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NCAA regionals: Pac-12 eliminated from postseason

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The Golden Bears saw their season come to an end on Monday after a 3-1 loss to Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. The Aggies took an early lead in the bottom of the second on a single by Hunter Melton, a walk by Jonathan Moroney, and a single from Logan Nottebrok. Cal tied it in the top of the seventh on a solo home run from Chris Paul, but Texas A&M got that run right back in the bottom of the inning. Moroney and Nottebrok walked, both advanced on a bunt, and Moroney scored on a sacrifice fly from Blake Allemand to give the Aggies back the lead.

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Texas A&M added an insurance run in the eighth when Mitchell Nau reached on an error, and Logan Taylor singled. Melton eventually singled to score Nau and make it 3-1 Aggies while putting the game out of reach. Matt Kent was solid for the Aggies, throwing seven innings and giving up just five hits, one earned run, and two walks while striking out five. The Golden Bears finish the season at 36-21.


UCLA also saw its season come to a close with a tough 2-1 loss to Maryland on Monday night in the NCAA regionals in Westwood. The Terps took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth when Kevin Martir worked a one-out walk and Anthony Papio doubled him home. A walk from Brandon Lowe, a single from Martir, and an RBI groundout from Nick Cieri made it 2-0 Maryland in the sixth.

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The Bruins earned one of those runs back in the top of the seventh on a walk from Ty Moore, a Maryland error, and a Kort Peterson single. But the 2-1 score held up, and UCLA was eliminated from the regionals and finished the year with a record of 45-16.

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