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College Baseball Super Regionals 2022: Results, Highlights and Bracket from Friday

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 11, 2022

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The NCAA Division I Men's College World Series' super regional round kicked off Friday with a quartet of games. Here's a look at the day's action and how it all went down.


Friday's Scores

Oklahoma 5, (4) Virginia Tech 4

(8) East Carolina 13, (9) Texas 7

Notre Dame 8, (1) Tennessee 6

(5) Texas A&M 5, (12) Louisville 4


Oklahoma 5, Virginia Tech 4

The bottom of the order propelled Oklahoma against Virginia Tech.

Jackson Nicklaus, Brett Squires and Kendall Pettis each racked up two hits, while Nicklaus and Squires scored four of the Sooners' five runs. Pettis had two RBI.

Oklahoma led 5-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, but defensive miscues nearly cost the Sooners. In the sixth, Virginia Tech's Cade Hunter reached on a fielding error, and Carson Jones hit a two-run homer two batters later.

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In the seventh, Tanner Schobel reached on a throwing error with two outs, and Jack Hurley hit a two-run bomb.

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We've got a one run game in Blacksburg!<br><br>๐Ÿ“บ ESPN2<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoadToOmaha?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoadToOmaha</a> x <a href="https://twitter.com/HokiesBaseball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@HokiesBaseball</a> <a href="https://t.co/fUJrbVaZNh">pic.twitter.com/fUJrbVaZNh</a>

That's as close as Virginia Tech got, though. Trevin Michael came on in relief of winning pitcher Jake Bennett (7 IP, 1 ER, 8 K) and struck out the first four batters he faced. After Nick Biddison flied out to center, Sooners right fielder John Spikerman made the play of the day with a diving catch to end the game.

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Game 2 of the best-of-three series is set for noon ET Saturday in Blacksburg, Virginia.


East Carolina 13, Texas 7

East Carolina and Texas combined for seven home runs and 28 hits in the Pirates' victory.

Bryson Worrell, Jacob Starling and Alec Makarewicz each hit home runs for East Carolina, which scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to put the game away. Worrell had four hits and four runs, and Jacob Jenkins-Cowart added four RBI.

Murphy Stehly hit two home runs for the Longhorns, and Douglas Hodo III and Ivan Melendez added a homer apiece as well.

ECU led 7-2 after five before Texas mounted a comeback and cut the Pirates' lead to 8-7 in the top of the eighth. Makarewicz ended the threat with a diving stop at third.

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After flashing the leather, Makarewicz led off with a solo home run, and Jenkins-Cowart later hit a two-run double.

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.<a href="https://twitter.com/JenkinsCowart?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JenkinsCowart</a> was made for the big moments. <a href="https://twitter.com/ECUBaseball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ECUBaseball</a> takes a 12-7 lead. <a href="https://t.co/gVAEFMFsGD">pic.twitter.com/gVAEFMFsGD</a>

Game 2 is set for noon ET Saturday in Greenville, North Carolina.


Notre Dame 8, Tennessee 6

Notre Dame hit a home run each of the first four innings en route to an 8-6 upset win over top-seeded Tennessee to start the super regional round.

Carter Putz, Jared Miller, Jack Zyska and Jack Brannigan delivered the big blows for Notre Dame, in that order.

Brannigan delivered the eventual game-winning blast with a three-run shot that gave Notre Dame an 8-1 lead in the top of the fourth.

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Tennessee slowly chipped away at the lead, with Trey Lipscomb and Jorel Ortega hitting solo home runs. Lipscomb then followed that up with a two-run double in the seventh.

Jordan Beck made things more interesting in the bottom of the ninth with a one-out solo homer, but Notre Dame shut the door from there for the big win.

Game 2 will occur Saturday at 2 p.m. ET from Knoxville, Tennessee.


Texas A&M 5, Louisville 4

Texas A&M stormed back from an early 3-1 deficit to score a walk-off win over Louisville in Game 1 of the super regionals.

The Aggies trailed 4-2 entered the seventh inning when Jordan Thompson delivered a two-run homer to tie the contest.

Louisville had two runners on base in the eighth and one in the ninth but couldn't recapture the lead, which set the stage for A&M's heroics in the bottom of the final inning.

The Aggies loaded the bases with two outs for Troy Claunch, who ripped a base hit to the opposite field for the game-winning knock.

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GOOD MORNING AGGIELAND <a href="https://t.co/6nBsIfMavx">pic.twitter.com/6nBsIfMavx</a>

A&M's relief tandem of Joseph Menefee and Jacob Palisch pitched 4.2 scoreless innings to give the offense the opportunity to complete the comeback.

Game 2 is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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