TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – No. 7-seeded FSU clobbered Troy, 11-4, Sunday night to cap off an impressive Tallahassee Regional performance. In three games against Savannah State and Troy over the past three nights, the Seminoles (47-15) outscored their opponents 22-4.
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State advanced to its second consecutive Super Regional and fourth since 2003 with a 9-2 win over William & Mary on Sunday at Doak Field at Dail Park.
The Wolfpack (47-14) wasted no time in cranking up the offense, as the regional’s Most Outstanding Player Tarran Senay smashed a three-run homer over the right field fence in the bottom of the first. State extended its lead to 6-0 with three more runs in the sixth. The Tribe (39-24) chopped that lead to 6-2 with runs in the seventh and eighth, but the Pack pulled away with three in the bottom of the eighth to set the final margin at 9-2.
Sophomore Josh Heddinger pitched the game of his career, going the distance for a two-hit shutout of nation’s No. 2 overall seed Vanderbilt, 5-0, Sunday night in front of a capacity crowd at Hawkins Field in the Nashville Regional. Tech’s win sets up a winner-take-all game Monday night at 7 p.m. ET with a spot in the Super Regional on the line.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end Sunday night as Florida Atlantic claimed a 3-2 come-from-behind win to force a decisive seventh game Monday.
Junior left-hander Hobbs Johnson carried a no hitter into the seventh inning for the Tar Heels but did not factor into the decision as FAU’s Ricky Santiago hit a go-ahead three run home run against reliever Trevor Kelley to give the Owls a 3-2 lead they would not relinquish.
BLACKSBURG – A home run from Andrew Rash and a solid pitching performance from Eddie Campbell weren’t enough for Virginia Tech, as the Hokies’ season came to an end with a 10-4 loss to Oklahoma in the NCAA Blacksburg regional on Sunday night at English Field.
The Sooners (43-19) advanced to next week’s super regional to face LSU in Baton Rouge, La. Tech (40-22) saw its season come to an end.
Columbia, S.C. – Righthanders Trey Lambert and Ashton Perritt combined to allow only one of 13 baserunners to score in Liberty’s 3-1 win over #17 Clemson in the Columbia Regional in front of 5,464 fans at Carolina Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Flames, who upped their regional record to 2-1, improved to 36-28 on the season. The Tigers, who were 1-2 in the regional, ended their season with a 40-22 record.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Miami’s season came to an end Sunday when third-seeded Oklahoma State knocked the second-seeded Hurricanes out of the Louisville Regional with a 7-1 decision at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Miami, who opened its postseason run with a 7-0 win over the Cowboys on Friday, fell behind in the middle innings and was unable to muster enough offense late in the elimination game. Sophomore Andrew Suarez (3-6) surrendered just six hits on the afternoon, but Oklahoma State starter Mark Robinette successfully kept Miami off-balance and mostly off the basepaths.