Georgia Tech 4
*Jackets face elimination today at 3 p.m., against
Savannah State 0
Florida State 10
*Tigers face elimination today at noon, against Alabama
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jordan Parr hit two home runs to lead Illinois to a 6-4 win over Georgia Tech in an NCAA regional Friday.
Illinois (35-18) jumped out to a four-run lead thanks to Parr's second multihomer game. After his twin brother Justin Parr led off the fourth with a single, Jordan hit a two-run homer that bounced off the top of the left-field wall. Jordan Parr then smacked the first pitch of the sixth for his eighth homer.
Kevin Duchene (9-1), the Big Ten freshman of the year, scattered eight hits and three runs over seven innings.
The Yellow Jackets (34-26) closed the gap to 4-3 with consecutive triples by Daniel Palka and Sam Dove and a solo homer by Thomas Smith.
Illinois tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the eighth to stave off Georgia Tech.
Seminoles pound Savannah State
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Stephen McGee hit a two-run homer to cap a five-run second inning as Florida State routed Savannah State 10-0 Friday in opening-round play of the NCAA regionals.
Scott Sitz (10-1) scattered seven hits and struck out eight before leaving with one out in the eighth. In his last three postseason appearances, Sitz has fanned 24 in 18 innings and allowed just two runs.
Florida State roughed up Savannah State ace Kyle McGowin (12-2) for 10 runs in the first three innings. Marcus Davis drove in four runs for the Seminoles (45-15) with a pair of doubles and a single, while D.J. Stewart knocked in three runs with a double and two singles.
Florida State, the No. 7 seed, extended its regional tournament winning streak to 17, dating to 2008.
The Seminoles will meet Troy in Saturday's winners' bracket, while Savannah State (33-22) will take on Alabama in an elimination game.