NCAA Baseball Super Regionals 2011: Virginia And California Both Win Easily In Game One

Top-seeded Virginia (53-9) beat UC Irvine (42-17) by a score of 6-0 Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville to win game one of the super regional.

Danny Hultzen, the No. 2 overall pick to the Seattle Mariners in this past MLB draft showed why he is one of the best pitchers in the country going 5.1 innings, and giving up just three hits.

Jared King's three-run home run in the 6th inning extended the 2-0 lead from Virginia to 5-0 and put the game out of reach for UC Irvine. King finished the game 3-4 with a run scored, and three RBI's.

Game two between Virginia and UC Irvine is set for 1pm ET in Charlottesville. Virginia is looking to punch their tickets to Omaha with the victory while UC Irvine is just trying to extend their season to a game three on Monday.

California (36-21) got a fantastic start from Justin Jones, who threw a one-hitter in six innings against Dallas Baptist (42-19) to help with the 7-0 victory in game one of the Santa Clara regional.

Cal got two three-run home runs to blast their way to this victory Saturday night in Santa Clara. Chad Bunting's three-run blast in the 2nd inning gave Cal all the runs they would need on the day but Marcus Semien thought another three-run blast in the 8th inning would be just the trick to extend the lead to 7-0 for Cal.

Cal is now just one win away from the College World Series as these two teams play again Sunday at 10pm ET in Santa Clara for game two.

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