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Quick Links: What Happened Friday in the NCAA Baseball Tournament

Getting you up to speed on college baseball action from all over the country

John Severs

Gainesville Regional

No. 1 Florida 13, No. 4 Columbia 5 - Last year’s champion and this year’s top overall seed got business done, despite having to switch out pitchers early. Read up over at 247sports.

No. 2 Jacksonville 5, No. 3 Florida Atlantic 3 - Despite getting in an early 3-0 hole, Jacksonville rallied to knock off their Florida rivals. Read up over at the Palm Beach Post.

Stanford Regional

No. 1 Stanford 4, No. 4 Wright State 3 (13 innings) - Stanford got heavily tested, as some predicted, but escaped with the win. It went late, so no write-ups yet, but check out Rule Of Tree tomorrow and they should have something.

No. 3 Cal State Fullerton 6, No. 2 Baylor 2 - Cal State Fullerton showed off their championship pedigree in a victory over Big 12 Champions Baylor. Our Daily Bears has a recap.

Corvallis Regional

No. 2 LSU 6, No. 3 San Diego State 4 - LSU is a little short on pitchers, but they figured things out against San Diego State. Here’s the LSU Sports recap.

No. 1 Oregon State 9, No. 4 Northwestern State 3 - I’m sure you’ve heard about this one already, but you should read Building the Dam’s recap anyway for some deeper analysis about this big win.

Oxford Regional

Nothing happened in Oxford Friday, other than a lot of rain. No. 3 Missouri State vs. No. 2 Tennessee Tech, and No. 4 Saint Louis vs. No. 1 Ole Miss should happen Saturday, should the weather permit.

Fayetteville Regional

No. 1 Arkansas 10, No. 4 Oral Roberts 2 - The Razorbacks turned in a dominant performance to start their postseason. Check out the recap over at Arkansas Fight.

No. 2 Southern Miss 9, No. 3 Dallas Baptist 0 - An ace outing from pitcher Nick Sandlin led the Golden Eagles to victory. The Hattiesburg American has a breakdown of the game.

Chapel Hill Regional

No. 1 North Carolina 11, No 4. North Carolina A&T 0 - The Tar Heels absolutey crushed their in state rival. Read all about over at Tar Heel Blog.

No. 3 Houston 9, No. 2 Purdue 1 - The Cougar scored the upset behind a complete game effort from pitcher Aaron Fletcher. Hammer and Rails has a recap.

Tallahassee Regional

No. 4 Samford 7, No. 1 Florida State 6 - This looked like a tough regional for Florida State, but I’m not sure anyone thought it’d be this tough. The Seminoles dropped their first game against upstart Samford in the biggest upset of the tournament so far. Tomahawk Nation has a recap.

No. 3 Oklahoma 20, No. 2 Mississippi State 10 - It’s not easy scoring 20 runs against any team, but to do it against a team as good as the Bulldogs is a Herculean achievement. Here’s the recap from Crimson and Cream Machine.

Florida State vs Mississippi State was a match-up we all thought we’d see, but to see it this soon, and with elimination on the line, is unbelievable.

Athens Regional

No. 3 Troy 6, No. 2 Duke 0 - Troy pulled off an upset over a strong Duke team. You can read a recap from Raleigh News & Observer.

The matchup between No. 1 Georgia and No. 4 Campbell was rained out, and will instead be played Saturday.

Lubbock Regional

No. 1 Texas Tech 9, No. 4 New Mexico State 2 - Texas Tech got a lot of runs against an All American pitcher, and shut down anything the Aggies had going. You can read a recap from Viva the Matadors

No. 2 Louisville 13, No. 3 Kent State 6 - To quote Mike Rutherford from Card Chronicle, “Logan Wyatt hit a grand slam in the first inning and a three-run homer in the second to lead Louisville to a 13-6.” If a batter can do that, it’s going to be hard for anyone to beat.

Clemson Regional

No. 1 Clemson 4, No. 4 Morehead State 3 (10 innings) - It’s not the way the Tigers wanted this regional to get started, but they got the win after a walk off home run from Jordan Greene. The State has a recap.

No. 2 Vanderbilt 2, No. 3 St John’s 0 - Vanderbilt won a tough pitcher’s duel to get their tournament run started. You can read a recap from The Tennessean.

Deland Regional

No. 1 Stetson 8, No. 4 Hartford 3 - The upstart Stetson Hatters handled things well against Hartford. The Orlando Sentinel has a story.

No. 3 Oklahoma State 9, No. 2 South Florida 2 - A four run ninth inning sealed the win for the Cowboys. The Daily Stampede has a recap.

Greenville Regional

No. 1 East Carolina 16, No. 4 UNC Wilmington 7 - Lots of scoring for the Pirates as they knocked off a Carolina rival, they scored in each of the first five innings. The News & Observer has a recap.

No. 2 South Carolina 8, No. 3 Ohio State 3 - It took seven innings for the Gamecocks bats to get going, but once they did they lit the place up. Garnet and Black Attack has a recap. If you’d like to see things from the Ohio State point of view, check out Land Grant Holy Land.

Austin Regional

No. 1 Texas 10, No 4. Texas Southern 0 - It was a dominant victory in every way for the Longhorns. Burnt Orange Nation has the recap.

No. 3 Texas A&M 10, No. 2 Indiana 3 - Indiana has a fantastic pitching rotation, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell tonight, as the Aggies ran over the Hoosiers. 247sports

has a recap.

We’re now set up for what should be an amazing Texas vs. Texas A&M showdown. It should be one of the best games to watch Saturday.

Minneapolis Regional

No. 1 Minnesota 10, No. 4 Canisius 1 - A great effort from Minnesota’s top pitcher Reggie Meyer led the way for the Gophers. The Daily Gopher has the report.

No. 2 UCLA 6, No. 3 Gonzaga 5 - The Bruins scored 4 runs in the ninth to complete an amazing comeback win. Jake Pries hit a sacrifice fly to deep left to bring in the winning run. Check out a recap from the LA Times for the full story.

Conway Regional

No. 1 Coastal Carolina 16, No. 4 LIU Brooklyn 1 - The Chanticleers may be back in championship form after an absolutely dominant destruction of LIU Brooklyn. The Chanticleers website has a recap.

No. 3 Washington 7, No. 2 UConn 1 - It was a low scoring contest until Washington broke through with a 5 run eighth inning to take the battle of the Huskies. The Columbian has the story.

Raleigh Regional

No. 4 Army 5, No. 1 NC State 1 - Army pulled off Friday’s other big upset, taking down the Wolfpack. NC State managed quite a few hits, but had trouble converting them into runs. Backing the Pack has the recap.

No. 2 Auburn 13, No. 3 Northeastern 4 - A great offensive showing from the Tigers got them the win today. College and Magnolia has the whole story.


It was an incredible day for college baseball, and Building the Dam will be back for more Saturday. See you then.