Stanford’s bid for a 17th appearance in the College World Series fell short as the Cardinal fell to host Mississippi State 8-1 on Sunday night, losing the best-of-three super regional in two games.
The Cardinal (45-14), who advanced by winning their own regional, took a 1-0 lead in the first Sunday when Kyle Stowers homered, but the Bulldogs (51-13) responded with four runs in the third — three scoring on Miami Marlins draft pick Dustin Skelton’s triple — to take control.
Michigan 4, UCLA 2: Ako Thomas hit a two-run single in the fifth inning to give the Wolverines (46-20) the lead for good as they won Game 3 of the series in Los Angeles to eliminate the Bruins (52-11) — the No. 1 national seed. The CWS berth is Michigan’s first since 1984.
Florida State 5, LSU 4: In Baton Rouge, La., Drew Mendoza singled home Mike Salvatore in the 12th as the Seminoles (41-21) beat the Tigers (40-26) to earn a trip to the CWS.
Vanderbilt 13, Duke 2: In Nashville, Austin Martin hit two of his team’s five homers as the Commodores (54-11) rolled over the Blue Devils (35-27) in Game 3 of the series to earn a CWS berth.
Texas Tech 8, Oklahoma State 6: In Lubbock, Texas, Dylan Neuse and Brian Klein had two RBIs apiece as the Red Raiders (44-18) beat the Cowboys (40-21) in Game 3 to win the super regional.
Other games: Mississippi (41-26) tied its series against Arkansas (45-18) with a 13-5 win in Fayetteville, Ark. … North Carolina (46-18) prevailed 2-0 over Auburn (37-26) to force a deciding Game 3 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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