Saturday's NCAA Tournament Capsules
Sunday, June 5, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — David Lyon hit a grand slam to key Kent State’s six-run sixth inning and the Golden Thrashers stunned Texas 7-5 in the Austin Regional on Saturday night.
Andrew Chafin (8-1) allowed four hits and four runs in 8 2-3 innings for Kent State (45-15).
Texas ace Taylor Jungmann (13-1) gave up seven earned runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Longhorns (44-16). Jungmann’s 15-game winning streak — longest in the nation — ended.
Kevin Lusson hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth for Texas, but Tant Shepherd popped out with two on to end it.
Texas St. 3, Princeton 1
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mitchell Pitts was solid for seven-plus innings, and Texas State scored three runs on sacrifice flies to beat Princeton in an elimination game.
Pitts (6-3) allowed one run and six hits in 7 1-3 innings in the win for Texas State (41-22), while Joseph Dvorsky got five outs for his seventh save.
Mike Ford (5-4) gave up three runs and nine hits in 7 1-3 innings for Princeton (23-24).
Florida 5, Miami 4
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nolan Fontana’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Florida a victory over rival Miami.
Fontana lined Daniel Miranda’s 1-1 pitch into left field, scoring Daniel Pigott from third and putting the Gators (47-16) in command in the double-elimination regional.
Miami (37-22), which has lost seven straight against Florida, will play Jacksonville (37-23) in an elimination game Sunday. The Hurricanes can only hope for better defense in that one. The Canes committed four errors — all of them leading to runs for Florida.
Jacksonville 5, Manhattan 4
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Adam Brett Walker had three hits and drove in two runs, helping Jacksonville eliminate Manhattan.
Walker, who broke the school’s single-season record for hits and total bases, had an RBI double in the first and a run-scoring single in the seventh for the Dolphins. Steve Eagerton (9-0) allowed nine hits and two runs in seven innings for the victory.
Eric Luksis (7-4) gave up four runs in 5 1-3 innings for Manhattan (34-19), which loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but former closer Chris Kaminski struck out two of the final three batters for his first save this season.
Chapel Hill Regional
North Carolina 14, James Madison 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Patrick Johnson scattered three hits over eight innings to lead North Carolina past James Madison.
Johnson (12-1) struck out 11 and won his sixth straight decision. Greg Holt homered and drove in four runs, and Ben Bunting finished with three RBIs for the Tar Heels (47-14), who broke the game open against the Dukes (41-18) with seven runs in the seventh inning.
North Carolina hasn’t been scored upon in the regional, improved to 14-0 in home NCAA tournament games since 2006 and moved a win away from its fifth super regional appearance in six years.
Maine 4, Florida International 1
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Jeffrey Gibbs threw eight innings of two-hit ball and Maine earned its first NCAA tournament victory in six years.
Gibbs (8-5) struck out eight and allowed one run, and Ian Leisenheimer had two hits and an RBI for the Black Bears (33-23).
Pablo Bermudez led off the game with a single, but the Panthers (40-20-1) didn’t get another hit until Yoandy Barrosso led off the ninth with a double. He scored on a single by Bermudez two batters later — the first run allowed by Maine in 17 innings.
FIU was swept from its regional for the second straight year.
Vanderbilt 10, Troy 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grayson Garvin pitched into the seventh inning and set a school record with his 13th victory this season, leading Vanderbilt over Troy.
Garvin (13-1), the Southeastern Conference pitcher of the year, scattered seven hits, allowed two runs and struck out seven in 6 2-3 innings. The left-hander left with a two-run lead, but the Commodores (49-10) scored six runs against Troy (43-18) in the last two innings to pull away.
Aaron Westlake and Curt Casali hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth for Vanderbilt.
Belmont 3, Oklahoma St. 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Brookshire (6-4) allowed two hits over eight innings as Belmont held on against Oklahoma State.
After walking in two runs in the ninth, closer Jon Ivie induced a groundball for a game-ending double play. The win marked the first time Belmont (37-25), playing in its first regional, has won an NCAA tournament game in any sport in 10 tries.
The loss eliminated Oklahoma State (35-25), which dropped 11 of its last 15.
Brookshire (6-4) was perfect entering the fifth inning. He struck out six and walked one, and left in the ninth with two runners on and no outs.
Clemson 12, Coastal Carolina 7
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Richie Shaffer, Will Lamb and John Hinson homered as Clemson beat Coastal Carolina.
The Tigers (43-18) will play the winner of the Coastal-Connecticut elimination game Sunday.
Hinson’s two-run homer sparked a four-run eighth inning that put the game away. Shaffer had three hits and four RBIs. David Haselden (6-1) pitched four scoreless innings in relief.
The Chanticleers (42-19) cut the deficit to 7-5 in the fifth, but a pop-up bunt double play ended a potential big inning. Coastal Carolina starter Keith Hessler (2-3) was knocked out in the second.
Connecticut 13, Sacred Heart 3
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Connecticut raced to an early 10-run lead and coasted to a victory over Sacred Heart in an elimination game.
Ryan Fuller had four hits for the Huskies (42-18-1), and Pat Butler (3-1) got the victory in relief. The Huskies had 18 hits against four Sacred Heart pitchers.
UConn knocked out Sacred Heart starter Nick Leiningen (7-4) with five runs in the second inning and three more in the third. The Pioneers (34-23) scored their three runs in the fourth.
Mississippi State 8, Austin Peay 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Evan Mitchell pitched into the ninth inning, Ryan Collins had a two-run double in Mississippi State’s seven-run fourth and the Bulldogs beat Austin Peay.
Mississippi State (36-23), which led 8-0 after four innings, can advance to the super regionals with a victory Sunday night over the winner of the Austin Peay-Georgia Tech elimination game.
Mitchell (6-1) left with no outs in the ninth after hitting a batter and walking the next two batters he faced. Austin Peay (34-23) scored three times in the ninth off Daryl Norris.
Georgia Tech 6, Southern Mississippi 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Thomas and Daniel Palka homered in a five-run second inning, Jed Bradley pitched into the eighth and Georgia Tech beat Southern Mississippi.
Expected to be a first-round pick in next week’s major league draft, Bradley (7-3) allowed eight hits and two runs with one walk and four strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings for Georgia Tech (41-20).
Josh Thomason (2-3) gave up four hits, four runs and struck out one in 1 1-3 innings for Southern Miss (39-19), which ended the season having scored two runs in its final 34 innings.
Florida St. 9, Alabama 5
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Rafael Lopez and James Ramsey each drove in a pair of runs in the sixth inning to lead Florida State to a come-from-behind victory over Alabama.
Trailing 5-4, the Seminoles loaded the bases before Lopez singled down the left-field line to put Florida State (44-17) ahead. Ramsey hit a two-run single to center one out later, and finished with four hits and four RBIs.
The Crimson Tide (34-27) rocked Seminoles ace Sean Gilmartin for five runs, all earned, in the first four innings. But Gilmartin (12-1) blanked Alabama over the next three innings to pick up the win. Adam Morgan (5-7) took the loss.
Central Florida 16, Bethune-Cookman 5
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Griffin homered and drove in five runs to lead Central Florida over Bethune-Cookman.
Bethune-Cookman (36-25) scored four unearned runs in the sixth inning to take a 4-3 lead, but Central Florida (39-22) broke the game open with eight runs in the top of the seventh.
Alejandro Sanchez homered and Brashad Johnson drove in two runs for the Wildcats.
Nick Cicio (4-2) earned the win in relief and Chris Anselmo (3-5) took the loss in the game that was delayed 3 hours, 21 minutes in the top of the eighth due to lightning.
College Station Regional
Texas A&M 6, Seton Hall 3
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Adam Smith hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning and Ross Stripling threw a four-hitter as Texas A&M defeated Seton Hall.
Stripling (13-2), Texas A&M’s No. 3 starter during the regular season, allowed just four hits against Seton Hall (34-24) in the 95-degree heat. The Aggies (44-18) will play the winner of Sunday’s Arizona-Seton Hall elimination game.
With the game tied at 3, Smith crushed a fastball from Seton Hall ace Joe DiRocco (8-2).
Arizona 13, Wright St. 0
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Kyle Simon threw a four-hit shutout, keeping Arizona alive in the College Station Regional with victory over Wright State.
After Arizona (37-20) failed to score in its tournament-opening loss to Seton Hall, the Wildcats got their offense going with a six-run fourth inning against the Raiders (36-19). Simon (11-3) struck out six, while Jett Bandy led the Wildcats with three RBIs.
Casey Henn (7-4) allowed seven runs — four earned — and seven hits in 3 2-3 innings for Wright State, which was outscored 24-0 in its two regional losses.
Virginia 10, St. John’s 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Danny Hultzen (11-3) allowed three hits and one run in seven innings and struck out 12 as Virginia, the top national seed, routed St. John’s.
Hultzen, a possible No. 1 overall draft pick Monday, also went 2 for 3 with an RBI before coming out of the lineup. The Cavaliers (51-9) tied their school record for victories in a season.
Steven Proscia hit a two-run homer in the first against St. John’s (36-21), a double in the fourth and an RBI single in the fifth as the Cavaliers knocked out Kyle Hansen (8-7) after just 4 1-3 innings.
East Carolina 6, Navy 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Seth Maness took a shutout into the ninth inning and Chase McDonald broke open a close game with a grand slam in the seventh as East Carolina eliminated Navy.
Maness (10-3), already the NCAA career victories leader among active pitchers, came within two outs of his second consecutive shutout before Andrew Hahn’s ninth-inning grounder brought home the only run for the Midshipmen. Navy (33-25-1) was making its first tournament appearance since 2002.
Sam Long (5-6) worked into the seventh for Navy.
South Carolina 11, Stetson 5
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Beary’s grand slam lifted defending national champion South Carolina (47-14) over Stetson.
South Carolina is playing without injured star Jackie Bradley Jr. and has struggled to score runs. After falling behind the Hatters 1-0, the Gamecocks broke loose for six runs in the third. The big blast was Beary’s third homer of the year into the left-field bleachers off Stetson starter Will Dorsey (7-6).
Mitchel Brennan hit his second home run of the regional for Stetson (42-19).
North Carolina State 5, Georgia Southern 2
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Cory Mazzoni struck out 12 and scattered four hits over eight innings as North Carolina State stayed alive with a victory over Georgia Southern.
Mazzoni (6-6) was dominant from the start and topped 90 mph throughout on a sweltering day at Carolina Stadium. He struck out six of the first 11 batters he faced for the Wolfpack (35-26).
Danny Canela hit his second homer of the regional for North Carolina State.
Victor Roache, the nation’s home run leader with 30, was 2-for-4 including a double off the wall in the first for Georgia Southern (36-26), which lost its fifth straight.
Baylor 3, Rice 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Baylor’s Josh Turley scattered seven hits in a complete-game victory over Rice.
Turley (4-5) gave up two runs and struck out seven as Baylor (31-26) moves on to the regional final Sunday. Austin Kubitza (6-5) gave up three runs and five hits in 7 1-3 innings for Rice (42-20), the No. 8 national seed.
Max Muncy was 2 for 4 with an RBI to lead Baylor, while Anthony Rendon was 2 for 4 with an RBI for Rice.
California 10, Alcorn St. 6
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Jones struck out 10 in six-plus innings of relief as California rebounded from a four-run deficit and eliminated Alcorn State.
Jones (8-6) came in for starter Kevin Miller, who was chased after giving up four runs in 1 2-3 innings, and allowed two unearned runs and two hits in 6 1-3 innings for Cal (32-21).
After falling behind 4-0 to Alcorn State (27-31) in the second, the Bears answered by sending 10 batters to the plate in the third and scoring six runs to chase Braves starter Troy Williams (7-6).
Fort Worth Regional
Dallas Baptist 3, TCU 2
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Landon Anderson’s single to center scored Joel Hutter with the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of Dallas Baptist’s victory over TCU.
Jared Stafford allowed two runs and three hits in 8 1-3 innings for Dallas Baptist (41-17). Chris Haney earned the save by retiring two batters in the ninth with the tying run on third.
TCU (43-18) will play Oral Roberts (37-21) on Sunday in an elimination game.
Oral Roberts 7, Oklahoma 0
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jared Schlehuber drove in three runs and Drew Bowen shut down Oklahoma’s anemic offense in an elimination game.
Bowen (6-2) gave up six hits, walked three and struck out one in eight innings for the Golden Eagles. Schlehuber hit a two-run single in Oral Roberts’ three-run first inning, and the Golden Eagles made it 6-0 with three more in the second.
Oral Roberts also benefited from six fielding errors by Oklahoma (41-19), which left 12 runners on base.
Arkansas 3, New Mexico 0
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — D.J. Baxendale held New Mexico to four hits in eight innings and the Arkansas Razorbacks (39-21) eliminated the Lobos (20-41).
Baxendale (10-2) struck out seven and walked three, allowing just four singles and only one runner to reach third. Trent Daniel struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save for Arkansas (39-21).
Collin Kuhn and Jarrod McKinney doubled in the second to give Arkansas a 1-0 lead. McKinney scored on Matt Reynolds’ squeeze bunt as Richard Olson (3-8) threw late to Mitch Garver at home.
Oregon St. 5, Creighton 1
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Sam Gaviglio struck out 11 in a five-hitter and Garrett Nash homered in Oregon State’s victory over Creighton.
Gaviglio (12-2) helped the Beavers (40-17) advance to a Sunday night game against the winner of an elimination game between Creighton (45-15) and Georgia.
Oregon State, the designated visiting team, scored a run in the first on a passed ball by Creighton starter Ty Blach (10-3) and never trailed. The Beavers added another run in the second on Ryan Barnes’s groundout.
Creighton’s Mike Gerber cut it 2-1 in the fifth with a two-out home run, and Oregon State countered in the sixth on Carter Bell’s RBI single. Nash homered leading off the ninth, and Andrew Susac added an RBI double.
Georgia 7, Ark.-Little Rock 3
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Levi Hyams led off the game with a homer and Brett DeLoach hit a three-run shot in the fifth inning to help Georgia eliminate Arkansas-Little Rock.
DeLoach’s homer made it 5-0, but Arkansas-Little Rock (24-34) came back with three runs in the bottom of the inning — two on Jason Houston’s two-out single. Georgia (32-31) answered with two runs in the sixth.
Georgia starter Alex Wood (6-7) was the winner. Calvin Drinnen (6-7) took the loss.
Illinois 5, Kansas St. 3
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — No. 9 hitter Josh Parr had a two-run triple and an RBI double to help Big Ten champion Illinois beat Kansas State in an elimination game.
Davis Hendrickson, the Illini’s No. 8 hitter, also had a double and triple and an RBI.
Illinois (29-26) took a 2-1 lead in the third inning. Parr doubled home Hendrickson, and scored on younger brother Justin Parr’s sacrifice fly. Josh Parr made it 5-1 in the fourth with his two-run triple.
Kansas State (36-25) struck first in the second on Mike Kindel’s homer run off John Anderson (8-6).
Los Angeles Regional
UC Irvine 4, San Francisco 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Hillman hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning in UC Irvine’s victory over San Francisco.
After Brian Hernandez’s RBI single gave Irvine (41-16) a two-run lead, Hillman launched Matt Hiserman’s pitch over the left-center field wall to make it 4-0.
Anteaters starter Matt Whitehouse (4-0) struck out seven and allowed three runs — two earned in — 8 1-3 innings against the Dons (32-24).
UCLA 3, Fresno St. 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Bauer struck out 14 in his ninth consecutive complete game and UCLA stayed alive with a victory over Fresno State.
Bauer (13-2) struck out the side in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings, giving him 203 strikeouts on the year, surpassing Mark Prior’s Pac-10 record of 202.
After being shutout Friday night in a 3-0 loss to San Francisco, UCLA (34-23) opened the scoring in the first against Fresno State (40-16) on Cody Keefer’s RBI single.