TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Scores, result and selected highlights from day one of the 2018 NCAA Baseball Regional tournament on Friday, June 1.
Leading the way was No. 1 overall seed and defending national champion Florida, as well as fellow national seeds North Carolina, Stanford, Arkansas and Oregon State.
However, Florida State, which is No. 7 nationally ranked and top seed at the Tallahassee Regional, suffered a shocking 7-6 defeat to No. 4 seed Samford at Dick Howser Stadium.
This means the Seminoles, who were also beaten in their opening game at last year’s Regional tournament, must play their way back from the loser bracket, starting on Saturday with an elimination game against No. 2 seed Mississippi State noon.
The Bulldogs were out-slugged 20-10 by Oklahoma in Game 1 of the Tallahassee Regional, after the Sooners scored nine runs in the seventh inning to open up a massive lead.
Another shocking result on day one came from the Doak Field in the Raleigh Regional after No. 4 seed Army scored a 5-1 victory over No. 1 seed NC State, which joins Florida State as the top seeds playing elimination games on Saturday.
No. 1 nationally ranked Florida, meanwhile, crushed Columbia in the Gainesville Regional to start the defense of its title on a winning note.
The Gators rolled past the Lions 13-5, with their 13 runs coming from 13 hits on the day. Florida opened up the game in the fourth inning when they scored six unanswered runs.
Oregon State, another strong candidate to win the national title this year, eased past Northwestern State in the second game in the Corvallis Regional, playing at Goss Stadium at Coleman Field.
The No. 1 seed Beavers, who are No. 3 nationally ranked breezed to a 9-3 win over No. 4 seed Demons.
Earlier, second-seeded LSU held off No. 3 seed San Diego State 6-4 in Game 1 at the Corvallis Regional.
Elsewhere, national No. 2 ranked Stanford, the top seed in the Stanford Regional, needed extra innings to see off No. 4 seed Wright State.
The Cardinal were taken to 13 innings before scoring the winning run for a 4-3 victory over the Raiders at Klein Field at Sunken Diamond.
Also winning in the Stanford Regional was No. 3 seed Cal State Fullerton 6, which beat No. 2 Baylor 2 in Game 1.
In other regional tournament results, Arkansas, the No. 1 seed in the Fayetteville Regional, opened with a 10-2 win over Oral Roberts, with freshman outfielder Heston Kjerstad one of the highlighted performers.
No. 1 seed Coastal Carolina hammered No. 4 LIU Brooklyn 16-1 to open its Conway Regional fixtures at Springs Brooks Stadium, No. 1 seed North Carolina defeated No. 4 North Carolina A&T 11-0 in the Chapel Hill Regional at Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium, while No. 3 seed Texas A&M scored seven runs in the fourth inning to vault No. 2 Indiana and cruise to a 10-3 victory and moved to the winners bracket in the Austin Regional.
In the meantime, both games in the Oxford Regional were postponed and rescheduled to Saturday because of heavy rain.
No. 3 Missouri State vs. No. 2 Tennessee Tech and No. 4 Saint Louis vs. No. 1 Ole Miss will now be played at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, respectively and stream live on ESPN3.
Below Are The 2018 Regional Tournament Scores on June 1 – Highlights
Foley Field | Athens, Ga.
Game 1: No. 3 Troy 6, No. 2 Duke 0
Game 2: No. 4 Campbell vs. No. 1 *Georgia, postponed
UFCU Disch-Falk Field | Austin, Texas
Game 1: No. 3 Texas A&M 10, No. 2 Indiana 3
Game 2: No. 1 Texas 10, No. 4 Texas Southern 0
Chapel Hill Regional
Bryson Field at Boshamer Stadium | Chapel Hill, N.C.
Game 1: No. 1 North Carolina 11, No. 4 North Carolina A&T 0
Game 2: No. 3 Houston 9, No. 2 Purdue 1
Doug Kingsmore Stadium | Clemson, S.C.
Game 1: No. 2 Vanderbilt 2, No. 3 St. John’s 0
Game 2: No. 1 Clemson 4, No. 4 Moorhead State 3 (10 innings)
Springs Brooks Stadium | Conway, S.C.
Game 1: No. 3 Washington 7, No. 2 UConn 1
Game 2: No. 1 Coastal Carolina 16, No. 4 LIU Brooklyn 1
Goss Stadium at Coleman Field | Corvallis, Ore.
Game 1: No. 2 LSU 6, No. 3 San Diego State 4
Game 2: No. 1 Oregon State 9, No. 4 Northwestern State 3
Melching Field at Conrad Park | DeLand, Fla.
Game 1: No. 3 Oklahoma State 9, No. 2 South Florida 2
Game 2: No. 1 Stetson 8, No. 4 Hartford 3
Baum Stadium | Fayetteville, Ark.
Game 1: No. 1 *Arkansas 10, No. 4 Oral Roberts 2
Game 2: No. 2 Southern Miss 9, No. 3 Dallas Baptist 0
Alfred A. McKethan Stadium | Gainesville, Fla.
Game 1: No. 1 *Florida 13, No. 4 Columbia 5
Game 2: No. 2 Jacksonville 5, No. 3 Florida Atlantic 3
Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium | Greenville, N.C.
Game 1: No. 2 South Carolina 8, No. 3 Ohio State 3
Game 2: No. 1 East Carolina 16, No. 4 UNC Wilmington 7
Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park | Lubbock, Texas
Game 1 No. 1 Texas Tech 9, No. 4 New Mexico State 2
Game 2: No. 2 Louisville 13, No. 3 Kent State 6
Siebert Field | Minneapolis
Game 1: No. 2 UCLA 6, No. 3 Gonzaga 5
Game 2: No. 1 Minnesota 10, No. 4 Canisius 1
Swayze Field | Oxford, Miss.
Game 1: No.3 Missouri State vs. No. 2 Tennessee Tech (postponed)
Game 2: No. 4 Saint Louis vs. No. 1 *Ole Miss (postponed)
Doak Field | Raleigh, N.C.
Game 1: No. 2 Auburn 13, No. 3 Northeastern 4
Game 2: No. 4 Army 5, No. 1 NC State 1
Klein Field at Sunken Diamond | Stanford, Calif.
Game 1: No. 3 Cal State Fullerton 6, No. 2 Baylor 2
Game 2: No. 1 *Stanford 4, No. 4 Wright State 3 (13 innings)
Dick Howser Stadium | Tallahassee, Fla.
Game 1: No. 3 Oklahoma 20, No. 2 Mississippi State 10
Game 2: No. 4 Samford 7, No. 1 *Florida State 6