Oregon 18 Clemson 1
NASHVILLE, Calif. — Pounding out a season-high 20 hits — including two homers, three triples and four doubles — the No. 2-seeded Oregon Ducks rolled to an 18-1 win over No. 3-seeded Clemson on Friday afternoon in the opening game of the Nashville Regional at Hawkins Field.
Oregon (43-18) advances to face the winner of Friday night’s Vanderbilt-Xavier game on Saturday at 7 p.m. Clemson (36-24) will face the Vanderbilt-Xavier loser in an elimination game on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Oregon’s Tyler Baumgartner finished 3-for-6 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored in Friday’s win, and Shaun Chase was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer. Nick Catalano added three hits and drove in three runs.
Vanderbilt 11 Xavier 0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt advanced to the winner’s bracket with a dominating 11-0 win over Xavier Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Hawkins Field.
Vanderbilt improved to 42-18 on the season, while Xavier dropped to 29-28 overall. The Commodores will face Oregon at 7 p.m. CT Saturday. Xavier will meet Clemson in an elimination game at 1 p.m. Saturday.