Southeastern Louisiana 2 Bryant 1 (10 innings)
BATON ROUGE, La. – Leading 2-1 in the 10th inning, Southeastern Louisiana right fielder Andrew Godbold threw out Bryant’s Dan Cellucci at the plate to end the game Saturday at Alex Box Stadium and seal the Lions’ first NCAA postseason win since the 1992 season.
Southeastern (38-24) scored the eventual winning run in the top of the 10th on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Sam Roberson, but Bryant (42-16) immediately went to work in the bottom of the inning.
Shortstop, and No. 9 hitter, Cellucci led off the inning with a double down the left-field line. Carl Anderson followed with a single up the middle, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Anderson stole second, erasing the force play, but Mason Klotz buckled down and struck out pinch hitter Tom Gavitt. After intentionally walking right fielder Jourdan Mountford to load the bases, and set up a force play at every base, Klotz got cleanup hitter AJ Zarozny to hit a fly ball to right.
LSU 5, Houston 1
Nola Leads LSU to Regional Final
BATON ROUGE — All-America pitcher Aaron Nola retired 17 of the final 18 batters he faced to lead the LSU baseball team past second-seed Houston, 5-1, and into the NCAA Regional final.
Nola (11-1) threw 7.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. Houston’s only run came on three of its hits in the bottom of the second. However, with the bases loaded, the righthander got Houston leadoff hitter Kyle Survance to foul out on a diving catch by LSU shortstop Alex Bregman.