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College Baseball Super Regionals 2021: Results, Highlights and Bracket from Sunday

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVJune 14, 2021

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Vanderbilt and Stanford already booked their tickets for Omaha's College World Series. A number of teams were looking to join them on Sunday. 

Below, we'll break down all of the day's results, the updated bracket and the top highlights from a full slate of Super Regionals matchups.


Results

Virginia def. Dallas Baptist, 4-0

Tennessee def. LSU, 15-6

NC State def. Arkansas 3-2

Notre Dame def. Mississippi State 9-1

Ole Miss vs. Arizona (9 p.m. ET on ESPN2)

Texas vs. South Florida (9 p.m. ET on ESPNU)


Bracket

For the full bracket, be sure to check out NCAA.com.


Top Moments and Highlights

North Carolina State shocked the baseball world by sending No. 1-seeded Arkansas packing.

Charlie Welch put the Razorbacks ahead early with an RBI double in the bottom of the second inning. But Jonny Butler responded in the third with a two-run home run to put the Wolfpack up 2-1.

NCAA Baseball @NCAACWS

BUTLER πŸ’£!@NCStateBaseball jumps ahead 2-1, off the 2-run Jonny Butler HR.#RoadToOmaha x πŸŽ₯ ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/qC8nKmbDf9

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A solo homer by Cayden Wallace in the seventh leveled things up again. Wallace and his teammates could only watch, though, as Jose Torres delivered the decisive blow to open the ninth.

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WATCH IT FLY! πŸ‘€<br><br>Jose Torres gives @NCStateBaseball a 3-2 lead in the 9th.#RoadToOmaha x πŸŽ₯ ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/TjKBpB4x4m

In his second inning of work, Evan Justice set Arkansas down in order to seal the improbable win.

Aaron Fitt @aaronfitt

Just wow. What can you say? NC State is really, really good β€” a legitimate Omaha club, and the Wolfpack sure earned this one.<br><br>But this is still a major upset, considering Arkansas had one of the greatest regular seasons of the 21st century. Incredible. https://t.co/newGmcOYgz

Aaron Fitt @aaronfitt

Just a reminder: NC State started this season 1-8 in ACC play and 4-9 overall. Those guys never stopped believing. Elliott Avent told me at the ACC tournament that this was one of his favorite teams ever. You sure saw why β€” I’m just dazzled by that team’s poise and resilience.

Justice combined with Matt Willadsen and Chris Villaman for an impressive pitching performance. The three allowed four hits and struck out nine batters, silencing an offense that boasted a .485 slugging percentage. 

For seven innings, Rhett Kouba kept Virginia off the board, keeping Dallas Baptist in position to beat the Cavaliers for a second time and advance to Omaha. 

But then the bottom of the eighth happened. 

Zack Gelof's solo homer broke the scoreless deadlock and Alex Tappen gave the Cavs a comfortable lead with a three-run dinger of his own, as Virginia lived to fight another day with a 4-0 win. 

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Tied no more! Zack Gelof puts @UVABaseball up 1-0 in the 8th.#RoadToOmaha x πŸŽ₯ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/sOQ0FNjoHM

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This game has been busted wide open! @UVABaseball heads into the 9th up 4-0.#RoadToOmaha x πŸŽ₯ ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/4vBmm7JhHW

While Griff McGarry didn't get the win, he was brilliant on the mound for Virginia, throwing seven innings of two-hit, 10-strikeout ball. 

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Dallas Baptist made things interesting, loading the bases with two outs in the top of the ninth. But Virginia survived the scare, forcing a game three in the Super Regionals matchup at 1 p.m. ET on Monday (ESPNU).

Some teams will just sneak their way into Omaha. Tennessee blasted their way in, wrecking LSU 15-6 behind huge games from Jake Rucker (three hits, one homer, three runs, five RBI) and Jordan Beck (three hits, one homer, three RBI, two runs). 

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It was a HR Derby in Knoxville! @Vol_Baseball hit 6 HR's and set a new program record for HRs in an NCAA Tournament game.<br><br>πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£πŸ’£#RoadToOmaha x πŸŽ₯ @ESPNU pic.twitter.com/OJwkoIyn4J

The Vols blew a competitive game wide open in the top of the fifth, pushing across six runs, including homers from Beck and Drew Gilbert). 

Blade Tidwell earned the win, pitching seven innings while giving up seven hits and six runs, striking out seven. 

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