ACC (Louisville, Ky.)

No. 6 Miami 5, No. 3 Wake Forest 2

No. 2 North Carolina 12, No. 7 NC State 4

No. 4 Virginia 10, No. 5 Clemson 2

No. 8 Florida State 6, No. 1 Louisville 2

Johnny Ruiz drove in a pair of runs with a double late as Miami scored five times in the final three innings to upend Wake Forest to secure a spot in the ACC semifinals. The Hurricanes overcame 10 walks and two homers from Stuart Fairchild (3 for 5, 2 RBI). The Hurricanes will face North Carolina, which scored 10 times in the first inning in a rout of NC State. Brandon Riley (2 for 3, 3 RBI) and Tyler Lynn (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) had big nights for the Tar Heels, who got seven strong innings from J.B. Bukauskas. Duke will meet Florida State in the other semifinal after the Seminoles, behind a strong start from Tyler Holton (8 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 10 K), knocked off Louisville. Jackson Lueck and Matt Henderson each drove in a pair of runs for the Seminoles. Earlier in the day, Cameron Simmons went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI as Virginia drubbed Clemson.

Big Ten (Bloomington, Ind.)

No. 5 Iowa 2, No. 1 Nebraska 0

No. 7 Northwestern 11, No. 3 Minnesota 3

No. 3 Minnesota 9, No. 6 Indiana 8

No. 1 Nebraska vs. No. 4 Maryland (late)

Ryan Erickson scattered 10 hits in 7.2 scoreless innings, and Chris Whelan went 2 for 3 with a solo homer and two runs as Iowa advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten tourney. The Hawkeyes will meet Minnesota, which eliminated Indiana after losing to Northwestern earlier in the day. Eduardo Estrada ripped a pinch-hit, three-run homer as part of a five-run eighth inning as the Golden Gophers stunned the Hoosiers. Jordan Smith went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI for Minnesota, while Matt Lloyd went 4 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI for Indiana. The shoe was on the other foot for the Golden Gophers in the first game of the day when Northwestern four runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Connor Lind drove in four runs, and Joe Hoscheit had two hits, including a solo homer, and four runs for the Wildcats. Micah Coffey went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Gophers.

Big 12 (Oklahoma City)

No. 4 West Virginia 12, No. 1 Texas Tech 7 (10)

No. 2 TCU vs. No. 7 Kansas (late)

West Virginia scored twice on an error in the top of the ninth to force extra innings, and Jackson Cramer (5 RBI) delivered a three-run double in a six-run 10th inning as the Mountaineers eliminated Texas Tech to advance to the semifinals. Kyle Gray added two hits and three RBI, and Darius Hill had two hits and three runs for WVU, which faces unbeaten Oklahoma State Saturday. Ryan Long had two hits, including a two-run homer, and Grant Little added three hits and two RBI for the Red Raiders. The winner of TCU/Kansas meets Texas in the other semifinal.

SEC (Hoover, Ala.)

No. 11 South Carolina 3, No. 3 Kentucky 1

No. 1 Florida 12, No. 5 Mississippi State 3

No. 4 Arkansas vs. No. 5 Mississippi State (late)

Adam Hill tossed six innings with one unearned run, and TJ Hopkins ripped a pinch-hit three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning as South Carolina advanced to Saturday’s semifinals vs. LSU by eliminating Kentucky. The Gamecocks, needing a deep run in the tourney to appeal to the NCAA committee, won despite totaling only two hits. Earlier, Florida scored 11 times in the top of the eighth inning to beat Mississippi State. Deacon Liput (4 RBI) had a three-run double in the outburst, and Austin Langworthy and Garrett Milchin added two-run hits in the inning. The Gators will play the winner of Arkansas/Mississippi State in the semifinals.

Atlantic 10 (St. Louis)

No. 1 VCU 6, No. 6 Davidson 3

No. 5 St. Louis 4, No. 2 Rhode Island 2

No. 6 Davidson 8, No. 5 St. Louis 7 (10)

VCU and Davidson will meet for the A-10 title, with the Wildcats needing two wins over the unbeaten Rams. VCU advanced to the final by beating Davidson with five runs in the eighth and another in the ninth. League POY Logan Farrar went 4 for 4 with a run and three RBI to lead the Rams. Devin Mahoney hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning as St. Louis broke a 2-2 tie with Rhode Island and went on to eliminate the Rams. But Davidson got a game-winning single from Eric Jones in the game’s final day as the Wildcats eliminated the Billikens.

America East (Lowell, Mass.)

No. 2 UMBC 3, No. 3 Stony Brook 2

No. 5 Maine 3, No. 3 Stony Brook 0

Andrew Casali went 3 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs as UMBC knocked off Stony Brook. Later in the day, Nick Silva tossed 8.2 scoreless innings with three hits, six walks and 10 strikeouts, Jeremy Pena went 3 for 3 with two runs and Jonathan Bennett had two hits and two RBI as Maine eliminated Stony Brook. UMBC and Albany meet Saturday in the winners’ bracket final, and top-seeded Binghamton and Maine meet in an elimination game.

Southland (Sugar Land, Texas)

No. 7 New Orleans 7, No. 2 Southeastern Louisiana 5

No. 5 Houston Baptist 5, No. 1 McNeese 4

No. 3 Sam Houston State 7, No. 7 New Orleans 1

No. 5 Houston Baptist 6, No. 4 Central Arkansas 2

Bubble teams are keeping tabs on the Southland after the top two seeds – McNeese and Southeastern Louisiana – were eliminated. Sam Houston State advanced to the championship by eliminating New Orleans, thanks in part to Blake Chisholm, who went 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBI. UNO’s Tristan Clarke made an incredible catch, robbing a homer to left, in a play that was the top play on ESPN’s SportsCenter. In the nightcap, Houston Baptist’s Zach Carter allowed two runs over eight innings as the Huskies topped Central Arkansas, setting up a rematch between the teams for the right to advance to the final against Sam Houston State.

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