Top 25 Tracker: May 30-June 2

1. MIAMI

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 50-8, 23-5 in ACC. (5-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-1.

The Hurricanes went 3-0 to win the Coral Gables regional, getting quality starts from LHPs Chris Hernandez (11-0, 2.55) and Eric Erickson (8-1, 4.13). Yonder Alonso improved his numbers to .370/.536/.767 with 21 homers, 66 RBIs and 69 walks. The ‘Canes will host Arizona in super-regionals.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Coral Gables regional:

Bethune-Cookman: W 7-4

(12) Missouri: W 6-5

Mississippi: W 11-2

2. FLORIDA STATE

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 52-11, 24-6 in ACC (9-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-2.

The Seminoles lost their regional opener for the first time in 15 years but won their next four games by a combined score of 76-35 to win the Tallhassee regional. They’ll host Wichita State in super-regionals.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Tallahassee regional:

Bucknell: L 7-0

Florida: W 17-11

Bucknell: W 24-9

Tulane: W 17-8, W 16-7

3. NORTH CAROLINA

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 49-12, 22-7 in ACC. (4-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-0-1.

North Carolina went 3-0 to win the Cary regional and advance to super-regionals for the third straight year. The Tar Heels will host Coastal Carolina.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Cary regional:

Mount St. Mary’s: W 16-8

UNC Wilmington: W 5-1, W 7-3

4. ARIZONA STATE

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 48-11, 16-8 in Pac-10. (12-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.

The Sun Devils cruised through the Tempe regional to reach super-regionals for the second year in a row. Sr. LHP Josh Satow shut out Oklahoma for 7.1 IP, striking out five, a day after ace Mike Leake went 8 IP, striking out six. They’ll host Fresno State.

RESULTS

May 31-June 1: Tempe regional:

Stony Brook: W 9-7

Oklahoma: W 15-3, W 12-0

5. LOUISIANA STATE

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 46-16, 18-11 in SEC (8-6-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.

Will LSU ever lose again? The Tigers extended their winning streak to 23 games by dominating the Baton Rouge regional. They’ll host UC Irvine in the final farewell for Alex Box Stadium in super-regionals.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Baton Rouge regional:

Texas Southern: W 12-1

Southern Mississippi: W 13-4, W 11-4

6. CAL STATE FULLERTON

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 41-20, 16-8 in Big West (9-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-3.

The Titans won their fifth straight regional by winning their final three games after dropping Saturday’s contest against UCLA. Sr. RHP Jeff Kaplan (3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER) came out of the bullpen to nail down the clincher. Fullerton will host rival Stanford in the super-regionals.

RESULTS

May 30-June 2: Fullerton regional:

Rider: W 11-0

UCLA: L 11-4

Virginia: W 4-1

UCLA: W 11-8, W 5-4

7. RICE

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 45-13, 21-3 in CUSA (12-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-2.

Rice bounced back from a poor showing at the Conference USA tournament by going 3-0 in the Houston regional. LHP Bobby Bell finished off Texas with 3.2 scoreless IP in the championship game. The Owls will host Texas A&M in super-regionals for the second year in a row.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Houston regional:

Sam Houston State: W 3-2

St. John’s: W 11-2

(19) Texas: W 7-4

8. UC IRVINE

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 41-16, 14-10 in Big West (8-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-2.

The Anteaters went on the road to win a regional for the second year in a row, going a perfect 3-0. RHP Bryce Stowell went 7.2 IP in the championship shutout against Oral Roberts. They’ll travel to Baton Rouge to face LSU in super-regionals.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Lincoln regional:

Oral Roberts: W 9-7

(13) Nebraska: W 3-2

Oral Roberts: W 8-0

9. GEORGIA

Last Week: 4-1. Overall:Overall: 39-22-1, 20-9-1 in SEC. (11-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-4.

Georgia dropped its regional opener but bounced back with four straight wins to survive the Athens regional. The Bulldogs improved to 15-0 in elimination games at Foley Field. Regional MOP Matt Olson went 18-for-26 with 10 runs and six RBIs on the weekend. Georgia hosts North Carolina State in super-regionals.

RESULTS

May 31-June 2: Athens regional:

Lipscomb: L 10-7

Louisville: W 9-8

Lipscomb: W 14-3

Georgia Tech: W 8-0, W 18-6

10. TEXAS A&M

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 46-17, 19-8 in Big 12 (5-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-3-1.

Texas A&M used a seven-run second inning to win its do-or-die game against Houston and win its second straight regional. The Aggies head to Reckling Park to take on Rice in super-regionals for the second straight year.

RESULTS

May 30-June 2: College Station regional:

Illinois-Chicago: W 15-1

Houston: W 22-4, L 4-3, W 13-5

11. STANFORD

Last Week: 4-1. Overall: 37-22-1, 14-10 in Pac-10 (9-5-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 11-2.

Stanford dropped its opener to UC Davis but bounced back with four straight wins to take the Stanford regional. Jr. CF Sean Ratliff homered twice in the clincher against Pepperdine, including a grand slam. The Cardinal will visit longtime rival Cal State Fullerton in super-regionals.

RESULTS

May 30-June 2: Stanford regional:

UC Davis: L 4-2

Arkansas: W 5-1

UC Davis: W 8-4

Pepperdine: W 13-1, W 9-7

12. COASTAL CAROLINA

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 50-12, 17-3 in Big South (2-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-1.

The Chanticleers bludgeoned their way through the Conway regional to reach the 50-win plateau for the third time in the last four seasons. They’ll travel to Cary to face North Carolina in their first-ever super-regional next weekend.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Conway regional:

Columbia: W 10-2

Alabama: W 13-10

East Carolina: W 24-11

13. WICHITA STATE

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 47-15, 19-5 in MVC (3-6 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 12-1.

Still wonder if Wichita State can beat ranked teams? The Shockers went 3-0 against three ranked teams to win the Stillwater regional and extend their winning streak to nine games. They’ll travel to Tallahassee to face Florida State in super-regionals.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Stillwater regional:

(18) Texas Christian: W 8-5

(6) Oklahoma State: W 5-3, W 11-7

14. ARIZONA

Last Week: 3-0. Overall: 41-17, 12-12 in Pac-10 (10-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-5.

The Wildcats went 3-0 to win the Ann Arbor regional. Arizona’s three-headed bullpen monster of Jr. RHP Ryan Perry, Jr. LHP Daniel Schlereth and So. RHP Jason Stoffel appeared in all three games, combining to allow just one run in nine innings. Perry hit 100 mph several times in his appearances. The Wildcats will travel to Coral Gables to face No. 1 national seed Miami in super-regionals.

RESULTS

May 31-June 1: Ann Arbor regional:

Eastern Michigan: W 13-7

(16) Michigan: W 4-3

(24) Kentucky: W 5-3

15. NORTH CAROLINA STATE

Last Week: 3-0. Overall:Overall: 41-20, 18-11 in ACC (7-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-3-2.

North Carolina State went 3-0 to advance to super-regionals for the second time ever. The Wolfpack bullpen allowed just one hit over 11 scoreless innings on the weekend, helping N.C. State win a pair of one-run games against South Carolina.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Raleigh regional:

James Madison: W 6-2

South Carolina: W 5-4, W 2-1

16. OKLAHOMA STATE

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 44-18, 18-9 in Big 12 (13-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-2.

The Cowboys reached the Stillwater regional finals even without ineligible ace lefty Andrew Oliver, but their season ended at the hands of Wichita State.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Stillwater regional:

Western Kentucky: W 5-3

(21) Wichita State: L 5-3

(18) Texas Christian: W 9-8

(21) Wichita State: L 11-7 (10 innings)

17. FRESNO STATE

Last Week: 3-1. Overall: 40-28, 21-11 in WAC (5-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 5-1-4.

That preseason No. 18 ranking doesn’t look so bad now. Fresno State became the second No. 4 seed ever to advance to super-regionals. The Bulldogs knocked San Diego out of regionals for the second year in a row, getting a strong start from Jr. RHP Holden Sprague (5.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER) and a brilliant relief outing from Sr. RHP Brandon Burke (3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R) in the clincher.

RESULTS

May 30-June 2: Long Beach regional:

(22) Long Beach State: W 7-3

(7) San Diego: W 6-0, L 15-1, W 5-1

18. SAN DIEGO

Last Week: 3-2. Overall: 44-17, 16-5 in WCC (8-3 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-3.

The Toreros swept Pepperdine to win the best-of-three WCC championship series. In the opener, Jr. LHP Brian Matusz (8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K) improved to 11-2, 1.88 with 131-21 K-BB in 96 IP. USD rapped out 19 hits in the second game, led by So. OF Kevin Muno (5-for-6, 2B, 3 RBI).

RESULTS

May 31-June 2: Long Beach regional:

(20) California: W 5-0

Fresno State: L 6-0

(22) Long Beach State: W 5-1

Fresno State: W 15-1, L 5-1

19. MISSOURI

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 39-21, 16-11 in Big 12. (10-7 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 9-3.

The Tigers won their regional opener behind Jr. RHP Aaron Crow’s complete-game, three-hit shutout, but So. RHP Kyle Gibson took the loss in relief in each of the next two days to end Missouri’s season.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Coral Gables regional:

Mississippi: W 7-0

(1) Miami: L 6-5

Mississippi: L 9-6

20. NEBRASKA

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 41-16-1, 17-9-1 in Big 12 (6-9 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-3.

The Cornhuskers lost seven of their final nine games this season, including back-to-back losses at the Lincoln regional after winning their opener against Eastern Illinois. They were limited to two hits in the elimination game against Oral Roberts.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Lincoln regional:

Eastern Illinois: W 13-10

(11) UC Irvine: L 3-2

Oral Roberts: L 8-0

21. TEXAS

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 39-22, 15-12 in Big 12 (6-11 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-4.

The Longhorns were bounced out of regionals for the third consecutive year. Texas dropped its opener to St. John’s, then battled back with a pair of wins only to lose a hard-fought game to rival Rice on Sunday.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Houston regional:

St. John’s: L 2-1

Sam Houston State: W 13-3

St. John’s: W 4-3

(9) Rice: L 7-4

22. MICHIGAN

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 46-14, 26-5 in Big Ten. (1-4 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-0-1.

The Wolverines were cruising 5-1 in their opener behind ace Zach Putnam before rain suspended play until Saturday, ending Putnam’s outing. The wheels fell off from there, as slugging Sr. 1B Nate Recknagel suffered a season-ending elbow injury on a play at first base in the win against Kentucky, and the Wolverines dropped their next two games to end their season.

RESULTS

May 31-June 1: Ann Arbor regional:

(24) Kentucky: W 7-5

(23) Arizona: L 4-3

(24) Kentucky: L 12-6

23. TEXAS CHRISTIAN

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 45-19, 19-5 in MWC (2-5 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.

The Horned Frogs went 1-2 in the Stillwater regional to end their season. The Frogs trailed Oklahoma State 8-2 heading into the eighth inning in Sunday’s elimination game, but they battled back to tie the score at 8-8, only to see OSU win on a walk-off homer by Jordy Mercer in the bottom of the ninth.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Stillwater regional:

(21) Wichita State: L 8-5

Western Kentucky: W 10-5

(6) Oklahoma State: L 9-8

24. KENTUCKY

Last Week: 2-2. Overall: 44-19, 16-14 in SEC (4-8 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 8-4.

Kentucky dropped its regional opener to Michigan but battled back to reach the regional finals before losing to Arizona, ending UK’s season.

RESULTS

May 31-June 1: Ann Arbor regional:

(16) Michigan: L 7-5

Eastern Michigan: W 4-3

(16) Michigan: W 12-6

(23) Arizona: L 5-3

25. LONG BEACH STATE

Last Week: 1-2. Overall: 38-21, 16-8 in Big West. (12-12 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 10-4.

Long Beach State’s season ended with a 1-2 performance at the Long Beach regional. Jr. RHP Vance Worley (7.1 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 4 K) was the tough-luck loser in Sunday’s elimination game against San Diego.

RESULTS

May 30-June 1: Long Beach regional:

Fresno State: L 7-3

(20) California: W 9-2

(7) San Diego: L 5-1


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CALIFORNIA (20)

Last Week: 0-2. Overall: 33-21-2, 12-12 in Pac-10 (8-7-1 vs. Top 25). Weekend Series: 7-3.

Cal went 0-2 in the Long Beach regional. The Golden Bears lost six of their final seven games to end their season.

RESULTS

May 30-31: Long Beach regional:

(7) San Diego: L 5-0

(22) Long Beach State: L 9-2

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