Alabama 6 Florida State 5
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Alabama starting pitcher Justin Kamplain threw eight innings and the Crimson Tide held on in the ninth inning to defeat the Florida State Seminoles, 6-5, in the Tallahassee Regional elimination game on Saturday afternoon from Dick Howser Stadium.
“For Justin (Kamplain), it was one of his best starts all year and he did a great job keeping them off balance,” Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspardsaid. “We showed life offensively, particularly against (Luke) Weaver who is a very dominant pitcher. Then we get to the ninth inning and it got really interesting, especially for us, with what happened here last year. But just to find a way to get that win was huge for our team. I think it’s something that we can build on moving through the remainder of the tournament.”
Kennesaw State 13 Georgia Southern 5 (11 innings)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Kennesaw State baseball team earned a trip to the NCAA Regional Championship game with a 13-5 victory over Georgia Southern in 11 innings late on Saturday night.
The Owls have now won nine straight and 25-of-26 with the late night victory, tying the largest margin of victory in an NCAA Postseason extra-inning game.
KSU will now face the winner of the Alabama vs. Georgia Southern elimination game on Sunday, June 1, at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN3.