June 10, 2012

Super Regional Scores & Capsules

Super Regional Notes

NCAA Interactive Bracket

Around the Super Regionals

Stony Brook, Florida, Florida State headed to CWS

Arkansas edges Baylor to force deciding game on Monday


Baton Rouge Super Regional

Stony Brook 7, #7 LSU 2 (Stony Brook wins series 2-1)

Stony Brook advances to College World Series


Frankie Vanderka tossed a three-hitter as Stony Brook upset LSU to win the Baton Rouge Super Regional in front of a record-crowd of 10,620 at Alex Box Stadium. The Seawolves (52-13) will make their first trip to the College World Series. Vanderka (9-3) allowed two earned runs with four walks and five strikeouts. Travis Jankowski (left) led the offense for Stony Brook, going 4 for 6 with a double and two runs. He led off the game with a base hit and scored on a single by William Carmona (3 for 5, 2 R). The Tigers (47-18) tied it in the bottom of the first on a homer by Mason Katz. Jankowski started a three-run rally in the third as he scored following a leadoff double. The Seawolves added two in the fourth and one in the eighth. Maxx Tissenbaum (2 for 4) drove in three, while Kevin Krause (2 for 4) knocked in a pair for SBU. Ryan Eades (5-3, 2.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K) took the loss for LSU. It was the first time in six tries that the Tigers lost while hosting a Super Regional.


Gainesville Super Regional

#1 Florida 9, NC State 8 (10) (Florida wins series 2-0)

Florida advances to College World Series


Keenan Kish struck out Chris Diaz with the tying run on second in the bottom of the 10th as Florida edged NC State to win the Gainesville Super Regional and advance to the College World Series for the third straight season. The Gators (47-18) took an 8-7 lead in the top of the 10th on a leadoff home run by Daniel Pigott (2 for 5, 2 R). Josh Tobias (2 for 5) added a RBI single later in the frame to give Florida a 9-7 advantage. In the bottom of the inning, the Wolfpack (43-20) used a leadoff walk, a hit by pitch and a sac bunt to put a pair in scoring position. Kish entered to face Trae Turner, whose sac fly to center pulled NC State within one. Kish then struck out Diaz looking on an 0-2 pitch to warn his first save. Diaz had homered in the fifth to knot the score at 4 and the Wolfpack added a run in the eighth for a 5-4 edge. The Gators tallied two in the top of the eighth before NC State tied it again in the bottom of the frame on a dinger by Jake Fincher (2 for 5, 2 R). Both teams scored in the ninth to force the extra frame. Casey Turgeon went 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI, while Justin Shafer added two hits and two RBI for UF. Brett Austin went 2 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI for the Wolfpack.


Tallahassee Super Regional

#3 FSU 18, Stanford 7 (FSU wins series 2-0)  CBI Live - Andrew Krause

Florida State advances to College World Series


Waco Super Regional

Arkansas 5, #4 Baylor 4 (series tied 1-1)


Leading by a run entering the bottom of the ninth, Baylor was in the giving spirit. As a result, Arkansas may send a thank-you note from Omaha after the Razorbacks rallied for two runs to shock the Bears, forcing a winner-take-all game Monday with a College World Series berth on the line. Matt Reynolds led off the ninth with a walk and moved to second on Brian Anderson’s hard single to center. Bo Bigham hit a hard grounder to shortstop Jake Miller, who bobbled the ball and couldn’t make a play at second, let alone turn a game-ending double play. With the bases now loaded, Jimmy Bosco was hit by a pitch from Max Garner (3-3) to tie the game. Clayton Bare relieved Garner and hit John Clay Reeves on the first pitch as the Razorbacks (43-20) lived to see another day. The Bears (49-16) had a chance to pad their one-run lead in the top of the eighth, loading the bases with none out. But Barrett Astin worked out of it with a strikeout and a slick 6-4-3 double play. Dominic Ficociello had two RBI, and Joe Serrano had two hits and two runs for the Razorbacks. Max Muncy had two RBI to lead the Bears.


Columbia Super Regional

#8 South Carolina 0, Oklahoma 0 (suspended bottom 6, resume Mon. 4 pm)


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