SEC (Hoover, Ala.)
No. 5 Mississippi State 4, No. 4 Arkansas 3
No. 11 South Carolina 10, No. 10 Missouri 2
No. 4 Arkansas 12, No. 8 Auburn 0
No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 2 LSU (late)
It took 510 games, but the SEC tourney has its first no-hitter. Three Arkansas pitchers combined to no-hit Auburn, and Chad Spanberger set tourney records with three homers and seven RBI as the Razorbacks eliminated Auburn. Dominic Taccolini tossed two innings before Matt Cronin entered and struck out six in three innings. Josh Alberius worked the final two innings to complete the no-hitter. Earlier in the day, Brent Rooker had a game-tying double in the top of the ninth, and Mississippi State later used a bases-loaded walk to rally to beat the Razorbacks. And South Carolina got two homers and six RBI from Carlos Cortes as the Gamecocks stayed hot and eliminated Missouri.
ACC (Louisville, Ky.)
No. 2 North Carolina 10, No. 11 Boston College 0 (7)
No. 3 Wake Forest 5, No. 10 Georgia Tech 4
No. 9 Duke 4, No. 4 Virginia 3
No. 1 Louisville 10, No. 12 Notre Dame 3
Gavin Sheets ripped a two-run homer, Keegan Maronpot added an RBI triple and then scored on an error as Wake Forest rallied from down 4-1 to stun Georgia Tech. The Demon Deacons move on to face Miami on Friday. Earlier, Ashton McGee and Zack Gahagan each had two hits and two RBI as North Carolina rolled past Boston College. Logan Warmoth added four hits for the Tar Heels, who meet NC State next. Duke advanced to Saturday’s semifinal round by scoring three runs in the sixth to beat Virginia. Max Miller had an RBI single, and Chris Proctor followed with a two-run single for the Blue Devils. And Louisville, thanks to a grand slam and six strong innings from Brendan McKay, ended Notre Dame’s season. The Cardinals, who got four hits, three runs and an RBI from Josh Stowers and three RBI from Devin Hairston, meet Florida State Friday with the winner moving to the semifinals.
Big 12 (Oklahoma City)
No. 1 Texas Tech 4, No. 5 Baylor 1
No. 2 TCU 9, No. 3 Oklahoma 4
No. 8 Oklahoma State 8, No. 4 West Virginia 4
No. 6 Texas vs. No. 7 Kansas (late)
Oklahoma State continued its late charge toward an NCAA bid as Colin Simpson went 4 for 5 with two homers, three runs and five RBI, and Tyler Buffett pitched around 12 hits as the Cowboys doubled-up West Virginia. OSU advanced to Saturday’s semifinal against the winner of Texas Tech/West Virginia. The Red Raiders stayed alive as Steven Gingery improved to 9-1 with six shutout innings. Orlando Garcia went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI, and Ryan Long went 3 for 3 with a run and an RBI for Tech. TCU eliminated Oklahoma as its top six hitters combined for 10 of the team’s 11 hits and eight of nine runs – Elliott Barzilli had three hits, a run and an RBI.
Big 10 (Bloomington, Ind.)
No. 6 Indiana 5, No. 2 Michigan 4 (13)
No. 5 Iowa 9, No. 4 Maryland 8
No. 4 Maryland 5, No. 8 Purdue 2
Alex Krupa delivered a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 13th inning as Indiana eliminated Michigan. Craig Dedelow homered and drove in three runs, and Luke Miller scored three times for the Hoosiers, who got three scoreless innings from Cal Krueger at the end. Jake Bivens had three hits, a run and an RBI for the Wolverines. Iowa earned a win in its opener when Matt Hoeg had a ninth-inning sacrifice fly to lift the Hawkeyes past Maryland. Chris Whelan went 3 for 4 and had one of three Iowa homers. Nick Dunn homered and drove in three for the Terrapins, who rebounded to eliminate Purdue later in the evening. Kevin Smith drove in three, and AJ Lee added two hits and two runs for Maryland in the nightcap.