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Some additional tickets to Omaha, Nebraska were punched on the third day of the NCAA Division I Baseball Super Regionals, but Monday baseball is also on the table.

The day featured action from Baton Rouge, Charlottesville, Eugene, Hattiesburg, Stanford and Winston-Salem, and runs were not hard to come by. The opening four games featured 61 total runs, including some towering home runs and well-executed small ball.

Here’s how the third day of this weekend’s best-of-three Super Regionals turned out.


Sunday Results

Baton Rouge Super Regional

No. 5 LSU 8, No. 12 Kentucky 3

Charlottesville Super Regional

No. 7 Virginia 12, Duke 2

Eugene Super Regional

Oral Roberts 11, Oregon 6

Hattiesburg Super Regional

Southern Miss 5, Tennessee 3

Tennessee 8, Southern Miss 4

Stanford Super Regional

Stanford 8, Texas 3

Winston-Salem Super Regional

No. 1 Wake Forest 22, No. 16 Alabama 5

Full bracket available at NCAA.com.


Edgington’s Complete Game sends Cavaliers to Omaha

With a winner-take-all super regional game facing the Virginia Cavaliers, head coach Brian Connors gave the start to Brian Edgington.

The graduate student, on his third different collegiate team, delivered a clutch complete game performance, allowing two earned runs and striking out 11 Blue Devils in a 12-2 Virginia victory.

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Taking it all in!#GoHoos | #RoadToOmaha pic.twitter.com/JGdn1SFopw

A five-run second inning and a four-run sixth inning did most of the damage. Kyle Teel led the offense with four RBI’s.

The Cavaliers are staring at a showdown with Florida in Omaha.


Demon Deacons Dominate, Advance to Omaha

Wake Forest is heading to the College World Series for the first time since 1955, and they achieved this by putting on a show.

The Demon Deacons put up 22 runs and cruised to a 22-5 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide, further establishing their credentials as the top seed in the tournament.

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For the first time since 1955. pic.twitter.com/XYBhZ5JtIh

Just one day after narrowly defeating Alabama to take Game 1, Wake Forest scored in six of their nine innings, including a three-run first inning, five runs in the third and six runs in the eighth.

Brock Wilken, who is rated among the top eligible players for the 2023 MLB draft, smashed three home runs, the last of which made him the ACC home run king.

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THE ACC RECORD BREAKER 👑🚀

LET’S GO, @B_Wilkes25‼️

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Danny Corona hit two of his own four-baggers and had a team high six RBI’s. Six Demon Deacons in total hit home runs.

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The home run party continues with a three-run blast from @DC7Jr, his second of the day 🕺

Deacs lead 22-5!

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Josh Hartle earned the victory, tossing six innings while allowing four earned runs and one walk, all while striking out 11 Alabama batters.


Tennessee and Southern Miss Split Doubleheader

Game 1 of the Hattiesburg Super Regional took 22 hours to complete.

Saturday’s contest was halted in the fourth inning with Southern Miss leading 4-0 over Tennessee. When the teams resumed at noon on Sunday, a lot of baseball awaited them.

The Golden Eagles held on to win 5-3 in the opening game, and a 3 p.m. start for Game 2 put them in a position to reach Omaha for the first time since 2009. Instead, an early 4-0 lead evaporated at the hands of the Volunteers, and an 8-4 victory for Tennessee set up a winner-take-all Game 3 for Monday.

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𝗚𝗔𝗠𝗘 𝗪𝗢𝗡

See y’all at 2 p.m.#EverythingMatters | #SMTTT pic.twitter.com/Qx6oyrFcS7

Tennessee Baseball @Vol_Baseball

Double play ends it and we will see you tomorrow for Game 3!!!!#GBO // #OTH // #VolsWin pic.twitter.com/jDQPZgEr3X

Each team used five pitchers across the two games, but it’s safe to say the Volunteers will have fresher arms. Tennessee rode starting pitcher Chase Dollander for eight innings and 111 pitches in Game 2, saving the bullpen for the decisive third game.


Oral Roberts Topples Oregon in Rubber Match

After the first two games of the series both were decided by just one run, Oral Roberts and Oregon had an offensive slugfest in the deciding Game 3 on Sunday that saw the Golden Eagles emerge with an 11-6 victory to advance to the College World Series for the first time since 1978.

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NCAA Baseball @NCAABaseball

45 years in the making!

ORU is headed to Omaha!#MCWS x @ORUBaseball pic.twitter.com/SD2HT62NwP

First baseman Jake McMurray spearheaded the offensive display from the leadoff spot, going 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored. Shortstop Mac McCroskey went 1-for-5 but finished with a team-high 3 RBI.

The Golden Eagles are just the third four-seed to advance to Omaha, joining Stony Brook and Fresno State.


LSU Cruises Past Kentucky for 19th Trip to CWS

Things looked shaky for LSU when Kentucky outfielder Jackson Gray led off the game with a solo home run, but the Tigers offense quickly got in gear as they earned an 8-3 win to advance to Omaha for the first time since 2017.

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WE’RE GEAUXING TO OMAHA pic.twitter.com/vvqDmzm0jz

LSU first baseman Cade Beloso broke the game open with a three-run home run in the third inning, and the Tigers never looked back.

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The Wildcats cut the deficit to two, but Riley Cooper and Gavin Guidry pitched six shutout innings in relief to secure the victory.

LSU will be seeking its seventh NCAA championship in program history. The Tigers last won the title in 2009.


Stanford Stays Alive, Forces Game 3

Drew Bowser went yard and Quinn Matthews threw a complete game to lead Stanford to an 8-3 win over Texas and force a deciding Game 3.

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Bowser 💥 bash 💥 DEEEEP into the Palo Alto night! #RoadToOmaha x 🎥 ESPN2 / @StanfordBSB pic.twitter.com/2K8M7MHNST

The Cardinal scorched 15 hits as their lineup lit up Texas starter Lebarron Johnson Jr., who gave up seven hits and walked four in his 4.1 innings of work. A three-run fifth inning proved critical for Stanford, unknotting the game from a 2-2 deadlock and providing Matthews the type of cushion he needed to breeze through the Texas lineup.

The Cardinal added three more runs in the top of the ninth to provide Matthews all the breathing room he needed to finish things off.

Both teams will go into Monday’s winner-take-all Game 3 hopeful they’re able to reach a third straight College World Series. Stanford has not won a national title since 1988, while Texas last hoisted the trophy in 2005.

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