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2012 NCAA Regionals, Missouri State Eliminated By Stony Brook 10-7

Missouri State lost its NCAA Tournament opener 2-1 to UCF, up next? The top-seed Miami Hurricanes.

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2012 NCAA Baseball: Stony Brook Eliminates Missouri State 10-7

Missouri State was eliminated from the 2012 College World Series on Sunday with a 10-7 loss to Missouri State. Stony Brook fell behind big early before erupting for seven runs in the seventh inning put them ahead for good.

Missouri State scored five in the first and added two more in the second to take a 7-2 lead. Stony Brook added a single run in the fourth to make it 7-3 before its explosion in the seventh inning.

Kevin Courtney homered twice and drove in three runs in the game for Stony Brook. Frankie Vanderka picked up the win pitching 6 2/3 innings while allowing three hits and two runs.

Keenen Maddox homered and drove in three runs for Missouri State. Tyler Burgess gets saddled with the loss after allowing two runs in just a 1/3 of an inning.

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2012 NCAA Baseball: Missouri State Facing Elimination On Sunday

Missouri State will face another elimination game on Sunday after defeating 12-2 on Saturday. That win eliminated the Hurricanes and set up Sunday's matchup against Stony Brook. The winner of that game will advance to take on Central Florida in the championship. If Missouri State or Stony Brook defeat Central Florida on Sunday then the two teams would meet again on Monday in a do or die situation to advance.

Missouri State began the tournament with a 2-1 loss to Central Florida on Friday. They bounced back with the win over Miami on Saturday to stay alive on Sunday. Stony Brook knocked off the Hurricanes 10-2 on Friday before losing a tough 9-8 contest to Central Florida on Saturday.

Date/Times:

Sunday, June 3

Missouri State Vs. Stony Brook, 1 p.m CT

UCF Vs. Missouri Sate/Stony Brook Winner, 6 p.m. CT

Monday, June 4

UCF Vs. Missouri Sate/Stony Brook Winner, 6 p.m. CT *If Necessary

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2012 NCAA Regionals, Missouri State Vs. Miami Final Score: Bears Win 12-2, Eliminate Hurricanes

The Missouri St. Bears were facing an elimination game against against the host Miami Hurricanes and the Bears brought the offense to eliminate the Hurricanes 12-2. The Bears scored nine runs in the first two innings including batting around in the bottom of the first where they scored seven of those runs.

Miami's starting pitcher Steven Ewing only pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up seven runs, six hits and walked a pair. His replacement Javi Salas did only sightly better but he gave up two more runs to the Bears in only 1 and 1/3 innings. In those first two innings the Bears were just able to get hit after hit against Ewing and Salas to build their lead.

Miami was able to score a pair of runs in the top of the third inning of Missouri State's starting pitcher Pierce Johnson, but that was the scoring that the Hurricanes would get all day.

Johnson ended up pitching eight strong innings and only allowed six hits and struck out seven batters. Missouri State added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go up 12-2.

There were so many players for Missouri State who had a great game but two of the better performances came from Brent Seifert who went 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI, and then Keenen Maddox who went 3-for-4 with two runs and four RBI.

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2012 NCAA Regionals, Missouri State Vs. Miami: Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Missouri State Bears were unable to start their tournament run on the good foot as they dropped their opener versus the UCF Knights 2-1 on Friday. It was a game up for grabs, but missed opportunities from the Bears offense proved costly. While the Bears look to heal their wounds in the losers' bracket, they now have an unexpected opponent awaiting them on Saturday.

The Bears were to face the loser of Friday's second game, featuring top seeded Miami (36-21) and the No. 4 seed Stony Brook (46-11). In an upset, Stony Brook trounced Miami 10-2, thus placing the host and top-seed Hurricanes in an elimination game that starts at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday. The Canes looked lethargic on Saturday, making the Seawolves look like world beaters. Miami's coach Jim Morris shared his sentiments after the game.

"This is the worst big game that the University of Miami has played in my entire coaching career - in all phases. I'm very sad to have watched the way we played the game tonight." -- UM head coach Jim Morris

The Bears will have to hop The U's bats stay asleep on Saturday, but a win keeps them in contention to make it out the regionals. Here's the pertinent information to stay locked in on the action.

Date / Time: Saturday, June 2, 1 p.m. CT

Location: Alex Rodriguez Park, Coral Gables, Florida

Radio: KBFL 1060 AM

Watch: ESPN3.com

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2012 NCAA Regionals, Missouri State Vs. UCF: Bears Drop Low-Scoring Affair 2-1

UCF scored a run in the bottom of the eighth and was able to hold on for a 2-1 win over Missouri State once the rain cleared.

With the score tied at one, UCF catcher Chris Taladay hit an RBI-single to right field with one out to give the Golden Knights the lead. Shortly after, lightning came and the game was delayed for about two hours. In the ninth, Missouri State outfielder Spiker Helms walked with one out, but a strikeout and fielder's choice ended the game. The Bears will play the loser of Miami (Fl.) vs. Stony Brook with their tournament lives on the line.

UCF opened the scoring in the bottom of the first when Ronnie Richardson hit a solo home run. Richardson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Missouri State tied the game in the top of the seventh on an RBI-single from second baseman Kevin Medrano, who went 1-for-5.

Bears starter Nick Petree pitched all eight innings, allowing two runs on six hits. On Thursday, Petree was named the Division I National Player of the Year.

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2012 NCAA Regionals, Missouri State Vs. UCF Update: Game Delayed By Storms In 9th, Bears Trail 2-1

Missouri State's NCAA Tournament opener against UCF has been delayed with the Bears trailing 2-1 and three outs away from defeat. The lightning delay in Coral Gables, Fla., occurred at 4 38 p.m. ET.

A look at the radar shows that the game might not resume for quite some time.

UCF opened the scoring in the bottom of the first when Ronnie Richardson hit a solo home run. Richardson is 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Missouri State tied the game in the top of the seventh on an RBI-single from second baseman Kevin Medrano, who is 1-for-4.

But UCF re-took the lead in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI hit from catcher Chris Taladay before the lightning came.

Starter Nick Petree has pitched all eight innings for the Bears, allowing two runs on six hits, while striking out five.

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2012 NCAA Regionals, Missouri State Vs. UCF: Game Preview, TV Info And More

Missouri State will make its first postseason appearance in nine years on Friday, when they face off against UCF in the Coral Gables Regional.

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