Corvallis Regional

#1 Oregon State 8, #3 Yale 1 (Yale eliminated)

#3 Yale 9, #4 Holy Cross 5 (HC eliminated)

#1 Oregon State wins Corvallis Regional

Michael Gretler had a three-run homer to cap a five-run third as OSU downed Yale to capture the Corvallis Regional crown. Nick Madrigal went 4 for 4 with a run, while Steven Kwan was 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for the Beavers (52-4), the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Brandon Eisert (3.2 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the win in relief. Alex Stiegler went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI for the Bulldogs (34-18).

Alex Stiegler went 3 for 3 with two doubles and five RBI as Yale handled HC to advance to the regional finals. Tim DeGraw went 3 for 3 with four runs and two RBI for the Bulldogs (34-17). Kumar Nambiar (7 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 4 ER, BB, 4 K) earned the victory. Bill Schlich had two hits and knocked in three for the Crusaders (24-29).

Hattiesburg Regional

#2 Mississippi State 7, #2 South Alabama 3 (USA eliminated)   Photo Gallery by Craig Jackson

#1 Southern Miss 8, #3 South Alabama 3   Photo Gallery by Craig Jackson

#2 Mississippi State 5, #4 UIC 4 (UIC eliminated)   Photo Gallery by Craig Jackson

Hunter Stovall had a two-run homer in the third to erase a 1-0 deficit and Cody Brown added a three-run dinger later in the frame as MSU beat USA to advance to Monday’s regional finals. Brown finished with three hits, and Cole Gordon added a pinch-hit home run for the Bulldogs (38-25). Denver McQuary (5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 3 K) registered the win, while Peyton Plumlee (4 IP, 2 H, R, BB, 5 K) earned the save. Wells Davis homered twice for the Jaguars (40-21).

Tracy Hadley had a three-run homer in a four-run fifth as Southern Miss knocked off USA to stay unbeaten in regional play. Taylor Braley (2 for 3, 3 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Golden Eagles (50-14) and picked up the win, pitching 5.2 innings with eight hits, three runs, two walks and four strikeouts. Colton Thomas homered and drove in two for the Jaguars (40-20).

Elijah MacNamee had two hits and two RBI to lead MSU past UIC. Konnor Pilkington (7 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 9 K) earned the win, while Riley Self (1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K) recorded the save for the Bulldogs (37-25). Mickey McDonald drove in two, while Brandon Gibis had three hits and two runs for the Flames (39-17).

Fayetteville Regional

#1 Arkansas 11, #2 Missouri State 10

#1 Arkansas 4, #4 Oral Roberts 3 (ORU eliminated)

Jared Gates belted a two-run homer to cap a four-run eighth as Arkansas edged MSU to set up a winner-take-all game on Monday for the regional title. Because of weather delays and much offense, the game took more than six hours to complete and ended after 3 a.m. local time. The Razorbacks (45-18) trailed 8-7 before their eighth-inning outburst. Jax Biggers went 2 for 3 with three RBI, while Eric Cole had two hits and knocked in a pair for Arkansas. Hunter Steinmetz went 3 for 4 with four runs and two RBI for the Bears (42-18).

Chad Spanberger smacked a homer with two away in the top of the seventh to snap a 3-3 tie and help Arkansas eliminate ORU to advance to the regional finals. It was home run No. 20 for Spanberger. Noah Cummings and Brent Williams both went deep in a three-run fourth for the Golden Eagles (43-16). Eric Cole had a two-run double in a three-run fifth for the Razorbacks (44-18). Josh Alberius (3 IP, 2 H, BB, 3 K) earned the win, while Jake Reindl (2.1 IP, 3 K) registered the save.

Chapel Hill Regional

#4 Davidson 2, #1 North Carolina 1 (UNC eliminated)   Improbable Cats win Chapel Hill Regional

#1 North Carolina 10, #2 FGCU 1 (FGCU eliminated)

#4 Davidson wins Chapel Hill Regional

Brandon Riley went 3 for 4 with two doubles, one run and two RBI as UNC thumped FGCU to advance to the regional finals. Kyle Datres (2 for 5, 2 R) and Tyler Lynn (1 for 4, R) both drove in two, while Cody Roberts had three hits and two runs for the Tar Heels (49-13). Eli Lovell went 1 for 3 with one RBI for the Eagles (43-20).

Baton Rouge Regional

#1 LSU 5, #3 Rice 0 (Rice eliminated)

#3 Rice 9, #2 Southeastern Louisiana 5 (SLU eliminated)

#1 LSU wins Baton Rouge Regional

Eric Walker hurled eight scoreless innings with eight strikeouts as LSU blanked Rice to win the Baton Rouge Regional. Walker scattered seven hits and did not walk a batter. Josh Smith went 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI for the Tigers (46-17). Dominic DeCaprio and Dayne Wunderlich both had two hits for the Owls (33-31).

Dane Myers mashed a three-run homer in a five-run third as Rice beat SLU to play in the regional finals. Myers finished with two hits and four RBI, while Ford Proctor went 3 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBI for the Owls (33-30). Kendal Jefferies (5.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, BB, 3 K) picked up the win in relief. Taylor Schwaner (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) had a double and a homer for the Lions (37-22).

Clemson Regional

#1 Clemson 6, #2 Vanderbilt 0

#1 Clemson 6, #4 UNCG 3 (UNCG eliminated)

Tyler Jackson tossed a two-hit shutout as Clemson blanked Vanderbilt to force a deciding game on Monday for the regional title. Jackson walked one and fanned three. Weston Jackson went 3 for 5 with a double, a homer, two runs and three RBI to lead the offense for the Tigers (42-20). Ro Coleman and JJ Bleday had hits for the Commodores (35-23).

Logan Davidson had a two-run homer in the seventh to erase a 3-2 deficit as Clemson rallied past UNCG to reach the regional finals. Kyle Wilkie went 3 for 3 with two runs, and Seth Beer (3 for 3) went deep for the Tigers (41-20). Owen Griffith (4.1 IP, H, BB, 5 K) was terrific in relief in picking up the win. Ben Spitznagel doubled twice for the Spartans (36-24) with one run and one RBI.

Fort Worth Regional

#1 TCU 5, #2 Virginia 1

#3 Dallas Baptist 6, #4 CCSU 5 (CCSU eliminated)

Jared Janczak was brilliant, allowing six hits and one earned run with six strikeouts, as TCU won its winners’ bracket game with Virginia. The Horned Frogs (44-16) advance to the Regional final and will play the winner of Virginia (43-15) and Dallas Baptist. Zach Humphreys drove in two, and Evan Skoug went 2 for 4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI for the Frogs. Durbin Feltman struck out the side in the ninth for TCU after Virginia got a couple runners on base. Andy Weber went 2 for 3 with a run for the Cavaliers.

Austin Listi hit two of his team’s five home runs as DBU nipped CCSU to move onto the regional finals. Devlin Granberg, Matt Duce and Camden Duzenack (2 for 3, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Patriots (41-20). MD Johnson (6.1 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 7 K) registered the win, while Seth Elledge (2.2 IP, 2 H, R, BB, 4 K) notched the save. Ryan Costello went 3 for 3 with two walks and three runs for the Blue Devils (36-22).

Gainesville Regional

#3 Bethune-Cookman 6, #1 Florida 2

#3 Bethune-Cookman 6, #2 USF 4 (USF eliminated)

Nate Sterijevski went 4 for 4 with two runs and four RBI as B-CU forced a winner-take-all game on Monday with UF. The Gators (44-17) had been 31-0 against the Wildcats (36-24) prior to Saturday. B-CU had been 2-30 all-time in the NCAA Tournament before its two Saturday wins gave it three in the Regional. Sterijevski had an RBI double in the second, a run-scoring base hit in the sixth to snap a 2-2 tie, and a two-run single in the eighth. TJ Densmore (3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K) earned the win, while Anthony Maldonado pitched four hitless innings to record the save. Deacon Liput had a two-run single in the second for the Gators.

B-CU scored three in the first and Nate Sterijevski had a two-run homer in the third to break a 3-3 deadlock in a win over USF to advance to the regional finals. Alexis Herrera (5 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 6 K) recorded the victory for the Wildcats (35-24). Kevin Merrell had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI for the Bulls (42-19).

Houston Regional

#1 Houston 7, #4 Iowa 5 (Iowa eliminated)

Connor Wong led off the top of the ninth with a homer to break a 5-5 tie, and Grayson Padgett doubled in another run for his third RBI of the night as Houston eliminated Iowa to set up a final with Texas A&M. Wong finished with two RBI, and Corey Julks contributed two hits, two runs and an RBI for the Cougars (42-20), who advanced after more than a five-hour rain delay. Jake Adams hit his nation-leading 29th homer to tie the game at 5, and Grant Judkins had two RBI for the Hawkeyes (39-22).

Lexington Regional

#1 Kentucky 8, #3 NC State 6

#1 Kentucky 14, #2 Indiana 9 (IU eliminated)

Zach Reks had three hits and two RBI, and Tristan Pompey added three hits and two runs, as UK defeated NC State to force a winner-take-all game on Monday. The Wildcats (42-21) snapped a 3-3 tie with one in the fifth and put up four more in the sixth. Chris Machamer (2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, BB, 5 K) got the win in relief, while Logan Salow (2.2 IP, 4 K) dominated to record the save. Joe Dunand had a three-run homer in the seventh for the Wolfpack (36-24).

Riley Mahan went 4 for 6 with a homer and five RBI as UK outscored IU to reach the regional finals. Kole Cottam (2 for 5) also went deep and knocked in three for the Wildcats (41-21). Zack Thompson (7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, BB, 7 K) earned the win. Austin Cangelosi and Craig Dedelow both had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI for the Hoosiers (34-24).

Long Beach Regional

#1 Long Beach State 4, #2 Texas 3

#1 Long Beach State 7, #4 San Diego State 4 (SDSU eliminated)

It’s only fitting that Long Beach State and Texas play a third and deciding game. The first two have been beauties. Jarren Duran had two hits and two RBI, including the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the eighth, as the Dirtbags edged Texas to force a winner-take-all game for the Regional title Monday night. Luke Rasmussen added a hit and two runs for the Dirtbags. Zane Gurwitz led the Longhorns with two hits and an RBI, and Bret Boswell, who had two homers Saturday night, drove in another run.

Jarren Duran had two hits and two RBI as LBSU eliminated SDSU to advance to the regional finals. Luke Rasmussen had two hits, two runs and one RBI for the Dirtbags (39-18-1). John Sheaks (6 IP, 8 H, 4 R, BB, 5 K) registered the victory, while Eli Villalobos (2.2 IP, H, 3 K) earned the save. Danny Sheehan (2 for 4, 2 RBI) homered for the Aztecs (42-21).

Louisville Regional

#1 Louisville 8, #3 Xavier 7 (XU eliminated)

#3 Xavier 11, #2 Oklahoma 0 (OU eliminated)

#1 Louisville wins Louisville Regional

Josh Stowers had an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to knot the score at 7-7 and scored the eventual game-winner on a base hit by Logan Taylor as UL edged XU to win the Louisville Regional. Stowers went 2 for 3 with a homer, three runs and four RBI, while Taylor had two hits and two RBI for the Cardinals (50-10). Lincoln Henzman (2.2 IP, 3 K) earned the victory in relief. Nate Soria had two hits and three RBI for the Musketeers (34-27).

Ryan Bannon had two hits, one run and one RBI in an eight-run first as XU blanked OU to advance to the regional finals against Louisville. Bannon went 4 for 4 with a homer, three runs and three RBI. Trent Astle tossed eight scoreless innings with seven hits, one walk and four strikeouts for the Musketeers (34-26). Steele Walker went 2 for 4 with a double for the Sooners (35-24).

Lubbock Regional

#3 Sam Houston State 9, #1 Texas Tech 8

#3 Sam Houston State 9, #2 Arizona 3 (UA eliminated)

Clayton Harp drove in four as SHSU forced another matchup with TTU on Monday for the regional crown. The Bearkats (43-21) built a 9-4 lead in the eighth before the Red Raiders put up two in both the eighth and ninth to make it close. Bryce Johnson went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI, and Taylor Beene also knocked in a pair for SHSU. Josh Jung and Brian Klein both had three hits and two RBI for the Red Raiders (45-16).

Andrew Fregia had two hits and three RBI, including a two-run double in an eight-run second, as SHSU beat UA to move to the regional finals. Bryce Johnson had two hits and two RBI for the Bearkats (42-21). Hayden Wesneski (6 IP, 7 H, R, 3 K) earned the win in relief. Louis Boyd (2 for 4) homered for the Wildcats (38-11).

Tallahassee Regional

#1 Florida State 8, #3 Auburn 7 (10)

#1 Florida State 5, #4 Tennessee Tech 3 (TTU eliminated)

JC Flowers was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two away in the bottom of the 10th as FSU edged Auburn to force a final meeting on Monday to decide the regional champ. Josh Anthony had a two-run single to cap a three-run ninth as the Tigers (37-25) took a 7-6 lead. Dylan Busby delivered a run-scoring triple in the bottom of the ninth for the Seminoles (42-21) to force the extra frame. Busby had two hits and four RBI, while Tyler Holton homered and knocked in two for FSU.

JC Flowers knocked in two as FSU edged TTU to move to the regional finals. The Seminoles (41-21) erased a 2-1 deficit with two in the sixth and added two more in the eighth. Drew Mendoza (2 for 4) homered for FSU. Alex Byrd (2.2 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 5 K) earned the win, while Drew Carlton (2 IP, 3 H, 4 K) recorded the save. Collin Harris drove in two for the Golden Eagles (41-21).

Winston-Salem Regional

#1 Wake Forest 12, #2 West Virginia 8 (WVU eliminated)

#2 West Virginia 8, #3 Maryland 5 (UM eliminated)

#1 Wake Forest wins Winston-Salem Regional

Jackson Cramer tied the game with an RBI double and scored the go-ahead run to spark a four-run eighth as WVU topped Maryland to advance to the regional finals. Cramer had two doubles and scored twice, while Darius Hill went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Mountaineers (36-25). Jackson Sigman (4.2 IP, 4 H, R, 7 K) earned the win in relief. Brandon Gum (2 for 5, 3 RBI), Marty Costes and Nick Dunn (2 for 4) all homered for the Terrapins (38-23).

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