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No. 6 Long Beach State 3-10, No. 16 UCLA 3-3
Around the Bases
No. 1 Arizona State
sweeps Florida International
USC blanks No. 2 Arizona again; No. 3 North
Carolina thumps Maryland
Tempe, Ariz., Brett Wallace had four hits, including his ninth
home run, and Ike Davis earned two saves as top-ranked Arizona
State swept a doubleheader from Florida International Saturday
at the Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament by the scores of 10-5
and 8-4. Wallace had two hits in the nightcap, including a
two-run shot in the third. Kiel Roling also belted a two-run
homer in the third for a 6-0 lead for the Sun Devils (21-1).
Josh Satow (3-0) (right) fanned six in six innings for ASU.
Jason Kipnis hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning of the
opener to snap a 5-5 tie with FIU (9-15).
USC 5, No. 2 Arizona 0
In Los Angeles, Ryan Cook tossed a three-hit
shutout as USC recorded its second straight shutout against
Arizona at Dedeaux Field to claim the Pac-10 series. Cook (3-1)
walked one and struck out five. Roberto Lopez had four hits for
the Trojans (2-1, 11-9). USC scored once in the fourth and three
in the fifth to take control against the Wildcats (1-2, 13-5).
No. 3 North Carolina 14, Maryland 1
In College Park, Md., Dustin Ackley homered and
drove in four as North Carolina mauled Maryland at Shipley Field
to even their ACC series. Ackley had a two-run homer in the
third and a two-run double in the eighth. Seth Williams also
went deep with three runs and three RBI for the Tar Heels (6-2,
17-4). Adam Warren (4-0) fanned seven in six innings to raise
his career record to 17-0. Steve Braun and Gerry Spessard each
had two hits for the Terrapins (2-6, 11-10).
No. 4 Florida State 12, Virginia Tech 11
In Blacksburg, Va. Florida State remained perfect
in ACC play by holding off Virginia Tech. The Hokies (0-8, 7-14)
held a 7-4 lead going into the sixth before the Seminoles (8-0,
18-2) erupted for eight runs. Jack Posey hit a two-run double
and Tony Delmonico smacked a three-run homer. Delmonico was 2
for 4 with the three RBI. Dennis Guinn was 3 for 5 with four RBI
for the Seminoles. The Hokies rallied for three runs in the
ninth to draw within one when Ty Hohman delivered a two-run
single followed by an RBI knock from Sean O'Brien. However,
Buster Posey came in and shut the door for Florida State,
recording his third save. Each of the first five hitters in the
Virginia Tech order had at least two hits, with Hohman driving
in three and Klint Reed a pair.
Wake Forest at No. 5 Miami
In Coral Gables, Fla., the second game of a three-game ACC
series was postponed due to inclement weather in South Florida.
The teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday.
Alabama 9, No. 7 Vanderbilt 7
In Tuscaloosa, Ala., David Macias slugged a career-high two
homers in the Tide’s SEC win over Vanderbilt to end Alabama’s
six-game losing streak. The Commodores (3-2, 14-5) plated two
unearned runs early in the game, only to see Alabama (1-4,
10-11) tie the game in the second. Vandy took back the lead, but
the Tide to rally for four to regain the lead. Josh Copeland
recorded the save, pitching two shutout innings.
No. 8 UC Irvine 9, Northern Colorado 6
In Tempe, Ariz., Jeff Cusick went 5 for 5 with
two doubles and a triple as UC Irvine outscored Northern
Colorado at the Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament. Cusick had RBI
singles in the first and sixth for the Anteaters (16-1). Ryan
Fisher had two hits, two runs and two RBI for UCI. Chad Murray
had two-run singles in the first and fifth for the Bears (6-15).
No. 9 Missouri 3, No. 15 Baylor 0
In Columbia, Mo., Ian Berger allowed one hit in
seven innings as Missouri blanked Baylor for the second straight
day in Big 12 play. Berger (3-0) lowered his ERA to 0.30. Nick
Tepesch pitched two hitless innings to earn his third save.
Jacob Priday and Aaron Senne had RBI singles in the first for
the Tigers (2-0, 17-2). Greg Folgia added an RBI double in the
second. Shaver Hansen had a first-inning double for the Bears
(2-3, 13-6), their lone hit of the contest.
Auburn 7, No. 10 Kentucky 5
In Auburn, Ala., the previously unbeaten Kentucky
Wildcats dropped their second game in a row against Auburn. The
Tigers (2-3, 14-8) scored three in the fifth and sixth innings
to secure the victory. In the fifth, Joseph Sanders hit a
three-run double and in the sixth he hit an RBI single after
Hunter Morris had driven in a pair. Auburn starter Corey Luckie
shook off a four-run fifth by the Wildcats (3-2, 19-2) to pitch
eight innings and earn the victory. He allowed seven hits and
two walks while striking out five. Troy Frazier knocked a
three-run homer in the fifth for UK as part of a 2-for-3 day.
No. 11 South Carolina 4, Mississippi State 1
In Columbia, S.C., South Carolina won its second
SEC game in as many days against Mississippi State. Will Atwood
pitched seven strong innings for the Gamecocks (3-2, 14-5),
allowing one run on four hits while striking out five. Justin
Smoak hit a solo home run, his fifth, in the seventh that turned
out to be the winning run. Reese Havens knocked in two later in
the inning to provide insurance. Brandon Todd came on to pitch a
pair of no-hit innings to close out the game against the
Bulldogs (1-4, 9-11).
Florida 6, No. 12 Ole Miss 4
In Oxford, Miss., Jonathan Pigott had a two-run
double in a four-run first as Florida evened its SEC series with
Ole Miss at Oxford-University Stadium at Swayze Field. Matt
Smith had a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth for the
Rebels (3-2, 15-7) to make it 5-3. Ole Miss tried to rally in
the bottom of the ninth, but Kyle Mullaney induced a game-ending
double play for the Gators (4-1, 16-4).
No. 13 Texas 4, Texas Tech 3
In Lubbock, Texas, Brandon Belt and Preston Clark
had two-run homers in the top of the first as Texas nipped Texas
Tech at Dan Law Field. Riley Boening (1-0) made it stand up as
he allowed two runs on eight hits with one walk for the
Longhorns (4-2, 16-6). The Red Raiders (2-4, 11-10) scored a
pair in the second and one in the eighth.
No. 14 Rice 13, Marshall 9
In Charleston, W. Va., Rice overcame an eight-run
second inning by Marshall to earn the Conference USA victory.
The Thundering Herd (0-2, 8-10) sent 13 hitters to the plate in
the second, recording seven hits. However, Rice (2-0, 16-6)
struck back with four in the fourth and three in the fifth to
reclaim the lead. Leadoff man Jared Gayhart was 4 for 6 for the
Owls. He drove in six with three doubles and his third homer.
Diego Seastrunk and Jimmy Comerota also had a pair of RBI each.
Adam Yeager, Tommy Johnson and Kenny Soccorro each had two RBI
Washington State 5, No. 17 California 4
In Pullman, Wash., Jim Murphy walked and scored
on a balk in the 10th as Washington State edged
California in Pac-10 play. The Cougars (1-2, 14-7) took a 4-3
lead in the fourth on a two-run single by Greg Lagreid. The
Golden Bears (2-1, 15-4-1) tied it in the seventh on an RBI
single by Josh Satin, who also homered in the second.
No. 18 Wichita State 12-6, Illinois State 1-4
In Normal, Ill., Andy Dirks and Tyler Weber
homered in the opener, and Cody Lassley had a three-run double
in the nightcap as Wichita State swept a Missouri Valley
Conference doubleheader at Illinois State. Weber went deep in
the second and Dirks’ two-run shot in the third ignited a
five-run rally for the Shockers (2-0, 13-3). Rob Musgrave went
the distance with three hits, one walk and eight strikeouts in
seven innings. In the nightcap, Lassley’s bases-clearing double
in the sixth gave the Shockers a 5-0 lead. The Redbirds (0-2,
9-7) scored two each in the seventh and eighth to make it close.
No. 19 Stanford 7, Pacific 3
In Stockton, Calif., Erik Davis tied his career-high with 10
strikeouts in seven innings to lead Stanford to the victory over
Pacific at Klein Family Field. Stanford (9-5) head coach Mark
Marquess moved to within six career victories of 1300, and is
now on the Top 10 all-time Division I win list. The Tigers fell
No. 20 Virginia 5, Boston College 4
In Charlottesville, Va., Virginia got back to
.500 in conference play with an ACC victory against Boston
College in extra innings. BC (2-6, 9-10) took the lead in the
ninth on a single by Tony Sanchez, but Virginia (4-4, 18-4)
responded in the bottom of the inning with a two-out single by
Dan Grovatt. The Cavaliers won the game in the tenth on a Jarret
Parker single. Pat McAnaney was excellent again for Virginia,
throwing 6.2 innings and allowing just six hits and a single
earned run while striking out eight. Eagles’ starter Dan Houston
went eight innings, holding Virginia to three runs on 10 hits
and four walks while striking out seven.