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CBD Quick Hits for May 26th

College Baseball Daily throughout the season will be providing our Quick Hits on games throughout the country. Special thanks to William Knox and Mark Rafferty for contributing to this report. As always, follow us on Twitter @CB_Daily for instant reaction and the best up to minute coverage on college baseball in the country. We also have a Facebook page which can be joined by clicking here.

  • The biggest story of the night was Georgia Tech’s Mott Hyde’s bold play in the top of the 15th inning against NC State during the second day of the ACC Tournament. With two outs and Brandon Thomas up to bat, Hyde timed NC State pitcher Ethan Ogburn’s delivery from third base and took off for home. He would beat the throw to the plate and give Georgia Tech the 6-5 lead which they were able to hold onto. It was a heads up play by Hyde to try the play in extras but it worked out in their favor.
  • In a battle between Southland Conference favorites, Texas State defeated SE Louisiana 5-2 as the Bobcats eliminated the Lions from the conference tourney. The loss likely crushes the SE Louisiana chances of an at-large berth in the 2011 NCAA Baseball tournament as they went 0-2 in the conference postseason tournament.
  • In a showdown between the number 1 and 2 teams in the country, the Vanderbilt Commodores picked up a much closer then the score indicated 7-2 victory over South Carolina. Vanderbilt extended the lead in the ninth by scoring four runs including two of them coming on squeeze plays. Vanderbilt moves on to play the winner of Arkansas-Alabama on Saturday morning.