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Pigott’s dive gives Florida another day

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HOOVER, Ala. – Just as right-field play almost eliminated the top-seeded Florida Gators baseball team from the SEC Tournament, it later secured their 5-4 elimination-game victory over Arkansas Thursday at Regions Park.

Right fielder Jonathan Pigott made a diving catch in the right-center gap and turned into a double play, allowing the fourth-ranked Gators, who were stunned in their opening game by Louisiana State 10-6, to live for another day.

“Off the bat, I thought it was a double in the gap,” said Florida freshman Austin Maddox, who was moved to third base late after starting the game at first. “All of a sudden, he comes in with a big play.”

The catch came with runners on first and third after Florida closer Kevin Chapman allowed a single to Matt Reynolds and hit Tim Carver with a pitch. On a 1-1 count, James McCann of Arkansas rocketed Chapman’s delivery toward right center, where if it were to get past the Florida outfielders, might have tied the game and put McCann in scoring position with just one out.

“I thought it was in the gap,” McCann said. “Carver, with good speed on first, was on the run. We gave ourselves a chance to win there.”

At the ping of the bat, Pigott, who pinch-hit for third baseman Cody Dent in the seventh and went to right to replace Preston Tucker so he could move to first, took off. He dove and the made the catch and then popped up and threw the ball in to second baseman Josh Adams. Brett Eibner, who pinch-ran for Reynolds, tagged up and scored from third base.

But Carver, who was trying to score, couldn’t get back to first to beat Adams’ relay to Tucker, who caught the ball and pumped his first as the Gators survived. More fist pumps and chest bumps ensued as the Florida dugout emptied onto the field to shake hands and celebrate the victory. Usually, the post-game celebrations are between the pitcher’s mound and second base. This one, however, took place in short center where Pigott and senior center fielder Matt den Dekker were already celebrating.

“That was a heck of a play,” Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “Honestly, when the ball was off the bat, I didn’t think he was going to get to it. I thought it was going to be a gapper and the game would be tied at that point.”

O’Sullivan realigned his defense in the top of the eighth inning, putting Pigott in right field and moving Preston Tucker from right to first base. Ironically, it was Pigott’s play that saved the day for Tucker, who made two mistakes earlier in the game that almost cost the Gators.

The first mistake hurt the worst. In the top of the fifth inning, Florida was ahead 4-1 and had two outs but Arkansas had two runners on base against starting pitcher Alex Panteliodis. Arkansas center fielder Collin Kuhn hit a high fly ball to right field. Tucker barely had to move to catch the ball, but it went directly into the sun. The ball dropped a few feet from Tucker, and two runs were able to score on Kuhn’s triple, cutting Florida’s lead to 4-3.

Tucker later dropped a fly ball hit over his head, allowing leadoff batter Tom Hauskey to reach second base in the seventh.

“I know Tuck had a tough day in the field, but he’s a good outfielder,” O’Sullivan said. “He made a mistake. You have to check the sun every inning and have glasses ready to go. That was a mistake he won’t make again. We’ve got a lot of confidence in him playing the outfield.”

Derrick Bleeker ran for Hauskey, but he wouldn’t score because the Florida defense regained its poise. With two outs, Bleeker on third and Matt Vinson on first after a walk, reliever Jeff Barfield came out of the Florida bullpen to replace Panteliodis.

Kuhn hit a sharp line drive between shortstop and third base that seemed destined for left field. Florida shortstop Nolan Fontana broke towards the hole, sliding to his knees and fielding a short hop at the same time. The freshman bounced to his feet and threw to Adams at second base for the final out of the inning, holding Florida’s 4-3 lead.

“It was a big play,” Fontana said. “I was just staying ready, staying alert.”

Panteliodis moved to 9-2 on the season after lasting 6.2 innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out five. If Tucker caught the routine fly ball that he lost in the sun, Panteliodis’ would have allowed only three hits and one run.

“That type of stuff happens all the time,” Panteliodis said. “I wasn’t happy with it, but we got out of the inning.”

Barfield remained in the game to throw a scoreless eighth inning, getting three groundouts on only seven pitches.

After the Gators scratched across one run in the bottom of the eighth inning on a squeeze bunt by Josh Adams with the bases loaded, Florida went to Chapman to close it down. With an estimated 30 radar guns tracking his every pitch, the left-hander struggled with the command of his pitches.

“Today he wasn’t really sharp,” O’Sullivan said. “That was the worst he’s thrown in an awful long time as far as his command is concerned. I’ve got 100 percent confidence in him every time he comes in the game.”

The Gators struck first in the bottom of the first off starter Mike Bolsinger (6-4). Fontana led off with a walk, moved to third on a pair of groundouts and scored as Maddox singled to right. In the third, Fontana singled with one out, moved to second when den Dekker walked and scored on another Maddox single. Designated hitter Brian Johnson then drove in den Dekker for a 3-0 lead.

Bolsinger was replaced by left-hander Drew Smyly to start the fourth inning. The sophomore has been the Razorbacks’ ace all season, but a blister on his finger caused the Arkansas training staff to treat it with caution since the Razorbacks likely have locked up a home NCAA Regional next weekend. Smyly threw the final five innings, allowing only two runs (one earned) and striking out six Florida hitters.

“(The blister) was fine the whole time,” Smyly said. “I told coach (Dave van Horn) I wanted to get some work in the tournament. We didn’t want the blister to rip open. We had some medical glue that we put on it.”

With the win, O’Sullivan improved to 4-8 against the Razorbacks in his three seasons. Arkansas is the only school in the SEC with a winning record against the coach.

On Friday evening, Florida (41-14) plays fifth-seeded Vanderilt, which dropped a 7-5 decision to eighth-seeded Louisiana State. The first game Friday at 4 matches Auburn and Mississippi. Freshman right-hander Hudson Randall (6-3, 2.99 ERA) will start for Florida.

2010 SEC TOURNAMENT / Hoover, Ala. / Regions Park

WEDNESDAY / May 26 /

Game 1: (7) Alabama 7, (2) Auburn 1

Game 2: (6) Mississippi 3, (3) South Carolina 0

Game 3: (8) Louisiana State 10, (1) Florida 6

Game 4: (5) Vanderbilt 2, (4) Arkansas 0

THURSDAY / May 27

Game 5: (2) Auburn 3, (3) South Carolina 1 (12) South Carolina eliminated

Game 6: (1) Florida 5, (4) Arkansas 3 Arkansas eliminated

Game 7: (7) Alabama 6, (6) Mississippi 3

Game 8: (8) Louisiana State 7, (5) Vanderbilt 5

FRIDAY / May 28

Game 9: (2) Auburn (40-18) vs. (6) Mississippi (37-21), 4 p.m.

Game 10: (1) Florida (41-14) vs. (5) Vanderbilt (41-16), 7 p.m.

SATURDAY / May 29

Game 11: (8) Louisiana State (38-20) vs. Winner Game 9, 10:30 a.m.

Game 12: (7) Alabama (36-21) vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m.

Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 6 p.m. (if necessary)

Game 14: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 9 p.m. (If necessary)

SUNDAY, May 30

Game 15: Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

NCAA DIVISION I CONFERENCES

AMERICA EAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Binghamton University, Varsity Field, Vestel, N.Y.

Regular-season standings: 1. Binghamton 21-3 (30-18); 2. Maine 17-7 (34-20); 3. Stony Brook 15-9 (26-25); 4. Albany 10-14 (11-38); 5. Hartford 5-19 (11-37); 6. UMBC 4-20 (9-39).

RPI: 175. Binghamton; 198. Maine; 227. Stony Brook; 282. Albany (N.Y.); 284. Hartford; 290. Maryland-Baltimore County.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 3: (1) Binghamton 6, (2) Maine 0 Maine eliminated

Game 4: (3) Stony Brook 8, (4) Albany, N.Y. 4

Friday, May 28

Game 5: (1) Binghamton (31-19) vs. (4) Albany, N.Y. (12-39), 11 a.m.

Game 6: (3) Stony Brook (28-25) vs. Winner Game 5, 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 12 p.m.

ATLANTIC COAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro, N.C.

Regular-season standings: (Atlantic Division) 1. Florida State 18-12 (39-16); 2. Clemson 18-12 (37-19); 3. North Carolina State 15-15 (36-20); 4. Boston College 14-16 (29-26); 5. Wake Forest 8-22 (18-37); 6. Maryland 5-25 (17-39). (Coastal Division) 1. Virginia 23-7 (45-10); 2. Georgia Tech 21-9 (44-11); 3. Miami 20-10 (39-15); 4. Virginia Tech 16-14 (36-19); 5. North Carolina 14-16 (36-20); 6. Duke 8-22 (29-27).

RPI: 2. Virginia; 8. Miami, Fla.; 10. Georgia Tech; 16. Clemson; 17. Florida State; 20. North Carolina; 34. Virginia Tech; 46. Boston College; 49. North Carolina State; 79. Duke; 123. Wake Forest; 164. Maryland.

TOURNAMENT

Wednesday, May 26

Division A: (1) Virginia (1-1); (4) Miami, Fla. (1-1); (5) Florida State (1-1); (8) Boston College (1-1).

Division B: (7) North Carolina State (1-0); (6) Virginia Tech (1-0); (2) Clemson (0-1); (3) Georgia Tech (0-1).

Thursday, May 27

Game 4: Boston College 12, (4) Miami, Fla. 10

Game 5: (5) Florida State 11, (1) Virginia 4

Game 6: (6) Virginia Tech 6, (3) Georgia Tech 2

Friday, May 28

Game 7: (5) Florida State (1-1, 41-16) vs. (8) Boston College (1-1, 30-27), 12 p.m.

Game 8: (2) Clemson (0-1, 37-20) vs. (6) Virginia Tech (1-0, 37-19), 4 p.m.

Game 9: (3) Georgia Tech (0-1, 44-12) vs. (7) North Carolina State (1-0, 37-20), 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 10: (1) Virginia (1-1, 46-11) vs. (4) Miami, Fla. (1-1, 40-16), 12 p.m.

Game 11: (2) Clemson vs. (3) Georgia Tech, 4 p.m.

Game 12: (6) Virginia Tech vs. (7) North Carolina State, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 13: Championship: Division A pool winner vs. Division B pool winner, 1 p.m.

ATLANTIC 10

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Campbell’s Field, Camden, N.J.

Regular-season standings: 1. Charlotte 20-7 (37-15); 2. Xavier, Ohio 18-9 (25-30); 3. Rhode Island 17-10 (29-24); 4. (tie) Fordham 15-12 (21-33) and Saint Louis 15-12 (29-27); 6. (tie) George Washington 14-13 (26-28), La Salle 14-13 (21-30); 8. (tie) Massachusetts 13-14 (19-27) and Saint Joseph’s 13-14 (18-29); 10. Dayton 12-15 (23-32); 11. (tie) Duquesne 10-17 (16-40), Richmond 10-17 (24-28) and Temple 10-17 (14-37).

RPI: 80. Charlotte; 170. Rhode Island; 184. Xavier; 205. Richmond; 210. Massachusetts; 226. Saint Louis; 232. Fordham; 238. George Washington; 243. Dayton; 249. Saint Joseph’s; 261. La Salle; 263. St. Bonaventure; 264. Duquesne; 265. Temple.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 4: (5) Saint Louis 3, (1) Charlotte 2

Game 5: (2) Xavier 4, (3) Rhode Island 2

Friday, May 28

Game 6: (6) La Salle (22-31) vs. (3) Rhode Island (30-25), 11 a.m.

Game 7: (5) Saint Louis (31-27) vs. (2) Xavier (26-30), 1 p.m.

Game 8: Winner Game 6 vs. (1) Charlotte (37-16), 4:30 p.m.

Game 9: Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 12 p.m.

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 11, 3:30 p.m.

ATLANTIC SUN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Dugan Field/Marsh Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

Regular-season standings: 1. Florida Gulf Coast 25-5 (37-18); 2. Mercer 16-11 (33-22); 3. East Tennessee State 15-12 (30-26); 4. North Florida 14-12 (29-26); 5. Jacksonville 14-12 (25-27); 6. Stetson 14-13 (27-29); 7. Belmont 13-13 (27-27); 8. Kennesaw State 12-15 (24-32); 9. Lipscomb 9-17 (19-36); 10. (tie) USC Upstate 8-19 (19-37) and Campbell 8-19 (28-27).

RPI: 40. Florida Gulf Coast; 108. North Florida; 114. Jacksonville; 137. East Tennessee State; 146. Mercer; 148. Kennesaw State; 150. Stetson; 171. Belmont; 197. Lipscomb; 223. Campbell; 225. South Carolina Upstate.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 4: (5) Jacksonville 3, (6) Stetson 2 Stetson eliminated

Game 5: (4) North Florida 13, (1) Florida Gulf Coast 2

Game 6: (2) Mercer 10, (3) East Tennessee State 7

Friday, May 28

Game 7: (1) Florida Gulf Coast (38-19) vs. (3) East Tennessee State (31-29), 12 p.m.

Game 8: (5) Jacksonville (26-28) vs. (4) North Florida (30-27), 4 p.m.

Game 9: (2) Mercer (35-22) vs. Winner Game 7, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 9, 2 p.m.

Game 11: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 5 p.m.

BIG EAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Bright House Field, Clearwater, Fla.

Regular-season standings: 1. Louisville 21-6 (46-10); 2. Connecticut 20-6 (43-12); 3. Pittsburgh 18-8 (37-16); 4. (tie) St. John’s 16-11 (36-18) and South Florida 16-11 (25-30); 6. Rutgers 15-12 (28-24); 7. Cincinnati 13-14 (29-27); 8. (tie) West Virginia 10-17 (27-28) and Notre Dame 10-17 (22-32); 10. Villanova 9-18 (29-23); 11. Seton Hall 8-19 (19-30-1); 12. Georgetown 5-22 (24-31).

RPI: 6. Louisville; 24. Connecticut; 52. Pittsburgh; 58. Rutgers; 74. St. John’s; 92. South Florida; 99. West Virginia; 125. Cincinnati; 136. Villanova; 169. Seton Hall; 185. Georgetown; 188. Notre Dame.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 5: (3) Pittsburgh 13, (7) Cincinnati 4 Cincinnati eliminated

Game 6: (5) South Florida 10, (8) West Virginia 5 West Virginia eliminated

Game 7: (6) Rutgers 6, (2) Connecticut 5

Game 8: (4) St. John’s 6, (1) Louisville 5

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (2) Connecticut (44-13) vs. (3) Pittsburgh (38-17), 4 p.m.

Game 10: (5) South Florida (26-31) vs. (1) Louisville (47-11), 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 11: (6) Rutgers (30-24) vs. Winner Game 9, 10 a.m.

Game 12: (4) St. John’s (38-18) vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m.

Game 13 (if necessary): Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 11, 5 p.m.

Game 14 (if necessary): Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12, 6:30 or 8 p.m. (If Game 13 isn’t necessary, Game 14 starts at 6:30 p.m.; if Game 13 is necessary, Game 14 starts at 8 p.m.)

Sunday, May 30

Game 15: Winner Game 11 or 13 vs. Winner Game 12 or 14, 12 p.m.

BIG SOUTH

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at The Winthrop Ballpark, Rock Hill, S.C.

Regular-season standings: 1. y-Coastal Carolina 25-0 (47-7); 2. Liberty 19-8 (39-17); 3. Radford 15-11 (29-24); 4. High Point 15-12 (29-27); 5. (tie) Virginia Military Institute 13-14 (32-20) and Winthrop 13-14 (25-28); 7. (tie) Gardner-Webb 10-17 (25-29) and UNC Asheville 10-17 (17-34); 9. Presbyterian 7-20 (15-39); 10. Charleston Southern 6-20 (17-38).

RPI: 3. Coastal Carolina; 51. Liberty; 81. Radford; 87. Virginia Military Institute; 107. Winthrop; 116. High Point; 175. Gardner-Webb; 191. Charleston Southern; 208. UNC Asheville; 255. Presbyterian.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 6: (5) Winthrop 11, (6) Virginia Military Academy 6 Virginia Military Institute eliminated

Game 7: (1) Coastal Carolina 11, (3) Radford 9 Radford eliminated

Game 8: (4) High Point 2, (2) Liberty 1

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (1) Coastal Carolina (49-7) vs. (4) High Point (31-27), 11 a.m.

Game 10: (5) Winthrop (27-29) vs. (2) Liberty (40-18), 3 p.m.

Game 11: Loser Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 12: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 11, 1 p.m.

Game 13 (if necessary): Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 4:30 p.m.

BIG TEN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Bill Davis Stadium, Columbus, Ohio.

Regular-season standings: 1. Minnesota 15-9 (27-28); 2. Michigan 14-10 (34-20); 3. (tie) Iowa 13-11 (27-26) and Northwestern 13-11 (24-30); 5. (tie) Purdue 12-12 (31-22) and Indiana 12-12 (27-25); 7. (tie) Michigan State 11-13 (34-19) and Ohio State 11-13 (28-23); 9. Illinois 10-14 (26-26); 10. Penn State 9-15 (22-30).

RPI: 65. Michigan; 82. Michigan State; 90. Indiana; 101. Ohio State; 121. Iowa; 132. Minnesota; 144. Illinois; 153. Purdue; 168. Penn State; 182. Northwestern.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 3: (5) Purdue 11, (3) Northwestern 1 Northwestern eliminated

Game 4: (2) Michigan 18, (4) Iowa 4

Game 5: (1) Minnesota 10, (6) Indiana 8

Friday, May 28

Game 6: (5) Purdue (32-23) vs. (6) Indiana (28-26), 12:05 p.m.

Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. (4) Iowa (28-27), 3:35 p.m.

Game 8: (2) Michigan (35-20) vs. (1) Minnesota (28-28), 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 3:35 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 12:05 p.m.

BIG 12

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Regular-season standings: 1. Texas 24-3 (46-8); 2. Oklahoma 15-10 (42-14); 3. Kansas State 14-12 (35-18); 4. Texas A&M 14-12-1 (36-19-1); 5. Texas Tech 13-14 (27-27); 6. Baylor 12-13 (31-21); 7. Kansas 11-15-1 (31-24-1); 8. Missouri 10-16 (27-25); 9. Nebraska 10-17 (27-27); 10. Oklahoma State 8-19 (29-26).

RPI: 4. Texas; 18. Oklahoma; 26. Texas A&M; 38. Kansas State; 39. Baylor; 53. Kansas; 55. Texas Tech; 61. Nebraska; 77. Missouri; 94. Oklahoma State.

Seedings: (Pool 1) (1) Texas; (4) Texas A&M; (5) Texas Tech; (8) Missouri. (Pool 2) (2) Oklahoma; (3) Kansas State; (6) Baylor; (7) Kansas.

TOURNAMENT

Pool 1: (4) Texas A&M (2-0); (5) Texas Tech (1-1); (8) Missouri (1-1); (1) Texas (0-2).

Pool 2: (2) Oklahoma (1-0); (6) Baylor (1-0); (3) Kansas State (0-1); (7) Kansas (0-1).

Thursday, May 27

Game 5: (5) Texas Tech 4, (1) Texas 2

Game 6: (4) Texas A&M 7, (8) Missouri 2

Friday, May 28

Game 7: (3) Kansas State (35-19) vs. (7) Kansas (31-25-1), 4 p.m.

Game 8: (2) Oklahoma (43-14) vs. (6) Baylor (32-21), 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: (5) Texas Tech (28-28) vs. (8) Missouri (28-26), 10 a.m.

Game 10: (1) Texas (46-10) vs. (4) Texas A&M (38-19-1), 1:30 p.m.

Game 11: (2) Oklahoma vs. (3) Kansas State, 5 p.m.

Game 12: (6) Baylor vs. (7) Kansas, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 13: Pool 1 champion vs. Pool 2 champion, 2 p.m.

BIG WEST

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion (Cal State Fullerton).

Regular-season standings: 1. x-Cal State Fullerton 18-3 (37-15); 2. UC Irvine 13-7 (33-19); 3. Pacific 12-8 (31-19); 4. UC Riverside 11-10 (29-21); 5. Cal State Northridge 9-12 (28-24); 6. Cal Poly 9-14 (19-32); 7. (tie) UC Davis 7-13 (24-27), Long Beach State 7-13 (22-29) and UC Santa Barbara 7-13 (21-29). x-regular season champion.

RPI: 11. Cal State Fullerton; 45. UC Irvine; 72. UC Riverside; 89. Long Beach State; 95. Pacific; 119. Cal State Northridge; 141. Cal Poly; 161. UC Davis; 178. UC Santa Barbara.

SCHEDULE

Friday, May 28


Cal State Bakersfield (26-28) at Cal Poly (19-32), 9 p.m.

UC Davis (24-27) at UC Riverside (29-21), 9 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara (21-29) at Pacific (31-19), 9 p.m.

UC Irvine (33-19) at Long Beach State (22-29), 9:30 p.m.

Cal State Northridge (28-24) at Cal State Fullerton (37-15), 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

UC Irvine at Long Beach State, 8:30 p.m.

UC Davis at UC Riverside, 9 p.m.

Cal State Northridge at Cal State Fullerton, 9 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara at Pacific, 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

Cal State Northridge at Cal State Fullerton, 4 p.m.

UC Davis at UC Riverside, 4 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara at Pacific, 4 p.m.

UC Irvine at Long Beach State, 4 p.m.

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at Brooks Field, Wilmington, N.C.

Regular-season standings: 1. James Madison 18-6 (29-21); 2. Georgia State 17-6-1 (34-21-1); 3. Virginia Commonwealth 16-7-1 (31-23-1); 4. UNC Wilmington 13-11 (30-25); 5. (tie) George Mason 11-13 (28-22), Old Dominion 11-13 (24-30) and Towson 11-13 (19-36); 8. (tie) William & Mary 10-14 (27-24) and Hofstra 10-14 (20-28-1); 10. Delaware 9-15 (27-24); 11. Northeastern 5-19 (13-31).

RPI: 73. James Madison; 109. UNC Wilmington; 151. George Mason; 154. Georgia State; 159. Virginia Commonwealth; 173. William & Mary; 192. Delaware; 193. Towson; 216. Old Dominion; 217. Hofstra; 245. Northeastern.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 1: (3) Virginia Commonwealth 7, (2) Georgia State 4

Game 2: (1) James Madison 8, (4) UNC Wilmington 7

Friday, May 28

Game 3: (2) Georgia State (34-22-1) vs. (4) UNC Wilmington (30-26), 12 p.m.

Game 4: (3) Virginia Commonwealth (32-23-1) vs. (1) James Madison (30-21), 3:30 p.m.

Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 1 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 30 minutes after completion of Game 6

CONFERENCE USA

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Cougar Field, Houston, Texas.

Regular-season standings: 1. Rice 17-7 (35-20); 2. Southern Mississippi 14-10 (32-21); 3. (tie) Memphis 12-12 (27-28) and Marshall 12-12 (26-29); 5. (tie) East Carolina 11-13 (31-25), Houston 11-13 (24-30) and UAB 11-13 (28-25); 8. (tie) UCF 10-14 (33-22) and Tulane 10-14 (32-24).

RPI: 28. Rice; 68. Southern Mississippi; 76. East Carolina; 78. UCF; 83. Houston; 88. Tulane; 97. Memphis; 103. Marshall; 112. UAB.

TOURNAMENT

Pod 1: (1) Rice (2-0); (5) Houston (1-1); (4) Marshall (1-1).

Pod 2: (2) Southern Mississippi (1-1); (6) East Carolina (1-1); (3) Memphis (0-2).

Thursday, May 27

Game 4: (6) East Carolina 8, (2) Southern Mississippi 1

Game 5: (4) Marshall 10, (3) Memphis 7

Game 6: (1) Rice 24, (5) Houston 3

Friday, May 28

Game 7: (3) Memphis (0-2, 27-30) vs. (6) East Carolina (1-1, 32-26), 12 p.m.

Game 8: (1) Rice (2-0, 37-20) vs. (4) Marshall (1-1, 27-30), 4 p.m.

Game 9: (2) Southern Mississippi (1-1, 33-22) vs. (5) Houston (1-1, 25-31), 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 10: Pod 1 winner vs. Pod 2 winner, 8 p.m.

HORIZON LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at U.S. Steel Yard, Gary, Ind.

Regular-season standings: 1. Wright State 17-6 (29-23); 2. Milwaukee 17-8 (29-23); 3. UIC 15-9 (22-28); 4. Valparaiso 9-10 (22-30); 5. Butler 11-13 (21-27); 6. Youngstown State 9-17 (21-32); 7. Cleveland State 5-20 (12-43).

RPI: 180. Wright State; 209. Illinois-Chicago; 230. Milwaukee; 266. Valparaiso; 273. Youngstown State; 276. Butler; 289. Cleveland State.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 3: (3) Illinois-Chicago 7, (5) Butler 0 Butler eliminated

Game 4: (2) Milwaukee 3, (4) Valparaiso 1

Game 5: (1) Wright State 10, (6) Youngstown State 8

Friday, May 28

Game 6: (3) Illinois-Chicago (23-29) vs. (6) Youngstown State (22-33), 12 p.m.

Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. (4) Valparaiso (23-31), 4 p.m.

Game 8: (1) Wright State (30-23) vs. (2) Milwaukee (30-23), 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 12 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 12 p.m.

IVY GROUP

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason best-of-3 series (Dartmouth 26-17).

Regular-season standings: (Gehrig Division) 1. Columbia 14-6 (26-21); 2. Penn 10-10 (21-20); 3. Cornell 9-11 (18-20); 4. Princeton 6-14 (12-30). (Rolfe Division) 1. Dartmouth 13-7 (26-17); 2. (tie) Harvard 10-10 (17-25) and Brown 10-10 (13-31); 4. Yale 8-12 (21-22-1).

RPI: 143. Dartmouth; 145. Columbia; 186. Cornell; 224. Pennsylvania; 233. Harvard; 241. Brown; 246. Yale; 257. Princeton.

Postseason series: At Columbia University, New York May 8-10. (Game 1) Columbia 13, Dartmouth 2; (Game 2) Dartmouth 15, Columbia 10; (Game 3) Dartmouth 11, Columbia 5.

METRO ATLANTIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Dutchess Stadium, Fishkill, N.Y.

Regular-season standings: 1. Canisius 19-5 (37-19); 2. Marist 16-8 (33-20); 3. (tie) Manhattan 15-9 (30-18) and Rider 15-9 (33-21); 5. (tie) Siena 13-11 (27-27) and Niagara 13-11 (17-36); 7. Fairfield 8-16 (18-32); 8. Saint Peter’s 6-18 (18-34); 9. Iona 3-21 (9-39).

RPI: 85. Manhattan; 122. Marist; 156. Canisius; 157. Rider; 179. Siena; 244. Niagara; 253. Fairfield; 269. St. Peter’s; 287. Iona.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 3: (4) Manhattan 6, (2) Marist 2 Marist eliminated

Game 4: (3) Rider 10, (1) Canisius 5

Friday, May 28

Game 5: (4) Manhattan (31-19) vs. (1) Canisius (38-20), 3 p.m.

Game 6: (3) Rider (35-21) vs. Winner Game 5, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 1 p.m.

MID-AMERICAN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at VA Memorial Field, Chillicothe, Ohio.

Regular-season standings: (East) 1. (tie) Kent State 18-9 (34-22) and Bowling Green 18-9 (28-21); 3. (tie) Miami, Ohio 13-14 (28-26) and Ohio 13-14 (20-33); 5. Buffalo 9-18 (23-29). (West) 1. Central Michigan 20-7 (33-20); 2. (tie) Toledo 19-8 (33-20) and Ball State 19-8 (28-27); 4. Eastern Michigan 13-14 (25-30); 5. Northern Illinois 12-15 (24-31); 6. Western Michigan 5-22 (12-42).

RPI: 100. Ball State; 120. Central Michigan; 124. Toledo; 126. Bowling Green; 131. Kent State; 142. Miami, Ohio; 196. Eastern Michigan; 203. Northern Illinois; 221. Buffalo; 242. Ohio; 247. Akron; 270. Western Michigan.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 5: (2) Kent State 9, (6) Miami, Ohio 2 Miami, Ohio eliminated

Game 6: (4) Ball State 13, (8) Ohio 10 Ohio eliminated

Game 7: (1) Central Michigan 8, (5) Bowling Green 1

Game 8: (7) Eastern Michigan 7, (3) Toledo 6

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (5) Bowling Green 7, (4) Ball State 4 Ball State eliminated

Game 10: (2) Kent State (35-23) vs. (3) Toledo (34-21), 12:30 p.m.

Game 11: (1) Central Michigan (35-20) vs. (5) Bowling Green (30-22), 4 p.m.

Game 12: (7) Eastern Michigan (27-30) vs. Winner Game 10, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 13 (if necessary): Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11

Game 14 (if necessary): Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12

Game 15: Winner Game 11 or 13 vs. Winner Game 12 or 14, 1 p.m.

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 20-23 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Regular-season standings: 1. Bethune-Cookman 18-0 (34-20); 2. North Carolina A&T 15-3 (30-25); 3. Norfolk State 9-9 (21-28-1); 4. Delaware State 8-10 (13-36); 5. Coppin State 7-11 (14-33); 6. (tie) x-Maryland Eastern Shore 3-15 (8-42) and Florida A&M 3-15 (10-31-1). x-won postseason berth by winning two of three games from FAMU.

RPI: 104. Bethune-Cookman; 236. North Carolina A&T; 285. Norfolk State; 293. Delaware State; 294. Coppin State; 295. Florida A&M; 297. Maryland-Eastern Shore.

TOURNAMENT

Sunday, May 23


(1) Bethune-Cookman 7, (2) North Carolina A&T 4 (Bethune-Cookman wins tournament)

MISSOURI VALLEY

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at Eck Stadium, Wichita, Kan.

Regular-season standings: 1. (tie) Wichita State 15-6 (38-18) and Illinois State 15-6 (27-22); 3. (tie) Indiana State 10-10 (33-17) and Southern Illinois 10-10 (28-27); 5. Evansville 10-11 (30-25); 6. Creighton 9-12 (26-23); 7. Bradley 8-13 (20-30); 8. Missouri State 6-15 (20-32).

RPI: 57. Wichita State; 98. Evansville; 111. Illinois State; 128. Indiana State; 158. Southern Illinois; 181. Creighton; 189. Missouri State; 229. Bradley.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 9: (3) Indiana State 9, (6) Creighton 7 Creighton eliminated

Game 10: (5) Evansville 7, (8) Missouri State 2 Missouri State eliminated

Game 11: (2) Illinois State 9, (3) Indiana State 4 Indiana State eliminated

Game 12: (1) Wichita State 6, (5) Evansville 5 Evansville eliminated

Saturday, May 29

Game 13: (2) Illinois State (30-22) vs. (1) Wichita State (41-18), 2:30 p.m.

MOUNTAIN WEST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at Tony Gwynn Stadium, San Diego, Calif.

Regular-season standings: 1. Texas Christian 19-5 (43-11); 2. New Mexico 14-8 (35-18); 3. San Diego State 13-11 (28-26); 4. Brigham Young 12-12 (25-29); 5. UNLV 11-13 (27-27); 6. Utah 10-13 (22-26); 7. Air Force 3-20 (13-42).

RPI: 19. Texas Christian; 42. New Mexico; 86. San Diego State; 113. Brigham Young; 138. Utah; 152. UNLV; 250. Air Force.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 6: (4) Brigham Young 25, (6) Utah 18 Utah eliminated

Game 7: (2) New Mexico 7, (4) Brigham Young 6 Brigham Young eliminated

Game 8: (1) Texas Christian 5, (5) UNLV 2

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (2) New Mexico (36-19) vs. (5) UNLV (29-28), 6 p.m.

Game 10: (1) Texas Christian (45-11) vs. Winner Game 9, 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 4 p.m.

NORTHEAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, N.J.

Regular-season standings: 1. inel-Bryant 25-7 (34-22); 2. Sacred Heart 20-12 (29-25); 3. Central Connecticut State 18-14 (29-20); 4. Wagner 17-15 (25-29); 5. Monmouth 15-17 (22-25); 6. Mount St. Mary’s 14-18 (20-31); 7. Quinnipiac 13-19 (14-39); 8. (tie) Fairleigh Dickinson 11-21 (16-38) and Long Island 11-21 (14-42). inel: ineligible for NEC Tournament.

RPI: 187. Bryant; 195. Sacred Heart; 212. Central Connecticut State; 239. Monmouth; 240. Wagner; 275. Mount St. Mary’s; 277. Long Island; 280. Quinnipiac; 283. Fairleigh Dickinson.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 1: (1) Sacred Heart 5, (4) Monmouth 4

Game 2: (2) Central Connecticut State 5, (3) Wagner 3

Friday, May 28

Game 3: (4) Monmouth (22-26) vs. (3) Wagner (25-30), 12 p.m.

Game 4: (1) Sacred Heart (30-25) vs. (2) Central Connecticut State (30-20), 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 12 p.m.

Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 12 p.m.

OHIO VALLEY

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Pringles Park, Jackson, Tenn.

Regular-season standings: 1. Tennessee Tech 14-6 (29-23); 2. Jacksonville State 15-8 (29-24); 3. Murray State 12-8-1 (25-26-1); 4. Southeast Missouri State 13-9 (30-23); 5. Eastern Illinois 11-12 (17-33); 6. Eastern Kentucky 9-12 (27-25); 7. Austin Peay 8-13 (28-25); 8. Morehead State 6-12-1 (24-25-1); 9. UT Martin 8-16 (24-31); 10. SIU Edwardsville 0-0 (14-38).

RPI: 96. Jacksonville State; 127. Austin Peay; 163. Southeast Missouri State; 166. Murray State; 167. Eastern Kentucky; 175. Tennessee Tech; 201. Morehead State; 231. Eastern Illinois; 237. UT Martin.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 2: (6) Eastern Kentucky 4, (3) Murray State 3

Game 3: (3) Murray State 13, (4) Southeast Missouri State 9 Southeast Missouri State eliminated

Game 4: (2) Jacksonville State 7, (5) Eastern Illinois 5

Game 5: (1) Tennessee Tech 7, (6) Eastern Kentucky 4

Friday, May 28

Game 6: (3) Murray State (26-27-1) vs. (6) Eastern Kentucky (28-26), 12 p.m.

Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. (5) Eastern Illinois (18-34), 4 p.m.

Game 8: (2) Jacksonville State (30-24) vs. (1) Tennessee Tech (30-23), 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 1 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 1 p.m.

PACIFIC-10

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion (Arizona State has a 2-game lead over UCLA).

Regular-season standings: 1. Arizona State 18-6 (45-7); 2. UCLA 16-8 (41-12); 3. Washington State 14-10 (33-18); 4. Stanford 13-11 (30-21); 5. Oregon 12-12 (37-20); 6. (tie) Arizona 11-13 (32-20), California 11-13 (27-22) and Washington (11-13 (27-26); 9. Oregon State 10-14 (29-21); 10. Southern California 5-19 (26-31).

RPI: 1. Arizona State; 7. UCLA; 21. Arizona; 23. Oregon; 30. Oregon State; 32. Washington State; 41. California; 43. Stanford; 54. Washington; 71. Southern California.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 27


Arizona State 4, Stanford 2

Friday, May 28

Arizona State (46-7) at Stanford (30-22), 8:30 p.m.

Arizona (32-20) at Oregon State (29-21), 8:30 p.m.

Washingon State (33-18) at UCLA (41-12), 9 p.m.

California (27-22) at Oregon (37-20), 10 p.m.

Washington (27-26) at Southern California (26-31), 10:15 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Arizona State at Stanford, 4 p.m.

Arizona at Oregon State, 5 p.m.

Washington State at UCLA, 5 p.m.

California at Oregon, 8 p.m.

Washington at Southern California, 10:15 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Arizona at Oregon State, 3 p.m.

Washington State at UCLA, 4 p.m.

California at Oregon, 4 p.m.

Washington at Southern California, 4 p.m.

PATRIOT LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament (Bucknell 25-33).

Regular-season standings: 1. Army 16-4 (28-17); 2. Lehigh 12-8 (23-27); 3. Holy Cross 10-10 (26-26); 4. Bucknell 8-12 (25-33); 5. Lafayette 7-13 (15-30); 6. Navy 7-13 (29-21).

RPI: 155. Army; 211. Bucknell; 213. Lehigh; 215. Holy Cross; 254. Lafayette; 260. Navy.

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 22


Bucknell 4, Holy Cross 3 (Best-of-3 championship series tied 1-1)

Bucknell 12, Holy Cross 7 (Bucknell wins best-of-3 championship series, 2-1; Bucknell wins Patriot League champion).

SOUTHERN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, Charleston, S.C.

Regular-season standings: 1. The Citadel 24-6 (38-20); 2. College of Charleston 22-8 (41-15); 3. (tie) Elon 19-11 (36-20) and Georgia Southern 19-11 (34-22); 5. Samford 17-12 (30-23); 6. Western Carolina 16-13-1 (34-19-1); 7. Appalachian State 14-14-1 (35-16-1); 8. Furman 11-19 (19-35); 9. Wofford 9-21 (17-38); 10. UNC Greensboro 7-23 (20-33); 11. Davidson 5-25 (19-32).

RPI: 25. College of Charleston; 35. The Citadel; 44. Elon; 56. Georgia Southern; 59. Western Carolina; 60. Appalachian State; 67. Samford; 206. Davidson; 207. Wofford; 222. UNC Greensboro; 234. Furman.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 5: (7) Appalachian State 6, (3) Georgia Southern 2 Georgia Southern eliminated

Game 6: (5) Samford 13, (8) Furman 10 Furman eliminated

Game 7: (6) Western Carolina 7, (2) College of Charleston 6

Game 8: (1) The Citadel 6, (4) Elon 4

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (7) Appalachian State (36-17-1) vs. (2) College of Charleston (41-16), 3 p.m.

Game 10: (5) Samford (31-24) vs. (4) Elon (37-21), 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 11: (6) Western Carolina (36-19-1) vs. Winner Game 9, 9 a.m.

Game 12: (1) The Citadel (40-20) vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m.

Game 13 (if necessary): Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 5 p.m.

Game 14 (if necessary): Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 15: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12, 2 p.m.

SOUTHLAND

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Regular-season standings: 1. Texas State 23-10 (34-20); 2. Northwestern State 22-10 (36-19); 3. Southeastern Louisiana 21-12 (39-17); 4. Stephen F. Austin 20-12 (34-18); 5. UT Arlington 19-14 (27-29); 6. (tie) Lamar 16-17 (31-24) and McNeese State 16-17 (29-25); 8. Nicholls 15-18 (26-27); 9. UTSA 13-20 (22-28); 10. Sam Houston State 11-22 (19-36); 11. (tie) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 10-22-1 (20-33-1) and Central Arkansas 10-22-1 (19-35-1).

RPI: 48. Southeastern Louisiana; 50. Texas State; 62. Northwestern State; 91. Stephen F. Austin; 129. McNeese State; 130. Texas-Arlington; 134. Texas-San Antonio; 139. Lamar; 147. Nicholls State; 199. Sam Houston State; 202. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; 214. Central Arkansas.

TOURNAMENT

Pool 1: (5) UT Arlington (1-0); (8) Nicholls State (1-0); (1) Texas State (0-1); (4) Stephen F. Austin (0-1).

Pool 2: (6) McNeese State (1-0); (7) Lamar (1-0); (2) Northwestern State (0-1); (3) Southeastern Louisiana (0-1).

Thursday, May 27

Game 5: (3) Southeastern Louisiana 10, (2) Northwestern State 4 Northwestern State eliminated

Game 6: (1) Texas State 8, (4) Stephen F. Austin 2 Stephen F. Austin eliminated

Game 7: (7) Lamar 10, (6) McNeese State 7

Game 8: (5) UT Arlington 5, (8) Nicholls State 4

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (6) McNeese State (30-26) vs. (3) Southeastern Louisiana (40-18), 10 a.m.

Game 10: (8) Nicholls State (27-28) vs. (1) Texas State (35-21), 1 p.m.

Game 11: (7) Lamar (33-24) vs. Winner Game 9, 5 p.m.

Game 12: (5) UT Arlington (29-29) vs. Winner Game 10, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 13: Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 11, 10 a.m.

Game 14: Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12, 2 p.m.

Game 15: Winner Game 11 or 13 vs. Winner Game 12 or 14, 7 p.m.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Fairgrounds Field, Shreveport, La.

Regular-season standings: (Eastern Division) 1. Jackson State 19-5 (36-15); 2. Mississippi Valley State 16-8 (23-28); 3. Alcorn State 15-8 (24-26); 4. Alabama State 6-18 (12-25); 5. Alabama A&M 3-20 (17-32). (Western Division) 1. Texas Southern 18-6 (28-24); 2. Southern 17-6 (22-19); 3. Grambling 10-14 (18-30); 4. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 8-16 (18-30); 5. Prairie View 6-17 (12-35).

Seedings: (Bracket 1) (E1) Jackson State; (W2) Southern; (E3) Alcorn State; (W4) Arkansas-Pine Bluff. (Bracket 2) (W1) Texas Southern; (E2) Mississippi Valley State; (W3) Grambling; (E4) Alabama State.

RPI: 235. Southern U.; 252. Texas Southern; 256. Jackson State; 278. Alcorn State; 279. Grambling; 286. Mississippi Valley State; 292. Arkansas-Pine Bluff; 296. Prairie View A&M; 299. Alabama State; 301. Alabama A&M.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 5: (W2) Southern 9, (E1) Jackson State 2 Jackson State eliminated

Game 6: (W1) Texas Southern 9, (E2) Mississippi Valley State 8 Mississippi Valley State eliminated

Game 7: (E3) Alcorn State 7, (W4) Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6

Game 8: (W3) Grambling 17, (4) Alabama State 2

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (W2) Southern 11, (W4) Arkansas-Pine Bluff 2 Arkansas-Pine Bluff eliminated

Game 10: (W1) Texas Southern (29-25) vs. (E4) Alabama State (13-26), 4 p.m.

Game 11: (E3) Alcorn State (26-26) vs. (W2) Southern (24-20), 1 p.m.

Game 12: (W3) Grambling (20-30) vs. Winner Game 10, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 13 (if necessary): Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 1 p.m.

Game 14 (if necessary): Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 15: Bracket 1 winner vs. Bracket 2 winner, 4 p.m.

SUMMIT LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at J.L. Johnson Stadium, Tulsa, Okla.

Regular-season standings: 1. (tie) South Dakota State 19-9 (37-19) and Oral Roberts 19-9 (32-25); 3. Centenary 17-9 (28-24); 4. Oakland 13-14 (22-32); 5. IPFW 13-15 (17-38); 6. (tie) North Dakota State 11-16 (22-30) and Southern Utah 11-16 (18-36); 8. Western Illinois 6-21 (14-39).

RPI: 140. Oral Roberts; 162. South Dakota State; 190. Centenary; 258. Oakland; 262. Southern Utah; 271. IPFW; 274. North Dakota State; 282. Western Illinois.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 1: (1) South Dakota State 6, (4) Oakland 5

Game 2: (2) Oral Roberts 4, (3) Centenary 2

Friday, May 28

Game 3: (4) Oakland, Mich. (22-33) vs. (3) Centenary (28-25), 12 p.m.

Game 4: (1) South Dakota State (38-19) vs. (2) Oral Roberts (33-25), 4 p.m.

Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 2 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 5:30 p.m.

SUN BELT

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Reese Smith Jr. Field, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Regular-season standings: 1. (tie) Florida Atlantic 21-9 (33-20) and Louisiana-Lafayette 21-9 (37-18); 3. Middle Tennessee 18-12 (34-21); 4. (tie) FIU 17-13 (31-22) and South Alabama 17-13 (31-25); 6. (tie) Troy 16-14 (32-23), Arkansas State 16-14 (28-26) and Western Kentucky 16-14 (35-21); 9. Arkansas-Little Rock 12-16 (29-25); 10. Louisiana-Monroe 7-23 (17-38); 11. New Orleans 2-26 (13-39).

RPI: 33. Florida Atlantic; 36. Western Kentucky; 37. Louisiana-Lafayette; 63. Middle Tennessee; 64. FIU; 66. Troy; 70. South Alabama; 105. Arkansas State; 135. Arkansas-Little Rock; 194. Louisiana-Monroe; 228. New Orleans.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27

Game 5: (4) FIU 7, (8) Western Kentucky 3 Western Kentucky eliminated

Game 6: (3) Middle Tennessee State 3, (2) Louisiana-Lafayette 0 Louisiana-Lafayette eliminated

Game 7: (1) Florida Atlantic 10, (5) South Alabama 9

Game 8: (7) Arkansas State 12, (6) Troy 2

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (4) FIU (32-23) vs. (5) South Alabama (32-26), 10 a.m.

Game 10: (3) Middle Tennessee State (35-22) vs. (6) Troy (33-24), 1:30 p.m.

Game 11: (1) Florida Atlantic (35-20) vs. Winner Game 9, 5 p.m.

Game 12: (7) Arkansas State (30-26) vs. Winner Game 10, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12, 3 p.m.

WEST COAST

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion (San Diego).

Regular-season standings: 1. x-San Diego 17-1 (34-18); 2. Portland 11-7 (31-18); 3. San Francisco 10-8 (28-25); 4. Pepperdine 9-9 (21-30); 5. Gonzaga 8-10 (20-33); 6. Saint Mary’s 7-11 (18-30); 7. Santa Clara 6-12 (21-30); 8. Loyola Marymount 4-14 (22-31). x-league champion.

RPI: 22. San Diego; 93. Portland; 102. San Francisco; 160. Pepperdine; 174. Loyola Marymount; 183. Gonzaga; 204. Santa Clara; 220. Saint Mary’s (Calif.).

SCHEDULE

Friday, May 28


San Francisco (28-25) at Pepperdine (21-30), 6 p.m.

Santa Clara (21-30) at Loyola Marymount (22-31), 6 p.m.

Saint Mary’s (18-30) at San Diego (34-18), 6 p.m.

Portland (31-18) at Gonzaga (20-33), 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Portland at Gonzaga, 4 p.m.

San Francisco at Pepperdine, 4 p.m.

Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount, 4 p.m.

Saint Mary’s at San Diego, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Portland at Gonzaga, 4 p.m.

San Francisco at Pepperdine, 4 p.m.

Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount. 4 p.m.

Saint Mary’s at San Diego, 4 p.m.

WESTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Hohokam Stadium, Mesa, Ariz.

Regular-season standings: 1. Fresno State 16-8 (35-23); 2. (tie) New Mexico State 14-9-1 (36-21-1) and Nevada 14-9-1 (34-20-1); 4. Hawaii 12-12 (29-25); 5. Louisiana Tech 11-13 (27-28); 6. San Jose State 9-15 (21-35); 7. Sacramento State 7-17 (18-35-1).

RPI: 75. Fresno State; 84. Hawaii; 106. Nevada; 115. New Mexico State; 149. Louisiana Tech; 218. Sacramento State; 219. San Jose State.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 3: (3) Nevada 3, (5) Louisiana Tech 1 Louisiana Tech eliminated

Game 4: (4) Hawaii 13, (2) New Mexico State 7

Game 5: (1) Fresno State 12, (6) San Jose State 10

Friday, May 28

Game 6: (3) Nevada (35-21-1) vs. (2) New Mexico State (37-21-1), 2 p.m.

Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. (6) San Jose State (23-35), 7 p.m.

Game 8: (4) Hawaii (31-25) vs. (1) Fresno State (36-23), 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 7 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 3 p.m.

INDEPENDENTS

NCAA berth: None guaranteed.

Regular-season records: Longwood (28-20), Dallas Baptist (28-27), Le Moyne (28-27), Savannah State (24-26), Cal State Bakersfield (26-28), Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (14-38), Seattle (11-39), North Carolina Central (3-44).

RPI: (No automatic berth). 117. Cal State Bakersfield; 118. Le Moyne; 133. Dallas Baptist; 165. Longwood; 251. Seattle; 267. SIU Edwardsville; 291. Savannah State; 300. North Carolina Central.

SCHEDULE

Friday, May 28


Cal State Bakersfield (26-28) at Cal Poly (19-32), 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

GREAT WEST

NCAA berth: None. League is conducting postseason tournament that will be played at Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.

Regular-season standings: 1. Utah Valley 26-2 (38-17); 2. Northern Colorado 22-6 (32-22); 3. (tie) Houston Baptist 15-13 (26-30), New York Institute of Technology 15-13 (24-28); 5. North Dakota 13-15 (17-32); 6. (tie) New Jersey Institute of Technology 9-18 (13-41) and Texas Pan American 9-18 (20-32); 8. Chicago State 2-26 (4-49).

RPI: (No automatic berth) 172. Utah Valley; 200. Northern Colorado; 248. Houston Baptist; 259. New York Institute of Technology; 268. North Dakota; 272. Texas-Pan American; 288. New Jersey Institute of Technology; 298. Chicago State.

Seedings: (Pool 1) (1) Utah Valley; (4) Houston Baptist; (5) North Dakota; (8) Chicago State. (Pool 2) (2) Northern Colorado; (3) New York Institute of Technology; (6) Texas-Pan American; (7) New Jersey Institute of Technology.

TOURNAMENT

Pool 1: (1) Utah Valley (2-0); (4) Houston Baptist (2-0); (5) North Dakota (0-2); (8) Chicago State (0-2).

Pool 2: (2) Northern Colorado (2-0); (6) Texas-Pan American (1-1); (3) New York Tech (1-1); (7) New Jersey Tech (0-2).

Thursday, May 27

Game 5: (4) Houston Baptist 11, (8) Chicago State 6

Game 6: (1) Utah Valley 11, (5) North Dakota 7

Game 7: (3) New York Tech 14, (7) New Jersey Tech 4

Game 8: (2) Northern Colorado 10, (6) UT Pan American 0

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (5) North Dakota (17-34) vs. (8) Chicago State (4-51), 10 a.m.

Game 10: (1) Utah Valley (40-17) vs. (4) Houston Baptist (28-30), 1:30 p.m.

Game 11: (2) Northern Colorado (34-22) vs. (3) New York Tech (24-30), 5 p.m.

Game 12: (6) Texas-Pan American (21-33) vs. (7) New Jersey Tech (13-43), 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 13: Pool 1 champion vs. Pool 2 champion, 6 p.m.

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNDAY / May 30

Announcement of 16 regional hosts

MONDAY / May 31

Baseball Selection Show, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 4-7

NCAA Regionals (16 sites)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 11-14

NCAA Super Regionals (8 sites)

SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY / June 19-30

College World Series, Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb.

RANKINGS

May 25, 2010

GATOR COUNTRY.com TOP 30 / THIS WEEK


The Gator Country.com Top 30 ranking is determined by combining four polls of USA Today / ESPN Coaches, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association:

(Rank) School (Record) Result/Next

1. Texas (46-10) lost to Texas Tech, 4-1, in Big 12 Tournament Thursday. Next: Saturday vs. Texas A&M in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla.

2. Virginia (46-11) lost to Florida State, 11-4, in ACC Tournament Thursday. Next: Saturday vs. Miami (Fla.) in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

3. Arizona State (46-7) beat Stanford, 4-2, Thursday. Next: Friday at Stanford.

4. Florida (41-14) beat Arkansas, 5-4, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Vanderbilt in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala.

5. Coastal Carolina (49-7) beat Radford, 11-9, in Big South Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. High Point in Big South Tournament at Rock Hill, S.C.

6. UCLA (41-11) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Washington State.

7. Texas Christian (45-11) beat UNLV, 5-2, in Mountain West Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. New Mexico-UNLV winner in Mountain West Tournament at San Diego, Calif.

8. Georgia Tech (44-12) lost to Virginia Tech, 6-2, in ACC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. North Carolina State in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

9. Cal State Fullerton did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Cal State Northridge.

10. South Carolina (43-15) lost to Auburn, 3-1, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: NCAA Tournament (eliminated from SEC Tournament).

11. Louisville (47-11) lost to St. John’s, 6-5, in Big East Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. South Florida in Big East Tournament at Clearwater, Fla.

12. Oklahoma (43-14) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Baylor in Big 12 Tournament.

13. Miami, Fla. (40-16) lost to Boston College, 12-10, in ACC Tournament Thursday. Next: Saturday vs. Virginia in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

14. Florida State (40-17) beat Virginia, 11-4, in ACC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Boston College in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

15. Auburn (40-18) beat South Carolina, 3-1, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Mississippi in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala.

16. Arkansas (40-18) lost to Florida, 5-4, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: NCAA Tournament (eliminated from SEC Tournament).

17. Clemson (37-20) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Virginia Tech in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

18. Connecticut (44-13) lost to Rutgers, 6-5, in Big East Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Pittsburgh in Big East Tournament at Clearwater, Fla.

19. Vanderbilt (41-16) lost to Louisiana State, 7-5, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Florida in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala.

20. San Diego (34-18) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Saint Mary’s (Calif.)

21. Rice (37-20) beat Houston, 24-3, in Conference USA Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Marshall in Conference USA Tournament at Houston, Texas.

22. UC Irvine (34-19) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday at Long Beach State.

23. Oregon (37-20) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. California.

24. Virginia Tech (37-19) beat Georgia Tech, 6-2, in ACC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Clemson in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

25. Mississippi (37-21) lost to Alabama, 6-3, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Auburn in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala.

26. Washington State (33-18) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday at UCLA.

27. Stanford (30-22) lost to Arizona State, 4-2, Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Arizona State.

28. North Carolina (36-20) did not play Thursday. Next: NCAA Tournament (did not qualify for ACC Tournament).

29. Kansas State (35-19) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Kansas in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla.

30. Texas A&M (38-19-1) beat Missouri, 7-2, in Big 12 Tournament Thursday. Next: Saturday vs. Texas in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla.

USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Arizona State (45-7); 3. Virginia (45-10); 4. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 5. Florida (40-13); 6. Georgia Tech (44-11); 7. UCLA (41-11); 8. Texas Christian (43-11); 9. South Carolina (43-13); 10. Louisville (46-10); 11. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 12. Arkansas (40-16); 13. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 14. Florida State (39-16); 15. Oklahoma (42-14); 16. Auburn (39-17); 17. Vanderbilt (40-15); 18. Clemson (37-19); 19. Connecticut (43-12); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. Oregon (37-19); 22. Mississippi (36-20); 23. San Diego (33-18); 24. UC Irvine (34-18); 25. (tie) Virginia Tech (36-19) and Kansas State (35-18).

BASEBALL AMERICA

May 24, 2010

1. Virginia (45-10); 2. Texas (46-8); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Texas Christian (43-11); 7. UCLA (41-11); 8. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 9. Louisville (46-10); 10. South Carolina (43-13); 11. Georgia Tech (44-11); 12. Oklahoma (42-14); 13. Auburn (39-17); 14. Florida State (39-16); 15. Arkansas (40-16); 16. San Diego (33-18); 17. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 18. Virginia Tech (36-19); 19. Connecticut (43-12); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. Oregon (37-19); 22. Washington State (31-18); 23. UC Irvine (34-18); 24. Vanderbilt (40-15); 25. Clemson (37-19).

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Virginia (45-10); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 7. South Carolina (43-13); 8. UCLA (41-11); 9. Georgia Tech (44-11); 10. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 11. Texas Christian (43-11); 12. Louisville (46-10); 13. Oklahoma (42-14); 14. Auburn (39-17); 15. San Diego (33-18); 16. Clemson (37-19); 17. Florida State (39-16); 18. Arkansas (40-16); 19. Vanderbilt (40-15); 20. Washington State (31-18); 21. Mississippi (36-20); 22. Connecticut (43-12); 23. Rice (35-20); 24. UC Irvine (34-18); 25. Stanford (30-21); 26. Texas A&M (36-19-1); 27. Fresno State (35-23); 28. Florida Gulf Coast (37-18); 29. Oregon (37-19); 30. Southern Mississippi (32-21).

NATIONAL COLLEGE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Virginia (45-10); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Texas Christian (43-11); 7. Georgia Tech (44-11); 8. UCLA (41-11); 9. Louisville (46-10); 10. South Carolina (43-13); 11. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 12. Oklahoma (42-14); 13. Florida State (39-16); 14. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 15. Arkansas (40-16); 16. Auburn (39-17); 17. Clemson (37-19); 18. Connecticut (43-12); 19. Vanderbilt (40-15); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. UC Irvine (34-18); 22. Virginia Tech (36-19); 23. Oregon (37-19); 24. North Carolina (36-20); 25. Mississippi (36-20); 26. San Diego (33-18); 27. Stanford (30-21); 28. Arizona (32-20); 29. College of Charleston (41-15); 30. Louisiana State (36-20).

NCAA MEN’S BASEBALL RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX

May 25, 2010

1. Arizona State (Pac-10); 2. Virginia (ACC); 3. Coastal Carolina (Big South); 4. Texas (Big 12); 5. Florida (SEC); 6. Louisville (Big East); 7. UCLA (Pac-10); 8. Miami, Fla. (ACC); 9. Arkansas (SEC); 10. Georgia Tech (ACC); 11. Cal State Fullerton (Big West); 12. Vanderbilt (SEC); 13. South Carolina (SEC); 14. Auburn (SEC); 15. Alabama (SEC); 16. Clemson (ACC);

17. Florida State (ACC); 18. Oklahoma (Big 12); 19. Texas Christian (Mountain West); 20. North Carolina (ACC); 21. Arizona (Pac-10); 22. San Diego (West Coast); 23. Oregon (Pac-10); 24. Connecticut (Big East); 25. College of Charleston (Southern); 26. Texas A&M (Big 12); 27. Mississippi (SEC); 28. Rice (C-USA); 29. Kentucky (SEC); 30. Oregon State (Pac-10); 31. Louisiana State (SEC); 32. Washington State (Pac-10);

33. Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt); 34. Virginia Tech (ACC); 35. The Citadel (Southern); 36. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt); 37. Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt); 38. Kansas State (Big 12); 39. Baylor (Big 12); 40. Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun); 41. California (Pac-10); 42. New Mexico (Mountain West); 43. Stanford (Pac-10); 44. Elon (Southern); 45. UC Irvine (Big West); 46. Boston College (ACC); 47. Tennessee (SEC); 48. Southeastern Louisiana (Southland);

49. North Carolina State (ACC); 50. Texas State (Southland); 51. Liberty; 52. Pittsburgh; 53. Kansas; 54. Washington; 55. Texas Tech (Big 12); 56. Georgia Southern (Southern); 57. Wichita State (Missouri Valley); 58. Rutgers (Big East); 59. Western Carolina (Southern); 60. Appalachian State (Southern); 61. Nebraska (Big 12); 62. Northwestern State (Southland); 63. Sun Belt; 64. FIU (Sun Belt).

Note: Conference school RPI ranking is listed under NCAA Division I Conferences.

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HOOVER, Ala. – Just as right-field play almost eliminated the top-seeded Florida Gators baseball team from the SEC Tournament, it later secured their 5-4 elimination-game victory over Arkansas Thursday at Regions Park.

Right fielder Jonathan Pigott made a diving catch in the right-center gap and turned into a double play, allowing the fourth-ranked Gators, who were stunned in their opening game by Louisiana State 10-6, to live for another day.

“Off the bat, I thought it was a double in the gap,” said Florida freshman Austin Maddox, who was moved to third base late after starting the game at first. “All of a sudden, he comes in with a big play.”

The catch came with runners on first and third after Florida closer Kevin Chapman allowed a single to Matt Reynolds and hit Tim Carver with a pitch. On a 1-1 count, James McCann of Arkansas rocketed Chapman’s delivery toward right center, where if it were to get past the Florida outfielders, might have tied the game and put McCann in scoring position with just one out.

“I thought it was in the gap,” McCann said. “Carver, with good speed on first, was on the run. We gave ourselves a chance to win there.”

At the ping of the bat, Pigott, who pinch-hit for third baseman Cody Dent in the seventh and went to right to replace Preston Tucker so he could move to first, took off. He dove and the made the catch and then popped up and threw the ball in to second baseman Josh Adams. Brett Eibner, who pinch-ran for Reynolds, tagged up and scored from third base.

But Carver, who was trying to score, couldn’t get back to first to beat Adams’ relay to Tucker, who caught the ball and pumped his first as the Gators survived. More fist pumps and chest bumps ensued as the Florida dugout emptied onto the field to shake hands and celebrate the victory. Usually, the post-game celebrations are between the pitcher’s mound and second base. This one, however, took place in short center where Pigott and senior center fielder Matt den Dekker were already celebrating.

“That was a heck of a play,” Florida head coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “Honestly, when the ball was off the bat, I didn’t think he was going to get to it. I thought it was going to be a gapper and the game would be tied at that point.”

O’Sullivan realigned his defense in the top of the eighth inning, putting Pigott in right field and moving Preston Tucker from right to first base. Ironically, it was Pigott’s play that saved the day for Tucker, who made two mistakes earlier in the game that almost cost the Gators.

The first mistake hurt the worst. In the top of the fifth inning, Florida was ahead 4-1 and had two outs but Arkansas had two runners on base against starting pitcher Alex Panteliodis. Arkansas center fielder Collin Kuhn hit a high fly ball to right field. Tucker barely had to move to catch the ball, but it went directly into the sun. The ball dropped a few feet from Tucker, and two runs were able to score on Kuhn’s triple, cutting Florida’s lead to 4-3.

Tucker later dropped a fly ball hit over his head, allowing leadoff batter Tom Hauskey to reach second base in the seventh.

“I know Tuck had a tough day in the field, but he’s a good outfielder,” O’Sullivan said. “He made a mistake. You have to check the sun every inning and have glasses ready to go. That was a mistake he won’t make again. We’ve got a lot of confidence in him playing the outfield.”

Derrick Bleeker ran for Hauskey, but he wouldn’t score because the Florida defense regained its poise. With two outs, Bleeker on third and Matt Vinson on first after a walk, reliever Jeff Barfield came out of the Florida bullpen to replace Panteliodis.

Kuhn hit a sharp line drive between shortstop and third base that seemed destined for left field. Florida shortstop Nolan Fontana broke towards the hole, sliding to his knees and fielding a short hop at the same time. The freshman bounced to his feet and threw to Adams at second base for the final out of the inning, holding Florida’s 4-3 lead.

“It was a big play,” Fontana said. “I was just staying ready, staying alert.”

Panteliodis moved to 9-2 on the season after lasting 6.2 innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out five. If Tucker caught the routine fly ball that he lost in the sun, Panteliodis’ would have allowed only three hits and one run.

“That type of stuff happens all the time,” Panteliodis said. “I wasn’t happy with it, but we got out of the inning.”

Barfield remained in the game to throw a scoreless eighth inning, getting three groundouts on only seven pitches.

After the Gators scratched across one run in the bottom of the eighth inning on a squeeze bunt by Josh Adams with the bases loaded, Florida went to Chapman to close it down. With an estimated 30 radar guns tracking his every pitch, the left-hander struggled with the command of his pitches.

“Today he wasn’t really sharp,” O’Sullivan said. “That was the worst he’s thrown in an awful long time as far as his command is concerned. I’ve got 100 percent confidence in him every time he comes in the game.”

The Gators struck first in the bottom of the first off starter Mike Bolsinger (6-4). Fontana led off with a walk, moved to third on a pair of groundouts and scored as Maddox singled to right. In the third, Fontana singled with one out, moved to second when den Dekker walked and scored on another Maddox single. Designated hitter Brian Johnson then drove in den Dekker for a 3-0 lead.

Bolsinger was replaced by left-hander Drew Smyly to start the fourth inning. The sophomore has been the Razorbacks’ ace all season, but a blister on his finger caused the Arkansas training staff to treat it with caution since the Razorbacks likely have locked up a home NCAA Regional next weekend. Smyly threw the final five innings, allowing only two runs (one earned) and striking out six Florida hitters.

“(The blister) was fine the whole time,” Smyly said. “I told coach (Dave van Horn) I wanted to get some work in the tournament. We didn’t want the blister to rip open. We had some medical glue that we put on it.”

With the win, O’Sullivan improved to 4-8 against the Razorbacks in his three seasons. Arkansas is the only school in the SEC with a winning record against the coach.

On Friday evening, Florida (41-14) plays fifth-seeded Vanderilt, which dropped a 7-5 decision to eighth-seeded Louisiana State. The first game Friday at 4 matches Auburn and Mississippi. Freshman right-hander Hudson Randall (6-3, 2.99 ERA) will start for Florida.

2010 SEC TOURNAMENT / Hoover, Ala. / Regions Park

WEDNESDAY / May 26 /

Game 1: (7) Alabama 7, (2) Auburn 1

Game 2: (6) Mississippi 3, (3) South Carolina 0

Game 3: (8) Louisiana State 10, (1) Florida 6

Game 4: (5) Vanderbilt 2, (4) Arkansas 0

THURSDAY / May 27

Game 5: (2) Auburn 3, (3) South Carolina 1 (12) South Carolina eliminated

Game 6: (1) Florida 5, (4) Arkansas 3 Arkansas eliminated

Game 7: (7) Alabama 6, (6) Mississippi 3

Game 8: (8) Louisiana State 7, (5) Vanderbilt 5

FRIDAY / May 28

Game 9: (2) Auburn (40-18) vs. (6) Mississippi (37-21), 4 p.m.

Game 10: (1) Florida (41-14) vs. (5) Vanderbilt (41-16), 7 p.m.

SATURDAY / May 29

Game 11: (8) Louisiana State (38-20) vs. Winner Game 9, 10:30 a.m.

Game 12: (7) Alabama (36-21) vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m.

Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 6 p.m. (if necessary)

Game 14: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 9 p.m. (If necessary)

SUNDAY, May 30

Game 15: Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14, 2 p.m. (ESPN2)

NCAA DIVISION I CONFERENCES

AMERICA EAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Binghamton University, Varsity Field, Vestel, N.Y.

Regular-season standings: 1. Binghamton 21-3 (30-18); 2. Maine 17-7 (34-20); 3. Stony Brook 15-9 (26-25); 4. Albany 10-14 (11-38); 5. Hartford 5-19 (11-37); 6. UMBC 4-20 (9-39).

RPI: 175. Binghamton; 198. Maine; 227. Stony Brook; 282. Albany (N.Y.); 284. Hartford; 290. Maryland-Baltimore County.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 3: (1) Binghamton 6, (2) Maine 0 Maine eliminated

Game 4: (3) Stony Brook 8, (4) Albany, N.Y. 4

Friday, May 28

Game 5: (1) Binghamton (31-19) vs. (4) Albany, N.Y. (12-39), 11 a.m.

Game 6: (3) Stony Brook (28-25) vs. Winner Game 5, 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 12 p.m.

ATLANTIC COAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at NewBridge Bank Park, Greensboro, N.C.

Regular-season standings: (Atlantic Division) 1. Florida State 18-12 (39-16); 2. Clemson 18-12 (37-19); 3. North Carolina State 15-15 (36-20); 4. Boston College 14-16 (29-26); 5. Wake Forest 8-22 (18-37); 6. Maryland 5-25 (17-39). (Coastal Division) 1. Virginia 23-7 (45-10); 2. Georgia Tech 21-9 (44-11); 3. Miami 20-10 (39-15); 4. Virginia Tech 16-14 (36-19); 5. North Carolina 14-16 (36-20); 6. Duke 8-22 (29-27).

RPI: 2. Virginia; 8. Miami, Fla.; 10. Georgia Tech; 16. Clemson; 17. Florida State; 20. North Carolina; 34. Virginia Tech; 46. Boston College; 49. North Carolina State; 79. Duke; 123. Wake Forest; 164. Maryland.

TOURNAMENT

Wednesday, May 26

Division A: (1) Virginia (1-1); (4) Miami, Fla. (1-1); (5) Florida State (1-1); (8) Boston College (1-1).

Division B: (7) North Carolina State (1-0); (6) Virginia Tech (1-0); (2) Clemson (0-1); (3) Georgia Tech (0-1).

Thursday, May 27

Game 4: Boston College 12, (4) Miami, Fla. 10

Game 5: (5) Florida State 11, (1) Virginia 4

Game 6: (6) Virginia Tech 6, (3) Georgia Tech 2

Friday, May 28

Game 7: (5) Florida State (1-1, 41-16) vs. (8) Boston College (1-1, 30-27), 12 p.m.

Game 8: (2) Clemson (0-1, 37-20) vs. (6) Virginia Tech (1-0, 37-19), 4 p.m.

Game 9: (3) Georgia Tech (0-1, 44-12) vs. (7) North Carolina State (1-0, 37-20), 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 10: (1) Virginia (1-1, 46-11) vs. (4) Miami, Fla. (1-1, 40-16), 12 p.m.

Game 11: (2) Clemson vs. (3) Georgia Tech, 4 p.m.

Game 12: (6) Virginia Tech vs. (7) North Carolina State, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 13: Championship: Division A pool winner vs. Division B pool winner, 1 p.m.

ATLANTIC 10

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Campbell’s Field, Camden, N.J.

Regular-season standings: 1. Charlotte 20-7 (37-15); 2. Xavier, Ohio 18-9 (25-30); 3. Rhode Island 17-10 (29-24); 4. (tie) Fordham 15-12 (21-33) and Saint Louis 15-12 (29-27); 6. (tie) George Washington 14-13 (26-28), La Salle 14-13 (21-30); 8. (tie) Massachusetts 13-14 (19-27) and Saint Joseph’s 13-14 (18-29); 10. Dayton 12-15 (23-32); 11. (tie) Duquesne 10-17 (16-40), Richmond 10-17 (24-28) and Temple 10-17 (14-37).

RPI: 80. Charlotte; 170. Rhode Island; 184. Xavier; 205. Richmond; 210. Massachusetts; 226. Saint Louis; 232. Fordham; 238. George Washington; 243. Dayton; 249. Saint Joseph’s; 261. La Salle; 263. St. Bonaventure; 264. Duquesne; 265. Temple.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 4: (5) Saint Louis 3, (1) Charlotte 2

Game 5: (2) Xavier 4, (3) Rhode Island 2

Friday, May 28

Game 6: (6) La Salle (22-31) vs. (3) Rhode Island (30-25), 11 a.m.

Game 7: (5) Saint Louis (31-27) vs. (2) Xavier (26-30), 1 p.m.

Game 8: Winner Game 6 vs. (1) Charlotte (37-16), 4:30 p.m.

Game 9: Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 7, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 12 p.m.

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 11, 3:30 p.m.

ATLANTIC SUN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Dugan Field/Marsh Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

Regular-season standings: 1. Florida Gulf Coast 25-5 (37-18); 2. Mercer 16-11 (33-22); 3. East Tennessee State 15-12 (30-26); 4. North Florida 14-12 (29-26); 5. Jacksonville 14-12 (25-27); 6. Stetson 14-13 (27-29); 7. Belmont 13-13 (27-27); 8. Kennesaw State 12-15 (24-32); 9. Lipscomb 9-17 (19-36); 10. (tie) USC Upstate 8-19 (19-37) and Campbell 8-19 (28-27).

RPI: 40. Florida Gulf Coast; 108. North Florida; 114. Jacksonville; 137. East Tennessee State; 146. Mercer; 148. Kennesaw State; 150. Stetson; 171. Belmont; 197. Lipscomb; 223. Campbell; 225. South Carolina Upstate.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 4: (5) Jacksonville 3, (6) Stetson 2 Stetson eliminated

Game 5: (4) North Florida 13, (1) Florida Gulf Coast 2

Game 6: (2) Mercer 10, (3) East Tennessee State 7

Friday, May 28

Game 7: (1) Florida Gulf Coast (38-19) vs. (3) East Tennessee State (31-29), 12 p.m.

Game 8: (5) Jacksonville (26-28) vs. (4) North Florida (30-27), 4 p.m.

Game 9: (2) Mercer (35-22) vs. Winner Game 7, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Loser Game 9, 2 p.m.

Game 11: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 5 p.m.

BIG EAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Bright House Field, Clearwater, Fla.

Regular-season standings: 1. Louisville 21-6 (46-10); 2. Connecticut 20-6 (43-12); 3. Pittsburgh 18-8 (37-16); 4. (tie) St. John’s 16-11 (36-18) and South Florida 16-11 (25-30); 6. Rutgers 15-12 (28-24); 7. Cincinnati 13-14 (29-27); 8. (tie) West Virginia 10-17 (27-28) and Notre Dame 10-17 (22-32); 10. Villanova 9-18 (29-23); 11. Seton Hall 8-19 (19-30-1); 12. Georgetown 5-22 (24-31).

RPI: 6. Louisville; 24. Connecticut; 52. Pittsburgh; 58. Rutgers; 74. St. John’s; 92. South Florida; 99. West Virginia; 125. Cincinnati; 136. Villanova; 169. Seton Hall; 185. Georgetown; 188. Notre Dame.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 5: (3) Pittsburgh 13, (7) Cincinnati 4 Cincinnati eliminated

Game 6: (5) South Florida 10, (8) West Virginia 5 West Virginia eliminated

Game 7: (6) Rutgers 6, (2) Connecticut 5

Game 8: (4) St. John’s 6, (1) Louisville 5

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (2) Connecticut (44-13) vs. (3) Pittsburgh (38-17), 4 p.m.

Game 10: (5) South Florida (26-31) vs. (1) Louisville (47-11), 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 11: (6) Rutgers (30-24) vs. Winner Game 9, 10 a.m.

Game 12: (4) St. John’s (38-18) vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m.

Game 13 (if necessary): Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 11, 5 p.m.

Game 14 (if necessary): Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12, 6:30 or 8 p.m. (If Game 13 isn’t necessary, Game 14 starts at 6:30 p.m.; if Game 13 is necessary, Game 14 starts at 8 p.m.)

Sunday, May 30

Game 15: Winner Game 11 or 13 vs. Winner Game 12 or 14, 12 p.m.

BIG SOUTH

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at The Winthrop Ballpark, Rock Hill, S.C.

Regular-season standings: 1. y-Coastal Carolina 25-0 (47-7); 2. Liberty 19-8 (39-17); 3. Radford 15-11 (29-24); 4. High Point 15-12 (29-27); 5. (tie) Virginia Military Institute 13-14 (32-20) and Winthrop 13-14 (25-28); 7. (tie) Gardner-Webb 10-17 (25-29) and UNC Asheville 10-17 (17-34); 9. Presbyterian 7-20 (15-39); 10. Charleston Southern 6-20 (17-38).

RPI: 3. Coastal Carolina; 51. Liberty; 81. Radford; 87. Virginia Military Institute; 107. Winthrop; 116. High Point; 175. Gardner-Webb; 191. Charleston Southern; 208. UNC Asheville; 255. Presbyterian.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 6: (5) Winthrop 11, (6) Virginia Military Academy 6 Virginia Military Institute eliminated

Game 7: (1) Coastal Carolina 11, (3) Radford 9 Radford eliminated

Game 8: (4) High Point 2, (2) Liberty 1

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (1) Coastal Carolina (49-7) vs. (4) High Point (31-27), 11 a.m.

Game 10: (5) Winthrop (27-29) vs. (2) Liberty (40-18), 3 p.m.

Game 11: Loser Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 12: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 11, 1 p.m.

Game 13 (if necessary): Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 4:30 p.m.

BIG TEN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Bill Davis Stadium, Columbus, Ohio.

Regular-season standings: 1. Minnesota 15-9 (27-28); 2. Michigan 14-10 (34-20); 3. (tie) Iowa 13-11 (27-26) and Northwestern 13-11 (24-30); 5. (tie) Purdue 12-12 (31-22) and Indiana 12-12 (27-25); 7. (tie) Michigan State 11-13 (34-19) and Ohio State 11-13 (28-23); 9. Illinois 10-14 (26-26); 10. Penn State 9-15 (22-30).

RPI: 65. Michigan; 82. Michigan State; 90. Indiana; 101. Ohio State; 121. Iowa; 132. Minnesota; 144. Illinois; 153. Purdue; 168. Penn State; 182. Northwestern.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 3: (5) Purdue 11, (3) Northwestern 1 Northwestern eliminated

Game 4: (2) Michigan 18, (4) Iowa 4

Game 5: (1) Minnesota 10, (6) Indiana 8

Friday, May 28

Game 6: (5) Purdue (32-23) vs. (6) Indiana (28-26), 12:05 p.m.

Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. (4) Iowa (28-27), 3:35 p.m.

Game 8: (2) Michigan (35-20) vs. (1) Minnesota (28-28), 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 3:35 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 12:05 p.m.

BIG 12

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Regular-season standings: 1. Texas 24-3 (46-8); 2. Oklahoma 15-10 (42-14); 3. Kansas State 14-12 (35-18); 4. Texas A&M 14-12-1 (36-19-1); 5. Texas Tech 13-14 (27-27); 6. Baylor 12-13 (31-21); 7. Kansas 11-15-1 (31-24-1); 8. Missouri 10-16 (27-25); 9. Nebraska 10-17 (27-27); 10. Oklahoma State 8-19 (29-26).

RPI: 4. Texas; 18. Oklahoma; 26. Texas A&M; 38. Kansas State; 39. Baylor; 53. Kansas; 55. Texas Tech; 61. Nebraska; 77. Missouri; 94. Oklahoma State.

Seedings: (Pool 1) (1) Texas; (4) Texas A&M; (5) Texas Tech; (8) Missouri. (Pool 2) (2) Oklahoma; (3) Kansas State; (6) Baylor; (7) Kansas.

TOURNAMENT

Pool 1: (4) Texas A&M (2-0); (5) Texas Tech (1-1); (8) Missouri (1-1); (1) Texas (0-2).

Pool 2: (2) Oklahoma (1-0); (6) Baylor (1-0); (3) Kansas State (0-1); (7) Kansas (0-1).

Thursday, May 27

Game 5: (5) Texas Tech 4, (1) Texas 2

Game 6: (4) Texas A&M 7, (8) Missouri 2

Friday, May 28

Game 7: (3) Kansas State (35-19) vs. (7) Kansas (31-25-1), 4 p.m.

Game 8: (2) Oklahoma (43-14) vs. (6) Baylor (32-21), 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: (5) Texas Tech (28-28) vs. (8) Missouri (28-26), 10 a.m.

Game 10: (1) Texas (46-10) vs. (4) Texas A&M (38-19-1), 1:30 p.m.

Game 11: (2) Oklahoma vs. (3) Kansas State, 5 p.m.

Game 12: (6) Baylor vs. (7) Kansas, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 13: Pool 1 champion vs. Pool 2 champion, 2 p.m.

BIG WEST

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion (Cal State Fullerton).

Regular-season standings: 1. x-Cal State Fullerton 18-3 (37-15); 2. UC Irvine 13-7 (33-19); 3. Pacific 12-8 (31-19); 4. UC Riverside 11-10 (29-21); 5. Cal State Northridge 9-12 (28-24); 6. Cal Poly 9-14 (19-32); 7. (tie) UC Davis 7-13 (24-27), Long Beach State 7-13 (22-29) and UC Santa Barbara 7-13 (21-29). x-regular season champion.

RPI: 11. Cal State Fullerton; 45. UC Irvine; 72. UC Riverside; 89. Long Beach State; 95. Pacific; 119. Cal State Northridge; 141. Cal Poly; 161. UC Davis; 178. UC Santa Barbara.

SCHEDULE

Friday, May 28


Cal State Bakersfield (26-28) at Cal Poly (19-32), 9 p.m.

UC Davis (24-27) at UC Riverside (29-21), 9 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara (21-29) at Pacific (31-19), 9 p.m.

UC Irvine (33-19) at Long Beach State (22-29), 9:30 p.m.

Cal State Northridge (28-24) at Cal State Fullerton (37-15), 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

UC Irvine at Long Beach State, 8:30 p.m.

UC Davis at UC Riverside, 9 p.m.

Cal State Northridge at Cal State Fullerton, 9 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara at Pacific, 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

Cal State Northridge at Cal State Fullerton, 4 p.m.

UC Davis at UC Riverside, 4 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara at Pacific, 4 p.m.

UC Irvine at Long Beach State, 4 p.m.

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at Brooks Field, Wilmington, N.C.

Regular-season standings: 1. James Madison 18-6 (29-21); 2. Georgia State 17-6-1 (34-21-1); 3. Virginia Commonwealth 16-7-1 (31-23-1); 4. UNC Wilmington 13-11 (30-25); 5. (tie) George Mason 11-13 (28-22), Old Dominion 11-13 (24-30) and Towson 11-13 (19-36); 8. (tie) William & Mary 10-14 (27-24) and Hofstra 10-14 (20-28-1); 10. Delaware 9-15 (27-24); 11. Northeastern 5-19 (13-31).

RPI: 73. James Madison; 109. UNC Wilmington; 151. George Mason; 154. Georgia State; 159. Virginia Commonwealth; 173. William & Mary; 192. Delaware; 193. Towson; 216. Old Dominion; 217. Hofstra; 245. Northeastern.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 1: (3) Virginia Commonwealth 7, (2) Georgia State 4

Game 2: (1) James Madison 8, (4) UNC Wilmington 7

Friday, May 28

Game 3: (2) Georgia State (34-22-1) vs. (4) UNC Wilmington (30-26), 12 p.m.

Game 4: (3) Virginia Commonwealth (32-23-1) vs. (1) James Madison (30-21), 3:30 p.m.

Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 1 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 30 minutes after completion of Game 6

CONFERENCE USA

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Cougar Field, Houston, Texas.

Regular-season standings: 1. Rice 17-7 (35-20); 2. Southern Mississippi 14-10 (32-21); 3. (tie) Memphis 12-12 (27-28) and Marshall 12-12 (26-29); 5. (tie) East Carolina 11-13 (31-25), Houston 11-13 (24-30) and UAB 11-13 (28-25); 8. (tie) UCF 10-14 (33-22) and Tulane 10-14 (32-24).

RPI: 28. Rice; 68. Southern Mississippi; 76. East Carolina; 78. UCF; 83. Houston; 88. Tulane; 97. Memphis; 103. Marshall; 112. UAB.

TOURNAMENT

Pod 1: (1) Rice (2-0); (5) Houston (1-1); (4) Marshall (1-1).

Pod 2: (2) Southern Mississippi (1-1); (6) East Carolina (1-1); (3) Memphis (0-2).

Thursday, May 27

Game 4: (6) East Carolina 8, (2) Southern Mississippi 1

Game 5: (4) Marshall 10, (3) Memphis 7

Game 6: (1) Rice 24, (5) Houston 3

Friday, May 28

Game 7: (3) Memphis (0-2, 27-30) vs. (6) East Carolina (1-1, 32-26), 12 p.m.

Game 8: (1) Rice (2-0, 37-20) vs. (4) Marshall (1-1, 27-30), 4 p.m.

Game 9: (2) Southern Mississippi (1-1, 33-22) vs. (5) Houston (1-1, 25-31), 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 10: Pod 1 winner vs. Pod 2 winner, 8 p.m.

HORIZON LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at U.S. Steel Yard, Gary, Ind.

Regular-season standings: 1. Wright State 17-6 (29-23); 2. Milwaukee 17-8 (29-23); 3. UIC 15-9 (22-28); 4. Valparaiso 9-10 (22-30); 5. Butler 11-13 (21-27); 6. Youngstown State 9-17 (21-32); 7. Cleveland State 5-20 (12-43).

RPI: 180. Wright State; 209. Illinois-Chicago; 230. Milwaukee; 266. Valparaiso; 273. Youngstown State; 276. Butler; 289. Cleveland State.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 3: (3) Illinois-Chicago 7, (5) Butler 0 Butler eliminated

Game 4: (2) Milwaukee 3, (4) Valparaiso 1

Game 5: (1) Wright State 10, (6) Youngstown State 8

Friday, May 28

Game 6: (3) Illinois-Chicago (23-29) vs. (6) Youngstown State (22-33), 12 p.m.

Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. (4) Valparaiso (23-31), 4 p.m.

Game 8: (1) Wright State (30-23) vs. (2) Milwaukee (30-23), 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 12 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 12 p.m.

IVY GROUP

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason best-of-3 series (Dartmouth 26-17).

Regular-season standings: (Gehrig Division) 1. Columbia 14-6 (26-21); 2. Penn 10-10 (21-20); 3. Cornell 9-11 (18-20); 4. Princeton 6-14 (12-30). (Rolfe Division) 1. Dartmouth 13-7 (26-17); 2. (tie) Harvard 10-10 (17-25) and Brown 10-10 (13-31); 4. Yale 8-12 (21-22-1).

RPI: 143. Dartmouth; 145. Columbia; 186. Cornell; 224. Pennsylvania; 233. Harvard; 241. Brown; 246. Yale; 257. Princeton.

Postseason series: At Columbia University, New York May 8-10. (Game 1) Columbia 13, Dartmouth 2; (Game 2) Dartmouth 15, Columbia 10; (Game 3) Dartmouth 11, Columbia 5.

METRO ATLANTIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Dutchess Stadium, Fishkill, N.Y.

Regular-season standings: 1. Canisius 19-5 (37-19); 2. Marist 16-8 (33-20); 3. (tie) Manhattan 15-9 (30-18) and Rider 15-9 (33-21); 5. (tie) Siena 13-11 (27-27) and Niagara 13-11 (17-36); 7. Fairfield 8-16 (18-32); 8. Saint Peter’s 6-18 (18-34); 9. Iona 3-21 (9-39).

RPI: 85. Manhattan; 122. Marist; 156. Canisius; 157. Rider; 179. Siena; 244. Niagara; 253. Fairfield; 269. St. Peter’s; 287. Iona.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 3: (4) Manhattan 6, (2) Marist 2 Marist eliminated

Game 4: (3) Rider 10, (1) Canisius 5

Friday, May 28

Game 5: (4) Manhattan (31-19) vs. (1) Canisius (38-20), 3 p.m.

Game 6: (3) Rider (35-21) vs. Winner Game 5, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 1 p.m.

MID-AMERICAN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at VA Memorial Field, Chillicothe, Ohio.

Regular-season standings: (East) 1. (tie) Kent State 18-9 (34-22) and Bowling Green 18-9 (28-21); 3. (tie) Miami, Ohio 13-14 (28-26) and Ohio 13-14 (20-33); 5. Buffalo 9-18 (23-29). (West) 1. Central Michigan 20-7 (33-20); 2. (tie) Toledo 19-8 (33-20) and Ball State 19-8 (28-27); 4. Eastern Michigan 13-14 (25-30); 5. Northern Illinois 12-15 (24-31); 6. Western Michigan 5-22 (12-42).

RPI: 100. Ball State; 120. Central Michigan; 124. Toledo; 126. Bowling Green; 131. Kent State; 142. Miami, Ohio; 196. Eastern Michigan; 203. Northern Illinois; 221. Buffalo; 242. Ohio; 247. Akron; 270. Western Michigan.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 5: (2) Kent State 9, (6) Miami, Ohio 2 Miami, Ohio eliminated

Game 6: (4) Ball State 13, (8) Ohio 10 Ohio eliminated

Game 7: (1) Central Michigan 8, (5) Bowling Green 1

Game 8: (7) Eastern Michigan 7, (3) Toledo 6

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (5) Bowling Green 7, (4) Ball State 4 Ball State eliminated

Game 10: (2) Kent State (35-23) vs. (3) Toledo (34-21), 12:30 p.m.

Game 11: (1) Central Michigan (35-20) vs. (5) Bowling Green (30-22), 4 p.m.

Game 12: (7) Eastern Michigan (27-30) vs. Winner Game 10, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 13 (if necessary): Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11

Game 14 (if necessary): Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12

Game 15: Winner Game 11 or 13 vs. Winner Game 12 or 14, 1 p.m.

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 20-23 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Regular-season standings: 1. Bethune-Cookman 18-0 (34-20); 2. North Carolina A&T 15-3 (30-25); 3. Norfolk State 9-9 (21-28-1); 4. Delaware State 8-10 (13-36); 5. Coppin State 7-11 (14-33); 6. (tie) x-Maryland Eastern Shore 3-15 (8-42) and Florida A&M 3-15 (10-31-1). x-won postseason berth by winning two of three games from FAMU.

RPI: 104. Bethune-Cookman; 236. North Carolina A&T; 285. Norfolk State; 293. Delaware State; 294. Coppin State; 295. Florida A&M; 297. Maryland-Eastern Shore.

TOURNAMENT

Sunday, May 23


(1) Bethune-Cookman 7, (2) North Carolina A&T 4 (Bethune-Cookman wins tournament)

MISSOURI VALLEY

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at Eck Stadium, Wichita, Kan.

Regular-season standings: 1. (tie) Wichita State 15-6 (38-18) and Illinois State 15-6 (27-22); 3. (tie) Indiana State 10-10 (33-17) and Southern Illinois 10-10 (28-27); 5. Evansville 10-11 (30-25); 6. Creighton 9-12 (26-23); 7. Bradley 8-13 (20-30); 8. Missouri State 6-15 (20-32).

RPI: 57. Wichita State; 98. Evansville; 111. Illinois State; 128. Indiana State; 158. Southern Illinois; 181. Creighton; 189. Missouri State; 229. Bradley.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 9: (3) Indiana State 9, (6) Creighton 7 Creighton eliminated

Game 10: (5) Evansville 7, (8) Missouri State 2 Missouri State eliminated

Game 11: (2) Illinois State 9, (3) Indiana State 4 Indiana State eliminated

Game 12: (1) Wichita State 6, (5) Evansville 5 Evansville eliminated

Saturday, May 29

Game 13: (2) Illinois State (30-22) vs. (1) Wichita State (41-18), 2:30 p.m.

MOUNTAIN WEST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 25-29 at Tony Gwynn Stadium, San Diego, Calif.

Regular-season standings: 1. Texas Christian 19-5 (43-11); 2. New Mexico 14-8 (35-18); 3. San Diego State 13-11 (28-26); 4. Brigham Young 12-12 (25-29); 5. UNLV 11-13 (27-27); 6. Utah 10-13 (22-26); 7. Air Force 3-20 (13-42).

RPI: 19. Texas Christian; 42. New Mexico; 86. San Diego State; 113. Brigham Young; 138. Utah; 152. UNLV; 250. Air Force.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 6: (4) Brigham Young 25, (6) Utah 18 Utah eliminated

Game 7: (2) New Mexico 7, (4) Brigham Young 6 Brigham Young eliminated

Game 8: (1) Texas Christian 5, (5) UNLV 2

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (2) New Mexico (36-19) vs. (5) UNLV (29-28), 6 p.m.

Game 10: (1) Texas Christian (45-11) vs. Winner Game 9, 10 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 4 p.m.

NORTHEAST

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, N.J.

Regular-season standings: 1. inel-Bryant 25-7 (34-22); 2. Sacred Heart 20-12 (29-25); 3. Central Connecticut State 18-14 (29-20); 4. Wagner 17-15 (25-29); 5. Monmouth 15-17 (22-25); 6. Mount St. Mary’s 14-18 (20-31); 7. Quinnipiac 13-19 (14-39); 8. (tie) Fairleigh Dickinson 11-21 (16-38) and Long Island 11-21 (14-42). inel: ineligible for NEC Tournament.

RPI: 187. Bryant; 195. Sacred Heart; 212. Central Connecticut State; 239. Monmouth; 240. Wagner; 275. Mount St. Mary’s; 277. Long Island; 280. Quinnipiac; 283. Fairleigh Dickinson.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 1: (1) Sacred Heart 5, (4) Monmouth 4

Game 2: (2) Central Connecticut State 5, (3) Wagner 3

Friday, May 28

Game 3: (4) Monmouth (22-26) vs. (3) Wagner (25-30), 12 p.m.

Game 4: (1) Sacred Heart (30-25) vs. (2) Central Connecticut State (30-20), 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 12 p.m.

Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 12 p.m.

OHIO VALLEY

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Pringles Park, Jackson, Tenn.

Regular-season standings: 1. Tennessee Tech 14-6 (29-23); 2. Jacksonville State 15-8 (29-24); 3. Murray State 12-8-1 (25-26-1); 4. Southeast Missouri State 13-9 (30-23); 5. Eastern Illinois 11-12 (17-33); 6. Eastern Kentucky 9-12 (27-25); 7. Austin Peay 8-13 (28-25); 8. Morehead State 6-12-1 (24-25-1); 9. UT Martin 8-16 (24-31); 10. SIU Edwardsville 0-0 (14-38).

RPI: 96. Jacksonville State; 127. Austin Peay; 163. Southeast Missouri State; 166. Murray State; 167. Eastern Kentucky; 175. Tennessee Tech; 201. Morehead State; 231. Eastern Illinois; 237. UT Martin.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 2: (6) Eastern Kentucky 4, (3) Murray State 3

Game 3: (3) Murray State 13, (4) Southeast Missouri State 9 Southeast Missouri State eliminated

Game 4: (2) Jacksonville State 7, (5) Eastern Illinois 5

Game 5: (1) Tennessee Tech 7, (6) Eastern Kentucky 4

Friday, May 28

Game 6: (3) Murray State (26-27-1) vs. (6) Eastern Kentucky (28-26), 12 p.m.

Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. (5) Eastern Illinois (18-34), 4 p.m.

Game 8: (2) Jacksonville State (30-24) vs. (1) Tennessee Tech (30-23), 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 1 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 1 p.m.

PACIFIC-10

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion (Arizona State has a 2-game lead over UCLA).

Regular-season standings: 1. Arizona State 18-6 (45-7); 2. UCLA 16-8 (41-12); 3. Washington State 14-10 (33-18); 4. Stanford 13-11 (30-21); 5. Oregon 12-12 (37-20); 6. (tie) Arizona 11-13 (32-20), California 11-13 (27-22) and Washington (11-13 (27-26); 9. Oregon State 10-14 (29-21); 10. Southern California 5-19 (26-31).

RPI: 1. Arizona State; 7. UCLA; 21. Arizona; 23. Oregon; 30. Oregon State; 32. Washington State; 41. California; 43. Stanford; 54. Washington; 71. Southern California.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 27


Arizona State 4, Stanford 2

Friday, May 28

Arizona State (46-7) at Stanford (30-22), 8:30 p.m.

Arizona (32-20) at Oregon State (29-21), 8:30 p.m.

Washingon State (33-18) at UCLA (41-12), 9 p.m.

California (27-22) at Oregon (37-20), 10 p.m.

Washington (27-26) at Southern California (26-31), 10:15 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Arizona State at Stanford, 4 p.m.

Arizona at Oregon State, 5 p.m.

Washington State at UCLA, 5 p.m.

California at Oregon, 8 p.m.

Washington at Southern California, 10:15 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Arizona at Oregon State, 3 p.m.

Washington State at UCLA, 4 p.m.

California at Oregon, 4 p.m.

Washington at Southern California, 4 p.m.

PATRIOT LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament (Bucknell 25-33).

Regular-season standings: 1. Army 16-4 (28-17); 2. Lehigh 12-8 (23-27); 3. Holy Cross 10-10 (26-26); 4. Bucknell 8-12 (25-33); 5. Lafayette 7-13 (15-30); 6. Navy 7-13 (29-21).

RPI: 155. Army; 211. Bucknell; 213. Lehigh; 215. Holy Cross; 254. Lafayette; 260. Navy.

TOURNAMENT

Saturday, May 22


Bucknell 4, Holy Cross 3 (Best-of-3 championship series tied 1-1)

Bucknell 12, Holy Cross 7 (Bucknell wins best-of-3 championship series, 2-1; Bucknell wins Patriot League champion).

SOUTHERN

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, Charleston, S.C.

Regular-season standings: 1. The Citadel 24-6 (38-20); 2. College of Charleston 22-8 (41-15); 3. (tie) Elon 19-11 (36-20) and Georgia Southern 19-11 (34-22); 5. Samford 17-12 (30-23); 6. Western Carolina 16-13-1 (34-19-1); 7. Appalachian State 14-14-1 (35-16-1); 8. Furman 11-19 (19-35); 9. Wofford 9-21 (17-38); 10. UNC Greensboro 7-23 (20-33); 11. Davidson 5-25 (19-32).

RPI: 25. College of Charleston; 35. The Citadel; 44. Elon; 56. Georgia Southern; 59. Western Carolina; 60. Appalachian State; 67. Samford; 206. Davidson; 207. Wofford; 222. UNC Greensboro; 234. Furman.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 5: (7) Appalachian State 6, (3) Georgia Southern 2 Georgia Southern eliminated

Game 6: (5) Samford 13, (8) Furman 10 Furman eliminated

Game 7: (6) Western Carolina 7, (2) College of Charleston 6

Game 8: (1) The Citadel 6, (4) Elon 4

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (7) Appalachian State (36-17-1) vs. (2) College of Charleston (41-16), 3 p.m.

Game 10: (5) Samford (31-24) vs. (4) Elon (37-21), 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 11: (6) Western Carolina (36-19-1) vs. Winner Game 9, 9 a.m.

Game 12: (1) The Citadel (40-20) vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m.

Game 13 (if necessary): Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 5 p.m.

Game 14 (if necessary): Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 15: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12, 2 p.m.

SOUTHLAND

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Whataburger Field, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Regular-season standings: 1. Texas State 23-10 (34-20); 2. Northwestern State 22-10 (36-19); 3. Southeastern Louisiana 21-12 (39-17); 4. Stephen F. Austin 20-12 (34-18); 5. UT Arlington 19-14 (27-29); 6. (tie) Lamar 16-17 (31-24) and McNeese State 16-17 (29-25); 8. Nicholls 15-18 (26-27); 9. UTSA 13-20 (22-28); 10. Sam Houston State 11-22 (19-36); 11. (tie) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 10-22-1 (20-33-1) and Central Arkansas 10-22-1 (19-35-1).

RPI: 48. Southeastern Louisiana; 50. Texas State; 62. Northwestern State; 91. Stephen F. Austin; 129. McNeese State; 130. Texas-Arlington; 134. Texas-San Antonio; 139. Lamar; 147. Nicholls State; 199. Sam Houston State; 202. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; 214. Central Arkansas.

TOURNAMENT

Pool 1: (5) UT Arlington (1-0); (8) Nicholls State (1-0); (1) Texas State (0-1); (4) Stephen F. Austin (0-1).

Pool 2: (6) McNeese State (1-0); (7) Lamar (1-0); (2) Northwestern State (0-1); (3) Southeastern Louisiana (0-1).

Thursday, May 27

Game 5: (3) Southeastern Louisiana 10, (2) Northwestern State 4 Northwestern State eliminated

Game 6: (1) Texas State 8, (4) Stephen F. Austin 2 Stephen F. Austin eliminated

Game 7: (7) Lamar 10, (6) McNeese State 7

Game 8: (5) UT Arlington 5, (8) Nicholls State 4

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (6) McNeese State (30-26) vs. (3) Southeastern Louisiana (40-18), 10 a.m.

Game 10: (8) Nicholls State (27-28) vs. (1) Texas State (35-21), 1 p.m.

Game 11: (7) Lamar (33-24) vs. Winner Game 9, 5 p.m.

Game 12: (5) UT Arlington (29-29) vs. Winner Game 10, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 13: Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 11, 10 a.m.

Game 14: Loser Game 12 vs. Winner Game 12, 2 p.m.

Game 15: Winner Game 11 or 13 vs. Winner Game 12 or 14, 7 p.m.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Fairgrounds Field, Shreveport, La.

Regular-season standings: (Eastern Division) 1. Jackson State 19-5 (36-15); 2. Mississippi Valley State 16-8 (23-28); 3. Alcorn State 15-8 (24-26); 4. Alabama State 6-18 (12-25); 5. Alabama A&M 3-20 (17-32). (Western Division) 1. Texas Southern 18-6 (28-24); 2. Southern 17-6 (22-19); 3. Grambling 10-14 (18-30); 4. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 8-16 (18-30); 5. Prairie View 6-17 (12-35).

Seedings: (Bracket 1) (E1) Jackson State; (W2) Southern; (E3) Alcorn State; (W4) Arkansas-Pine Bluff. (Bracket 2) (W1) Texas Southern; (E2) Mississippi Valley State; (W3) Grambling; (E4) Alabama State.

RPI: 235. Southern U.; 252. Texas Southern; 256. Jackson State; 278. Alcorn State; 279. Grambling; 286. Mississippi Valley State; 292. Arkansas-Pine Bluff; 296. Prairie View A&M; 299. Alabama State; 301. Alabama A&M.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 5: (W2) Southern 9, (E1) Jackson State 2 Jackson State eliminated

Game 6: (W1) Texas Southern 9, (E2) Mississippi Valley State 8 Mississippi Valley State eliminated

Game 7: (E3) Alcorn State 7, (W4) Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6

Game 8: (W3) Grambling 17, (4) Alabama State 2

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (W2) Southern 11, (W4) Arkansas-Pine Bluff 2 Arkansas-Pine Bluff eliminated

Game 10: (W1) Texas Southern (29-25) vs. (E4) Alabama State (13-26), 4 p.m.

Game 11: (E3) Alcorn State (26-26) vs. (W2) Southern (24-20), 1 p.m.

Game 12: (W3) Grambling (20-30) vs. Winner Game 10, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 13 (if necessary): Winner Game 11 vs. Loser Game 11, 1 p.m.

Game 14 (if necessary): Winner Game 12 vs. Loser Game 12, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 15: Bracket 1 winner vs. Bracket 2 winner, 4 p.m.

SUMMIT LEAGUE

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 27-29 at J.L. Johnson Stadium, Tulsa, Okla.

Regular-season standings: 1. (tie) South Dakota State 19-9 (37-19) and Oral Roberts 19-9 (32-25); 3. Centenary 17-9 (28-24); 4. Oakland 13-14 (22-32); 5. IPFW 13-15 (17-38); 6. (tie) North Dakota State 11-16 (22-30) and Southern Utah 11-16 (18-36); 8. Western Illinois 6-21 (14-39).

RPI: 140. Oral Roberts; 162. South Dakota State; 190. Centenary; 258. Oakland; 262. Southern Utah; 271. IPFW; 274. North Dakota State; 282. Western Illinois.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 1: (1) South Dakota State 6, (4) Oakland 5

Game 2: (2) Oral Roberts 4, (3) Centenary 2

Friday, May 28

Game 3: (4) Oakland, Mich. (22-33) vs. (3) Centenary (28-25), 12 p.m.

Game 4: (1) South Dakota State (38-19) vs. (2) Oral Roberts (33-25), 4 p.m.

Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 2 p.m.

Game 7 (if necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 5:30 p.m.

SUN BELT

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-29 at Reese Smith Jr. Field, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Regular-season standings: 1. (tie) Florida Atlantic 21-9 (33-20) and Louisiana-Lafayette 21-9 (37-18); 3. Middle Tennessee 18-12 (34-21); 4. (tie) FIU 17-13 (31-22) and South Alabama 17-13 (31-25); 6. (tie) Troy 16-14 (32-23), Arkansas State 16-14 (28-26) and Western Kentucky 16-14 (35-21); 9. Arkansas-Little Rock 12-16 (29-25); 10. Louisiana-Monroe 7-23 (17-38); 11. New Orleans 2-26 (13-39).

RPI: 33. Florida Atlantic; 36. Western Kentucky; 37. Louisiana-Lafayette; 63. Middle Tennessee; 64. FIU; 66. Troy; 70. South Alabama; 105. Arkansas State; 135. Arkansas-Little Rock; 194. Louisiana-Monroe; 228. New Orleans.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27

Game 5: (4) FIU 7, (8) Western Kentucky 3 Western Kentucky eliminated

Game 6: (3) Middle Tennessee State 3, (2) Louisiana-Lafayette 0 Louisiana-Lafayette eliminated

Game 7: (1) Florida Atlantic 10, (5) South Alabama 9

Game 8: (7) Arkansas State 12, (6) Troy 2

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (4) FIU (32-23) vs. (5) South Alabama (32-26), 10 a.m.

Game 10: (3) Middle Tennessee State (35-22) vs. (6) Troy (33-24), 1:30 p.m.

Game 11: (1) Florida Atlantic (35-20) vs. Winner Game 9, 5 p.m.

Game 12: (7) Arkansas State (30-26) vs. Winner Game 10, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12, 3 p.m.

WEST COAST

NCAA berth: Regular-season champion (San Diego).

Regular-season standings: 1. x-San Diego 17-1 (34-18); 2. Portland 11-7 (31-18); 3. San Francisco 10-8 (28-25); 4. Pepperdine 9-9 (21-30); 5. Gonzaga 8-10 (20-33); 6. Saint Mary’s 7-11 (18-30); 7. Santa Clara 6-12 (21-30); 8. Loyola Marymount 4-14 (22-31). x-league champion.

RPI: 22. San Diego; 93. Portland; 102. San Francisco; 160. Pepperdine; 174. Loyola Marymount; 183. Gonzaga; 204. Santa Clara; 220. Saint Mary’s (Calif.).

SCHEDULE

Friday, May 28


San Francisco (28-25) at Pepperdine (21-30), 6 p.m.

Santa Clara (21-30) at Loyola Marymount (22-31), 6 p.m.

Saint Mary’s (18-30) at San Diego (34-18), 6 p.m.

Portland (31-18) at Gonzaga (20-33), 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Portland at Gonzaga, 4 p.m.

San Francisco at Pepperdine, 4 p.m.

Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount, 4 p.m.

Saint Mary’s at San Diego, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Portland at Gonzaga, 4 p.m.

San Francisco at Pepperdine, 4 p.m.

Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount. 4 p.m.

Saint Mary’s at San Diego, 4 p.m.

WESTERN ATHLETIC

NCAA berth: Winner of postseason tournament May 26-30 at Hohokam Stadium, Mesa, Ariz.

Regular-season standings: 1. Fresno State 16-8 (35-23); 2. (tie) New Mexico State 14-9-1 (36-21-1) and Nevada 14-9-1 (34-20-1); 4. Hawaii 12-12 (29-25); 5. Louisiana Tech 11-13 (27-28); 6. San Jose State 9-15 (21-35); 7. Sacramento State 7-17 (18-35-1).

RPI: 75. Fresno State; 84. Hawaii; 106. Nevada; 115. New Mexico State; 149. Louisiana Tech; 218. Sacramento State; 219. San Jose State.

TOURNAMENT

Thursday, May 27


Game 3: (3) Nevada 3, (5) Louisiana Tech 1 Louisiana Tech eliminated

Game 4: (4) Hawaii 13, (2) New Mexico State 7

Game 5: (1) Fresno State 12, (6) San Jose State 10

Friday, May 28

Game 6: (3) Nevada (35-21-1) vs. (2) New Mexico State (37-21-1), 2 p.m.

Game 7: Winner Game 6 vs. (6) San Jose State (23-35), 7 p.m.

Game 8: (4) Hawaii (31-25) vs. (1) Fresno State (36-23), 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 7 p.m.

Game 10: Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Game 11 (if necessary): Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 3 p.m.

INDEPENDENTS

NCAA berth: None guaranteed.

Regular-season records: Longwood (28-20), Dallas Baptist (28-27), Le Moyne (28-27), Savannah State (24-26), Cal State Bakersfield (26-28), Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (14-38), Seattle (11-39), North Carolina Central (3-44).

RPI: (No automatic berth). 117. Cal State Bakersfield; 118. Le Moyne; 133. Dallas Baptist; 165. Longwood; 251. Seattle; 267. SIU Edwardsville; 291. Savannah State; 300. North Carolina Central.

SCHEDULE

Friday, May 28


Cal State Bakersfield (26-28) at Cal Poly (19-32), 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 30

Cal State Bakersfield at Cal Poly, 4 p.m.

GREAT WEST

NCAA berth: None. League is conducting postseason tournament that will be played at Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.

Regular-season standings: 1. Utah Valley 26-2 (38-17); 2. Northern Colorado 22-6 (32-22); 3. (tie) Houston Baptist 15-13 (26-30), New York Institute of Technology 15-13 (24-28); 5. North Dakota 13-15 (17-32); 6. (tie) New Jersey Institute of Technology 9-18 (13-41) and Texas Pan American 9-18 (20-32); 8. Chicago State 2-26 (4-49).

RPI: (No automatic berth) 172. Utah Valley; 200. Northern Colorado; 248. Houston Baptist; 259. New York Institute of Technology; 268. North Dakota; 272. Texas-Pan American; 288. New Jersey Institute of Technology; 298. Chicago State.

Seedings: (Pool 1) (1) Utah Valley; (4) Houston Baptist; (5) North Dakota; (8) Chicago State. (Pool 2) (2) Northern Colorado; (3) New York Institute of Technology; (6) Texas-Pan American; (7) New Jersey Institute of Technology.

TOURNAMENT

Pool 1: (1) Utah Valley (2-0); (4) Houston Baptist (2-0); (5) North Dakota (0-2); (8) Chicago State (0-2).

Pool 2: (2) Northern Colorado (2-0); (6) Texas-Pan American (1-1); (3) New York Tech (1-1); (7) New Jersey Tech (0-2).

Thursday, May 27

Game 5: (4) Houston Baptist 11, (8) Chicago State 6

Game 6: (1) Utah Valley 11, (5) North Dakota 7

Game 7: (3) New York Tech 14, (7) New Jersey Tech 4

Game 8: (2) Northern Colorado 10, (6) UT Pan American 0

Friday, May 28

Game 9: (5) North Dakota (17-34) vs. (8) Chicago State (4-51), 10 a.m.

Game 10: (1) Utah Valley (40-17) vs. (4) Houston Baptist (28-30), 1:30 p.m.

Game 11: (2) Northern Colorado (34-22) vs. (3) New York Tech (24-30), 5 p.m.

Game 12: (6) Texas-Pan American (21-33) vs. (7) New Jersey Tech (13-43), 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 29

Game 13: Pool 1 champion vs. Pool 2 champion, 6 p.m.

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP

SUNDAY / May 30

Announcement of 16 regional hosts

MONDAY / May 31

Baseball Selection Show, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 4-7

NCAA Regionals (16 sites)

FRIDAY-MONDAY / June 11-14

NCAA Super Regionals (8 sites)

SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY / June 19-30

College World Series, Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha, Neb.

RANKINGS

May 25, 2010

GATOR COUNTRY.com TOP 30 / THIS WEEK


The Gator Country.com Top 30 ranking is determined by combining four polls of USA Today / ESPN Coaches, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association:

(Rank) School (Record) Result/Next

1. Texas (46-10) lost to Texas Tech, 4-1, in Big 12 Tournament Thursday. Next: Saturday vs. Texas A&M in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla.

2. Virginia (46-11) lost to Florida State, 11-4, in ACC Tournament Thursday. Next: Saturday vs. Miami (Fla.) in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

3. Arizona State (46-7) beat Stanford, 4-2, Thursday. Next: Friday at Stanford.

4. Florida (41-14) beat Arkansas, 5-4, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Vanderbilt in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala.

5. Coastal Carolina (49-7) beat Radford, 11-9, in Big South Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. High Point in Big South Tournament at Rock Hill, S.C.

6. UCLA (41-11) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Washington State.

7. Texas Christian (45-11) beat UNLV, 5-2, in Mountain West Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. New Mexico-UNLV winner in Mountain West Tournament at San Diego, Calif.

8. Georgia Tech (44-12) lost to Virginia Tech, 6-2, in ACC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. North Carolina State in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

9. Cal State Fullerton did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Cal State Northridge.

10. South Carolina (43-15) lost to Auburn, 3-1, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: NCAA Tournament (eliminated from SEC Tournament).

11. Louisville (47-11) lost to St. John’s, 6-5, in Big East Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. South Florida in Big East Tournament at Clearwater, Fla.

12. Oklahoma (43-14) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Baylor in Big 12 Tournament.

13. Miami, Fla. (40-16) lost to Boston College, 12-10, in ACC Tournament Thursday. Next: Saturday vs. Virginia in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

14. Florida State (40-17) beat Virginia, 11-4, in ACC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Boston College in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

15. Auburn (40-18) beat South Carolina, 3-1, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Mississippi in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala.

16. Arkansas (40-18) lost to Florida, 5-4, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: NCAA Tournament (eliminated from SEC Tournament).

17. Clemson (37-20) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Virginia Tech in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

18. Connecticut (44-13) lost to Rutgers, 6-5, in Big East Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Pittsburgh in Big East Tournament at Clearwater, Fla.

19. Vanderbilt (41-16) lost to Louisiana State, 7-5, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Florida in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala.

20. San Diego (34-18) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Saint Mary’s (Calif.)

21. Rice (37-20) beat Houston, 24-3, in Conference USA Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Marshall in Conference USA Tournament at Houston, Texas.

22. UC Irvine (34-19) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday at Long Beach State.

23. Oregon (37-20) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. California.

24. Virginia Tech (37-19) beat Georgia Tech, 6-2, in ACC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Clemson in ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C.

25. Mississippi (37-21) lost to Alabama, 6-3, in SEC Tournament Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Auburn in SEC Tournament at Hoover, Ala.

26. Washington State (33-18) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday at UCLA.

27. Stanford (30-22) lost to Arizona State, 4-2, Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Arizona State.

28. North Carolina (36-20) did not play Thursday. Next: NCAA Tournament (did not qualify for ACC Tournament).

29. Kansas State (35-19) did not play Thursday. Next: Friday vs. Kansas in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla.

30. Texas A&M (38-19-1) beat Missouri, 7-2, in Big 12 Tournament Thursday. Next: Saturday vs. Texas in Big 12 Tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla.

USA TODAY/ESPN COACHES

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Arizona State (45-7); 3. Virginia (45-10); 4. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 5. Florida (40-13); 6. Georgia Tech (44-11); 7. UCLA (41-11); 8. Texas Christian (43-11); 9. South Carolina (43-13); 10. Louisville (46-10); 11. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 12. Arkansas (40-16); 13. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 14. Florida State (39-16); 15. Oklahoma (42-14); 16. Auburn (39-17); 17. Vanderbilt (40-15); 18. Clemson (37-19); 19. Connecticut (43-12); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. Oregon (37-19); 22. Mississippi (36-20); 23. San Diego (33-18); 24. UC Irvine (34-18); 25. (tie) Virginia Tech (36-19) and Kansas State (35-18).

BASEBALL AMERICA

May 24, 2010

1. Virginia (45-10); 2. Texas (46-8); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Texas Christian (43-11); 7. UCLA (41-11); 8. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 9. Louisville (46-10); 10. South Carolina (43-13); 11. Georgia Tech (44-11); 12. Oklahoma (42-14); 13. Auburn (39-17); 14. Florida State (39-16); 15. Arkansas (40-16); 16. San Diego (33-18); 17. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 18. Virginia Tech (36-19); 19. Connecticut (43-12); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. Oregon (37-19); 22. Washington State (31-18); 23. UC Irvine (34-18); 24. Vanderbilt (40-15); 25. Clemson (37-19).

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Virginia (45-10); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 7. South Carolina (43-13); 8. UCLA (41-11); 9. Georgia Tech (44-11); 10. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 11. Texas Christian (43-11); 12. Louisville (46-10); 13. Oklahoma (42-14); 14. Auburn (39-17); 15. San Diego (33-18); 16. Clemson (37-19); 17. Florida State (39-16); 18. Arkansas (40-16); 19. Vanderbilt (40-15); 20. Washington State (31-18); 21. Mississippi (36-20); 22. Connecticut (43-12); 23. Rice (35-20); 24. UC Irvine (34-18); 25. Stanford (30-21); 26. Texas A&M (36-19-1); 27. Fresno State (35-23); 28. Florida Gulf Coast (37-18); 29. Oregon (37-19); 30. Southern Mississippi (32-21).

NATIONAL COLLEGE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION

May 24, 2010

1. Texas (46-8); 2. Virginia (45-10); 3. Arizona State (45-7); 4. Florida (40-13); 5. Coastal Carolina (47-7); 6. Texas Christian (43-11); 7. Georgia Tech (44-11); 8. UCLA (41-11); 9. Louisville (46-10); 10. South Carolina (43-13); 11. Cal State Fullerton (37-15); 12. Oklahoma (42-14); 13. Florida State (39-16); 14. Miami, Fla. (39-15); 15. Arkansas (40-16); 16. Auburn (39-17); 17. Clemson (37-19); 18. Connecticut (43-12); 19. Vanderbilt (40-15); 20. Rice (35-20); 21. UC Irvine (34-18); 22. Virginia Tech (36-19); 23. Oregon (37-19); 24. North Carolina (36-20); 25. Mississippi (36-20); 26. San Diego (33-18); 27. Stanford (30-21); 28. Arizona (32-20); 29. College of Charleston (41-15); 30. Louisiana State (36-20).

NCAA MEN’S BASEBALL RATINGS PERCENTAGE INDEX

May 25, 2010

1. Arizona State (Pac-10); 2. Virginia (ACC); 3. Coastal Carolina (Big South); 4. Texas (Big 12); 5. Florida (SEC); 6. Louisville (Big East); 7. UCLA (Pac-10); 8. Miami, Fla. (ACC); 9. Arkansas (SEC); 10. Georgia Tech (ACC); 11. Cal State Fullerton (Big West); 12. Vanderbilt (SEC); 13. South Carolina (SEC); 14. Auburn (SEC); 15. Alabama (SEC); 16. Clemson (ACC);

17. Florida State (ACC); 18. Oklahoma (Big 12); 19. Texas Christian (Mountain West); 20. North Carolina (ACC); 21. Arizona (Pac-10); 22. San Diego (West Coast); 23. Oregon (Pac-10); 24. Connecticut (Big East); 25. College of Charleston (Southern); 26. Texas A&M (Big 12); 27. Mississippi (SEC); 28. Rice (C-USA); 29. Kentucky (SEC); 30. Oregon State (Pac-10); 31. Louisiana State (SEC); 32. Washington State (Pac-10);

33. Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt); 34. Virginia Tech (ACC); 35. The Citadel (Southern); 36. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt); 37. Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt); 38. Kansas State (Big 12); 39. Baylor (Big 12); 40. Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun); 41. California (Pac-10); 42. New Mexico (Mountain West); 43. Stanford (Pac-10); 44. Elon (Southern); 45. UC Irvine (Big West); 46. Boston College (ACC); 47. Tennessee (SEC); 48. Southeastern Louisiana (Southland);

49. North Carolina State (ACC); 50. Texas State (Southland); 51. Liberty; 52. Pittsburgh; 53. Kansas; 54. Washington; 55. Texas Tech (Big 12); 56. Georgia Southern (Southern); 57. Wichita State (Missouri Valley); 58. Rutgers (Big East); 59. Western Carolina (Southern); 60. Appalachian State (Southern); 61. Nebraska (Big 12); 62. Northwestern State (Southland); 63. Sun Belt; 64. FIU (Sun Belt).

Note: Conference school RPI ranking is listed under NCAA Division I Conferences.

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