Miami, Fla. 4, Georgia Tech 2 South Carolina 5, Towson St. 1 Miami, Fla. 18, James Madison 8
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) _ Frank Dominguez had two hits, scored twice and drove in two runs as Miami, Fla., beat Georgia Tech 4-2 Saturday to remain unbeaten in the NCAA Atlantic Regional tournament.
Steffen Majer, 4-2, allowed only three hits over 7 1-3 innings for the victory.
The Yellow Jackets, 45-23, will play South Carolina, a 5-1 winner over Towson State in the day’s second game, on Sunday afternoon for the right to play Miami, 50-12-1, Sunday night. If the Hurricanes win, they will advance to the College World Series. If they lose, the two teams will play again Monday.
Dominguez doubled in two runs and later scored on Will Vespe’s sacrifice fly to give Miami a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
Dominguez tripled and scored on a wild pitch by Yellow Jackets starter Doug Creek, 9-4, in the sixth.
Majer was replaced in the eighth by Dan Bruckner after walking two batters. Bruckner issued another walk, loading the bases, and gave up a bases-loaded two-run single to Pat McGuire.
Bruckner was replaced by Joe Grahe, who threw a complete-game shutout earlier in the tournament against Towson State. Grahe got David Ivester to ground out to end the threat and retired the side in order in the ninth for his first save of the year.
Miami eliminated James Madison earlier Saturday.
In that game, John Viera had five RBI and five hits, including a two-run double in the seventh that broke an 8-8 tie.
Greg Knowles, 8-2, picked up the win in relief for the Hurricanes, who came from behind three times before blowing the game open. Mike Linskey, 10-1, took the loss for the Dukes, who ended their season 43-11-2.
In the second game, Garrett Carter had four hits and two RBI to pace South Carolina, 42-20, over Towson State, 31-17-1, in an elimination game.
South Carolina used six singles and two wild pitches by loser Larry Raynor, 1-4, to score four runs in the third.
Will Lewis, 3-1, got the victory with 4 1-3 strong innings in relief.