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2010 Div.1 Baseball Teams Only One Loss Away From Final Elimination

 

Auburn Tigers: 2-1 in the Auburn Regional

Game 1: Auburn faced Jacksonville State and it was a close game. Auburn held an 8-5 lead into the eighth inning, when Jacksonville State scored two runs in the top of the frame. Auburn responded with another run and secured the win.

Biggest Auburn Performer: Justin Frajedas: Right Field, 2 for 4, scored 3 runs, 2 RBI’s and a homerun.

Game 2: Auburn went against Clemson and held together a tight game, but ultimately lost 5-2. Auburn got a run in the 5 th and 1 in the bottom of the ninth but did not score enough runs.

Biggest Clemson Performer: Pitcher Casey Harman. He pitched a complete game and allowed 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, and struck out 8.

Game 3: Auburn was only one loss from elimination when they met up with Southern Mississippi. Auburn gave up 5 runs in the fifth inning, and 1 more in the third. But, the Tiger bats never sank into a depression as they banged out 17 runs on 17 hits and beat Southern Mississippi 17-8.

Biggest Auburn Performers: First baseman Hunter Morris went 3 for 6, scored 2 runs, 4 RBI’s, and a homerun. Center fielder Trent Mummey went 3 for 5, scored 2 run, 5 RBI’s, and a homerun. Shortstop Casey McElroy went 2 for 4, scored 3 runs, 3 RBI’s, and homerun.

The Auburn Regional comes down to Clemson vs. Auburn. The winner advances to the super regional and loser goes home.

 

Washington State Cougars: 2-1 in the Fayetteville Regional

Game 1: The Cougars played against Kansas State and were tied 6-6 into the 8th inning. Cody Bartlett hit a two run homerun and the Cougars held on for an 8-6 win.

Biggest Washington State Performer: Second baseman Cody Bartlett went 3-5, scored 3 runs, 2 RBI’s, and a homerun.

Game 2: The Cougars didn’t score a run until the 6th inning against Arkansas. In that inning the cougars scored 2, 1 in the 8th, and 1 in the 9th, but lost a good game to Arkansas 6-4.

Biggest Arkansas Performer: Pitcher Drew Smyly went 7 innings, gave up 3 hits, 3 earned runs, walked 4, and struck out 7.

Game 3: Going into the 6 th inning, Washington State was down 6-2 against Kansas State. Suddenly the Cougar bats came alive and they had a 6 run 6th inning and won the game 9-6.

Biggest Washington State Performers: Center fielder Gary Kuykendall went 3 for 5, 1 run, and 2 RBI’s. Right fielder Derek Jones went 2 for 5, scored 1 run, 5 RBI’s, with 1 homerun.

The Fayetteville Regional comes down to Washington State vs. Arkansas. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Alabama Crimson Tide: 2-1 in the Atlanta Regional

Game 1: Alabama had complete control of Elon and won by the score of 11-2.

Biggest Alabama Performers: Pitcher Nathan Kilcrease went for 7 innings, scattered 3 hits, gave up 1 run, walked 2, and struck out 5. Shortstop Josh Rutledge went 4 for 5, scored 2 runs, 4 RBI’s, and a homerun. First baseman Clay Jones went 3 for 3, 2 runs, 4 RBI’s, and a homerun.

Game 2: Alabama played against a tough Georgia Tech team. The only 2 runs that Alabama score were in the 5 th inning and they lost 5-2.

Biggest Georgia Tech Performer: Pitcher Deck McGuire went for 8 innings, allowed 2 runs on 8 hits, walked 2, and struck out 6.

Game 3: In a low scoring game against Mercer, Alabama was 5-2.

Biggest Alabama Performers: Pitcher Tucker Hawley came in as a reliever and went for 4.1 innings, allowed 4 hits, 1 run, didn’t walk anyone, and struck out 4. Catcher Cody Trotter went 1 for 3, scored 1 run, and 2 RBI’s.

The Atlanta Regional comes down to Alabama vs. Georgia Tech. Then winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

St. John Red Tide: 2-1 in the Charlottesville Regional

Game 1: St. John faced Mississippi in their fist game. The Red Tide score 5 runs in the match, but only after Mississippi pitcher Drew Pomeranz was taken out after the 7 th inning. St. John lost by the score of 10-5

Biggest Mississippi Performer: Pitcher Drew Pomeranz went for 7 full innings, gave up 7 hits, 2 runs, 2 walk, and struck out 5.

Game 2: Facing a quick elimination, the Red Tide put enough together to creep past VCU by the score of 8-6.

Biggest St. John Performer: Second baseman Matt Wessinger went 3 for 5, scored 2 run, 4 RBI’s, with 2 homeruns.

Game 3: With both teams facing elimination, St. John and the favored Mississippi held nothing back with an onslaught of hitting and scoring. But, St. John prevailed by the score of 20-16.

Biggest St. John Performers: Center fielder Jimmy Brennan went 4 for 6, scored 4 runs, and 4 RBI’s. Second baseman Matt Wessinger went 4 for 5, scored 3 runs, and 5 RBI’s

The Charlottesville Regional comes down to St. John vs. Virginia. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

North Carolina Tar Heels: 2-1 in the Norman Regional

Game 1: The Tar Heels had no problem dominating California and beat them 12-3.

Biggest North Carolina Performers: Pitcher Matt Harvey went for 6 solid innings. He gave up 4 hits, scored 2 runs, 3 walks, and struck out 9. Left fielder Ben Blunting went 2 for 5, scored 2 runs, 2 RBI’s, with a homerun.

Game 2: It was game that was tied 6-6 into the 10th inning. Oklahoma’s Eric Ross hit a ground rule double to break the tie, and the Tar Heels were unable to answer in the bottom of the innings. North Carolina lost 7-6 in the 10th inning.

Biggest Oklahoma Performer: Pitcher Zach Neal went for 8 strong innings and gave up 8 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, and struck out 10.

Game 3: Against Oral Roberts, North Carolina broke a 2-2 tie in the 6th innings when shortstop Gary Graepel came up big with an RBI triple. The Tar Heels beat Oral Roberts 12-4.

Biggest North Carolina Performer: Third baseman Levi Michael went 2 for 3, scored 2 runs, 2 RBI’s, a homerun, and a walk.

The Norman Regional comes down to North Carolina vs. Oklahoma. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Virginia Tech Hokies: 2-1 in the Columbia Regional

Game 1: The Hokies went against Citadel and could only score a couple of runs in the 7th inning. Virginia Tech lost to Citadel 7-2.

Biggest Citadel Performer: Pitcher Matt Talley went for 7 impressive innings, gave up 8 hits, 2 runs, no walk, and 3 strike outs.

Game 2: Virginia Tech scored big against Bucknell and led throughout the whole game. Virginia Tech won by the score of 16-7.

Biggest Virginia Tech Performer: Left fielder Buddy Sosnoski went 3 for 5, scored 2 runs, 6 RBI’s, with 2 homeruns.

Game 3: The Hokies played against Citadel again. This was a low scoring game that Virginia Tech won by the score of 4-3.

Biggest Virginia Tech Performer: Right Fielder Austin Wates went 2 for 4, scored 1 run, and 2 RBI’s,

The Columbia Regional comes down to Virginia Tech vs. South Carolina. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.



Coastal Carolina Chanticleers: 2-1 in the Myrtle Beach Regional

Game 1: Coastal Carolina went against Stony Brook. The 6 runs that the Chanticleers attained were more than enough for a shout out performance by Cody Wheeler.

Biggest Coastal Carolina Performer: Pitcher Cody Wheeler turned in a gem. He shut out Stony Brook allowing only 6 hits; he walked 2, and struck out 6.

Game 2: Facing the College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina was beaten 16-6 and never came close to closing the gap.

Biggest College of Charleston Performer: Catcher Rob Kral went 2 for 3, scored 3 runs, 1 RBI, and walked twice.

Game 3: They game Stony Brook the rematch and this time score more than just 6 runs. Coastal Carolina broke the game open by scoring 10 runs in the 4th inning and won 25-7.

Biggest Coastal Carolina Performers: First baseball Adam Rice went 3 for 3, scored 2 runs, 5 RBI’s, a stolen base, and 2 walks. Left fielder Chance Gilmore went 4 for 5, scored 3 runs, 4 RBI’s, and a homerun.

The Myrtle Beach Regional comes down to Coastal Carolina vs. College of Charleston. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Hawaii Rainbows: 2-1 in the Tempe Regional

Game 1: This was a pitching duel against the San Diego Toreros. The game went into the 9 th inning with a 3-3 tie. Hawaii scored a run and held the Toreros to win 4-3.

Biggest Hawaii Performer: Pitcher Matt Sisto went for 7 innings, gave up 8 hits, 2 runs, no walks, and struck out 4.

Game 2: Looking completely overmatched against Arizona State, Hawaii lost by a one sided score of 12-1.

Biggest Arizona State Performers: Pitcher Seth Blair went for 7 innings, gave up only 3 hits, 1 run, no walks, and 8 strike outs. Second baseman Zack MacPhee went 4 for 5, scored 2 runs, 3 RBI’s, 1 homerun, and a stolen base.

Game 3: Once again against San Diego, Hawaii held tough to win a game that could have escaped them by the score of 12-9.

Biggest Hawaii Performers: Catcher David Freitas went 3 for 4, scored 2 runs, 4 RBI’s, a homerun, and a walk. Shortstop Greg Garcia went 3 for 5, scored 2 runs, and 4 RBI’s.

The Tempe Regional comes down to Hawaii vs. Arizona State. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Rice Owls: 2-1 in the Austin Regional

Game 1: In what was probably the best pitching game of the entire regional, Rice loses to LA. - Lafayette by the score of 1-0. Even though Rice’s pitcher Jared Rodgers went for 8 solid innings, allowing only 7 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and 1 strike out, the Owls lost the game.

Biggest LA.-Lafayette Performer: Pitcher Zach Osborne went for a complete game shut out. He gave up 5 hits, no runs, no walks, struck out 4.

Game 2: Rice scored 19 runs and only gave up 1 run in the 9 th inning. The Owls beat Rider 19-1.

Biggest Rice Performer: Third baseman Anthony Rendon went 4 for 6, scored 3 runs, 7 RBI’s, and 3 homeruns.

Game 3: Rice returns the favor to LA.-Fayette and won this game 9-1 on some stellar pitching.

Biggest Rice Performer: Pitcher Mike Ojala completed the game on only 5 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and 9 strike outs.

The Austin Regional comes down to Rice vs. Texas. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Baylor Bears: 2-1 in the Fort worth Regional

Game 1: Baylor went up against Arizona and was down 10-4 in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Bears went on to score 5 runs but were a run short and lost in a great effort 10-9.

Biggest Arizona Performer: Shortstop Alex Mejia went 3 for 4, scored 1 run, and 4 RBI.

Game 2: Baylor faced a struggling Lamar and won a close game 6-4.

Biggest Baylor Performer: Pitcher Jon Ringenberg came into the game as reliever in the 1st inning and went for 5.2 innings, gave up 5 hits, 1 run, no walks, and struck out 4.

Game 3: Baylor upset and eliminated Arizona by the score of 4-2.

Biggest Baylor Performer: Pitcher Willie Kempf came into the game in the 2nd inning and went for 8. He gave up 7 hits, 2 runs, no walks, and struck out 8.

The Fort worth Regional comes down to Baylor vs. TCU. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Oregon Ducks: 2-1 in the Norwich Regional

Game 1: Oregon beat Connecticut in a tough 5-3 game.

Biggest Oregon Performer: Pitcher Zack Thornton went for 6 innings, allowed 1 earned run on 8 hits. He walked none and struck out 6.

Game 2: Oregon scored a run in the 1st inning. They tried to launch another attack in the 8 inning but Florida State pulled stayed ahead and won 6-4.

Biggest Florida State Performer: Pitcher Sean Gilmartin went for 7 innings, 10 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and 8 strike outs in relief.

Game 3: In another close game and with pitching as the key, Oregon beat Connecticut. This time the score was 4-3.

Biggest Oregon Performer: Pitcher Justin Latempa went for 6 respectable innings. He allowed 7 hits, 1 earned run, 3 walks, and struck out 1.

The Norwich Regional comes down to Oregon vs. Florida State. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Vanderbilt Commodores: 2-1 in the Louisville Regional

Game 1: Against Illinois State, Vanderbilt won a 13 inning game by a walk off RBI single from pinch hitter Jack Armstrong. Vanderbilt beat Illinois State 8-7 in the 13 th.

Biggest Vanderbilt Performer: Pitcher Grayson Garvin came in relief and went for 4.1 innings. He allowed 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and struck out 6.

Game 2: Vanderbilt was only able to score once against a tough Louisville team. Vanderbilt lost 7-1.

Biggest Louisville Performers: Pitcher Matt Koch went for 6 innings, scattered 3 hits, 1 run, a walk, and 3 strike outs. Third baseman Phil Wunderlich went 2 for 4, scored 2 runs, 4 RBI’s, with 1 homerun.

Game 3: Vanderbilt beat up on Illinois State again, this time 10-4.

Biggest Vanderbilt Performer: First baseman Aaron Westlake went 1 for 4, scored 3 runs, 4 RBI’s, with a homerun.

The Louisville Regional comes down to Vanderbilt vs. Louisville. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Irvine Anteaters: 2-1 in the Los Angeles Regional

Game 1: This was a hard fought loss to LSU in an 11 inning match. Irvine lost in the bottom of the 11th on a 2 run double by LSU’s Trey Watkins by the score of 11-10.

Biggest LSU Performer: Catch Micah Gibbs went 2 for 5, scored 1 run, 5 RBI’s, with a homerun.

Game 2: Irvine’s held Kent State to scoreless frames throughout the game except for 1 run in the 4th, and an 8 run attack in the 8 th. But, Irvine won the game 19-9

Biggest Irvine Performers: Pitcher Christian Bergman went for 5 innings, allowed 5 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, and struck out 4. First baseman Jeff Cusick went 3 for 5, scored 1 run, and 5 RBI’s.

Game 3: Irvine finally downed LSU and eliminated them by the score of 4-3. It was a well played game that featured no errors and some quality pitching.

Biggest Irvine Performer: Pitcher Evan Brock went for 6 innings, gave up 7 hits, 3 runs, no walks, and struck out 7.

The Los Angeles Regional comes down to Irvine vs. UCLA. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Texas A&M Aggies: 2-1 in the Coral Gables Region

Game 1: The Aggies crushed FIU by the score of 17-3.

Biggest Texas A&M Performer: Pitcher Barrett Loux went for 8 quality innings, allowed 6 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, and struck out 10.

Game 2: Against Miami, Texas A&M was only able to score a single run in the 8 th innings. The Aggies lost to Miami 14-1.

Biggest Miami Performers: Pitcher Chris Hernandez went for 6 innings, scattered 3 hits, gave up no runs, walked 1, and struck out 7. First baseman Scott Lawson went 4 for 6, scored 4 runs, 6 RBI’s, with 3 homeruns.

Game 3: Texas A&M faced the Ivy Leagues Dartmouth and won by score of 4-3. It was well pitched game on both sides but Texas A&M came out ahead.

Biggest Texas A&M Performers: Pitcher Clayton Ehlert went for 4.1 innings, gave up 5 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, and 6 strike outs. Pitcher John Stilson went for 3 innings, allowed 3 hits, no runs, 2 walks, and struck out 6.

The Coral Gables Regions comes down to Texas A&M vs. Miami. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Florida Atlantic Owls: 2-1 in the Gainesville Regional

Game 1: Florida Atlantic lost a good game to Oregon State by the score of 6-4. The Owls only scored twice in the 6th and twice in the 8th.

Biggest Oregon State Performers: Pitcher Greg Peavey went for 6.1 innings, gave up 9 hits, 2 runs, no walks, and 7 strike outs. Second baseman Tyler Smith went 2 for 4, scored 2 runs, 3 RBI’s, with a homerun.

Game 2: Florida Atlantic took control early and beat Bethune-Cookman 12-6

Biggest Florida Atlantic Performers: Third baseman Sean Bukovich went 1 for 3, 0 runs, and 3 RBI’s. Center fielder Anthony Mesa went 2 for 4, scored 1 run, 3 RBI’s, with a homerun and a walk.

Game 3: Florida Atlantic avenged themselves against Oregon State by the score of 11-7. Oregon State scored 4 in the 3rd inning and 3 more in the 7th. Other than that, Florida Atlantic held Oregon State scoreless in all other innings.

Biggest Florida Atlantic Performer: Center fielder Rob Folsom went 2 for 4, scored 0 runs, and 2 RBI’s. Designated hitter Danny Hayes went 2 for 3, scored 1 run, and 2 RBI’s.

The Gainesville Regional comes down to Florida Atlantic vs. Florida. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

Cal State Fullerton Titans: 2-1 in the Fullerton Regional

Game 1: Fullerton was upset by Minnesota in a game that featured two great pitching performances. Dylan Floro went for 8 innings, gave up 8 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, and struck out 8 for Fullerton. It was not enough because Minnesota won the game 3-1.

Biggest Minnesota Performer: Pitcher Seth Rosin went for 8 innings, gave scattered 3 hits, 1 run, no walks, and struck out 7.

Game 2: The only time Stanford showed any real signs of life was in the eighth inning when they scored 3 times. Fullerton won a tightly played game despite committing two errors by the score of 6-5.

Biggest Fullerton Performer: Shortstop Christian Colon went 2 for 4, scored 2 runs, 4 RBI’s, with 2 homeruns.

Game 3: Fullerton punished New Mexico by the score of 11-3. Fullerton scored 7 runs in the first 3 innings and never looked back.

Biggest Fullerton Performers: Shortstop Christian Colon went 3 for 5, scored 3 runs, 2 RBI’s, and had a walk. Second baseman Corey Jones went 2 for 4, scored1 run, 3 RBI’s, with a homerun.

The Fullerton Regional comes down to Fullerton vs. Minnesota. The winner advances to the super regional and the loser goes home.

 

 

By:Adrian Nevarez
College Sports Fans Staff Writer

 

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