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Saturday's NCAA Baseball Capsules
By The Associated Press

Clemson Regional

East Carolina 7, Georgia Southern 3

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Darryl Lawhorn and Clayton McCullough hit back-to-back RBI singles in the seventh inning to rally East Carolina to an elimination game victory over Georgia Southern.

The Pirates (43-19-1) must beat top-seeded Clemson twice Sunday to advance to the NCAA super regional.

Neal Sears, who pitched the final 2 2-3 innings of East Carolina's opening NCAA win over Elon, held Georgia Southern (39-25) to two hits during the last three innings for his sixth save.

Clemson 4, East Carolina 2     <<< Complete game story >>>

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Matt Henrie showed that Clemson has pitching as well as hitting, holding East Carolina to seven hits in eight innings.

After hitting six homers in Friday night's 15-1 rout of Georgia Southern, Clemson (49-14) struggled to find its offense against Pirates starter Davey Penny.

Jarrod Schmidt's two-run homer in the sixth broke a 2-2 tie.

Georgia Southern 6, Elon 2

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Brett Lewis held Elon to five hits in 7 2-3 innings as Georgia Southern survived.

The Eagles were tagged for six home runs in a 15-1 loss to top-seeded Clemson on Friday night. Lewis allowed back-to-back RBI doubles in the first, but settled down.

Atlanta Regional:

Georgia 9, Coastal Carolina 7

ATLANTA (AP) — Lee Mitchell had four doubles and Georgia pounded out 18 hits to battle from a four-run deficit and beat Coastal Carolina.

The Bulldogs (32-28), who lost to Georgia Tech 3-0 earlier Saturday, have to beat the Yellow Jackets (48-14) twice Sunday to advance to a super regional.

David Coffey led off the eighth inning with a triple off the center-field wall and scored on Chaz Lytle's single to break a 7-7 tie.

Georgia Tech 3, Georgia 0

ATLANTA (AP) — Victor Menocal and Tyler Parker hit solo homers, and Chris Goodman pitched 6 1-3 shutout innings to lead Georgia Tech past Georgia.

With their second shutout of the tournament, the top-seeded Yellow Jackets (48-14) advanced to the championship game Sunday.

Coastal Carolina 9, Louisville 1

ATLANTA (AP) — Seamus Donovan pitched a complete game, and every starter picked up at least one hit as Coastal Carolina eliminated Louisville.

After being limited to three hits by Georgia Tech's Kyle Bakker in a 6-0 loss Friday night, the Chanticleers had 16 off four Louisville pitchers, scoring in each of the first six innings.

Columbia Regional

North Carolina 9, James Madison 7

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sean Farrell hit a two-run homer in the sixth and singled in the go-ahead run to lift North Carolina over James Madison.

North Carolina (42-20) would have to beat South Carolina (50-14) twice Sunday to claim the regional title and a trip to the NCAA super-regionals.

Daniel Moore (6-2), who faced five batters in the first game against South Carolina without an out to take the loss, picked up the win against the Dukes (44-16).

South Carolina 9, North Carolina 6

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Yaron Peters hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in a six-run first inning, breaking the South Carolina record for homers in a season.

Peters, the Southeastern Conference player of the year, also hit a solo homer in the second, giving him 24 this season to break the Gamecocks record of 23 set by Joe Datin in 1985. South Carolina improved to 50-19.

James Madison 5, Virginia Commonwealth 2

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Eddie Kim had three hits as James Madison beat Virginia Commonwealth in an elimination game.

James Madison broke out of a hitting slump with nine hits and reversed two straight losses to the Rams (38-27) in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship last Sunday.

Dan Meyer (9-2) pitched a complete-game seven-hitter and had a shutout until he gave up a two-run homer to Nick Jones with two outs in the ninth.

Winston-Salem Regional

Wake Forest 13, Navy 1

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jamie D'Antona hit a two-run homer in the first inning as the Demon Deacons beat Navy eaily in an elimination game.

The Demon Deacons (46-12) advanced to the regional championship against Richmond.

Navy (23-25) had beaten George Washington in an earlier game to stay alive, but couldn't overcome D'Antona's home run and the rest of the Demon Deacons.

Richmond 3, Wake Forest 2

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Tim Stauffer (15-2) struck out six and scattered seven hits over seven innings to lead Richmond over top-seeded Wake Forest.

Matt Craig hit a two-run homer in the first for Richmond (51-10) in a game that was delayed for two hours because of a thunderstorm in the bottom of the fourth with Richmond ahead 2-1.

Navy 6, George Washington 4

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Matt Foster struck out seven into 7 1-3 innings, and Craig Candeto and Brad Hager homered for Navy in an elimination game.

The Midshipmen (23-24), one of two teams entering the NCAA tournament with a losing record, knocked out Atlantic 10 champion George Washington (42-23).

Baton Rouge Regional

LSU 4, Tulane 2

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bo Pettit struck out 11 in his fourth complete game of the year, and third in as many starts, as Louisiana State beat Tulane in an elimination game.

Pettit (9-7) allowed seven hits and walked two, and Rocky Scelfo hit a tiebreaking single in the third to give the Tigers (42-20) a 2-1 lead. David Raymer and Aaron Hill homered in the fourth to make it 4-1.

LSU needs to beat Louisiana-Lafayette (39-21) twice in Sunday's regionals to advance.

Louisiana-Lafayette 5, LSU 0

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Andy Gros pitched his second shutout of the season against Louisiana State as Louisiana-Lafayette advanced to Sunday's regional championship.

Gros (11-4), who shut out LSU 7-0 in March, extended his mastery over the Tigers to 18 scoreless innings, limiting the Tigers to seven hits and two walks.

Tulane 10, Southern 2

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Beau Richardson scattered seven hits while pitching his third complete game of the year to lift Tulane over Southern, eliminating the Jaguars (45-10).

The Green Wave scored five runs in the fifth to take a 7-0 lead.

Tallahassee Regional

South Florida 7, Cent. Florida 2

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Gloger threw a four-hitter as South Florida eliminated Central Florida and reached the regional finals for the second time in school history.

South Florida (35-28) will have to beat Florida State, the tournament top seed, for the regional championship.

Gloger (6-4) struck out four and walked two, and Devin Ivany had three RBIs in the win over Central Florida (41-22).

Florida St. 7, Cent. Florida 3

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nick Rogers drove in three runs for the second straight game, and Florida State extended its winning streak to 24 games.

Tied at 2 after five innings, the top-ranked Seminoles (58-12) took the lead for good with two runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.

South Florida 14, Stetson 13

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Myron Leslie's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth capped a rally as South Florida scored all 14 of its runs in the final five innings against Stetson.

The Bulls overcame two six-run deficits, trailing 6-0 in the fourth and 12-6 in the seventh, before eliminating the Hatters (42-19), who also led 6-0 against Florida State on Friday before losing.

Mesa Regional

Arizona St. 11, San Diego 1

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Carlos Arguello scattered seven hits in his first complete game of the season as Arizona State beat San Diego in an elimination game.

The Sun Devils (37-20) will have to beat Houston (46-15) twice Sunday to advance to the super regionals.

Arguello (5-1) struck out seven and walked two, and Jeremy West, Rod Allen and Andre Ethier each had two RBIs.

San Diego 2, New Mexico St. 1

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Caple scattered five hits in seven innings, and Gavin Ng made a game-saving sliding catch as San Diego beat New Mexico State (37-25) in an elimination game.

With two runners on and two outs in the eighth, Ng slid in deep left field to catch a ball hit by New Mexico State's David Licini. Had the ball dropped, two runs likely would have scored.

Houston 8, Arizona St. 4

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Hyung Cho homered and drove in two runs as Houston beat Arizona State.

Danny Zell (8-1) got the win to give Houston (46-15) a berth in Sunday's championship game.

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02/23/2007 10:45 AM


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