June 4, 2011

Regional Scores & Schedules

Regional Capsules

Around the Regionals

Kent State sends Texas to losers' bracket in Austin

DBU edges TCU, MSU tops Austin Peay, Vanderbilt beats Troy


Austin Regional

#3 Kent State 7, #1 Texas 5  recap by Sean Ryan

#2 Texas State 3, #4 Princeton 1 (Princeton eliminated)


In Austin, Texas, Mitchell Pitts and Joseph Dvorsky combined to hold Princeton to one run as Texas State stayed alive in front of 5,174 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Pitts (6-3) surrendered six hits and one run in 7.1 innings with three walks and four strikeouts to pick up the victory. Dvorsky allowed one hit in 1.2 innings to earn his seventh save. The Bobcats (41-22) scored one in the fourth and two in the top of the eighth. Casey Kalenkosky went 3 for 4 with a run, while Christian Gallegos had two hits and a run for TSU. Steve Harrington drove in the lone run for the Tigers (23-24) in the bottom of the eighth.


Fort Worth Regional

#3 Dallas Baptist 3, #1 TCU 2  recap by Sean Ryan

#4 Oral Roberts 7, #2 Oklahoma 0 (OU eliminated)


In Fort Worth, Texas, Drew Bowen and Joe Spring combined on the shutout as Oral Roberts ousted Oklahoma in front of 2,765 fans at Lupton Stadium. Bowen (6-2) allowed six hits and three walks in eight innings with one strikeout. Spring walked one and struck out one in the ninth. The Golden Eagles (37-21) scored three in both the first and second to take control. Jared Schlehuber drove in three, while Nick Baligod went 2 for 5 with one run and one RBI for ORU. Chris Ellison had three hits for the Sooners (41-19).


Atlanta Regional

#3 Mississippi State 8, #4 Austin Peay 3

#1 Georgia Tech 6, #2 Southern Miss 2 (USM eliminated)


In Atlanta, Evan Mitchell did not allow a run over the first eight innings as Mississippi State downed Austin Peay in front of 1,503 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium. Mitchell (6-1) allowed the first three to reach in the ninth and all scored. He finished with five hits, five walk and eight strikeouts in eight innings. The Bulldogs (36-23) blew the game open with a seven-run fourth. Ryan Collins had two hits and two RBI, while C.T. Bradford went 2 for 5 with two runs and one RBI for MSU. Michael Blanchard had two hits for the Governors (34-23).


In the first game, Georgia Tech used a five-run second to get past Southern Miss in front of 1,547 onlookers at Russ Chandler Stadium. Daniel Palka had a solo homer to start the five-run second and it was capped by a three-run blast by Brandon Thomas. Jed Bradley (7-3, 7.2 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K) recorded the victory for the Yellow Jackets (41-20). Ashley Graeter had two hits and one RBI for the Golden Eagles (39-19).


Atlanta Regional photos from Craig Jackson, contributing to CBI. Visit Craig’s site, www.LeftfieldLounge.com.


Nashville Regional

#1 Vanderbilt 10, #3 Troy 2

#4 Belmont 3, #2 Oklahoma State 2 (OSU eliminated)  CBI Live - Jimmy Jones


In Nashville, Tenn., Aaron Westlake and Curt Casali both homered as Vanderbilt bounced Troy in front of 3,323 fans at Hawkins Field. The Commodores (49-10) took a 4-2 lead with three in the top of the fifth and put the game away with two in the eighth and four in the ninth. Grayson Garvin (13-1, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 7 K) earned the victory, while Will Clinard (2.1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K) picked up his third save. Todd McRae drove in two for the Trojans (43-18).


In the first game, Chase Brookshire allowed two hits in eight innings as Belmont defeated Oklahoma State at Hawkins Field to record its first NCAA tournament victory. Brookshire (6-4) allowed two runs (one earned) with one walk and six strikeouts. Jon Ivie got the final three outs for his 14th save. Nate Woods homered in the first and Matt Zeblo added a two-run single in the third for the Bruins (37-25). Jared Womack and Mark Ginther both drove in runs in the ninth for the Cowboys (35-25).


Chapel Hill Regional

#1 North Carolina 14, #3 James Madison 0

#4 Maine 4, #2 FIU 1 (FIU eliminated)


In Chapel Hill, N.C., Greg Holt went 4 for 5 with a homer, three runs and four RBI as North Carolina clobbered James Madison in front of 3,023 fans at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (47-14) led 4-0 before a seven-run seventh put the game away. Ben Bunting had two hits, two runs and three RBI, while Jacob Stallings added three hits and three runs for UNC. Johnny Bladel had a hit and a stolen base for the Dukes (41-18). Patrick Johnson (12-1, 8 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 11 K) earned the victory for the Heels.


To start the day, Jeffrey Gibbs allowed two hits and one run in eight innings as Maine downed FIU in front of 1,462 onlookers at Boshamer Stadium. Gibbs (8-5) walked three and struck out eight. Stephen Perakslis allowed one hit in the ninth with one strikeout. Ian Leisenheimer went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Black Bears (33-23). Pablo Bermudez had two hits and one RBI for the Panthers (40-20-1).


Charlottesville Regional  CBI Live - Rider coach Barry Davis

#1 Virginia 10, #3 St. John’s 2

#2 East Carolina 6, #4 Navy 1 (Navy eliminated)


In Charlottesville, Va., Danny Hultzen struck out 12 in seven innings as Virginia cruised past St. John’s in front of 5,050 fans at Davenport Field. Hultzen (11-3) allowed three hits, one walk and one run. Hultzen now owns the school record for strikeouts in a season with 148. Steven Proscia went 3 for 5 with a homer, three runs and three RBI, while David Coleman added three hits and four RBI for the Cavaliers (51-9). Joe Panik had two hits, including a homer, for the Red Storm (36-21).


In the first game, Seth Maness pitched a five-hitter as East Carolina eliminated Navy in front of 4,041 spectators at Davenport Field. Maness (10-3) allowed one unearned run in nine innings with two walks and four strikeouts. Chase McDonald doubled and hit a grand slam in the eighth for the Pirates (40-20). Alex Azor had two hits, including a double, for the Midshipmen (33-25-1).


Clemson Regional

#1 Clemson 12, #3 Coastal Carolina 7

#2 Connecticut 13, #4 Sacred Heart 3 (SHU eliminated)


In Clemson, S.C., Richie Shaffer went 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBI as Clemson outscored Coastal Carolina in front of 5,408 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. John Hinson (2 for 5, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Will Lamb (3 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Tigers (43-18). Tommy La Stella went 3 for 5 with a homer and three RBI, while Rich Witten went 4 for 4 with three runs for the Chanticleers (42-19). David Haselden (4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 K) earned the victory in relief for Clemson.


In the Saturday opener, Connecticut built a 10-0 lead in the fourth and cruised past Sacred Heart in front of 2,423 spectators at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Ryan Fuller went 4 for 5 with a double, one run and one RBI, while Mike Nemeth had three hits, including two doubles, and three runs for the Huskies (42-18-1). Derick Horn had two hits and one RBI for the Pioneers (34-23). Pat Butler (3-1, 4 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 BB) picked up the win in relief.


College Station Regional

#1 Texas A&M 6, #3 Seton Hall 3

#2 Arizona 13, #4 Wright State 0 (WSU eliminated)


In College Station, Texas, Adam Smith had a two-run homer in the top of the sixth to snap a 3-3 tie and propel Texas A&M past Seton Hall in front of 5,358 fans at Olsen Field. Matt Juengel (3 for 5, 2 2B) and Jacob House (2 for 3) both drove in two for the Aggies (44-18). Krey Bratsen had two hits and three runs for A&M. Giuseppe Papaccio went 1 for 3 with one run and one RBI for the Pirates (34-24). Ross Stripling (13-2) went the distance for the Aggies with four hits, one earned run, two walks and five strikeouts.


In the first game, Kyle Simon tossed a four-hit shutout as Arizona blanked Wright State in front of a crowd of 2,600 at Olsen Field. It was the second time the Raiders (36-19) were shut out and the third whitewash in as many games in the regional. Simon (11-3) did not walk a batter and struck out six. Jett Bandy doubled and drove in three, while Robert Redsnyder went 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI for the Wildcats (37-20). Sam Picchiotti had two hits for WSU.


Columbia Regional

#1 South Carolina 11, #2 Stetson 5

#3 NC State 5, #4 Georgia Southern 2 (GSU eliminated)


In Columbia, S.C., South Carolina scored six in the third and four in the fourth to take command against Stetson in front of a crowd of 7,335 at Carolina Stadium. Robert Beary (2 for 3) had a grand slam in the third for the Gamecocks (47-14). Steven Neff also went deep for South Carolina. Trey Blackman had a solo shot in the second and Mitchell Brennan (2 for 3) added a three-run dinger in the seventh for the Hatters (42-19). Colby Holmes (7-3, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 3 K) got the win for the Gamecocks.


In the first game, Cory Mazzoni struck out 12 in eight innings as NC State survived against Georgia Southern in front of 5,340 fans at Carolina Stadium. Mazzoni (6-6) allowed four hits, two runs and one walk. Chris Overman fanned two in the ninth for his seventh save. Tarran Senay had two hits, while Danny Canela homered for the Wolfpack (35-26). Victor Roache went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Eagles (36-26).


Corvallis Regional

#1 Oregon State 5, #2 Creighton 1

#3 Georgia 7, #4 UALR 3 (UALR eliminated)


In Corvallis, Ore., Sam Gaviglio went the distance with 11 strikeouts as Oregon State took care of Creighton in front of a crowd of 3,103 at Goss Stadium. Gaviglio (12-2) allowed five hits, one run and two walks. Garrett Nash (2 for 4) homered for the Beavers (40-17). Carter Bell (1 R, 1 RBI) and Brian Stamps both had two hits for OSU. Mike Gerber went deep in the fifth for the lone run for the Bluejays (45-15).


In the earlier contest, Alex Wood pitched eight solid innings as Georgia eliminated UALR in front of 1,145 fans at Goss Stadium. Wood (6-7) scattered nine hits over eight innings with three runs, one walk and eight strikeouts. Levi Hyams (4 for 5, 3 R) and Brett DeLoach (1 for 4, 3 RBI) both homered for the Bulldogs (32-31). Jason Houston went 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Trojans (24-34).


Fullerton Regional

#2 Stanford 1, #1 Cal State Fullerton 0

#4 Illinois 5, #3 Kansas State 3 (KSU eliminated)


In Fullerton, Calif., Jordan Pries and Chris Reed combined on the two-hit shutout as Stanford handcuffed Cal State Fullerton at Goodwin Field. Pries (6-5) gave up two hits in 7.2 innings with no walks and six strikeouts to earn the victory. Reed walked one in 1.1 innings to record his ninth save. Noe Ramirez (8-4) was outstanding on the mound for the Titans (41-16), surrendering four hits and one run in eight innings with two walks and 12 punchouts. The Cardinal (34-20) scored its lone run in the bottom of the sixth on a homer by Stephen Piscotty (2 for 4). Tyler Gaffney also had two hits for Stanford. Nick Ramirez and Carlos Lopez had base hits for Fullerton.


In the earlier game, John Anderson allowed one earned run in eight innings as Illinois edged Kansas State. Anderson (8-6) surrendered seven hits and three total runs with one walk and three strikeouts. Josh Parr had a double and a triple with three RBI for the Fighting Illini (29-26). Mike Kindel went deep for the Wildcats (36-25).


Gainesville Regional

#1 Florida 5, #2 Miami (Fla.) 4

#3 Jacksonville 5, #4 Manhattan 4 (MC eliminated)


In Gainesville, Fla., Nolan Fontana had the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth as Florida edged Miami in front of 3,565 fans at McKethan Stadium. Fontana, Preston Tucker and Mike Zunino each had two hits, one run and one RBI for the Gators (47-16). Brad Fieger went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Hurricanes (37-22). Tommy Toledo (5-3, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) picked up the win for Florida.


In the earlier contest, Adam Brett Walker had three hits and two RBI to lead Jacksonville past Manhattan in front of a crowd of 1,452 at McKethan Stadium. Steve Eagerton (9-0, 7 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the victory, while Chris Kaminski fanned two in registering his first save. Anthony Vega had three hits and two RBI, while Nick Gamastro added three hits and one RBI for the Jaspers (34-19).


Houston Regional

#2 Baylor 3, #1 Rice 2

#3 California 10, #4 Alcorn State 6 (ASU eliminated)


In Houston, Josh Turley pitched his first collegiate complete game as Baylor edged Rice in front of 4.932 spectators at Reckling Park. Turley (4-5) allowed seven hits and one earned run with three walks and seven strikeouts. Max Muncy (2 for 3) had a RBI double and Josh Ludy added a run-scoring single in the first for the Bears (31-26). Ludy drove in another in the third as Baylor took a 3-0 lead. Anthony Rendon (2 for 4) had a RBI single in a two-run sixth for the Owls (42-20).


Earlier in the day, Justin Jones pitched 6.1 strong innings in relief as California outscored Alcorn State in front of 2,428 fans at Reckling Park. Jones (8-6) allowed two hits and two unearned runs with three walks and 10 strikeouts. The Golden Bears (32-21) erased a 4-0 deficit with a six-run third. Chadd Krist went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI for Cal. Angle Rosa had two hits and two RBI for the Braves (27-30).


Los Angeles Regional

#3 UC Irvine 4, #4 San Francisco 3

#1 UCLA 3, #2 Fresno State 1 (FSU eliminated)


In Los Angeles, Drew Hillman hit a two-run homer in a three-run sixth as UC Irvine held on to beat San Francisco in front of 1,210 fans at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Anteaters (41-16) led 4-1 after eight before the Dons (32-24) rallied for a pair in the bottom of the ninth. Matt Whitehouse (4-0) pitched into the ninth, allowing four hits and three runs (two earned) in 8.1 innings with two walks and seven strikeouts. Jimmy Litchfield got the final out via a strikeout to notch his third save. Pete Lavin had three hits and a run for USF.


In the first game, Trevor Bauer fanned 14 in hurling his ninth consecutive complete game as UCLA edged Fresno State in front of 1,949 fans at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Bauer (13-2) raised his strikeout total this season to 203, passing the Pac-10 record of 202 by USC’s Mark Prior in 2001. Bauer allowed six hits and two walks. Dean Espy, Cody Keefer, Jeff Gelalich and Trevor Brown each had two hits for the Bruins (34-23). Danny Muno had two hits and one RBI for the Bulldogs (40-16).


Tallahassee Regional

#1 Florida State 9, #3 Alabama 5

#2 UCF 16, #4 Bethune-Cookman 5 (B-CU eliminated)


In Tallahassee, Fla., James Ramsey went 4 for 5 with four RBI as Florida State outscored Alabama in front of 4,008 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. D Travis had three hits and three runs, while R Lopez went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI for the Seminoles (44-17). Sean Gilmartin (12-1, 7 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 6 K) picked up the win. Josh Rosecrans went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI for the Crimson Tide (34-27).


In the opening game, UCF used an eight-run seventh to thump Bethune-Cookman in front of a crowd of 2,533 at Dick Howser Stadium. Jonathan Griffin (4 for 5, 1 HR, 3 R, 5 RBI) had a two-run double and Derek Luciano (2 for 4, 2 R, 4 RBI) drove in a pair with a base hit to highlight the seventh for the Knights (39-22). D.J. Hicks went 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBI for UCF. Alejandro Sanchez homered for the Wildcats (36-25).


Tempe Regional

#1 Arizona State 16, #3 Charlotte 1

#2 Arkansas 3, #4 New Mexico 0 (UNM eliminated)


In Tempe, Ariz., Xorge Carrillo went 5 for 6 with a homer, four runs and three RBI as Arizona State pounded Charlotte in front of 2,733 fans at Packard Stadium. Riccio Torrez had two hits and four RBI, while Andrew Aplin had three hits, including two doubles, and two RBI for the Sun Devils (41-16). Zach Wilson (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for ASU. Miguel Rodriguez had a sacrifice fly in the ninth for the 49ers (43-15). Kramer Champlin (9-3) tossed seven scoreless innings with one hit, five walks and nine strikeouts for the Sun Devils.


In the first contest, DJ Baxendale pitched eight scoreless innings as Arkansas eliminated New Mexico. Baxendale (10-2) allowed four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. The Razorbacks (39-21) scored two in the second and one in the ninth. Jarrod McKinney went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI for Arkansas. Mitch Garver had two hits for the Lobos (20-41).