June 9, 2012

Super Regional Scores & Capsules

Super Regional Notes

NCAA Interactive Bracket

Around the Super Regionals

Wade pitches Arizona past St. John's for CWS spot

South Carolina, Florida, Baylor take openers; SBU forces third game


Tucson Super Regional

Arizona 7, St. John’s 4 (Arizona wins series 2-0)

Arizona advances to College World Series


Konner Wade went the distance as Arizona defeated St. John’s to win the Tucson Super Regional and advance to the College World Series. Wade (9-3) allowed six hits and two earned runs with no walks and two strikeouts. The Wildcats (43-17) will be making their 16th trip to Omaha and their first since 2004. Arizona has won three national championships (1976, 1980, 1986). The Wildcats scored three in the top of the first and never trailed. Bobby Brown went 2 for 5 with a double, one run and two RBI, while Seth Mejias-Brean was 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and one RBI for Arizona. Jeremy Baltz and Matt Wessinger both went 1 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Red Storm (40-23).


Los Angeles Super Regional

#2 UCLA 4, TCU 1 (UCLA wins series 2-0)  CBI Live - Abbey Mastracco

UCLA advances to College World Series


Eugene Super Regional

Kent State 7, #5 Oregon 6 (KSU leads series 1-0)  CBI Live - Taylor Gelbrich


Columbia Super Regional

#8 South Carolina 5, Oklahoma 0 (South Carolina leads series 1-0)


The streak is up to 20. Michael Roth tossed shutout ball into the eighth inning, and South Carolina used a three-run second inning to slip past Oklahoma in the first game of the Columbia Super Regional, giving the Gamecocks a record 20 straight wins in the NCAA Tournament. Roth (7-1) allowed three hits in the first two innings and three the rest of the way in 7.2 innings with three strikeouts. LB Dantzler had a RBI double to give the Gamecocks (44-17) a 1-0 lead. Erik Payne scored on a wild pitch later in the inning, and Chase Vergason’s sacrifice fly scored Dantzler to make it 3-0 off Oklahoma starter Jordan John (8-8). Joey Pankake and Christian Walker each added RBI singles in the seventh, as South Carolina extended its lead.  Walker and Evan Marzilli each finished with two hits, and Tyler Webb retired all four batters he faced in relief of Roth. Dillon Overton allowed two earned runs and struck out six in six relief innings for Oklahoma (42-24), the last team to beat South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament.


Gainesville Super Regional

#1 Florida 7, NC State 1 (Florida leads series 1-0)


Hudson Randall tossed seven scoreless innings as Florida defeated NC State at McKethan Stadium. Randall (9-2) allowed six hits, did not walk a batter and struck out four. Preston Tucker (2 for 3, 3 R, 1 RBI) had a RBI single and scored in a four-run third for the Gators (46-18). Mike Zunino (2 for 4, 2 R) homered and drove in three, while Daniel Pigott went 1 for 3 with two RBI for Florida. Brett Austin went 2 for 4 with a double and one run for the Wolfpack (43-19).


Waco Super Regional

#4 Baylor 8, Arkansas 1 (Baylor leads series 1-0)


Trent Blank allowed one run over eight innings as Baylor defeated Arkansas at Baylor Ballpark. Blank (11-1) allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out five. Logan Vick homered twice and drove in three for the Bears (49-15). His two-run homer in the first gave BU the lead for good. Josh Ludy also went deep for the Bears. Cal Towey went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI, while Max Muncy was 3 for 4 with two doubles and two runs for Baylor. Dominic Ficociello went 3 for 4 with one RBI for the Razorbacks (42-20).


Baton Rouge Super Regional

Stony Brook 3, #7 LSU 1 (series tied 1-1)

#7 LSU 5, Stony Brook 4 (12)


In the second game, Tyler Johnson tossed a three-hitter as Stony Brook edged LSU to even the series at one game apiece. Johnson (12-1) allowed three hits and one unearned run with four walks and one strikeout. The Seawolves (51-13) tallied a pair in the bottom of the third. Kevin Courtney had a one-out double and scored on a single by Sal Intagliata. A base hit by Travis Jankowski moved Intagliata to second and he moved to third on a fielder’s choice. Intagliata came home on a base hit by William Carmona to make it 2-0. Courtney (3 for 3) belted a leadoff home run in the fifth to extend SBU’s lead to 3-0. The Tigers (47-17) broke through in the top of the sixth as JaCoby Jones singled, moved to second on an error and scored on a base hit by Raph Rhymes to make it 3-1. After recording the victory in the earlier game, Kevin Gausman (12-2, 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 6 K) suffered the loss. The third and deciding game will be on Sunday at noon CT.


In the completion of Friday’s suspended contest, Tyler Moore had a leadoff single in the bottom of the 12th and scored on a base hit by Mason Katz as LSU edged Stony Brook at Alex Box Stadium. Kevin Gausman (12-1) retired the Seawolves (50-13) in order in the top of the 12th to earn the victory. Both Moore (2 for 3) and Katz (2 for 5) homered in extra innings to extend the game for the Tigers (47-16). Sal Intagliata (2 for 5) had a two-run homer in the top of the second to give the Seawolves the early lead. Ty Ross had a RBI groundout in the seventh to put the Tigers on the board. JaCoby Jones (2 for 5) belted a leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth to even the score at 2. Steven Goldstein went deep in the top of the 10th for SBU, but LSU answered in the bottom of the frame. With two away, Moore sent a foul fly ball down the left field line that Goldstein overran. After a couple more foul balls, Moore homered to make it a 3-3 deadlock. Travis Jankowski (3 for 6) had a leadoff single in the top of the 11th and came in on a shallow sacrifice fly by Kevin Krause to give the visitors a 4-3 lead. Katz responded with a leadoff dinger in the bottom of the frame. The Tigers put a pair on, but could not score again as the game was suspended after 11 due to rain. Brandon McNitt (7 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 2 BB, 3 K) was brilliant in his start for Stony Brook.


Tallahassee Super Regional

#3 Florida State vs. Stanford ppd. (Sun. 7 pm)