for
the Bulldogs (32-30).
#2 Middle Tennessee 2 @ #1 Louisville 3
- Jimmy Jones
#3 Vanderbilt 10 vs. #4 Indiana 0 (Indiana
- Jimmy Jones
#2 Arkansas 17 @ #1 Oklahoma 6
#3 Washington State 3 vs. #4 Wichita State 2
(Wichita State eliminated)
Andy Wilkins had four hits with two doubles and
four RBI as Arkansas thumped Oklahoma at L. Dale Mitchell
Ben Tschepikow (3 for 6, 2 R, 3 RBI), Scott Lyons
(3 for 5, 4 R, 2 RBI), Zack Cox (2 for 6, 2 R, 3 RBI) and James
McCann (3 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) all had huge games for the
Razorbacks (36-22). Arkansas scored four in the first and never
Jamie Johnson had three hits, one run and one RBI
for the Sooners (42-19).
In an elimination game, Derek Jones and Jared Prince hit back-to-back
homers on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning as Washington
State eliminated Wichita State and won their first NCAA Regional
game since 1990.
The Cougars (33-24) totaled only three hits and
struck out 10 times, but Jones ripped a two-run shot to right.
The next pitch, Prince homered over the left-field wall for a
3-1 lead off hard-luck loser Jordan Cooper (8 IP, 3 H, 10 K).
Chad Arnold (8-3) tossed 7.1 innings with six hits, one earned
run and 10 strikeouts and Jeremy Johnson posted his 10th save
Ryan Jones hit a sacrifice fly in the third and
added a solo homer in the eighth for the Shockers (30-27).
#3 Western Kentucky 4 @ #1 Mississippi 7
#2 Missouri 9 vs. #4 Monmouth 0 (Monmouth
Phillip Irwin (8-3) allowed four runs (three
earned) on 11 hits in 6.2 innings with no walks and nine
strikeouts as Ole Miss got past WKU in front of 9,110 fans at
Jake Morgan tossed two scoreless innings with one
hit and two strikeouts to earn his ninth save.
With a 2-0 lead for the Rebels (42-17), Matt
Snyder belted a three-run dinger in the fifth to push the lead
Chad Cregar and Matt Rice both knocked in two for
the Hilltoppers (40-19).
In the day's opener, Missouri ace Kyle Gibson allowed six hits and
struck out eight in eight scoreless innings, and Steve Gray
homered and drove in three as Missouri eliminated Monmouth.
Gibson (11-3) was in complete control against the
Hawks (32-25), who hung around until the fifth, when the Tigers
(35-26) scored three times on Aaron Senne’s RBI single and a
double play and wild pitch. Senne finished 3 for 5 with a homer,
two runs and two RBI, and Kyle Mach went 4 for 5 with two runs
Brett Holland went 2 for 4 for Monmouth.
#2 Georgia 2 @ #1 Florida State 8
#3 Ohio State 6 vs. #4 Marist 4 (Marist
Sean Gilmartin (12-3) pitched a complete game
with five hits no walks and six strikeouts as Florida State
stopped Georgia at Dick Howser Stadium.
Jason Stidham had two hits and a season-high five
RBI for the Seminoles (44-16), including a three-run triple in
the eighth. Tyler Holt had three hits and three runs for FSU.
Rich Poythress had a two-run homer in the fourth
for the Bulldogs (38-23). Peter Verdin had two hits and a run
In an elimination game, Ryan Dew had a three-run triple in a four-run
Ohio State fourth, and the Buckeyes Drew Rucinski and Jake Hale
tossed 3.2 scoreless innings of relief in eliminating Marist.
After the Red Foxes (31-28) tied the game at 4 in
the top of the sixth, Matt Streng had a sacrifice fly in the
bottom half and added a RBI single in the eighth to give Ohio
State (41-18) some cushion). Ricky Pacione went 3 for 4, and
Kyle Meyer had two RBI for Marist.
#2 Oral Roberts 1 @ #1 Arizona State 4
#3 Cal Poly 9 vs. #4 Kent State 10 (Cal Poly
Mike Leake was brilliant once again in throwing a
complete game with five hits, one run and a career-best 15
strikeouts as Arizona State topped Oral Roberts.
Leake improved to 15-1 on the year after taking a no-hitter into
the sixth inning. He was one out from his third straight
complete game shutout. Jason Kipnis also stayed hot, going 3 for
4 with two doubles and a RBI, and Johnny Ruettiger and Carlos
Ramirez had RBI hits off Mark Serrano, the Summit League pitcher
of the year. Serrano (9-1) threw well, allowing three earned
runs and striking out 13 in his first loss of the year.
Earlier, Jared Humphreys went 2 for 4 with a run and
three RBI, and Kent State held off a furious ninth-inning rally
to eliminate Cal Poly.
Travis Shaw contributed two RBI, and the Golden Flashes (43-16)
added five runs in the seventh and eighth innings - runs they
would need as the Mustangs 37-21 scored seven times in the
Adam Buschini and Luke Yoder each had two RBI for Cal Poly,
which ended its first trip the NCAA tournament 0-2.