April 3, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Murton muscles No. 20 Georgia Tech past ETSU

No. 1 Arizona State stops Wofford; No. 2 Miami mauls Florida International


In Atlanta, Luke Murton (left) had a two-run double in the third to spark No. 20 Georgia Tech past East Tennessee State 5-4 Wednesday at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Jackets (24-5) added three in the fourth for a 5-0 lead. Anthony Russell, Danny Petro and Bart Roark had solo homers for the Buccaneers (6-21).


No. 1 Arizona State 12, Wofford 4

In Tempe, Ariz., Ike Davis hit two homers and drove in six as Arizona State defeated Wofford. Petey Paramore had three hits, including a home run, and four RBI for the Sun Devils (27-1). Kyle Behrendt had a two-run homer in the third for the Terriers (17-11).


No. 2 Miami (Fla.) 13, Florida International 2

In Miami, Jemile Weeks had two hits and three RBI to lead Miami past Florida International at University Park. Joey Terdoslavich had two hits and three runs for the Hurricanes (23-2). Ryan Mollica had two hits for the Golden Panthers (11-20).


No. 3 Florida State 7, Jacksonville 5

In Jacksonville, Fla., Tommy Oravetz had two hits, including a homer, and scored twice as Florida State defeated Jacksonville at Alexander Brest Field. Jason Stidham’s sacrifice fly in the eighth drove in the game-winner. Oravetz went deep in the top of the ninth for the Seminoles (25-3). Buster Posey earned his fourth save. Brad Simmons had two doubles for the Dolphins (16-11).


No. 4 North Carolina 7, Appalachian State 0

In Cary, N.C., Patrick Johnson had seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings as North Carolina blanked Appalachian State. Johnson (3-0) and four relievers combined on a five-hitter with 14 punchouts against the Mountaineers (15-14). Tim Fedroff had a two-run double in the second for the Tar Heels (23-5).


No. 6 South Carolina 9, Davidson 2

In Columbia, S.C., James Darnell’s three-run homer ignited a seven-run first as South Carolina dumped Davidson at Sarge Frye Field. Justin Smoak and Phil Disher hit consecutive home runs in the eighth for the Gamecocks (20-7). Chase FitzPatrick had an RBI single in the third for the Wildcats (8-15).


No. 11 California 5, Fresno State 4

In Berkeley, Calif., Blake Smith’s grand slam capped a five-run sixth as California edged Fresno State at Evans Diamond. Steve Detwiler’s RBI double keyed a four-run seventh for the Bulldogs (16-14). Matt Gorgen closed out the seventh on the mound for the Golden Bears (19-6-1) and earned his fifth save, pitching 3.0 innings with one hits, no runs, one walk and four strikeouts.