CORAL GABLES, Fla., Sporting Alert – Results and scores from the NCAA Baseball Super Regionals after the first set of games took place on Friday, June 10.
Miami (FL) took care of business in their fixture at Mark Light Field, but Mississippi State, Texas Tech and Texas A&M were all beaten in their games.
The Miami Hurricanes (49-11) came back from trailing 1-0 heading into the bottom of the third and facing one of the nation’s best pitchers – to beat Boston College 7-5 in Game 1 of the NCAA Coral Gables Super Regionals best-of-three series.
Lefthander Michael Mediavilla was one of the highlighted contributors for Miami on the mound, after he went a career-long 7.2 innings in his first year as a member of the weekend rotation, and allowed just three runs in a solid outing for the hosts.
“I just wanted to go out there and battle for my team,” Mediavilla said. “They’ve always been putting up runs for me.
“They’ve always had my back even in the moments [when I] was a little shaky in the beginning.”
The Hurricanes, who led 12-3 going into the ninth after scoring eight runs in three innings, including five runs in the eighth, were given a slight scare at the end when the Eagles (34-21) made a late charge by scoring four runs down the stretch to spring life into the competition.
However, the No. 3 ranked Miami held its nerve to close out the game and move closer to booking a trip to Omaha.
“It was a big win for us, needless to say,” head coach Jim Morris said. “Boston College battled back, they have a good club. Give them credit for battling until the end.”
A another win in Game 2 on Saturday would see the Hurricanes sealing a place to their second NCAA College World Series.
It wasn’t the same joy, however, for Mississippi State, Texas Tech and Texas A&M which all face elimination on Saturday.
The No. 4 Aggies (48-15) lost their opening game of the NCAA College Station Super Regionals to TCU, after being stunned 8-2 Friday evening on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
The means that one of the nation’s best programs this season faces elimination before reaching the College World Series.
Elsewhere on Friday in another Game 1, No. 5 Texas Tech was defeated 8-6 by East Carolina, which scored five runs in the fifth inning to setup the victory in the NCAA Lubbock Super Regionals at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.
No. 6 Mississippi State went down 1-0 a in very tight battle with Arizona.
NCAA College Baseball Super Regionals Results
Miami (FL) 12, Boston College 7
TCU 8, Texas A&M 2
East Carolina 8, Texas Tech 6
Arizona 1, Mississippi State 0