BATON ROUGE, Sporting Alert — Scores and results from the NCAA College Baseball Regionals opening round games played on Friday, June 2. For complete results and more details visit the NCAA day 2 tournament page
TIGERS RALLY TO POWER HOME
LSU’s offense blasted 15 runs in an NCAA college baseball Regionals opening round win over Texas Southern on Friday evening.
The Baton Rouge Regional No. 1-seeded Tigers started with a shaky defense and trailed the fourth-seeded Texas Southern (20-33) 3-0 early and 7-5 at the top of the fifth inning.
However, the national seed found their scoring touch afterwards to score 10-unanswered runs – four in the fifth, four in the seventh and two in the eighth – to setup what turned out to be a comfortable victory.
LSU (44-17), which overcame five fielding errors that led to six unearned runs in the opening five innings, finished with 12 hits on the afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
They now advanced to the winners’ bracket of the four-team, double-elimination NCAA Regional and will face No. 2-seed Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday.
LSU is now 25-0 in regional openers.
Meanwhile, Texas Southern falls to the losers’ side of the bracket and faces an early elimination.
FLORIDA STATE STUNNED
At the Tallahassee Regional, host and No. 1 seed Florida State was stunned by the fourth-seeded Tennessee Tech, 3-1.
Florida State (39-20) cruised through a very difficult ACC tournament and were expected to start Regional play on a winning note.
However, the Golden Eagles (40-19), on the back of a pair of 9th-inning runs, stunned the Seminoles to move to the winners’ side of the bracket.
NORTH CAROLINA FALLS TOO
In another upset result in the opening round, Davidson took down top-seed North Carolina 8-4 in the Chapel Hill Regional for the Wildcats’ first-ever NCAA tournament win.
Davidson raced off to a strong start and let the national seeded North Carolina 8-0 after six innings.
The Tar Heels, who are the No. 1 national seed, scored three runs in the seventh inning and one in the sixth, but couldn’t make up the deficit and fell to the losers’ side of the bracket.
NCAA College Baseball Regionals
Opening Round Scores and Results
Friday, June 2
Baton Rouge Regional hosted by LSU
LSU 15, Texas Southern 7
Southeastern La. 12, Rice 6
Chapel Hill Regional hosted by North Carolina
North Carolina, 4 Davidson 8
FGCU 10, Michigan 6
Clemson Regional hosted by Clemson
Clemson 5, UNC-Greensboro 4
Vanderbilt 13, St. John’s (NY) 4
Corvallis Regional hosted by Oregon State
Oregon State 8, Holy Cross 2
Nebraska 1, Yale 5
Fayetteville Regional hosted by Arkansas
Arkansas 3, Oral Roberts 0
Missouri State 6, Oklahoma State 5
Fort Worth Regional hosted by TCU
#1 *TCU (42-16) vs. #4 Central Conn. St. (36-20), 9 p.m., ESPN3
#2 Virginia (42-14) vs. #3 DBU (40-19), 4 p.m., ESPNU
Gainesville Regional hosted by Florida
Florida 10, Marist 6
South Florida 9, Bethune-Cookman 1
Hattiesburg Regional hosted by Southern Miss.
Southern Miss. 8, Illinois-Chicago 7
Mississippi State 3, South Alabama 6
Houston Regional hosted by Houston
Houston 3, Iowa 6
Baylor 8, Texas A&M 5
Lexington Regional hosted by Kentucky
Kentucky 6, Ohio 4
Indiana 6, North Carolina State 7
Long Beach Regional hosted by Long Beach State
Long Beach State 6, San Diego State 0
Texas 3, UCLA 2
Louisville Regional hosted by Louisville
Louisville 11, Radford 6
Oklahoma 7, Xavier 2
Lubbock Regional hosted by Texas Tech
Texas Tech 5, Delaware 2
Arizona 4, Sam Houston State 5
Stanford Regional hosted by Stanford
Stanford 1, Cal St. Fullerton 4
BYU 6, Sacramento State 1
Tallahassee Regional hosted by Florida State
Florida State 1, Tennessee Tech 3
UCF 4, Auburn 7
Winston-Salem Regional hosted by Wake Forest
Wake Forest 11, UMBC 3
West Virginia 9, Maryland 1
Results and Scores on Thursday, June 1
Stanford 10, Sacramento State 0
Cal St. Fullerton 13, BYU 2