Regional Recaps: Day Four

Missouri became the first No. 4 seed to
win a regional in the 64-team era with an 8-3 victory against host
Pepperdine on Monday in Malibu, Calif. Missouri, ranked 10th in the preseason, was 25-24 on May 14
and looked in danger of missing the NCAA tournament for the first
time in four years before sweeping Texas and winning two games at the
Big 12 tournament. The favorites won everywhere else, with hosts
Rice, Georgia, Oklahoma and South Carolina moving on to
super-regionals.

Malibu Regional

Missouri 8, Pepperdine 3

Sophomore third baseman Brock Bond went
4-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI as Missouri beat Pepperdine
8-3 Monday in Malibu, Calif. Taylor Parker allowed two runs on five
hits over 5 2/3 innings to earn the win as Missouri won its fourth
straight game to advance out of the loser’s bracket to super-regionals against Cal State
Fullerton.

Houston Regional

Rice 7, Baylor 4

Center fielder Tyler Henley had four of
Rice’s 13 hits as the Owls beat Baylor 7-4 to advance to
super-regionals. Josh Rodriguez homered and drove in three runs for
Rice, the No. 2 national seed. Baylor took a 3-0 lead against Rice starter Joe
Savery, who went five innings to earn the win as his team scored the
game’s next seven runs.

Charlottesville Regional

South Carolina 5, Evansville 1

Righthander Wynn Pelzer struck out nine
batters in a complete-game effort to help South Carolina eliminate
Evansville 5-1. Pelzer’s performance came a day after Evansville
twice posted 15 runs in wins against Virginia and South Carolina. DH
Phil Disher hit a three-run home run–his third homer of the
regional–to spark the Gamecocks on offense.

Athens Regional

Georgia 3, Florida State 2

Georgia beat Florida State for the
second straight day in a 3-2 game to win a regional on its home field
in Athens, Ga., after falling into the loser’s bracket Saturday.
Trevor Holder held FSU to a run on four hits over six innings, and
center fielder Joey Side hit a two-run home run for the Bulldogs.

Norman Regional

Oklahoma 7, Wichita State 6

Right fielder Chuckie Caufield hit a three-run homer to key a six-run second inning as Oklahoma earned a 7-6 win against Wichita State. The Sooners battled back through the loser’s bracket after an opening day loss to win their first regional since 1995. Righthander Daniel McCutchen threw 5 2/3 innings of relief to earn the win, surviving a two-run ninth inning from Wichita State that saw the tying run stranded at third base.

Super-Regional Pairings

The
best-of-three super-regionals feature two intra-conference matchups, as
Southeastern Conference neighbors South Carolina and Georgia meet in
one bracket while Pacific-10 Conference champion Oregon State meets the
league’s dominant program of the last decade, Stanford. Oral Roberts
vies for its first trip to Omaha since 1978 against No. 1 national seed
Clemson, while College of Charleston plays for the first trip to the
CWS in school history.

Games Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11

Oral Roberts at Clemson (No. 1 national seed)
3 p.m. (ESPN), 4 p.m. (ESPNU), 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)

College of Charleston at Georgia Tech (No. 8)
Noon (ESPN), 1 p.m. (ESPNU), 1 p.m. (ESPN/ESPNU)

Missouri at Cal State Fullerton (No. 5)
10 p.m. (ESPN2), 10 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU), 10 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)

North Carolina at Alabama (No. 4)
7 p.m. (ESPN), 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU), 4 p.m. (ESPN/ESPNU)

Games Saturday, June 10 through Monday, June 12

Oklahoma at Rice (No. 2)
7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU), 1 p.m. (ESPN/ESPNU), 1 p.m. (ESPN/ESPNU)

South Carolina at Georgia (No. 7)
11 a.m. (ESPN2), 4 p.m. (ESPN/ESPNU), 1 p.m. (ESPN/ESPNU)

Miami at Mississippi
7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU), 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU), 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)

Stanford at Oregon State
10 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU), 10 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU), 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)

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