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- So I was saying earlier in the week that UConn had little chance of winning the Clemson Regional after Friday’s defeat to Coastal Carolina. I was proven wrong as UConn ended up sweeping the rest of the regional including defeating the host Clemson Tigers in back to back games including a 14-1 thrashing on MOnday night. The worst news of the game was UConn star centerfielder George Springer was lifted from the game after hurting his hamstring running the bases. Coach Penders talked about the victory saying “I couldn’t be prouder of the way our guys played their hearts out and didn’t want to go home. We played a great game and played with great enthusiasm. We kept attacking all night. The way our guys approached tonight, I felt like there was no way we were going to lose this game. That is not taking anything away from Clemson. I have followed their program for many years. I remember watching them in the College World Series as a kid. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jack Leggett. We knew we would have to play great baseball, and we did the last two nights. We scored runs in bunches, and 15 of our 17 hits came in the innings we scored runs.”
- The other major shocker in the Regionals was Dallas Baptist advancing through the Fort Worth Regional with a 11-9 victory over Oral Roberts. The Patriots scored eight runs in the first which started them off well and were able to hold onto the lead the rest of the game.
- Cal rallied from a three run deficit in the bottom of the ninth to walk off with a 9-8 victory over Baylor. The big hit in the inning came from Devon Rodriguez who was down to the last strike of the season for the Cal Bears but came up with a bases loaded single to right field that brought home the tying and winning runs. Cal advances to the Super Regionals were they will take on Dallas Baptist likely at Stanford.