COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Kyle Thebeau struck out 13 and allowed only seven hits and two unearned runs in pitching a complete game as Texas A&M defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 5-2 on Monday to win the NCAA regional in College Station.
The Aggies (48-17) advanced to their first NCAA tournament super regional in three years with the victory. Texas A&M will play second-seeded Rice this weekend.
Texas A&M lost to Louisiana-Lafayette (47-17) on Saturday but rebounded to win the regional with three straight victories, including two over the Ragin' Cajuns.
Craig Stinson hit a curve ball over the left field fence to start the second inning. Ben Feltner, Dane Carter and Kyle Colligan each got RBIs later in the inning to give the Aggies a 4-0 lead.
Cajuns starter Buddy Glass (7-5) left the game after giving up five hits, including the homer, a triple and two doubles, over the first two innings.
Rice tops TCU
HOUSTON (AP) - Joe Savery used his bat and his arm Sunday night to lead Rice to a 3-1 victory over TCU in the championship of the NCAA Houston regional.
Savery (10-1) gave up one earned run and six hits in pitching into the eighth inning. He struck out three and walked one before Bobby Bramhall took over to pick up his sixth save of the year.
Savery, who was named the MVP of the tournament, went 1-for-4 at the plate, doubled and scored two runs for the Owls.
"(My) fastball was good today," Savery said. "I was pretty efficient. I got a couple of double play balls. I'm always going to hit. I've done that since I was a freshman.
"I knew I didn't pitch very well last week in the conference tournament. I was just looking for a strong outing."
Rice (52-12) will face the winner of the College Station regional between Texas A&M and Louisiana-Lafayette in the super regional.