Tempe Regional Day 2 Recap

Nebraska 6 Monmouth 5

Nebraska survived a late rally from Monmouth to win the elimination game from Monmouth on Saturday evening. Nebraska scored five runs in the seventh inning which was highlighted by a big two run double from Jake Opitz. Monmouth ends the season with a 36-24-1 record while Nebraska advances to play UC-Riverside on Sunday.

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ASU 9 UC-Riverside 2

Mike Leach pitched a complete game while giving up two runs as the Sun Devils picked up a 9-2 victory over UC-Riverside. Petey Paramore led the Sun Devils offense by going 3-4 with 2 RBI as the Sun Devils advance in the winner’s bracket to take on the winner of the UC-Riverside vs Nebraska elimination game tomorrow.

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San Diego Regional Day 2 Recap


Minnesota 6 San Diego 5

Minnesota knocked off San Diego 6-5 in an elimination game on Saturday. The Toreros scored five runs in the top of the ninth to force extra innings but lost in the tenth inning on a single by Minnesota’s Derek McCallum. Minnesota will play Fullerton/Fresno State on Sunday while San Diego ends the season with a 43-18 record.

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Cal-State Fullerton 6 Fresno State 4

The Titans advanced to the Final games of the San Diego Regional after knocking off Fresno State 6-4 in the nightcap on Saturday night. Evan McCarthur and Josh Fellhauer combined for five hits to lead the offense. Fullerton will wait to play the winner of Fresno State/Minnesota in the second game on Sunday.

Fullerton Recap

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Long Beach Regional Day 2 Recap


LBSU 6 Pepperdine 3

The Long Beach State got a complete game from starting pitcher Andrew Liebel as he scattered 11 hits and only gave up three runs as the Dirtbags picked up a 6-3 victory over Pepperdine. The offense was led by Robert Perry who went 2-4 with 2 runs scored. LBSU will play the loser of UIC/UCLA on Sunday.

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UCLA 3 UIC 1

The UCLA Bruins advanced in the NCAA Regional to the Championship game by knocking off the UIC Flames 3-1. UCLA starter Gavin Brooks threw a two hitter while allowing only one run in the game. UIC starter Zach Peterson gave up 14 hits in nine innings but only allowed three runs. UCLA will play the winner of the UIC and LBSU elimination game in the nightcap Sunday.
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Fayetteville Regional Day 2 Recap


Creighton 21 Albany 11

The Creighton Blue Jays picked up a 21-11 victory over the Albany Great Danes to keep their season alive. Creighton was led on offense by Steve Winkelman who went 3-4 with six RBI in the victory. Creighton will face the Oklahoma State/Arkansas in an elimination game on Sunday.

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Oklahoma State 14 Arkansas 3

The Arkansas Razorbacks played a sloppy game on Saturday evening and the Oklahoma State Cowboys took advantage of multiple errors in a 14-3 victory. Arkansas starter Jess Todd was ineffective as he let up five runs in over three innings of work. Tyler Mach hit a key grand slam in the fourth inning for the Cowboys to take control of the game. Arkansas will play Creighton in an elimination game while Oklahoma State will play the winner of Arkansas against Creighton later on Sunday.

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Tallahassee Regional Day 2 Recap


Stetson 12 Bethune-Cookman 0

The Stetson Hatters (42-20) picked up a victory in an elimination game over Bethune-Cookman 12-0. The Hatters got an excellent start from Corey Kluber who pitched seven shutout innings while scattering five hits. The Hatters offense was led by Justin Bass who went 2-6 with three RBI. Shane Jordan also had a solid game by going 3-6 with three runs scored from his leadoff spot. Angel Mercado and Drew Clark each picked up two hits in the game for the Wildcats. BCC ends the season with a 33-27 record while Stetson awaits FSU in the losers bracket.

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Mississippi State 3 FSU 0

Justin Pigott pitched 7.0 shutout innings and Aaron Weatherford pitched two shutout innings as the pair combined to shut down the Florida State offense limiting them to three hits in a 3-0 victory in the Tallahassee Regional. Russ Snead hit his second homer on the season in the game to lead the Bulldogs offense. MSU awaits the winner of the FSU-Stetson elimination game on Sunday.

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Charlottesville Regional Day 2 Recap


Rutgers 11 Lafayette 10

Rutgers scored four runs in the top of the eighth on homers from Frank Meade and Dave Williams which were two run homers. Lafayette tried to rally with a single run in the eighth and two runs in the bottom of the ninth but were not able to tie up the game. Rutgers will play Oregon State on Sunday in the loser’s bracket. Lafayette ends the season with a 33-20 record.

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UVA 7 Oregon State 4

The Virginia Cavaliers outlasted Oregon State in 13 innings as they advance to the championship game in the Charlottesville Regional on Saturday. Casey Lambert pitched 6.2 innings in relief while giving up only 1 run on five hits. Brandon Guyer and Brandon Marsh got into a collosion in the game and their status is unavailable at the time of this post. Oregon State will play Rutgers on Sunday while Virginia will play the winner in the championship game of the regional.

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Chapel Hill Regional Day 2 Recap

Western Carolina 7 Jacksonville 0

The Catamounts picked up a 7-0 victory over the Jacksonville Dolphins. Drew Saberhagen pitched eight strong innings while allowing seven hits without allowing a run to up his record to 9-1. The offensive leader for the Catamounts was Steven Strasbaugh who went 3-5 with an RBI. Jacksonville ends the season with a 34-28 record while WCU will take on East Carolina in an elimination game.

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UNC 11 East Carolina 10

North Carolina scored three runs in the bottom of ninth to get an 11-10 victory over intrastate rival East Carolina. Dustin Ackley hit a single up the middle with one out in the ninth to drive in Reid Fronk with the winning run. North Carolina reliever Rob Wooten pitched a scoreless top of the ninth as he picked up the win to up his record to 4-1. UNC will take on the winner of the elimination game between Western Carolina and East Carolina on Sunday.

UNC Recap
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Nashville Regional Day 2 Preview

FROM GUEST CONTRIBUTOR NewYorkDore of VandySports.com

After a thrilling day one at sold out Hawkins Field, Michigan and Vandy find themselves in the winner’s bracket. Michigan outlasted Memphis in a 10-7 slugfest, behind the bats of Nate Recknagel (2-4, 3 R, 3 RBI) and catcher Doug Pickens (2-5, 3 RBI). On the hill, ace Zach Putnam struggled (9 H, 7 ER), but gave the Wolverines 8 innings, allowing Coach Maloney to only use one inning out of Michael Powers.

In the nightcap, Vandy was stifled for 10 innings by Austin Peay’s Shawn Kelley; however, the first team all-American combo of David Price and Casey Weathers struck out a mind-boggling 22 batters in 11 innings of near perfect work. Ryan Flaherty came around to score on a Shea Robin grounder to the box, granting Coach Corbin and the Dores an exhilarating 2-1 victory before a largely partisan crowd of approximately 3,600.

Both teams’ aces (Putnam and Price) are done pitching for the tournament. Beyond that, each other pitcher should be available for today’s matchup, though Weathers did throw a number of pitches in striking out five of the six batters he faced. Coach Maloney was believed to be ready to turn to seasoned Senior Andrew Hess, who has missed a pair of starts down the stretch due to arm fatigue; however, his arm troubles appear to have continued and the Wolverines will toss Sophomore southpaw Mike Wilson. The West End Word identified Wilson as one of four starting pitchers to watch (with Price, Mikie Minor and Kelley) in the Nashville Regional. Wilson went 7-0 over the year and earned First Team Big Ten honors.

Wilson has excellent numbers and very good stuff, as evidenced by a .223 BAA. The one consolation for Vandy fans is that the lefty-heavy big bats in the Commodore lineup (notably Pedro Alvarez, Ryan Flaherty and Ryan Davis) all hit lefties well. With this late change, look for Corbin to insert UCLA-transfer Parker Hanks into the lineup at either Leftfield (for Matt Meingasner) or DH (for Davis).

Toeing the rubber for Vandy will be National Freshman of the Year Candidate Mikie Minor. Minor’s plus-plus changeup presents a potential problem for the righty-heavy Michigan lineup… as one is willing to bet that the Wolverines have not yet seen such sophisticated arm action on a fastball-changeup combo.

Tonight’s loser will play an elimination game against the Memphis-Austin Peay winner on Sunday. The VU-UM winner will earn the right to sit back and then play the team that emerges from the loser’s bracket later on Sunday night and again, if necessary, on Monday.

In the Memphis-APSU game, we’ll see the quintessential batters box vs. pitchers mound affair. The Tigers are a slugging team and they showed that Friday with three home runs off of Putnam.

APSU, meanwhile, used stellar mound work from OVC Pitcher of the Year Kelley. The Govs will roll out their second ace, southpaw Matt Reynolds (10-3, 3.09 ERA, .251 BAA) against Ben “don’t mention that my uncle is John” Grisham (4-3, 5.68, .327). The prevailing question will be whether or APSU’s gloves or the Tiger bats end up on top. Furthermore, both squads played mentally draining games. Memphis‘ longer layoff and APSU’s heart-wrenching loss seem to indicate the guys from out west could have the upper hand.

Round Rock Regional!!

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Longhorns rally to beat Brown in regional opener

After slow start, Texas wins 8-2 and advances to face UC Irvine!

Nick Peoples’ arm. Chais Fuller’s strength.

Say hello to both of them.


It’s OK if you haven’t noticed them before. They haven’t really been used.

The two seniors used two assets that haven’t been displayed much this season to propel Texas to an 8-2 victory over Brown on Friday in the opening round of the Round Rock Regional at Dell Diamond.

With the fourth-seeded Bears leading 2-1 in the sixth inning Fuller, one of four shortstops used by the Longhorns this season, showed some pop, sending an 0-1 pitch over the left-field wall for a two-run home run.

It was Fuller’s second home run of the season. The first came Feb. 16 against Stanford. Both homers came at Dell Diamond.

“I didn’t think it was out, so I was running full speed around the bases,” Fuller said. “I saw the left fielder run into the wall, so I thought the ball was off the wall.”

Fuller’s blast loosened up top-seeded Texas (45-15), the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

“Chais Fuller changed the momentum in the game,” Texas coach Augie Garrido said.

The Longhorns will take on UC Irvine at 6 p.m. today with a spot in the regional championship game on the line. The Anteaters routed Wake Forest 13-0.

Texas needed to scratch and claw Friday in front of 9,230 fans.

“So much for being the (regional’s) top seed and getting an easy game to begin with,” Garrido said.

The Longhorns, who took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Kyle Russell’s home run, found themselves trailing 2-1 after the Bears put together five consecutive two-out hits in the fourth inning to take a 2-1 lead.

It could have been worse.

Brown had Robert Papenhouse on second and Dan Shapiro on first with two outs when Brian Kelaher singled to center field. Papenhouse tried to score on the hit.

That’s when Peoples, who doubled off a runner at first base in the second inning and almost threw out a second batter at home, showed his arm strength, throwing the ball on the fly to catcher Brett Lewis in time to get a sliding Papenhouse.

It was one of the few times all season Peoples has had a chance to make a play at the plate.

“It’s kind of weird, throughout the year I haven’t had a play throwing-wise from center field,” Peoples said. “Jordan (Danks) and Kyle (Russell) have had so many chances, and I can’t remember any.”

Peoples showed off his arm a few times Friday, skipping the cutoff man and hitting his targets on the fly.

“That’s not always a good thing,” Peoples said, “but today I really wanted to get those guys. Every run you get now is a big run. Luckily I was able to put a couple of them out tonight.”

Brown (27-20) didn’t have many scoring opportunities after the fourth inning because relievers Joseph Krebs and Randy Boone came in and shut the Bears down. They combined to pitch five scoreless innings, and they struck out seven consecutive batters at one point. The final nine outs by the Bears, who were playing in their first regional game, were strikeouts.

The Longhorns added to their lead with a run in the seventh inning, when Brown starter Jeff Dietz, who threw 131 pitches, started to wear down.

“He’s a great pitcher,” said Longhorn Travis Tucker, who was 4 for 4. “He hit his spots.”

Texas broke it open in the eighth when the Bears went to the bullpen.

Tucker singled, and Jordan Danks and Russell followed with walks. Chance Wheeless ripped a two-run double to right center before Russell scored on a wild pitch. Wheeless then scored on Russell Moldenhauer’s grounder to first base.

Some were surprised that four seniors — Peoples, Fuller, Krebs and Boone — pulled the Longhorns through their postseason opener. They shouldn’t have been.

“Experience matters,” Peoples said. “Guys who have been in situations like this before tend to be a little more comfortable than the other guys. You can see that. This team is pretty deep and everybody has experience.

“Hopefully this team can draw from the winning teams of the past.”

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Senior Cody Cipriano and freshman Jeff Cusick drove in three runs apiece and starter Wes Etheridge pitched eight shutout innings to lead second-seeded UC Irvine to a 13-0 win over third seed Wake Forest Friday at The Dell Diamond to open NCAA regional action. The win gave UCI its first regional victory in the program’s Division I history as the Anteaters climbed to 41-15-1 and will face the winner of the Texas-Brown match-up Saturday at 5:00 p.m. (PT).

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