Louisville became the first team to reach the Super Regional round of the NCAA Baseball Championship Sunday as the Cardinals rolled to a 12-3 win against Oklahoma State to claim the Louisville Regional title at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Connecticut which had won its NCAA tournament opener Friday against Virginia Tech, fell 3-1 to the Hokies Sunday, putting an end to the Huskies' tournament run.
Louisville moves on to the best-of-three Super Regional round for the third time in program history and the first time since 2009. The Cardinals will face either Vanderbilt or Georgia Tech in the Super Regional, with a trip to the College World Series at stake.
Louisville outfielder Coco Johnson was named Most Outstanding Player of the Louisville Regional after he went 2-for-4 with three RBI against the Cowboys Sunday, keying a Cardinal lineup that broke open a 6-3 game with a six-run eighth inning. Relief pitcher Joe Filomeno, who worked 3.1 shutout innings, picked up the decision to earn his first win of the season.
UConn fell to Virginia Tech after the Huskies managed just one extra-base hit against the Hokies. First baseman Bobby Melley and catcher Max McDowell both went 2-for-4 for the Huskies, while Anthony Marzi was the tough-luck loser after he allowed two runs (one earned) in 5.1 innings.