Where SEC's tournament teams stand heading into Monday
Gainesville Super Regional: Florida 9, N.C. State 8 (10 innings) -- FLORIDA ADVANCES
It's always good to see a game end without controversy, especially after an extra-innings game when the "visiting" team scores two runs in the top of the tenth. And that's exactly what happened --
N.C. State answered with one run. But its season ended on a called third strike on shortstop Chris Diaz with a runner on second. Believing the pitch was outside, Diaz was restrained by his coach, Elliott Avent, as he screamed profanities at the umpire.
It might have been the only example of allegedly good pitching in the game, which featured 17 combined runs on 26 combined hits. In all, a dozen pitchers saw action in this game. Seven of them lasted an inning or less.
Baton Rouge Super Regional: Stony Brook 7, LSU 2 -- LSU ELIMINATED
There's no other way to say this: The Seawolves leveled LSU's pitching. Stony Brook cranked out 15 hits in 38 at-nats (.395 batting average) -- and the Bayou Bengals helped by issuing five walks along the way. No LSU pitcher lasted more than 2.2 innings. Frankie Vanderka, meanwhile, scattered three hits over nine innings to get the complete-game win for Stony Brook. The game set an an Alex Box Stadium actual attendance record with 10,620. Which means there were thousands of people who personally saw one of the more disappointing tournament games in LSU history. But Paul Mainieri has a lot of residual goodwill among the Tiger faithful before this season, right?
Waco Super Regional: Arkansas 5, Baylor 4 -- SERIES TIED
The Hogs pitching did a great job in this game of giving Arkansas what it needed to win the game. Except for the three-run fifth inning, Baylor never had more than one hit in an inning. That gave the Razorbacks enough room to rally for two runs in the bottom of the ninth -- the last one on the kind of play you don't see every day: The walk off hit-by-pitch.
Columbia Super Regional: South Carolina 0, Oklahoma 0 -- SUSP.
South Carolina leads the series 1-0, but the weather delays that have plagued the Gamecocks over the last month or so continued Sunday. The NCAA's odd reasoning for delaying, then beginning and then delaying the game is here.