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Oklahoma baseball advances

Tue., June 5, 2012

Drew Harrison pitched six innings in his first career start and Jack Mayfield drove in three runs to help Oklahoma beat Appalachian State 5-2 to win the Charlottesville, Va., Regional on Monday night.

Harrison (1-0), a first baseman converted to a pitcher this year, had worked only 9 1/3 innings this season. He allowed just three hits and two runs, struck out four and walked three.

The Sooners (42-23), who lost their opening game of the regional to the Mountaineers, completed a comeback that saw them eliminate Army and host Virginia on Sunday, then win two against the Appalachian State to advance to the super regional next week at South Carolina.

Also advancing on Monday were Baylor, Stony Brook, TCU and North Carolina State. They join St. John’s, Florida State, Florida, LSU, Arkansas, UCLA, Stanford, Arizona, Oregon and Kent State, all of which advanced on Sunday. Super regional matchups can be found on Scoreboard, B4.

Stony Brook is in the super regionals for the first time after defeating Central Florida 10-6 at Coral Gables, Fla.

Stony Brook (50-12) received a valiant effort from Tyler Johnson (11-1), who was pitching on two days’ rest. Johnson allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings while throwing 119 pitches.

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