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Tallahassee Regional Day 1 Recap


Bucknell 7 FSU 0

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In the biggest win in Bucknell baseball history, senior Mathew Wilson pitched a complete-game, six-hit shutout against hard-hitting Florida State, and the Bison pulled off a 7-0 upset on opening night of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Dick Howser Stadium.

Dane Grandizio went 4-for-5 to lead the offense, and the Bison scored three times in the second inning, another in the third and three more in the fourth. Wilson took it from there, eclipsing the school record with his fifth career shutout.

The Seminoles, the No. 1 seed in the Tallahassee Regional and the No. 4 national seed, came in with a 48-9 record and a .350 team batting average.

Bucknell Recap
FSU Recap

Tulane 7 Florida 4

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior left fielder Scott Powell and sophomore shortstop Josh Prince combined to go 6-for-8, and rookie right-hander Nick Pepitone pitched 2.2 scoreless innings of relief as the third-seeded Tulane University baseball team defeated No. 2 seed Florida, 7-4, in game one of the 2008 NCAA Tallahassee Regional Friday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium.

Tulane trailed 4-1 after six innings, but the Green Wave offense took advantage of six hits, two wild pitches, a walk and a sacrifice fly to plate six in the seventh to account for the final score. With the win, Tulane (38-20-1) advances to the winner’s bracket where it will play the winner of tonight’s Florida State/Bucknell contest on Saturday at 6 p.m. (CDT). Florida (34-23), meanwhile, drops into the loser’s bracket and will take on the loser of this evening’s Seminole/Bison matchup on Saturday at noon.

Tulane Recap
Florida Recap

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