NCAA Baseball Roundup: Virginia is second ACC in College World Series
Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 7, 2009
The NCAA roundup …
OXFORD, Miss. ó Virginia is headed to its first College World Series after beating Mississippi 5-1 on Sunday to win the super regional series.
Matt Packer, in his third appearance of the series, and three others combined for 10 strikeouts and allowed just seven hits as the Cavaliers (48-13-1) set the school record for wins in a season. Virginia improved to 5-1 since the NCAA tournament began and has done it with pitching, allowing just nine earned runs.
The Rebels (44-20) have lost four straight super regionals over the last five years.
TCU 3, Texas 2
AUSTIN, Texas ó Matt Vern and Matt Carpenter each hit home runs and TCU edged top national seed Texas 3-2 to force a deciding third game.
Vern hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Texas starter Cole Green to give the Horned Frogs (40-17) a quick lead. Carpenter made it 3-0 with his solo homer off Green (5-3) in the sixth.
The teams meet again tonight, with the winner advancing to the College World Series.
So. Miss 7, Florida 6
GAINESVILLE, Fla. ó Corky Palmer’s retirement tour will continue at the College World Series.
Joey Archer drove in three runs, reliever Scott Copeland pitched three scoreless innings and Southern Mississippi beat Florida 7-6 to advance to the CWS for the first time in school history.