June 6, 2010

CBI Live: #1 South Carolina 10, #3 Virginia Tech 2

CBI Live: #2 Virginia Tech 4, #3 The Citadel 3

CBI Live: #1 UCLA 6, #3 UC Irvine 2

CBI Live: #3 UC Irvine 4, #2 LSU 3

CBI Live: #2 Texas A&M 11, #1 Miami (Fla.) 7

CBI Live: #2 Texas A&M 4, #4 Dartmouth 3

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Around the Regionals

Calhoun goes deep as Sun Devils wins Tempe Regional

Oklahoma, Texas, TCU, Florida, Florida State win regional titles


Tempe Regional

#2 San Diego 9 vs. #3 Hawaii 12 (USD eliminated)

#1 Arizona State 8 vs. #3 Hawaii 4 (Hawaii eliminated)

Arizona State wins Tempe Regional


In Tempe, Ariz., Kole Calhoun had two hits, including his third regional homer, as Arizona State topped Hawaii to win the Tempe Regional in front of 3,123 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Drew Maggi had two hits, including a go-ahead two-run double in the fourth for the Sun Devils (50-8). Jake Borup (11-1) allowed six hits and four runs in six innings with three walks and three strikeouts to earn the win. Mitchell Lambson worked two perfect innings with four strikeouts and Jordan Swagerty pitched a perfect ninth to secure the win. Sean Montplaisir had a two-run homer in the fourth for the Rainbows (35-28).


Norman Regional

#4 Oral Roberts 4 vs. #3 North Carolina 12 (ORU eliminated)

#1 Oklahoma 3 vs. #3 North Carolina 2 (UNC eliminated)

Oklahoma wins Norman Regional


In Norman, Okla., Bobby Shore fanned six in 7.1 innings as Oklahoma edged North Carolina in front of 2,312 fans at L. Dale Mitchell Park to win the Norman Regional. Shore (9-4) allowed four hits and two runs (one earned) with no walks. Jeremy Erben surrendered on hit over the final 1.2 innings with one strikeout for his fourth save. Cody Reine had a RBI single in the seventh for the Sooners (47-15) to snap a 2-2 tie. Danny Black had two hits and two RBI for OU. Ryan Graepel had two hits, including a homer, for the Tar Heels (38-22).


Austin Regional

#2 Rice 9 vs. #3 Louisiana-Lafayette 1 (ULL eliminated)

#1 Texas 4 vs. #2 Rice 1 (Rice eliminated)

Texas wins Austin Regional


In Austin, Texas, Russell Moldenhauer went 2 for 4 with three RBI and one run to propel Texas (49-11) to victory against Rice (40-23). After three scoreless innings, Cameron Rupp hit an RBI single in the fourth to put the Longhorns on top. Moldenhauer's RBI double in the sixth and his two-run home run in the eighth gave Texas a 4-0 lead. Craig Manuel put the Owls on the board with an RBI double in the eighth. Taylor Jungmann (7-3) struck out seven, walked two, and allowed two hits and one run in 7.2 innings to earn the win. The Owls, which were making their 16th straight appearance in the NCAA tournament, are now eliminated from contention. Texas, the national runner-up last season, will host a Super Regional against TCU, the winner of the Fort Worth Regional.


All-Tournament Team: Zach Osborne, P, Louisiana-Lafayette; Taylor Jungmann, P, Texas; Cameron Rupp, C, Texas; Justin Robichaux, 1B, Louisiana-Lafayette; A.J. Albee, 2B, Rider; Anthony Rendon, 3B, Rice (Most Outstanding Player); Brandon Loy, SS, Texas; Michael Fuda, OF, Rice; Kevin Keyes, OF, Texas; Chad Mozingo, OF, Rice; Russell Moldenhauer, DH, Texas.


In the first game, Jeremy Rathjen went 2 for 4 with two runs, a RBI and a walk as Rice (40-22) beat Louisiana-Lafayette (48-12). After three innings of scoreless baseball, the Owls exploded for seven runs in the fourth, led by Diego Seastrunk's three-RBI double. Rathjen led off the sixth with a solo home run to extend Rice's lead to eight. Tyler Frederick drove in the Ragin Cajuns' first run when he grounded out in the seventh. Michael Ratterree's RBI single in the ninth drove in the Owls' final run. Mike Ojala (6-2) pitched a complete game, striking out nine, walking one, and allowing five hits and one run to earn the win. Louisiana-Lafayette, which earned its 12th regional berth and its first since 2007, is now eliminated from the Regional. Rice will face Texas, the host of the Regional, at 6:30 p.m.


Fort Worth Regional

#2 Baylor 4 vs. #3 Arizona 2 (Arizona eliminated)

#1 TCU 9 vs. #2 Baylor 0 (Baylor eliminated)

TCU wins Fort Worth Regional


In Fort Worth, Texas, Taylor Featherston went 3 for 5 with two RBI and one run as TCU (49-11) shut out Baylor (36-24). Featherston drove in the first runs of the game with a two-RBI triple in the fifth, and Bryan Holaday followed with a sacrifice fly to give the Horned Frogs a 3-0 lead. Jason Coats extended that lead with an RBI triple in the seventh. Up 5-0 after eight innings, TCU nearly doubled its lead in the ninth. Kyle Von Tungeln and Jantzen Witte hit RBI singles to start the rally, and an error allowed Witte to advance to third and Von Tungeln to score. Aaron Schultz followed with an RBI double that put the Horned Frogs up 9-0. Steven Maxwell (11-1) earned the win by striking out 10, walking two and allowing three hits in eight scoreless innings. Joey Hainsfurther made the most offensive contributions for Baylor, going 2 for 3 with a stolen base and a walk. The Bears, who earned an at-large bid after playing in the Big 12 championship, are now eliminated from the NCAA tournament. TCU, which made a school-record seventh-straight Regional appearance and hosted for the second-straight year, will play Texas in the Austin Super Regional.


All-Tournament Team: Gregg Glime, C, Baylor; Max Muncy, 1B, Baylor; Jerome Pena, 2B, TCU; Taylor Featherston, SS, TCU (Most Valuable Player); Jantzen Witte, 3B, TCU; Jason Coats, OF, TCU; Aaron Schultz, OF, TCU; Robert Refsnyder, OF, Arizona; Steven Maxwell, P, TCU; Willie Kempf, P, Baylor; Brooks Pinkard, P, Baylor; Joe Weik, DH, TCU.


In the first game, Logan Vick went 2 for 3 with one RBI, one run, two walks and a stolen base as Baylor (36-23) overcame an early deficit to beat Arizona (34-24). Alex Mejia hit a two-RBI double in the second to give the Wildcats an early lead, but they were unable to score again. Landis Ware hit a sacrifice fly in the third to cut that lead in half, and the Bears tied it in the seventh when Vick scored on a wild pitch. Another sacrifice fly from Ware, this one in the eighth, gave the Bears their first lead. They tacked on another run in the eighth and shut Arizona out during the last two innings to get the win. In eight innings, Willie Kempf (9-2) struck out eight and allowed seven hits and two runs to earn the win. Brooks Pinckard relieved him and picked up a save (12). The Wildcats, who last played in a Regional in 2008, are now eliminated from the tournament. Baylor, which has earned its 12th Regional berth, plays host TCU at 7 p.m.

Gainesville Regional

#2 Florida Atlantic 11 vs. #3 Oregon State 7 (OSU eliminated)

#1 Florida 15 vs. #2 Florida Atlantic 0 (FAU eliminated)

Florida wins Gainesville Regional


In Gainesville, Fla., Tyler Thompson had three homers and six RBI to lead Florida past Florida Atlantic to win the Gainesville Regional. Brian Johnson (6-4) pitched seven scoreless innings with six hits, no walks and four strikeouts to earn the win. Johnson also had three hits, including a home run. Preston Tucker had four hits, including a homer, and drove in four for the Gators (45-15). Mike Zunino (2 for 4) also went deep for UF. Eddie Cassidy went 2 for 3 for the Owls (37-24).


Norwich Regional

#2 Connecticut 3 vs. #3 Oregon 4 (UConn eliminated)

#1 Florida State 5 vs. #3 Oregon 3 (Oregon eliminated)

Florida State wins Norwich Regional


In Norwich, Conn., Sherman Johnson went 2 for 3 with two RBI and one run to help Florida State (45-17) beat Oregon (40-24). The Seminoles took a 4-0 lead in the third after Johnson hit a two-run home run, Stephen Cardullo hit an RBI double and Stuart Tapley hit an RBI single. The Ducks closed the gap by scoring three runs in the fourth, partly because of an error that allowed Jett Hart and Steven Packard to score. Later that inning, Tyler Holt extended Florida State's lead by hitting a solo home run. After that, each team got only one runner in scoring position, and neither team scored again. Daniel Bennett (4-1), the winning pitcher, struck out five, walked one and allowed one hit in 4.1 shutout innings. In hitless ninth-inning relief, Mike McGee struck out two and walked one to pick up a save (11). The Ducks are now eliminated from the Regional, which was their third berth in school history and their first since 1964. The Seminoles, which are playing in a Regional for the 33rd-consecutive year, will play the winner of the Louisville Regional - either Louisville or Vanderbilt.


All-Tournament Team: Rafael Lopez, C, Florida State; Jayce Boyd, 1B, Florida State; Pierre LePage, 2B, Connecticut; KC Serna, SS, Oregon; Sherman Johnson, 3B, Florida State (Most Valuable Player); Mike McGee, OF, Florida State; Steven Packard, OF, Oregon; Tyler Holt, OF, Florida State; LJ Mazzilli, DH, Connecticut; Sean Gilmartin, P, Florida State; Justin LaTempa, P, Oregon.


In the first game, KC Serna went 3 for 3 with two runs, a walk and a stolen base to help Oregon (40-23) get the win against Connecticut (48-16). Shawn Peterson's RBI single and J.J. Altobelli's sacrifice bunt gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead in the second. The Huskies got their first run when Nick Ahmed hit an RBI single in the third. Danny Pulfer's groundout in the third and sacrifice fly in the fifth drove in two runs, giving Oregon a 4-1 lead. J.J. Andreoli's sacrifice lineout in the seventh and Pierre LePage's sacrifice fly in the ninth made it a one-run game, but the Huskies could not complete their rally. Justin LaTempa (6-3) struck out one, walked three, and allowed seven hits and one run in six innings to earn a win. Madison Boer retired the final two batters to preserve the win for the Ducks and pick up a save (5). It was the final game of the tournament for Connecticut, which earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 1994 and hosted a Regional for the third time. Oregon, which is playing in its first Regional since 1964, plays next at 7 p.m., against Florida State.


Atlanta Regional

#4 Mercer 3 vs. #2 Alabama 5 (Mercer eliminated)

#1 Georgia Tech 1 vs. #2 Alabama 8


In Atlanta, Ross Wilson went 3 for 3 with three RBI, two runs, a stolen base and a walk as Alabama (40-23) beat Georgia Tech (47-14) in a game full of long balls. The Crimson Tide took control in the first inning with solo home runs by Taylor Dugas and Jon Kelton and a three-run home run from Jake Smith. Matt Skole gave the Yellow Jackets their lone run with a solo home run in the second. Wilson's two-run home run in the second and his RBI single in the seventh gave Alabama an 8-1 lead. Adam Morgan (7-4) pitched a complete game for the Crimson Tide, striking out nine, walking one, and allowing five hits and one run. The teams will play again at 7 p.m. on Monday, and the winner of that game will advance to a Super Regional.


In the first game, Jake Smith went 2 for 4 with two runs and a RBI to lead Alabama (39-23) to victory against Mercer (38-24). The Bears - who out-hit Alabama, 12-9 - scored first, off of Thomas Carroll's sacrifice fly in the first, but Alabama took the lead in the second. Smith's solo home run tied it, and with Cody Trotter's two-RBI single and Taylor Dugas' RBI double, the Crimson Tide was up 4-1 at the end of the second. Jacob Tanis hit an RBI single in the third and Carroll had an RBI double in the third to bring Mercer within one. Andrew Miller's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth gave Alabama a 5-3 lead. Tucker Hawley (2-1) was the winning pitcher, striking out four and allowing four hits and one run in 4.2 innings. Jake Smith struck out two, walked one, and allowed two hits in two scoreless innings of relief to pick up the save (5). The Bears, who were playing in a Regional for the first time, are now eliminated from the tournament. The Crimson Tide advances to play host Georgia Tech at 7 p.m.


Auburn Regional

#3 Southern Miss 8 vs. #1 Auburn 17 (Southern Miss eliminated)

#2 Clemson 10 vs. #1 Auburn 11


In Auburn, Ala., Creede Simpson hit a three-run homer in the ninth as Auburn avoided elimination with its win over Clemson at Plainsman Park. The teams will meet again on Monday at 6 pm. Auburn (43-20) trailed 9-8 in the top of the ninth. The first two hitters were retired before Justin Bryant coaxed a four-pitch walk and Justin Fradejas had a single off the tip of the glove of the second baseman to put runners on the corner. Simpson fell behind 1-2 before taking one out to put the home Tigers on top. Clemson (40-22) got a run in the bottom of the ninth, but left the tying run on third and the winning run on first. Fradejas (3 for 5, 2 RBI) and Brian Fletcher (3 for 5, 3 RBI) both homered for Auburn. John Hinson had three hits and two RBI for Clemson.


Charlottesville Regional

#3 St. John's 20 vs. #2 Ole Miss 16 (Ole Miss eliminated)

#1 Virginia 5 vs. #3 St. John's 6


In Charlottesville, Va., Jeremy Baltz had a pair of two-run homers, including a go-ahead shot with two outs in the eighth, as St. John’s rallied past Virginia. The teams will meet for the regional title on Monday evening. Greg Hopkins had a two-run blast in the second for the Red Storm (43-19), which set a program record for wins in a season. Jarrett Parker had a two-run homer and Keith Werman added a two-run single in a five-run fourth for the Cavaliers (49-12). Baltz belted a two-run dinger in the bottom of the fourth to pull St. John’s to within one. Kevin Kilpatrick (2-1) fanned four in 5.1 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.


Columbia Regional

#2 Virginia Tech 4 vs. #3 The Citadel 3 (The Citadel eliminated)  CBI Live

#1 South Carolina 10 vs. #2 Virginia Tech 2 (VT eliminated)  CBI Live

South Carolina wins Columbia Regional


Coral Gables Regional

#4 Dartmouth 3 vs. #2 Texas A&M 4 (Dartmouth eliminated)  CBI Live

#1 Miami 7 vs. #2 Texas A&M 11  CBI Live


Fayetteville Regional

#3 Kansas State 6 vs. #2 Washington State 9 (KSU eliminated)

#1 Arkansas 7 vs. #2 Washington State 10


In Fayetteville, Ark., Derek Jones had four hits to lead Washington State past Arkansas at Baum Stadium. The teams will play Monday evening for the regional crown. James Wise (4-1) allowed two hits and one run in three innings with two walks and three strikeouts in his second start of the day. Shea Vucinich had a two-run double in a five-run fifth as the Cougars (37-21) built a 7-1 lead. Matt Fanelli had two hits and three RBI for WSU. Monk Kreder had two hits, including a homer, and three RBI for the Razorbacks (42-19). Collin Kuhn and James McCann both went deep for Arkansas.


Fullerton Regional

#1 Cal State Fullerton 11 vs. #3 New Mexico 3 (UNM eliminated)

#4 Minnesota 2 vs. #1 Cal State Fullerton 7


In Fullerton, Calif., Colin O’Connell went the distance as Cal State Fullerton topped Minnesota at Goodwin Field. The teams will go at it again Monday evening for the regional championship. O’Connell (1-1) allowed seven hits and one earned run with a career-high nine strikeouts. Corey Jones and Nick Ramirez both homered for the Titans (44-16). Billy Marcoe went 3 for 5 with a run for Fullerton. A.J. Pettersen (2 for 4) had a RBI single in the eighth and Michael Kvasnicka went deep in the ninth for the Golden Gophers (32-29).


Los Angeles Regional

#3 UC Irvine 4 vs. #2 LSU 3 (LSU eliminated)  CBI Live

#1 UCLA 6 vs. #3 UC Irvine 2 (UCI eliminated)  CBI Live

UCLA wins Los Angeles Regional


Louisville Regional

#3 Illinois State 4 vs. #2 Vanderbilt 10 (ISU eliminated)

#1 Louisville 0 vs. #2 Vanderbilt 7


In Louisville, Ky., Richie Goodenow tossed the two-hit shutout in his first start of the season as Vanderbilt blanked Louisville. The teams will meet Monday for the regional title. Goodenow (3-1) walked two and struck out five. Jason Esposito and Andrew Giobbi both had two-run singles in a five-run fifth for the Commodores (44-18). Aaron Westlake had three hits for Vanderbilt. Cade Stallings had a double for the Cardinals (50-13).


Myrtle Beach Regional

#4 Stony Brook 7 vs. #1 Coastal Carolina 25 (Stony Brook eliminated)

#2 College of Charleston 7 vs. #1 Coastal Carolina 8


In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Rico Noel belted a game-winning two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth as Coastal Carolina nipped College of Charleston at BB&T Coastal Field. The teams play Monday afternoon for the regional crown. Noel went 4 for 5 with five RBI. Joey Bergman smacked a two-run homer in the top of the eighth as the Cougars (44-18) took a 7-6 lead. Taylor Motter had three hits, including two dingers, for the Chanticleers (54-8). Greg Blake also went deep for College of Charleston.