May 30, 2009

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CBI Live: #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

CBI Live: #1 LSU 3, #3 Baylor 2 (10)

CBI Live: #2 Minnesota 11, #4 Southern 8

CBI Live: #1 Louisville 3, #2 Middle Tennessee 2

CBI Live: #3 Vanderbilt 10, #4 Indiana 0

CBI Live: #2 Kansas State 7, #1 Rice 6


Around the Regionals

Texas Tops Boston College in Record 25 innings

Southern Miss knocks off Georgia Tech; Oklahoma State stops Clemson


Austin Regional

#3 Boston College 2 @ #1 Texas 3 (25)

#2 Texas State 4 vs. #4 Army 7 (Texas State eliminated)


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. click here for more

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.


Atlanta Regional

#3 Southern Miss 10 @ #1 Georgia Tech 7

#2 Elon 4 vs. #4 Georgia State 3 (Georgia State eliminated)


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 run.

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).


Clemson Regional

#3 Oklahoma State 3 @ #1 Clemson 2

#2 Alabama 2 vs. #4 Tennessee Tech 6 (Alabama eliminated)


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 innings.


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 early lead.


Vin DiFazio went 2 for 4 with a  RBI, and Ross Wilson went 2 for 2 with a run for Alabama (37-21).


Baton Rouge Regional

#3 Baylor 2 @ #1 LSU 3 (10) CBI Live - Robert Stewart

#4 Southern 8 vs. #2 Minnesota 11 (SU eliminated) CBI Live - Robert Stewart


Chapel Hill Regional

#2 Coastal Carolina 5 @ #1 North Carolina 14

#3 Kansas 16 vs. #4 Dartmouth 0 (Dartmouth eliminated)


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 (47-15).

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 State eliminated)


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 State.

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).


Fullerton Regional

#3 Gonzaga 4 @ #1 Cal State Fullerton 7

#2 Georgia Southern 10 vs. #4 Utah 11 (Georgia Southern eliminated)


Dustin Garneau went 5 for 5 with three runs as Fullerton topped Gonzaga in front of 2,255 fans at Goodwin Field.


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 p.m.


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 seventh.


Joe Scott and Joey Siddons both had two hits and two RBI for the Titans. Drew Heid had three hits and a run for Gonzaga.


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).


Gainesville Regional

#2 Miami (Fla.) 2 @ #1 Florida 8

#3 Jacksonville 8 vs. #4 Bethune-Cookman 7 (Bethune-Cookman eliminated)


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 apiece.

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 B-CU.


Greenville Regional

#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


Houston Regional

#2 Kansas State 7 @ #1 Rice 6 CBI Live - 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 State.


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).


Irvine Regional

#2 Virginia 5 @ #1 UC Irvine 0 CBI Live - 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 the fifth.


Kenny Wise had an RBI triple in the fourth for the Bulldogs (32-30).


Louisville Regional

#2 Middle Tennessee 2 @ #1 Louisville 3 CBI Live - Jimmy Jones

#3 Vanderbilt 10 vs. #4 Indiana 0 (Indiana eliminated) CBI Live - Jimmy Jones


Norman Regional

#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 Stadium.


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 looked back.


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 for WSU.


Ryan Jones hit a sacrifice fly in the third and added a solo homer in the eighth for the Shockers (30-27).


Oxford Regional

#3 Western Kentucky 4 @ #1 Mississippi 7

#2 Missouri 9 vs. #4 Monmouth 0 (Monmouth eliminated)


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 Oxford/University Stadium.


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 to 5-0.


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 for Missouri.


Brett Holland went 2 for 4 for Monmouth.


Tallahassee Regional

#2 Georgia 2 @ #1 Florida State 8

#3 Ohio State 6 vs. #4 Marist 4 (Marist eliminated)


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 for Georgia.


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.


Tempe Regional

#2 Oral Roberts 1 @ #1 Arizona State 4

#3 Cal Poly 9 vs. #4 Kent State 10 (Cal Poly eliminated)


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 ninth.

Adam Buschini and Luke Yoder each had two RBI for Cal Poly, which ended its first trip the NCAA tournament 0-2.