East Carolina defeats St. John’s to advance

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — Brad Mincey allowed one run in five innings of relief and East Carolina beat St. John’s 6-4 to advance to the championship of the Charlottesville Regional.

The Pirates (41-20) earned the chance to play top-seeded Virginia (51-9) later Sunday, needing to beat the Cavaliers to earn a winner-take-all game for the regional title Monday night.

Corey Thompson had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Chase McDonald drove in the go-ahead run for the Pirates with an infield grounder in the fifth inning, making it 4-3.

St. John’s (36-22) rallied from three runs down to tie it in the fourth, but managed just two hits against Mincey (6-4). The Red Storm scored without a hit against him in the seventh.

CHAPEL HILL REGIONAL

North Carolina 14, James Madison 0

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Patrick Johnson scattered three hits over eight innings to lead North Carolina in a 14-0 rout of James Madison.

Johnson (12-1) struck out 11 and won his sixth straight decision. Greg Holt homered and drove in four runs, and Ben Bunting finished with three RBI for the Tar Heels (47-14), who broke the game open against the Dukes (41-18) with seven runs in the seventh inning.

North Carolina hasn’t been scored upon in the regional, improved to 14-0 in home NCAA tournament games since 2006 and moved a win away from its fifth super regional appearance in six years.

CLEMSON REGIONAL

Clemson 12, Coastal 7

CLEMSON, S.C. — Richie Shaffer, Will Lamb and John Hinson homered as Clemson beat Coastal Carolina.

The Tigers (43-18) played the winner of the Coastal-Connecticut elimination game Sunday night.

Hinson’s two-run homer sparked a four-run eighth inning that put the game away. Shaffer had three hits and four RBIs. David Haselden (6-1) pitched four scoreless innings in relief.

The Chanticleers (42-19) cut the deficit to 7-5 in the fifth, but a pop-up bunt double play ended a potential big inning. Coastal Carolina starter Keith Hessler (2-3) was knocked out in the second.

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