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UNDATED (AP) — The Southeastern Conference flexed its baseball muscles with Auburn and Arkansas posting blowout wins in the deciding games of their super regionals and giving their league a record-tying four teams in the College World Series. Auburn scored 13 runs in the top of the first inning to start a 14-7 win over host North Carolina, sending the Tigers to the CWS for the first time since 1997. Arkansas beat Mississippi 14-1 and heads back to Omaha for the second straight year.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas secured a second straight trip to the College World Series by crushing Ole Miss 14-1 in the deciding game of its super regional. The Razorbacks took control with a four-run second inning, scored three more in the third and added five in the sixth. Reliever Cody Scroggins worked 4 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out eight, to earn the win. He allowed two hits, one of them an infield single.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Auburn scored 13 runs in the first inning to stun host North Carolina en route to a 14-7 victory that sent the Tigers to the College World Series for the first time since 1997. Judd Ward hit a three-run homer and Edouard Julien and Matt Scheffler each had two-run singles in the Tigers' overwhelming opening act. It turned the rest of the deciding game in the best-of-three NCAA super-regional series into a formality.
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