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ATB Regionals Wrap: Vanderbilt, Bama, Arkansas Advance; Auburn Eliminated

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Who says bunts don't work? Not Vanderbilt, which ended a tie with one in the 10th inning and advanced to the Super Regionals over [7] Louisville. Vanderbilt will play at Florida State, which can now have its Super Regional at home after being the "top" seed in Connecticut.

Alabama also took down a national seed in a Regional finale, defeating [8] Georgia Tech 10-8 after Nathan Kilcrease came in to throw the final six innings of the game. The hope, of course, is that the kind of wear and tear that Kilcrease and similar pitchers' arms get while pitching multiple games in short series don't hurt them. For now, I'm betting Kilcrease is more than happy to take that risk.

But there will be no reprise of Iron Bowl baseball in the postseason, with Clemson outslugging host Auburn 13-7 to eliminate the SEC Tigers. (When did the NCAA Regionals become the SEC Tournament?) That sends the Tide to the Upstate for the Supers.

Arkansas, meanwhile, breezed through its game against Washington State, winning 7-2. T.J. Forrest has also thrown a lot in the last few days, but will also probably take it. The Razorbacks now go to Tempe to play Arizona State.

South Carolina found out Monday that it will travel to Myrtle Beach, with Coastal Carolina knocking off College of Charleston. Florida won't know it's opponent in the Gainesville Super Regionals until today after the Miami-Texas A&M showdown was postponed.


Three SEC players were chosen on the first day of the Major League Baseball draft. Ole Miss ace Drew Pomeranz will head to the Cleveland Indians as the No. 5 pick after a great season; Arkansas 3B Zack Cox is bound for the St. Louis Cardinals after being chosen in the 25th spot; and LSU pitcher Anthony Ranaudo goes to the Boston Red Sox at 39. Of course, it might be a while before you see any of these players in their MLB uniforms, but congratulations to them all. And keep up with the draft at SB Nation's story stream.