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State edges No. 2 Arizona
Florida stops No. 4 Florida State; Central
Arkansas surprises No. 12 Ole Miss
Tempe, Ariz., Ike Davis had a two-run double in the first and
pitched a scoreless ninth to notch the save as top-ranked
Arizona State edged No. 2 Arizona 6-5 Tuesday evening in front
of a sellout crowd of 4,235 at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at
Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils (18-0) scored three in the first
to take the early lead. The Wildcats (12-3) scored a pair in the
second before Brett Wallace (right) had a two-run single in the
bottom of the frame to give ASU a 5-2 advantage. UA tied it in
the fourth on a RBI single by Mike Weldon and a two-run double
by Dwight Childs. Marcel Champagnie’s sacrifice fly in the
bottom of the fourth snapped the tie and completed the scoring.
Florida 6, No. 4 Florida State 1
In Gainesville, Fla., Stephen Locke (2-0) pitched
5.1 scoreless innings as Florida defeated Florida State in front
of a McKethan Stadium-record crowd of 5,719. Kyle Mullaney took
the mound with the bases loaded in the eighth and got the final
four outs for his second save and the seventh straight win for
the Gators (15-3). Dustin Bamberg homered in the second to give
Florida the lead for good. Dennis Guinn had an RBI double in the
eighth for the Seminoles (16-2).
Central Arkansas 4, No. 12 Ole Miss 3
In Oxford, Miss., Chris Houk’s RBI double plated
the game-winner in the top of the 10th as Central
Arkansas knocked off Ole Miss. Houk finished with two hits and
two RBI. Matt Humphrey fanned four over the final 2.2 innings
for the Bears (8-11). Fuller Smith went 4 for 4 for the Rebels
No. 3 North Carolina 7, Princeton 0
In Cary, N.C., Patrick Johnson and three
relievers combined on a two-hit shutout as North Carolina
blanked Princeton. Johnson (2-0) allowed one hit in five innings
with seven strikeouts. Garrett Gore and Ben Bunting each had two
RBI for the Tar Heels (15-3). The Tigers fell to 6-5.
No. 5 Miami (Fla.) 20, Cornell 9
In Coral Gables, Fla., Mark Sobelewski tied a school record by
going 6 for 6 and he drove in five as Miami outscored Cornell at
Mark Light Field. Sobelewski matched the record of six hits held
by Mike Fiore (5/12/85) and Kevin Howard (5/11/02). Yonder
Alonso and Ryan Jackson each had two hits and three RBI for the
Hurricanes (14-2). Nathan Ford had three hits and three RBI for
the Big Red (4-6).
No. 6 Long Beach State 6, San Diego State 2
In Long Beach, Calif., Jason Corder had three RBI
to lead Long Beach State past San Diego State. Corder’s two-run
homer capped a three-run fifth as the Dirtbags (13-3) pushed
their lead to 6-2. The Aztecs evened their record at 9-9.
No. 9 Missouri 13, South Dakota State 1
In Columbia, Mo., Jacob Priday homered and
knocked in three as Missouri manhandled South Dakota State. Greg
Folgia fanned seven in five shutout innings for the Tigers
(14-2). Dan Pietroburgo had four hits and two runs for Missouri.
Stephen Turner drove in the lone run for the Jackrabbits (5-10)
in the eighth.
No. 11 South Carolina 13, College of
In Charleston, S.C., James Darnell tied a school
record with three home runs as South Carolina clobbered College
of Charleston in front of 2,011 fans at Patriots Point. Kyle
Enders and Reese Havens also went deep for the Gamecocks (12-5).
Jeremie Tice scored for the Cougars (13-7).
No. 13 Texas 9, Texas State 6
In Austin, Texas, Brandon Belt drove in five and
recorded his first career save as Texas outscored Texas State at
Disch-Falk Field. Belt went 3 for 4 and pitched two scoreless
innings with one walk, one hit batsman and one strikeout. Belt
had a three-run homer in the first to give the Longhorns (14-5)
the lead for good. His two-run single in the fifth capped the
scoring for Texas. Jonathan Farrow had a three-run homer in the
sixth for the Bobcats (10-6).
Sacramento State 12, No. 17 California 6
In Berkeley, Calif., David Flores had four hits
and Tim Wheeler knocked in four as Sacramento State doubled up
California at Evans Diamond. The Hornets (5-11) scored two in
the first and six in the second for an 8-0 lead. Flores ignited
the rally in the second with a two-run double, setting a school
record for career doubles with 39. Wheeler’s three-run double
capped the inning. David Cooper had a three-run homer in the
seventh for the Golden Bears (13-3-1).
No. 20 Virginia 3-6, Stony Brook 0-4
In Charlottesville, Virginia used a five-run
eighth in the nightcap to complete a doubleheader sweep of Stony
Brook at Davenport Field. It was the 14th straight
home win for the Cavaliers (16-4). Michael Schwimer recorded
saves in each game for Virginia to raise his season total to
five. Phil Gosselin had two hits, two runs and two RBI in the
nightcap for Virginia. In the opener, three hurlers combined on
a two-hit shutout as the Cavaliers blanked the Seawolves (4-7).
Jeff Lorick (2-0) worked 4.2 innings with two hits, three walks
and four strikeouts. Robert Morey retired the four batters he
faced, and Schwimer needed just five pitches in the seventh to
register the save.