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2011 NCAA College Station Regional: Day 3 Recap

Here is your 2011 NCAA College Station Regional Day 3 Recap.

Arizona 6 Seton Hall 0

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Arizona baseball team stayed alive at the College Station Regional as freshman Konner Wade matched his career high with seven innings pitched in the Wildcats’ 6-0 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon.

The victory advances Arizona (38-20) to the first regional championship game against host Texas A&M (44-18) this evening at 6:35 p.m. CDT (4:35 p.m. in Tucson). The Wildcats must win the game to force another championship game on Monday evening. Otherwise, an Aggies’ win would clinch the regional title. Seton Hall (36-19) was eliminated with today’s loss.

Wade, a freshman from Scottsdale, Ariz., finished with 7.0 shutout innings pitched as he improved his record to 3-0. The right-hander scattered three hits, walked three and struck out two as he lowered his ERA to 3.21. The seven innings matched his longest career outing.

Arizona Recap
Seton Hall Recap

 

Arizona 7 Texas A&M 4

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Playing in its third straight elimination game – and the second of the day – the Arizona baseball team defeated host Texas A&M, 7-4, on Sunday evening at Olsen Field. The victory forces another championship game between the teams to be played on Monday at 6:35 p.m. (CDT).

Arizona (39-20), which knocked out Seton Hall in a 6-0 decision earlier in the afternoon, broke through with three runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh inning to take a 7-2 lead. The Aggies, the designated visiting team, scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning, which set the game at its 7-4 final.

The Wildcats battled adversity early in the game when starter Tyler Hale was knocked out of the game after taking a line drive off his pitching arm in the third inning. Nick Cunningham took over and was masterful, pitching a career-high 5.1 scoreless innings to earn his first victory of the season.

Arizona Recap
Texas A&M Recap