#1 overall seed Oregon State advances to Super Regionals

#3 seed Yale eliminates #4 seed Holy Cross

#4 seed Holy Cross beats #2 seed Nebraska 7-4

First time? No problem. The Crusaders of Holy Cross knocked off the Cornhuskers of Nebraska with a 7-4 win in the elimination game. Holy Cross will now face the lose of Game #4 in another elimination game as they try to fight their way out of the loser’s bracket.

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#1 overall seed Beavers handle pesky #4 seed Holy Cross

#4 seed Holy Cross gave Oregon State all they wanted and then some early before the Beavers finally pulled away. The #1 overall seed Beavers were led by an outstanding pitching performance by Jake Thompson, who went 7.2 IP and recorded his 13th win on the season. Holy Cross now faces elimination as they will face Nebraska in the early game tomorrow. Oregon State will take on Yale in the winner’s match-up tomorrow night.

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#3 seed Yale upends #2 seed Nebraska 5-1

The Yale Bulldogs were led by their Scott Politz as he threw a complete game in the 5-1 win over #2 seed Nebraska. Nine different Bulldogs hitters recorded a hit and Politz was spectacular as Yale pulled the upset in Game 1 of the Corvallis regional. Yale will now face the winner of the game tonight between Oregon State and Holy Cross, while Nebraska will try to avoid elimination tomorrow against the loser of tonight’s game.

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Schedule

Friday, June 2

Game 1 Friday, June 2 No. 2 Nebraska vs. No. 3 Yale 1 p.m. PT ESPN3 / Live Stats
Game 2 Friday, June 2 No. 1 Oregon State vs. No. 4 Holy Cross 8 p.m. PT ESPNU / Live Stats
Game 3 Saturday, June 3 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 1 p.m. PT ESPN3 / Live Stats
Game 4 Saturday, June 3 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 7 p.m. PT ESPN3 / Live Stats
Game 5 Sunday, June 4 Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 1 p.m. PT ESPN3 / Live Stats
Game 6 Sunday, June 4 Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 4 7 p.m. PT ESPN3 / Live Stats
Game 7 (if nec.) Monday, June 5 Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6 8 p.m. PT ESPN3 / Live Stats

 

Preview

#1 Oregon State

The Beavers enter the NCAA Tournament as the #1 overall seed in the entire country after posting an amazing 49-4 record, including a record 27-3 mark in Pac 12 play. The Beavers are led by standout 2B Nick Madrigal, who leads the Beavers in average, slugging, and OB%. He also has a team best 15 steals to top it off. The Beavers come into the NCAA tournament as the most complete team in the country. It would be a shock if they did not advance to the super regionals.

#2 Nebraska

Nebraska actually enters the regional already having matched up against Oregon State earlier this season, losing to the number one team in the country 10-1 and 5-2 in February. The Big Ten regular season champs feature a very strong pitching staff that features an ERA of 3.64, good enough for 31st in the NCAA. Defense is another strongsuit as Nebraska flashes a .977 fielding percentage. The Huskers will look to upset the Beavers and reach a super regional for the first time in twelve seasons.

#3 Yale

It has been two decades since the Bulldogs have made the NCAA Tournament. The drought finally came to an end as Yale won the Ivy League tournament and got an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. The Bulldogs will need a big performance out of their ace pitcher Scott Politz, as the overall team ERA is an abysmal 5.51. Yale hung tough with Clemson for two games earlier in the season, and the winners of eight straight believe they have a chance to make some noise in Corvallis.

#4 Holy Cross

The Crusaders enter the NCAA Tournament as the #4 seed after winning the Patriot League tournament for the first time in 26 years. Holy Cross enters the field as one of the only teams with a losing record, as they finished at 23-27 overall. The closest type of competition Holy Cross faced was against Auburn earlier in the season, when they lost by a combined score of 24-4 in three games. Things won’t get much easier in Corvallis.

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SEC Department Head | The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Young professional that went pro in something other than sports. Former college baseball player. College football addict. Whiskey drinker. Cigar aficionado. Avid golfer. Williams Brice Stadium is my second home on Saturday’s in the fall.
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SEC Department Head | The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Young professional that went pro in something other than sports. Former college baseball player. College football addict. Whiskey drinker. Cigar aficionado. Avid golfer. Williams Brice Stadium is my second home on Saturday’s in the fall.

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