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College : : Story
Regionals roundup: Nine more spots
Kendall Rogers        
Published: Monday, June 02, 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

Sunday only
American Athletic (3-0)
ACC (4-1)
Pac 12 (6-2)
SEC (9-3)
Big 12 (2-2)
Big West (2-3)
Southland (1-2)
Conference USA (0-1)
Big South (0-1)
Mountain West (0-1)
Big 10 (0-2)

Overall Regionals records
American Athletic (6-1)
Big 12 (11-3)
SEC (21-12)
Pac-12 (10-7)
ACC (10-8)
Big West (7-6)
Southland (3-4)
Big South (1-4)
Mountain West (1-4)
Missouri Valley (0-4)



BATON ROUGE, LA. REGIONAL
Alex Box Stadium

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Houston 9, Southeastern Louisiana 5
Game 6: Houston 5, LSU 4 (11)

Staying alive: Houston
Eliminated: Bryant, Southeastern Louisiana

Roundup:

Houston kept its postseason hopes alive in the opening game of the day, a 9-5 win over Southeastern Louisiana. UH righthanded pitcher Aaron Garza allowed just two runs in six innings, while leadoff hitter Kyle Survance had an impressive afternoon at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Meanwhile, UH shortstop Frankie Ratcliff had an impressive game at the plate, collecting two doubles and knocking in a pair of runs … In the nightcap, UH leadoff hitter Kyle Survance hit an RBI single in the top of the 11th to give the Cougars a 5-4 lead and the win by shutting down LSU in the bottom of the inning. Survance had yet another impressive offensive performance, finishing the night with three hits and an RBI. Meanwhile, on the mound, starting pitcher David Longville struck out two, walked one and allowed a run on five hits in five innings, while the most clutch performance came from righthanded reliever Chase Wellbrock, who allowed just a run and three hits in five innings. LSU wasted an outstanding performance from lefty Kyle Bouman, who tossed six shutout innings.

BLOOMINGTON, IND. REGIONAL
Bart Kaufman Field

Sunday, June 1

Game 5: Stanford 12, Youngstown State 4
Game 6: Stanford 10, Indiana 7

Staying alive: Stanford
Eliminated: Indiana State, Youngstown State


Roundup:

Stanford third baseman Alex Blandino and first baseman Danny Diekroeger each hit a home run in the first game of the day in a 12-4 win over Youngstown State to stay alive in the NCAA postseason, while starting pitcher and freshman Brett Hanewich struck out nine, walked three and allowed just two runs on three hits in seven innings … In the nightcap, the Cardinal surprised many by beating host Indiana 10-7 to stay alive another day. Stanford entered the eighth inning down 6-4, but got a massive three-run homer from Wayne Taylor to take a 7-6 lead over the Hoosiers. Meanwhile, the Cardinal extended their lead in the ninth inning with a three-run frame to go up 10-7. Stanford wouldn’t relinquish that lead in the bottom of the ninth inning despite a little drama. Austin Slater and Zach Hoffpauir each finished the contest with three hits, while AJ Vanegas shined on the mound after starting pitcher James Logan only lasted 1 2/3 innings, allowing just two runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings of work.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. REGIONAL
Davenport Field

Sunday, June 1

Game 5: Arkansas 10, Bucknell 0
Game 6: Virginia 9, Arkansas 2



Roundup:

Arkansas second baseman Brian Anderson went 3-for-3 with a triple in a 10-0 win over Bucknell to start the day. Meanwhile, lefthanded starting pitcher Jalen Beeks tossed five shutout innings and reliever Jackson Lowery tossed four shutout frames in the victory … In the nightcap, Arkansas young righthanded pitcher Zach Jackson couldn’t rebound from a slow start in a 9-2 loss to top-seeded Virginia. Jackson allowed six runs (four earned) on three hits in 2 2/3 innings, while Virginia lefthanded starting pitcher Brandon Waddell struck out four, didn’t walk anyone and allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings. UVa.’s John LaPrise went 3-for-5 with two RBIs while outfielder Derek Fisher went 2-for-4 with four RBIs.

COLUMBIA, S.C. REGIONAL
Carolina Stadium

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: South Carolina 9, Clemson 0
Game 6: Maryland 10, South Carolina 1

 
Roundup:

The Gamecocks were on the brink of elimination to start the day, but responded well in a 9-0 win over Campbell. South Carolina freshman righthanded pitcher Wil Crowe was terrific against the Camels, striking, not allowing a walk and allowing just four hits in a complete game shutout … In the nightcap, Maryland dominated the Gamecocks 10-1 on the way to the Charlottesville Super Regional. Terps leadoff hitter Charlie White went 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Blake Schmit and Anthony Papio each finished the game with a pair of hits. Meanwhile, Jose Cuas, Blake Schmit and Anthony Papio each finished the night with two hits a piece. On the mound, Maryland reliever Bobby Ruse was terrific, striking out three, not allowing a walk and allowing just one hit in 3 1/3 shutout innings.

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

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Miami 10, Bethune-Cookman 0
Game 6: Texas Tech 1, Miami 0 (Top 8, Rain delay)

Staying alive: Miami
Eliminated: Columbia, Bethune-Cookman

 
Roundup:

After dropping a tough bout to Texas Tech on Saturday, the Hurricanes responded in impressive fashion to start Sunday, beating Bethune-Cookman 10-0 to stay alive. Hurricanes lefthanded pitcher Bryan Radziewski struck out nine, walked two and allowed just three hits in a complete game shutout, while freshman Zack Collins hit a pair of homers and knocked in five runs … In the nightcap, the Hurricanes were down to Texas Tech 1-0 in the top of the eighth inning before inclement weather caused the game to get delayed until 1 p.m. on Monday.

CORVALLIS, ORE. REGIONAL
Goss Stadium

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Oregon State 6, UNLV 1
Game 6: Oregon State 4, UC Irvine 0

Staying alive: Oregon State
Eliminated: North Dakota State, UNLV

 
Roundup:

Oregon State ace lefthanded pitcher Ben Wetzler struck out 10, walked three and allowed just a run on four hits in a complete game performance and 6-1 win over UNLV Sunday afternoon to stay alive in the postseason … In the nightcap, the Beavers needed a win over UC Irvine to stay alive, and got just that in a 4-0 triumph. OSU righthanded pitcher Scott Schultz struck out four, walked two and allowed just two hits in a complete game shutout, while leadoff hitter Jeff Hendrix went 3-for-3 with a run scored. OSU must now beat Irvine again to advance to the NCAA Super regional round.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS REGIONAL
Lupton Stadium

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Sam Houston State 9, Siena 2
Game 6: TCU 6, Sam Houston State 1


 
Roundup:

Even after a very tough loss to TCU Saturday night, Sam Houston State kept its hopes alive Sunday afternoon with a dominant 9-2 win over Siena. SHSU shortstop Corey Toups went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, while outfielder Colt Atwood had a productive game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs … In the nightcap, SHSU starting pitcher Andrew Godail allowed two runs on five hits in three innings of work, and TCU never looked back in a 6-1 triumph. The Bearkats couldn’t figure out talented Frogs lefthanded pitcher Tyler Alexander, who struck out five, walked one and allowed just six hits in a complete game performance … TCU will host Pepperdine in NCAA Super Regional action next weekend.

GAINESVILLE, FLA. REGIONAL
McKethan Stadium

Sunday, June 1

Game 5: Long Beach State 5, North Carolina 4 (Top 7) – Rain delay
Game 6: Game 5 winner vs. College of Charleston

Staying alive: North Carolina
Eliminated: None

 
Roundup:

The weather in Gainesville has been atrocious the past couple of days, and North Carolina and Long Beach State were unable to finish their respective contest Sunday afternoon. The game will continue Monday morning with Long Beach State leading the Tar Heels 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning. The winner, of course, will need to beat College of Charleston twice to advance to an NCAA Super Regional.

HOUSTON REGIONAL
Reckling Park

Sunday, June 1

Game 5: Texas A&M 9, Rice 8
Game 6: Texas A&M 3, Texas 2

Staying alive: Texas A&M
Eliminated: George Mason, Rice

 
Roundup:

Texas A&M appeared to be in a heap of trouble Sunday afternoon, sitting down 6-0 to Rice going to the bottom of the seventh inning. However, the Aggies got a massive boost with a five-run seventh inning, capped off by a grand slam to right field from first baseman Cole Lankford to cut the lead to 6-5. The Aggies took the lead in the eighth inning with a pair of runs to go ahead 7-6, while they scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to stay alive with a 9-8 victory over the Owls. The Aggies got productive performances from leadoff hitter Blake Allemand (three hits) and Krey Bratsen (three hits), among others … In the nightcap, and needing a win to stay alive in the Houston Regional, the Aggies called on freshman lefthanded pitcher Tyler Stubblefield to get the job done against the 'Horns. He definitely didn't disappoint, striking out nine, walking five and allowing just two runs on four hits in nine innings. In the middle innings, Stubblefield retired seven-straight Longhorns and never looked back in the 3-2 victory. The Aggies have some momentum going into Monday's action in Houston.

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

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Louisiana-Lafayette 11, Jackson State 1
Game 6: Louisiana-Lafayette 14, Mississippi State 8

Staying alive: Louisiana-Lafayette
Eliminated: San Diego State, Jackson State

 
Roundup:

National seed Louisiana-Lafayette has risen to the occasion since dropping the opening game of the tournament to Jackson State. Jace Conrad had a home run, double and six RBIs in the first game of the day Sunday, an 11-1 win over Jackson State in an elimination game. Meanwhile, leadoff hitter Ryan Leonards went 2-for-2 with a double, four runs scored and an RBI … In the nightcap, the Ragin' Cajuns flexed their offensive muscles, as they've done so many times this season in a 14-8 win over Mississippi State. Conrad, again, had a huge day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs, while outfielder Seth Harrison had a double, triple and three RBIs to help lead the offensive cause. The most impressive part of the win for the Cajuns? Touching up MSU lefthanded pitcher Ross Mitchell for six runs on seven hits in just three innings.

LOUISVILLE, KY. REGIONAL
Jim Patterson Stadium

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Kentucky 8, Kansas 6
Game 6: Louisville 4, Kentucky 1


Roundup:

Facing elimination against Kansas to start Sunday, the top of the Kentucky lineup rose to the occasion in an 8-6 win to stay alive and setup a showdown with rival Louisville in the NCAA Regional title game. Third baseman Max Kuhn had a big afternoon at the plate, tallying a triple and going 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while catcher Micheal Thomas had three hits, one of them a double and an RBI to help the cause in an 8-6 victory … In the nightcap, young Louisville pitcher Josh Rogers struck out five, didn't walk anyone and allowed just a run on four hits in six innings, as the Cardinals defeated Kentucky in a very heated contest, 4-1, to advance to an NCAA Super Regional. Relievers Kyle McGrath and Nick Burdi also performed at a high level for the Cardinals, while they held UK two-way star A.J. Reed to an 0-for-4 performance in what likely was his final college game. The Cardinals will now face the winner of Monday's game between Alabama and Kennesaw State down in Tallahassee.

NASHVILLE, TENN. REGIONAL
Hawkins Field

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Oregon 11, Xavier 8
Game 6: Vanderbilt 3, Oregon 2



 
Roundup:

Facing elimination against Xavier to start Sunday, Oregon scored eight runs the final three frames to stay alive in Nashville with an 11-8 win over Xavier. Though the UO offense stepped up in those final three frames, it also received some help from some sketchy XU defense. With that said, designated hitter Shaun Case went 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs, while outfielder Kyle Garlick had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs … In the nightcap, Vanderbilt advanced to yet another NCAA Super Regional behind a stellar performance from sophomore righthanded pitcher Walker Buehler. Buehler struck out eight, walked one and allowed just two runs on six hits in a complete game performance. Meanwhile, Vandy leadoff hitter Dansby Swanson went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the offensive charge. UO starting pitcher Stephen Nogosek put together a nice start of his own, striking out seven, walking two and allowed a run on four hits in seven innings.

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

Sunday, June 1
Game 3: Georgia Tech 4, Jacksonville State 2
Game 4: Ole Miss 2, Washington 1
Game 5: Washington 4, Georgia Tech 2

Staying alive: Washington
Eliminated: Jacksonville State, Georgia Tech

 
Roundup:

Georgia Tech lefthanded pitcher Devin Stanton struck out three, walked one and allowed just a run on six hits in five innings as the Yellow Jackets began Sunday by staying alive with a 4-2 win over Jacksonville State … In the second game of the day, Ole Miss lefthanded pitcher Christian Trent struck out six, walked one and allowed just a run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings, while reliever Aaron Greenwood rose to the occasion, striking out four in 2 2/3 shutout innings in the 2-1 win over the Huskies. Meanwhile, UW righthanded pitcher Jeff Brigham also put together a solid start, allowing just two runs on seven hits in seven innings … In the nightcap, another elimination game, Washington beat Georgia Tech 4-2 behind a stellar bullpen performance from Trevor Dunlap, who struck out four and allowed just two hits in four shutout innings of relief work.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. REGIONAL
Baggett Stadium

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Cal Poly 6, Sacramento State 5
Game 6: Pepperdine 10, Cal Poly 6

 
Roundup:

Facing elimination Sunday afternoon against Sacramento State, Cal Poly outfielder Zack Zehner hit a home run, while first baseman John Schuknecht had a pair of doubles and went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the offensive cause in a 6-5 win over Sacramento State … In the nightcap, red-hot Pepperdine rose to the occasion yet again, as outfielder Bryan Langlois had a huge hit and went 2-for-4 with five RBIs to lead the offensive cause in a 10-6 victory. Pepperdine leadoff hitter Brandon Caruso also had a nice night at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs, while Austin Davidson and Aaron Barnett each finished the contest with a pair of hits. On the mound, reliever Chandler Blanchard kept the Mustangs at bay late in the contest, allowing three hits in two shutout innings of work.

STILLWATER, OKLA. REGIONAL
Allie P. Reynolds Stadium

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Cal State Fullerton 4, Nebraska 3
Game 6: Oklahoma State 6, Cal State Fullerton 4

 
Roundup:

In the first game of the day, Cal State Fullerton starting pitcher Grahamm Wiest allowed three runs on seven hits in eight innings, as the Titans stayed alive in the Stillwater Regional with a 4-3 win over Nebraska … Meanwhile, in the nightcap, Cal State Fullerton made a fierce rally late in the game in a 6-4 loss to Oklahoma State, getting the go-ahead runner on first base, but the Pokes were able to slam the door shut with reliever Brendan McCurry tossing two shutout frames to end the game. OSU was led at the plate by outfielder Conor Costello, who went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, while outfielder Gage Green finished the night with three hits. OSU will now face the winner of Monday's contest between UC Irvine and Oregon State at the Corvallis Regional.

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. REGIONAL
Dick Howser Stadium

Sunday, June 1
Game 5: Alabama 6, Georgia Southern 0
Game 6: Alabama 4, Kennesaw State 1

Staying alive: Alabama
Eliminated:  Florida State, Georgia Southern

 
Roundup:

With its season on the line against Georgia Souther, the Crimson Tide looked to freshman Geoffrey Bramblett to provide a boost. Bramblett didn’t disappoint in a 6-0 win, striking out seven, walking two and allowing just two hits in a complete game shutout. Meanwhile, physical outfielder Ben Moore had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs … In the nightcap, the Crimson Tide handed the ball to Taylor Guilbeau for his first start of the season. Guilbeau struggled with command at times, walking six batters, but still finished the contest with five strikeouts, while allowing just a run on five hits in a complete game performance. The Alabama victory forces a decisive second title game Monday morning in Tallahassee.
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