March 5, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Zaleski's single in ninth lifts Sam Houston over No. 6 Rice

No. 1 Arizona State thumps New Mexico; No. 2 Arizona nips UNLV


In Huntsville, Texas, Nick Zaleski’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave Sam Houston State a dramatic 13-12 win over No. 6 Rice Tuesday. Todd Sebek’s base hit in the ninth for the Bearkats (5-3) tied the game. Sebek had three hits, three runs and three RBI. Adam Zornes’ two-run homer in the eighth had given the Owls (6-3) a three-run lead at 12-9.


No. 1 Arizona State 18, New Mexico 1

In Tempe, Ariz., Kiel Roling homered and drove in five as Arizona State manhandled New Mexico. Roling had a three-run homer in the fifth and a two-run single in the seventh. Marcel Champagnie and Brett Wallace also went deep for the Sun Devils    (8-0).


No. 2 Arizona 6, UNLV 5

In Tucson, Ariz., C.J. Ziegler’s sixth home run of the season snapped a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the seventh as Arizona snuck past UNLV. Ziegler also doubled and scored twice for the Wildcats (6-1). Steve Rinaudo had a three-run double for the Rebels    (5-4).


No. 3 Ole Miss 8, Southern Miss 5

In Oxford, Miss., Evan Button had three hits, including a home run, as Ole Miss got by Southern Miss. Michael Hubbard had two hits and four RBI for the Rebels (9-0). Hubbard’s two-run single capped a four-run fourth for Ole Miss. Michael Ewing homered for the Golden Eagles (6-3).


No. 4 North Carolina 10, William & Mary 2

In Cary, N.C., Tim Fedroff went 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBI as North Carolina whipped William & Mary. Federoff’s two-run homer highlighted a five-run fourth as the Tar Heels (8-1) built a 9-2 lead over the Tribe (7-3). Garrett Gore had two hits and two RBI for UNC. Mike Sheridan had two hits for W&M.


No. 7 Miami (Fla.) 9, Lehigh 2

In Coral Gables, Fla., Joey Terdoslavich had two hits, including a home run, and three RBI as Miami got by Lehigh. Jemile Weeks had three hits, two runs and three steals for the Hurricanes (6-1). Austin Borden had a two-run single for the Mountain Hawks   (4-6).


No. 9 Texas 16, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 7

In Austin, Texas, Cameron Rupp went 4 for 5 with two doubles, two runs and four RBI as Texas outscored Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Tant Shepherd also went 4 for 5 for the Longhorns (7-2) with two doubles, three runs and three RBI. Jacob Perales had two hits and two runs for the Islanders (2-6).


Cal State Fullerton 7, No. 11 UCLA 1

In Fullerton, Calif., Jeff Kaplan pitched six shutout innings as Cal State Fullerton stopped UCLA at Goodwin Field. Kaplan (2-1) had two hits and struck out eight for the Titans (4-4). Josh Fellhauer had two doubles for Fullerton. Jermaine Curtis had two hits for the Bruins (5-2).


No. 12 Florida State 11, UNC Asheville 4

In Tallahassee, Fla., Dennis Guinn had three hits to lead Florida State past UNC Asheville. Buster Posey drove in three for the Seminoles (8-0). Justin Schumer went deep for the Bulldogs (4-5).


Louisiana Tech 9, No. 15 Baylor 6

In Waco, Texas, Louisiana Tech scored five in the ninth to upset Baylor. Clint Stubbs had a two-run single for the Bulldogs (7-3) in the ninth that tied the game at 6-6. Clay Alexander’s pinch-hit two-run single gave Tech an 8-6 lead. The Bears (7-1) scored single runs in the seventh and eighth for a 6-4 advantage.


No. 16 UC Irvine 4, San Diego 0

In Irvine, Calif., UC Irvine registered its fourth consecutive shutout as the Anteaters  (8-0) blanked San Diego (5-5). Daniel Bibona (2-0) fanned a career-high 12 in six innings for UCI with four hits and one walk. Ollie Linton had a two-run single for the Anteaters.


No. 19 Oregon State 16, Portland 0

In Portland, Ore., Joey Wong tied a single-game record with five hits as Oregon State pummeled Portland. Wong lacked a triple for the cycle. He homered in the fourth, his second of the season. Daniel Robertson had three hits and two runs for the Beavers  (4-3). The Pilots (6-4) did not get their first hit until Eric Brown’s single with one out in the eighth.


No. 20 Wichita State 9, Le Moyne 8

In Wichita, Kan., Cody Lassley’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave Wichita State the win over Le Moyne. Ryan Jones had a leadoff double in the ninth for the Shockers (4-3) and scored on Lassley’s hit. Jones had three hits, two runs and an RBI. Stephen Crawford had a two-run single in the second for the Dolphins (2-6).