Bethune-Cookman 6 Columbia 5
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (27-32) held off a late charge by the Columbia Lions (29-20) in the 2014 NCAA Regional elimination game on Saturday afternoon at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field, holding on for the 6-5 win and earning the first postseason victory for the program in 12 seasons.
“It was a great moment for Bethune-Cookman baseball history to take the first step in eventually, hopefully winning a Regional and moving this program forward,” Head Coach Jason Beverlin said. “[There is] Definitely a lot of tradition and history and this is just building on that tradition and history and that’s where we want to get to.“
“They did a good job of preparing themselves for today’s game like they did yesterday, and the results were just a little bit different,” Beverlin added. “But both days I was proud of the way they went about their business.”
Texas Tech 3 Miami (FL) 0
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Top-seeded Miami was handed its first loss at the NCAA Coral Gables Regional by second-seeded Texas Tech Saturday night, as the Red Raiders came away with a 3-0 victory in a winner’s bracket matchup at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.
Hurricanes lefthander and 2014 ACC-Co Pitcher of the Year Chris Diaz tossed 7.1 strong innings for the regional hosts, but Red Raiders starter Dylan Dusek was up to the challenge. The lefty kept Miami off-balance, allowing just four hits with three strikeouts through eight solid innings.
“First off, congratulations to Texas Tech on the win,” head coach Jim Morris said after the game. “They did a good job. Their pitcher pitched outstanding, he had a good gameplan, and stuck with it all day.”
The loss forces Miami into an elimination game against No. 4 Bethune-Cookman to be played Sunday at 2 p.m. If the Hurricanes emerge victorious, they will have a rematch with the Red Raiders tomorrow night at 7 p.m.