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Inclement weather played a factor once again on Day 3 of the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, but that did not stop several teams from punching tickets to the Super Regional.
Some hosts met expectations, while others fell flat in the clutch. A mid-major presence in the next round is guaranteed, and a few title contenders will not be continuing the quest for glory in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sunday NCAA Tournament Results
George Mason 11, Maryland 10
Wake Forest 15, George Mason 1
Boston College 4, Troy 1
Alabama 8, Boston College 0
Stanford 6, Cal State Fullerton 5
Stanford 13, Texas A&M 5
Coral Gables Regional
Miami 8, Louisiana 5
Texas 10, Miami 6
Baton Rouge Regional
Sam Houston 10, Tulane 2
LSU 6, Oregon State 5
Oregon State vs Sam Houston (Delayed)
Kentucky 10, West Virginia 0
Kentucky 16, Indiana 6
Charlotte 3, Clemson 2
Tennessee 9, Charlotte 2
Southern Miss 9, Samford 4
Southern Miss 11, Penn 2
TCU 20, Arkansas 5
Arkansas 6 Santa Clara 4
Terre Haute Regional
Iowa 6, North Carolina 5
Indiana State 11, Iowa 8
Xavier 2, Vanderbilt 1
Oregon 11, Xavier 2
Dallas Baptist 9 vs Washington 1
Oral Roberts 6, Dallas Baptist 5
East Carolina 8, Oklahoma 5
Virginia 8, East Carolina 3
Coastal Carolina 13, Rider 5
Coastal Carolina 8, Duke 6
Florida 8, UConn 2
Florida 7, Texas Tech 1
Campbell 11, NC State 1
South Carolina 16, Campbell 7
The updated NCAA baseball tournament bracket with all of Sunday’s matchups can be found here on NCAA.com.
Tennessee Rolls Into Super Regionals
Not even a day after a marathon matchup against Clemson, the Tennessee Volunteers are champions of the Clemson regional.
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The third game for the Volunteers was a bit easier, as they took down Charlotte 9-2. They jumped out to a 4-0 lead and tacked on five runs over the final three innings to cruise home.
This is the sixth regional championship in the program’s history. The Vols are set to take on the winner of the Auburn regional.
Vanderbilt Bows Out Early
After winning the SEC Championship, it looked like the Vanderbilt Commodores were ready to make a push for another national title. Instead, they did not qualify for their own regional final, losing out to Xavier 2-1.
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Another Top 8 national seed is eliminated from the tournament. @XavierBASE defeats No. 6 national seed Vanderbilt 2-1 to advance to the regional title game against Oregon. The Commodores are done.
The game was severely delayed by rain, but back-to-back one run innings for the Musketeers got it done in the end. Luke Hoskins was the ace for Xavier, tossing seven innings of three-hit ball and surrendering just one run.
This sets the Musketeers up to face Oregon to advance to the super regional. The Ducks squeaked by the Musketeers 5-4 in the opening game, but Xavier will need to defeat them twice to advance. The winner will take on the winner of the Stillwater regional.
Coastal Pushes Duke to Decisive Showdown
Coastal Carolina rebounded from an opening-night loss. Rider was able to defeat the Chanticleers 11-10 in the opener, putting the regional hosts on the brink of elimination.
They managed to string three consecutive wins together, including Sunday, and now have a winner-take-all matchup slated for Monday.
Coastal smoked Rider 13-5 in the first game of Sunday’s slate and relied on two high-scoring innings to take down the Duke Blue Devils 8-6 in the nightcap.
They used three pitchers to get it done against the Blue Devils, but the bulk of the work came from reliever Bryce Shaffer. He delivered six innings of three-hit ball, allowing two earned runs and fanning four Duke hitters.
The final game of the regional will take place Monday, and the winner will head to Charlottesville to face the Virginia Cavaliers in the Super Regional.