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2014 CWS Game 1: UC Irvine 3 Texas 1

OMAHA, Neb. – Stymied for seven innings, UC Irvine finally struck in the eighth inning, rallying past Texas, 3-1, in the opening game of the 2014 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.

Taylor Sparks was 3-for-4 for UC Irvine (41-23), including the game-tying triple with one out in the eighth. With Adam Alcantara on second following a sacrifice bunt, Sparks sent the first pitch he saw from Texas ace Nathan Thornhill (8-3) to the wall in left center, plating the Anteaters left fielder.

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2014 Stillwater Super Regional: UC Irvine 1 Oklahoma State 0

STILLWATER, Okla. — A first-inning run stood up and Andrew Morales pitched a complete-game gem to lift UC Irvine over Oklahoma State, 1-0, Saturday night as the Anteaters won the Stillwater Super Regional and earned a berth in the College World Series. Continue reading

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2014 Lubbock Super Regional: Texas Tech 1 College of Charleston 0

LUBBOCK, Texas- No. 10 Texas Tech was led by junior left-handed pitcher Chris Sadberry’s eight shutout innings on its way to a 1-0 shutout over No. 16 College of Charleston in game one of the NCAA Lubbock Super Regional on Saturday afternoon in front of a Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park stadium record 4,811 fans in attendance.

Texas Tech (44-19) has a nation’s best 15 consecutive wins at home while having shutout three of its last four opponents – all coming in the NCAA Tournament. CofC drops to 44-18 on the season while suffering its first loss in the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading

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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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