June 13, 2011

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Taylor-made finish for Virginia

Two-run rally in bottom of ninth for Cavs, A&M overwhelms FSU


Charlottesville Super Regional

#1 Virginia 3, UC Irvine 2 (UVa wins series 2-1)

Virginia advances to College World Series


In Charlottesville, Va., Chris Taylor (right) had a two-run single with the bases loaded and two away in the bottom of the ninth to lift Virginia over UCI for a Super Regional title and its second trip to the College World Series. The winning rally for the Cavaliers (54-10) started with two out and nobody on. David Coleman hit a 1-2 pitch up the middle for a single and was replaced on the bases by Mitchell Shifflett. Jared King singled off the foot of pitcher Matt Summers (11-4) as Shifflett advanced to second. Pinch-hitter Reed Gragnani walked on four pitches to load the bases. Corey Hunt went to second to pinch-run for King. Taylor sent an 0-1 pitch into center field to plate Shifflett and Hunt for the UVa victory. The Anteaters (43-18) had taken a 2-1 advantage in the top of the ninth as Sean Madigan had a leadoff single, moved to third on an errant throw to second on a bunt attempt and scored on a double play. UCI broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fourth as C.J. Crumlich had a leadoff double, was sacrificed to third and scored on a groundout by Brian Hernandez. The Cavaliers tied it in the sixth as Kenny Swab homered for the first time this season. Summers (1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K), the Game 1 starter on Saturday, took the loss. He followed Crosby Slaught (3 IP, 4 H, 1 BB) and Jimmy Litchfield (4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K). Branden Kline (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 UE) earned the win in relief of starter Will Roberts (7.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K). Virginia will face California in the first round of the CWS on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.


Tallahassee Super Regional

Texas A&M 11, #5 Florida State 2 (A&M wins series 2-1)

Texas A&M advances to College World Series


In Tallahassee, Fla., Kevin Gonzalez had a two-run single to highlight a six-run first as Texas A&M rolled past Florida State to win the Tallahassee Super Regional and advance to the College World Series for the first time since 1999. The Aggies (47-20) will face defending national champion South Carolina on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET in the opening round of the CWS. Michael Wacha (9-3, 7.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 8 K) earned the victory for A&M. Jacob House went 2 for 3 with two walks, two runs and two RBI, while Adam Smith (2 for 2) added a two-run homer in the second for the Aggies. Stuart Tapley went deep in the third for the Seminoles (46-19).


(photos by Jim Daves, Virginia Media Relations)