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.
FORT WORTH – Pepperdine withstood a late rally from TCU to force a decisive game three with a 3-2 victory Sunday night in the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional. Game time Monday has been changed to 3 p.m. and it will air live on ESPN2.
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
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
FORT WORTH – The trio of Brandon Finnegan, Trey Teakell and Riley Ferrell helped TCU to a game one, 3-2 victory over Pepperdine in the NCAA Super Regional Saturday afternoon. Derek Odell led the offense with two hits and two RBIs. Continue reading
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Pitcher Parker French and the bullpen combined for Texas’ 11th shutout of the season, while the offense rallied for all four of its runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to claim UT’s record 35th trip to Omaha. Continue reading
STILLWATER, Okla. — UC Irvine generated seven runs in the middle innings and held off Oklahoma State, 8-4, in the first game of the Stillwater Super Regional at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Friday night. Continue reading
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas struck for four runs in the first five innings, while receiving yet another excellent outing from pitcher Nathan Thornhill, en route to a 4-2 victory over Houston in game one of the Austin Super Regional on Friday.
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:
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.