College Bracket Review

Myworld is a bit late with this first day of reporting, but a summary of the brakcets.  You can follow the tournament here:  http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/baseball/d1

Gainsville, Florida

College of Charleston pulled an upset beating the top seeded Florida Gators 3-2.  They scored three runs in the opening frame off Gator starter Logan Shore.  Brandon Murray had an RBI double and Nick Pappas a 2-run double.  Michael Hanzik kept the lead by retiring the Gators in order in the ninth, striking out two.

Long Beach State erupted for six runs in the fourth to defeat North Carolina 6-1.  Eric Hutting and Colton Vaugh, the 8/9 hitters in the lineup each drove in two runs in the inning.  Andrew Rohrback worked eight plus innings to get the win, Landon Lassiter ruining his shutout with an RBI single in the ninth.

Coral Gables Regional

David Thompson was hit by a pitch in the ninth, and eventually scored the only run of the game on a wild pitch as Miami outlasted Bethune Cookman 1-0.  Andrew Suarez worked all nine innings for Miami for the shutout.  He struck out 10.

Eric Gutierrez hit a walk off double to give Texas Tech a 3-2 victory over Columbia.  Robb Paller collected three hits for Columbia.  Adam Kirsch slugged a 2-run homerun to account for the only runs for Tech.  Columbia chose to walk Adam three times, but perhaps they should have made it four walks.

San Luis Obispo

Perhaps the best hitting team in the tournament Cal Poly scored early to beat Sacramento State 4-2.  Mark Mathias drove in two runs from his lead off spot.  Matt Imhof worked seven plus innings to get the win.

Austin Davidson drove in two to lead Pepperdine over Arizona State 3-2.  Trever Allen went solo to account for one of the two Arizona State tallies.

Fort Worth Regional

Two two out walks in the 11th inning set up a Boomer White walk off single to give TCU a 2-1 win over Sienna.  Brandon Finnegan worked seven plus innings for TCU, striking out 12.  Matt Gage went nine innings for Sienna.

Tyler Eppler worked seven innings to give Sam Houston State a 2-1 win over Dallas Baptist.

Lafayette Regional

Jackson State shutout Lafayette 1-0, getting nine shutout innings from Vincent Anthonia and Alexander Juday.  Melvin Rodriguez drove in the only run with a single in the fourth.  Austin Robichaux went eight innings for Lafayette.

Jake Vickerson drove in three runs to give Mississippi State a 4-2 win over San Diego State.  Miles Gentry worked four innings of perfect relief.

Oxford Regional

Ole Mississippi battered Jacksonville State 12-2, amassing 17 hits and starting early with five runs in the first.  Sikes Orvis was a triple short of the cycle, collecting three hits and driving in five runs.  Chris Ellis got the complete game victory.

Washington had little trouble with Georgia Tech beating them 8-0.  Leadoff hitter Braden Bishop went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.  Tyler Davis threw a four hit shutout, striking out eight without walking a batter.

Columbia Regional

Marcus Mooney and Kyle Martin had two RBI days in the South Carolina Gamecocks 5-2 win over Cambell.  Jordan Mongomery went eight innings for the Gamecocks but did give up a solo shot to Seth LaRue.

Maryland rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Old Dominion 4-3, two hit by pitches scoring the last two runs of the game.  Tyler Urps had two RBI singles in the game.

Charlottsville Regional

Virginia took it to Bucknell 10-1 with a seven run sixth.  Four Bucknell errors accounted for nine unearned runs.  Mike Papi and John La Prise each collected three hits in the win.  Artie Lewicki pitched seven shutout innings to get the win.

Arkansas just got by Liberty 3-2.  Brian Anderson contributed a solo homerun in the second and an RBI single in the fourth to contribute to the victory.

Corvallis Regional

Oregon State squeaked by North Dakota State 2-1.  Kyle Kleinendorst hit a solo homerun for the only run for North Dakota.  It was one of four hits allowed by Andrew Moore in eight innings of work.  He struck out 14 without issuing a walk.  Dylan Davis broke a 1-1 tie with his solo homerun in the seventh.

UC Irvine collected seven RBIs from their 2-3-4 hitters to wallop UNLV 10-3.  Connor Spencer drove in three while Chris Rabago and Jerry McClanahan drove in two each.  Andrew Morales worked seven innings for the win, giving up an early two run homer to Patrick Armstrong in the second inning.

Stillwater Regional

Oklahoma State thrashed Binghamton 8-0.  Zach Fish drove in three runs and Bryan Case hit a solo shot.  Donnie Walton collected three hits and scored three times.  Five different pitchers combined for the shutout.

J.D. Davis hit a grand slam homerun in the eighth to give Cal State Fullerton a 5-1 win over Nebraska.

Houston Texas

George Mason almost pulled an upset over Rice, scoring twice in the eighth inning to take a 2-1 lead.  Rice blew the game open with six in the bottom frame to take the 7-2 win.

Leadoff hitter Brooks Marlow started the Texas bats rolling, leading off the bottom of the first with a homerun and the Longhorns rolled to an 8-1 win over Texas A&M.  Nathan Thornhill went seven innings to get the win.

Baton Rouge Regional

LSU rallied for four runs in the eighth, capped off by a Sean McMullen two run homer to beat the Southeaster Louisiana 8-4.  Two errors by Southeastern made all four runs unearned. Sam Roberson and Andrew Godbold homered for Southeastern.

In the tenth Justin Montemayor hit it deep enough to score Ashford Fulmer from third to give Houston a 3-2 win over Bryant.  Fulmer had advanced to third on a passed ball.

Tallahassee Regional

Sam Howard tossed a 2-hit shutout, walking four to give Georgia Southern a 7-0 win over Florida State.  Garrett Chapman and Dalton Busby each went deep.  Busby finished the game with three hits.

Travis Bergen was one out from a shutout, but got the last out from Justin McCalvin leaving the tying run on second to preserve a 1-0 win for Kennesaw State over Alabama.  Kal Simmons drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

Louisville Regional

Louisville got eight shutout innings from Kyle Funkhouser to beat Kent State 5-0, scoring all their runs in the first three innings.  Kyle struck out 10 with one walk.

In a slugfest Kansas outlasted Kentucky 10-6.  Tucker Tharp drove in three runs and leadoff hitter Justin Protacio crossed the plate three times.  The Wildcats Ka’ai Tom had a 3-run homer in the first to negate the three runs Kansas tallied to open the game.

Nashville Regional

Vanderbilt waltzed over Xavier 11-0.  Xavier Turner drove in three runs for Vanderbilt and Tyler Beede went eight innings of four hit ball to get the win.  He struck out 14 with two walks in those eight innings.

Oregon embarrassed Clemson with a 20 hit attack in their 18-1 win.  Shaun Chase and Tyler Baumgartner both went deep with Chase driving in four runs.  Tyler was a double short of the cycle.

Bloomington Regional

Indiana rolled over Youngstown State 10-2.  Kyle Schwarber was a double short of the cycle, collecting two singles, a triple and a homerun to score three times and drive in three runs.  Sam Travis also went deep for the Hoosiers and Dustin Demuth drove in three runs with his three hits.

Stanford battered Indiana State 8-1, Jack Klein going deep to drive in three runs.  Cal Quantril went the full nine innings to get the complete game, giving up just four hits.

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