On Draft eve, Bregman leads LSU to Omaha
Rain postpones matchup between likely first-rounders Swanson, Jay
On Monday, coverage of the 2015 Draft will begin at 6 p.m. ET on MLB.com and MLB Network leading to the first round at 7 p.m., with the first 75 picks coming off the board.
Some of those highly regarded players were in action 24 hours earlier, with eight teams playing in the Super Regionals of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Three schools already won their best-of-three series on Saturday, advancing to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. That left five available slots.
Here's a quick look at Sunday's matchups and how some of MLB.com's Top 200 Draft prospects fared in their respective games.
Baton Rouge Super Regional: LSU 6, Louisiana-Lafayette 3
Tigers shortstop Alex Bregman, the Draft's No. 4 prospect, went 1-for-4 as his team moved on to Omaha with a Game 2 victory. Bregman contributed a two-run single and scored a run as part of a four-run eighth inning that put LSU ahead, 5-0.
Tigers center fielder Alex Stevenson (No. 79) went 0-for-4, while Ragin' Cajuns shortstop Blake Trahan (No. 47) picked up a single in five at-bats.
Champaign Super Regional: Vanderbilt vs. Illinois, ppd.
The Illini were planning to start left-hander Tyler Jay, the No. 9 Draft prospect, in a do-or-die game after Vanderbilt and shortstop Dansby Swanson (No. 2) slugged their way to a 13-0 victory in Game 1. But Mother Nature had other ideas, as inclement weather forced the postponement of Game 2, which will be made up at 4 p.m. ET on Monday.
Fayetteville Super Regional: Arkansas 3, Missouri State 2
Missouri State center fielder Tate Matheny (No. 103), the son of Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, went 1-for-5 with a double as the Bears' season came to end in the rubber game of the series.
Arkansas advanced, as the Razorbacks made three first-inning runs hold up. Center fielder Andrew Benintendi (No. 8) went 0-for-3 but drew a walk and scored a run.
Fort Worth Super Regional: Texas A&M 2, TCU 1
The Aggies evened the series on Blake Allemand's walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning off TCU right-hander Riley Ferrell (No. 45). Preston Morrison had thrown the first 9 1/3 innings for the Horned Frogs before Ferrell entered to face Allemand with one out and runners at first and third.
Texas A&M led 1-0 before Keaton Jones' sac fly tied things up in the ninth inning for TCU. The teams now will play a decisive Game 3 on Monday at 8 p.m. ET.
Louisville Super Regional: Louisville 9, Cal State Fullerton 3
A four-run sixth inning blew things open for the Cardinals, who forced Game 3 on Monday at 7 p.m. ET. Louisville pounded out 16 hits, including four by first baseman Danny Rosenbaum, while freshman Brendan McKay threw seven strong innings.