Five super regional places to play for
Eleven of the 16 teams for next weekend's super regionals were determined on Sunday, but five more slots remain. Here's a quick recap of what happened in the NCAA baseball tournament Sunday and a look at what lies ahead today.
Game of the day
Kent State's 3-2 victory over Kentucky didn't come without a bit of controversy. With one out in the eighth inning, Golden Flashes standout Evan Campbell belted what appeared to be a three-run home run off of reliever Alex Phillips. But Kentucky right fielder Cameron Flynn argued with umpires that the ball hit below the yellow line atop the outfield wall. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, video footage showed the ball hitting the line, which means it wasn't a home run. The call, however, wasn't reversed, and the Golden Flashes advanced to the NCAA super regional.
Stony Brook is one victory away from advancing to the super regionals for the first time in school history following a pair of dramatic wins on Sunday. Hours after rallying from five runs down to defeat Missouri State, the Seawolves blasted previously unbeaten UCF 12-5. Stony Brook, which defeated No. 1 seed and host Miami on Friday, had a combined 22 hits in Sunday's two victories. Stony Brook is the first America East team to advance to a regional final since the NCAA went to the regional format in 1999. Its 49 wins are a conference record.
• Arizona outfielder Johnny Field went 4-for-6 with a home run and seven RBIs in the Wildcats' 16-3 win over Louisville.
• Oregon freshman Jake Reed allowed just two hits in seven innings and struck out eight to help the Ducks advance to the super regional with an 8-1 win over Austin Peay.
• TCU's Brandon Finnegan allowed just two runs and six hits in 7 1/3 innings to help TCU beat Ole Miss 5-2 and force Monday's regional title game.
• In his first start since late April, Baylor's Austin Stone carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning of the Bears' 9-2 win over Dallas Baptist in Waco.
• Kent State starting pitcher Tyler Skulina limited Kentucky to two runs on five hits in seven innings in the Golden Flashes' win.
• Jeff Gelalich homered twice and drove in four runs in UCLA's 13-5 win over Creighton.
• South Carolina freshman Jordan Montgomery struck out six in 6 2/3 innings and LB Dantzler, Tanner English and Chase Vergason had two hits apiece in the Gamecocks' 4-3 win against Clemson.
• Freshman Alex Blandino hit a grand slam in Stanford's 8-7 win over Pepperdine.
• St. John's first baseman Frank Schwindel went 5-for-5 in the Johnnies' upset of North Carolina.
• Arkansas reliever Nolan Sanburn held Sam Houston hitless over the final 2 2/3 innings of the Razorbacks' 5-1 win.
• Florida catcher Mike Zunino homered and drove in four runs in the Gators' 15-3 victory over Georgia Tech.
• LSU relievers Nick Rumbelow, Chris Cotton and Nick Goody held Oregon State scoreless over the final 4 2/3 innings in the Tigers' 6-5 victory in 10 innings.
• Stony Brook's Josh Mason struck out four in three shutout innings of relief to help the Seawolves stay alive with a 12-5 victory over UCF.
• Oklahoma pitcher Dillon Overton allowed just three runs and struck out 11 in 8 1/3 innings to help the Sooners eliminate No. 1 seed Virginia.
• Florida State's Mike Compton allowed just five hits in six innings as the Seminoles advanced to a super regional with a 5-2 win over Samford.
• Danny Canela, Brett Austin and Matt Bergquist each had two hits to help NC State stave off elimination with a 6-5 victory over Vanderbilt.
• Six of the nation's top eight overall seeds have already advanced to super regionals. Baylor could become the seventh on Monday. No. 6 overall seed North Carolina was eliminated.
• The Pac-12 went 14-2 on the weekend and had four teams (Arizona, UCLA, Stanford and Oregon) advance to a super regional.
• In two games against Louisville, Arizona outscored the Cardinals 32-7.
• St. John's will be making its first appearance in a super regional in the program's history.
• Four SEC teams (LSU, Arkansas, South Carolina and Florida) have already advanced to the super regionals, and two others (Ole Miss and Vanderbilt) have a chance to do so on Monday.
• South Carolina extended its postseason winning streak to 19 games, the longest in NCAA history.
• Kent State has won a national-best 20 straight games.
• Stony Brook has averaged 10 runs in four regional games.
• Oklahoma needs to defeat Appalachian State twice today to advance to the super regional.
Game to watch on Monday
No. 1 seeds NC State and Baylor each won at home on Sunday to stave off elimination. They each need one more victory, however, to advance to the super regional. Baylor hosts Dallas Baptist today while NC State takes on Vanderbilt.
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