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Super Regional Friday Roundup: Death By Small Ball

Two wins. That’s all it takes. Two wins during the Super Regional round punches a ticket for a team to advance to the ultimate college baseball destination…Omaha.

For eight squads, that first win was within grasp on Friday. See who took the early advantage on the left side of the bracket:

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Texas Mark Payton looking to extend streak to 100 Games

Texas outfielder Mark Payton will take the field today as he looks to extend his on-base streak to 100 games.

The Texas senior outfielder and former St. Rita High School star has reached base safely in a Big 12-record 99 straight games heading into Friday’s Super Regional three-game series against Houston in Austin.

Payton never discusses the streak unless it’s brought up by others. His sole focus is getting Texas back to next week’s College World Series in Omaha, Neb., a feat the Longhorns last accomplished during his freshman season.

“It’s something I think other people think about way more than I do,” said Payton, who was regional co-MVP after accruing four hits, four runs, five walks, four stolen bases and an RBI over four games.

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2014 Houston Regional: Day 3 Recap

Texas A&M 9 Rice 8 

HOUSTON, Texas – Texas A&M came back from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Rice 9-8 in 10 innings in the Houston Regional of the NCAA Baseball Championship. Krey Bratsen scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning. Continue reading

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2014 Fort Worth Regional: Day 3 Recap

Sam Houston State 9 Siena 2

FORT WORTH — Sam Houston State staved off elimination with a 9-2 win over Siena to reach a second NCAA Regional final in the last three seasons. The Bearkats (43-18) will get a rematch with TCU (44-15) Sunday at 7 p.m. If the Kats beat the Horned Frogs Sunday the two teams will meet again Monday night at 7 p.m. Continue reading

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2014 Louisville Regional: Day 3 Recap

Kentucky 8 Kansas 6

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman Zack Brown earned his first career win and Spencer Jack picked up his fourth save, lifting No. 22 Kentucky to an 8-6 elimination-game win over Kansas, on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament, hosted by Louisville, in front of 2,275 at Jim Patterson Stadium.  Continue reading