Virginia Tech 3 UConn 1
BLACKSBURG – Sean Keselica had two hits and an RBI to lift Virginia Tech past Connecticut 3-1 in an elimination game at the NCAA Blacksburg regional held at English Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Hokies (40-21) advanced to play for the regional championship later Sunday evening against Oklahoma. UConn (35-28) saw its season come to an end. Continue reading
Arkansas 3 Wichita State 1
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The 15th-ranked Arkansas baseball team eliminated Wichita State from the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 victory in the Manhattan Regional.
Arkansas improves to 38-21 on the season, while Wichita State ends its season with a 39-28 record. The Razorbacks will next play at 2:05 p.m. tomorrow against the loser of tonight’s game between No. 1 seed Kansas State and fourth-seed Bryant. Tomorrow’s game will be available on ESPN3. Continue reading
Oklahoma State 7 Bowling Green 3
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma State earned its first NCAA Tournament win in four years Saturday as the third-seeded Cowboys advanced in the NCAA Louisville Regional with a 7-3 win over fourth-seeded Bowling Green in an elimination game at Jim Patterson Stadium.
With its first NCAA tourney win since the 2009 NCAA Clemson Regional, the Cowboys improved to 40-18 overall as they also reached the 40-win mark for the first time since 2008. Continue reading
Virginia Tech 9 Coastal Carolina 1
BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech got strong pitching from starter Devin Burke, and both Andrew Rash and Chad Pinder hit solo home runs to lift the Hokies to a 9-1 victory over Coastal Carolina in an NCAA regional game at English Field on Saturday afternoon.
Mark Zagunis and Rash each drove in three runs for Tech (39-21), which staved off elimination in the double-elimination format. Coastal Carolina (37-23) saw its season come to an end. Continue reading
Kansas State 20 Wichita State 11
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State scored nine first-inning runs to set the tone for the afternoon, while second baseman Ross Kivett hit a pair of home runs as the top-seeded Wildcats opened the 2013 NCAA Manhattan Regional with a 20-11 victory over No. 4-seed Wichita State Friday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium.
K-State, which scored in every inning except the second, improved to 42-17 on the year and will face the winner of the evening session between No. 2-seed Arkansas and third-seeded Bryant at 7 p.m., Saturday evening. Wichita State fell to 39-27 on the year and will face the loser of Friday’s evening matchup in an elimination game at 2 p.m., Saturday afternoon. Continue reading
Miami (FL) 7 Oklahoma State 0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Behind a career day from catcher Garrett Kennedy and another strong start from southpaw Chris Diaz, the second-seeded Miami Hurricanes captured their NCAA Championship opener over third-seeded Oklahoma State by a final score of 7-0. Continue reading
Oklahoma 7 Coastal Carolina 3
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Sooners were down but not out, rallying to defeat Coastal Carolina, 7-3, in their NCAA Regional opener at English Field Friday.
Oklahoma (41-19) trailed 3-0 after two innings, but scored seven unanswered runs and shut down the Chanticleer offense with a complete-game from Jonathan Gray (10-2). Continue reading
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Austin Pettibone lifted UC Santa Barbara on his shoulders, delivering three pitches for strikes and keeping Texas A&M off-balance for 7 2/3 innings in the Corvallis Regional. The Gauchos responded to his efforts, providing enough offense for a 6-4 victory in their postseason appearance since 2001.
For A&M, workhorse ace Daniel Mengden wasn’t his usual efficient self, lasting just one out into the fourth. He gave up six hits, five runs – four earned – and three walks in front of 1,783 baseball fans at Goss Stadium. Continue reading
Louisville’s season didn’t end as well as they would have liked. Just two games into the 2013 Big East tournament, and the Cardinals found themselves ousted by UConn. Though losing their opportunity at a national seed in the NCAA tournament, the Cardinals were selected to host the regional at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The theme in this four-team field? Pitching. Each team comes with its own set of strengths and weaknesses. At the same time, each squad boasts some talented arms, making this the regional tournament with arguably the deepest pitching pool. Continue reading
Oregon State is right where the Beavers want to be: at home for an NCAA Regional for the fourth time in school history, all since 2005.
As the No. 3 national seed, the Beavers are also set to host the Super Regional should they advance from the Corvallis Regional.
Standing against the Pac-12 Conference champions: No. 2 seed Texas A&M, No. 3 seed UC Santa Barbara and No. 4 seed Texas San Antonio.
Here’s a breakdown, team by team: Continue reading