ATLANTA – For the first time in ten previous tries Southern Miss won an NCAA Regional and will advance to a NCAA Super Regional with tonight’s 12-8 victory over host Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Southern Miss was the only number three seed to advance to a super regional while all three Conference USA schools that advanced to regional play (East Carolina, Rice and Southern Miss) won their regional, the first time ever three C-USA teams will play in a super regional in the same year. Continue reading
Here is your Day 3 Recap of the Atlanta Regional.
Georgia Tech 8 Elon 4
ATLANTA – Freshman Mark Pope pitched five innings of shutout relief to preserve the win, and Georgia Tech made its seven-run second inning standup as the 13th-ranked Yellow Jackets eliminated Elon, 8-4, Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Atlanta Regional baseball tournament at Russ Chandler Stadium. Continue reading
Here is your recap of Day 2 of the Atlanta Regional.
Elon 4 Georgia State 3
ATLANTA, Ga. — Jimmy Reyes struck out a career-high 14 hitters and allowed just three runs on eight hits in 8.0 innings to lead the 22nd-ranked and second-seeded Elon Phoenix to a 4-3 victory over fourth-seeded Georgia State in an elimination game at the Atlanta Regional of the 2009 NCAA Baseball Championship on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, Elon moved to 41-17 on the year. The Georgia State Panthers finished their season at 39-22. Continue reading
Game 1: #3 Southern Miss 17, #2 Elon 15
Senior second baseman Bennett Davis’ three home runs were not enough for Elon in a 17-15 loss to the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss.
The two teams combined for 71 total bases, the 4th highest ever total in an NCAA regional game. The slugfest also featured 11 home runs and 34 hits.
Bo Davis, senior right fielder for Southern Miss, hit his second home run of the game in the 9th inning to put the Golden Eagles ahead for good. Elon scored 2 in the bottom of the 9th, but those runs were not enough. Southern Miss advances in the winners’ bracket of the Atlanta regional. Continue reading
Georgia Tech’s Russ Chandler Stadium plays host to the Atlanta regional, its 9th NCAA regional since 1987.
The #1 seed Georgia Tech faces Colonial Athletic Association champion and cross-town rival Georgia State at 7pm Friday. The two teams have met twice this season with the road team winning each game: Georgia State defeating Georgia Tech 10-1 at Russ Chandler Stadium and Georgia Tech winning 18-2 at Panthersville.
The #2 seed Elon was the Southern Conference regular season champion and will face #3 seed Southern Miss at 3pm Friday. The only prior meetings between the two schools came in 1978 in a 4-game series which Elon won 3-1.