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Saturday, June 2, 2012

LSU and Fico eliminated; Sacred Heart baseball falls

Fico falls in CWS
AP photo/Rachele Fico delivers
in the first inning against Arizona State
Alix Johnson belted a three-run homer in the third inning to lead defending champion Arizona State over LSU 6-0 in an elimination game Saturday night in the Women’s College World Series.
The defeat knocked LSU out of the tournament. Oxford’s Rachele Fico took the loss on the mound for the Tigers (40-25). She fanned two in 4 2/3 innings finishing the season with a 20-12 mark.
It wraps up an unbelievable season for Fico who finished second in the nation in ERA in the regular season.
Fico will be back next year and without fellow Tiger Brittany Mack, she will see a boatload of action on the mound for LSU which figures to be one of the nation's best teams.
LSU won its first game of the day as A.J. Andrews scored on an infield fly in the sixth inning to lead the Tigers to a 1-0 win over South Florida Saturday .
The only two unseeded teams in the tournament, LSU (40-24) and South Florida (50-14) were locked in a pitcher’s duel.
Hit by a pitch to start the sixth, Andrews moved to third after a long fly ball from Ashley Langoni bounced off center fielder Janine Richardson’s glove at the warning track.

SHU ousted in NCAA baseball
AP photo/Seymour's John Murphy tags out a UNC-Wilimington
runner trying to steal second base in Saturday's NCAA game.
Drew Farber homered and drove in five runs, and Travis Bradley pitched into the seventh inning to help UNC Wilmington beat Sacred Heart 13-4 on Saturday in an elimination game in the Raleigh Regional.

Farber had four hits, including his three-run homer in the eighth for the third-seeded Seahawks (39-22). That was one of five home runs for UNC Wilmington, including back-to-back shots from Tyler Molinaro and Andrew Cain in the fourth.
UNC Wilmington finished with 17 hits.
Bradley (1-1) earned the win, allowing seven hits and four runs in 6 2-3 innings.
Seymour’s John Murphy and Rocco Gondek each drove in two runs for the fourth-seeded Pioneers (25-32), including Gondek’s two-run shot in the seventh.
Murphy is just one of several area products on the NEC champions.



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