April 13, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

No. 19 Long Beach State 5, No. 6 UC Irvine 1

Around the Bases
Cavazos-Galvez homers four times for New Mexico

No. 1 Miami sweeps Georgia Tech; Washington State knocks off No. 3 ASU


In Farmington, N.M., Brian Cavazos-Galvez (left) hit four home runs and drove in 10 as New Mexico claimed the 26-9 Mountain West win over Air Force Saturday at Ricketts Park. Cavazos-Galvez went 6 for 7, setting school and MWC records with four homers and 19 total bases. He tied UNM marks with six hits, six runs and 10 RBI. The Lobos (7-4, 23-12) hit eight total home runs. Kevin Atkinson had four hits with two homers, four runs and four RBI. The Falcons fell to 0-10 in the MCW and 11-21 overall.



No. 1 Miami (Fla.) 10-15, Georgia Tech 5-5

In Atlanta, Blake Tekotte had seven hits to lead Miami to an ACC doubleheader sweep over Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium. Tekotte had three hits in the opener and went 4 for 4 in the nightcap for the Hurricanes (14-1, 29-3) with two homers, four runs and seven RBI. Jemile Weeks had three hits in the first game and two in the second for Miami. Luke Murton had three hits and two RBI in Game 1 for the Yellow Jackets (9-8, 26-9).


Washington State 10, No. 3 Arizona State 4

In Pullman, Wash., Paul Gran had three hits, including a home run, as Washington State topped Arizona State in Pac-10 play in front of 3,313 fans at Bailey-Brayton Field. Jayson Miller (5-1) fanned four in seven innings for the Cougars (3-5, 19-14). After an RBI double by Brett Wallace keyed a three-run rally for the Sun Devils (5-3, 29-4) in the fifth to knot the score at 4-4, WSU used a four-run seventh to take control. Ike Davis hit his 12th homer for ASU.


No. 2 Florida State 17, Boston College 2

In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Florida State hammered Boston College to complete a three- game ACC sweep. The Seminoles pounded out 17 hits and worked 10 walks. Tony Delmonico and Tommy Oravetz each homered and drove in four for the Seminoles (17-1, 31-3). Jack Rye added three RBI. Delmonico's RBI came on his first career grand slam. Elih Villanueva (4-0) pitched six shutout innings, allowing just five hits and two walks while striking eight Eagles (5-13, 18-17).


No. 4 North Carolina 8-4, Clemson 2-3

In Clemson, S.C., North Carolina won a pair of ACC games to earn its first-ever series victory at Clemson. The first game was the completion of Friday night's game, which was suspended with the Tar Heels (12-4, 28-7) ahead 5-2 at the end of the sixth. On Friday, Alex White (6-2) pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, allowing one hit. Dustin Ackley belted a three-run homer in the sixth and Kyle Shelton had a pair of doubles and two RBI. In Game 2, neither team scored after the fifth inning. The North Carolina bullpen provided five innings of scoreless relief, allowing just three hits. Clemson (6-11, 18-16) starter Graham Stoneburner pitched 7.2 innings, allowing four runs, only one earned, on 10 hits. Kyle Seager drove in all four UNC runs with a pair of homers, a three-run shot in the first and a solo jack in the fifth.


Creighton 7, No. 5 Wichita State 3

In Omaha, Neb., Robbie Knight’s two-run single capped a four-run eighth as Creighton defeated Wichita State at Rosenblatt Stadium in the opener of their MVC series. The Bluejays (7-3, 23-8) scored a pair in the fifth before the Shockers (5-2, 25-5) put up three in the sixth, two on a double by Kenny Williams. Creighton tied it in the seventh on an RBI double by Knight. Pat Venditte (3-2) struck out seven in four innings to earn the win.


Oklahoma State 19, No. 6 Nebraska 2

In Stillwater, Okla., Neil Medchill went 4 for 4 with two RBI to lead Oklahoma State past Nebraska in Big 12 action in front of a season-high crowd of 2,888 fans at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Rebel Ridling homered and drove in four for the Cowboys (8-6, 23-9). Tyler Lyons (6-2) went the distance with six hits and five strikeouts against the Huskers (10-3-1, 24-6-1).


USC 11, No. 8 California 5

In Los Angeles, Grant Green went 4 for 4 as USC clinched its Pac-10 series win against California at Dedeaux Field. Brad Boxberger (2-1) earned the victory, allowing five hits and three runs in eight innings with two walks and seven strikeouts. Anthony Vasquez had a two-run single to cap a three-run first for the Trojans (6-5, 18-15). Jeff Kobernus had an RBI triple and scored in the top of the second for the Golden Bears (4-3, 22-9-2). USC built a 6-3 lead after four before Mike Roskopf belted a grand slam in the sixth to extend the lead to 10-3.


No. 17 Georgia 13, No. 12 Kentucky 4

In Athens, Ga., Georgia scored nine times in the first two innings in an SEC blowout of Kentucky. The Wildcats (7-7, 26-7) committed three errors in the first two frames, leading to four unearned runs. Matt Olson and Bryce Massanari each had two RBI singles. Ryan Peisel, as well as Olson, each had three hits. Rich Poythress was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI and hit his eighth homer. Stephen Dodson pitched well for Georgia (11-3, 22-12), going seven innings and allowing four runs, two earned on seven hits. Sawyer Carroll was 3 for 3 for Kentucky and hit his ninth homer.


No. 13 South Carolina 8, Auburn 6

In Auburn, Ala., South Carolina scored five runs in the final three innings for a come-from-behind SEC win over Auburn. The Tigers (6-8, 22-14) had taken an early lead on a two-run double by Joseph Sanders in the first. Hunter Morris extended the lead with a fourth inning solo shot. Reese Havens and Phil Disher each hit solo homers to help get the Gamecocks (8-6, 24-10) even, but Matt Hall's dinger put the Tigers back up. After Auburn pushed across an unearned run in the sixth for a 5-3 lead, Parker Bangs led off the seventh with a homer for the Gamecocks, his first of the season. An inning later Disher hit his second homer of the day, a two-run shot, for the first South Carolina lead. USC added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth.


San Diego State 9, Utah 2

In San Diego, Pat Colwell hit for the cycle in San Diego State’s Mountain West victory over Utah. After reaching on an error in the first, Colwell singled in the third, hit an inside-the-park home run in the fourth, doubled in the sixth and tripled in the eighth. Colwell scored five times. Brandon Decker had four hits for the Aztecs (8-3, 20-15) with one run and three RBI. The Utes (3-4, 13-16) scored twice in the ninth to avoid the shutout.