MANHATTAN, Kan. — Ryne Stanek held Wichita State to one run and two hits in 7.1 innings as Arkansas eliminated the Shockers from the NCAA tournament with a 3-1 victory Saturday.
The Razorbacks (38-21) got on the scoreboard quickly on Tyler Spoon’s two-run single in the first inning, and Stanek held Wichita State hitless for the first three innings. The Razorbacks added a late run on an RBI single by Brett McAfee in the seventh.
Stanek’s command was shaky throughout the game, walking a season-high six batters. The Shockers couldn’t capitalize though, leaving five runners on base with Stanek on the mound. Stanek (10-2) finished with three strikeouts and has allowed one or fewer runs in 13 of his 16 starts this season.
Wichita State (39-28) scored its lone run on Casey Gillaspie’s homer in the fourth. AJ Ladwig (5-6) allowed two runs on nine hits in six innings.
Alabama 3, Savannah State 2: In Tallahassee, Fla., Mike Oczypok threw seven shutout innings and Alabama dropped Savannah State in an elimination game.
The Crimson Tide (35-27) will meet the winner of Saturday’s winners-bracket game between Troy (Ala.) and host Florida State.
Oczypok, who didn’t make the team a year ago as a freshman, was bothered by a blister, but didn’t allow a run. He gave up six hits, struck out four and walked one.
Savannah State (32-23) made it 3-2 in the eighth off reliever Tucker Hawley before the rally ended when pinch-runner Jason Wynn was thrown out trying to score on a squeeze bunt. Ray Castillo pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.
Kenny Roberts led Alabama with two doubles and a single. Austen Smith had an RBI double, and Brett Booth and Georgie Salem knocked in the other Crimson Tide runs.
Texas A&M 6, UTSA 1: In Corvallis, Ore., Cole Lankford went 5 for 5 and drove in two runs and Texas A&M eliminated Texas-San Antonio from the Corvallis regional.
Aggies starter Parker Ray (2-1) picked up the win with 8 2-3 dominant innings, giving up just one earned run on five hits with eight strikeouts. Brock Hartson (0-2) took the loss for Texas-San Antonio (35-25).
The Aggies (33-28) wasted no time getting to Hartson, scoring two runs on three hits in the first inning. The Roadrunners got on the board when RJ Perucki singled home Riley Good and it was 2-1 after three innings.
Texas A&M added three runs in the fifth, including a two-run double by designated hitter Daniel Megden. Lankford had an RBI single in the sixth.
Ole Miss 8, Binghamton 4: In Raleigh, N.C., Austin Anderson had four hits and an RBI, and Ole Miss pulled away to beat Binghamton in an elimination game in the Raleigh regional.
The second-seeded Rebels (38-23) scored two runs in the seventh inning and four more in the eighth to avoid their first 0-2 tournament appearance since 2004.
Tanner Mathis broke a 2-all tie with an RBI single in the seventh off Jake Lambert (7-3). Anderson followed two batters later with his run-scoring single.
Two unearned runs scored an inning later on first baseman Brian Ruby’s fielding error on Anderson’s grounder to make it 8-2.
Ole Miss ace Bobby Wahl (10-0) allowed eight hits and struck out two in seven innings.
Zach Blanden had four hits — giving him seven for the tournament — for fourth-seeded Binghamton (30-25), which tied it in the sixth on Jordon Smucker’s sacrifice fly.