Texas Tech pulls surprise;Texas A&M remains alive
Regional baseball The Red Raiders beat host Miami.
06/01/2014 12:27 AM
06/01/2014 12:27 AM
Brooks Marlow had four hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in the 11th inning, as Texas Longhorns outlasted Rice 3-2 in 11 innings to advance to the finals of the Houston Regional on Saturday night.
Marlow’s single off Jon Duplantier (2-3) scored Zane Gurwitz, who doubled to lead off the inning.
John Curtiss (2-2), a sophomore from Southlake Carroll, threw four perfect innings for the win for Texas (40-18), who will face the winner of the Rice-Texas A&M elimination game Sunday night.
C.J. Hinojosa’s sacrifice fly scored Mark Payton to tie it at 2 for Texas in the eighth. Payton and Tres Barrera, who had an RBI in the sixth, each had two hits.
Skyler Ewing’s run-scoring double in the sixth put Rice (42-19) on top 2-1. Blake Fox allowed two runs and nine hits in seven innings for Rice, while Parker French allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings for Texas.
Texas Tech 3, Miami 0: Dylan Dusek pitched eight shutout innings and Texas Tech surprised Miami, Fla. 3-0 at the Miami Regional on Saturday night.
Tim Proudfoot and Eric Gutierrez had run-scoring singles as the Red Raiders (42-18) pulled the upset over the host Hurricanes (42-18).
Dusek stopped Miami on four hits. He walked one and struck out three.
Reliever Corey Taylor ran into a little trouble in the ninth, giving up two hits, but escaped the jam.
• Texas A&M 7, George Mason 3: Krey Bratsen had four hits and drove in a run as the Aggies (34-25) had 16 hits and eliminated the Patriots (34-22).
Logan Nottebrok and Troy Stein each had two hits and two RBIs, and Ryne Birk drove in two for Texas A&M. All three hitters drove in runs as part of the Aggies’ three-run first.
Stein increased Texas A&M’s lead to 4-0 in the third with an RBI double, and Nottebrok made it 5-2 with an RBI single in the seventh.
Corey Ray threw 32/3 innings of relief for the win. Chris Cook had four hits and drove in a run for the Patriots, who had 14 hits but left 14 on base. Anthony Montefusco took the loss.
• Louisville 6, Kansas 3: Anthony Kidston pitched seven solid innings and the Cardinals (47-15) used a three-run fourth to help get past the Jayhawks (35-25).
The Cardinals (47-15) took a 2-0 lead through three innings, and Corey Ray led off the third with a double.
He scored on an RBI single by Sutton Whiting, who stole second and third and scored with two outs on Kyle Gibson’s single.
Kansas (35-25) loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Louisville closer Nick Burdi walked in a run, but got Tucker Tharp to fly out to end the game.
Louisville’s bullpen has only pitched three innings between three pitchers in its first two games of the regional.
• Alabama 6, Florida State 5: Wade Wass and Mikey White homered, left-hander Justin Kamplain pitched eight scoreless innings and the Crimson Tide (35-23) eliminated the Seminoles (43-17).
Kamplain was lifted after surrendering a leadoff single in the ninth, and Florida State capitalized on the wildness of two Alabama relievers for its runs. The Seminoles managed only eight singles in their two tournament losses.
White led off the third inning with a line drive to left field for his seventh home run of the season to give Alabama a 1-0 lead. It was the Crimson Tide’s only earned run off Florida State ace Luke Weaver.
Alabama scored a pair of unearned runs in the fifth to take a 3-0 lead. Wass’ two-out grounder went through the legs of Florida State third baseman Jose Brizuela, allowing White to score. Austen Smith followed with his second double of the game to score Wass, who added a two-run homer in the seventh.
• Louisiana-Lafayette 9, San Diego State 2: Seth Harrison was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Michael Strentz’s early three-run homer helped the Rajin’ Cajuns beat the Aztecs (42-21) in an NCAA tournament elimination game Saturday, keeping No. 1-ranked Lafayette (54-8) alive in its regional.
Carson Baranik went 61/3 innings and combined with reliever Matt Plitt on an eight-hitter.
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