Showdown of the day:
Clemson beat Florida State, 8-3, to complete a sweep and steal the ACC's Atlantic Division title from the Seminoles on the final day of the regular season. That's quite a recovery for a Clemson team that lost a series to lowly Wake Forest last week. Jr. RHP Alex Frederick (4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 5 K) earned the win in relief for the Tigers.
• South Carolina over Florida, 11-6, to avoid the sweep
• Arkansas over Vanderbilt, 7-5, to win the road series. The Razorbacks likely saved their hosting chances with that win, perhaps at Vanderbilt's expense.
• Auburn over Mississippi, 11-1, to complete the sweep. Tigers are making a strong push for a national seed.
• Oklahoma over Kansas, 8-7, to clinch the road series
• Alabama over Tennessee, 9-7, to complete the sweep and put the Volunteers' at-large hopes in very serious jeopardy
• Bucknell swept a doubleheader vs. Holy Cross, 4-3 and 12-7, to win the Patriot League tournament
• Virginia over Miami, 7-4, to win the road series
• Louisville swept a doubleheader at Notre Dame, 13-3 and 4-3, to overcome Connecticut and win the Big East regular-season title by a half game. That gives Louisville's national seed hopes a significant boost.
• Fresno State swept a doubleheader vs. Sacramento State, 10-1 and 7-6, to clinch the WAC regular-season title
• Florida Atlantic over Florida International, 14-10, to win the series and clinch the Sun Belt regular-season title. The Owls are one of the most lovable teams in college baseball in 2010; check out this video of their celebration, which included players and coach John McCormack jumping into a nearby swimming pool with their uniforms on.
• South Dakota State split a doubleheader vs. Western Illinois to finish tied atop the Summit League with Oral Roberts. The Jackrabbits earned the top seed in the conference tournament by virtue of their series win against ORU.
• Northwestern State over Southeastern Louisiana, 10-7, to complete the sweep and imperil the Lions' at-large hopes. Texas State won the Southland's regular-season title.
• The Citadel swept a doubleheader at Georgia Southern, 5-2, and 7-2, to win the Southern Conference regular-season title.
• UCLA over California, 12-4, to win the road series. The Golden Bears' at-large hopes continue to dwindle after their sixth straight loss.
• Arizona over Stanford, 9-8, to even the series
• Oregon over Washington, 5-2, to even the series
• Tennessee Tech over Murray State, 11-1, to win the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title
• James Madison over Virginia Commonwealth, 7-2, to win the CAA regular-season title
• Texas A&M over Kansas State, 10-2, to even the series
• Baylor over Oklahoma State, 12-7, to clinch the series. The Bears are making a strong at-large surge.
• Minnesota split a doubleheader at Ohio State to win the Big Ten's regular season title
Upset of the day:
Boston College needed to upset Georgia Tech on the last day of the regular season in order to make the ACC tournament, and the Eagles did just that. Sr. OF John Spatola (2-for-3, R, 3 RBI, HR) powered BC to a 6-3 win, giving the Eagles the final spot in the conference tournament over North Carolina.
• Alabama-Birmingham over Rice, 8-5
• UC Riverside over UC Irvine, 15-12, to even the series and allow Cal State Fullerton to clinch the Big West title outright
• Mississippi State over Louisiana State, 2-1
• Evansville over Illinois State, 9-5. The Redbirds share the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title (their first ever) with Wichita State, but the Shockers earn the top seed by virtue of their head-to-head series win vs. ISU.
• Seton Hall over Connecticut, 3-2, allowing Louisville to win the Big East regular-season title. The loss should not affect UConn's regional-hosting aspirations; the Huskies still won the series and finished just a half-game behind the Cardinals.
• Nebraska over Texas Tech, 8-6, to clinch the series. The Red Raiders' regional hopes are in serious trouble.
• North Carolina over Virginia Tech, 10-2, to complete the sweep. The Tar Heels stand a good chance to snag an at-large bid even despite missing the ACC tournament because of their strong finish and robust RPI (No. 20, according to WarrenNolan.com).
Hitter of the day:
Central Florida Sr. OF Chris Duffy: 3-for-3, 3 R, 6 RBI, 2B, 2 HR in 17-6 win at Tulane. Duffy, who already holds UCF's single-season home run record (he now has 21 on the season), tied the school's career mark with his first career grand slam in his final at-bat. That was the 43rd homer of his career.
Florida International So. SS Garrett Wittels: 3-for-5, 3 RBI, 2 2B in 14-10 loss at Florida Atlantic. Wittels extended his hitting streak to 48 games, which now stands alone as the second-longest in Division I history. He needs hits in 10 more consecutive games to tie Robin Ventura's D-I record.
Pitcher of the day:
Arkansas Sr. RHP T.J. Forrest: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K in 7-5 win at Vanderbilt
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