UC-Irvine 10 UNLV 3
CORVALLIS, Ore. — UC Irvine exploded for five runs in the fifth inning and went on to defeat UNLV, 10-3, in the opening game of the NCAA Corvallis Regional at Goss Stadium Friday afternoon.
“It’s win number one in a regional, so we’re fired up to get that win,” said head coach Mike Gillespie. “It was a combination, as everyone in this room saw, of some big hits and a lot of opportunities. All coaches and all teams take the pledge to just give people three outs per inning, and there were a few free-bees this game, and we were able to capitalize on a few of them.”
The third-seeded Anteaters (36-22) broke a 2-2 tie with their outburst in the fifth.
Oregon State 2 North Dakota State 1
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Andrew Moore fanned a career-high 14 in eight innings and Dylan Davis’ solo homer in the seventh inning broke a 1-1 tie as top-seeded Oregon State edged North Dakota State 2-1 on Friday in its opening game at the NCAA Corvallis Regional at Goss Stadium.
The top-seeded Beavers (43-12) will face No. 3 seed UC-Irvine (36-22) in the second round at 8 p.m. Saturday; the winner moves on to Sunday’s third round needing just one victory to advance to the Super Regionals. The Anteaters thumped second-seeded UNLV 10-3 in Friday afternoon’s regional opener.