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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A.J. Bumpass went 5 for 5, including a go-ahead RBI triple in the top of the ninth inning, to help No. 4 seed Cincinnati beat defending national champion Oregon State 7-6 in an NCAA Tournament regional opener. Cincinnati, making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1974, plays No. 3 seed Michigan (42-18) on Saturday.
UNDATED (AP) — A Cincinnati team that entered the NCAA Tournament with barely a winning record pulled the biggest upset on the first day of games. The Bearcats knocked off defending national champion Oregon State 7-6 on the Beavers' home field. The Bearcats made the tournament by winning the American Athletic Conference Tournament and were just 30-29. They were the only No. 4 regional seed to win on the first day of the tournament. No. 3 regional seeds opened the tournament 12-3.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ryan Garcia went 8 1/3 innings to lead national top seed UCLA to a 5-2 victory over Omaha in a first-round game at the NCAA Tournament's Los Angeles Regional. The junior right-hander _ who earned Pac-12 pitcher of the year honors _ allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out six on 112 pitches (77 strikes).
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Hunter Wolfe hit a two-run double and Johnny Rizer homered to score two more in a six-run sixth inning, helping TCU pull away to a 13-2 victory over California in an NCAA regional opener. Brandon Williamson struck out seven in the first four innings, and Charles King pitched three hitless innings before allowing a run in the eighth. The third-seeded Horned Frogs will face host Arkansas in the winner's bracket. Cal will play Central Connecticut State in an elimination game.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Will Matthiessen had two hits, drove in two runs and hit one of the four Stanford home runs in support of Brendan Beck's three-hitter over seven innings in the Cardinal's 11-0 victory over Sacramento State on Friday in the Stanford Regional opener. Maverick Handley, Andrew Daschbach and Nick Oar also hit home runs.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Storme Cooper and Matt Wallner each homered during a 12-run fifth inning, and Southern Mississippi defeated Arizona State 15-3 in the opening game of the NCAA Baton Rouge regional. Southern Miss starter Gabe Shepard pitched into the sixth and improved to 3-0 after allowing two runs on six hits and fanning four.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Rachel Garcia avenged her only loss of the season and helped UCLA beat Pac-12 rival Arizona 6-2 in the Women's College World Series. The Bruins advanced to the semifinals on Sunday. They need one more win to reach the championship series. Garcia lost to Arizona on May 9 in Los Angeles. This time, she threw a complete game and allowed two run and four hits.
UNDATED (AP) — Michigan's hiring of Juwan Howard continues a recent trend of college programs hiring former NBA players. Howard had no previous college coaching experience before being named John Beilein's replacement.
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