Super Regionals Results At A Glance

Image credit: Wake Forest third baseman Brock Wilken (Courtesy of Wake Forest)

After a wild weekend of super regionals action, the Omaha field is set.

Here’s how all eight super regionals played out and how those College World Series spots were won.

Winston-Salem Super Regional

On to Omaha: Wake Forest
How it happened: The Demon Deacons swept past Alabama, defeating the Crimson Tide, 5-4, on Saturday and then walloping them, 22-5, on Sunday. Wake has swept through the first two weekends of the NCAA Tournament and has outscored its opponents, 75-16, in five games. Its plus-59 run differential is the highest of any team going into the College World Series in tournament history.

Gainesville Super Regional

On to Omaha: Florida
How it happened: The Gators swept past South Carolina, defeating the Gamecocks 5-4 on Friday and 4-0 on Saturday. Florida’s pitching staff stymied South Carolina’s powerful offense, particularly on Saturday behind a stellar start from righthander Hurston Waldrep (8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 13 K). The Gators are returning to Omaha for the first time since 2018 and will do so as one of the national championship favorites.

Fort Worth Super Regional

On to Omaha: TCU
How it happened: The Horned Frogs swept past Indiana State, defeating the Sycamores 4-1 on Friday and 6-4 on Saturday. While TCU slugged its way through regionals a week ago, its super regional sweep was built more on the mound. Freshman righthander Kole Klecker got things started with seven scoreless innings in Friday’s opener and TCU’s bullpen took it from there. The Horned Frogs’ relievers held Indiana State to two runs in 5.2 innings during the series. TCU is riding an 11-game winning streak into Omaha, where it is making its first CWS appearance since 2017.

Hattiesburg Super Regional

On to Omaha: Tennessee
Where it stands: The Volunteers had their backs against the wall Sunday. After losing the series opener, 5-3, they fell behind Southern Miss’ All-American righthander Tanner Hall, 4-0, in the third inning. From there, however, it was all Tennessee the rest of the series. The Volunteers scored six runs in the fourth inning to retake the lead and never looked back. They won the game, 8-4, and then rolled to a 5-0 shutout in Monday’s finale. In all, Tennessee’s pitching staff finished the weekend with 15 straight scoreless innings. Tennessee is going to Omaha for the second time in three seasons.

Baton Rouge Super Regional

On to Omaha: LSU
How it happened: The Tigers swept past Kentucky, defeating the Wildcats, 14-0, on Saturday and 8-3 on Sunday. Righthander Paul Skenes was outstanding in Saturday’s opener, as he threw 7.2 scoreless innings, struck out nine batters and scattered four hits and a walk. The Tigers hit seven home runs on the weekend as they piled up 22 runs on 24 hits and 10 walks.

Eugene Super Regional

On to Omaha: Oral Roberts
How it happened: The Golden Eagles blew an eight-run lead in Friday’s opener, as Oregon came back from being down 8-0 in the third inning for a 9-8 walkoff win. It was the largest comeback in super regional history. But ORU got its revenge the following night, when it came back from a 7-4 deficit at the seventh-inning stretch for an 8-7, walkoff win to even the series. The finale was a close affair until late when the Golden Eagles broke the game open against the back end of the Ducks’ pitching staff and they went on to win, 11-6. ORU becomes just the third No. 4 seed to reach Omaha in the super regional era, joining 2008 Fresno State and 2012 Stony Brook, and is the first team from outside the Power Five conferences to reach the CWS since 2017 (Cal State Fullerton).

Stanford Super Regional

On to Omaha: Stanford
Where it stands:
The Cardinal are headed to Omaha for the third straight season after the most thrilling series of the weekend. Stanford and Texas went back and forth all weekend until the Cardinal walked off with a 7-6 victory Monday night. The walkoff itself was surreal, as Drew Bowser lofted a fly ball to right-center field that looked like the third out of the inning, which would have sent the game to extras. Instead, the Longhorns lost the ball in the lights and it fell in for the game-winner. That was just the latest twist in a series that began with Texas scoring five runs in the ninth inning of Saturday’s opener to come back for a 7-5 win. Stanford bounced back Sunday to even the series behind a herculean performance from lefthander Quinn Mathews. He struck out 16 batters in a complete game to lead Stanford to an 8-3 victory. The Cardinal have won 14 straight elimination games in the NCAA Tournament at Sunken Diamond, a streak that dates to 2019.

Charlottesville Super Regional

On to Omaha: Virginia
How it happened: After on Friday losing the first game of super regionals to Duke, 5-4, Virginia came storming back in the next two games. The Cavaliers on Saturday won 14-4 behind a quality start from Connelly Early (7 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K) and a big game from Jake Gelof (3-for-5, 2B, HR). In Sunday’s series finale, Virginia jumped out to an early lead, scoring five runs in the second inning, and never looked back. Virginia won, 12-2, led by leadoff hitter Griff O’Ferrall’s four hits and a complete game from Brian Edgington (9 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 11 K). Virginia is going to Omaha for the sixth time, and for the fourth time it came back from losing the first game of super regionals to win the series.

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