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Regionals Roundup: Super Saturday
Kendall Rogers        
Published: Sunday, June 01, 2014



REGIONALS
Baton Rouge Regional | Bloomington Regional | Charlottesville Regional | Columbia Regional | Coral Gables Regional | Corvallis Regional | Fort Worth Regional | Gainesville Regional | Houston Regional | Lafayette Regional | Louisville Regional | Nashville Regional | Oxford Regional | San Luis Obispo RegionalStillwater Regional | Tallahassee Regional


CONFERENCE STANDINGS
* Multi-bid conferences only

Saturday only
Big Ten (2-0)
Big 12 (4-1)
SEC (7-3)
American Athletic (1-1)
Southland (1-1)
Big South (1-1)
Mountain West (1-1)
ACC (3-4)
Big West (1-3)
Pac-12 (1-4)
Missouri Valley (0-2)

Overall Regionals records
Big 12 (9-1)
Big Ten (3-1)
American Athletic (3-1)
Big West (5-3)
SEC (12-7)
Southland (2-2)
ACC (6-7)
Pac-12 (4-5)
Big South (1-3)
Mountain West (1-3)
Missouri Valley (0-4)




BATON ROUGE, LA. REGIONAL
Alex Box Stadium

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Southeastern Louisiana 2, Bryant 1 (Bryant eliminated)
Game 4: LSU 5, Houston 1

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: SE Louisiana vs. Houston
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. LSU

Staying alive: Southeastern Louisiana
Eliminated: Bryant

Roundup:

Southeastern Louisiana got a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to stay alive in the Baton Rouge Regional with a 2-1 win over Bryant. Lions starting pitcher Tate Scioneaux struck out five, didn't walk anyone and allowed just a run on seven hits in six innings, while key reliever Mason Klotz rose to the occasion with five strikeouts in four shutout frame to end the contest … Houston was able to get a run off LSU righthanded pitcher Aaron Nola in the second inning, and had some other threats, but the elite righty settled in and put together yet another gem in a 5-1 win over the Cougars to advance to the Baton Rouge Regional title game. Nola finished the night with seven strikeouts, just one walk and allowed a run on four hits in 7 1/3 innings. Offensively, the Tigers were led by red-hot hitter Sean McMullen, who had two hits, one a double, and an RBI to lead the cause. UH hard-throwing righthanded pitcher Jake Lemoine flashed his typical mid-90s velocity, but allowed five runs on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings.

BLOOMINGTON, IND. REGIONAL
Bart Kaufman Field

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Youngstown State 5, Indiana State 2
Game 4: Indiana 4, Stanford 2

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Youngstown State vs. Game 4 loser
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Indiana

Staying alive: Youngstown State
Eliminated: Indiana State


Roundup:

Indiana State put together an impressive regular season campaign, but struggled in the two days of the Bloomington Regional, dropping a 5-2 contest to Youngstown State to head home. ISU starting pitcher David Stagg struggled in the loss, while YSU starting pitcher Pat O'Brien allowed just two runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. With the win, O'Brien improves to just 3-10 on the season … Indiana lefthanded pitcher Joey DeNato was the heart and soul of this Hoosiers club last season, and he's been the same guy this season. The lefty had yet another dominant performance in a 4-2 win over red-hot Stanford. DeNato struck out four, walked one and allowed just two runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings of work. IU first baseman Sam Travis had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. REGIONAL
Davenport Field

Saturday, May 31

Game 3: Bucknell 5, Liberty 2
Game 4: Virginia 3, Arkansas 0

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Bucknell vs. Arkansas
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Virginia

Staying alive: Bucknell
Eliminated: Liberty


Roundup:

Liberty freshman righthanded pitcher Parker Bean had an impressive first year in the program, but he struggled Saturday afternoon in a 5-2 elimination game loss to Bucknell. Bean allowed three runs and just one hit, and recorded just one out in the process. Meanwhile, Bucknell got a quality start from Dan Weigel, who struck out six, didn't walk anyone and allowed just two runs on four hits in a complete game performance … In the nightcap, Virginia lefthanded pitcher Nathan Kirby was again terrific in a 3-0 win over Arkansas. Kirby, who has a fastball well into the 90s with good overall stuff, struck out nine, walked two and allowed just a hit in eight shutout innings. Meanwhile, first baseman Mike Papi led the offense with a home run, two hits and two RBIs. For the Hogs, righthanded pitcher Trey Killian was lifted because of an injury after 3 1/3 innings, while freshman Dominic Taccolini was impressive, tossing 4 2/3 shutout innings.

COLUMBIA, S.C. REGIONAL
Carolina Stadium

Saturday, May 31

Game 3: Campbell 4, Old Dominion 1
Game 4: Maryland 4, South Carolina 3

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Campbell vs. South Carolina
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Maryland

Staying alive: Campbell
Eliminated: Old Dominion

 
Roundup:

The Camels made history Saturday afternoon by winning the program's first postseason in a 4-1 elimination game win over Old Dominion. CU starting pitcher Hector Cedano allowed just a run on five hits in seven innings, but it was veteran Ryan Thompson's relief showing that ultimately led to the extra-inning victory. Thompson, as usual, shined on the mound, striking out five, walking one and allowing just one hit in five shutout innings. Offensively, Seth Larue and Elijah Trail each knocked in runs … In the nightcap, Maryland freshman righthanded pitcher Mike Shawaryn looked like a seasoned veteran in a 4-3 victory over South Carolina. Shawaryn clawed his way to a good performance, allowing just three runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings, while Bobby Ruse and Kevin Mooney took care of business in relief, Mooney escaping a runners at the corners with one out jam by inducing a game-ending double play.

CORAL GABLES, FLA. REGIONAL
Mark Light Field/Alex Rodriguez Stadium

Saturday, May 31

Game 3: Bethune-Cookman 6, Columbia 5
Game 4: Texas Tech 3, Miami 0

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Bethune-Cookman vs. Miami
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Texas Tech

Staying alive: Bethune-Cookman
Eliminated: Columbia

 
Roundup:

Bethune-Cookman kept its postseason hopes alive Saturday afternoon with a 6-5 win over Columbia. Josh Johnson hit a home run for the Wildcats, while Matt Noble went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to aid the cause. Meanwhile, junior lefthanded reliever Jon Sever, who has a fastball up to 92-93 mph, was solid out of the bullpen, striking out two and allowing just a run on two hits in three innings … Texas Tech freshman lefthanded pitcher Dylan Dusek had one of his best starts of the season in a 3-0 win over Miami to get into the driver’s seat of the Coral Gables Regional. Dusek struck out three, walked one and allowed just four hits in eight shutout innings. Meanwhile, the Red Raiders were led at the plate by shortstop Tim Proudfoot, who went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks. For the Hurricanes, starting pitcher Chris Diaz struck out six, walked three and allowed three runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings.

CORVALLIS, ORE. REGIONAL
Goss Stadium

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: UNLV 2, North Dakota State 1
Game 4: Oregon State 14, UC Irvine 2

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: UNLV vs. Oregon State
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. UC Irvine

Staying alive: UNLV
Eliminated: North Dakota State

 
Roundup:

UNLV scored two runs in the first inning against North Dakota State, and that is all it would need in a 2-1 victory to stay alive in the NCAA postseason. UNLV righthanded pitcher Bryan Bonnell struck out three, walked three and allowed a run on five hits in seven innings, while reliever Brayden Torres was impressive, allowing just two hits in two shutout innings … In the nightcap, UC Irvine took control of the Corvallis Regional, at least for now, by pummeling the hometown Beavers 14-2. UC Irvine third baseman and leadoff hitter Taylor Sparks had a big night at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and an RBI, while Connor Spencer had three hits and two RBIs, and Kris Paulino hit a grand slam to put the finishing touches on a dominant victory. Beavers lefthanded pitcher Jace Fry allowed six runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS REGIONAL
Lupton Stadium

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Siena 9, Dallas Baptist 8
Game 4: Sam Houston State vs. TCU, 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Siena vs. Game 4 loser
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 winner


Staying alive: Siena
Eliminated: Dallas Baptist

 
Roundup:

Siena got a walk-off RBI single from leadoff hitter and first baseman Vincent Citro to beat Dallas Baptist 9-8 and stay alive in the NCAA postseason. Citro finished the afternoon with two hits and two RBIs, while John Rooney and Dan Swain each had two hits and two RBIs to help the Saints’ cause. On the mound, Siena starting pitcher Ed Lewicki allowed seven runs in an inning, but reliever Neil Fryer was terrific, striking out five and allowing just a run on six hits in nine relief innings of work … In the nightcap, TCU outlasted Sam Houston State, 3-2, in a 22-inning affair that was filled with drama. TCU essentially won the game in the top of the 22nd with an RBI single to left field from spark plug Boomer White. However, the most drama came in the bottom of the 21st when SHSU’s Travis Lee, with the game tied at 2-2 with one out and runners on first and third, hit a slow chopper to shortstop. The shortstop tossed the ball to second for the second out, and it looked like SHSU had the win as the throw to first went off the mark. However, the umpire called SHSU’s Luke Plucheck out for runner’s interference and the two teams went to the 22nd. Bearkats head coach David Pierce and Plucheck were both thrown out of the game for arguing the call.

GAINESVILLE, FLA. REGIONAL
McKethan Stadium

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: North Carolina 5, Florida 2
Game 4: College of Charleston 6, Long Beach State 3

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: North Carolina vs. Long Beach State
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. College of Charleston

Staying alive: North Carolina
Eliminated: Florida

 
Roundup:

It was a rough Saturday for the State of Florida, as the Gators were another national seed to go 0-2 after losing to North Carolina. UF starting pitcher Bobby Poyner allowed two runs in two innings, while reliever Kirby Snead struggled out of the pen, allowing three runs on four hits in just an inning of work. Meanwhile, UNC was paced by Benton Moss and Reilly Hovis, who teamed up to allow just two runs on six hits in seven innings. Florida, which was the No. 2 national seed, sees its season end with a 40-23 overall record … In the nightcap, Charleston talented freshman righthanded pitcher Bailey Ober struck out three, walked just one and allowed three runs on seven hits in seven innings in a 6-3 win over Long Beach State. Meanwhile, relievers Nathan Helvey and Michael Hanzlik closed it out, while offensively, Nick Pappas and Ben Boykin led the Cougars’ power surge on the way to victory.

HOUSTON REGIONAL
Reckling Park

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Texas A&M 7, George Mason 3
Game 4: Texas 3, Rice 2

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Texas A&M vs. Rice, 3 p.m.
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Texas, 7 p.m.

Staying alive: Texas A&M
Eliminated: George Mason

 
Roundup:

Texas A&M speedy outfielder Krey Bratsen went 4-for-4 with an RBI double, while Logan Nottebrok and Troy Stein each had two hits and two RBIs, as the Aggies stayed alive in the Houston Regional with a 7-3 win over George Mason. On the mound, righthanded reliever Corey Ray rose to the occasion, allowing just a run in 3 1/3 innings … In the nightcap, Texas leadoff hitter Brooks Marlow hit an RBI single in the top of the 11th, around 1 a.m., to lift the Longhorns to a 3-2 thrilling victory over rival Rice. Marlow finished the contest with four hits, including a double, while righthanded reliever John Curtiss was electric with his power fastball, retiring all 12 batters he faced in the game and throwing 32 of his 43 pitches for strikes.

LAFAYETTE, LA. REGIONAL
M. L. Tigue Moore Field

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Louisiana-Lafayette 9, San Diego State 2
Game 4: Mississippi State 3, Jackson State 1

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Jackson State
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Mississippi State

Staying alive: Louisiana-Lafayette
Eliminated: San Diego State

 
Roundup:

Louisiana-Lafayette catcher Michael Strentz went 2-for-5 with a home run, a run scored and three RBIs, while outfielder Seth Harrison went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, as the Ragin’ Cajuns stayed alive in NCAA Regional action with a 9-2 win over San Diego State. On the mound, righthanded pitcher Carson Baranik allowed just two runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings … Mississippi State held lefthanded pitcher Ross Mitchell for the Lafayette Regional title game and went with veteran righty Ben Bracewell against Jackson State. In the 3-1 win, Bracewell struck out four, walked three and allowed a run on two hits in 3 2/3 innings. Meanwhile, Jake Vickerson and Brett Pirtle each finished the night with a pair of hits.

LOUISVILLE, KY. REGIONAL
Jim Patterson Stadium

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Kentucky 4, Kent State 2
Game 4: Louisville 6, Kansas 3

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Kentucky vs. Kansas
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Louisville

Staying alive: Kentucky
Eliminated: Kent State

 
Roundup:

Kentucky showed a lot of grit by coming back to beat Kent State 4-2 in the Louisville Regional. The Wildcats entered the ninth inning down 2-0 to the Golden Flashes, and got on the board when A.J. Reed hit an RBI double. Kent State recorded two outs before UK’s Thomas Bernal knocked in two runs, and Matt Reida hit an RBI single to give the Wildcats a 4-2 advantage, and the win after Reed silenced Kent’s offense in the bottom of the ninth inning. On the mound, the lefthanded pitcher struck out three, didn’t walk anyone and allowed just two runs on nine hits in nine innings … In the nightcap, Louisville’s Anthony Kidston struck out six and allowed just two runs on five hits in seven innings in a 6-3 win over Kansas to get into the driver’s seat in the Louisville Regional. Offensively, Corey Ray finished the night with a pair of doubles and three overall hits, while Sutton Whiting went 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

NASHVILLE, TENN. REGIONAL
Hawkins Field

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Xavier 6, Clemson 4
Game 4: Vanderbilt 7, Oregon 2

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Xavier vs. Oregon
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Vanderbilt

Staying alive: Xavier
Eliminated: Clemson

 
Roundup:

Clemson had hoped to get back on track in the Nashville Regional with righthanded pitcher Daniel Gossett on the mound, but that didn’t happen in a 6-4 disappointing setback to Xavier. Gossett struck out five and didn’t walk anyone, but allowed three runs on nine hits in six innings. Meanwhile, the Tigers couldn’t slow down Xavier’s Daniel Rizzie, who went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs. Clemson was a controversial inclusion into the field of 64, and the Tigers are 0-2 in the NCAA postseason for the first time in 33 seasons … In the nightcap, Vanderbilt hard-throwing righthanded pitcher Carson Fulmer struck out five, walked two and allowed just two runs on three hits in eight innings in an easy 7-2 win over Oregon. Freshman Bryan Reynolds led the Commodores at the plate with a double, three hits and two RBIs, while fellow outfielder Rhett Wiseman went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

OXFORD, MISS. REGIONAL
Swayze Field/Oxford-University Stadium

Saturday, May 31
Game 1, Washington 8, Georgia Tech 0
Game 2, Ole Miss 12, Jacksonville State 2

Sunday, June 1
Game 3: Georgia Tech vs. Jacksonville State
Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. Ole Miss.
Game 5: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, 7 p.m.

Staying alive: All teams are still alive
Eliminated: None

 
Roundup:

The Huskies could’ve very easily been one of the NCAA Regional hosts this weekend, but they seem to be comfortable in Mississippi after a dominant 8-0 win over Georgia Tech. UW righthanded pitcher Tyler Davis tossed a gem in the victory, striking out eight, not walking anyone, and allowed just four hits in a complete game shutout performance … Ole Miss didn’t suffer the same fate as some other No. 1 seeds in this year’s postseason field, as righthanded pitcher Chris Ellis set the tone and twirled a gem, striking out eight, walking three and allowing just two runs in a complete game performance. Meanwhile, how about the night first baseman Sikes Orvis had? Orvis hit a home run an a double, went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and five RBIs.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. REGIONAL
Baggett Stadium

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Sacramento State 5, Arizona State 4
Game 4: Pepperdine 2, Cal Poly 1

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Sacramento State vs. Cal Poly
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Pepperdine

Staying alive: Sacramento State
Eliminated: Arizona State

 
Roundup:

What a day it was for coach Reggie Christiansen and the Sacramento State program, as they notched the program’s first NCAA postseason win with a 5-4 triumph over traditional power Arizona State. Sacramento State outfielder Nathan Lukes helped set the tone with a two-RBI double and three RBIs, while on the mound, Brennan Leitao was terrific, striking out four and allowing just two runs (one earned) on five hits in seven innings. The Hornets were without hard-throwing reliever Sutter McLoughlin, but Christiansen was cautiously optimistic he could return to the mound on Sunday … In the nightcap, Pepperdine two-way star Aaron Brown struck out four and allowed just a run on three hits in eight innings, as the Waves shocked Cal Poly 2-1 to take the lead in the Regional. The Waves were led at the plate by second baseman Hutton Moyer, who had two hits and an RBI, while for the Mustangs, starting pitcher Casey Bloomquist struck out seven, walked one and allowed just two runs on seven hits in eight innings.

STILLWATER, OKLA. REGIONAL
Allie P. Reynolds Stadium

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Nebraska 8, Binghamton 6
Game 4: Oklahoma State 13, Cal State Fullerton 7

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Nebraska vs. Cal State Fullerton
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Oklahoma State

Staying alive: Nebraska
Eliminated: Binghamton

 
Roundup:

In an elimination game, Nebraska was down 6-5 after six innings to Binghamton, but erupted for three runs in the top of the ninth to take home an 8-6 decision, and to stay alive in the NCAA postseason. Electric Nebraska freshman outfielder and leadoff hitter Ryan Boldt went 3-for-5 with a triple, three runs scored and an RBI, while first baseman Blake Headley went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs … In the nightcap, Oklahoma State tagged Fullerton righthanded pitcher Justin Garza for seven runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings, with outfielder Conor Costello leading the way by going 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, while first baseman Tanner Krietemeier went 3-for-6 with a run scored and five RBIs. OSU leadoff hitter Saulyer Saxon also had a nice night at the plate, setting the table with three hits, and scoring three runs in the process.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. REGIONAL
Dick Howser Stadium

Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Alabama 6, Florida State 5
Game 4: Kennesaw State 13, Georgia Southern 5

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Alabama vs. Georgia Southern
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. Kennesaw State

Staying alive: Alabama
Eliminated: Florida State

 
Roundup:

Alabama lefthanded pitcher Justin Kamplain struck out three and allowed just a run on five hits in eight innings, as the Crimson Tide captured a 6-5 win over national seed Florida State to stay alive in the NCAA postseason. The Seminoles staged a fierce five-run ninth inning rally, thanks in part to Alabama’s pitchers being unable to throw strikes, but came up just short. Alabama leadoff hitter Mikey White led the game with a 2-for-4 afternoon with a home run, three runs scored and an RBI. Meanwhile, FSU righthanded pitcher Luke Weaver likely sees his FSU career come to a close after allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits in five innings of work … In the nightcap, Kennesaw State erupted for eight runs in the top of the 11th inning to take home a 13-5 win over Georgia Southern in a game that was rather emotional in the final inning with coaches and players barking at one another. Kennesaw State’s Max Pentecost had a terrific night at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, while Kal Simmons had three hits and three RBIs and outfielder Bo Way went 3-for-6 with a double and two RBIs.
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