June 13, 2010

Super Regional Scores, Schedules & Capsules


Around the Super Regionals
TCU wins at Texas for first trip to Omaha

Gamecocks headed to College World Series, Clemson forces Game 3 at Auburn


In Austin, Texas, TCU pulled off the unthinkable, thanks again to outstanding starting pitching and timely hitting, and the Horned Frogs are going to their first College World Series after slipping past Texas 4-1 Sunday in the final game of the best-of-three Austin Super Regional. Kyle Winkler (12-1) (left) tossed 7.2 scoreless innings with five hits, three walks and six strikeouts, and Aaron Schultz ripped a two-run homer off Chance Ruffin in the seventh as TCU (51-12) avenged last year’s Super Regional loss to the Longhorns (50-13). Bryan Holaday also homered off Ruffin in the eighth to give TCU a 4-0 lead. Schultz made a splendid catch in center later, and Tyler Lockwood picked up his seventh save. Horned Frogs coach Jim Schlossnagle will be returning to Omaha for the first time since serving as an assistant at Tulane in 2001.


South Carolina 10, #4 Coastal Carolina 9

In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Christian Walker belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth and Matt Price pitched a perfect ninth as South Carolina completed a Super Regional sweep of #4 Coastal Carolina to advance to the College World Series. The Chanticleers (55-10) scored single runs in the seventh and eighth to take a 9-7 lead. With two outs and none on, Jackie Bradley Jr. (right) walked and moved to third on a double by Adrian Morales. Walker crushed a 1-2 pitch to left to give the Gamecocks (48-15) a 10-9 lead. Price retired the side in order in the top of the ninth for his 10th save. Walker finished with two hits, two runs and three RBI. Bobby Haney went 3 for 3 with a run for South Carolina. Tommy La Stella had two hits, three walks and three RBI for Coastal. Taylor Motter and Daniel Bowman both went deep for the Chants.


Clemson 19, Alabama 5

In Clemson, S.C., Brad Miller and Richie Shaffer both homered and drove in four as Clemson evened its Super Regional series with Alabama at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers (42-23) scored in five of the first six innings, including six in the first and nine in the sixth. Miller went 4 for 5 with three runs, while Shaffer added two hits and two runs. Jeff Shaus went 4 for 6 with two runs and three RBI for Clemson. Ross Wilson had two hits, including a home run, for the Crimson Tide (42-24).

(Winkler photo courtesy of TCU Media Relations Office, Bradley photo by Jimmy Jones)