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