Andrew Clark went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead Louisville to an 11-2 win over Saint Louis on Friday night in the Louisville regional.
It was the Cardinals' first game without Coach Dan McDonnell, who is serving a three-game suspension as a result of his interaction with an umpire during the Big East tournament.
Saint Louis (33-28) led 2-1 in the top of the fourth inning after back-to-back home runs by Danny Brock and Jon Myers off Cardinals starter Derek Self.
Louisville (49-12) responded with 10 unanswered runs — three in the fourth, two in the fifth, three in the seventh and two in the eighth.
Cardinals second baseman Ryan Wright went 2-for-5, including a two-run homer in the seventh that chased Saint Louis starter Bryant Cotton. Clark added a two-run homer of his own in the eighth.
Vanderbilt 8, Illinois State 7 (13): Pinch-hitter Jack Armstrong singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 13th inning to give second-seeded Vanderbilt a win over Illinois State in the Louisville regional.
Armstrong, a pitcher who was batting for just the third time this season, completed the Commodores' comeback from a 6-2 deficit in a game that lasted 4 hours, 58 minutes.
Vanderbilt (42-17) will face the winner of Louisville-Saint Louis game on Saturday. The Redbirds (31-23) face the loser in an elimination game.
After blowing a four-run lead, Illinois State tied it at 7 in the top of the seventh on Matt Mirabal's solo homer.
Drew Hayes (6-0) worked two shutout innings for the Commodores. Kenny Long (4-4) took the loss.
Texas A&M 17, Florida International 3: With his team trailing by nine runs, there was little reason for Garrett Wittels to take a pitch. So the Florida International infielder swung away on a 3-0 count — and moved within three games of history.
Wittels extended his hitting streak to 55 games, lining a double just over the outstretched glove of Texas A&M second baseman Adam Smith to lead off the sixth inning. He could move closer to Robin Ventura's Division I record of 58 games — set in 1987 — on Saturday, when FIU (36-24) meets Dartmouth in the losers' bracket at Coral Gables, Fla.
Arkansas 19, Grambling State 7: Brett Eibner slugged three of Arkansas' school-record nine home runs in the Razorbacks' victory in the Fayetteville Regional. Collin Kuhn, James McCann and Andy Wilkins each homered twice for the Razorbacks.
Arkansas (41-18) scored six runs in the first inning and led 11-1 after three against the Tigers (22-31), who allowed at least 10 runs for the 25th time this season.
Oklahoma 7, Oral Roberts 6 (10): Chris Ellison knocked a single off second baseman Colby Price's glove in the 10th inning, lifting host Oklahoma over Oral Roberts.
Cody Reine, who tied the score at 6-6 with a solo homer in the eighth, singled with one out in the 10th and scored the winning run.
Arizona 10, Baylor 9: Alex Mejia drove in four runs to lead Arizona over Baylor at Fort Worth, Texas.
Trailing 10-4, Baylor scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth before Bryce Bandilla got Raynor Campbell to hit a fly ball to end the game with two runners on base.
Alabama 11, Elon 2: Josh Rutledge and Clay Jones homered, Nathan Kilcrease (7-2) pitched seven strong innings and Alabama beat Elon at Atlanta. The Crimson Tide (38-22) have won nine of 10.
Oregon 5, Connecticut 3: Oregon had four straight bunts to start the ninth inning and scored three runs to beat Connecticut 5-3 in the first round of the Norwich Regional.
Virginia 15, VCU 4: John Hicks had four hits and drove in four runs as host Virginia cruised past Virginia Commonwealth. Tyler Cannon added three hits and three RBI.
Texas 11, Rider 0: Brandon Workman pitched a five-hitter and Texas hit three home runs in the Austin Regional. Workman (12-1) got 16 ground outs, two double play balls and seven strikeouts.
Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Rice 0: Zach Osborne pitched a five-hitter and Chad Keefer had an RBI single in the eighth inning to lead Louisiana-Lafayette at Austin, Texas. Osborne walked two and struck out four.
Coastal Carolina 6, Stony Brook 0: Cody Wheeler (11-0) threw a six-hit shutout in Coastal Carolina's win at Myrtle Beach. S.C.