OMAHA, NE - JUNE 27: General view of the exterior of Rosenblatt Stadium before the men's 2010 NCAA College Baseball World Series between the UCLA Bruins and the South Carolina Gamecocks on June 27, 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska. This is the final season the College World Series will be held at Rosenblatt Stadium. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NCAA Baseball Regionals 2012: Scores And Stats From The Weekend's Action

The NCAA baseball tournament is underway, with regionals taking place across the country. Follow along with this StoryStream for the latest noteworthy scores and stats.

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Purdue Vs. Kent State, 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Kent State Wins 7-3

A day after outlasting Kentucky in 21 innings, the Kent State Flashes advanced to the Regional final by beating Purdue 7-3 on Saturday.

Kent State starting pitcher Ryan Bores threw a complete game against the Boilermakers, which the Flashes bullpen a much needed day off after they combined to pitch 15 innings Friday against Kentucky. Jimmy Rider and George Roberts led the offensive attack for Kent State; each finished with three runs batted in. The Flashes advance to the Regional final where they will face the winner of the elimination game between Kentucky and Purdue.

The Boiler Makers, who beat Valparaiso Friday, will now face Kentucky in an elimination game Sunday. Purdue starting pitcher Lance Breedlove was charged with six of Kent States seven runs. Breedlove was unable to get out of the second inning, giving up seven hits and six runs in 1.2 innings.

The winner of tomorrow's Kentucky vs. Purdue game will then play Kent State Sunday night. If Kent State wins, they will advance to the College World Series. If the Flashes lose, a final game will be played Monday.

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Clemson Vs. South Carolina, 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament: USC Pulls Out Thriller In The 12th

Clemson and South Carolina are, in addition to being very good baseball teams, bitter rivals. The two teams put on a show in front of a packed house in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday in their NCAA Tournament matchup, with USC pulling out the 5-4 victory in the bottom of the 12th inning.

Both teams won the first game of their regional, so this was not an elimination game, but it was still a massive game. Clemson now has to fight for their tournament life on Monday, while South Carolina gets a day off and only needs to win once more to advance to the Super Regionals.

Adam Matthews put USC up 2-0 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the 4th and his team held that lead into the 7th inning. Starter Michael Roth had a strong outing and carried a shutout through six innings, but gave up two runs and was responsible for the runner who scored the third in Clemson's big three-run 7th inning. They extended that lead to 4-2 in the 8th inning through a monster solo home run by Brad Felder, who had a great day. The Tigers' right fielder was 3-5 and and scored twice.

South Carolina chipped away at the lead in the 8th inning with a one-run double by Christian Walker, scoring Evan Marzilli to make it 4-3. They got off to a brilliant start in the bottom of the 9th, getting the lead runner on. Chase Vergason came up to bunt, but was walked. Dante Rosenberg came up next and put down a successful sacrifice, giving the Gamecocks runners at second and third with one out.

That brought up leadoff hitter Joey Pankake, who singled up the middle. Pinch runner T.J. Costen scored easily, tying the game, but there was a play at the plate as the potential winning run came in. Thomas Brittle's throw was off, but Vergason missed the plate with his slide, allowing Clemson catcher Spencer Kieboom to apply a tag, rescuing his team. Marzilli came up next and lined out, sending the game to extra innings.

Some good pitching got both teams out of jams multiple times in extras, but the home side finally came through in the bottom of the 12th inning. Pankake got on to start the inning and he executed a perfect hit and run with Marzilli on the next at bat, advancing to third base on a single up the middle. Walker couldn't drive him in, but L.B. Dantzler came through in the next at-bat, driving a deep ball that dropped at the warning track to score Pankake and give USC the win.

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TCU Vs. Dayton, 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament: Horned Frogs Beat Flyers By Football Score, 28-12

TCU fell behind Dayton 9-5 in an NCAA Regional game on Saturday. Then the Horned Frogs scored 23 more runs.


Kent State Vs. Kentucky Baseball: Statistical Notes From The 21-Inning Game

When Kent State and Kentucky opened regional play of the NCAA baseball tournament, their matchup seemed innocent enough. The resulting game was anything but ordinary. The two teams played 21 innings with the game lasting 6 hours, 37 minutes. As with any game that goes deep into extra innings, the box score was full of statistical oddities.

Kent State won, 7-6, but not before they blew two saves. They led 5-4 in the ninth inning before Kentucky tied the game at 5-5, then led by a run again in the 18th inning before Kentucky again rallied to tie. Michael Clark, who blew the save in the 18th inning, eventually earned the win by pitching the final 3 2/3 innings.

George Roberts led the way for Kent State with five hits in 10 at bats. Five Kent State batters struck out at least three times, with Nick Hamilton and Derek Toadvine each striking out four times. In all, Flash batters combined to strike out 26 times.

A.J. Reed took the the loss for Kentucky to cap off a rough game for the Wildcats freshman. Reed pitched nine innings in relief, giving up two runs. Reed also went 1-for-9 at the plate for Kentucky, striking out four times. Zac Zellers reached base seven times for the Wildcats, including five hits.

The two teams combined to throw 678 pitches: 453 strikes and 225 balls. In all, there were 182 at bats during the game.

For more on Kentucky baseball, visit SB Nation's Kentucky blog A Sea of Blue.


Kent State Vs. Kentucky Final Score: Kent State Wins In 21 Innings

Kent State and Kentucky battled for 21 innings before Kent State finally prevailed 7-6.


NCAA Baseball Tournament 2012: Field Of 64, National Seeds Announced

The regional hosts for the start of teams trying to make it to the College World Series have been announced, as well as the pool of teams in play.

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