#1 South Carolina 9, #3 The Citadel 4
#2 Virginia Tech 16, #4 Bucknell 7
#1 UCLA 6, #2 LSU 3
#3 UC Irvine 19, #4 Kent State 9
#1 Miami (Fla.) 14, #2 Texas A&M 1
#4 Dartmouth 15, #3 FIU 9
#1 Virginia 13, #2 Ole Miss 7
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Around the Regionals
Weik homers twice for TCU
tops Alabama, Clemson clips Auburn
Fort Worth Regional
#3 Arizona 5 vs. #1
#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
#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.
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.
Southern Miss 19 vs. #4 Jacksonville State 6 (JSU eliminated)
#2 Clemson 5 vs. #1
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
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.
#2 Rice 19 vs.
#4 Rider 1 (Rider eliminated)
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.
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.
#4 VCU 6 vs.
#3 St. John's 8 (VCU eliminated)
#1 Virginia 13 vs.#2
Ole Miss 7
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
Virginia Tech 16 vs. #4 Bucknell 7 (Bucknell eliminated)
#3 The Citadel 4 vs.
#1 South Carolina 9
Coral Gables Regional
#3 FIU 9 vs.
#4 Dartmouth 15 (FIU eliminated)
#2 Texas A&M
1 vs. #1 Miami 14
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
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.
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.
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
Los Angeles Regional
Irvine 18 vs. #4 Kent State 8 (KSU eliminated)
#2 LSU 3 vs. #1 UCLA 6
Illinois State 8 vs. #4 Saint Louis 3 (Saint Louis eliminated)
#2 Vanderbilt 1 vs. #1
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
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
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.
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
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
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).