TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Travis Bergen gave up just five hits in a career-high 8.2 innings as Kennesaw State defeated Alabama 1-0 on Friday in the NCAA tournament’s Tallahassee regional.
Kal Simmons’ sacrifice fly in the fifth inning scored Brennan Morgan as the Owls (38-21) advanced.
Bergen (8-4) had three strikeouts and scattered five hits before being pulled after allowing a two-out double to Austen Smith in the bottom of the ninth. Justin McCalvin earned his 15th save when he got Kyle Overstreet to fly out.
Smith had two doubles and Chance Vincent went 2-for-3 for Alabama (34-23).
Georgia Southern 7, Florida State 0: Sam Howard tossed a two-hitter and struck out 10 as Georgia Southern stunned Florida State.
Howard retired 15 straight for the Eagles (40-21) during one stretch. The left-hander walked two and threw 137 pitches.
Dalton Busby was 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and a double, and Garrett Chapman had a solo home run and a double as Georgia Southern pounded out 16 hits.
Kansas 10, Kentucky 6: In Louisville, Kentucky, Tucker Tharp’s RBI double in the seventh drove in the go-ahead run for Kansas.
The game featured 3 hours and 21 minutes of rain delays, including a 1:58 stoppage in the middle of the fifth inning with the score tied at 6.
Long Beach State 6, North Carolina 1: In Gainesville, Florida, Eric Hutting and Carlton Vaughn had two-run hits in the fourth inning to lead Long Beach State.
After being retired in order in their first three at-bats, the Dirtbags (33-24) batted around in the fourth against Tar Heels starter Trent Thornton (7-4), scoring all of their runs and on all of their five hits.
Cal State Fullerton 5, Nebraska 1: In Stillwater, Oklahoma, J.D. Davis hit a two-out, eighth-inning grand slam, lifting Cal State Fullerton.
Third-seeded Fullerton (33-22) won its eighth straight.
Stanford 8, Indiana State 1: In Bloomington, Indiana, Cal Quantrill threw a four-hitter, and Jack Klein hit a three-run homer to lead Stanford.
Indiana 10, Youngstown State 2: Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis homered to lead Indiana.
Schwarber had four hits, falling a double short of the cycle, while driving in three runs with his fifth-inning homer. He also scored three times. Travis drove in two runs with his third-inning homer and scored twice.
Maryland 4, Old Dominion 3: In Columbia, South Carolina, Old Dominion closer Brad Gero hit batters with the bases loaded in the ninth to bring home the tying and winning runs for Maryland.
The Terps (37-21) trailed 3-1 entering the final inning when Charlie White’s RBI single started the three-run rally. Gero then loaded the bases with a walk to LaMonte Wade and hit Brandon Lowe with a pitch to make it 3-3. With the next pitch, Gero plunked Maryland third baseman Jose Cuas and touched off a celebration as the Terps won in their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1971.
South Carolina 5, Campbell 2: Jordan Montgomery allowed five hits over eight innings to lead South Carolina to its 28th straight home NCAA win.
Left-hander Montgomery tied his season high with nine strikeouts and improved to 5-0 all-time in NCAA games the past three seasons.
Virginia 10, Bucknell 1: In Charlottesville, Virginia, Artie Lewicki limited Bucknell to three hits in seven scoreless innings, and Virginia had a seven-run sixth.
Lewicki (6-1) struck out five to help Virginia (45-13) move closer to advancing to its fifth super regional in six years.
Arkansas 3, Liberty 2: Brian Anderson homered and drove in two runs as Arkansas got four innings of scoreless relief in its victory over Liberty.
Anderson hit his home run in the second inning and then followed with an RBI single in the fourth for the Razorbacks.
Oregon 18, Clemson 1: In Nashville, Tennessee, Shaun Chase homered, doubled and drove in four to lead Oregon.
The Ducks (43-18) had a season-high 20 hits. Chase hit his 13th homer — a three-run blast — in the fourth inning. Tyler Baumgartner followed with a solo shot.
Coral Gables regional
Texas Tech 3, Columbia 2: In Coral Gables, Florida, Eric Gutierrez’s one-out hit scored Zach Davis with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth for Texas Tech.
Miami 1, Bethune-Cookman 0: David Thompson scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a wild pitch for Miami.
Thompson was hit by a pitch with one out, moved to second on Brandon Lopez’s single and went to third on a fielding error by right fielder Josh Johnson. He came around to score when reliever Scott Garner threw a pitch in the dirt with two outs.
Fort Worth regional
Sam Houston State 2, Dallas Baptist 1: In Fort Worth, Texas, Travis Lee’s single in the top of the eighth scored the winning run for Sam Houston State.
Lee sent a low line drive up the middle, scoring Corey Toups from second base to advance Sam Houston (42-17) into the winners’ bracket.