June 3, 2011

CBI Live: #1 UCLA 13, #4 Creighton 5

CBI Live: #4 Creighton 7, #3 New Mexico 2

CBI Live: #1 Florida State 5, #3 Samford 2

CBI Live: #3 Samford 3, #2 Mississippi State 2

CBI Live: #1 Oregon 8, #4 Austin Peay 1

CBI Live: #4 Austin Peay 3, #2 Cal State Fullerton 0

CBI Live: #4 Stony Brook 12, #2 UCF 5

CBI Live: #4 Stony Brook 10, #3 Missouri State 7

Regional Scores & Schedules

Regional Capsules

Around the Regionals

LSU, South Carolina, Florida, Stanford win regional titles

Arkansas downs SHSU, Arizona beats Louisville, St. John's tops UNC


Baton Rouge Regional - #1 LSU wins

#1 LSU 6, #2 Oregon State 5 (10) (OSU eliminated)

#2 Oregon State 11, #4 ULM 2 (ULM eliminated)


LSU scored single runs in the ninth and 10th to get past Oregon State and capture the Baton Rouge Regional. The Tigers (46-16) will host either UCF or Stony Brook in the Super Regional. Ty Ross doubled in the top of the ninth and pinch-runner Jared Foster scored on a two-bagger by Alex Edward to knot the score at 5. Austin Nola (2 BB, 2 R) walked in the top of the 10th, moved to third on a double by JaCoby Jones (2 for 5) and scored on a wild pitch as LSU took a 6-5 advantage. Nick Goody struck out the side in the bottom of the frame to record his 11th save. Raph Rhymes (2 for 4) (pictured) had a two-run homer to cap a three-run first for the Tigers. Tyler Smith had two hits and two RBI, while Ryan Barnes had two doubles and two runs for the Beavers (40-20). (photo by Hilary Scheinuk/LSU Athletics)


In the first game, Ben Wetzler allowed two unearned runs in 8.2 innings as Oregon State stopped ULM in an elimination contest. Wetzler (8-2) scattered eight hits, walked three and struck out eight. OSU scored four in the second, three in the fourth and two in the fifth and seventh. Michael Conforto went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBI, while Tyler Smith was 2 for 5 with a triple and three RBI for the Beavers (40-19). Joey Rapp went 2 for 3 with one RBI for the Warhawks (32-30).


Columbia Regional - #1 South Carolina wins

#1 South Carolina 4, #2 Clemson 3 (Clemson eliminated)

#2 Clemson 5, #3 Coastal Carolina 3 (CCU eliminated)


South Carolina scored three in the top of the first and held on to defeat Clemson and win the Columbia Super Regional in front of a sellout crowd of 8,242 at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks (43-17) will host the winner of the Charlottesville Regional with a trip to Omaha on the line. Two-time defending national champion South Carolina has won 19 straight postseason contests, an NCAA record. The Gamecocks advance to their 10th Super Regional in the past 13 years. South Carolina added a run in the sixth before the Tigers (35-28) put up two in the sixth and one in the ninth. Tanner English had two hits, including a double, and a run for the Gamecocks. Jordan Montgomery (4-1, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K) earned the victory, while Tyler Webb (2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 K) recorded his second save. Thomas Brittle went 1 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for Clemson.


In the first game, Jason Stolz homered twice and drove in three as Clemson eliminated Coastal Carolina. Stolz had a solo shot in the top of the third to tie the game at 1, and his two-run blast snapped a 2-2 tie and capped a three-run fourth. Dominic Leone (7-4, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K) earned the victory, while Scott Firth (2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) recorded his third save for the Tigers (35-27). Jacob May went 2 for 4, while Ted Blackman was 1 for 3 with a homer and two runs for the Chanticleers (42-19).


Gainesville Regional - #1 Florida wins

#1 Florida 15, #2 Georgia Tech 3 (Tech eliminated)

#2 Georgia Tech 3, #3 College of Charleston 0 (CofC eliminated)


Mike Zunino and Daniel Pigott both drove in four as Florida pounded Georgia Tech to win the Gainesville Regional. The Gators (45-18) will host either NC State or Vanderbilt in next weekend’s Gainesville Super Regional. Florida scored four in the first and three in the second before exploding for seven in the fifth. Pigott (2 for 4) had a two-run double in first and a two-run single in the fifth, while Zunino (1 for 3, 3 R) belted a three-run homer in the second. Brian Johnson (7-4, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 K) picked up the win. Sam Dove (1 for 3) and Evan Martin (2 for 3, 2 R) both homered for the Yellow Jackets (38-26).


In the early game, Alex Cruz and Zane Evans combined on the three-hit shutout as Georgia Tech eliminated College of Charleston. Cruz (8-3) allowed two hits and two walks in a career-long six innings with three strikeouts to register the victory. Evans surrendered one hit over the final three innings with one punchout for his seventh save. Evans also drove in the game’s first run with a RBI double in the top of the sixth. Connor Lynch added a two-run homer in the ninth for the Yellow Jackets (38-25), the first for the freshman. Brandon Murray, Rob Harding and Jimmy Holton all had hits for the Cougars (38-22).


Stanford Regional - #1 Stanford wins

#1 Stanford 8, #2 Pepperdine 7 (Pepperdine eliminated)

#2 Pepperdine 8, #4 Fresno State 5 (FSU eliminated)


Stanford overcame an early 4-0 deficit, taking the lead for good with a five-run fourth, in defeating Pepperdine to capture the Stanford Regional. The Waves (36-23) scored four in the top of the first before the Cardinal (41-16) answered with one in the first, two in the third and five in the fourth. Alex Blandino drove in four, including a three-run homer in the fourth for Stanford. Stephen Piscotty (6-2, 6.1 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) got the win, while Sahil Bloom (2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) earned his second save. Tony Cooper had two hits and three RBI for Pepperdine. Stanford advances to its ninth Super Regional and will play at No. 3 Florida State.


In the first game, Matt Forgatch had a grand slam to cap a six-run top of the ninth as Pepperdine rallied past Fresno State in an elimination game. The Bulldogs (31-28) scored two in the second and a bases-clearing double by Kenneth Wise (2 for 4) in the fifth pushed the lead to 5-0. The Waves (36-22) put up two in the seventh before the ninth-inning eruption. Tony Cooper had three hits and two runs, while Floyd Given had three hits and two RBI for the Pepperdine.


Houston Regional - #2 Arkansas wins

#2 Arkansas 5, #3 Sam Houston State 1 (SHSU eliminated)

#3 Sam Houston State 4, #1 Rice 1 (Rice eliminated)


Randall Fant and three relievers held Sam Houston State to one run as Arkansas captured the Houston Regional. The Razorbacks (42-19) will face either Baylor or Dallas Baptist in a Super Regional. Fant allowed four hits in 4.1 scoreless innings in the start. Nolan Sanburn (4-1, 2.2 IP, 3 K) earned the victory in relief. Brandon Moore (1 IP, 3 H, 1 R) and Colby Suggs (1 IP, 1 K) secured the win for Arkansas. The Razorbacks scored two in the first and one in the second to take the early lead. Joe Serrano went 3 for 4 with a double and one RBI for Arkansas. Tim Redden went 1 for 2 with one RBI for the Bearkats (40-22).


Michael Oros allowed one run in eight innings and Michael Burchett notched his 10th save as Sam Houston State knocked off Rice. Oros (7-1) scattered eight hits with three walks and six strikeouts for the Bearkats (40-21). Burchett retired the Owls (41-19) in order in the ninth. John Hale went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs, while Anthony Azar had a two-run single in the eighth for SHSU. Christian Stringer went 2 for 4 with a run for Rice.


Tucson Regional - #1 Arizona wins

#1 Arizona 16, #3 Louisville 3 (Louisville eliminated)

#3 Louisville 11, #4 Missouri 3 (Missouri eliminated)


Johnny Field had four hits and seven RBI to lead Arizona past Louisville to win the Tucson Regional in front of 3,485 fans at Hi Corbett Field. The Wildcats (41-17) will host St. John’s in the Super Regional. Field had a grand slam in the top of the third to snap a scoreless tie. Arizona added one in the fifth, put up four in the sixth and seventh before tallying three in the eighth. Riley Moore was 4 for 4 with four runs, while Joey Rickard went 2 for 4 with three runs and three RBI for the Wildcats. James Farris (7-3, 12 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) went the distance for Arizona. Cole Sturgeon went 3 for 5 with two RBI for the Cardinals (41-22).


In the earlier contest, Ty Young had two hits and drove in four as Louisville eliminated Missouri. The Cardinals (41-21) put up three in the first, sixth and ninth innings. Nick Ratajczak went 3 for 3 with three runs for Louisville. Matt Koch (1-2, 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 K) earned the win in relief. Eric Garcia had two hits and two RBI for the Tigers (33-28).


Chapel Hill Regional - #3 St. John's wins

#3 St. John’s 9, #1 North Carolina 5 (UNC eliminated)

#1 North Carolina 5, #2 East Carolina 3 (ECU eliminated)


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Mike Zolk had a pinch-hit two-run single in a three-run seventh as North Carolina eliminated East Carolina. Benton Moss (7-2) allowed six hits and one run in six innings with no walks and one strikeout to earn the win. Michael Morin (1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 K) recorded his 19th save for the Tar Heels (46-15). Tim Younger went 3 for 4 with one RBI, while John Wooten homered for the Pirates (36-24-1).


Charlottesville Regional

#2 Oklahoma 5, #1 Virginia 4 (UVa eliminated)

#3 Appalachian State 6, #1 Virginia 5  CBI Live

#2 Oklahoma 2, #4 Army 1 (10) (Army eliminated)  CBI Live - Barry's Bits


Dillon Overton struck out a career-high 11 as Oklahoma eliminated Virginia to advance to the championship round against Appalachian State. Overton (6-3) allowed seven hits and three runs (two earned) in 8.1 innings with a pair of walks. Kindle Ladd (2 H, 1 R) got the final two outs for his second save. Jack Mayfield had a three-run triple in the fourth as the Sooners (40-23) built a 4-0 lead. OU was up 5-1 before the Cavaliers (39-19-1) scored three in the top of the ninth. Matt Oberste homered and scored twice for the Sooners. Chris Taylor went 4 for 5 with a double, one run and one RBI for UVa.


In the first game, Max White had a RBI single in the top of the 10th to help Oklahoma nip Army in an elimination contest to give head coach Sunny Golloway his 300th career win at OU. The Black Knights finish their season at 41-15. After Army stranded a pair in the bottom of the ninth, Caleb Bushyhead (2 for 4) had a leadoff single in the 10th for the Sooners (39-23). He was sacrificed to second and came home on the base hit by White. The Black Knights got a runner on in the bottom of the 10th, but could not plate the equalizer. Steven Okert (9-7, 3 IP, 1 H, 3 K) earned the win in relief of Jonathan Gray (7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K). Gunnar Carroll (2-1, 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R) suffered the loss, following Logan Lee (7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 4 K). J.T. Watkins went 2 for 4 for Army.


College Station Regional

#2 TCU 5, #3 Ole Miss 2

#2 TCU 10, #1 Texas A&M 2 (TAMU eliminated)


Derek Odell had a two-run homer in the fourth to put TCU ahead to stay, forcing a deciding game with Ole Miss on Monday for the College Station Regional crown. The Horned Frogs (39-20) trailed 1-0 before the blast by Odell (2 for 4, 2 R). Brandon Finnegan (4-4, 7.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 7 K) earned the victory, while Justin Scharf (1.2 IP, 2 K) recorded his fourth save. Matt Snyder went 3 for 4 with one RBI for the Rebels (37-25).


Stefan Crichton went the distance as TCU eliminated Texas A&M. Crichton (9-2) allowed six hits and two runs with one walk and four strikeouts for the Horned Frogs (38-20). TCU scored in each of the first five innings, including three in the fourth and fifth. Kevin Cron (2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Derek Odell (2 for 5, 2 R) both homered, while Kyle Von Tungeln was 3 for 4 with a triple, one run and two RBI for the Frogs. Tyler Naquin had a two-run double in the third for the Aggies (43-18).


Gary Regional - #3 Kent State wins

#3 Kent State 3, #2 Kentucky 2 (Kentucky eliminated)

#2 Kentucky 6, #1 Purdue 3 (Purdue eliminated)


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Corey Littrell fanned seven in 7.1 innings as Kentucky eliminated Purdue. Littrell (9-2) allowed seven hits, two walks and three runs. Alex Phillips recorded the final five outs, including a pair of punchouts, to record his eighth save. The Boilermakers (45-14) scored twice in the first before UK took the lead for good with four in the fourth. Thomas McCarthy went 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI, while Cameron Flynn drove in two for the Wildcats (45-17). Kevin Plawecki went 1 for 4 with a triple, one run and one RBI for Purdue.


Raleigh Regional

#1 NC State 6, #2 Vanderbilt 5

#1 NC State 17, #3 UNC Wilmington 5 (UNCW eliminated)


Matt Bergquist singled to left to score Brett Austin with the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as top-seeded NC State forced a winner-take-all game with second-seeded Vanderbilt for the Raleigh Regional title. Bergquist finished 2 for 3 with a double and run – and went 5 for 8 with a homer and seven RBI in two games Sunday – and Trea Turner had a two-run homer and Ryan Matthews a solo shot for the Wolfpack (42-18). Anthony Tszamtzis tossed 6.2 innings with five strikeouts and four earned runs, and reliever Ryan Wilkins (4-2) posted the win with two scoreless innings. Mike Yastrzemski and Anthony Gomez each had two RBI for the Commodores – each had a RBI as Vandy tied the game at 5 with two runs in the seventh. The teams will meet Monday night at 7 with a Super Regional berth on the line.


In the earlier game, Matt Bergquist and Andrew Ciercin combined to drive in 10 as NC State whipped UNC Wilmington in an elimination game. Bergquist went 3 for 5 with three runs and six RBI. He had a two-run double in the fourth, a RBI single in the seventh and a three-run homer in the eighth. Ciercin was 3 for 5 with two runs and four RBI, blasting a three-run homer in the fourth and adding a run-scoring double in the sixth. Ethan Ogburn (5-3, 8.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 7 K) earned the victory for the Wolfpack (41-18). Matt Campbell (2 for 4, 2 R) and Andrew Cain (2 for 4) both homered for the Seahawks (39-23).


Waco Regional

#1 Baylor 9, #2 Dallas Baptist 2

#1 Baylor 5, #4 Oral Roberts 2 (ORU eliminated)


Nathan Orf went 3 for 4 with two walks and two runs as Baylor defeated Dallas Baptist to force a winner-take-all game on Monday for the Waco Regional. The Bears (47-15) scored single runs in the first and second before a four-run third pushed the lead to 6-0. Max Muncy (2 for 5), Dan Evatt (1 for 3, 2 RBI) and Cal Towey (2 for 4, 2 R) each homered for Baylor. Austin Stone (3-1, 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 3 K) took a no-hitter into the sixth in picking up the win. Austin Elkins and Ryan Behmanesh both doubled and scored for the Patriots (41-18).


In the first game, Logan Vick went 4 for 5 with three RBI as Baylor eliminated Oral Roberts. After the Golden Eagles (38-25) got a run in the first, Vick had a two-run single in the third to put the Bears (46-15) on top for good. Vick drove in another on a fielder’s choice in a two-run seventh. Josh Ludy went 2 for 5 with a double and one RBI for Baylor. Tyler Bremer (7-1, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K) earned the win, while Crayton Bare (2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 K) registered his second save. Jose Trevino had two hits and one RBI for ORU.