LSU pitcher Zac Person shakes hands with Michael Papierski after LSU defeated Arkansas 10-5 in a Southeastern Conference college baseball tournament game, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

UCLA coach John Savage didn't expect his Bruins to be down for long after they went from being national champions in 2013 to finishing five games under .500 in 2014. The Bruins' dominance in the Pac-12 this spring impressed the Division I Baseball Committee so much that on Monday they were awarded their first No. 1 national seed for the NCAA tournament. You still have to go out and do it and have things go your way.'' The Bruins (42-14) edged out Southeastern Conference regular-season champion LSU (48-10) even though they lost two of three at Oregon in their last series.


Posted: May 25, 2015, 10:03 pm
Andy Lopez is retiring after a 14-year stint as Arizona's baseball coach that included a pair of College World Series appearances and the 2012 national title. The 61-year-old Lopez had quadruple bypass surgery in 2013, but didn't miss a game while winning 487 times in the desert.
Posted: May 25, 2015, 7:29 pm

Florida pitcher Eric Hanhold delivers against Vanderbilt during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference NCAA college baseball tournament championship game Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The Florida Gators started fast and then waited out a few hours of rain delays before their bullpen secured the SEC title. Buddy Reed had three hits Sunday night and four relievers shut down Vanderbilt on the way to a 7-3 victory in the rain-delayed conference tournament final. The Gators (44-16) scored five runs in the first three innings, which were interrupted by two delays totaling 2 hours, 48 minutes.


Posted: May 25, 2015, 4:04 am

Florida State players celebrate their 6-2 win over North Carolina State after the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college baseball tournament championship game, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Florida State sure turned things around at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.


Posted: May 25, 2015, 1:58 am

LSU's Andrew Stevenson rounds third toward home and scores in the first inning of a Southeastern Conference college baseball tournament game against Arkansas, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Defending national champion Vanderbilt and three other Southeastern Conference teams were among the 16 regional hosts named Sunday for the NCAA Division I baseball tournament.


Posted: May 25, 2015, 1:41 am
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor has fired longtime baseball coach Steve Smith after the Bears had their fewest wins since 1981.
Posted: May 25, 2015, 12:35 am

Oklahoma State's Garrett McCain is attended to after being hit with a pitch in the seventh inning of the championship game of the NCAA college Big 12 conference baseball tournament in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, May 24, 2015. Texas won 6-3. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Zane Gurwitz broke a tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning and fifth-seeded Texas won the Big 12 championship Sunday, beating second-seeded Oklahoma State 6-3. The Longhorns (30-25) earned an automatic NCAA Tournament berth, winning the conference tournament for the record fifth time and first since 2009. ''Zane's made some adjustments,'' Texas coach Augie Garrido said.


Posted: May 24, 2015, 9:59 pm

Michigan catcher Kendall Patrick, front, and closing pitcher Jacob Cronenworth celebrate a win in the NCAA Big Ten tournament championship college baseball game against Maryland, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Minneapolis. Michigan won 4-3. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Michigan needed to win the Big Ten Tournament to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. The 2015 Wolverines added their own unique chapter to the school's history. Jacob Cronenworth picked up his fourth save in four games despite allowing a run and Michigan held off mistake-prone Maryland 4-3 and won conference tournament Sunday.


Posted: May 24, 2015, 9:09 pm

North Carolina State's Joe Dunand (10) is congratulated by teammate Chance Shepard (24) after scoring a run during the second inning of an NCAA college ACC tournament baseball game against Virginia in Durham, N.C., Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Bubby Riley hit a grand slam and North Carolina State scored eight runs in the eighth inning for a 10-2 victory over Virginia on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.


Posted: May 24, 2015, 2:59 am
AVON, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio University's Connor Sitz threw the first no-hitter in Mid-American Conference tournament history, beating Bowling Green 6-0 on Saturday.
Posted: May 24, 2015, 2:39 am

LSU pitcher Alex Lange delivers against Florida during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference college baseball tournament game Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Mike Rivera homered to open the top of the ninth inning and Florida beat LSU 2-1 on Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game.


Posted: May 24, 2015, 12:46 am

Notre Dame's Sean Guenther delivers a pitch during the third inning of an NCAA college ACC tournament baseball game against Miami in Durham, N.C., Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Brandon Lopez singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and Miami rallied to beat Notre Dame 6-5 on Saturday at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.


Posted: May 23, 2015, 11:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maryland scored four times in an error-prone seventh inning and beat Indiana 4-2 Saturday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament championship game.
Posted: May 23, 2015, 9:30 pm

Michigan starting pitcher pitcher Evan Hill (21) delivers against Illinois during the first inning of a fourth-round NCAA Big Ten tournament college baseball game Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jacob Cronenworth had three hits, drove in three runs and earned his seventh save to help Michigan beat Illinois 5-3 on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten championship game.


Posted: May 23, 2015, 9:23 pm

Texas pitcher Connor Mayes, right, hugs catcher Collin Shaw after Texas defeated Baylor in a semi-final game at the NCAA college Big 12 conference baseball tournament Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Tulsa, Okla. Texas won 4-0. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Freshman Connor Mayes pitched a two-hit shutout and Tres Barrera and Brooks Marlow each drove in two runs to lead Texas to a 4-0 victory Saturday against Baylor and reach the Big 12 Tournament title game. Fifth-seeded Texas (29-25) will play Oklahoma State in the title game on Sunday. Mayes (2-4) had 10 strikeouts and needed 127 pitches for the third straight complete game for a Longhorn hurler in the tournament.


Posted: May 23, 2015, 9:05 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Dustin Williams had three hits, two RBIs and scored twice to power Oklahoma State to a 5-1 victory Saturday over Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals.
Posted: May 23, 2015, 9:02 pm

Miami's Ricky Eusebio steals second before North Carolina State's Logan Ratledge can make the tag in the third inning in the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college baseball tournament game in Durham, N.C., Friday, May 22, 2015. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Record via AP)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Preston Palmeiro doubled in the 12th inning and raced around to score the winning run on a throwing error, and North Carolina State clinched a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship game by beating Miami 5-4 on Friday night.


Posted: May 23, 2015, 3:46 am

Illinois pitcher John Kravetz (23) pitches to Michigan State in the first inning of a third-round NCAA Big Ten tournament college baseball game Friday, May 22, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- John Kravetz threw his first career shutout and top-seeded Illinois stayed alive in the Big Ten Tournament by beating Michigan State 2-0 on Friday night.


Posted: May 23, 2015, 3:19 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Robert Tasin hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, and Oklahoma edged Kansas State 3-1 on Friday night in a pool play elimination game in the Big 12 Tournament.
Posted: May 23, 2015, 3:11 am

Arkansas pitcher Dominic Taccolini delivers against Florida during the first inning of a Southeastern Conference college baseball tournament game, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

A.J. Puk threw a seven-inning complete game and had 11 strikeouts to lead Florida over Arkansas 10-0 on Friday night at the Southeastern Conference tournament. Florida (42-16) broke the game open with five runs in the third inning to take a 6-0 lead. Arkansas (35-22) managed just three hits and was eliminated from the tournament.


Posted: May 23, 2015, 1:56 am

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