The Oregon State Beavers advanced to the College World Series with an 8-2 victory over Michigan. Mike Stutes started for Oregon State and gave them eight strong innings while only giving up three hits and two runs. He also struck out nine batters in the game. Darwin Barney led the offense by going 3-5 with three RBI. The Wolverines end the season with a 42-19 record while Oregon State will play in the College World Series on Saturday.
Oregon State Recap
The Cal-State Fullerton Titans knocked off UCLA 2-1 in a great pitchers duel to send the Titans to the CWS in Omaha. UCLA starting pitcher Gavin Brooks pitched a complete game and gave up both runs while scattering seven hits while striking out 12 batters but got the loss to end his freshman season with a 6-7 record. Fullerton starter Jeff Kaplan went 6.1 innings while giving up one unearned run on five hits. Bryan Harris got his third save by going the final 1.2 innings. Clark Hardman led the Titan offense by getting three hits in his four at-bats including a home run. UCLA ends the season with a 33-28 record while Fullerton will be in Omaha this weekend.
The Arizona State Sun Devils advanced to the College World Series with a 7-1 victory over Ole Miss. The Sun Devils got an excellent start from Josh Satow as he went 7.2 shutout innings while Brett Wallace went 4-5 with three RBI as the Sun Devils advance to Omaha for the second time in the last three years and 20th time in the history of the program. Ole Miss ends the season with a 40-25 record.
Arizona State Recap
Ole Miss Recap
North Carolina knocked off South Carolina in Game 3 of their Super Regional on Sunday by a score of 9-4. North Carolina was trailing 4-1 heading into the sixth inning. The Tar Heels were able to get three runs across in the top of the sixth on three hits and took advantage of an error by South Carolina to tie the game at 4. The Tar Heels were able to hold the Gamecocks scoreless in the bottom of the sixth to keep the game tied. Tim Federowicz led off the top of the seventh with a single to left field and was brought home immediately with a Chad Flack homer to take the lead for good. North Carolina added a single run in the eighth and two runs in the ninth to set up the final scoreline. Andrew Carignan pitched the final four innings while giving up only 1 hit and three walks to up his record to 2-1. Will Atwood got the loss for the Gamecocks which ends Atwood’s season with a 2-2 mark. North Carolina heads to Omaha for the College World Series while South Carolina ends the season with a 46-20 record.
2007 NCAA Super Regional
Cal State Fullerton (36-23) vs. UCLA (33-26)
At Goodwin Field, Fullerton, Calif. / June, 9-11, 2007
Cal State Fullerton is set to face UCLA in the 2007 NCAA Super Regionals this weekend at Goodwin Field. The Southern California best-of-three game series for a trip to Omaha, Nebraska.
Sunday, (CSF home team), 10:06 p.m. (GT, WEB, ESPN2)
CSF: Jeff Kaplan, RHP (11-3, 3.35 ERA)
UCLA: Gavin Brooks, LHP (6-6, 4.65 ERA)
The Oregon State Beavers were limited to one hit but were able to pull out an 1-0 victory over the Michigan Wolverines. Scott Santschi received a lead-off walk in the top of the ninth. He was pinch ran for by Braden Wells. He was bunted to second by Lonnie Lechelt. Zach Putnam then continued his no-hit bid by striking out Chris Hopkins to give the Wolverines two outs in the ninth. Joey Wong then hit a single through the left side of the infield which was the Beavers only hit of the game and drove home Wells with the go-ahead run. Michigan then lifted starter Zach Putnam for Michael Powers who got the final out in the ninth. Eddie Kunz took over on the mound for the Beavers and got the final two outs of the game to give the Beavers an 1-0 series lead. The teams will be back in action on Monday at 7 pm on the East Coast.
Oregon State Recap
Louisville knocked off Oklahoma State 20-2 in the decisive game of their Super Regional showdown. This will be Louisville’s first trip to the College World Series. Isiah Howes led the Cardinals with a 3-6 day with a homer and six RBI. Pete Rodriguez went 4-4 with three RBI and three runs scored in the win. Oklahoma State starter Joe Kent only lasted one full inning while giving up three runs. Oklahoma State ends to the season with a 42-21 record.
Game 2 of the North Carolina and South Carolina Super Regional match-up was suspended in the middle of the seventh inning on Saturday evening as severe weather entered the Chapel Hill area. The Gamecocks led the game 8-5 before the suspension of the game. The teams returned to the field at 2:30 on Sunday and the Gamecocks were able to hold on to a 8-6 victory. South Carolina reliever Jeff Jeffords was able to get out of a situation with the tying run on second base with two outs by getting Garrett Gore to ground out in the eighth inning.
Justin Smoak led the Gamecocks in the game by going 2-3 with a homer, two RBI, and three runs scored. Tim Federowicz led the Tar Heels with a 3-5 game with two RBI.
The teams will meet in a decisive game at 7:00 pm on Sunday with the winner going to the College World Series.
The College Baseball Blog encourages everyone to watch the Super Regionals on Sunday on ESPN/ESPN 2/ESPN U because you are missing some of the most exciting baseball of the year if you are not watching. If you can’t get to a TV then watch the games on Gametracker which is available by clicking on the respective games. All times are Eastern.
North Carolina 5 vs South Carolina 8 suspended in 7th inning will continue at 2:30 pm (UNC leads series 1-0)
North Carolina vs South Carolina at 7 pm (IF NECESSARY)
The Arizona State Sun Devils were held scoreless for the first seven innings from Ole Miss starter Will Kline which put them in a 3-0 hole but were able to score one run in the bottom of the eighth and three in the bottom of the ninth to give the Sun Devils an improbable 4-3 victory. Mike Leake started for ASU and gave them a solid start by giving them seven innings while giving up three runs. Brian Flores (11-1) pitched two scoreless innings as he got the final six outs to get the victory. Will Kline (7-3) pitched 8.2 innings while giving up eleven hits and all four runs. The offensive leaders in the game were Rebel hitter Zack Cozart who went 3-4 with two RBI and ASU hitter Eric Sogard who went 2-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
The teams will be back in action on Sunday at 7 pm EDT.