Prospect Fulmer helps Vandy to victory

Florida's Bader, Martin also shine in Super Regional action

Prospect Fulmer helps Vandy to victory

Saturday was a busy day of NCAA Tournament baseball, with all 16 remaining teams in action in the Super Regional round. Half of those squads were playing Game 2 of their best-of-three series after opening Friday, while the other half were just getting underway.

A couple of days before the start of the 2015 Draft, several top prospects were among those trying to get their schools to Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series.

Here's a quick look at Saturday's matchups and how some of's Top 200 Draft prospects fared in their respective games. The Draft begins Monday at 6 pm. ET on and MLB Network.

Baton Rouge Super Regional: LSU 4, Louisiana-Lafayette 3
The Tigers survived for a Game 1 win without any production from shortstop Alex Bregman,'s No. 4 Draft prospect, or center fielder Andrew Stevenson (No. 79). Both went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

LSU led, 3-2, heading into the ninth inning, thanks to an RBI double and two-run homer from Jake Fraley. A leadoff pinch-hit homer by Brenn Conrad tied the game for the Ragin' Cajuns, but the Tigers' Chris Sciambra countered with a solo shot of his own in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off win.

Louisiana-Lafayette shortstop Blake Trahan, the No. 47 prospect, went 0-for-5 with a strikeout.

Champaign Super Regional: Vanderbilt 13, Illinois 0
No. 3 Draft prospect Carson Fulmer outpitched Kevin Duchene (No. 152) as the Commodores thumped the Illini to grab a 1-0 series lead.

Fulmer walked five and threw two wild pitches but allowed only four hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out five. Meanwhile, Duchene surrendered seven runs (four earned) on seven hits over four innings, with three walks and two strikeouts.

Vanderbilt jumped on the left-hander for three runs in the first inning on its way to a big night with the bats. Shortstop Dansby Swanson, the No. 2 Draft prospect and potential No. 1 overall pick, went 2-for-6 with a run scored, while right fielder Rhett Wiseman (No. 120) picked up three hits in five at-bats, with a run and an RBI.

Charlottesville Super Regional: Virginia 5, Maryland 4
Virginia rallied late for a second straight day to eliminate Maryland and advance to the College World Series for the second year in a row. The Cavaliers trailed, 4-2, heading into the bottom of the ninth but roared back to win on Ernie Clement's two-run single, which brought home outfielder Joe McCarthy (No. 68) with the walk-off run.

Brandon Waddell (No. 163) started the game for Virginia, giving up four runs on 10 hits over eight innings while striking out seven. McCarthy went 0-for-2 but walked twice, while Maryland's Brandon Lowe (No. 148) went 1-for-2.

Coral Gables Super Regional: Miami 10, VCU 3
Hurricanes third baseman David Thompson (No. 127) ripped an RBI single to center field as part of a five-run seventh inning that turned a one-run affair into a blowout. Thompson also drove in a run with a groundout in the first and finished 1-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Three Miami relievers combined for seven scoreless innings as the club advanced to Omaha.

Fayetteville Super Regional: Missouri State 3, Arkansas 1
After Arkansas enjoyed a huge offensive day against No. 10 Draft prospect Jon Harris in Game 1, left-hander Matt Hall dominated the Razorbacks to help Missouri State even the series. Hall allowed only one unearned run on one hit in a complete-game effort, striking out eight.

One of his victims was Arkansas center fielder Andrew Benintendi (No. 8), who went 0-for-3 with a walk and a punchout.

Missouri State center fielder Tate Matheny (No. 103), the son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, struck out three times but picked up one hit in four at-bats, drew a walk and scored a run.

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Fort Worth Super Regional: TCU 13, Texas A&M 4
The Horned Frogs smacked around four Aggies pitchers on their way to a Game 1 victory, scoring in six of their eight innings, including a five-run sixth that broke things open. A&M right-hander Grayson Long (No. 153) got the start but lasted only three innings, surrendering five runs (four earned) on seven hits, with one walk and two strikeouts.

TCU's Trey Teakell tossed four scoreless innings of relief for the win, while the Horned Frogs pounded out 18 hits, including at least one from every player in the lineup.

Gainesville Super Regional: Florida 11, Florida State 4
The Seminoles took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, with one run scoring on a fielder's choice grounder from shortstop D.J. Stewart (No. 36).

But the Gators came back with three runs in both of the next two frames and were on their way to a blowout over their in-state rival that propelled them on to the next round. Left fielder Harrison Bader and shortstop Richie Martin -- the top two hitters in the Florida lineup and the Draft's Nos. 78 and 34 prospects, respectively -- both homered in the victory. Bader finished 2-for-5 with a walk and three RBIs, while Martin went 2-for-6.

Stewart, who was 1-for-5 for Florida State, added a two-run homer in the fifth, but it was too little, too late.

Louisville Super Regional: Cal State Fullerton 3, Louisville 2 (10 innings)
The opening game of this series was a pitchers' duel between two members of the Top 200, as Louisville right-hander Kyle Funkhouser (No. 13) squared off against Fullerton righty Thomas Eshelman (No. 98). Both pitched well, but neither factored in the decision in a dramatic contest.

Funkhouser went seven-plus innings and was charged with two runs on five hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. One of those runs came after Funkhouser exited, following a leadoff walk in the eighth. That put Eshelman in line for a win after he held Louisville to one run on eight hits over seven frames, with one walk and five strikeouts.

That didn't happen, as the Cardinals' Mike White hit a game-tying solo homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth. But the Titans still came out on top, as Timmy Richards was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run in the 10th.

Andrew Simon is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.