Category Archives: 2011 NCAA Tourney

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Virginia wins Super Regional to advance to CWS

By: Greg Waters
Chris Taylor’s two-out, walk-off, two –RBI single in the bottom of the ninth propelled Virginia (54-10) to a comeback 3-2 win over UC-Irvine(43-18) in game three of the Charlottesville Super Regional. With the win the Cavaliers earned their second trip to the College World Series in the last three seasons.

Branden Kline (4-1) got the win in relief of Will Roberts who was stellar going 7.1, allowing one run on five hits, walking one and striking out one. Anteater ace Matt Summers (11-4) made his first relief appearance of the season and suffering his second loss of the series as he surrendered two runs on three hits and giving a critical walk in the bottom of the ninth to load the bases for Taylor heroics. Continue reading

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Texas A&M advances to CWS

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – For the first time since 1999, the Texas A&M baseball team is headed to Omaha, Neb., and the College World Series as Monday the Aggies punched their ticket with an 11-2 victory over Florida State during the deciding game of the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional.

“I am proud for our coaches, our players, our university, our community that we were able to win this Super Regional and we are moving on to Omaha,” Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress said. “Very proud for everyone that is involved in our athletic department, our baseball program and our community.” Continue reading

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CBD Quick Hits: Texas 4, Arizona State 2

This game, unfortunately, will always be remembered for a unique situation that led to a controversial call from the umpires. From the walk that was overruled by an umpire’s call of batter interference, the Longhorns held the Sun Devils to only a pair of base runners over the final five innings. Arizona State, which picked up their runs on a first inning homer from Riccio Torrez, never quite recovered the momentum they built up in the early stages of the game, and stumbled out of the playoffs in a 4-2 defeat. The win sent Texas to Omaha, while Arizona State went back to Tempe. Continue reading

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Florida State forces Game 3 with Texas A&M

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Sophomore shortstop Justin Gonzalez’s three-run moonshot in the sixth inning broke open a game that was still within Texas A&M’s reach as the Florida State baseball team forced a decisive winner-takes-all game on Monday with a 23-9 victory over Texas A&M on Sunday evening in the NCAA Super Regionals at Dick Howser Stadium. Continue reading

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Florida advances to CWS with 8-6 victory over Mississippi State

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Junior Preston Tucker (Tampa, Fla.) clubbed a three-run homer in the seventh inning to turn a 6-4 deficit into an eventual 8-6 victory for Florida (50-17) over Mississippi State (38-25) in game three of the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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South Carolina heads back to CWS with 8-2 win over UConn

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Christian Walker hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning, and South Carolina added five more insurance runs in the ninth as the Gamecocks advanced to the College World Series for the second straight year with an 8-2 victory over Connecticut on Sunday night at Carolina Stadium. Continue reading

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Texas advances to 2011 CWS with 4-2 win over Arizona State

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AUSTIN, Texas – The No. 5 Texas Longhorns used exemplary staff pitching and timely hitting to punch their ticket to the NCAA Men’s College World Series on Sunday by beating the Arizona State Sun Devils 4-2 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in game three of the Austin Super Regional.

This marks the 34th College World Series berth for the Longhorns, an NCAA record. Continue reading

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UC-Irvine forces Game 3 with 6-4 win over Virginia

By: Greg Waters
For the second day in a row the Charlottesville Super Regional was delayed by rain but unlike Saturday when the rain seemed to give the Virginia Cavaliers a spark, it was Irvine that came back from the break with a purpose and a 6-4 win to tie the series at a game apiece.

Freshman Andrew Thurman (4-3) tossed four innings of solid baseball giving up a lone run on three hits while striking out four, leading UC-Irvine (43-17) to a win in game two of the Charlottesville Super Regional. Thurman entered the game follow a 4:18 rain delay taking over for starter Matt Whitehouse. Continue reading

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CBD Quick Hits: Texas 5, Arizona State 1

Tonight’s game seemed like it was going to be another nail-biter. Each team was making plays on defense, and the pitching staff was keeping things in check. Then Jordan Etier decided to hit a curveball and sent it over the Longhorn bullpen for a three-run home run in the ninth inning. Texas was able to cruise to victory on freshman closer Corey Knebel’s arm, and force a game three tomorrow night at 6 PM CST. Continue reading

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Cal shuts down Dallas Baptist 7-0 in Game 1 of Super Regional

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The California Golden Bears are one win away from their first trip to the College World Series since 1992 after winning the first game of the best-of-three NCAA Super Regional, shutting out the Dallas Baptist Patriots, 7-0.

A pair of three-run home runs and the stellar pitching of Justin Jones and Logan Scott helped lead the Bears to victory. Continue reading