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Henderson's RBI double helps
Winthrop by No. 17 Georgia
Elon blanks No. 4 North Carolina;
Lafayette wins Liberty Bell
Athens, Ga., four hurlers combined to handcuff No. 17 Georgia as
Winthrop registered the 5-1 win Tuesday at Foley Field. The
quartet walked one and allowed one unearned run. The Eagles
(13-19) scored a pair in the second on a double by Bryn
Henderson (left) and a single by Bennett Jordan. Tony Brunetti’s
two-run homer capped a three-run third as Winthrop took a 5-0
lead. Matt Olson had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the
frame for the Bulldogs (20-11), who snapped a seven-game win
Elon 2, No. 4 North Carolina 0
In Cary, N.C., Cory Harrilchak tossed seven
scoreless innings as Elon edged North Carolina at the USA
Baseball National Training Center. Harrilchak (3-2) allowed five
hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Dallas Tarleton’s RBI
double in the second put the Phoenix (26-7) on the board. Elon
added a run in the eighth as Donny Jobe singled and scored on a
bases-loaded walk. Tim Federowicz had two hits for the Tar Heels
Lafayette 5, Lehigh 4
In Philadelphia, Lafeyette scored a pair in the
top of the eighth to nip Lehigh and claim its second straight
Liberty Bell Classic title at Citizens Bank Park. Justin
Shepherd’s RBI single for the Leopards (16-10) in the eighth
knotted the score at 4-4 and Ryan Roberts’ RBI groundout plated
the game-winner. The Mountain Hawks (14-19) put two on in the
bottom of the eighth, but Brian Mostek doused the rally and
pitched a perfect ninth to earn his third save.
No. 1 Miami (Fla.) 4, Florida Gulf Coast 2
In Coral Gables, Fla., Dave DiNatale’s two-run
homer in the bottom of the 11th gave Miami the win
over Florida Gulf Coast at Mark Light Field. DiNatale drove in
all four runs for the Hurricanes (27-2), with a sacrifice fly in
the first and an RBI single in the sixth. Stephen Wickens
homered for the Eagles (25-9).
No. 5 Wichita State 4, Kansas State 3
In Manhattan, Kan., Conor Gillaspie had an RBI
double and scored once as Wichita State nipped Kansas State. The
Shockers (25-4) got on the board in the top of the second on
Gillaspie’s two-base hit. The Wildcats (15-16) answered with a
pair in the bottom of the frame before WSU used a three-run
rally to take a 4-2 lead. Adam Muenster doubled and scored in
the sixth for KSU.
No. 6 UC Irvine 6, UCLA 5 (10)
In Los Angeles, Jeff Cusick’s run-scoring single
in the top of the 10th lifted UC Irvine past UCLA at
Jackie Robinson Stadium. Tony Asaro homered in the third and
Josh Tavelli’s two-run triple keyed a three-run fourth as the
Anteaters (21-5) built a 5-0 lead. The Bruins (14-13) battled
back, eventually tying it in the bottom of the seventh on a
two-run single by Alden Carrithers.
No. 9 Rice 13, Lamar 5
In Houston, J.P. Padron and Aaron Luna each had
three hits as Rice outscored Lamar at Reckling Park. Padron
knocked in four for the Owls (24-10). Steven Tucker’s RBI single
in the top of the first gave the Cardinals (20-11) the early
lead. Luna’s two-run shot sparked a four-run rally in the bottom
of the frame for Rice. After Lamar added a run in the top of the
second, Padron’s two-run single highlighted a seven-run second
for the Owls as they took control 11-2.
No. 10 Texas 5, Texas State 3
In Round Rock, Texas, Augie Garrido recorded his
500th victory with the Longhorns as Texas topped
Texas State at The Dell Diamond. Garrido joined Jim Morris
(Georgia Tech and Miami (Fla.)) as the only coaches to register
500 or more wins at two Division I schools. Garrido had 929
victories at Cal State Fullerton. Michael Torres had a two-run
homer in the third for Texas (22-10). Thomas Field had an RBI
double and scored in the eighth for the Bobcats (17-11).
No. 12 Kentucky 7, Louisville 6 (12)
In Lexington, Ky., sophomore Keenan Wiley hit his
first career home run in the bottom of the 12th to
give Kentucky the win over Louisville in front of 4,009 fans at
Cliff Hagan Stadium. Wiley had four hits with three runs and two
RBI for the Wildcats (26-5). Ryan Wilkes also had four hits for
UK. Chris Dominguez hit a three-run homer in the eighth to give
the Cardinals (16-13) a 6-4 lead. The Wildcats scored a pair in
the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by Collin Cowgill and a
sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Bryan Rose to knot the score at
No. 13 South Carolina 9, Western Carolina 6
In Columbia, S.C., DeAngelo Mack drove in four to
lead South Carolina past Western Carolina at Sarge Frye Field.
Mack had a homer and a triple for the Gamecocks (21-10). Justin
Smoak and Kyle Enders also went deep for USC. Ryan Matthews
homered in the fourth for a 4-2 lead for the Catamounts (15-16).
Mack’s three-run triple highlighted a four-run fourth as USC
took the lead for good.
No. 14 Texas A&M 13, Houston 6
In Houston, Brian Ruggiano had four RBI as Texas
A&M outscored Houston in front of 2,014 fans at Cougar Field.
Scott Migl (2-1) allowed two earned runs in 7.2 innings with
five hits, two walks and six strikeouts. The Aggies (27-6)
scored five in the first, capped by a three-run homer by
Ruggiano. The Cougars dropped to 19-11.
USC 5, No. 16 Cal State Fullerton 4 (11)
In Los Angeles, Anthony Vasquez doubled and
scored in the 11th to lift USC over Cal State
Fullerton at Dedeaux Field. Sebastian Salinas drove in Vasquez
for the game-winner for the Trojans (16-15), one of his three
hits. The Titans (18-11) tied the game in the top of the ninth
as Shevis Shema singled and scored on a bases-loaded hit
No. 18 Vanderbilt 5, Western Kentucky 1
In Nashville, Nick Christiani fanned six in 6.1
innings as Vanderbilt beat Western Kentucky at Hawkins Field.
Christiani (3-1) allowed five hits and three walks. David Macias
had four hits for the Commodores (20-10). Dominick de la Osa had
three hits and one RBI for Vandy. Matt Payton drew a
bases-loaded walk in the fourth for the Hilltoppers (18-12).
Loyola Marymount 7, No. 19 Long Beach State 3
In Los Angeles, Angelo Songco belted a grand slam
as Loyola Marymount got past Long Beach State at Page Stadium.
Songco’s blast in the fifth gave the Lions (17-15) a 6-1 lead.
Sean Dovel also homered for LMU. Jason Corder went 4 for 4 for
the 49ers (18-12) with two homers and three RBI.
No. 20 San Diego 11, UC Riverside 4
In Riverside, Calif., Kevin Hansen had four hits
as San Diego defeated UC Riverside at the Riverside Sports
Complex. Sean Nicol added three hits for the Toreros (23-11).
Aaron Wible had a two-run homer and drove in three for the
TCU 4, Baylor 3
In Waco, Texas, Clint Arnold had four hits to
lead TCU past Baylor at Baylor Ballpark. Chris Ellington had a
two-run triple in the fifth to give the Horned Frogs (20-12) a
3-1 lead. Matt Carpenter’s sacrifice fly in the sixth pushed the
lead to 4-1. The Bears (19-12) got a two-run single in the top
of the ninth by Adam Hornung, but Andrew Cashner struck out the
final batter to nail down his third save.