Texas A&M, Dallas Baptist win regional games College World Series


BRAD TOLLEFSON/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via Associated Press

Dallas Baptist’s Ray Gaither (20) cheers for his team after ending an inning during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Florida, on June 2, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas.


Texas A&M and Dallas Baptist both won their games by one run as Baylor lost to No.1-seeded UCLA.

Blaum’s grand slam lifts Texas A&M over West Virginia 11-10

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Bryce Blaum’s grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Texas A&M to an 11-10 victory over West Virginia in an NCAA Tournament elimination game Sunday.

No. 2-seeded Texas A&M (39-22-1) stormed back from a 9-1 deficit after Logan Foster’s grand slam during a six-run seventh inning.

Foster hit a leadoff double in the ninth and West Virginia reliever Sam Kessler (4-3) allowed two walks to load the bases. With two out, Blaum hit a 3-2 pitch over the wall in left center field.

Kevin Brophy and Paul McIntosh each hit two-run homers for No. 1-seeded West Virginia (38-22).

Texas A&M’s Kasey Kalich (3-1) allowed a run and three hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief.

The Aggies are tied 0-0 with No. 3-seeded Duke as of 6:58 p.m. Sunday in a rematch of Friday’s game when the Blue Devils beat Texas A&M 8-5. The Aggies need two wins to advance to the super regionals. 

Dallas Baptist ends Florida’s 4-year CWS run with 9-8 win

LUBBOCK, Texas — Jimmy Glowenke homered to cap a nine-run fourth inning and Dallas Baptist held on to beat Florida 9-8 in an NCAA regional elimination game Sunday, ending the Gators’ run of four straight trips to the College World Series.

Florida had cut a seven-run deficit to one when Burl Carraway earned his sixth save after getting Jacob Young on a groundout to second with the tying run at third base.

The Patriots (43-19) are down 3-0 to host Texas Tech in the second inning as of 6:49 p.m. Sunday. Dallas Baptist advanced to their fifth straight trip to the final round of a regional after losing the previous four, including in Lubbock three years ago.

Glowenke’s three-run shot gave the Patriots a 9-2 lead after solo homers from Bryce Ball and Andres Sosa earlier in the inning. Luke Bandy had a two-run single, Augie Isaacson hit an RBI double and Evan Sandmann had a sacrifice fly.

Wil Dalton connected on a two-run homer in a four-run fifth for the Gators (34-25), who were away from home in a regional for the first time since getting swept in Bloomington, Indiana, in 2013. Florida went 1-2 in this road regional.

Jimmy Fouse (6-0) allowed seven hits and six runs in five innings. Nick Pogue (1-1) gave up six hits and six runs in 3 2/3 innings before reliever Nolan Crisp allowed all five hitters he faced to reach base. Glowenke’s sixth homer came against Crisp.

Kreidler homers twice to lead UCLA to 11-6 win over Baylor

LOS ANGELES — Ryan Kreidler drove in three runs and hit one of UCLA’s four home runs as the Bruins eliminated Baylor 11-6 on Sunday in an elimination game at the Los Angeles Regional.

Kreidler’s two-run homer in the sixth gave UCLA a three-run lead, which it expanded as the game progressed. Jake Pries, Michael Toglia and Noah Cardenas also homered for the Bruins (49-9), who are the national top seed. Pries and Toglia also had two hits and drove in two runs.

UCLA will face Loyola Marymount for the regional title Sunday night and a spot in next weekend’s Super Regional. If the Bruins win the first game, there will be a deciding contest on Monday.

Felix Rubi, the second of six UCLA pitchers, got the win and allowed only one run on one hit in three innings.

Cole Haring homered twice and drove in three runs for Baylor (35-19). Starter Tyler Thomas took the loss, surrendering six runs on four hits.

Shea Langeliers, who set an NCAA Tournament record with 11 RBIs in Saturday’s win over Omaha, went 0-for-4.

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