Super Regional Results

Myworld has travelled to Durham to watch the Bulls play three games, two against Birmingham and one against Gwinnett. While driving down here the Super Regionals have been completed and the College World Series participants have been determined. Myworld is debating a trip to Omaha to see the College World Series. Below are the results for the Super Regionals.

Fullerton Super Regional

The Washington Huskies pulled out the opener 8-5 taking advantage of five Cal State Fullerton errors to score two unearned runs. Levi Jordan and A.J. Graffanino each collected three hits and two RBIs to lead the offense. Nick Kahle also had three hits, allowing him to cross the plate three times. Joe DeMers pitched the ninth to earn the save.

Fullerton got it to game three with a 5-2 win. Tommy Wilson limited the Huskie offense to one run, a Joe Wainhouse solo shot. Wainhouse would hit another solo bomb in the ninth to account for the only Huskie runs. Daniel Cope had two hits including a double to score twice to lead the Fullerton offense.

Game three was about as exciting as a game could get. The Titans rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth to take a 4-3 lead. Three two out RBI singles by Sahid Valenzuela, Jake Pavletich and Chris Prescott put Fullerton ahead. The Huskies tied it in the bottom of the ninth, Jonathan Schiffer getting the RBI single after a Kaiser Weiss double to lead the inning off. Hank LoForte hit a two out solo homerun in the tenth to put the Titans up by one again. The Huskies never quit. Wainhouse led the inning off with a single. A throwing error on a bunt put runners on second and third with no out. An infield single by Grafanino scored one and an error by shortstop Valenzuela loaded the bases with no out. Weiss hit the ball deep enough to right field to score the winning run and send the Huskies to the College World Series.

Nashville Super Regional

Both Mississippi State and Vanderbilt got their offenses churning with five spots. Elijah MacNamee had a big three run homer in the third to fuel the Mississippi State five run outburst. Vanderbilt tied it at 7-7 with five in the fifth, Pat DeMarco hitting a two run homer and four walks energizing the Commodores. A Jake Mangum single in the bottom of the eighth gave State an 8-7 lead. Vanderbilt tied it in the top of the ninth on a two out triple from DeMarco, who completed the trot home after a throwing by the shortstop. In the bottom of the ninth MacNamee delivered a two run one out walk off homerun to give Mississippi State the opening day win.

In game two Vandy got the walkoff, a one out solo blast from J.J. Bleday to give them a 4-3 win. The Commodores had tied the game in the bottom of the eighth on a Harrison Ray triple and an Ethan Paul RBI single. The Bleday solo shot ended an 0 for 4 day for J.J.

There were no walkoffs in the final, but Mississippi State scored four runs in the top of the 11th to earn a 10-6 win. Tanner Allen had the RBI double to give State the lead. A bases loaded walk scored the second run and Luke Alexander delivered the knockout punch with a two run single. Both teams scored three runs in the 9th, Paul a two run blast for the Commodores to send the game into extra innings.

Chapel Hill Super Regional

North Carolina dominated Stetson in the opener 7-4. Cody Roberts had a dinger with three RBIs and Michael Busch drove in two runs with his homerun. The three run dinger by Roberts in the fifth broke a 1-1 tie and the Tar Heels never found themselves behind after that.

The Tar Heels scored four in the first to prevent a third game, hanging on for the 7-5 win. Roberts smoked a double in the inning to drive in one of his two for the game. Stetson rallied with a run in the ninth and had a walk off opportunity with the go ahead run at the plate but Brooks Wilson flied out to center to put the game to a close.

Gainesville Super Regional

Florida dominated Auburn in the opener 8-2. Brady Singer went 6.2 innings to get the win, limiting the Tigers to two runs. Deacon Liput and Nelson Maldanado gave him all the support he needed with solo shots. Will Dalton was the RBI leader with two. Number one pick Casey Mize got assaulted for six runs in just five innings of work.

The less heralded Tanner Burns limited the Gators to just one run in his six innings of work. The Tiger offense failed to support him and a Austin Langworthy homerun in the top of the ninth tied the game at 2-2. That gave Luke Jarvis a chance to be a hero with a walkoff RBI single to give Auburn the 3-2 game two win.

Games can be decided by inches. In the bottom of the 11th Langworthy blasted a ball deep to right. A leaping attempt by right fielder Steven Williams and the ball clanks off his glove and goes over the fence for a walkoff homerun and a 3-2 win for the Gators. Gator closer Michael Byrne pitched four shutout innings to get the Gator win.

Lubbock Super Regional

Gabe Holt delivered the go ahead run in the bottom of the eighth to give Texas Tech a 5-4 lead. A double by Brian Klein gave them an insurance run. Ty Harpenau pitched a scoreless top of the ninth to give the Raiders a 6-4 win over Duke. Zack Kone drove in three of the four runs for Duke.

The Blue Devils strung together 16 hits to blast Texas Tech in game two 11-2. Joey Loperfido and Max Miller drove in seven of the 11 runs, Loperfido driving in two runs with a triple in the fourth and Miller driving in three with his triple in the fifth. Graeme Stinson pitched six shutout innings to lead Duke.

Texas Tech got homeruns from Holt, Klein and Michael Davis in the finals to win game three 6-2.

Fayetville Super Regional

Arkansas popped South Carolina in the opener 9-3. Carson Shaddy drove in four runs to lead the offense.

The Gamecocks turned the table on the Razorbacks with an 8-5 win. L.T. Tolbert got the big blow with a grand slam homerun. Hunter Taylor made it back to back to complete the five run inning. Justin Row also homered for the Gamecocks. Shaddy drove in two more runs in a losing cause for the Razorbacks.

The Razorbacks scored seven runs in the first two innings to plow through South Carolina in game three 14-2. Luke Bonfield drove in four runs and Shaddy continued his RBI spree driving in three more to give him 9 for the three game series. Shaddy also homered in game two and three. Eric Cole scored five runs from the leadoff spot with three hits and two walks in a perfect 3 for 3 day. One of his hits cleared the fence.

Austin Super Regional

Tennessee Tech made it tough for the home town faithful with a 5-4 win over Texas. Brennon Kaleiwahea and Chase Chambers each drove in two runs to drive the Tech offense.

The Longhorns got it to game three with a 4-2 win. Kody Clemens, son of Roger provided the difference with a homerun and two runs driven in.

Texas won the final 5-2 with Clemens again going deep to supply the 5-2 win. D.J. Petrinsky also hit a solo shot for the Longhorns. Matteo Bocchi pitched five innings of one run ball to lead the Longhorn pitching staff. Tech loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth on a single and two walks but a ground out ended the game and began the pile on.

Corvallis Super Regional

Luke Heimlich was one out from a complete game, striking out nine to give Oregon State an opening round 8-1 win over Minnesota. Heimlich is a top five pick but was bypassed in the early rounds of the draft because of a sexual assault case he committed as a 15 year old. A solo blast from Toby Hanson in the eighth was the only run scored off Luke. Oregon State got two RBIs each from Steven Kwan, Trevor Larnach and Adley Rutschman.

The Beavers scored a run in the eighth to tie the game 3-3 on an RBI single by Kyle Nobach, then erupted for three in the ninth, Rutschman with a two run single for the big hit and back to back hit by pitches to score the third run. Jake Mulholland shut down Minnesota in the ninth to give the Beavers a 6-3 win.

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