North Carolina 5 Florida 2
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — North Carolina scored all five of its runs in the third inning after a lengthy rain delay and the third-seeded Tar Heels held on to eliminate No. 2 national seed Florida 5-2 Saturday at McKethan Stadium. Alex Raburn, Tyler Ramirez, Adam Pate and Korey Dunbar all had run-scoring hits in the frame for Carolina, which will face the Long Beach State-College of Charleston loser in an elimination game Sunday at 1 p.m.
Reilly Hovis worked four innings out of the bullpen to pick up his team-high ninth win of the season, while Spencer Trayner got the final six outs to shut the door on the host Gators’ season.
College of Charleston 6 Long Beach State 3
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – College of Charleston (43-17) continued its exciting run through the NCAA postseason with a 6-3 win over Long Beach State (33-25) on Saturday night. The win advanced College of Charleston to the Gainesville Regional title round where the Cougars will have two chances to win one game to advance to a Super Regional.
With the victory, College of Charleston becomes the only four seed in the entire NCAA Tournament to advance to the Regional final this year.
The Cougars picked up the victory behind the 11th quality start from Bailey Ober (10-2) this season. Ober went seven innings and gave up three runs on seven hits with three strikeouts to pick up his 10th win of the season. Ober and teammate Taylor Clarke have become the first pair of 10-game winners on the same CofC team in program history. Only one other NCAA team has two 10-game winners this season.