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Chanticleers oust Texas Southern

Andrew Beckwith pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning and second-seeded Coastal Carolina ousted fourth-seeded Texas 4-1 Saturday in the College Station Regional.

The Chanticleers (39-20) advanced to play either top-seeded Texas A&M or third-seeded California in an elimination game on Sunday.

Beckwith (6-4) allowed struck out five over a career-high 81/3 innings. After Texas Southern scored, Bobby Holmes relieved with runners on second and third and finished for the save.

Michael Paez homered into a construction zone beyond the left field fence in the third. The Chanticleers added three runs in the fourth on RBI hits by Tyler Chadwick, Jack Curtis and Anthony Marks.

Coastal Coastal won its first NCAA tournament game since defeating Manhattan in 2012.

The Tigers, the Southwestern Athletic Conference champions, were in the tournament for the first time since 2008. They finished at 31-19.

Florida International 2, East Carolina 0: Josh Anderson broke a tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning in Coral Gables, Fla., in an NCAA regional elimination game.

On Sunday, FIU (30-30) will play the Miami-Columbia loser in another elimination game. East Carolina finished the season 40-22.

FIU starter Chris Mourelle pitched 71/3 innings, allowing six hits and no walks. Danny Dopico (3-4) got the final five outs, allowing one hit, for the win.

East Carolina starter Reid Love (7-4) took the loss.

Division II

Tampa 3, Catawba 1: Tampa’s Michael Calkins gave up four hits and struck out four in nine innings pitched in the Division II championship round game played in Cary. Nick Tindall had a 2-run-scoring triple in the fourth for the Spartans (42-13). Catawba finished its season 47-14. News Services

Late Friday

UNC Wilmington 10, Tulane 1: Ryan Foster scattered eight hits in a complete-game victory and UNC Wilmington used a seven-run fourth inning to rout Tulane in Baton Rouge, La.

UNCW (40-16) advanced to take on LSU on Saturday, while Tulane (34-24) took on Lehigh in an elimination game.

Already leading 2-0, UNCW used seven hits, a throwing error and a wild pitch to take control in the fourth. Steven Linkous, Zach Shields, Gavin Stupienski, Corey Dick and Luke Dunlap had RBI singles in the inning for the Seahawks. Foster (7-1) allowed only one run, while Patrick Duester (7-6) gave up seven runs and six hits in 32/3 innings for Tulane.

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