Monday, June 3, 2013

NCAA Baseball Tournament, Day Four

Eleven of the 16 regions were decided yesterday, leaving five regions to be decided today.  Here is where things stand:

Chapel Hill Region (winner to face winner of Columbia Region):
Florida Atlantic beat Towson 6-5, and then stunned UNC 3-2.  UNC and Florida Atlantic will meet today at 5 Central to decide the region.

Columbia Region:
Liberty beat Clemson 3-1, but rain washed out the scheduled game between Liberty and undefeated South Carolina.  That game will take place at Noon Central today.  If Carolina wins, they are the regional champions.  If not, Liberty and Carolina will play a winner-take-all game at 6 Central.

Raleigh Region:  (winner to face winner of Eugene Region):
William & Mary beat Ole Miss 9-2, but then the Tribe were crushed 9-2 by N. Carolina State, which won the region with a 3-0 record.

Eugene Region:
Oregon, fighting through the losers' bracket, beat San Francisco 6-1 and Rice 11-0.  Today Oregon and Rice will meet in a winner-take-all game at 8 Central.

Fullerton Region (winner to face winner of Los Angeles Region):
Arizona State beat Columbia 10-5, but then lost to Cal-State Fullerton 6-1.  Cal-State Fullerton won the region with a 3-0 record.

Los Angeles Region:
San Diego beat Cal Poly 8-5, but then lost to UCLA 6-0.  UCLA won the region with a 3-0 record.

Blacksburg Region (winner to face winner of Baton Rouge Region):
Virginia Tech beat UConn 3-1, but then lost to Oklahoma 10-4.  Oklahoma won the region with a 3-0 record, and is so far the only non-host to win a region.

Baton Rouge Region:
Louisiana-Lafayette beat Sam Houston St. 7-5, but the lost to LSU 5-1.  LSU won the region with a 3-0 record.

Nashville Region (winner to face winner of Louisville Region):
Georgia Tech rolled through the losers' bracket, beating Illinois 6-3 and Vandy 5-0.  The Yellow Jackets and the Commodores will meet at 6 PM Central today in a winner-take-all game.

Louisville Region:
Oklahoma State beat Miami (Fla) 7-1, but the Cowboys were blown out 12-3 by Louisville, which won the region with a 3-0 record.  The Cardinals have already won the Sugar Bowl and the Men's NCAA Basketball championship, and they reached the finals of the women's basketball tournament.  Will they also make a trip to the College World Series?

Bloomington Region (winner to face winner of Tallahassee Region):
Austin Peay beat Valparaiso 5-4, but lost to Indiana 6-1.  Indiana won the region with a 3-0 record, meaning that the Hoosiers have advanced as far in baseball as they did in men's basketball this year.

Tallahassee Region:
This stage of the tournament is almost always a walkover for Florida State, and this year was no exception.  After Troy beat Alabama 9-8, the Noles thumped Troy 11-4.  FSU wins three games by scores of 10-0, 11-0, and 11-4, and they are on to the next round.

Charlottesville Region (winner to face winner of Starkville Region):
Elon beat UNC-Wilmington 6-4, but then lost to Virginia 11-3.  Virginia won the region with a 3-0 record.

Starkville Region:
More problems for the SEC, as Central Arkansas beat South Alabama 3-0 and Mississippi State 5-2.  Central Arkansas and MSU will meet for the title today at 7 Central.  (So far, LSU is the only SEC team to advance to the Super Regionals).

Manhattan (Kan.) Region (winner to face winner of Corvallis Region):
Arkansas beat Bryant 12-3, but lost to Kansas State 4-3.  Kansas State wins the region with a 3-0 record.

Corvallis Region:
Texas A & M beat UC-Santa Barbara 5-4, but lost to Oregon State 6-1.  Oregon State wins the region with a 3-0 record.


  1. It's coming, either tonight or next weekend against Louisville.

  2. South Carolina beat Liberty 6-4 to win the Columbia Regional.