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NCAA Baseball Tournament 2012: FSU, Florida, Miami All Host Regionals

As the NCAA conference tournaments come to a close, we'll begin College World Series play with Florida, Florida State, and Miami all hosting regional tournaments.

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2012 Big East Baseball Tournament: St. John's Ends South Florida's Cinderella Run In Championship

The USF Bulls' first ever appearance in the Big East Tournament Baseball Championship ended on a sour note as the St. John's Red Storm pulled out a 7-3 victory Sunday afternoon, holding the Bulls to just four hits all afternoon.

Although St. John's scored first in the bottom of the second, the Bulls responded with three runs in the top of the third, thanks to an RBI single by Luis Llerena and two runs scoring on an error.

St. John's would cut the score to 3-2 in the fourth, and then took control in the late innings, scoring two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings and one insurance run in the eighth.

Andrew Barbosa took the loss for the Bulls, throwing 5.1 innings and allowing four runs on six hits. Matt Carisiti was solid on the hill for the Red Storm, allowing two earned runs in 6.2 innings on just four hits while striking out four.

St. John's is guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Tournament, however, USF will have to wait until the selections are made to discover their post-season fate.

Stay tuned to this storystream for updates from the 2012 Big East Baseball Championship Tournament and more. For all things USF Bulls, check out Voodoo Five.

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South Florida Vs. Pittsburgh, 2012 Big East Baseball Tournament: Bulls Offense Lights Up Panthers In Win

The South Florida Bulls stayed alive in the Big East Tournament on Thursday night, eliminating the Pitt Panthers with a 12-5 win at Bright House Field. USF blew the game open early with an eight-run third inning, and capitalized on one Pitt blunder after another. The Panthers committed a whopping six errors in the blowout loss.

The first nine USF batters in the third inning reached base, and all but one scored a run. James Ramsay roped a double that knocked in two, extending the lead to 5-0. The inning was so long the a weather delay intervened during the Bulls' assault. But while the rain eventually stopped, the offense continued to pour it on as Zac Gilcrease knocked in two more to cap the eight run inning.

South Florida now moves to play on Friday at 6:00 p.m. ET. They will face the loser of an earlier game that day between Louisville and Connecticut.

For more on the Big East tournament and the Bulls, visit USF blog Voodoo Five.

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Florida Vs. Vanderbilt, 2012 SEC Baseball Tournament: Gators Offense Quiet In 2-1 Loss To Vandy

The Florida Gators dropped their second game of the SEC Baseball Tournament on Thursday night, losing a well-pitched game to Vanderbilt at Regions Park in Hoover, Alabama. The Gators' offense simply could not get anything going against the Commodores, who sent Sam Selman to the mound. The Vandy starter allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings.

With Selman finally out of the game, Florida finally got on the board in the the top of the 7th. But even then, the Gators had to do it the hard way, manufacturing a run by taking advantage of a throwing error on a pick-off attempt. Nolan Fontana led off the inning with single against Vandy reliever Tyler Beede. He then advanced to third on the throwing error and was knocked in on a Preston Tucker sacrifice fly to right. But that would close the books on the Florida offense.

The Gators now move on to play an elimination game against South Carolina on Friday. Vandy advanced to the semifinals, where they will await the winner of that clash between two of the league's top teams in the Gators and Gamecocks.

For more on the Florida in the SEC tournament, check out Alligator Army.

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2012 ACC Baseball Tournament Final Score: Miami Grabs First Win, 5-3 Over North Carolina

Pool play for No. 6-seeded Miami (Fl.) continues, and the Hurricanes finally notched one for the win column, defeating No. 2-seeded North Carolina by a final score of 5-3 to improve to 1-1 during the ACC Tournament. Miami is among four schools in Pool B with the winner set to face the team with the best record from Pool A in the conference title game on Saturday.

The Hurricanes got a strong outing from starting pitcher Steven Ewing, who allowed just two runs over eight innings, striking out four.

The junior, though, got a boost in the bottom of the seventh inning. With the game tied at three, center fielder Dale Carey homered to left field, to give Miami a 5-3 lead it wouldn't relinquish. Closer AJ Salcines would later come in for the final inning, where he struck out three batters to record the save.

For updates throughout the 2012 ACC Baseball Tournament, be sure to follow this StoryStream here at SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Miami Hurricanes, head over to The 7th Floor, SB Nation's Miami blog. Check out Carolina March for more on the Tar Heels.

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2012 Sun Belt Baseball Tournament Final Score: FIU Falters In Final Innings, Lose To Troy, 6-1

The Florida International Golden Panthers stayed in their Sun Belt Tournament game against the Troy Trojans on Thursday up until the top of the eighth inning. Up until then FIU was tied with Troy 1-1, when the game ended, Troy had scored five straight runs in two innings and FIU was on the wrong end of a 6-1 loss.

After allowing a solo home run in the top of the second inning, FIU starting pitcher Michael Ellis pitched a strong seven innings, allowing just that one run on four hits while striking out seven. Right fielder Nathan Burns hit an RBI single in the top of the fifth inning to tie the game at one.

The top of the eighth was where it all fell apart for the Golden Panthers. Christian Malbrough came on to relieve Ellis and promptly allowed three straight hits, which resulted in two runs scored. He also allowed a solo home run to Troy designated hitter Jakob Nixon.

It was no better for FIU pitcher Eddy Pidermann, who walked in two runs in the top of the ninth inning with two outs to complete the scoring.

The Golden Panthers now wait until Friday morning to play Middle Tennessee at 11 a.m.

You can get a full tournament bracket here.

For updates and reaction to the Sun Belt baseball tournament, keep checking back with SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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2012 Atlantic Sun Baseball Tournament: Two Blowouts And One Long Game

The opening round of the 2012 Atlantic Sun baseball tournament kicked off on Wednesday.

No. 5 Mercer vs No. 2 USC Upstate, Mercer pounds USC Upstate 11-2: In the opening round of the Atlantic Sun baseball tournament the No. 5 seeded Mercer beat up on the Spartans to the tune of 11 runs. Nick Backlund had a huge game for Mercer, going 4-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI, while first baseman Travis Benn went 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

No. 4 FGCU vs No. 3 Kennesaw State, FGCU beats up Kennesaw State 12-4: FGCU got a six-run inning in top of the sixth inning to power past Kennesaw State in the opening round of the tournament after Kennesaw State tied the game 3-3 early on. A six-run sixth inning by FGCU however put them over the top and Kennesaw State just couldn't keep up offensively as FGCU won 12-4.

No. 6 Stetson vs No. 1 Belmont, Bears win in 15 innings 3-2: Stetson took an early lead over No. 1 seeded Belmont scoring two runs in the second inning, but mid-way through the game the Bears were able come tie up the game. Stetson took late lead in the eighth inning on a Mitchell Brennan hit. Belmont tied the game in the bottom of the ninth however, sending it into extra innings. After 15 innings of play, Belmont wins 3-2.

For news and results from the Atlantic Sun tournament, follow this StoryStream from SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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2012 Big East Baseball Tournament: South Florida Loses In Opening Round

The opening round of the 2012 Big East baseball tournament has come to a close with a slate of decisive wins.

No. 3 Seton Hall Vs. No. 6 Rutgers, Seton Hall wins 6-1: The Seton Hall Pirates opened up their Big East tournament with a 6-1 victory over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday. The Pirates got a three-run third inning, sparked by a two-run RBI Double by left fielder Scott Kalamar. Seton Hall went on to score three more runs, allowing Rutgers to score just a single run.

No. 2 St. John's Vs. No. 7 Notre Dame, St. Johns pounds the Irish 12-2: St. John's took on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first-round of the Big East tournament, pounding the Irish to the tune of 12 runs and ending the game in just seven innings. Dannny Bethea drove in three runs for the Red Storm and was one of eight St. John's batters with at least two hits.

No. 1 Louisville Vs. No. 8 Pittsburgh, Louisville wins 8-4: Louisville rallied late against PItt, scoring four runs in the bottom of the eight inning putting the game out of reach. Pitt scored another run in the ninth inning, but just couldn't get enough runs to cross the player, going down in the first round 8-4.

No. 4 Southern Florida Vs. No. 5 Connecticut, Huskies drop Bulls 7-2: South Florida is looking to win their first Big East baseball tournament, but aren't off to a good start after losing in the opening round to the Connecticut Huskies 7-2 on Wednesday evening. Two multi-run innings late in the game sealed the loss for the Bulls.

For those that want to watch the Big East Tournament, go to BigEastbaseball.com.

For more on the Big East tournament and the Bulls, visit USF blog Voodoo Five.

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2012 Sun Belt Baseball Tournament: FAU Rallies To Win 3-2

The opening round of the 2012 Sun Belt baseball tournament kicked off on Wednesday as No. 1 seeded Florida Atlantic took on No. 8 seeded Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning.

Florida Atlantic battled back a few innings later and took the lead thanks to a three-run third inning. FAU third baseman Kyle Newton doubled in the third, driving in two runs to tie the game. On the very next at bat, first baseman Mark Nelson singled to drive in a run and take the 3-2 lead.

Those three runs were all that the Owls needed to hold on and take out Western Kentucky and pick up a win in the opening round.

You can get a full tournament bracket here.

For updates and reaction to the Sun Belt baseball tournament, keep checking back with SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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ACC Baseball Tournament 2012, N.C. State Vs. Miami Final: Hurricanes Lose 3-2 On Walk-Off Walk

The Miami Hurricanes opened up first-round play in the 2012 ACC Baseball Tournament with a match up against the N.C. State Wolfpack. Miami came into the tournament as the No. 6 overall seed, taking on the higher seeded Wolfpack.

The Hurricanes took an early lead in the game in the top of the sixth inning, scoring two runs. Dale Carey got it started with a double and then later scored on a two-run home run by outfielder Chantz Mack. N.C. State answered in the bottom of the inning, cutting the lead in half to 2-1.

In the bottom of the ninth inning however, the Hurricanes couldn't close it out. With the bases loaded up and the game tied 2-2, reliever Eric Nedeljkovic walked in the game winning run as Miami loses in the first round 3-2.

For more ACC tournament info on Miami, head to The 7th Floor. For more on Florida State, check out Tomahawk Nation.

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Atlantic Sun Baseball Tournament Final: Mercer Pounds USC Upstate, 11-2 In Opening Game

The Mercer Bears announced their presence in the Atlantic Sun Baseball Tournament with a big win over the USC Upstate Spartans on Wednesday, 11-2 at Melching Field at Conrad Park in DeLand, Fla.

Designated hitter Nick Backlund had a huge game going 4-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Also having a big game was first baseman Travis Benn, who went 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Mercer starting pitcher Brandon Love went seven innings and allowed only one run on four hits to earn the victory. USC Upstate starting pitcher David Roseboom was rocked in one and two-thirds innings of work for five runs on six hits.

The Mercer bears continue on in their run for the Atlantic Sun Championship and will play the 7 p.m. game on Thursday. The opponent will be revealed when the day's tournament action is done. USC Upstate will play in the 11 a.m. game on Thursday.

For news and results from the Atlantic Sun tournament, follow this StoryStream from SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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ACC Baseball Tournament Final: Florida State Drops First Game To Georgia Tech, 5-4

The Florida State Seminoles had a slow start to their first game of the ACC tournament against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and it cost them. After falling behind five runs in the top of the fifth inning, the Seminoles could not complete a comeback and lost their first game of the tournament, 5-4 on Wednesday.

A pair of two-run home runs by Georgia Tech first baseman Jake Davies gave the Yellow Jackets the majority of their runs which proved to be the difference, despite the Seminoles scoring four unanswered runs, including a solo home run by centerfielder James Ramsey in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Florida State starting pitcher Scott Sitz got the brunt of the Georgia Tech offense, allowing four runs on five hits with three strikeouts over four and two-thirds innings. Relief pitcher Brian Busch allowed the second Davies home run and was only credited with allowing one run over one-third inning pitched.

The Seminoles take Thursday off and resume play on Friday afternoon as they play the Clemson Tigers at 3 p.m. The Yellow Jackets also resume play on Friday, as they face the Virginia Cavaliers at 10 a.m.

For more ACC tournament info on Miami, head to The 7th Floor. For more on Florida State, check out Tomahawk Nation.

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Big East Tournament Final: Seton Hall Defeats Rutgers, 6-1

The Seton Hall Pirates opened up their Big East tournament with a convincing 6-1 victory over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla.

The Pirates used the strength of a three-run third inning, sparked by a two-run RBI Double by left fielder Scott Kalamar. Catcher Dillon Hamlin hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to extend Seton Hall's lead. Starting pitcher Jon Prosinski pitched six innings and allowed only one run on seven hits while striking out four.

The Scarlet Knights scored their only run in the top of the third inning on an RBI single by second baseman Nick Favatella that scored shortstop Pat Sweeny.

The Pirates advance to the second round to play the winner of St. John's and Notre Dame at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The Scarlet Knights face the loser of the same game in an elimination game at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

For those that want to watch the Big East Tournament, go to BigEastbaseball.com.

For more on the Big East tournament and the Bulls, visit USF blog Voodoo Five.

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Florida Vs. Auburn, 2012 SEC Baseball Tournament: Gators Advance With 6-1 Win Over Tigers

The No. 3 seed Florida Gators took care of business in their first game of the 2012 SEC Baseball Tournament, moving past Auburn with a 6-1 win. The Gators are currently ranked second in the nation and were expected to get past Auburn without much of a struggle. Johnathan Crawford was impressive on the mound, striking out nine and allowing just two hits in 5.2 innings pitched. Crawford handed the ball over to his bullpen in the 6th inning, and Austin Maddox, Greg Larson, and Steven Rodriguez finished it off with a scoreless 3.1 innings of work.

On offense, the Gators got to Tigers' starter Jon Luke Jacobs early on with two runs in the second. Justin Shafer led the offense with a two-hit evening, driving in three runs for the Gators. Cleanup hitter Casey Turgeon knocked in two runs as well to propel Florida to the comfortable 6-1 win.

For more on the Florida in the SEC tournament, check out Alligator Army.

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