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Bulldogs win Southern title

The Citadel claimed its eighth Southern Conference Tournament Championship on Sunday as they jumped on Western Carolina early for a 10-3 win.

The Bulldogs have won 12 straight games, the second longest winning streak in the nation, and the win moves them to 42-20 on the season. 42 wins are the second most in school history and the most for coach Fred Jordan in a season.

Asher Wojciechowski made his second start of the tournament and picked up his second win as he was named to the All-Tournament team. First baseman Justin Mackert was named the Most Outstanding Tournament Player after batting .467 (7-for-15) with five runs, seven RBI, three walks and a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases.

Wojciechowski (12-2) earned the win after tossing 8 innings, allowing seven hits, three runs, two earned runs, one walk and recording eight strikeouts.

SEC

Tyler Hanover's two-out RBI single in the top of the 11th inning lifted LSU to a 4-3 victory over Alabama and its third consecutive SEC tournament title.

LSU ace Anthony Ranaudo, in a rare relief appearance, pitched three hitless innings and finished off the Crimson Tide with two strikeouts and a groundout.

The Tigers (40-20) are the first team to win three straight tournament titles since Alabama (37-22) did it from 1995-97 and the first to do it under the current format. It was also the first time the championship game went to extra innings and the first title for a No. 8 seed.

The teams had to sit through two weather delays totaling nearly 21/2 hours before finishing it off.

Ranaudo (5-2) struck out five and celebrated the end by slamming his glove into the infield grass before getting buried under a pileup of teammates.

ACC

(AP) - Rafael Lopez drove in three runs to lead Florida State past North Carolina State 8-3 in the ACC championship game.

Jayce Boyd had two RBIs and Lopez's tiebreaking single in the seventh put the Seminoles (42-17) ahead for good. They claimed their fifth ACC title and first since 2004, and finally won one in the state of North Carolina.

This one took a scary turn in the eighth when N.C. State catcher Chris Schaeffer was injured in a collision at home plate with Florida State baserunner James Ramsey. Schaeffer laid motionless near the plate for 10 minutes and was taken off the field in an ambulance.

Wittels streak at 54

Florida International's Garrett Wittels is taking his pursuit of the Division I hitting-streak record to the NCAA tournament.

Wittels got a hit in his 54th straight game and FIU beat Troy 14-10 in the championship game of the Sun Belt Conference tournament, clinching a berth in the NCAA field.

The Golden Panthers (36-23) will find out which regional they'll be sent to today, knowing they're probably off to either Gainesville, Fla., or nearby Coral Gables this weekend.

Wittels was 2 for 6 on Sunday, moving within four games of matching Robin Ventura's record of 58 straight games with a hit set in 1987 for Oklahoma State.

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