June 1, 2013

Regional Scores & Schedules

Day 1 Scores & Recaps

Regional Capsules

NCAA Interactive Bracket

Around the Regionals

Rodon tosses two-hit shutout as NCSU nips W&M

Indiana thumps Austin Peay, UNC downs Towson, South Carolina rolls


Raleigh Regional

#1 NC State 1, #3 William & Mary 0

#2 Ole Miss 8, #4 Binghamton 4 (BU eliminated)


In Raleigh, N.C., Carlos Rodon (left) tossed a two-hit complete game with 10 strikeouts as NC State slipped past William & Mary in a winners’ bracket affair. The Wolfpack improved to 46-14, the most wins the Pack has amassed in Elliott Avent’s 17 seasons. Grant Clyde had a two-out single to score Trea Turner, who had doubled to open the inning for the only run for NC State. John Farrell (11-3) was brilliant for the Tribe (38-23), tossing 7.1 innings with six hits, one earned run and six strikeouts. (photo courtesy of NCSU Media Relations)


Earlier, Bobby Wahl became the first Ole Miss pitcher since 2006 to win 10 games as Ole Miss doubled up Binghamton to stay alive. Wahl (10-0) allowed eight hits and two runs with two strikeouts in seven innings for the Rebels (38-23). Austin Anderson went 4 for 5 with a run and an RBI, and Tanner Mathis had his second big day of the Regional, going 2 for 4 with three runs and an RBI for Ole Miss. Zach Blanden, who had three hits on Friday against NC State, went 4 for 5 with a run for the Bearcats (30-25).


Bloomington Regional

#1 Indiana 15, #2 Austin Peay 6

#4 Valparaiso 5, #3 Florida 4 (UF eliminated)


In Bloomington, Ind., Scott Donley and Michael Basil each had two hits and four RBI as Indiana coasted past Austin Peay in a winners’ bracket contest. The Governors (46-14) took a 3-0 lead on Reed Harper’s three-run homer, but it was all Hoosiers (45-14) from there. Indiana scored five times in the second inning, and blew the game open with 10 runs in the middle innings. Kyle Schwarber (2 for 5, 3 runs, 3 RBI) had a two-run single, and Sam Travis (2 for 4, 4 runs, 3 RBI) added a two-run homer in the five-run second. Joey DeNato (9-2) tossed six solid innings for the Hoosiers.


Kyle Wormington tossed three scoreless innings of relief, and Valparaiso scored four times in the bottom of the seventh to overcome Florida and eliminate the Gators. Trailing 4-1, the Crusaders (32-27) got a run on an infield error with the bases loaded. Then Tanner Vavra and John Loeffler walked to force in two more runs. Chris Manning then plated the go-ahead run with a grounder up the middle. Wormington (6-7) pitched around a threat in the ninth – the Gators put their first two runners on and bunted them to second and third before Wormington worked out of the jam. Josh Tobias went 4 for 4 with two runs and a RBI for the Gators (29-30).


Chapel Hill Regional

#1 North Carolina 8, #3 Towson 5

#2 Florida Atlantic 14, #4 Canisius 6 (CC eliminated)


In Chapel Hill, N.C., Michael Russell went 3 for 5 with three RBI, and Cody Stubbs went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs as North Carolina advanced to Sunday’s final by beating Towson. Kent Emanuel (11-3) pitched into the eighth inning and struck out eight, but was touched for five earned runs. Trent Thornton entered in the eighth and got the Tar Heels (54-8) out of a jam and earned his eighth save. Kurt Wertz drove in two, and Richie Blosser went 3 for 4 with a run for the Tigers (30-29).


Earlier, Nathan Pittman homered, scored five times and drove in four runs, and Corey Keller homered twice and added four RBI as Florida Atlantic opened up a big lead and eliminated Canisius. Pittman went 3 for 3 with three walks, and his three-run homer in the second made it 4-0 Owls. Keller’s first homer, a three-run shot in the third, for an 8-2 lead. Austin Gomber (8-4) tossed 7.2 innings with seven hits, five runs (three earned) and two strikeouts for FAU (40-21). Chris Gruarin had two RBI, and Brooklyn Foster went 3 for 5 with a run and a RBI for the Golden Griffins (42-17).


Columbia Regional

#1 South Carolina 19, #3 Liberty 3

#2 Clemson 10, #4 Saint Louis 2 (SLU eliminated)


In Columbia, S.C., Kyle Martin went 3 for 5 with a homer, three runs and four RBI as South Carolina routed Liberty in the winners’ bracket of the Columbia Regional. Tanner English had three hits, including a homer, and Max Schrock also homered for the Gamecocks (41-18), who led 7-0 after three and scored nine times in the eighth inning. Jordan Montgomery (5-1) allowed three hits and struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings for USC. Justin Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the ninth for the Flames (35-28).


Steve Wilkerson ripped two homers and drove in five, and Shane Kennedy added three hits and a homer as Clemson avoided elimination by beating St. Louis. Wilkerson, who entered with three career homers, and Kennedy homered in the third, and Wilkerson added his second homer in a three-run fourth as the Tigers (40-21) built a 6-1 lead. Daniel Gossett (10-4) tossed six innings with two earned runs for Clemson. Alex Kelly went 3 for 4 with a solo homer for the Billikens (41-21).


Charlottesville Regional

#1 Virginia 2, #3 Elon 0 CBI Live - Phil Stanton

#2 UNC Wilmington 9, #4 Army 5 (Army eliminated) CBI Live - Phil Stanton


Los Angeles Regional

#1 UCLA 6, #2 Cal Poly 4  CBI Live - Abbey Mastracco

#3 San Diego 6, #4 San Diego State 3 (SDSU eliminated) CBI Live - Abbey Mastracco


Eugene Regional

#2 Rice 1, #1 Oregon 0  CBI Live - Isaac Rosenthal

#3 San Francisco 4, #4 South Dakota State 3 (13) (SDSU eliminated) CBI Live - Isaac Rosenthal


Nashville Regional

#1 Vanderbilt 10, #3 Illinois 4

#2 Georgia Tech 5, #4 ETSU 1 (ETSU eliminated)


In Nashville, Tenn., Tony Kemp had four hits and three runs, and Mike Yastrzemski went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI as Vanderbilt needed a five-run eighth inning to pull away from Illinois. Carson Fulmer was stellar in relief with five scoreless innings after the Fighting Illini (35-19) chased Tyler Beede after four innings. Xavier Turner went 3 for 6 with three runs and two RBI as the top three batters in the Commodores’ order went 10 for 16 with eight runs and five RBI. Zander Wiel added a 3-for-3, one-RBI day for Vandy (53-9). Brandon Hohl went 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Thomas Lindauer scored twice for Illinois, which managed five hits but stayed in the game. Illinois also was hurt by a batter’s interference call that negated the tying run from scoring in the middle innings.


Buck Farmer (right) tossed six brilliant innings and Georgia Tech roughed up All-American Kerry Doane in eliminating ETSU. Farmer (9-4) struck out eight and allowed two hits in six scoreless innings to improve to 33-12 in his career. A nearly two-hour weather delay ended his day, with the Yellow Jackets (35-26) up 5-0. Brandon Thomas and Mott Hoyde each had two hits and an RBI, and Zane Evans added two runs and an RBI for Georgia Tech. Doane, who entered with 12 complete games, was touched for 10 hits and five runs (four earned). Kevin Phillips drove in the lone run for the Bucs (36-24). (photo by Jimmy Jones)


Baton Rouge Regional

#1 LSU 8, #3 Sam Houston State 5

#2 Louisiana-Lafayette 15, #4 Jackson State 1 (JSU eliminated)


In Baton Rouge, La., Sam Houston State punched Aaron Nola and LSU for five runs in the first, but Nola settled down and the Tigers rallied for four runs in the top of the eighth to get past the Bearkats. LSU made three errors in first, and Anthony Azar, Ryan O’Hearn, Carter Burgess and Ryan Farney drove in runs as SHSU took a 5-1 lead. Nola (11-0) didn’t allow anything other than those unearned runs as the Tigers battled back to 5-4 before taking over in the eighth. In the eighth, Raph Rhymes plated the tying run on an infield error. A wild pitch then put the Tigers (54-9) on top, and Ty Ross (2 for 4, R, RBI) singled in another run. Pinch-hitter Alex Edward walked with the bases loaded to cap the scoring. Chris Cotton closed with two scoreless innings for his 16th save. Alex Bregman went 3 for 6 with two runs and an RBI to lead LSU. Kevin Miller had three hits for the Bearkats (38-21).


In the losers’ bracket, Tyler Girouard went 3 for 4 with two runs and three RBI, and Jace Conrad went 1 for 4 with four RBI as Louisiana-Lafayette eliminated Jackson State. Dex Kierstad added three hits, three runs and an RBI, and Chase Compton went 3 for 6 with a run and an RBI for the Cajuns (42-19). Austin Robichaux (9-2) yielded nine hits and one run and struck out eight to post the win. Stephen Curtis went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Tigers (34-22).


Blacksburg Regional

#2 Oklahoma 5, #4 Connecticut 3 (12)

#1 Virginia Tech 9, #3 Coastal Carolina 1 (CCU eliminated)


In Blacksburg, Va., Max White had an RBI triple and scored in the top of the 12th as Oklahoma outlasted Connecticut at English Field. White went 2 for 6, while Hector Lorenzana (1 for 4) and Anthony Hermelyn (2 for 6, 2B) both drove in two for the Sooners (42-19). Kyle Hayes (1-0, 2.1 IP, 2 H, BB) earned the victory. Tom Verdi went 3 for 6 with two runs for the Huskies (35-27).


In the first game, Devin Burke pitched a complete game as Virginia Tech eliminated Coastal Carolina. Burke (11-3), allowed five hits, two walks and one run with two strikeouts. Andrew Rash (3 for 5, 2B, 3 RBI) and Chad Pinder (2 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) both had solo home runs for the Hokies (39-21). Mark Zagunis went 4 for 5 and drove in three for Tech. Jacob May (2 for 4) went deep for the Chanticleers (37-23).


Corvallis Regional

#1 Oregon State 3, #3 UC Santa Barbara 2

#2 Texas A&M 6, #4 UTSA 1 (UTSA eliminated)


In Corvallis, Ore., Danny Hayes drew a bases-loaded walk as Oregon State won in true walk-off fashion in beating UC Santa Barbara in the winners’ bracket of the Corvallis Regional. The Beavers (47-10) won in their final at-bat for the second straight day. Andy Peterson bunted for a single and moved up when Michael Conforto was hit by a pitch. After a groundout, Ryan Barnes walked, setting up Hayes, who went from 0-2 to 3-2 before Dylan Hecht walked him for the game-winner. Andrew Moore (13-1) allowed five hits and two runs (one earned) in eight splendid innings for OSU. Barnes finished 2 for 4 with two RBI. Joey Epperson went 2 for 4 with a run for the Gauchos (35-24), who were limited to five hits.


Cole Lankford went 5 for 5 with a run and two RBI, and Parker Ray was one out away from a complete game as Texas A&M eliminated Texas-San Antonio. Ray (2-1) allowed five hits and one run with eight strikeouts before A.J. Minter came on for the final out. The Aggies (33-28) scored twice in the first and took control with a three-run fifth, when Daniel Mengden had a two-run double. RJ Perucki had the lone RBI for the Roadrunners (35-25).


Fullerton Regional

#1 Cal State Fullerton 1, #2 Arizona State 0

#4 Columbia 6, #3 New Mexico 5 (13) (UNM eliminated)


In Fullerton, Calif., freshman Justin Garza pitched into the ninth, allowing four hits and striking out nine, and Richy Pedroza had a seventh-inning sacrifice fly as Cal State Fullerton slipped past Arizona State. Fellow freshman Ryan Kellogg (11-1) was nearly as brilliant as Garza (12-0) – he allowed seven hits and one earned run in 6.1 innings in his first loss of his career. Jake Jefferies went 2 for 3, including a double off the left-field wall, and scored on Pedroza’s sac fly for the Titans (50-8). The Sun Devils fell to 36-21-1.


Nick Crucet’s RBI single in the top of the 13th gave Columbia the first NCAA tournament win in school history as the Lions eliminated New Mexico. The Lions (28-20) scored five times in the eighth inning as Alex Black (3 for 5) hit a two-run homer and Crucet added a two-run single. Joey Domino (7-0) tossed 6.2 innings of relief, allowing five hits, no runs and striking out eight. Jare Holley had three hits and two RBI for the Lobos (37-22). DJ Peterson had two hits for New Mexico in what could be his final college game – Peterson, one of the top hitters in the country, is expected to be a high draft pick in the upcoming Major League Draft.


Louisville Regional

#1 Louisville 6, #2 Miami (Fla.) 4

#3 Oklahoma State 7. #4 Bowling Green 3 (BGSU eliminated)


In Louisville, Ky., Nick Ratajczak had a three-run double as Louisville scored six times in the seventh inning to overcome Miami. Jeff Thompson tossed six solid innings for the Cardinals (48-12), but Bryan Radziewski was just as good through six innings for the Hurricanes (37-24). He ran into trouble in the seventh, and Ratajczak delivered the big hit for Louisville. The Hurricanes answered in the eighth, as Brad Fieger had a two-run single. But Nick Burdi entered and tossed the final two innings for his 15th save.


Tyler Nurdin turned in a solid start, allowed two earned runs in seven innings as Oklahoma State eliminated Bowling Green. The Cowboys (40-18) picked up their first NCAA tourney win since 2009 and posted their first 40-win season since 2008. Nurdin (5-3) allowed seven hits and three runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Tanner Krietemeier and Randy McCurry each drove in a pair of runs for OSU, which led 4-1 after two innings. Gage Green and Donnie Walton each scored twice for the Cowboys. Brian Bein went 3 for 5 to pace the Falcons (24-31).


Manhattan Regional

#1 Kansas State 7, #3 Bryant 1

#2 Arkansas 3, #4 Wichita State 1 (WSU eliminated)


In Manhattan, Kan., Jared King had a two-run double – right after making a diving catch to save two runs – to key a four-run sixth inning as Kansas State broke from a 1-1 game to beat Bryant. Craig Schlitter (10-4) had retired 15 of 16 before an error, sacrifice bunt and single put runners on the corners in the sixth. King doubled off reliever John Heally to give the Wildcats (43-17) the momentum. Ross Kivett had two hits, two runs and an RBI for KSU. Jonathan Scott went 2 for 2 for the Bulldogs (45-17-1).


Ryne Stanek allowed two hits and one run in 7.1 innings as Arkansas stayed alive by beating Wichita State. Tyler Spoon had two hits, including a two-run single in the first inning that would provide all the offense Stanek (10-2) would need. The right-hander walked six and struck out three but allowed one run or less for the 13th time in 16 starts this season. Casey Gillaspie (39-28) homered for the Shockers in the fourth inning.


Starkville Regional

#1 Mississippi State 6, #2 South Alabama 2

#4 Central Arkansas 6, #3 Mercer 5 (11) (Mercer eliminated)


In Starkville, Miss., Ross Mitchell pitched 5.1 innings of scoreless relief as Mississippi State downed South Alabama in front of 11,124 fans at Dudy Noble Field to stay undefeated in regional play. Mitchell (12-0) allowed four hits and fanned five. Robby Campbell and Drew Cofield both drove in runs for the Jaguars (43-19) in the bottom of the fourth before the Bulldogs (45-17) plated four in the fifth and two in the seventh. Brett Pirtle (2 for 5) and C.T. Bradford (1 for 4) both drove in a pair for MSU. (photo by Craig Jackson)


In the earlier game, Jonathan Davis scored in the top of the 11th on a throwing error as Central Arkansas eliminated Mercer in a battle of the Bears to record its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory. Forrestt Allday (3 for 5, 2B) scored three, while Ethan Harris (1 for 4, 2B) and Michael Marietta (2 for 4) both drove in a pair for the victorious Bears (40-21). Chesny Young had three hits and three RBI for Mercer (43-18).


Tallahassee Regional

#1 Florida State 11, #3 Troy 0

#2 Alabama 3, #4 Savannah State 2 (SSU eliminated)


In Tallahassee, Fla., Luke Weaver (7-2) fanned 14 in eight shutout innings as Florida State thumped Troy in front of 4,595 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. John Nogowski went 2 for 4 with a triple, a home run and three RBI. DJ Stewart (2 for 3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Seminoles (46-15). Josh McDorman went 1 for 3 with a double for the Trojans (41-19).


In Game 1, Mike Oczypok tossed seven scoreless innings as Alabama eliminated Savannah State. Oczypok (5-2) allowed six hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Ray Castillo pitched a scoreless ninth to record his 12th save. Kenny Roberts went 3 for 4 with two doubles and one run, while Brett Booth was 2 for 2 with one RBI for the Crimson Tide (35-27). Todd Hagen had two hits and a run for the Tigers (33-23).