Anteaters and Cardinals go to Omaha, Heels, Devils, Titans too*
by Bob Timmermann
UC Irvine defeated Wichita State 3-2 with a run in the bottom of the ninth to win its super-regional and advance to the College World Series.
Louisville won its super-regional at home with a 20-2 pounding of Oklahoma State.
South Carolina and North Carolina are playing a decisive third game now after the Gamecocks finished off a suspended game with an 8-6 win at Chapel Hill. North Carolina won 9-4 to advance to the CWS.
Oregon State won the first game of its super-regional in Corvallis, 1-0 with a run in the ninth to down Michigan. Michigan starter Zach Putnam had a no-hitter for 8 2/3 innings before OSU's Joey Wong singled to score the only run. It was the only hit the Beavers would get or need.
Arizona State and Cal State Fullerton can advance on to Omaha with wins over Ole Miss and UCLA respecitvely tonight. ASU beat Ole Miss 7-1 to go to the CWS. Fullerton beat UCLA 2-1 to win its super-regional.
Presently there are foursix seven teams who have spots in the CWS: Mississippi State, Rice, UC Irvine, Louisville, North Carolina, Arizona State, and Cal State Fullerton.
Rice will play Louisville in its first game, Mississippi State will play North Carolina, Arizona State will play UC Irvine, and Cal State Fullerton will face either Oregon State or Michigan.