Georgia 7 Arkansas-Little Rock 3
CORVALLIS, ORE.—–Alex Wood pitched eight strong innings and Levi Hyams went 4-for-5 to lead Georgia to a 7-3 win over Arkansas-Little Rock Saturday in an NCAA Regional elimination game at Goss Stadium.
Hyams set the tone for the Bulldogs when he led off the game with a solo home run on a 3-2 pitch. It was his fifth blast of the season. Incidentally, it marked the first time a Bulldog began a contest with a home run since Zach Cone did it in the 2009 NCAA Tallahassee (Fla.) Regional against Ohio State. The Bulldogs eventually loaded the bases with two outs before right-hander Calvin Drinnen retired third baseman Curt Powell on a groundout. It was the first action for Powell who missed the last three games due to a cracked bone in his left hand. Powell was hit by a Matt Price (South Carolina) pitch in the SEC Tournament last Friday in Hoover, Ala.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sam Gaviglio struck out 11 and scattered five hits and a run in a complete-game effort as the Oregon State baseball team advanced to the Corvallis Regional final with a 5-1 win over Creighton Saturday in front a season-high 3,103 fans at Goss Stadium.
The Beavers will play the winner game of the regional’s fifth game, featuring Georgia and Creighton. That game starts at 1 p.m. with Oregon State slated to play at 6 p.m.
Gaviglio pushed his season record to 12-2 with his fourth complete game of the season. He struck out 11 – his fifth time at 10 or more strikeouts – and limited the Blue Jays to just five hits. His only blemish was a solo home run given up to Mike Gerber in the fifth inning.