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Top seeds eliminated in Big East baseball

So much for the regular season. The first two teams eliminated from the Big East baseball tournament in Clearwater are two of the top three seeds in the tournament, as top-seeded St. John's and third-seeded Notre Dame were knocked out Wednesday after their second losses.

St. John's couldn't rebound from a 12-0 loss to Villanova on Tuesday, giving up 12 again in a loss to fifth-seeded Seton Hall. Notre Dame, which lost 9-3 to USF late Tuesday night, struggled with the quick turnaround, falling behind 8-1 to West Virginia after two innings. The Mountaineers eventually won 13-6, and like Seton Hall, will play again Thursday against the losers of tonight's two games.

With the upsets continuing, it would be an easier path for USF if the Bulls can get past second-seeded Cincinnati on Wednesday night. A win there would give the Bulls a valuable day off before returning for Friday's semifinals, where they'd only need to win one of two games to advance to Saturday's championship game.

We'll have plenty more from Bright House Field tonight. USF's first pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m. ...

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:25pm]


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