NCAA baseball tourney news
Published 12:00 am Monday, June 6, 2011
The NCAA Baseball roundup …
CHAPEL HILL ó Chaz Frank drove in three runs, and North Carolina pulled away late to beat James Madison 9-3 on Sunday night and win the Chapel Hill Regional.
Tommy Coyle and Brian Holberton added two RBIs apiece for the Tar Heels (48-14). They won three games by a combined 27-3 and will host the Fullerton Regional winner next weekend in the super regionals.
Jake Loweryís two-run homer in the fifth tied it at 3 for James Madison (42-19).
STETSON 5, NC STATE 3
COLUMBIA, S.C. ó North Carolina State coach Elliott Avent thought his team was gelling at last and hadnít wanted the season to end. It almost didnít.
Catcher Danny Canela, who hit two of his three homers this season in the Columbia Regional, flied out deep to right center with two runners on to end the Wolfpackís year in a 5-3 loss to Stetson on Sunday.
The Hatters (43-19) got two hits and an RBI from Ben Carhart and some stellar pitching throughout, including a save from closer Jake Boyd.
VIRGINIA 13, ECU 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ó Tyler Wilson pitched 6 1-3 strong innings and Chris Taylor drove in four runs as Virginia beat East Carolina 13-1 on Sunday to win the Charlottesville Regional.
The Cavaliers (52-9), the No. 1 national seed, won their seventh in a row, set the school mark for victories and will host a super regional next weekend for the second consecutive year.
FLORIDA 11, MIAMI 4
GAINESVILLE, Fla. ó Florida went more than two decades without beating Miami in the NCAA tournament.
The Gators lost close games and lopsided affairs, dropped regional openers and title bouts. Simply put, the Hurricanes owned them in the postseason.
These days, Florida is enjoying a little payback.
Preston Tucker drove in five runs, Alex Panteliodis pitched six shutout innings and the Gators beat their rival 11-4 to win the Gainesville Regional on Sunday.
UCONN 7, CLEMSON 6
CLEMSON, S.C. ó Ryan Fullerís two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday night gave Connecticut a 7-6 victory over Clemson and set up a deciding game in the regional.
ARKANSAS 11, CHARLOTTE 3
TEMPE, Ariz. ó Kyle Robinson had a double and triple and drove in three runs for Arkansas and Ryan Stanek held Charlotte to three runs on six hits to help the Razorbacks eliminate the 49ers 11-3 on Sunday in the NCAA Tempe Regional.
Arkansas (40-21) advanced to face host Arizona State (41-16) on Sunday night, needing a win to force a second game Monday night. The winner of the regional will advance to the super regional round next week against the winner of the Austin Regional.