NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Adam Abraham scored the go-ahead run on
Kevin Cislo's infield single in the top of the ninth inning, then
got the final three outs in Michigan's 4-3 victory over top-ranked
Vanderbilt on Saturday night in NCAA tournament.
Abraham, who led off the ninth with a single off Casey Weathers,
moved from third base to the mound in the bottom of the inning,
striking out Ryan Flaherty with two runners on base to earn the
Parker Hanks' homer gave Vanderbilt (52-12) a 1-0 lead in the
fifth, but Michigan (41-16) took a 3-1 lead in the sixth on Nate
Recknagle's three-run double.
The Commodores tied it in the eighth on Matt Meingasner's
The game began nearly three hours late because of thunderstorms.
Vanderbilt will face Austin Peay in an elimination game Sunday,
with the winner advancing to play Michigan.
Austin Peay 18, Memphis 7
Tyler Farrar and Josh Kemph each drove in three for Austin Peay
(40-21) in the elimination game that was delayed for nearly 3½
hours in the fourth inning. Memphis finished the season 36-27.
Virginia 7, Oregon State 4, 13 innings
John Scaglione, David Adams and Beau Seabury had three straight
RBI singles in the top of the 13th inning to help Virginia beat
defending champion Oregon State.
Casey Lambert (3-2), Virginia's career saves leader, pitched the
final 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out
Virginia improved to 45-14.
Oregon State (39-18) will face Rutgers in an elimination game
Sunday, with the winner advancing to play the Cavaliers.
Rutgers 11, Lafayette 10
Frank Meade and Dave Williams hit two-run homers in Rutgers'
five-run eighth inning in the elimination game. Rutgers improved to
42-20, and Lafayette finished 33-20.
Chapel Hill Regional
North Carolina 11, East Carolina 10
Dustin Ackley singled home the winning run to cap North
Carolina's three-run rally in the ninth inning.
North Carolina is 50-12. East Carolina (40-22) will face Western
Carolina in an elimination game Sunday. East Carolina beat the
Catamounts 9-8 in the opener Friday.
Western Carolina 7, Jacksonville 0
Drew Saberhagen threw eight shutout innings for Western Carolina
(41-19) in the elimination game. Saberhagen (9-1), the son of
two-time AL Cy Young winner Bret Saberhagen, allowed seven hits,
struck out five and didn't walk a batter.
Jacksonville finished the season 34-28.
Arizona 9, New Orleans 8
Bill Rhinehart hit for the cycle for the second time this season
and drove in four runs for Arizona (42-15).
Rhinehart singled in the third inning, doubled in the fourth,
hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and tripled to right field in the
eighth to drive in the tying run. He then scored the winning run on
Brad Glenn's sacrifice fly.
New Orleans (38-25) will play Wichita State in an elimination
Wichita St. 11, Oral Roberts 4
Conor Gillaspie had a two-run single, and Tyler Weber and Josh
Workman doubled in Wichita State's six-run seventh inning in the
Shockers starter Rob Musgrave (10-2) gave up two runs in the
second inning and then shut down Oral Roberts (40-17) until giving
up Pat Warfle's solo home run in the eighth. Wichita State improved
Oklahoma St. 14, Arkansas 3
Tyler Mach hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, and Rebel
Ridling had a solo shot for Oklahoma State (40-19).
Ty Wright's hitting streak ended at 35 games, though he got on
base twice -- hit by a pitch, and with a walk -- and scored twice for
Arkansas (42-20) will play Creighton on Sunday in an elimination
Creighton 21, Albany 11
Steve Winkelmann hit a three-run homer in Creighton's six-run
sixth and finished 3-for-4 with six RBIs. Brett Mieras added an
inside-the-park homer in the sixth, and Andrew Small also homered
for Creighton (45-15) in the inning. Albany finished 29-29.
Columbia, Mo., Regional
Missouri 7, Louisville 5
Jacob Priday hit two home runs, and Scooter Hicks got the final
two outs for his sixth save of the season for Missouri (42-16).
Louisville (41-21) will play Miami in an elimination game
Miami 8, Kent St. 7
Reliever Danny Gil held off Kent State in the final 1 2/3
innings to help Miami avoid elimination. Blake Tekotte, a 2005
graduate of Columbia Hickman High School, and Mark Sobolewski
homered for Miami (37-23). Kent State finished the season 33-26.
College Station Regional
Louisiana-Lafayette 5, Texas A&M 4
Nolan Gisclair homered to give Louisiana-Lafayette (45-15) the
lead in the seventh inning, and Andrew Laughter (3-1) allowed one
run on three hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Texas A&M (45-17)
will face Ohio State in an elimination game Sunday.
Ohio St. 6, LeMoyne 5
Matt Angle's singled to left field to score J.B. Shuck in the
bottom of the 10th to lift Ohio State (38-23) past LeMoyne (34-19)
in an elimination game. Cory Luebke (9-1) pitched all 10 innings
for the Buckeyes, allowing nine hits and five earned runs.
Mississippi State 3, Florida St. 0
Justin Pigott (6-6) limited Florida State to three hits in seven
innings, and Aaron Weatherford threw two hitless innings of relief
for Mississippi (35-20).
Russ Sneed homered for the Bulldogs.
Florida State (48-12) will face Stetson in an elimination game
Stetson 12, Bethune-Cookman 0
Stetson's Corey Kluber (12-2) limited Bethune-Cookman to five
hits in seven innings in the elimination game. Jeremy Cruz homered
for the Hatters (42-20). Bethune-Cookman finished the season
Round Rock Regional
UC Irvine 3, Texas 1
Scott Gorgen (11-2) threw a five-hiiter, and Taylor Holiday had
two hits and drove in a run for UC Irvine (42-15-1). Bradley Suttle
homered for Texas (45-15), which will face Wake Forest in an
elimination game Sunday.
Wake Forest 4, Brown 2
Converted reliever Ben Hunter (8-6) led Wake Forest (24-28) past
Brown (27-21) in the elimination game, allowing one run in eight
innings and tying his career high with 10 strikeouts.
Rice 6, TCU 3
Jared Gayhart hit a two-run homer, Danny Lehmann added a solo
shot, and Ryan Berry (11-2) struck out in 6 1/3 inning for Rice
(51-12) in a game delayed almost three hours by rain. TCU (47-13)
will face Baylor in an elimination game Sunday.
Baylor 9, Prairie View A&M 2
Shaver Hansen went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs to help
Baylor (35-26) eliminate Prairie View A&M (34-25).
Mississippi 4, Southern Miss 0
Lance Lynn (8-4) pitched five no-hit innings and finished with a
two-hitter for Mississippi (39-23). Southern Miss (39-22) will play
Sam Houston State on Sunday in an elimination game.
Sam Houston St. 5, Troy 4
Luke Prihoda worked 2 2/3 inning for his national-best 18th save
to help Sam Houston State (38-24) eliminate Troy (35-26).
Long Beach Regional
UCLA 3, Illinois-Chicago 1
Freshman left-hander Gavin Brooks (6-6) threw a two-hitter, and
Ryan Babineau and Justin Uribe each had three hits for UCLA (32-26)
Chicago (35-20) will Long Beach State on Sunday in an
Long Beach St. 6, Pepperdine 3
Andrew Liebel (9-3) threw a complete game, and Long Beach State
(38-19) rallied for three runs in the eighth to beat Pepperdine
(35-22) in the elimination game.
Arizona St. 9, UC Riverside 2
Petey Paramore went 3-for-4 and doubled in the go-ahead run, and
Mike Leake struck out 10 in a complete game for Arizona State
Riverside (38-20) will face Nebraska in an elimination game
Nebraska 6, Monmouth 5
Jake Opitz had a two-run double in Nebraska' five-run seventh in
the elimination game. Nebraska improved to 31-26, and Monmouth
finished the season 36-24.
San Diego Regional
Minnesota 6, San Diego 5, 10 innings
Derek McCallum's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th
gave Minnesota the victory in the elimination game after the Golden
Gophers (41-17) blew a 5-0 lead in the ninth. Logan Gelbrich hit a
three-run homer in the ninth for San Diego (43-18).
Cal State Fullerton 6, Fresno State 4
By virtue of it's win Saturday night, Cal State Fullerton remains undefeated in its regional and will face the winner of the Minnesota-Fresno State elimination game in Sunday's second contest.
Myrtle Beach Regional
Rain forced the postponement of play until Sunday. Virginia
Commonwealth (37-22) will play St. John's (40-18) in an elimination
game, and Coastal Carolina (49-11) will then face Clemson (39-21).
Columbia, S.C., Regional
Rain wiped out play. Wofford (30-32) will face North Carolina
State (37-22) on Sunday an elimination game, and South Carolina
(43-18) will play Charlotte (48-10) in the second game.