The powerhouse Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference each were dealt setbacks Saturday in the NCAA baseball regionals, but No. 1 seed Florida and No. 2 Louisville took care of business.
The Gators survived for a 6-5 victory over Connecticut on the strength of Jonathan India's tiebreaking home run to lead off the eighth and terrific relief pitching from Dane Dunning and Shaun Anderson.
Louisville flexed its muscles with a 15-3 thumping of Ohio State in a game twice delayed by weather. The ACC's Boston College also beat Utah at Mississippi to make its first regional championship game since 1967.
Clemson, another national seed from the ACC, fell 12-2 to Oklahoma State after scoring 24 points — er, runs — in the regional opener.
Vanderbilt was routed by a team it dominated in the regular season, then eliminated 9-8 by Washington. Mississippi and Duke were both eliminated after going 0-2, and defending national champion Virginia also lost.
Host Ole Miss was knocked out with a 6-5 loss to Tulane. South Carolina bounced Duke, in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 55 years, 4-2 in an ACC-SEC matchup.
Then, East Carolina scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth to knock Virginia into the loser's bracket. Travis Watkins' three-run homer completed the comeback.
Xavier hammered the Commodores 15-1 after losing the three regular-season games in March by a combined 26-5. The loss came two days after freshman pitcher Donny Everett drowned while on a fishing trip.
The SEC set a record with four national seeds, with most playing in night games. All seven of the league's regional teams were awarded host sites. The ACC had three national seeds and tied the SEC's 2-year-old record with 10 teams invited.
In the Columbia Regional, UNC Wilmington is 2-0 after every starter had a hit for the second straight game.
UPSETS OF DAY
— Vanderbilt allowed 13 runs in the seventh inning to Xavier. The Commodores were national runners-up last season and champions in 2014.
— Virginia closer Tommy Doyle gave up four consecutive hits and a sacrifice before Watkins' blast.
GAMES OF DAY
— Miami topped Long Beach State 4-3 in 11 innings after Chris Chester's two-out RBI single.
— Travis Blue doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 13th inning, and Navy beat Saint Mary's 8-5 in the Raleigh Regional.
— Jake Rogers hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lead Tulane past Ole Miss.
— Cal State Fullerton broke a scoreless tie with a single run in the eighth inning and that was enough for the Titans to edge Louisiana Tech 1-0 in the Starkville Regional. The game had been halted in the seventh inning Friday night because of heavy rain.
— Louisville's Brendan McKay struck out 10 batters in 5 2/3 shutout innings before leaving after the second weather delay. He also drove in three runs and hit his fifth homer of the year.
— Dallas Baptist's Darick Hall hit two homers and pitched 7 1/3 innings during an 8-5 win over Fairfield in the Lubbock Regional.
— Danny Rosenbaum, Louisville, hit a pair of two-run homers in the rout.
— Tristin English, Georgia Tech, had a tiebreaking, two-run single in the fifth and added a three-run homer in the ninth against Bethune-Cookman. Georgia Tech won 12-3.
— Rylan Bannon, Xavier, hit a grand slam during that huge seventh inning vs. Vanderbilt.
— Rogers, Tulane, had the final homer, but teammate Hunter Williams also hit two solo shots.
— Cody Daigle, Louisiana Tech, hit a grand slam in the fourth inning of a 9-4 win over Southeast Missouri in the Starkville Regional.
MARVELOUS ON MOUND
— Jordan Aboites, Arizona State, threw his first career complete game in a 4-1 win over Oral Roberts. The 5-foot-6 right-hander struck out seven while giving up one walk and 11 hits, 10 of them singles.
— Randy Bell, South Alabama, tossed his fifth complete game in a 6-3 win over Alabama State. He allowed seven hits with no walks and struck out eight.
— Florida relievers Dane Dunning (5-3) and Shaun Anderson combined to allow just one hit over the final 4-2/3 innings. Anderson got his 13th save.
— Corey Ray, OF, Louisville. Played both right and left field in the game against Ohio State and drove in run No. 60.
— A.J. Puk, Florida. Went 4 1/3 innings against Connecticut, allowing five hits and five runs, four of them earned.