St. John’s 20 Ole Miss 16
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Matt Wessinger had five RBI and finished a home run shy of the cycle as the St. John’s offense erupted in a 20-16 win against No. 22 Mississippi. Wessinger was 4-for-5, Jimmy Brennan was 4-for-6 with four RBI, and Joe Panik and Paul Karmas had three RBI apiece to lead St. John’s (42-19). Bruce Kern(7-5) allowed seven runs and had five strikeouts in 6.0 innings of work to earn the win. Matt Snyder was 5-for-6 with six RBI to lead Ole Miss (39-24).
St. John’s 6 Virginia 5
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Jeremy Baltz had a pair of two-run home runs, including a two-out, go-ahead blast in the eighth, and Greg Hopkins added a two-run home run as St. John’s set a new program record with 43 wins and advanced to the Charlottesville Regional Championship with a 6-5 win against No. 1 Virginia. Baltz finished 2-for-4, while Greg Hopkins was 1-for-3 to lead St. John’s (43-19). Matt Wessinger, Jimmy Parque and Josh Danielhad two hits apiece, while Kevin Kilpatrick (2-1) had four strikeouts in 5.1 scoreless innings to earn the win in relief. Keith Werman and Jarrett Parker had two RBI each for Virginia (49-12).
St. John’s used the first of its three home runs to plate two runs in the second inning. After Parque singled with one out, Hopkins blasted a two-run home run to right field and the Red Storm took a 2-0 lead.