Through To Super Regionals
Winston-Salem Regional: Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons rolled through their regional like a freight train. Wake beat George Mason, 12-0, on Friday; waited out a lengthy delay to defeat Maryland, 21-6, on Saturday; and completed the sweep with a 15-1 win against George Mason on Sunday. The Deacs are back in super regionals for the first time since 2018 and the third time ever. This, however, will be the first time they have hosted supers.
Next up: Winston-Salem Super Regional vs. Alabama
Gainesville Regional: Florida
After losing Saturday to Texas Tech, 5-4, Florida rolled through three straight elimination games to win the regional. It on Sunday knocked out Connecticut with an 8-2 victory, then beat Tech, 7-1, to force a Monday rematch. The Gators were in control from the start in the decisive game and won, 6-0. Florida’s pitching was outstanding while facing elimination, holding the Huskies and Red Raiders to a total of three runs on 19 hits and seven walks over the three games. Florida is headed to super regionals for the first time since 2018.
Next up: Gainesville Super Regional vs. South Carolina
Fayetteville Regional: TCU
TCU swept through the regional on the road, twice beating host Arkansas along the way. The Horned Frogs on Friday started with a 12-4 victory against Arizona. Rain washed out most of Saturday’s action, but it didn’t cool off TCU. Led by a historic game from Tre Richardson, it on Sunday routed Arkansas, 20-5, The Horned Frogs completed the sweep with a 12-4 win Monday. TCU has won nine straight games and 15 of its last 16 to streak into super regionals for the first time since 2017.
Next up: Indiana State (site TBD, likely Fort Worth)
Clemson Regional: Tennessee
Tennessee swept through the regional, beating Charlotte, 8-1, on Friday; outlasting Clemson, 6-5, in 14 innings Saturday; and then beating Charlotte again, 9-2, on Sunday. The Volunteers’ pitching stood out all weekend. They struck out 41 batters and held their opponents to eight runs on 25 hits and 11 walks over 32 innings. Tennessee has now won its regional in three straight seasons, though this was the first time it did so on the road in program history.
Next up: Southern Miss, site TBD
Baton Rouge Regional: LSU
LSU took care of business at Alex Box Stadium to sweep through the regional. It beat Tulane, 7-2, on Friday before rain washed away almost all of Saturday’s action. The Tigers picked back up Sunday with a 6-5 win against Oregon State with Brayden Jobert providing the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on a solo home run. They completed the sweep with a 13-7 victory Monday to advance to super regionals.
Next up: Baton Rouge Super Regional vs. Kentucky
Nashville Regional: Oregon
The Ducks swept through the regional, extending their winning streak to nine games. Oregon is in super regionals for the second time in program history and the first since 2012. It beat Xavier, 5-4, on Friday, held off Vanderbilt’s comeback for an 8-7 victory Saturday and then finished it with an 11-2 victory against Xavier in the final. The Ducks also started their season with a four-game sweep of the Musketeers, meaning they went 6-0 this season against Xavier.
Next up: Eugene Super Regional vs. Oral Roberts
Charlottesville Regional: Virginia
Virginia swept through the regional, beating Army, 15-1, on Friday; edging past East Carolina, 2-1, on Saturday; and then beating ECU again, 8-3, on Sunday. While Virginia remained undefeated this season against non-conference opponents (28-0), it did face a battle against ECU. In Saturday’s game, Nick Parker delivered a quality start, holding the Pirates to one run in seven innings. In the final, it was Connelly Early’s turn, as he struck out 10 batters in 6.1 innings and held them to two runs. Virginia will now host super regionals for the first time since 2015.
Next up: Charlottesville Super Regional vs. Duke
Stanford Regional: Stanford
For the third time in four seasons, Stanford went through the loser’s bracket to win its home regional. This year, Stanford on Saturday night lost to Texas A&M, 8-5. The Cardinal bounced back with a 6-5 win against Cal State Fullerton and then beat the Aggies, 13-5, to force Monday’s rematch. Stanford took care of business in that game, winning it, 7-1. The Cardinal are going to super regionals for the fourth straight season and have won 12 straight must-win games at Sunken Diamond, a streak that dates back to 2019.
Next up: Stanford Super Regional vs. Texas
Coral Gables Regional: Texas
The Longhorns swept through the regional, beating Louisiana-Lafayette, 4-2, on Friday, and then taking down host Miami, 4-1, on Saturday and 10-6 in Sunday’s final. Texas got outstanding starts from lefthander Lucas Gordon (7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 8 K) and Lebarron Johnson Jr. (9 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 8 K) in the first two games, before its offense went to work Sunday. Texas is in super regionals for the third straight season and hasn’t lost a regional game since 2017.
Next up: Stanford Super Regional vs. Stanford
Conway Regional: Duke
After losing Sunday night to Coastal Carolina to force a rematch Monday, Duke rolled to a 12-3 victory to win the regional. The Blue Devils won their first two games in Conway, on Friday beating UNC Wilmington, 12-3, and on Saturday edging Rider, 2-1. After an 8-6 loss Sunday night, Duke left no doubt on Monday. The Blue Devils are going to super regionals for the third time in five seasons.
Next up: Charlottesville Super Regional vs. Virginia
Stillwater Regional: Oral Roberts
The Golden Eagles have been fitted for their Cinderella slipper after sweeping through the regional to become just the eighth No. 4 seed ever to advance to super regionals. ORU has won 21 straight games, the longest winning streak in the nation this season, and hasn’t lost since April 22 against North Dakota State. This weekend, the Golden Eagles on Friday knocked off host Oklahoma State, 6-4; overcame an early eight-run deficit Saturday to beat Washington, 15-12; and then beat Dallas Baptist, 6-5, in the final. ORU is in super regionals for the second time in program history and the first since 2006.
Next up: Eugene Super Regional vs. Oregon
Lexington Regional: Kentucky
After losing Saturday night to Indiana, Kentucky fought through three straight must-win games to win the regional. It shutout West Virginia, 10-0, on Sunday and then beat Indiana, 16-6, to face a Monday rematch. The Wildcats won that game, 4-2, to claim just their second regional title in program history and their first since 2017.
Next up: Baton Rouge Super Regional vs. LSU
Auburn Regional: Southern Miss
The Golden Eagles on Friday lost their opener, 4-2, to Samford, falling into the loser’s bracket. They fought their way out, however, knocking out host Auburn on Saturday with a 7-2 win. They got revenge Sunday against Samford, eliminating the Bulldogs with a 9-4 win. Southern Miss beat Pennsylvania, which was aiming to join Oral Roberts as a No. 4 seed in super regionals, on Sunday night to force a Monday rematch. The Golden Eagles beat the Quakers, 11-7, on Monday and are headed to super regionals for the second straight year.
Next up: Tennessee, site TBD
Terre Haute Regional: Indiana State
The Sycamores just keep winning. They swept through the regional and have now won 12 of their last 13 games. Indiana State on Friday came back to beat Wright State, 6-5; and then beat Iowa twice, 7-4 on Saturday and 11-8 in Sunday’s final. The Sycamores are in super regionals for the first time in program history.
Next up: TCU (site TBD, likely Fort Worth)
Columbia Regional: South Carolina
After a difficult month, the Gamecocks this weekend got their groove back. They swept through the regional to advance to super regionals for the first time since 2018. South Carolina on Friday routed Central Connecticut State, 19-1; defeated North Carolina State, 6-3, on Saturday; and on Sunday completed the sweep with a 16-7 win against Campbell. The Gamecocks’ 41 runs this weekend was outdone only by Wake Forest (48).
Next up: Gainesville Super Regional vs. Florida
Tuscaloosa Regional: Alabama
Alabama swept through the regional, beating Nicholls State, 4-3, on Friday; knocking off Troy, 8-0, on Saturday; and finishing it off with an 8-0 win against Boston College in the regional final. The Crimson Tide are 13-4 since May 4, when interim coach Jason Jackson took the program’s reins. Now, Alabama is headed to super regionals for the first time since 2010.
Next up: Winston-Salem Super Regional vs. Wake Forest
Ten conferences had multiple teams in the NCAA Tournament. Here’s how they’ve fared so far.
SEC: 25-9 (.735), six super regional teams
ACC: 16-11 (.593), three super regional teams
Pac-12: 10-7 (.588), two super regional teams
Sun Belt: 9-7 (.563), one super regional team
Big 12: 10-8 (.556), two super regional teams
Conference USA: 4-4 (.500)
Big Ten: 5-6 (.455)
Big East: 3-4 (.429)
AAC: 2-4 (.333)
Colonial: 0-4 (.000)