TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Kennesaw State’s Jacob Bruce hit a game-winning, two-out, RBI double off the right-field wall in the seventh inning to advance the Owls to their first super regional with a 4-2 victory over Alabama.
Kennesaw State will play Louisville after winning the Tallahassee regional Monday in its first Division I postseason berth. The program moved to Division I in 2006.
Bruce also doubled to right field in the fifth inning and was the only Owl with multiple hits.
Pitcher Travis Bergen (9-4) earned the win after entering the game in the sixth inning and the scored tied at 2-2. He threw 3.1 innings scoreless innings, struck out two, walked one and allowed one hit. Bergen pitched 8.2 scoreless innings to earn the win against the Crimson Tide in the regional opener Friday. He was named the regional’s Most Outstanding Player.
Thomas Burrows (4-2) took the loss.
Texas Tech advances: Cameron Smith tossed a three-hitter to send Texas Tech to the super regionals for the first time in school history with a 4-0 win over Miami on Monday.
Zach Davis hit a pinch-hit two-run single in the ninth after the Red Raiders (43-19) broke through with two runs in the seventh.
Smith (8-2) struck out three and walked five. Cooper Hammond (5-2) took the loss for Miami.
Texas Tech (43-19) will face College of Charleston (44-17), the Gainesville regional winner, in a best-of-three series.
Miami, the ACC regular season champs, forced a final game by beating Texas Tech 2-1 in 10 innings earlier in the day in the completion of a suspended game. David Thompson had an RBI double with one out in the top of the 10th inning for the Hurricanes.
Stanford 5, Indiana 4 : Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lift Stanford.
Stanford (34-24) play at Vanderbilt in the super regional.
Wayne Taylor started the ninth with a single through the middle and moved to second on Brett Michael Doran’s bunt before Edman’s blast.
Indiana’s Nick Ramos broke a 3-3 tie with an infield single in the top of the eighth. Craig Dedelow had three hits, including an RBI single for the Hoosiers (44-15). Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run homer in the third.
Stanford answered with run-scoring singles by Alex Blandino and Zach Hoffpauir in the bottom of the third. Dominic Jose tied the game with a solo homer in the sixth.
College of Charleston 4, Long Beach State 2: Morgan Phillips’ sacrifice fly drove in Ryan Welke with the tiebreaking run in the fourth inning and College of Charleston won the Gainesville regional.
The Cougars (44-17) advance to the super regionals and will next face Texas Tech.
Welke walked to open the fourth, and moved to second when Ben Boykin was hit by a pitch from Nick Sabo. The runners advanced on Sabo’s wild pitch and Nick Rosetta relieved and gave up Phillips’ fly ball. Boykin then scored on Rosetta’s wild pitch to make it 4-2.
Long Beach State (34-26), which beat North Carolina 12-5 in a condensed game earlier in the day, took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning on Richard Prigatano’s RBI double and Johnny Bekakis’ run-scoring infield single.
Charleston tied it in the third when Blake Butler scored on a throwing error by Michael Hill.
Long Beach State 12, North Carolina 5: Ino Patron homered and drove in five runs to help Long Beach State eliminate North Carolina in the completion of a suspended game.
The game resumed Monday with Long Beach State ahead 5-4 in the top of the seventh with runners on first and second after six hours of weather delays Sunday. After Richard Prigatano walked to load the bases, Michael Hill ripped a two-run single off of Spencer Trayner to give Long Beach State a 7-4 lead.
North Carolina (35-27) scratched across a run in the bottom of the seventh off of an RBI double by Tyler Ramirez, but Long Beach State scored five in the top of ninth.
Oregon State 4, UC Irvine 0, late Sunday: In Corvallis, Oregon, Scott Schultz threw a two-hit shutout as No. 1 national seed Oregon State defeated UC Irvine 4-0 Sunday night to set up a deciding game against Irvine late Monday night.
Schultz (7-2) continued a string of dominant pitching for The Beavers’ starters, who have surrendered just two runs and 10 hits with 28 strikeouts in their three tournament wins. Schultz finished with four strikeouts.
Oregon State (45-13) went up early when Michael Conforto’s double scored Jeff Hendrix in the first. Gabe Clark’s added a two-run double for a 4-0 after three innings.
UC Irvine’s (37-23) only scoring threat came in the third when Chris Rabago was thrown out at the plate by Conforto after a single by Jerry McClanahan.
Evan Brock (8-6) gave up four runs and nine hits with four strikeouts in the loss.
San Luis Obispo
Pepperdine 10, Cal Poly 6, late Sunday: In San Luis Obispo, California, Bryan Langlois hit a go-ahead bases-loaded triple in the ninth inning and Pepperdine advanced to the super regionals.
The Waves (42-16) got past the regional round for the first time since the winning the College World Series title in 1992.
The Mustangs (47-12) had come all the way back from a 5-0 deficit to tie it at 6 with a two-run rally in the bottom of the eighth. Left-hander Taylor Chris took the loss after mostly handcuffing Pepperdine through a season-high 6.1 innings in relief of starter Danny Zandona.
Pepperdine struck for five runs in a two-out rally against Zandona in the second inning.
Nick Torres and Jimmy Allen each had a solo home run for Cal Poly, which was hosting a regional for the first time in Division I program history.
Louisville 4, Kentucky 1, late Sunday: In Louisville, Kentucky, the Cardinals scored three runs in the seventh inning to advance to the super regionals.
The start of the game was delayed 3 hours and 55 minutes because of inclement weather.
Kentucky’s Logan Salow, a reliever forced to start in the Wildcats’ fourth game in three days, pitched a career-high six innings and threw 94 pitches.
But the Cardinals (48-15) scored three runs off Sam Mahar, Salow’s replacement.
The Wildcats (37-25) had a runner on third with one out when pinch-hitter Kyle Barrett lined out and Thomas Bernal was thrown out trying to score from third to end the inning.
Bernal was ejected for colliding with the catcher above the waist.
In the top half of the inning, Bernal was covering home in a rundown, and Louisville’s Alex Chittenden collided with Bernal but was not ejected.
The incident nearly cleared both benches before the umpires and coaching staffs diffused the situation before any altercations.