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Alabama beats Kennesaw State in NCAA regional, sets up rematch for berth in super regional

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Alabama's pitcher, Taylor Guilbeau tosses over to first to force out Kennesaw State's Jacob Bruce in the third inning of an NCAA regional college baseball game on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) Alabama's pitcher, Taylor Guilbeau tosses over to first to force out Kennesaw State's Jacob Bruce in the third inning of an NCAA regional college baseball game on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Alabama junior left-hander Taylor Guilbeau, who hadn't pitched more than three innings in a game all season, scattered five hits in his first career complete game as the Crimson Tide topped Kennesaw State 4-1 on Sunday.

Alabama (37-23) won its third straight elimination game to set up another matchup Monday against Kennesaw State (39-22), with the winner advancing to the super regionals.

Kennesaw State's nine-game winning streak ended.

With some from Kennesaw State's defense, Alabama grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Ben Moore scored from third base on a fielder's choice when third baseman Matt Bahnick passed up getting Moore at the plate to instead try for an inning-ending double play. But Bahnick's throw was dropped at second and Alabama was up 1-0 with two runners on. Casey Houghston laced a two-out liner off left fielder Jacob Bruce's glove, driving a pair of unearned runs.


NCAA Tallahassee Regional Final

Matchup:  Alabama (37-23) vs. Kennesaw State (39-22)
Time:  11 a.m.
TV:  ESPNU & ESPN3
Radio:  99.1 FM
Starting Pitchers:  Alabama -- Jay Shaw (R); Kennesaw St. -- Jordan Hillyer (R)
What's at stake:  Winner advances to NCAA Super Regional against Louisville.

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