College Baseball Roundup
RALEIGH ó South Carolina knew it needed a quick start against a potent Charlotte lineup. Boy, did the Gamecocks get one.
DeAngelo Mack and James Darnell each homered Friday, and South Carolina scored the first nine runs of its 15-8 rout of the 49ers at the Raleigh Regional.
Justin Smoak had four hits and three RBIs for the second-seeded Gamecocks (39-21).
Aaron Bray, Rob Lyerly and Alan Parks homered for the 49ers (43-15).
N.C. State 6, JMU 2
RALEIGH ó Ryan Pond’s tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning led North Carolina State past James Madison 6-2 Friday night in the Raleigh Regional.
Chris Schaeffer and Drew Martin homered for the top-seeded Wolfpack (39-20), who snapped a three-year string of losses in their NCAA tournament openers. They advance to face second-seeded South Carolina in the championship bracket. No. 4 seed James Madison (38-18) slips into an elimination game against Charlotte.
UNC 16, Mt St. Mary’s 8
CARYó Tim Fedroff matched a career high with six RBIs Friday night ó zipping around the bases on one of his two doubles ó to lead the Tar Heels to a 16-8 victory in the first round of the Cary Regional.
Miami 7, Bethune Cookman 4
CORAL GABLES ó Dave DiNatale had two hits and Blake Tekotte hit a two-run single in the seventh to help top-seed Miami defeat Bethune-Cookman.
UNC-W 5, Elon 2
CARY ó Alex Hill had four singles to back a strong start by pitcher Bradley Holt and North Carolina-Wilmington beat Elon.
Coastal 10, Columbia 2CONWAY, S.C. ó Nick McCully pitched eight innings of two-hit ball and David Anderson’s home run in the fifth inning helped Coastal Carolina (48-12) break open a close game.
LSU 12, Tx. So. 1
BATON ROUGE, La. ó Blake Dean belted two home runs.
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