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VCU edges Dallas Baptist to advance to first super regional

DALLAS, TX (WWBT/AP) -

Virginia Commonwealth's Sean Thompson and Matt Lees held host Dallas Baptist to four hits in a 3-1 victory to take the Dallas regional championship on Monday.

VCU (39-23) advanced to a super regional against Miami or Columbia.

The Rams won three of four regional games, allowing only six runs.

Lees earned his third save, pitching 3 1/3 innings after relieving Thompson (6-3) in the sixth.

Joseph Shaw (10-5) lost to VCU for the second time in the tournament. He left in the second inning after forcing in a run by hitting James Bunn with a pitch and giving up another when Cody Acker grounded out.

Jimmy Kerrigan led off the sixth with a double, stole third base and scored on another groundout by Acker.

Plate umpire Barry Chambers was hit in the chest by a pitched ball, and was replaced in the seventh inning.

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