The first day of the NCAA Regionals is always interesting, and Friday was no exception.

Three #1 seeds and six #2 seeds fell in the first round.  One regional (Fort Worth) was completely rained out.

The Sun Belt started strong as Randy Bell pitched a complete game and Travis Swaggerty drove in four runs to lead South Alabama to a 6-3 win over Mississippi State. USA will now play Southern Miss, an 8-7 winner over UIC in Hattiesburg.

Other highlights from Day One:

#3 Sam Houston State defeated #2 Arizona 5-4 in Lubbock.  A rematch from last year's first round in Lafayette.  Former Cajun Riley Cooper was credited with the win, despite giving up two runs in 2.1 innings.

#2 Southeastern La.  beat Rice 12-6 to earn a date with LSU

It was a good day for the SEC as seven of their eight teams were victorious.  Only Mississippi State is in the loser's bracket.

#1 seeds that lost:   Davidson 8, #2 national seed North Carolina 4, #$ Iowa 6 Houston 3, Tennessee Tech 3, Florida State 1

Games that featured a #3 beating #2 included wins by Sam Houston and South Alabama.  Others were Auburn 6, UCF 4,  NC State 7 Indiana 6 (12 inn), Texas A&M 8, Baylor 5,  Yale 3 Nebraska 1

And, in a winners bracket game out in Palo Alto, Stanford fell to Cal State Fullerton 4-1.  The Cardinal faces BYU in an elimination game today.

Wanna see all the scores?  They're right here.

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