March 1, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

No. 18 San Diego 3, Cal Poly 2

No. 18 San Diego 5, Fresno State 2

No. 12 Missouri 7, California 5

No. 12 Missouri 3, San Diego State 1

No. 10 Long Beach State 3, No. 13 Wichita State 2 (12)

Around the Bases
Battle of UT won by Vols

Guilmet Ks 11; Ole Miss keeps rolling; FSU nips Auburn

In Houston, Steve Crnkovich worked into the seventh, and Kentrail Davis had two hits and two RBI as Tennessee knocked off No. 6 Texas 5-4 in a battle of UTs Friday night before 7,479 fans at the Minute Maid College Classic at Minute Maid Park. Crnkovich (2-0) allowed eight hits and three earned runs in keeping the Longhorns (5-1) in check. Blake Forsythe scored three times for the Volunteers (4-1), who rallied for three runs in the seventh to take a 4-2 lead. Brandon Belt and David Hernandez each had two hits and a RBI for Texas.

No. 2 Arizona 9, Sacramento State 3

In Tucson, Ariz., Preston Guilmet struck out 11 and allowed two earned runs in seven innings, and Dillon Baird went 3 for 6 with his second homer, two runs and six RBI as Arizona gave coach Andy Lopez his 900th career win. Leading 3-2 in the fifth, Baird lifted a two-out homer to right field to give the Wildcats a little cushion (3-1). Catcher Travis Kirkman has two hits and two RBI for the Hornets (1-3).


No. 3 Ole Miss 6, Indiana 4

In Oxford, Miss., the fog rolled in, and Ole Miss kept rolling as Cody Overbeck hit his fourth homer and Logan Power his third as the Rebels got past Indiana State. In a game that featured a prolonged seventh-inning stretch – a fog delay that lasted 30 minutes – Lance Lynn (2-0) tossed six innings with two earned runs and nine strikeouts. The Sycamores, who got three hits from leadoff man Chris Schmidt, scored twice in the first of Lynn, thanks in part to an error, for an early lead. But Overbeck (2 for 5) and Power each delivered two-run homers, and Zach Miller added two hits for the Rebels (6-0).

No. 4 North Carolina 8, Kent State 1
In Rock Hill, S.C., Alex White hurled six solid innings and got plenty of support from Kyle Seager, who drove in a career-high three runs as North Carolina knocked off Kent State at the Coca-Cola Classic. White (2-0) allowed four hits and a walk and struck out six for the Tar Heels (5-1). Garrett Gore scored three times, and Ben Bunting had a pair of RBI for UNC. The Golden Flashes fell to 1-4, despite a 2-for-2 day from Tyler Martin.


No. 7 Vanderbilt 7, Kansas 1

In Nashville, Mike Minor took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and Andrew Giobbi went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI as Vanderbilt stopped Kansas. Minor (2-0) allowed three hits in 6.2 innings with one run and nine strikeouts for the Commodores (4-1). Buck Afenir had a hit and a RBI for the Jayhawks (2-5).

No. 16 Florida State 6, Auburn 5
In Auburn, Ala., Jack Posey and Mike McGee had two RBI apiece, and Matt Fairel tossed a career-best seven innings as Florida State held off Auburn. Fairel (2-0) allowed three hits and one earned run and struck out three as the Seminoles (5-0) opened up a 6-1 lead. But the Tigers (4-2) rallied in the ninth, thanks in part to FSU's fifth error. Joseph Sanders had two hits and two runs for Auburn. Scott Shuman was brilliant in relief for Auburn, allowing three hits and one run in six innings.

No. 20 Virginia 17, Siena 2
In Charlottesville, Va., Jacob Thompson posted a school-record 23rd win, and Greg Miclat went 3 for 5 with three runs and five RBI as Virginia routed Siena. Thompson allowed four hits and one unearned run and struck out 10 for the Cavaliers, who at 7-0 are off to the program's best start since 1971. Virginia freshman David Coleman had a pair of hits and four RBI. Siena fell to 0-5.