Louisville holds off Xavier 8-7 to win regional championship

Louisville defeats Radford 11-6 to begin NCAA play

Big innings help Louisville outlast Radford 11-6 in NCAA

He had three hit batsmen including one with the bases loaded. Snider followed Stowers' leadoff single by homering to right center, and Brendan McKay's RBI grounder made it 9-6. The Cardinals will play Kentucky or North Carolina State in the super regionals.

Xavier third baseman Rylan Bannon had a ideal day at the plate, going four-for-four and adding a walk. His performances earned him a spot on the NCAA Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team.

After three scoreless innings, Xavier took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth, when Nate Soria singled, bringing home Joe Gellenbeck and Mitch Gallagher. Now Xavier will await the loser of the matchup between Louisville and Radford as they hope to not be bounced in their first two games.

The Wildcats beat Florida 6-2 to force a second regional final Monday. Columbia did it in 2015, losing to Miami.

The Musketeers jumped all over OU early with an eight-run first inning.

CT2017: Rain washes out match; Australia, New Zealand share point
The all-rounder was followed off the pitch by the rest of the players though as the heavens opened again to curtail the match . Rain played spoilsport against Australia and England did the same thing to Bangladesh in their Champions Trophy 2017 opener.

- Konnor Pilkington carried a one-hitter into the eighth inning for Mississippi State, which beat Illinois-Chicago 5-4 in an elimination game.

Josh Stowers hit a three-run homer before delivering a game-tying RBI double in the seventh inning, and Logan Taylor knocked in the go-ahead run as Louisville edged Xavier 8-7 Sunday night to clinch the Louisville Regional.

Winner Trent Astle (5-1) allowed seven hits in eight innings and struck out four.

- Chad Spanberger's 20th home run of the season with two outs in the seventh broke a 3-3 tie and helped Arkansas eliminate Oral Roberts 4-3. The Hoosiers' Logan Sowers, who homered three times against OH on Saturday, went deep again and finished the regional 8 for 14 with eight RBIs in three games. The Mountaineers are in a regional final for the first time since 1982. Through five innings, both pitchers gave up a combined four hits and one run.

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