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2011 NCAA Nashville Regional: Day 2 Recap

Here is your 2011 NCAA Nashville Regional Day 2 Recap.

Belmont 3 Oklahoma State 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont baseball team (37-25) eliminated Oklahoma State (35-25) from the Nashville Regional with a 3-2 victory on Saturday afternoon.  It marks the first ever win for a Belmont University team in any sport in the NCAA Tournament.  Sophomore Chase Brookshire (Chattanooga, Tenn.) allowed just two hits and one earned run in eight innings pitched.

It was a regular old pitchers’ duel in Nashville on Saturday, as Brookshire struck out six in his eight-inning outing, and Cowboy starter Brad Propst struck out a career best 11 batters, while allowing just three runs on five hits in 7.1 innings pitched.

After tallying one run in the first on a solo shot by senior Nate Woods (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Belmont recorded two in the bottom of the third to take an early 3-0 lead that would not be contested until the top of the ninth.  With two outs in the frame, seniorDerek Hamblen (Plano, Texas) singled to left center to start the rally.  A single by juniorDylan Craig (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) and a walk by Woods later, and the bases were loaded.  Senior Matt Zeblo (Raleigh, N.C.) then singled to right field, driving in Hamblen and Craig.

Belmont Recap
Oklahoma State Recap

Vanderbilt 10 Troy 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt scratched across runs to take a lead midway through the contest and then added six in the final two innings, including home runs from Aaron Westlake and Curt Casali, en route to a 10-2 victory over Troy University Saturday on Day Two of the Nashville Regional at Hawkins Field.

The Commodores (49-10) will now wait for the winner of Sunday’s 2 p.m. contest pitting Troy (43-18) and Belmont University. The winner of that game will face VU at 7 p.m. and must defeat the Commodores twice to advance to next week’s Super Regional.

Vanderbilt Recap
Troy Recap