OMAHA, Neb. — Mike Papi delivered a walk-off, two-out double to right-centerfield to score pinch runner Thomas Woodruff and push Virginia to a 2-1 victory over Ole Miss in both teams 2014 College World Series opener at TD Ameritrade Park.
OMAHA, Neb. — With the winning run on second base and a base open in the ninth inning, Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco had a difficult decision to make Sunday night at TD Ameritrade Park.
Bianco had to choose between pitching to Virginia’s biggest offensive weapon, Mike Papi, or pitching around Papi to face Joe McCarthy, who had already burned the Rebels in a similar situation earlier in the game.
OMAHA, Neb. — Virginia (50-14) got the first walk-off victory in the 2014 College World Series, defeating Ole Miss (45-20), 2-1, Sunday night at TD Ameritrade Park.
With two outs in the ninth inning, Mike Papi delivered a game-winning RBI double to score pinch runner Thomas Woodruff. If not for the walk-off dramatics, the story would have been the tremendous effort of the Cavaliers pitching.
Virginia sophomore Nathan Kirby combined with reliever Artie Lewicki on a one hitter. Kirby was lights out for the first seven innings, facing just one batter over the minimum.
After the game, Kirby talked about how his tremendous start was still a bit disappointing when he had to leave with two runners on base in the eighth inning.
Nathan Kirby also discusses the atmosphere of the Ole Miss crowd and the emotions of being on the mound in the College World Series.
In the ninth inning, Kirby was surprised to see Ole Miss not pitch around Mike Papi and Kirby talks about how tough Papi is to face, especially with a full count.
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Clemson Athletic Director Dan Radakovich has stated multiple times over the last two months that he was unhappy with the direction of the Tigers baseball program under longtime head coach Jack Leggett. Continue reading
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior Charlie White went 3-for-5 with two runs and made a potential game-changing catch in the first inning to lead the Maryland baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Virginia in the first game of the NCAA Super Regional in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday.
The Terps (40-21) have an opportunity to clinch their first trip to the College World Series in program history tomorrow as they take on the Cavaliers at noon on ESPN2. Maryland claimed its 40th victory of the season in the win, as Jake Stinnett allowed just two earned runs in six innings of work. Continue reading
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – No. 23 Texas Tech shutout No. 3 Miami (Fla.) 4-0 to win the NCAA Coral Gables Regional Tournament championship game behind a complete-game shutout by junior left-handed pitcher Cameron Smith on Monday afternoon at Alex Rodrigues Park – Mark Light Field. Continue reading
Miami (FL) 10 Bethune-Cookman 0
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Bryan Radziewski delivered a brilliant performance on the mound, Zack Collins homered twice and drove in five runs, and the top-seeded Hurricanes stayed alive in the Coral Gables Regional with a 10-0 victory in an elimination game against fourth-seeded Bethune-Cookman. Continue reading
Georgia Tech 4 Jacksonville State 2
OXFORD, Miss. – Matt Gonzalez broke a 1-1 tie with a two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning as No. 25 Georgia Tech rallied to stave off elimination Sunday with a 4-2 win over Jacksonville State in the NCAA Oxford Regional.
The Yellow Jackets (37-26) will play again Sunday versus the loser of a game between Washington and Ole Miss that was set for a 4 p.m. ET first pitch. The late game at Ole Miss’s Swayze Field will begin at approximately 8 p.m. ET on ESPN3. Continue reading
Long Beach State 5 UNC 4 (Suspended/7th inning)
Gainesville, Fla. – Long Beach State’s Michael Hill gave the Dirtbags a crucial advantage against North Carolina, hitting a sixth-inning home run to give Long Beach State a 5-4 lead in a rain-marred contest that was suspended in the 7th inning. Play will resume at Noon ET Monday. Continue reading
South Carolina 9 Campbell 0
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Behind a complete-game shutout from freshman Wil Crowe and 13 hits from the offense, top-seeded South Carolina cruised to a 9-0 victory over fourth-seeded Campbell on Sunday afternoon in an elimination game in the NCAA Columbia Regional in front of 5,986 fans at Carolina Stadium. Continue reading