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Baylor & Oklahoma Stay Alive in NCAA Regional Play
June 03, 2012
Baylor and Oklahoma advanced in NCAA Baseball Regional play Sunday, while Missouri and Texas A&M were eliminated from the field. BU picked up wins over Oral Roberts and Dallas Baptist to advance to the Waco Regional Championship game on Monday at 6:30 p.m. The Bears will take on Dallas Baptist as they look to punch a ticket to their first Super Regional since 2005. Oklahoma will need to defeat Appalachian State twice on Monday to clinch a Super Regional spot. The Sooners and Mountaineers face off at 3 p.m. and will play again at 7 p.m. if OU wins the first game.

No. 1 Baylor 5, No. 4 Oral Roberts 2; No. 1 Baylor 9, No. 2 Dallas Baptist 2 (Waco Regional)
In BU's 5-2 victory over Oral Roberts, Tyler Bremer pitched 6.0 strong innings, and Crayton Bare worked 2.1 innings of scoreless relief as Baylor staved off elimination. Bremer (7-1) allowed two runs on five hits with five strikeouts and one walk in six innings to pick up the win. Kolt Browder worked 0.2 inning of scoreless relief, and Bare took care of the rest, allowing only one hit over the final 2.1 innings for his second save.

Logan Vick went 4-for-5 and drove in Baylor's first three runs in the game, while Josh Ludy had another multi-hit game, finished 2-for-5 with a double and one RBI. Jake Miller and Dan Evatt added two hits apiece for the Bears.

In the nightcap 9-2 win over Dallas Baptist, Austin Stone and Ryan Smith combined to toss seven innings of two-run baseball, while Trent Blank added a pair of scoreless frames as the Bears' offense pounded out 13 hits. Max Muncy, Dan Evatt and Cal Towey collected home runs, while Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Nathan Orf led BU with three hits. He was one of four Bears with multi-hit games. Baylor spotted a 2-0 lead with single tallies in the first and second innings before putting up a four-spot in the third for a 6-0 advantage.

No. 2 Oklahoma 2, No. 4 Army 1 (10); No. 2 Oklahoma 5, No.1 Virginia 4 (Charlottesville Regional)
Oklahoma secured two huge wins with an extra-inning victory over Army and a one-run win over host Virginia to keep its season going. In the first game for the Sooners, Max White singled in the game-winning run in the 10th inning as No. 23 OU eliminated Army from the NCAA Charlottesville Regional with a 2-1 win. It was the 300th win for head coach Sunny Golloway at Oklahoma.

Steven Okert (9-7) tossed the final three innings and allowed just one hit and struck out three, while Jonathan Gray was stellar in his fifth straight seven-inning start with six strikeouts and one run allowed off five hits and two walks (one hit batter).

OU capitalized on strong pitching in the nightcap against the Cavaliers as Dillon Overton fired 8.1 innings, allowing two earned runs and fanning 11. Kindle Ladd closed out the game and the win despite Virginia's ninth-inning rally in which the host team plated three runs.

Matt Oberste put the Sooners on the board first with a solo shot in the bottom of the second. OU used a three-run fourth inning to extend its lead to 4-0 as Jack Mayfield tripled in three runs. The trio of base runners for OU reached via an error, walk and hit by pitch. In the seventh, Erik Ross reached on a muffed throw, then stole second and third before Caleb Bushyhead cashed him in on a single. OU looks to advance to its first Super Regional since 2010, but will need two wins on Monday.

No. 3 Louisville 11, No. 4 Missouri 3 (Tucson Regional) - MU Eliminated
Missouri saw its season come to an end as it lost an elimination game in the Tucson Regional, 11-3, to third-seeded Louisville on Sunday afternoon at Hi Corbett Field. The Tigers fell behind early, but had cut the lead to 4-3 before Louisville put up a three-run sixth inning to put the game out of reach. Senior Dusty Ross was tagged with the loss as he made his first start of the season and gave up four earned runs in just 2.2 innings.

The Tigers were led at the plate by Eric Garcia, who went 2-for-5 with a pair of two-out RBI while left fielder Scott Sommerfeld also had a good day, going 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Blake Brown also had a nice day with a pair of hits in the loss. The loss ends the Tigers season as they finish 2012 with a 33-28 overall record, a Big 12 Tournament Championship and their eighth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 10 seasons.

No. 2 TCU 10, No. 1 Texas A&M 2 (College Station Regional) - TAMU Eliminated
The eighth-ranked Texas A&M baseball team fell victim to the hot bats of TCU on Sunday afternoon on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park as the Aggies were eliminated from the NCAA College Station Regional following a 10-2 loss to the Horned Frogs.

Texas A&M finished its season with a 43-18 overall record, marking the 20th time in program history and the fifth time in seven seasons under the guidance of Childress the Aggies have won 40 or more games.

Additionally, 2012 marked the school-record sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance for the program.

Senior second baseman Scott Arthur, one of five Aggie seniors playing in their final game wearing the maroon and white, went 2-for-3 at the plate for A&M to notch his 10th multi-hit game of the year.

TCU took complete control of the game by scoring three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, with the big hit coming in the form of a two-run long ball off the bat of first baseman Kevin Cron.

The back-to-back big innings were more than enough support for TCU starter Stefan Crichton, who tossed his first complete game of the season. The right-hander limited the Aggies to just two runs on six hits during his 108-pitch outing.

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