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Liberty shortstop Dalton Britt (left) tags out Clemson's Tyler Krieger (18) who was trying to steal second base in the third inning Sunday's NCAA regiona in Columbial, S.C.
Monday, June 3, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - Tarran Senay homered and drove in five runs and North Carolina State earned a spot in the NCAA super regionals by routing William & Mary.
Senay hit a three-run homer in the first and a two-run single in the eighth to lead the top-seeded Wolfpack (47-14).
They beat the third-seeded Tribe (39-24) for the second straight night while finishing the Raleigh regional 3-0.
Jake Fincher and Logan Ratledge each had three hits and an RBI to help N.C. State reach the super regionals for the second straight year, and third time since 2008. The Wolfpack will face the winner of the regional hosted by Oregon.
The Tribe's Jackson Shaver, the son of Tribe men's basketball coach Tony Shaver, hit an RBI double in the seventh to snap the N.C. State pitching staff's string of 22 2⁄3
straight scoreless innings.
Liberty 3, Clemson 1
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Trey Lambert gave up one run in 7 2⁄3 innings, Bryan Aanderud had a two-run single among his four hits and Liberty eliminated Clemson from the Columbia Regional.
The Flames (36-28) of the Big South Conference advanced to face undefeated South Carolina on Sunday night. The game was delayed by rain with the Gamecocks up 4-2 in the fifth.
The Flames trailed 1-0 in the fourth when Aanderud's two-run single put them ahead for good. Lambert (8-3) did the rest, keeping the Tigers (40-22) off balance throughout. Closer Ashton Perritt came on in the eighth and got the final four outs for his 10th save.
Trey Wimmer drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth, his seventh RBI in two tournament wins over Clemson.
W&M 4, Mississippi 1
RALEIGH, N.C. - Jackson Shaver drove in two runs and William & Mary beat Mississippi, eliminating the Rebels from the Raleigh regional.
Ryan Lindemuth and Ryan Hissey each had RBIs for the third-seeded Tribe (39-23).
Brett Koehler (7-5) allowed seven hits with five strikeouts in his first win since May 10.
Elon 6, UNCW 4
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Alex Swim capped a three-run rally with a tiebreaking, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday, lifting Elon over UNC-Wilmington and into the championship round of the Charlottesville Regional.
The Phoenix (34-29) beat the Seahawks for the second time this weekend after twice losing to them in the regular season.
Danny Lynch walked with two outs, stole second and scored on Chris Bresnahan's single. After Quinn Bower also singled, Swim greeted reliever Kelly Secrest with a single to center.
Florida Atlantic 3, UNC 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Ricky Santiago hit a three-run homer in the seventh to help Florida Atlantic beat No. 1 overall seed North Carolina in the Chapel Hill regional.
The teams meet tonight to determine the regional title.
Santiago' blast was the first hit for the second-seeded Owls (42-21) and one of three all night. But the Tar Heels (54-9), while managing 12 hits, left 15 runners on base and came up empty in key moments.
Okla. State 7, Miami 1
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Oklahoma State took advantage of two Miami errors and the Cowboys advanced to the final of the Louisville regional, where they lost to Louisville 12-3.
The Hurricanes (37-25) were eliminated. They finished with four hits in their season finale.
Florida State 11, Troy 4
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Brett Knief's grand slam capped a seven-run fourth inning that led Florida State over Troy, putting the Seminoles in the super regionals.
The Seminoles (47-15) have won 19 straight regional games since 2008 .
Jose Brizuela also homered for the Seminoles, while Trae Santos hit his second homer of the tournament and 18th of the season for Troy.
Georgia Tech 6, Illinois 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Matt Gonzalez doubled in the go-ahead run as Georgia Tech scored four times in the ninth inning to rally past Illinois to advance to its sixth straight regional final.
With the Yellow Jackets (36-26) trailing 3-2, Kyle Wren tied it with an RBI single. Gonzalez smacked the next pitch into the right-center field gap to score Wren.
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