College Baseball Regionals 2022: Results, Highlights and Bracket from Monday

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJune 6, 2022

Louisville's Cameron Masterman (24) sprints to 3rd during an NCAA baseball game on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Kelly Sheehan)
AP Photo/Kelly Sheehan

The regional round of the 2022 NCAA baseball tournament drew to a close Monday.

With 10 super-regional bids still up for grabs, the potential for some big upsets remained. Stanford and Oregon State, the Nos. 2 and 3 national seeds respectively, still had some work to do.

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Here's an overview of how the action played out across the country.

Monday Results

No. 8 East Carolina 13, Coastal Carolina 4

No. 12 Louisville 11, Michigan 9

Oklahoma 5, No. 13 Florida 4

No. 11 Southern Miss 8, LSU 7

No. 3 Oregon State 7, Vanderbilt 6

Ole Miss 22, Arizona 6

No. 10 North Carolina 7, VCU 3

Arkansas 7, No. 7 Oklahoma State 3

UConn 11, No. 15 Maryland 8

No. 2 Stanford 4, Texas State 3

Full bracket available at NCAA.com

Monday Recap

Louisville fans experienced a roller-coaster ride Monday as the No. 12 Cardinals advanced to the super regionals.

The regional host jumped ahead 7-2 in the first inning against the Wolverines.

Michigan then tied the game at seven runs apiece in the fifth on homers by Clark Elliott and Jimmy Obertop. A deep fly from Ted Burton in the sixth put the Wolverines ahead, and they added another run on a Joe Stewart single.

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Louisville battled back in the bottom of the eighth and not without some controversy.

With two outs, Jack Payton doubled to left field to put runners on second and third. The Cardinals designated hitter was called safe despite a replay review appearing to show him getting tagged out.

The sense of injustice among Michigan fans only grew with what came next. Levi Usher tied the game at 9-9 on a two-run single, and Cameron Masterman followed with a two-run homer.

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The Wolverines experienced a significant reversal in fortunes following the Payton double.

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They still had an opportunity to retake the lead in the ninth or push the game into extra innings. Stewart led off with a double, but he was eventually stranded on third as Michael Prosecky shut the door to secure the win for Louisville.

Fellow national seeds Auburn and East Carolina didn't have quite as much trouble as the Cardinals in advancing to the super regionals.

The Tigers took down UCLA 11-4 in a game that was suspended Sunday with the Bruins already trailing 9-0. An eight-run seventh inning propelled the Pirates to a 13-4 victory over Coastal Carolina.

Oregon State and Southern Miss live to fight another day as well, with each school winning by a one-run margin.

The Beavers built a 6-3 lead over Vanderbilt in the fifth, which didn't hold up for long.

An error by Kyle Dernedde allowed one run to score, and Enrique Bradfield Jr. hit an RBI single to bring the Commodores to within one run in the sixth. Then, Calvin Hewett leveled things up with a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Matthew Gretler responded for Oregon State in the bottom half of the inning with a go-ahead homer.

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Cooper Hjerpe took the bump for the Beavers to start the eighth and struck out the side. After allowing a leadoff walk in the ninth, the left-hander induced a grounder and struck out two more Commodores batters to seal the win.

Southern Miss found itself playing from behind early. The Golden Eagles got one run in the top of the first but watched as LSU plated three in the bottom half of the frame.

The Tigers maintained a one-run edge, 4-3, heading into the seventh. Southern Miss manufactured a pair of runs before a two-out single by Gabe Montenegro put the regional host ahead 7-4.

Singles by Tre' Morgan and Jordan Thompson added two runs to LSU's account in the seventh, and a solo homer from Gavin Dugas knotted the contest at seven all.

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The Golden Eagles once again used small ball to their advantage in the ninth. Christopher Sargent opened with a single and advanced to third on a base hit by Slade Wilks. That allowed him to come home on a sacrifice fly by Danny Lynch.

Right-hander Tyler Stuart set LSU down in order to deny the Tigers a place in the super regional.

No. 2 Stanford capped off Monday's play with a wild win over Texas State that saw five combined runs scored in the ninth inning.

The Cardinal and Bobcats opened the frame tied at one, and the underdogs from Texas State were able to jump out in front courtesy of a two-run single from Wesley Faison.

Stanford opened the bottom of the ninth with back-to-back homers from Drew Bowser and Tommy Troy to tie the contest. Eddie Park, who went 4-for-4, then scored the winning run on a walk-off single from Trevor Haskins to complete the comeback.

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The Cardinal and Bobcats played three times in the regional and the total score was only 14-12 in favor of Stanford, but it was enough to secure the team's spot opposite UConn in the super regionals.