Monday, June 04, 2007

OSU, Minnesota Ousted; Vandy Beats Michigan

Texas A & M eliminated Ohio State from the NCAA Tournament with a 10-4 win. The Aggies Blake Stouffer hit for the cycle to lead A & M past the Buckeyes. Stouffer had six RBI. Justin Miller and Cory Rupert each had two RBI for Ohio State.

The Buckeyes finish 2007 with a 38-24 record and a Big Ten Tournament Championship. The Aggies get another shot at Louisiana-Lafayette in the championship round of the College Station Regional.

Fresno State ended Minnesota's season with an 11-6 triumph. Brian Lapin homered and had two RBI for the Bulldogs. FSU catcher Ryan Overland had three RBI. Minnesota's Derek McCallum was a perfect 4 for 4. Bryan Jost had four RBI and a homer.

The Gophers finish the year at 41-18. Minnesota placed three players -- Derek McCallum, Bryan Jost and Dan Lyons -- on the All-Regional Team. Cal State Fullerton beat Fresno State to claim the regional title and advance to the super regionals.

Vanderbilt beat Michigan, 10-7, to force a Regional Championship Game. Commodores 1B Brad French drove in four to help keep their season alive. Michigan's Jason Christian also had four RBI. The two teams meet again this evening in a winner-takes-all contest.