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Matusz outduels Garcia as
No. 18 USD blanks Santa Clara
No. 19 Nebraska tops No. 10 Texas; UNI's
Kirk no-hits Evansville
San Diego, Brian Matusz (right, photo by Brock Scott) of No. 18
San Diego allowed seven hits and struck out eight in a 1-0
complete-game shutout, outdueling Nate Garcia and Santa Clara
Friday in a West Coast Conference clash. Matusz improved to 5-1
and lowered his ERA to 1.81, making a first-inning run stand up
all night. Kevin Muno bunted for a hit, moved up on a sacrifice
by Sean Nicol (2 for 3) and scored on a single by Victor Sanchez
(2 for 4). Garcia allowed one run on seven hits with four
strikeouts for the Broncos (0-1, 12-9). The Toreros improved to
No. 19 Nebraska 14, No. 10 Texas 4
In Austin, Texas, Mitch Abeita and Ben Kline each
drove in three runs as Nebraska piled up 17 hits against Texas
to remain unbeaten in Big 12 play before a crowd of 5,922 at
Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (4-3, 17-7) opened up a 4-0 lead
on Johnny Dorn (3-0) after three innings, but Dorn settled down
before Dan Jennings came on to throw four perfect innings with
four strikeouts. Meanwhile, the Cornhuskers (6-0-1, 20-3-1)
began to produce at the plate, scoring four times apiece in the
fifth, seventh and eighth innings. Dan Johnston went 3 for 3
with two runs and two RBI off the bench, and DJ Belfonte and
Craig Corriston added two hits and two RBI apiece. Michael
Torres drove in two runs for the Longhorns.
Northern Iowa 3, Evansville 0
In Waterloo, Iowa, Nick Kirk recorded the first
no-hitter in 13 years for the Panthers as Northern Iowa blanked
Evansville in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both
teams. Kirk (3-3) fanned a career-high 15 and allowed two
baserunners, one on a walk and one on an error. He retired the
game’s first 10 hitters, including a string of eight straight
strikeouts against the Purple Aces (1-3, 2-19). Brett
Featherston’s solo shot in the sixth put the Panthers (1-0,
11-9) on the board. Derec Manrique added a two-run homer in the
No. 1 Arizona State 16, USC 5
In Tempe, Ariz., Petey Paramore went 4 for 5 with three runs and
two RBI, and Kiel Roling added two hits and a three-run triple
as Arizona State stomped USC in the Pac-10. Ike Davis and Rocky
Laguna each contributed two hits and two RBI as the Sun Devils
(1-0, 23-1) opened up an 8-0 lead after four and made it 16-3
with an eight-run fifth. Grant Green went 3 for 5 with two RBI
for the Trojans (2-2, 11-12).
No. 2 Miami (Fla.) 7, Duke 5 (10)
In Durham, N.C., Dennis Raben’s two-run double in
the top of the 10th lifted Miami over Duke in the
opener of their ACC series at Jack Coombs Field. Carlos
Gutierrez earned his sixth save. Raben had two hits and four RBI
for the Hurricanes (8-1, 20-2). Gabriel Saade had a two-run
single in a five-run fifth for the Blue Devils (4-6, 21-6).
No. 3 Florida State 21, Wake Forest 2
In Winston-Salem, N.C., Buster Posey hit two of Florida State's
five home runs, going 3 for 6 with five runs and three RBI, as
the Seminoles set season-high marks with 21 runs and 21 hits in
a rout of Wake Forest. Jason Stidham and Dennis Guinn also
homered and drove in three runs for the Seminoles (10-0, 22-2).
Matt Fairel worked six innings to improve to 6-0. Wake fell to
No. 4 North Carolina 5, NC State 2
In Cary, N.C., Chad Flack’s three-run homer
capped a five-run fifth as North Carolina got by NC State in the
opener of their ACC set. Tim Fedroff had three hits for the Tar
Heels (8-2, 21-4). Jeremy Synan had a two-run single in the
second for the Wolfpack (4-5, 14-9).
No. 15 California 5, No. 5 Long Beach State 1
In Berkeley, Calif., Tyson Ross was masterful over eight
scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out six, and
Dylan Tonneson and Blake Smith homered as California knocked off
Long Beach State. Ross improved to 4-0 by out-pitching Long
Beach's Andrew Liebel and made an early 5-0 lead hold. Josh
Satin (3 for 3, RBI) extended his school-record hitting streak
to 26 games and started a three-run fifth for the Bears
(16-5-1). Jeff Kobernus, Michael Brady and Rich Gorman
contributed RBI in the frame. Long Beach fell to 17-5.
No. 6 Missouri 1, Texas Tech 0
In Lubbock, Texas, Aaron Crow extended his scoreless-innings
streak to 33.2 innings by firing eight innings with two hits and
nine strikeouts as Missouri blanked Texas Tech in the Big 12.
The Tigers (4-0, 20-3) have yet to allow an earned run in Big 12
play. Jacob Priday drove in the lone run with a single in the
first inning, and Crow (6-0) made it stick. Nathan Karns worked
into the sixth for the Red Raiders (2-5, 12-12), allowing six
hits and one earned run.
No. 7 UC Irvine 12, Cal Poly 4
In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Scott Gorgen fanned
12 in eight innings as UC Irvine topped Cal Poly in the Big West
opener for both clubs. Gorgen (5-1) allowed six hits, one walk
and four runs. Brock Bardeen and Tyler Hoechlin each drove in
three for the Anteaters (1-0, 18-2). Luke Yoder and Wes Dorrell
homered for the Mustangs (0-1, 8-13).
UCLA 4, No. 8 Arizona 3 (10)
In Tucson, Ariz., eighth-ranked Arizona has seen enough of
Jermaine Curtis. Curtis went 4 for 5 and tripled and scored the
game-winning run on Alden Carrithers' sacrifice fly in the top
of the 10th as UCLA knocked off the Wildcats. Curtis is now 13
for 27 with seven runs and 10 RBI in seven games against Arizona
(1-3, 13-8), which lost its fifth straight game. Matt Drummond
picked up the win with 2.1 innings of relief, while Jason
Stoffel suffered his first loss as a Wildcat. The Bruins
improved to 1-0, 11-9.
Southern Miss 1, No. 12 Rice 0
In Houston, Barry Bowden outdueled Ryan Berry as
Southern Miss nipped Rice in the opener of their Conference USA
series at Reckling Park. Bowden (5-1) went 8.2 innings with four
hits and 10 strikeouts. Tyler Conn struck out pinch-hitter Derek
Myers with the tying run on second to earn his seventh save.
Trey Sutton homered in the first for the Golden Eagles (3-1,
16-7). Berry fanned a career-high 13 in eight innings with three
walks and four hits for the Owls (3-1, 18-8).
No. 13 Kentucky 15, No. 9 South Carolina 3
In Columbia, S.C., Marcus Nidiffer had two of the
Wildcats’ five home runs as Kentucky spanked South Carolina in
front of 5,729 fans at Sarge Frye Field in the opener of their
SEC series. Chris Wade had a grand slam to cap a six-run first
for the Wildcats (5-2, 22-2). Phil Disher had a two-run single
in the fifth for the Gamecocks (4-3, 16-7).
No. 14 Wichita State 14, North Dakota State 3
In Wichita, Kan., Ryan Jones had four hits and
four RBI to lead Wichita State past North Dakota State. Tyler
Weber had three hits and four RBI for the Shockers (17-3). WSU
scored three in the first and five in the second to take
control. NDSU (6-8) scored its three runs in the fifth.
No. 16 Virginia 10, Virginia Tech 1
In Charlottesville, Va., Jacob Thompson went the
distance as Virginia stopped Virginia Tech in front of a
season-high crowd of 2,157 at Davenport. Thompson (4-0) allowed
seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts. David Adams
homered in the first for the Cavaliers (6-4, 21-5). The Hokies
(0-10, 8-16) scored in the fourth on an RBI groundout by Anthony
Sosnoskie. Jarrett Parker added a two-run double in the seventh
for the Cavs.
Alabama 6, No. 17 Ole Miss 5
In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Matt Bentley belted two home
runs to lead Alabama past Ole Miss in the lid-lifter of their
SEC series. Bentley went deep in the sixth for a 5-3 lead for
the Crimson Tide (3-4, 14-11). His second blast in the eighth
gave Alabama a 6-5 advantage. The Rebels (3-4, 15-10) loaded the
bases in the top of the ninth with one out before a foul out and
a ground out ended the contest. Sean Stuyverson had a two-run
homer in the second for Ole Miss.
Washington State 10, No. 20 Stanford 4
In Stanford, Calif., Ross Humes took a no-hitter into the
eighth, and Greg Lagreid hit his first homer and drove in four
as Washington State topped Stanford in the Pac-10. Humes, making
only his third start, had allowed only one base runner before
Sean Ratlitt homered with one out in the eighth. Humes (2-0)
allowed three hits and two earned runs with three strikeouts in
his gem. Jared Prince (2 for 4) homered, scored three and drove
in two for the Cougars (2-2, 16-7). Jeremy Bleich started and
allowed one hit in three innings before leaving with an injury
for the Cardinal (0-1, 10-7).
Cal State Fullerton 7, UC Riverside 6 (16)
In Fullerton, Calif., Erik Komatsu had a two-run
triple with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to cap a
five-run rally to tie the game and scored after a one-out triple
in the 16th as Cal State Fullerton edged UC Riverside
in the Big West opener for both teams. The Titans (1-0, 14-8)
won their fifth straight in the longest game in the 17-year
history of Goodwin Field. Aaron Wible had a three-run homer in
the third that gave the Highlanders (0-1, 6-13) a 5-0 lead.
Khris Davis had a three-run homer in the ninth for Fullerton.
Adam Jorgenson (1-0) pitched 6.2 innings of relief with two hits
and a career-high 14 strikeouts. UCR hitters fanned 25 times.