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COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP

Moreland leads Mississippi State, 8-6

June 09, 2007|From the Associated Press

Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer within minutes of being selected in the major league draft on Friday, leading Mississippi State to an 8-6 victory over Clemson in the opener of their NCAA Division I super regional at Starkville, Miss.

The Bulldogs (37-20) need one more win in the best-of-three series against the Tigers (41-22) to advance to the College World Series.

Moreland, taken in the 17th round by Texas, hit his sixth-inning homer against Daniel Moskos (3-6), who was the fourth overall pick by Pittsburgh.

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Rice 3, Texas A&M 2 -- Jordan Dodson singled home Danny Lehmann in the bottom of the 10th to lift the Owls (53-12) over the Aggies (48-18) at Houston.

With two out, Lehmann singled and got into scoring position when Joe Savery walked. Dodson, who scored the tying run with two out in the ninth, then singled to left.

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North Carolina 9, South Carolina 6 -- Reid Fronk singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh to complete the Tar Heels' rally from a six-run deficit at Chapel Hill, N.C.

The Tar Heels (52-12) tied the score on Jeff Jeffords' two-out walk with the bases loaded to No. 9 hitter Garrett Gore.

Fronk then singled off second baseman Travis Jones' glove to made it 7-6.

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Louisville 9, Oklahoma State 0 -- Isaiah Howes, Chris Dominguez and Pete Rodriguez homered, and Zach Pitts yielded only four hits in seven innings to lead the Cardinals (45-21) past the Cowboys (41-20) at Louisville, Ky.

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