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Fresno State’s Jordan Ribera hit a two-run homer in the first game of the day and followed it up with another in the championship as Fresno State defeated New Mexico State 9-7 in game one and 5-3 in the final to claim its fourth-straight WAC Tournament baseball title. Ribera went 2-for-3 in the championship game with two RBI, a home run and two runs scored. Matt Morse picked up the win in the championship after going 2.2 innings without giving up a run. Fresno State receives the WAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Pairings for the tournament will be announced Monday at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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CLEARWATER, Fla. – Freshman righty Tony Zych pitched six strong innings on the mound and the offense put up another double-digit performance as the 17th-ranked Louisville baseball team won its second straight BIG EAST Tournament title with an 11-3 triumph over Connecticut on a warm Sunday afternoon at Bright House Field. Continue reading
Cameron Rupp tallied four RBIs as Texas cruised to a 12-7 win in the Big 12 Tournament Championship. (Austin Chronicle Photo)
The Missouri Tigers and Texas Longhorns faced off in the Big 12 Tournament Championship at Bricktown Ballpark after both teams posted 2-1 records in pool play. Here is your Big 12 Tournament Championship recap for Sunday, May 24.
#6 Texas 12, Missouri 7
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The No. 5 Texas Longhorns broke open a 1-1 tie with 11 runs in the home half of the fourth inning and coasted to a 12-7 win over the No. 24 Missouri Tigers in the title game of the 2009 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading
Here is your 2009 Big 12 Tourney Recap for May 23rd.
Baylor 8 Kansas 4
OKLAHOMA CITY — Shaver Hansen was 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI, leading Baylor to an 8-4 victory over Kansas in Saturday’s pool-play action at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Bricktown Ballpark. Baylor (29-24) posted a 2-1 record in pool play but cannot advance to Sunday’s title game due to tiebreakers. Kansas (37-22) finished 0-3 in pool play. Continue reading
Sam Houston State won their third straight Southland Conference Tournament Championship. (SHSU Media Relations Photo)
Sam Houston State and Texas State met at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas for the Southland Conference Tournament Championship. Sam Houston State was after their third straight tournament championship. Here is your Southland recap for Saturday, May 23.
Sam Houston State 7, Texas State 1
CORPUS CHRISTI – They might as well re-name this the Mark Johnson Postseason Invitational. For the third consecutive season the Sam Houston State Bearkats have rolled undefeated through the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament to advance to the NCAA Regionals. Continue reading
Here is your 2009 Big East Tourney Recap for May 23rd where we saw Louisville and UConn advance to the Championship game which takes place on Sunday.
Notre Dame 6 Louisville 5
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Freshman Will Hudgins (Richmond, Va.) induced a game-ending double play with the bases loaded to give the Irish a thrilling, 6-5, victory over Louisville to setup an elimination game with the Cardinals later this afternoon for a right to play in tomorrow’s BIG EAST championship game. Notre Dame (36-22) and Louisville (42-15) will play at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET. Continue reading
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament and clinched its first ever West Coast Conference Title with a 14-3 WCC Championship Series clinching victory over Loyola Marymount University Saturday afternoon. The Zags will be making their fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament and the first since 1981. That year was also the last time a Gonzaga team won a conference title (Nor-Pac Conference). Continue reading
Here is your ACC Recap for May 23rd in the final day of round-robin play in the 2009 ACC Baseball Tournament.
Georgia Tech 9 FSU 2
DURHAM, N.C. – Luke Murton’s 18th home run of the season highlighted a three-run third inning, and Brandon Cumpton tossed 5-1/3 solid innings to help Georgia Tech snap a four-game losing streak with a 9-2 win over Florida State Saturday afternoon at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Continue reading
Caleb Cotham allowed only one run in seven innings as Vanderbilt run-ruled Arkansas. (Vanderbilt Media Relations Photo)
The semi-finals of the SEC championship are underway today. Here is your SEC recap for Saturday, May 23.
Updated May 24th, 1:55 A.M ET
Vanderbilt 11, #20 Arkansas 1 (7 innings)
HOOVER, Ala. — Caleb Cotham continued Vanderbilt’s strong run of starting pitcher at the Southeastern Conference tournament, pitching seven innings of five-hit ball to lead Vanderbilt to an 11-1 win over No. 20 Arkansas Saturday morning at Regions Park.
The game was called in the seventh due to the 10-run rule instituted by the conference during tournament play. Continue reading
Louis Coleman hurled eight strong innings as LSU defeated South Carolina 4-1. (USA Today Photo)
The SEC Tournament was in elimination mode on Friday, as Florida faced off against Arkansas and LSU battled South Carolina in win or go home games. Here is your SEC Tournament recap for Friday, May 22.
#2 LSU 4, #26 South Carolina 1
HOOVER, Ala. — A brilliant eight-inning performance by LSU right-hander Louis Coleman and timely base hits for the Tigers were enough to lift top seeded LSU past fifth-seeded South Carolina 4-1 Friday night in the SEC tournament at Regions Park. Continue reading