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

Adam WellsJune 11, 2022

KNOXVILLE, TN - JUNE 10:  Notre Dame outfielder Ryan Cole (1) dives back into first and avoids the tag by Tennessee first baseman Luc Lipcius (40) in game one of the NCAA Super Regionals between the Tennessee Volunteers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish on June 10, 2022, at Lindsey Nelson Stadium in Knoxville, TN. (Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The 2022 NCAA baseball tournament continued Saturday with a full schedule of super-regional games across the country.

After half of the super regionals got underway Friday, the remaining games began today. By the end of Monday, the eight-team field for the College World Series will be set.

Tennessee, the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, needed a win to keep its season alive. Notre Dame won Game 1 of the super regional between the two teams Friday night. Each of the top five seeds in the tournament is still vying to win a national title.

Here are the results from Saturday's games and a recap of what happened.


2022 Super-Regional Scores

Knoxville: No. 1 Tennessee 12, Notre Dame 4

Greenville: No. 9 Texas 9, No. 8 East Carolina 8

Blacksburg: No. 4 Virginia Tech 14, Oklahoma 8

Chapel Hill: Arkansas 4, No. 10 North Carolina 1

College Station: No. 5 Texas A&M 4, No. 12 Louisville 3

Hattiesburg: Ole Miss 10, No. 11 Southern Mississippi 0

Corvallis: Auburn 7, Oregon State 5

Stanford: Connecticut 13, Stanford 12

Full bracket at NCAA.com


Tennessee def. Notre Dame 12-4

The top seed obliterated Notre Dame pitchers with an eight-run fifth inning en route to a 12-4 win.

Five of the eight runs were scored with two outs. Luc Lipcius homered twice and drove in four runs in the inning.

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Jordan Beck and Evan Russell also homered in the fifth. Beck's three-run blast extended the lead to 5-0. Russell's solo shot gave him a school-record 39 career homers.

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Lipcius finished the game 3-for-4 with two homers, four RBI and three runs scored.

The Volunteers provided more than enough offense for Chase Dollander. The sophomore allowed two runs on five hits with five strikeouts in seven innings.

Jack Zyska had an excellent performance in an otherwise forgettable day for the Fighting Irish. He had four of their seven hits, including a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth.

Notre Dame and Tennessee will play a winner-take-all Game 3 on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.


Texas def. East Carolina 9-8

Texas kept its season alive by erasing a five-run deficit over the final three innings to get a 9-8 victory over East Carolina at Clark-LeClair Stadium.

Dylan Campbell's walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth off Wyatt Lunsford-Shenkman capped off the comeback.

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The Pirates looked to be well on their way to a win and an appearance in the College World Series going into the bottom of the seventh. They took control of the game with a five-run fifth inning to go ahead 6-2.

Jacob Jenkins-Cowart had the big hit in the fifth with a three-run homer off Texas reliever Marcus Olivarez.

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East Carolina added a seventh run in the top of the seventh on a wild pitch by Luke Harrison. Texas' comeback began in the bottom half of the inning on Douglas Hodo III's two-run homer.

Skyler Messinger tied the game with a three-run blast in the bottom of the eighth. Campbell's solo shot two batters later put the Longhorns back on top.

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East Carolina was able to tie the score with two outs in the ninth. Jacob Starling crushed a solo home run to left field off Longhorns right-hander Andre Duplantier II.

Campbell, Hodo and Eric Kennedy combined for nine of Texas' 15 hits. They also had a total of four RBI and three runs scored in the win.

Texas and East Carolina will play on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET with the winner advancing to Omaha, Nebraska.


Virginia Tech def. Oklahoma 14-8

The Hokies got 15 hits, including five homers, to beat Oklahoma in a 14-8 slugfest in Game 2 of the Blacksburg super regional.

Nick Biddison got the scoring barrage started with a leadoff homer in the top of the first.

After a scoreless second inning from both teams, the bats woke up in the third. Gavin Cross and Cade Hunter both homered for the Hokies to extend the lead to 5-0.

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Oklahoma fought its way back into the game with three runs in the bottom of the third. The rally was aided by some poor pitching from Virginia Tech starter Drue Hackenberg, who walked two and hit two batters.

Blake Robertson and Jimmy Crooks had RBI singles off Hackenberg. The Sooners cut the deficit to 5-4 on Brett Squires' leadoff homer in the bottom of the fourth.

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Virginia Tech got some breathing room with four runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth. The Hokies sent eight batters to the plate in the fifth. Tanner Schobel had a solo homer in the frame. Carson DeMartini and Eduardo Malinowski each had an RBI in the fifth.

The Sooners were able to get three runs in the bottom of the eighth, but it was too little, too late for them to get back in the game.

Game 3 of the series will be played on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.


Arkansas def. North Carolina, 4-1

Connor Noland's fantastic start led Arkansas to a 4-1 win over North Carolina in Game 1 of the Chapel Hill super regional.

The senior tossed 6.2 shutout innings, allowing six hits with six strikeouts. Max Carlson nearly matched Noland pitch for pitch. The Tar Heels starter had a shutout for four innings before Arkansas was finally able to break through.

Peyton Stovall got the scoring started with a leadoff homer in the top of the fifth. Brady Slavens' RBI single and Cayden Wallace's sacrifice fly gave the Razorbacks a 3-0 lead.

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North Carolina had a scoring opportunity in the first inning with the bases loaded and one out. Noland struck out Alberto Osuna and got Mikey Madej to ground out to end the threat.

The Tar Heels didn't get another runner to second base until Vance Honeycutt's solo home run off Evan Taylor in the bottom of the eighth.

Arkansas can send North Carolina home with a win in Game 2 on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.


Texas A&M def. Louisville, 4-3

Texas A&M became the first team to clinch a berth in the College World Series with a 4-3 comeback win over Louisville.

The Aggies scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to earn the victory. Ryan Targac's solo home run off Riley Phillips to lead off the sixth tied the game.

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Dylan Rock's sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning provided the go-ahead run. The Cardinals had the tying run at second base in the bottom of the ninth, but Jacob Palisch struck out Jack Payton and then Troy Claunch threw the ball to Jack Moss for the final out.

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Louisville struck quickly thanks to Dalton Rushing's two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning.

The Aggies tied the game on Rock's bases-loaded walk and Austin Bost's sacrifice fly in the top of the third. Louisville regained the lead in the fifth on Payton's RBI single that scored Ben Metzinger.

Will Johnston, Brad Rudis and Palisch combined to throw 4.1 scoreless innings in relief of Micah Dallas for the Aggies.


Mississippi def. Southern Mississippi, 10-0

Dylan DeLucia and Jack Dougherty combined on a four-hit shutout in Mississippi's 10-0 win over Southern Mississippi in the opening game of the Hattiesburg super regional.

Making his first start in a week, DeLucia was phenomenal in keeping the Golden Eagles' bats at bay. He allowed four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over 5.2 innings.

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Dougherty was fantastic after replacing DeLucia with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. The sophomore right-hander didn't allow a hit over the final 3.1 innings. He hasn't allowed a run in each of his last four appearances (10 innings).

Southern Mississippi starter Hurston Waldrep did a good job of keeping the Rebels' offense quiet for two innings. They broke through with two runs in the top of the third.

Garrett Wood's double in the top of the fourth scored Peyton Chatagnier to make it a 3-0 game.

Ole Miss blew the doors wide-open with seven runs in the sixth. Eleven hitters were sent to the plate, with Jacob Gonzalez and Tim Elko delivering back-to-back two-run doubles.

The Rebels can clinch their first appearance in the College World Series since 2014 with a win Sunday.


Auburn def. Oregon State 7-5

Auburn scored five runs in the first three innings to overcome a four-run Oregon State first inning to earn a 7-5 victory in the first game of their super regional series.

Sonny DiChiara belted his 21st home run of the season in the first inning and Bobby Peirce added a solo shot in the fifth for the Tigers, who ran Oregon State starter Jake Pfennigs out of the game in just 2.2 innings.

Auburn starter Trace Bright lasted only 0.2 innings in a wild performance in which he gave up four earned, highlighted by a three-run Garret Forrester homer.

The Auburn bullpen relieved Bright and quickly cleaned up the mess, throwing 7.1 innings of scoreless baseball before closer Blake Burkhalter gave up a run in the ninth.


Connecticut def. Stanford 13-12

Connecticut scored eight runs in the second inning and held on amid a late flurry to earn a 13-12 victory in the opening game of their super regional.

All nine UConn position players had at least one hit as they rocked Stanford ace Alex Williams for seven runs (six earned) in 1.1 innings. The Huskies had 11 runs on the board through four innings and were ahead 13-4 halfway through the seventh before Stanford stormed back.

The Cardinal scored two runs in the seventh and then put a scare into Connecticut with a sixth-run ninth that featured four home runs. Brock Jones belted three home runs and drove in five runs for Stanford, which had the tying run on first base with two outs.