Scores and results from the 2016 NCAA Baseball Regionals – played across the country on Friday, 3 June.
Meanwhile, No. 5 national seed Texas Tech easily put away Fairfield 12-1 in their opening game of the NCAA Lubbock Baseball Regional.
The Red Raiders’ (42-16) victory was well setup by the nine runs tallied in five innings, while finishing the contest with 16 hits.
Stephen Smith was 3-of-3 with two runs scored, while Tyler Neslony went 2-of-4 with four RBI, Tyler Floyd 2-of-5 with three runs scored and Cory Raley drove home three runs in the win for Texas Tech at the Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
With the ball, Davis Martin pitched a career-high seven innings.
The Reds, who improved to 7-4 all-time in NCAA Championship openers, will meet No. 3 seed New Mexico on Saturday evening, after they down No. 2 seed Dallas Baptist 12-6 in the second game in that regional.
Meanwhile, Coastal Carolina continued its good form in the late part of the season, after picking up a 5-2 victory over Saint Mary’s in the NCAA Raleigh Regional opener.
All-Americans Andrew Beckwith and Connor Owings led the way at North Carolina State’s Doak Field for the No. 15 nationally ranked Chanticleers (45-15), who have won 14 of the last 15 games overall.
In the Tallahassee Baseball Regional at Dick Howser Stadium, host Florida State and Southern Miss both bagged wins.
The Seminoles (38-20) easily put away Alabama State (38-20) 18-6 to get the championship off to a wining start and setup a clash with Southern Miss in the winner’s bracket.
Southern Miss comfortably beat South Alabama 14-2 in the first game and now have a date with Florida State on Saturday at 6 p.m.
At the Coral Gables Baseball Regional at Mark Light Field, No. 3 nationally ranked Miami (Fla.) edged Stetson 4-2, while Long Beach State secured a 5-1 win over Florida Atlantic.
Elsewhere, nationally ranked No. 1 Florida beat Bethune-Cookman 9-3 in the Gainesville Regionals at Alfred A. McKethan Stadium, while No. 7 Clemson defeated Western Carolina 24-10 at the Doug Kingsmore Stadium in the Clemson Regionals and No. 4 Texas A&M topped Binghamton 4-2 at the College Station Regionals in Blue Bell Park.
Three games, including Vanderbilt (43-17) vs. Xavier (30-28) was postponed.
Friday, June 3 Regionals Round Results
Dick Howser Stadium
Southern Miss 14, South Alabama 2
Florida State 18, Alabama State 6
M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field
Arizona 7, Sam Houston State 3
Louisiana Lafayette 5, Princeton 3
Fort Worth Regionals
Gonzaga 5, Arizona State 1
TCU 7, Oral Roberts 0
Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park
Texas Tech 12, Fairfield 1
New Mexico 12, Dallas Baptist 6
Doug Kingsmore Stadium
Oklahoma State 6, Nebraska 0
Clemson (42-18) 24, Western Carolina 10
Boston College 7, Tulane 2
Utah 6, Ole Miss 5 (10 innings)
UNC Wilmington 11, Duke 1
Rhode Island 5, South Carolina 4
College Station Regionals
Blue Bell Park
Wake Forest 5, Minnesota 3
Texas A&M 4, Binghamton 2
Jim Patterson Stadium
Ohio State 7, Wright State 6
Louisville 6, Western Michigan
Alfred A. McKethan Stadium
Connecticut 7, Georgia Tech 6
Florida 9, Bethune-Cookman 3
Coral Gables Regionals
Mark Light Field
Long Beach State 5, Florida Atlantic 1
Miami (Fla.) 4, Stetson 2
Virginia 17, William & Mary 4
East Carolina 9, Bryant 1
Baton Rouge Regionals
Alex Box Stadium
LSU 7, Utah Valley 1
Southeastern Louisiana (39-19) vs. Rice (35-22), postponed
UC Santa Barbara 3, Washington 2 (14 innings)
Vanderbilt (43-17) vs. Xavier (30-28), postponed by rain
Davis Wade Stadium
Mississippi State 9, Southern Missouri State 5
Louisiana Tech (40-18) vs. Cal State Fullerton (35-21), suspended