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Friday's NCAA Baseball Capsules
By The Associated Press

Clemson Regional:

Clemson 15, Georgia Southern 1

Khalil Greene and Jeff Baker each hit two homers — both tying the school's season record with 24 — as Clemson beat Georgia Southern 15-1.

Baker and Greene, who combined for six RBI, equaled the 1991 mark set by Eric Marcina and tied by Matthew LeCroy in 1997.

The Tigers (48-14) added homers by Kyle Frank and Zane Green, his first career homer in 156 at-bats, to shatter their mark of three home runs in an NCAA Tournament game.

Tigers starter Steve Reba (13-2) held Georgia Southern (38-24) to four hits over six innings.

East Carolina 13, Elon 7     <<< Complete game story >>>

Warren Gaspar's RBI-single in the seventh inning broke a 7-all tie and led East Carolina to a 13-7 victory over Elon.

The Pirates (42-18-1) led 6-0 after two innings as Darryl Lawhorn hit his 18th and 19th home runs.

The Phoenix (34-22), in their first NCAA tournament, tied it 7-7 with a seven-run seventh capped by Jim Swenson's grand slam.

Reliever Neal Sears (8-3) worked the last 2 2-3 innings for the victory.

Columbia Regional:

North Carolina 5, James Madison 0

Scott Autrey threw a two-hitter as North Carolina beat James Madison 5-0.

Autrey (5-3), who struck out six, retired 13 straight batters until Jason Cushman reached on an error in the ninth. James Madison (43-15) had been averaging almost nine runs a game.

Ron Braun of the Tar Heels (41-19) went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.

South Carolina 6, Virginia Commonwealth 3

Gary Bell came within one out of a complete game as South Carolina beat Virginia Commonwealth 6-3,

Bell (10-2) retired 15 straight batters at one point, striking out eight and allowing just one walk. But the Gamecocks (49-14) had to hold off a rally in the ninth, when the Rams (38-26) strung together four singles and a double to load the bases down 6-3.

Aaron Rawl came on to relieve Bell and got Matt Davis to fly out to right to get his second save of the year.

Mesa Regional:

Houston 9, New Mexico St. 0

Brad Sullivan threw a six-hitter and Brett Cooley and Jesse Crain homered as Houston beat New Mexico State 9-0.

Sullivan (12-1) struck out nine in recording his second shutout in three starts for the Cougars (45-15).

Erik Winegarden had three hits for New Mexico State (37-24).

Atlanta Regional:

Georgia 7, Louisville 1

Matt Woods pitched seven scoreless innings, and Josh Smith and Lee Mitchell hit two-run homers to lead Georgia past Louisville 7-1.

Woods (3-2) struck out seven and allowed five hits as the Bulldogs (31-27) snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Mark Jurich had two hits for Louisville (39-17).

Georgia Tech 6, Coastal Carolina 0

Kyle Bakker threw a three-hitter to lead Georgia Tech to a 6-0 victory over Coastal Carolina.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore left-hander didn't allow a hit until the sixth innings. Bakker (11-2) struck out eight and did not give up a walk.

Jeremy Slayden and Brandon Braggs each had two hits and two RBI for Georgia Tech (47-14).

Starter Justin Sturge (6-3) took the loss for the Chanticleers (43-18).

Tallahassee Regional:

Cent. Florida 6, South Florida 1

Bo Hall allowed five hits in his second career complete game as Central Florida beat South Florida 6-1.

Both of Hall's complete games have come against the Bulls (33-28). Hall (10-0) walked two and struck out four.

Clay Timpner had a two-run double in the first inning for Central Florida (41-20).

Winston-Salem Regional:

Wake Forest 12, George Washington 6

Jamie D'Antona hit his sixth home run in as many career postseason games and Kyle Sleeth won his 20th straight decision as Wake Forest beat George Washington 12-6.

The Demon Deacons (45-11-1) fell behind 3-0, but D'Antona started Wake Forest's nine-run fourth inning with a walk, then capped it off with a grand slam. D'Antona hit five homers in the NCAA tournament last year, including a record three in one game.

Sleeth (14-0) allowed four runs and seven hits through four innings but settled down, striking out a career-high 11.

Tony Brown's fourth homer gave the Colonials (42-22), making their first NCAA appearance since 1992, a 4-1 lead.

Baton Rouge Regional:

Louisiana-Lafayette 6, Tulane 3

BATON ROUGE, La. — Corey Coles went 3-for-4, stole two bases and scored three runs as Louisiana-Lafayette beat Tulane 6-3.

Lafayette (38-21) broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth when Coles scored on a single by Brad Saloom.

Justin Gabriel (10-4) allowed nine hits and struck out one in a complete game.

Tommy Manzella hit a solo homer in the third for Tulane (35-26), while Bryan Stelmack's two-run homer in the fourth lifted the Green Wave into a 3-3 tie.

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02/23/2007 10:44 AM


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