Louisville advances, tops 'Cats

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville scored three runs in the seventh inning, and the Cardinals topped Kentucky 4-1 in an NCAA regional championship game Sunday night to advance to the super regionals.

The start of the game was delayed 3 hours and 55 minutes because of inclement weather.

Kentucky's Logan Salow, a reliever forced to start in the Wildcats' fourth game in three days, pitched a career-high six innings and threw 94 pitches. But the Cardinals (48-15) scored three runs off Sam Mahar, Salow's replacement.

The Wildcats (37-25) had a runner on third with one out when pinch-hitter Kyle Barrett lined out and Thomas Bernal was thrown out trying to score from third to end the inning. Bernal was ejected for colliding with the catcher above the waist. In the top half of the inning, Bernal was covering home in a rundown, and Louisville's Alex Chittenden collided with Bernal but was not ejected.

The incident nearly cleared both benches before the umpires and coaching staffs diffused the situation before any altercations.

Oregon State 4, UC IRvine 0

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Scott Schultz threw a two-hit shutout as No. 1 national seed Oregon State defeated UC Irvine 4-0 to set up a deciding game at the NCAA Corvallis regional on Monday.

Schultz (7-2) continued a string of dominant pitching for the Beavers' starters, who have surrendered just two runs and 10 hits with 28 strikeouts in their three tournament victories. Schultz finished with four strikeouts.

Sam Houston State 9, Siena 0

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Colt Atwood had two of his three RBIs in San Houston State's five-run second inning in a 9-2 victory over Siena in an elimination game in NCAA regional play.

Sam Houston (43-18) strung together three singles and a double in the second, 12 hours after the Bearkats finished their 22-inning, marathon loss to TCU that began Saturday night.

Louisiana-Lafayette 14, Mississippi State 8

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Jace Conrad and Seth Harrison each drove in three runs for Louisiana-Lafayette in a 14-8 win over Mississippi State that forced a deciding game in the regional.

The Ragin' Cajuns, ranked No. 1 in many national polls, broke open a 3-3 game with a three-run third inning in which Caleb Adams and Chase Compton had RBI singles, and Adams scored on Harrison's sacrifice fly. Louisiana-Lafayette (56-8) piled on from there, getting six more runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Texas A&M 3, Texas 2

HOUSTON -- Tyler Stubblefield scattered four hits in his first career complete game, helping Texas A&M stave off elimination for the second time with a 3-2 victory over Texas.

Texas A&M (36-25) and Texas (40-19) will play a deciding game Monday, with the winner advancing to the super regionals.

Houston 5, LSU 4

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Kyle Survance's RBI single in the 11th inning led Houston to a 5-4 win over LSU on Sunday to force a deciding game in the Baton Rouge regional.

Houston (47-16) and LSU (46-15-1) will play Monday night, with the winner advancing to the super regionals.

Washington 4, Georgia Tech 2

OXFORD, Miss. -- Andrew Ely's two-run homer helped lead Washington to a 4-2 victory over Georgia Tech in the NCAA tournament's Oxford regional.

Washington (40-16-1) will play Mississippi on Monday for the regional championship. The Huskies must beat the Rebels twice to advance to the super regionals.

Virginia 9, Arkansas 2

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Brandon Waddell allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings and Virginia scored six times in the second inning and won the Charlottesville regional with a 9-2 victory against Arkansast.

Waddell (8-3) extended the scoreless inning streak for Cavaliers starting pitchers to 21 2-3 innings before allowing a two-out, two-run homer to Krisjon Wilkerson in the seventh.

Oklahoma State 6, Cal-State Fullerton 4

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Tim Arakawa lined a two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh inning to drive in the tying and go-ahead runs as Oklahoma State came from behind to defeat Cal State Fullerton 6-4 and win the Stillwater regional.

Maryland 10, South Carolina 1

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Blake Schmit drove in three runs as Maryland beat South Carolina a second straight time, a 10-1 victory Sunday night to win the NCAA tournament's Columbia regional.

The Terrapins (39-21) hadn't been to the tournament since 1971. But they halted the Gamecocks' 28-game NCAA tournament home win streak Saturday night before decisively closing out the regional at Carolina Stadium.

TCU 6, Sam Houston State 1

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Freshman Tyler Alexander threw a six-hitter and TCU advanced to its fourth NCAA super regional in six years, beating Sam Houston State 6-1.

TCU (45-15), the No. 7 national seed, needed only nine innings against Sam Houston this time. The Horned Frogs will host a super regional for the first time.

Long Beach State/North Carolina suspended

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The elimination game between Long Beach State and North Carolina at the Gainesville regional has been suspended until Monday due to inclement weather.

The game will resume in the top of the seventh inning with Long Beach State leading 5-4 with runners on first and second base and one out.

Ino Patron and Michael Hill have home runs for Long Beach State, while Skye Bolt has one for North Carolina.

Stanford 10, Indiana 7

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Wayne Taylor's pinch-hit, three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning helped Stanford stay alive with a 10-7 win over Indiana in the NCAA's Bloomington regional.

Stanford (33-24) and Indiana (44-14) will meet again for the regional championship tonight.

Alabama 4, Kennesaw State 1

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Alabama junior left-hander Taylor Guilbeau, who hadn't pitched more than three innings in a game all season, scattered five hits in his first career complete game as the Crimson Tide topped Kennesaw State 4-1 on Sunday.

Alabama (37-23) won its third straight elimination game to set up another matchup today against Kennesaw State (39-22), with the winner advancing to the super regionals.

Cal Poly 6, Sacramento State 5

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Zach Zehner homered and Cal Poly hung on for a 6-5 victory over Sacramento State to stay alive in the San Luis Obispo regional.

Sacramento State cut a three-run deficit to one in the eighth inning, scoring twice against Cal Poly closer Reed Reilly. But Reilly threw a scoreless ninth, eliminating Sacramento State.

Louisiana Lafayette 11, Jackson State 1

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Jace Conrad hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as Louisiana-Lafayette remained alive in the NCAA tournament with an 11-1 victory over Jackson State in an elimination game.

Houston 9, Southeastern Louisiana 5

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Houston took advantage of six errors by Southeastern Louisiana that led to seven unearned runs and the Cougars went on to a 9-5 victory Sunday at the Baton Rouge regional.

After pushing across a single unearned run in the first, Houston (46-16) took command in the second with six unearned runs on four hits.

Miami 10, Bethune-Cookman 0

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Zack Collins hit two home runs and had five RBIs as Miami defeated Bethune-Cookman 10-0 in an elimination game at the NCAA regionals.

Brian Radziewski went the distance for the Hurricanes (43-18), who advance to play Texas Tech later Sunday. Radziewski allowed three hits while striking out nine and walking two.

Oregon 11, Xavier 8

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Aaron Payne led off the 10th inning with a walk, stole second and scored the tiebreaking run on Xavier's fifth error in Oregon's 11-8 victory Sunday in an elimination game in NCAA play.

Arkansas 10, Bucknell 0

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Eric Fisher went 2 for 5 and drove in two runs to help Arkansas beat Bucknell 10-0 in an elimination game in NCAA regional play.

Stanford 12, Youngstown State 4

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Danny Diekroeger hit a three-run homer, Brett Hanewich set a career high in strikeouts and Stanford eliminated Youngstown State with an 12-4 win Sunday at the NCAA's Bloomington Regional.

The Cardinal (32-24) must beat Indiana twice to advance to next week's super regional. Indiana will move on with a win Sunday night.

Kentucky 8, Kansas 6

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jacob Moylan doubled in two runs as Kentucky scored seven times in the first four innings, and then held on to eliminate Kansas 8-6.

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