June 5, 2010

CBI Live: #1 South Carolina 9, #3 The Citadel 4

CBI Live: #2 Virginia Tech 16, #4 Bucknell 7

CBI Live: #1 UCLA 6, #2 LSU 3

CBI Live: #3 UC Irvine 19, #4 Kent State 9

CBI Live: #1 Miami (Fla.) 14, #2 Texas A&M 1

CBI Live: #4 Dartmouth 15, #3 FIU 9

CBI Live: #1 Virginia 13, #2 Ole Miss 7

click here for Friday scores and recaps

click here for Regional Capsules


Around the Regionals

Weik homers twice for TCU against Arizona

Georgia Tech tops Alabama, Clemson clips Auburn


Fort Worth Regional

#3 Arizona 5 vs. #1 TCU 11

#2 Baylor 6 vs. #4 Lamar 4 (Lamar eliminated)


In Fort Worth, Texas, Joe Weik went 4 for 6 with two homers and six RBI, and Tyler Featherston homered and drove in three as top-seeded TCU knocked off Arizona. Matt Purke improved to 13-0 with 6.1 innings, six hits, three earned runs and nine strikeouts for the Horned Frogs (48-11). Jason Coats added two hits and two runs for TCU, which scored twice in the seventh and three times in the ninth to pull away. Jason Garcia went 3 for 4 with a  triple, homer and two runs for the Wildcats (34-23).


In an elimination game, Logan Vick and Max Muncy each drove in two runs as Baylor withstood a late rally to eliminate Lamar. The Bears (35-23) led 6-1 in the ninth before Joey Latulippe ripped a three-run homer to get the Cardinals (35-26) close. But Brooks Pinckard got the final two outs for his 11th save. Jon Ringenberg (5-0) allowed five hits and one earned run in 5.2 innings for Baylor. 


Atlanta Regional

#3 Elon 7 vs. #4 Mercer 13 (Elon eliminated)

#2 Alabama 2 vs. #1 Georgia Tech 5


In Atlanta, Tyler McCarty went 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBI and Mercer (38-23) won Saturday's opener against Elon (38-24). Thomas Carroll's RBI single and Joe Winker's two-RBI single gave the Bears a 3-0 lead in the first. Pritchard's solo home run to lead off the second gave the Phoenix their first run. Mercer got three more runs in the third, off of Michael Langley's RBI single and Winker's two-RBI double, to take a 6-1 lead. Carroll's three-run home run in the fourth extended Mercer's lead to nine, but Elon rallied in the fifth with a grand slam from Alex Swim. McCarty's RBI double in the fifth put the Bears up 12-5. Swim drove in two more runs with a two-out single in the ninth, but the Phoenix's rally ended there. David Teasley (6-1) picked up the win while striking out one, walking one, and allowing one hit and one run in 1.2 innings. Langley and Jacob Tanis became the first Mercer players to get 100 hits in one season. Elon, which received its third-straight Regional berth, is now eliminated from the tournament. Mercer, which gave coach Craig Gibson his 200th career win at Mercer, will play again at 3 p.m. on Sunday against Alabama. The Bears, making their first NCAA appearance, are now tied for second on the program's all-time list for most wins in a single season.


In Game 2, Chase Burnette went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI to lead Georgia Tech (47-13) to victory against Alabama (38-23). Burnette got the Yellow Jackets on the board with a solo home run in the second and Jacob Esch added to their lead with an RBI single in the fourth. Josh Rutledge's two-run home run in the fifth tied the game, but the Crimson Tide didn't score again. Esch's two-RBI single in the sixth gave the Yellow Jackets a 5-2 lead, and they held on to win at home. Deck McGuire (9-4) pitched eight innings - striking out six, walking two, and allowing eight hits and two runs - to earn the win. In ninth-inning relief, Andrew Robinson allowed just one hit and got one strikeout to pick up the save (8). Alabama will face Mercer at 3 p.m. on Sunday, and the winner will play Georgia Tech at 7 p.m.

Auburn Regional

#3 Southern Miss 19 vs. #4 Jacksonville State 6 (JSU eliminated)

#2 Clemson 5 vs. #1 Auburn 2


In Auburn, Ala., junior lefty Casey Harman tossed a five-hitter as Clemson defeated Auburn in a battle of Tigers in front of 4,096 fans at Plainsman Park. Harman (7-2) walked one and struck out eight in pitching his first career complete game. Mike Freeman had a two-run homer in a three-run first for Clemson (40-21). The visiting Tigers added two more in the fourth for a 5-0 lead. Tony Caldwell went deep in the fifth and Hunter Morris added a solo shot in the ninth for Auburn (41-20). John Hinson and Wilson Boyd both had two hits and one RBI for Clemson.


In the first game, Taylor Walker went 4 for 4 with four RBI, four runs, two stolen bases and two walks to help Southern Miss (36-23) beat Jacksonville State (32-26). Adam Doleac put the Eagles up in the first with a three-run home run, but the Gamecocks answered with back-to-back RBI singles from Andrew Edge and Ky Bluestein in the bottom of the inning. Southern Miss got another three-run home run, this one from Walker, to take a 7-2 lead in the second. Jacksonville State got a home run in the second inning too, a solo shot from Jay Davis, as well as a two-RBI single from Steven Leach, to pull within two. The Eagles scored six runs in the fourth and fifth to take control of the game, beginning and ending with RBI singles from B.A.Vollmuth. Jay Davis' RBI single in the sixth gave the Gamecocks their final run. Southern Mississippi continued its offensive success with Vollmuth's two-run home run in the seventh and Marc Bourgeois' two-RBI single in the ninth. Collin Cargill (4-2) picked up the win after he pitched 7.2 innings, struck out nine, walked one, and allowed seven hits and one run. Jacksonville State, which has yet to win an NCAA tournament game in its three berths, is now eliminated from the Regional. Southern Mississippi, which is playing in the program's eighth-straight Regional and competed in last year's College World Series, advances to face Auburn at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


Austin Regional

#2 Rice 19 vs. #4 Rider 1 (Rider eliminated)

#3 Louisiana-Lafayette 2 vs. #1 Texas 4


In Austin, Texas, Anthony Rendon went 4 for 6 with seven RBI and three runs to lead Rice (39-22) against Rider (36-23). The Owls jumped out to an early lead in the second, when Michael Fuda's two-RBI triple, Steven Sultzbaugh's RBI single and Jeremy Rathjen's two-RBI double gave them a 5-0 lead. In the third, Chad Mozingo's RBI single and sacrifice flies from Sultzbaugh and Comerota extended Rice's lead to eight. Rendon's three home runs - a two-run home run in the fourth, a three-run home run in the seventh and a two-run home run in the eighth - drove in almost half of the Owls' runs. Rathjen's RBI single in the seventh and Rick Hague's two-run home run in the eighth also sparked Rice's offense. The Broncs scored their lone run in the ninth, when Nick Wojnowski hit a sacrifice groundout and A.J. Albee scored. Mark Haynes (1-0) pitched 4.1 shutout innings, striking out five and allowing four hits to earn the win. Rider was eliminated from the Regional, and Albee fell two hits short of the school single-season record of 88. Rice will play the loser of the Texas vs. Louisiana-Lafayette game at 2 p.m. tomorrow.


In the second game, Kevin Lusson went 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run as Texas (48-11) won a low-scoring game against Louisiana-Lafayette (38-21). Lusson's RBI single put Texas on top in the second, but Greg Fontenot answered with his own RBI single in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. Kevin Keyes and Lusson hit solo home runs in the fourth to give the lead back to the Longhorns. A sacrifice fly by Matt Goulas in the eighth drove in the second run for the Ragin Cajuns. Texas got an insurance run when Russell Moldenhauer hit an RBI double in the ninth. Cole Green (11-1) got the win after he struck out five, walked one, and allowed six hits and two runs in seven innings. Chance Ruffin relieved him, striking out five and allowing one hit in two scoreless innings to pick up a save (14). Louisiana-Lafayette will play against Rice at 2 p.m. on Sunday, and the winner will face Texas - the runner-up in the 2009 College World Series – at 7:30 p.m.

Charlottesville Regional

#4 VCU 6 vs. #3 St. John's 8 (VCU eliminated)

#1 Virginia 13 vs.#2 Ole Miss 7  CBI Live


In Charlottesville, Va., Matt Wessinger went deep twice and drove in four as St. John’s eliminated VCU. Joe Panik and Jeremy Baltz both had solo homers for the Red Storm (41-19). Wessinger’s two-run shot in the second put St. John’s ahead for good at 5-3. Brent Mikionis had four hits and three RBI for the Rams (34-26-1).


Columbia Regional

#2 Virginia Tech 16 vs. #4 Bucknell 7 (Bucknell eliminated)  CBI Live

#3 The Citadel 4 vs. #1 South Carolina 9  CBI Live


Coral Gables Regional

#3 FIU 9 vs. #4 Dartmouth 15 (FIU eliminated)  CBI Live

#2 Texas A&M 1 vs. #1 Miami 14  CBI Live


Fayetteville Regional

#4 Grambling State 8 vs. #3 Kansas State 9 (GSU eliminated)

#1 Arkansas 6 vs. #2 Washington State 4


In Fayetteville, Ark., Jordan Pratt worked out of a bases-loaded jam to preserve a one-run lead in the eighth, and Arkansas slipped past Washington State. Collin Kuhn had three hits, including a homer, and two RBI, and Tim Carver had three hits and a run for the Razorbacks (42-18), who used two Cougars errors in the fourth to score two and stretch their lead to 4-0. With one run in, the bases loaded and the score 5-4 in the eighth, Pratt got a popup, strikeout and another popup to get out of the jam. Cody Bartlett hit a two-run homer for WSU (35-21).


Earlier, Nick Martini drove in three runs, and Carter Jurica went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI as Kansas State built a big lead and sweated out a Grambling State comeback. The Wildcats (37-21) opened up a 9-1 lead after four innings but did not score again off the Grambling bullpen. Chris Wolfe, Brandon Smith and Jeremy Shelby each drove in two runs for the Tigers (22-32). James Allen came on to toss the final two innings and get the save for Kansas State.

Fullerton Regional

#2 Stanford 5 vs. #1 Cal State Fullerton 6 (Stanford eliminated)

#3 New Mexico 4 vs. #4 Minnesota 6 (10)


In Fullerton, Calif., Matt Puhl had a run-scoring single in the top of the 10th to snap a 4-4 tie as Minnesota edged New Mexico to reach the regional championship game. Kyle Geason added another RBI base hit to give the Golden Gophers (32-28) a two-run cushion. Scott Matyas fanned the final three hitters to secure the win. Matyas (5-1) worked three innings and struck out the final eight batters he faced in earning the win. Puhl and Michael Kvasnicka both had three hits for Minnesota. David Gonzalez drove in two for the Lobos (38-21).


In the first game, Christian Colon had two homers and four RBI to lead Cal State Fullerton past Stanford in an elimination game. His two-run dinger in the third broke a 1-1 deadlock and hit second two-run shot in the fifth gave the Titans (42-16) a 5-2 lead. After Fullerton made it 6-2, Stephen Piscotty smacked a three-run homer as the Cardinal (31-25) pulled to within one. Noe Ramirez (11-1) walked one and struck out eight in eight innings to earn the win. Nick Ramirez worked a perfect ninth for his 10th save.


Gainesville Regional

#2 Florida Atlantic 12 vs. #4 Bethune-Cookman  (B-CU eliminated)

#3 Oregon State 2 vs. #1 Florida 10


In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Zunino and Josh Adams each drove in two runs in a seven-run third inning as Florida coasted past Oregon State in a winners’ bracket game. Alex Panteliodis was the beneficiary, tossing five solid innings with eight strikeouts to improve to 10-2. Zunino had a two-run double before Brian Johnson brought him in with a triple. Adams then hit a two-run homer for the Gators (44-15). Austin Maddox contributed three hits and two RBI, and Matt den Dekker added his 14th homer. Andy Quirig homered for the Beavers (36-23).


In an elimination game, nine-hole hitter Anthony Mesa went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, and eighth-hitter Sean Bukovich added three RBI as Florida Atlantic pounded out a season-high 18 hits in eliminating Bethune-Cookman. Colby Gratton, the 7-hitter, had three hits and three runs for the Owls (36-23), who scored in seven of nine innings. Brandon Turner went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI for the Wildcats (35-22).


Los Angeles Regional

#3 UC Irvine 18 vs. #4 Kent State 8 (KSU eliminated)  CBI Live

#2 LSU 3 vs. #1 UCLA 6  CBI Live


Louisville Regional

#3 Illinois State 8 vs. #4 Saint Louis 3 (Saint Louis eliminated)

#2 Vanderbilt 1 vs. #1 Louisville 7


In Louisville, Ky., Phil Wunderlich ripped a first-inning, three-run homer, and Matt Koch and Neil Holland combined to shut down Vanderbilt to the tune of four hits as Louisville advanced to the Regional final and post its first 50-win season. Wunderlich, who drove in four, ripped the first pitch he saw from Commodores ace Sonny Gray (9-5) over the wall in left field. Koch (3-0) tossed six innings, allowing three hits and a run with three strikeouts, and Holland came on to throw three scoreless innings with a hit and five strikeouts for the Cardinals (50-12). Jason Esposito went 2 for 4 with a homer for the Commodores (42-18).


Earlier, Evan Kohli went 2 for 3 with two homers and two RBI, and Kevin Tokarski homered and drove in four as Illinois State eliminated St. Louis. Chad Hinshaw went 4 for 4 with two runs for ISU, which led 5-3 before scoring three times in the top of the eighth.


Myrtle Beach Regional

#4 Stony Brook 6 vs. #3 NC State 2 (NCSU eliminated)

#1 Coastal Carolina 6 vs. #2 College of Charleston 16


In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jamie Holler’s two-run homer capped a seven-run first as College of Charleston defeated Coastal Carolina for the third time this season. Matt Leeds added a two-run homer in the second for the Cougars (44-17). Leeds finished with three runs and three RBI. Holler went 3 for 5 with two runs. Daniel Bowman drove in two for the Chanticleers (52-8). Casey Lucchese (4-0) pitched 4.2 scoreless innings of relief with one hit and five strikeouts to earn the win. Anthony Meo (13-2) allowed eight hits and 11 runs (10 earned) in 2.2 innings with two walks and two strikeouts in a losing effort.


In the first game, Michael Stephan drove in a pair as Stony Brook eliminated NC State. William Carmona, Tanner Nivins and Maxx Tissenbaum each had two hits for the Seawolves (30-26). Tyler Johnson (10-3) allowed six hits and two runs in eight innings with three walks and 10 strikeouts to earn the win. John Gianis had two hits and one run for the Wolfpack (38-24).


Norman Regional

#4 Oral Roberts 9 vs. #2 California 8 (Cal eliminated)

#1 Oklahoma 7 vs. #3 North Carolina 6 (10)


In Norman, Okla., Erik Ross had a RBI double in the top of the 10th as Oklahoma nipped North Carolina in front of 2,720 fans at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Brian Goodwin had a two-run triple as the Tar Heels (37-21) scored three in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra frame. Tyler Ogle had two hits, including a home run, and three RBI for the Sooners (46-15). Ryan Graepel drove in two for UNC.


In the first game, Tyler Garewal smacked a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth as Oral Roberts eliminated California. The Golden Eagles (36-26) built a 6-1 lead before dingers by Brian Guinn and Chad Bunting helped the Golden Bears (29-25) tie the game at 6. Seth Furmanek had a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to give ORU an 8-6 lead. Cal scored a pair in the top of the ninth to make it 8-8. Furmanek finished with four RBI for the Golden Eagles. Bunting and Tony Renda both had three hits for the Bears.


Norwich Regional

#4 Central Connecticut State 5 vs. #2 Connecticut 25 (CCSU eliminated)

#1 Florida State 6 vs. #3 Oregon 4


In Norwich, Conn., Mike Olt went 4 for 4 with eight RBI, three runs and two walks as Connecticut (48-15) beat Central Connecticut State (33-23). LJ Mazzilli gave the Huskies their first lead with a two-RBI single in the first inning. In the second, a two-RBI single from Pierre LePage and George Springer's two-run home run extended the lead to six. The Blue Devils rallied in the bottom of the inning, and Anthony Scialdone's two-RBI double made it a 6-3 game. Kyle Zarotney's two-RBI single in the third brought the Blue Devils within two, but it was all Connecticut the rest of the way. The Huskies scored eight runs in the fourth, beginning and ending with Olt, who won the first-ever Big East Home Run Derby before this year's conference tournament. He hit a two-run home run his first at-bat of the inning, and singled the second time, when a throwing error allowed three runners to score. In the fifth, Connecticut scored five runs, highlighted by Mike Nemeth's two-RBI double. Olt homered again in the sixth, a three-run shot that put the Huskies up 24-5. Mazzilli's solo home run in the eighth drove in Connecticut's final run. Trent Delazzer (2-0), who allowed two hits in one shutout inning, earned the win. Central Connecticut State, which was making its first Regional appearance since 2004, was eliminated from the tournament, and has still not won a game in its four Regional appearances. Connecticut will play Oregon at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


In the night game, Sherman Johnson went 2 for 5 with two runs and an RBI to help Florida State (44-17) hold off a late rally by Oregon (39-23). Jack Marder hit a solo home run in the first to give Oregon its only lead. Mike McGee hit an RBI double in the third that gave the Seminoles a 2-1 lead. Rafael Lopez's two-RBI double in the fourth extended their lead to three. Two solo home runs - from Stephen Cardullo in the sixth and Sherman Johnson in the seventh - provided the rest of Florida State's runs. The Ducks, after being held scoreless for six-straight innings, put together a three-run rally in the eighth off of RBI singles from Eddie Rodriguez, Mitch Karraker and Steven Packard, but could not catch the Seminoles. The winning pitcher was Sean Gilmartin (8-8), who pitched seven innings, striking out eight, walking one, and allowing 10 hits and three runs. McGee, a third-team All-American relief pitcher, struck out one, walked one, and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save (10). Oregon will face Connecticut at 2 p.m. on Sunday, and the winner will play Florida State at 6:30 p.m.


Tempe Regional

#2 San Diego 22 vs. #4 Milwaukee 1 (UWM eliminated)

#3 Hawaii 1 vs. #1 Arizona State 12


In Tempe, Ariz., Zack MacPhee had four hits to lead Arizona State past Hawaii in front of a sellout crowd at Packard Stadium. MacPhee went 4 for 5 with a homer. Kole Calhoun, Deven Marrero and Raoul Torrez each went deep for the Sun Devils (49-8). Seth Blair (12-0) allowed three hits and one run in seven innings with no walks and eight strikeouts to earn the victory. Jeffrey Van Doornum homered for the Rainbows (34-27).


In the day’s first game, Mike Ferraro went 4 for 6 with six RBI as San Diego eliminated Milwaukee. Ferraro had two doubles and one home run for the Toreros (37-21). Nick McCoy (1 HR, 3 RBI) and Zack Kometani (1 2B, 2 RBI) both had four hits for USD. AJ Griffin (8-3) allowed two hits in five scoreless innings to earn the win. Dan Buchholz had one hit and one RBI for the Panthers (33-26).