College Baseball Regional 2019: Georgia Tech, UConn, UGA Among Early Winners

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 2, 2019

Georgia pitcher Aaron Schunk reacts at the end of the team's Southeastern Conference tournament NCAA college baseball game against Arkansas, Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. Georgia defeated Arkansas 3-1. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Saturday saw the field begin to thin out in the 2019 NCAA baseball tournament, and the process continued Sunday as teams looked to secure a berth in the regional final.

Georgia Tech entered the tournament as the No. 3 overall national seed, but the Yellow Jackets were one loss away from elimination when they played Coastal Carolina in the first round of games Sunday. Likewise, Georgia needed a victory over Florida Atlantic to stay alive at home in Athens.

Below are the full scores from Sunday and a brief recap of the biggest games.


Tournament Regional Results

Los Angeles Regional

UCLA def. Baylor, 11-6

UCLA def. Loyola Marymount, 6-1


Corvallis Regional

Creighton def. Cincinnati, 6-1

Creighton def. Michigan, 11-7


Lubbock Regional

DBU def. Florida, 9-8

Texas Tech def. DBU, 3-0


Oklahoma City Regional

UConn def. Nebraska, 16-1

UConn def. Oklahoma State, 5-2


Fayetteville Regional

TCU def. Central Connecticut State, 9-5

Arkansas def. TCU, 6-0


Oxford Regional

Jacksonville State def. Clemson, 9-2

Mississippi def. Jacksonville State, 19-4


Athens Regional

Georgia def. Florida Atlantic, 13-0

Florida State def. Georgia, 10-1


Baton Rouge Regional

Southern Miss def. Arizona State, 13-12

LSU def. Southern Miss, 6-4


Atlanta Regional

Georgia Tech def. Coastal Carolina, 10-8

Auburn def. Georgia Tech, 4-1


Chapel Hill Regional

Tennessee def. Liberty, 6-5 (10)

North Carolina def. Tennessee, 5-2


Starkville Regional

Miami def. Central Michigan, 18-3

Mississippi State def. Miami, 5-2


Stanford Regional

Stanford def. Sacramento State, 12-3

Stanford def. Fresno State, 8-6


Louisville Regional

Louisville def. Indiana, 9-7

Louisville def. Illinois State, 11-2


Greenville Regional

East Carolina def. NC State, 9-2

Campbell def. Quinnipiac, 9-8

East Carolina def. Quinnipiac, 13-3


Nashville Regional

Indiana State def. Ohio State, 10-5

Vanderbilt def. Indiana State, 12-1


Morgantown Regional

Texas A&M def. West Virginia, 11-10

Duke def. Texas A&M, 4-1


The full bracket is available on NCAA.com


Notable Results

Trailing 7-2 entering the sixth, the Yellow Jackets responded strongly as they watched their season slowly slipping away at the hands of the Chanticleers.

Austin Wilhite delivered a two-out two-run single in the top of the sixth to make it a three-run game. An inning later, Kyle McCann tied the score with a three-run triple to right and then was the go-ahead run on a double by Tristin English.

In addition to delivering the game's decisive blow, English pitched three scoreless innings to preserve the victory. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two batters.

Georgia didn't require similar heroics to extend its regional trip against Florida Atlantic. The Bulldogs registered 12 hits and scored 13 runs in a shutout of the Owls.

Tim Elliott went the distance on the mound, striking out eight and surrendering only two hits.

Aaron Schunk was the standout offensive performer for Georgia. The junior third baseman went 2-for-4 with six RBI and two runs scored. Schunk began and ended the Bulldogs' scoring. His two-run homer gave his team an early edge in the third inning, and he then brought the onslaught to an end with a grand slam in the eighth.

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Tennessee survived a major scare against Liberty, walking away with a 6-5 win in 10 innings.

Redmond Walsh hit Logan Mathieu with a pitch to bring in the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth, and the danger was far from over for the Volunteers southpaw. The Flames had the bases loaded and nobody out with the winning run 90 feet from home plate.

Will Wagner lined out to Pete Derkay for the first out. Walsh then got Cam Locklear to ground into an inning-ending double play.


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Locklear's bad luck continued into the next frame, as his throwing error extended the 10th inning for Tennessee. Jake Rucker capitalized by singling to left and bringing home Evan Russell.


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Brandon Rohrer opened the bottom half of the 10th with a single, but Walsh got a groundout and two fly outs to end the game.