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Clemson Regional Week

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Regional summaries of
C-USA, Carolinas teams

Sunday's NCAA Baseball Capsules
By The Associated Press

Clemson Regional
Clemson 21, East Carolina 1

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CLEMSON, S.C. — Zane Green hit a leadoff homer and No. 4 Clemson never stopped as the Tigers routed No. 22 East Carolina and advanced to the super regionals.

The Tigers (50-14) used their biggest inning in NCAA tournament history — 12 runs in the sixth — to end an emotional season for the Pirates (43-20-1) and advance to the winner of the Wichita regional final between Arkansas and Oral Roberts.

East Carolina coach Keith LeClair is fighting Lou Gehrig's disease and has been unable to speak and is barely mobile because of the illness, which he developed symptoms of during last year's tournament.

Khalil Greene, the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 30 games, and Michael Johnson homered and had five RBI.

Mesa Regional
Houston 8, Arizona State 3

MESA, Ariz. — Chris Snyder had three hits, including a home run, as No. 11 Houston beat No. 15 Arizona State to advance to the super regionals.

Keith Whatley, named the regional's most outstanding player, added three hits and two RBI and Hyung Cho drove in two runs for the Cougars (47-15).

Houston sent eight men to the plate in the first inning against Sun Devils starter Robbie McClellan (7-6), scoring three times on RBI singles by Whaley and Cho, and an error by Arizona State (37-21).

Tallahassee Regional
Florida State 13, South Florida 6

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Stephen Drew hit two home runs to lead Florida State to a 13-6 win over South Florida on Sunday and extend the Seminoles' winning streak to 25 games.

The victory also moved Florida State into the best-of-three super regionals
against Notre Dame, starting Friday. The Seminoles (59-12), the overall No. 1 seed in the 64-team field, likely will play host to the Fighting Irish. The NCAA will announce the super regional sites on Monday.

South Florida's Jon Uhl (9-6) kept Florida State in check early, helping the Bulls (35-29) hold a 3-0 lead through four innings. But Drew, the brother of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder J.D. Drew, hit a two-run homer that sparked a
seven-run fifth.

Tony Richie hit a three-run homer in the sixth, and Drew added a solo shot in the seventh to give starter Mark LaMacchia (11-1) plenty of cushion.

Winston-Salem Regional
Richmond 7, Wake Forest 5

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Vito Chiaravalloti homered and had four RBI, and Matt McLoughlin allowed one run in 4 2/3 relief innings to lead No. 25 Richmond to its first regional title.

Richmond (52-11) was in its first NCAA Tournament since losing to the Demon Deacons at Ernie Shore Field in 1999, but turned the tables on Wake Forest, the No. 7 overall seed.

Chiaravalloti's three-run double keyed Richmond's four-run first, and his 22nd homer in the seventh gave the Spiders a three-run lead after the No. 7 Demon Deacons (47-13-1) had closed to 6-4.

Wake Forest 5, Richmond 4, 10 innings

Ryan Johnson and Jeff Ruziecki each hit RBI singles in the 10th to rally No. 7 Wake Forest to a victory over No. 25 Richmond and force a deciding game.

The Demon Deacons (47-12-1) fell behind Richmond (51-11) 4-3 in the top of the 10th when Jamie D'Antona let a routine grounder go through his legs.

But Adam Bourassa led off the bottom of the inning with a single to start the rally that was capped by RBI singles from Johnson and Ruziecki.

Columbia Regional
South Carolina 3, North Carolina 1

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Yaron Peters hit two homers to lead No. 5 South Carolina past No. 18 North Carolina and into the super regionals.

Peters, who holds the school records for home runs (27) and RBI (89), hit six homers and had seven RBI in the regionals for South Carolina (51-15). The Gamecocks will face defending national champion Miami next weekend.

Blake Taylor (6-1), the Gamecocks' usual closer, pitched a seven-hitter and struck out a season-high 11 in his first start of the season.

North Carolina (43-20) has not won a regional since 1989, when the Tar Heels went to the College World Series.

North Carolina 8, South Carolina 4

Ryan Blake and Chris Maples each hit home runs and had three RBI to lead No. 18 North Carolina over No. 5 South Carolina and force an elimination game.

Sean Farrell went 4-for-5 with two RBI as the Tar Heels (43-20) used a combination of seven pitchers to keep shut down the Gamecocks (50-15).

Blake hit a two-run homer in the second, and Farrell's double off the left-field wall drove in two more runs in the third to put North Carolina up 4-0. Chris Maples added a three-run homer in the fifth to put the Tar Heels up 8-1.

Steve Thomas and Yaron Peters hit back-to-back homers in the eighth but it wasn't enough.

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02/23/2007 10:45 AM


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