TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Alabama junior left-hander Taylor Guilbeau, a former Zachary High standout who hadn’t pitched more than three innings in a game all season, scattered five hits in his first career complete game as the Crimson Tide topped Kennesaw State 4-1 on Sunday.
Alabama (37-23) won its third straight elimination game to set up another matchup Monday against Kennesaw State (39-22), with the winner advancing to the super regionals.
Kennesaw State’s nine-game winning streak ended.
With some help from Kennesaw State’s defense, Alabama grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Ben Moore scored from third base on a fielder’s choice when third baseman Matt Bahnick passed up getting Moore at the plate to instead try for an inning-ending double play. But Bahnick’s throw was dropped at second base, and Alabama was up 1-0 with two runners on.
Casey Houghston then laced a two-out liner off left fielder Jacob Bruce’s glove, driving in a pair of unearned runs.
Earlier, Alabama eliminated Georgia Southern with a 6-0 victory.
SOUTH CAROLINA 9, COLUMBIA 0: In Columbia, South Carolina, freshman Wil Crowe tossed a four-hitter in his first NCAA tournament start to keep South Carolina alive.
Maryland 10, South Carolina 1: Blake Schmit drove in three runs as Maryland eliminated South Carolina to win the regional.
Kentucky 8, Kansas 6: In Louisville, Kentucky, Jacob Moylan doubled in two runs as Kentucky scored seven times in the first four innings, then held on to eliminate Kansas.
Arkansas 10, Bucknell 0: In Charlottesville, Virginia, Eric Fisher drove in two runs to help Arkansas eliminate Bucknell.
Virginia 9, Arkansas 2: Brandon Waddell allowed two runs in 6.2 innings and Virginia scored six times in the second inning and won the Charlottesville regional with a victory over Arkansas.
GAME SUSPENDED: The elimination game between Long Beach State and North Carolina was suspended until Monday by inclement weather.
The game will resume at 11 a.m. in the top of the seventh inning with Long Beach State leading 5-4 and runners on first and second base and one out.
The winner will face the College of Charleston on Monday. If Charleston wins, the Cougars would advance to the super regionals; if it loses, there would be a decisive game Tuesday.
Oregon State 6, UNLV 1: In Corvallis, Oregon, Ben Wetzler allowed one run and struck out 10 in a four-hitter as top national seed Oregon State stayed alive and eliminated UNLV.
Scoring just 17 runs in their previous nine games, the Oregon State (44-13) offense finally came to life in the sixth with five runs on five hits to take a 5-0 lead. Gabe Clark’s RBI single broke a 1-for-19 skid with runners in scoring position for the Beavers, and Kavin Keyes followed with a two-run triple.
Oregon 11, Xavier 8 (10 innings): In Nashville, Tennessee, Aaron Payne led off the 10th inning with a walk, stole second and scored the tiebreaking run on Xavier’s fifth error as Oregon won an elimination game.
Vanderbilt 3, Oregon 2: Pinch-hitter Ro Coleman hit a walkoff single with the bases loaded to send Vanderbilt back to the super regionals with a victory over Oregon.
Stanford 10, Indiana 7: In Bloomington, Indiana, Wayne Taylor’s pinch-hit, three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning helped Stanford stay alive.
Stanford (33-24) and Indiana (44-14) will meet again for the regional title Monday.
Stanford earlier eliminated Youngstown State 12-4.
Cal State Fullerton 4, Nebraska 3: In Stillwater, Oklahoma, Taylor Bryant came home with the go-ahead run when Nebraska’s Bob Greco balked in the seventh inning as Cal State Fullerton eliminated the Cornhuskers.
Oklahoma St. 6, Cal State Fullerton 4: Tim Arakawa lined a two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh inning to drive in the tying and go-ahead runs as Oklahoma State came from behind to defeat Cal State Fullerton.
Coral Gables regional
Miami 10, Bethune-Cookman 0: In Coral Gables, Florida, Zack Collins had two home runs and five RBIs as Miami defeated Bethune-Cookman in an elimination game.
Fort Worth regional
Sam Houston State 9, Siena 2: In Fort Worth, Texas, Colt Atwood had two of his three RBIs in San Houston State’s five-run second inning as Siena was eliminated.
TCU 6, Sam Houston State 1: Freshman Tyler Alexander threw a six-hitter and TCU advanced to its fourth NCAA super regional in six years, beating Sam Houston State to eliminate the Bearcats.
TCU 3, Sam Houston StATE 2 (22 innings): In the Forth Worth (Texas) regional, Boomer White’s go-ahead RBI single in the 22nd inning led TCU to a victory in the second-longest game in NCAA tournament history.
The game, which lasted 6 hours and 54 minutes, is surpassed only by Texas’ 3-2 NCAA tourney victory over Boston College in 25 innings May 30, 2009. It also tied for the third-longest overall contest in Division I history.
It appeared Sam Houston won it in the 21st when Luke Plucheck broke up a double-play attempt, causing an errant throw to first and allowing Carter Burgess to score the winning run from third base. But Plucheck, who slid hard into second baseman Garrett Crain, was called for runner interference., ending the inning.
Bearkats players already had started to run onto the field to celebrate.
; Plucheck and Sam Houston State coach David Pierce were ejected after arguing the call.