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UNDATED (AP) — Louisville became the first team to clinch a spot in the College World Series, but it was Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker who provided the biggest highlight on the second day of the NCAA super regionals. The freshman pitched the first no-hitter in the super-regional era that started in 1999, and the No. 2 national seed Commodores kept their season alive with a 3-0 win over Duke. Louisville completed a sweep of East Carolina with a 12-0 win.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Noah Sifrit raced home on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning and Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech 6-5 to force a deciding Game 3 in the NCAA Super Regional. Sifrit led off the ninth Saturday night by drawing a walk from Clayton Beeter. There were two more walks and three wild pitches after a pitching change that led to the Cowboys win. Game 3 is Sunday, with the winner advancing the College World Series.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Josh Jung hit the first pitch of the seventh inning over the center field wall and Texas Tech held off Oklahoma State 8-6 in the opening game of the Lubbock super regional. Jung, who was drafted No. 8 overall by the Texas Rangers on Monday night, gave Texas Tech a 7-5 lead with his 13th home run of the season.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Super regionals are the next stop on the NCAA baseball tournament's Road to Omaha. Four of the best-of-three series are Friday through Sunday and the other four Saturday through Monday. No. 1 national seed UCLA is in position to become the first school to sweep the baseball and softball national titles in the same year. Seven of the 16 teams were in super regionals last year. Super regional winners advance to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, starting June 15.
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