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Sun Devils win to reach College World Series

The Associated Press

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TEMPE – Arizona State advanced to the College World Series for the second time in three years by completing a two-game sweep of Mississippi with a 7-1 win Sunday night.

Josh Satow (13-3) scattered five hits and walked five in 7 2/3 scoreless innings for the Sun Devils. Brett Wallace homered and drove in three runs.

Arizona State scored twice in the second inning when CJ Retherford led off the inning with a home run and Wallace had an RBI double. Wallace had the big hit in a four-run fourth inning with a two-run homer. Tim Smith and Andrew Romine also drove in runs in the inning.

Arizona State will face UC Irvine in the first round of the College World Series.

UC Irvine 3, Wichita St. 2: At Wichita, Kan., Bryan Peterson’s double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted UC Irvine over Wichita State and sent the Anteaters to the College World Series for the first time in school history.

UC Irvine (45-15-1) swept the best-of-three super regional with great pitching efforts, the latest by Wes Etheridge. The right-hander, who held Wichita State to five hits in 8 1/3 innings, gave up a single to Andy Dirks to start the game and then retired 17 straight.

Louisville 20, Oklahoma State 2: At Louisville, Ky., Isaiah Howes hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as Louisville pounded out 21 hits in routing Oklahoma State to earn its first trip to the College World Series.

The Cardinals (46-22), in the NCAA tournament for just the second time in school history, will meet Rice on Friday in the first round of the College World Series.

North Carolina 9, South Carolina 4: At Chapel Hill, N.C., for the second straight year, Chad Flack homered to send North Carolina to the College World Series.

Flack’s tiebreaking two-run shot in the seventh off reliever Will Atwood snapped a 4-4 tie in front of a capacity crowd at Boshamer Stadium that included men’s basketball coach Roy Williams and football coach Butch Davis.

Oregon State 1, Michigan 0: At Corvallis, Ore., Joey Wong’s RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning spoiled Zach Putnam’s bid for a no-hitter and led defending national champion Oregon State to a 1-0 victory over Michigan in the opening game of their super regional.

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