The WS Team has advanced to the College World Series after defeating UConn 7-6 in a regional game. The game also saw Tennessee defeat Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State defeat Missouri State. The WS Team will face off again on Monday. Here are the team’s stats. Let’s take a look at what happened. How did they do it?
WS Team advanced to the College World Series
This year’s College World Series begins Thursday in Oklahoma City. No team from the top four seeds in the country will be in attendance, as only Florida State, Virginia Tech and Alabama made the cut. However, Northwestern’s comeback from a 5-0 deficit to upset Arizona State has the fans hopeful. In other news, Maryland’s WS Team advanced to the College World Series. Here’s how you can follow them through the NCAA Tournament.
Wake Forest lost to UConn in a regional game
In the first NCAA Tournament game of the season, the Wake Forest baseball team was defeated by UConn, 8-7. The Huskies held a 2-1 lead over Wake Forest through four innings, but they broke through in the fifth inning with a four-run frame highlighted by two home runs from shortstop Bryan Padilla and first baseman Ben Huber. Wake Forest had not won a regional game since 2017.
Oklahoma State beat Missouri State in a regional game
The Cowboys defeated the Bears 2-0 in a Stillwater regional on Friday. Missouri State scored nine runs in the bottom of the first inning, but then cooled off. Oklahoma State scored 4.8 runs over the next six innings, including two seven-run innings. Roc Riggio hit a three-run homer in the third inning, and Jaxson Crull hit a two-run double in the sixth.
Tennessee beats Georgia Tech in regional
The top-ranked Tennessee Volunteers advanced to the Super Regionals after defeating Alabama State on Friday night. The Vols won the game 10-0. Then, they beat Campbell, 12-7, in the semi-finals on Saturday. The Volunteers have won five of their last six games. They have lost one to Alabama State, which they won 10-0. They’ll now face Georgia Tech in the next round.
Virginia Tech beats Columbia in regional
After an early inning walk, No. 4 Virginia Tech took control of the game, winning 24-4. Tyler MacGregor doubled to score a run in the third inning, and Carson DeMartini tripled home two runs. Tyler Metz made a big third out. The game ended in a tie, but Columbia had a chance to win it if they beat Gonzaga on Saturday. If Tech wins, the regional championship will be decided in a single game.