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Monday, June 04, 2012

Monday Regionals roundup

Kendall Rogers        

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ADVANCES TO SUPERS: Oklahoma (42-23)

ELIMINATED: Army (41-15), Virginia (39-19-1), Appalachian State (41-18)

REVIEW: There must be something about Charlottesville, Va., that tickles the fancy of Oklahoma outfielder Cody Reine. Reine went 2-for-5 with a home run and six RBIs, as the Sooners forced a second game in the Charlottesville Regional title game with a 14-6 win over Appalachian State. Also in the first game, designated hitter Matt Oberste went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and four RBIs ... With a trip to the Columbia Super Regional on the line, the Sooners looked to junior right-handed pitcher Drew Harrison to get the job done. The righty didn't disappoint, striking out four and allowing just two runs on three hits in six innings of work, as the Sooners captured a thrilling 5-2 victory. The OU bullpen also did a wonderful job with Jordan John tossing two scoreless frames and Steven Okert closing things out with a scoreless frame. The last time the Sooners were in Charlottesville, they won a Super Regional series over Virginia. Perhaps this is a good omen for the South Carolina series.


ADVANCES TO SUPER REGIONAL: Texas Christian (40-20)

ELIMINATED: Dayton (31-30), Texas A&M (43-18), Ole Miss (37-26)

REVIEW: What a whirlwind campaign coach Jim Schlossnagle and the Horned Frogs have had this season. The Frogs had a lot of upside entering the spring, but injuries kept them off their course for much of the season. This weekend, though, the Frogs were healthy outside of the Jason Coats injury and played an outstanding brand of baseball. After beating Ole Miss Sunday night to stay alive in the College Station Regional, the Horned Frogs sealed the deal on Monday with an impressive 7-4 win over the Rebels. TCU starting pitcher Preston Morrison worked 4 1/3 gutsy innings, while reliever Justin Scharf, who was great throughout the weekend, allowed just a run on four hits in 4 2/3 innings. Offensively, third baseman Jantzen Witte, who was injured earlier this season, went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. TCU now gets the chore of facing UCLA in Los Angeles next weekend.



ELIMINATED: Miami (36-23), Missouri State (40-22), UCF (45-17)

REVIEW: There might not be a better story (sorry, Kent State) in the college baseball postseason right now than the Seawolves. Hailing from the America East Conference, SBU wasn't given a huge chance to win the Coral Gables Regional. However, it put together a very impressive weekend and finished it off with a 10-6 win over UCF. SBU starting pitcher Tyler Johnson struck out five and allowed four runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings, while reliever Joshua Mason closed things out. Offensively, third baseman William Carmona had a tremendous night, going 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs. Meanwhile, outfielder Sal Intagliata went 2-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI.


ADVANCES TO SUPER REGIONAL: North Carolina State (43-18)

ELIMINATED: Sacred Heart (25-32), UNC Wilmington (39-23), Vanderbilt (35-28)

REVIEW: What an incredible comeback N.C. State put together against Vanderbilt. The Wolfpack appeared to be in serious trouble entering the eighth inning of the Raleigh Regional title game, trailing 7-3 with the Commodores having all the momentum. However, they responded in impressive fashion with three runs the final two innings to capture a 9-7 victory, advancing them to next week's Gainesville Super Regional against Florida. N.C. State reliever Ryan Wilkins once again was fantastic, striking out six and allowing just three hits in 4 2/3 shutout innings (fifth save). Meanwhile, outfielder Tarran Senay went 2-for-2 with a home run and five RBIs to lead the offensive cause, while leadoff hitter Trea Turner went 3-for-6 with a run scored and an RBI.



ELIMINATED: Texas-Arlington (36-25), Oral Roberts (38-25), Dallas Baptist (41-19)

REVIEW: When Baylor was beaten by Oral Roberts in its opening game at the Waco Regional, some teams might've been shell-shocked. Not the Bears. This veteran-laden club kept things together and put together an impressive performance in an 8-2 win over Dallas Baptist to punch their ticket to the NCAA Super Regional round. BU starting pitcher Josh Turley struck out three and allowed just two runs on five hits in four innings, while reliever Dillon Newman struck out five and allowed just one hit in five shutout frames. At the plate, outfielder Dan Evatt went 3-for-4 with three runs scored while first baseman Max Muncy went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

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