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TCU 6, Indiana State 4 – Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Christian University put up five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on their way to a 6-4 win in the second game of the Fort Worth Super Regional, punching their ticket to the College World Series.
Cole Fontanelle went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo homer, two runs scored and an RBI for TCU, who upset 14th-seeded Indiana State in two games.
Sam Stoutenborough threw 5.1 innings, allowing five hits, three runs, walking one and striking out two to earn the win for TCU.
Indiana State finished the season 45-17, having won the Missouri Valley Conference championship and made their first Super Regional appearance. The Sycamores last appeared in the College World Series in 1986.
Florida 4, South Carolina 2 – Gainesville, Fla.
Hurston Waldrep threw eight shutout innings, allowing just three hits, as Florida topped South Carolina 4-2 to advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska later this month.
Colby Halter had a two-run double in the second inning that got Florida the lead, and his sacrifice fly in the eighth capped the Gators’ scoring day. Josh Rivera contributed an RBI single in the fifth inning.
South Carolina finishes the season 41-21.
Wake Forest 5, Alabama 4 – Winston-Salem, N.C.
Top-ranked Wake Forest got 6.1 innings from starter Rhett Lowder, who allowed three runs on five hits as the Demon Deacons held off Alabama in game one of the Winston-Salem Super Regional.
Wake Forest got solo homers from Tommy Hawke in the first inning, Justin Johnson in the second and Darren Corona in the fifth. Adam Cecere’s RBI single in the sixth scored Brock Wilken with the game-winning run.
Game two is Sunday at noon EDT and will be televised on ESPN and ESPN+.
Virginia 14, Duke 4 – Charlottesville, Va.
Jake Gelof had three hits, including a double and a two-run home run, and four RBI as Virginia thrashed Duke 14-4 to even their Super Regional series at one game apiece Saturday afternoon.
Gelof’s eighth inning blast was one of four long balls the Virginia Cavaliers belted on the day, as they rocked the Duke pitching staff for 14 runs, all earned, on 14 hits.
Game three of the Charlottesville Super Regional is at noon EDT Sunday and will be available on ESPN2 and ESPN+
LSU 14, Kentucky 0 – Baton Rouge, La.
Paul Skenes, one of the top college pitchers being eyed by scouts for next month’s MLB Amateur Draft, threw 7.2 innings of shutout ball, allowing the Kentucky Wildcats just four hits and a walk while striking out nine as LSU routed Kentucky 14-0 in game one of the Baton Rouge Super Regional.
Tommy White had solo homers in the first and third innings and Tre’ Morgan cracked a two-run homer in the second and a solo shot in sixth.
Game two of the Baton Rouge Super Regional is Sunday at 3 p.m. EDT on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
Texas 7, Stanford 5 – Stanford, Calif.
A five-run top of the ninth inning powered the Texas Longhorns past the Stanford Cardinal 7-5 in game one of the Stanford, California Super Regional.
Jaden Bruno came on to pitch the ninth inning for Stamford with the Cardinal holding a 5-2 lead, and loaded the bases immediately. Bruno walked Eric Kennedy, hitting the inning’s second batter Jalin Flores with a pitch, and then walked Jack O’Dowd. After a pitching change, the next batter, Mitchell Daly, launched a fly ball to deep right field that was dropped by Stanford right fielder Saborn Campbell, allowing Kennedy and Flores to score. Pinch running for O’Dowd, Jayden Duplantier scored when the next batter, Jared Thomas, grounded out to short. A two-run single by Porter Brown later in the inning capped the comeback.
Texas and Stanford will play game two of their Super Regional at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
Oral Roberts 8, Oregon 7 – Eugene, Ore.
It was Oral Roberts’ turned for a dramatic victory in game two of their Super Regional against the University of Oregon Saturday, with the Golden Eagles plating a pair of runs in the ninth inning to edge the Ducks 8-7, a day after Oregon came back from an 8-0 deficit to beat Oral Roberts 9-8.
Justin Quinn went 3-for-5 with two RBI, and his two-run single in the bottom of the ninth sent Jacob Godman and Blaze Brothers home with the tying and winning runs.
Oral Roberts and Oregon will play game three of the Eugene, Ore. Super Regional at 6 p.m. EDT on ESPNU and ESPN+.