June 12, 2010

Super Regional Scores, Schedules & Capsules


Around the Super Regionals
Price saves game for Cooper as South Carolina wins

Texas thumps TCU, Alabama squeaks past Clemson


In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Matt Price forced the Chanticleers to strand five over the final two innings as South Carolina defeated #4 Coastal Carolina 4-3 Saturday in the opener of the Myrtle Beach Super Regional. Price entered with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the eighth as the Gamecocks (47-15) nursed a one-run lead. Price got a pair of strikeouts and a groundout to keep Coastal (55-9) from tying the game. Price worked around a walk and a single in the ninth to record his ninth save. The Gamecocks scored three in the top of the first, keyed by Christian Walker’s two-run single. Bobby Haney doubled and scored in the second to give South Carolina a 4-0 advantage. The Chanticleers cut the margin in half in the bottom of the frame as Daniel Bowman belted a two-run homer to left. Chance Gilmore had a RBI single in the fourth as Coastal closed to within one at 4-3. Blake Cooper (12-1) (pictured) allowed six hits and three runs in seven innings with three walks and five strikeouts to earn the win.


#2 Texas 14, TCU 1

In Austin, Texas, Taylor Jungmann struck out nine in 8.1 innings as Texas thumped TCU to force a Game 3 on Sunday. Jungmann (8-3) allowed six hits, one run and two walks. The Longhorns (50-12) put up four in the third and put the game away with seven in the fifth. Tant Shepherd went 4 for 5 with a homer and three RBI for Texas. Kevin Lusson (4 for 5, 2 R) and Cohl Walla (1 for 6) both drove in three for the Longhorns. Jantzen Witte had three hits for the Horned Frogs (50-12).


Alabama 5, Clemson 4

In Clemson, S.C., Alabama built a 5-0 lead and held on for a one-run win over Clemson in the series opener in front of 6,346 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Jake Smith (right) had a leadoff homer in the second for the Crimson Tide (42-23) and Andrew Miller had a two-run single in a four-run second as Alabama led 5-0. Mike Freeman and Brad Miller had run-scoring singles in a three-run third as the Tigers (41-23) pulled to within two. Pinch-hitter Chris Epps added a RBI triple in the sixth as Clemson made it a one-run contest. The Tigers stranded three over the final three innings in falling one run short. Jimmy Nelson (9-3) earned the win for Alabama, going 6.2 innings with nine hits, four earned runs, five walks and four strikeouts. Smith pitched two scoreless innings with one hit, no walks and two strikeouts to earn his sixth save. Casey Harman (7-3) took the loss, working 8.1 innings with 10 hits, five runs (one earned), no walks and nine strikeouts.


(Cooper photo by Jimmy Jones, Smith photo courtesy of Alabama Media Relations Office)