#NCAACWS Baseball Super Regional ACCtion: Monday, June 13
June 13, 2011
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - In the decisive game of the Charlottesville Super Regional, No. 1 national seed Virginia scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to rally for a 3-2 win over UC Irvine Monday at Davenport Field. Sophomore Chris Taylor's two-RBI single completed the rally as the Cavaliers advance to the College World Series for the second time in the past three seasons.
Virginia will open play at the College World Series on Sunday, June 19, against California at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. That game will begin at 2 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN and online at ESPN3.com.
Taylor was one of four Cavaliers with two hits on the day, along with John Hicks, Kenny Swab and David Coleman. D.J. Crumlich had three hits and Tommy Reyes had two hits to lead the Anteaters.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Saving its staff ace for the decisive third game, Texas A&M rode the solid pitching of sophomore Michael Wacha and a big first inning to prevent the Florida State baseball team from earning its 21st College World Series berth with an 11-2 victory on Monday evening in the NCAA Super Regionals at Dick Howser Stadium.
Wacha (9-3) kept the Seminoles (46-19) off-balanced at the plate all evening. He scattered just three hits and allowed two runs in 7.1 innings pitched as FSU could not feed off its 23-run effort in game two of the regional.
With its top arm on the hill for the biggest game of their season, the Aggies (47-20) padded their lead with six runs in the opening inning, keeping pressure off Wacha and allowing him to just throw strikes and let his defense do the work. FSU entered tonight's contest as the top hitting team in NCAA postseason play with a .368 batting average, but finished 4-for-30 at the plate. FSU uncharacteristically batted 2-for-14 with runners on base, failing to capitalize on any hits or walks issued by Wacha.