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Beach State 10, Pepperdine 0
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Cooper's three-run shot sparks No.
13 Cal past Pacific
No. 9 Nebraska blanks No. 6 Wichita State;
Duke no-hits NC Central
Stockton, Calif., a three-run homer in the top of the first by
David Cooper (right, photo by Michael Pimentel) propelled No. 13
California past Pacific 14-1 Tuesday evening at Klein Family
Field. Josh Satin also went deep in the first as the Golden
Bears (24-9-2) took an early 4-0 lead. After the Tigers (8-25)
scored in the bottom of the first, Dylan Tonneson homered in the
fifth for a 5-1 advantage. The Bears posted five in the sixth,
two in the seventh and a pair in the eighth on a two-run bomb by
Michael Brady to complete the scoring. Tonneson finished with
four hits for Cal. Alex Rollin (4-1) scattered six hits in seven
innings with five strikeouts to earn the win.
No. 9 Nebraska 3, No. 6 Wichita State 0
In Lincoln, Neb., Erik Bird and Zach Herr
combined on a four-hitter as Nebraska blanked Wichita State in
front of 5,204 fans at Hawks Field. Bird (2-1) allowed three
singles in 6.2 innings with four strikeouts against the Shockers
(27-6). Herr worked the final 2.1 innings and allowed one hit in
recording his second save. The Huskers (26-5-1) scored twice in
the first on RBI singles by Mitch Abeita and Nick Sullivan. NU
added an insurance run in the eighth.
Duke 8-22, North Carolina Central 2-0
In Durham, N.C., Christopher Manno, John Bunder
and Ron Causey combined on a no-hitter in the second game of a
doubleheader sweep for Duke over NC Central at Jack Coombs
Field. Manno fanned four in the first two innings. Bunder (1-0)
added three innings and Causey retired the six batters he faced
in the final two frames. Nate Freiman went 6 for 9 on the day
with a grand slam and seven RBI. He had three hits and drove in
two in the opener. Freiman’s grand slam was one of his three
hits in the nightcap with seven RBI.
No. 2 Florida State 4, Florida 2
In Tallahassee, Fla., senior Ryan Strauss
recorded his first career complete game as Florida State topped
Florida in front of 6,737 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Strauss
(5-0) allowed seven hits and three walks with six strikeouts.
Buster Posey had three hits and two RBI for the Seminoles
(32-3). Cole Figueroa homered in the first and an RBI groundout
by Clayton Pisani in the second gave the Gators (24-13) a 2-0
lead. Posey’s two-run double in the third tied the game at 2-2.
Ohmed Danesh had a sacrifice fly in the fourth to give FSU the
lead for good. Tyler Holt’s sacrifice bunt in the eighth plated
an insurance run for the home team.
No. 4 North Carolina 14, UNC Greensboro 3
In Greensboro, N.C., Tim Fedroff hit for the
cycle and drove in three as North Carolina thumped UNC
Greensboro at UNCG Baseball Stadium. Fedroff tripled in the
first, doubled in the second, hit a two-run homer in the fourth
and beat out an infield single in the eighth after walking in
the sixth. Kyle Shelton drove in four for the Tar Heels (30-7).
He belted a two-run homer in the first. The Spartans dropped to
No. 14 San Diego 7, No. 5 UC Irvine 1
In San Diego, Ricardo Pecina fanned seven in 7.1
innings as San Diego topped UC Irvine at Cunningham Stadium.
Pecina (3-2) surrendered one run on seven hits. A.J. Griffin
worked the final 1.2 innings for his eighth save. The Toreros
(28-11) used five hits to score three in the second, keyed by
Kevin Hansen’s RBI double. Ollie Linton singled and scored in
the fourth for the Anteaters (23-7). Hansen’s two-run single
capped a four-run eighth for USD.
No. 7 Rice 11, No. 10 Texas A&M 2
In College Station, Texas, Jared Gayhart and
Aaron Luna went deep as Rice rolled past Texas A&M in front of
5,570 fans at Olsen Field, ending the Aggies’ 13-game win
streak. Gayhart led off the game with a homer for the Owls
(28-10). Blake Stouffer’s dinger in the bottom of the frame for
A&M (30-7) knotted the score at 1-1. Rice took control in the
third on Luna’s three-run blast, pushing the Owls toward their
eighth straight victory. Adam Zornes’ three-run double keyed a
six-run fifth for the visitors.
No. 11 South Carolina 14, USC Upstate 4
In Columbia, S.C., Justin Smoak tied two school
records with three homers and nine RBI as South Carolina
smothered USC Upstate at Sarge Frye Field. Reese Havens had
three hits for the Gamecocks (26-10) with a homer, four runs and
two RBI. Jimmy Tanner had three hits for the Spartans (18-20).
No. 12 Georgia 9, East Tennessee State 8
In Athens, Ga., Georgia scored eight times over
the final four innings to edge East Tennessee State 9-8 at Foley
Field. The Bulldogs (24-12) tallied three in the sixth, two in
the seventh and two in the eighth to knot the score at 8-8.
Gordon Beckham (3 for 5, 3 runs) led off the bottom of the ninth
with a single and stole second. He moved to third on a flyout
and scored the game-winner on a wild pitch. Derek Trent had a
three-run homer in the first for the Bucs (9-27). Chris Rankhorn
added a two-run shot in the second as ETSU took a 5-0 lead.
Anthony Russell’s two-run blast in the fourth gave ETSU a 7-1
No. 15 Vanderbilt 8, Lipscomb 1
In Nashville, Tenn., Brian Harris snapped a 1-1
tie with a three-run homer in the sixth to lead Vanderbilt past
Lipscomb at Ken Dugan Field. Dominic de la Osa had an RBI triple
and scored in the seventh for the Commodores (25-10). Shane
Simpkins had an RBI double for the Bison (20-16).
USC 14, No. 18 Cal State Fullerton 4
In Fullerton, Calif., Nick Buss, Grant Green and
Anthony Vasquez each had four hits ad USC corralled Cal State
Fullerton at Goodwin Field. Green had three doubles and a homer
for the Trojans (19-16). Buss had a double, a homer and three
RBI. Vazquez added a double and knocked in two. Corey Jones had
an RBI double and scored in the fourth for the Titans (20-13).
Texas-Arlington 7, No. 19 Oklahoma State 3
In Arlington, Texas, Matt Otteman and Drew
Clementz combined to hold Oklahoma State to seven hits as
Texas-Arlington posted the upset at Clay Gould Ballpark. Otteman
(3-2) allowed five hits and one run in six innings with no walks
and six strikeouts against the Cowboys (23-11). Clementz worked
three innings with one hit and four strikeouts for the save.
Brock Wilson had three hits and two RBI for the Mavericks
Mississippi State 6, No. 20 Ole Miss 5
In Pearl, Miss., Tyler Moore’s RBI double in the
eighth plated the game-winner as Mississippi State nipped Ole
Miss in front of 7,862 at Trustmark Park in the second annual
Governor’s Cup. Logan Power walked and scored in the top of the
eighth for the Rebels (24-13) to tie the game at 5-5. Grant
Hogue drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the frame for the
Bulldogs (15-21). After a base hit and a flyout, Moore’s double
to right sent Hogue home to give MSU a 6-5 edge. Aaron
Weatherford (1-0) pitched the final 1.2 innings to notch the
Long Beach State 10, Pepperdine 0
In Long Beach, Calif., Shane Peterson hit for the
cycle and knocked in five as Long Beach State blanked Pepperdine.
Peterson hit a two-run homer in the first, had an RBI triple in
the third, added an infield single in the fourth and ripped a
two-run double in the sixth. The 49ers improved to 20-14, while
the Waves fell to 23-12.
VCU 11, Richmond 5
In Richmond, Va., Jared Bolden had three hits and
drove in five as VCU defeated Richmond at The Diamond. Bolden’s
three-run homer in the third gave the Rams (10-21) the lead for
good at 4-2. A two-run bomb by Joe Van Meter in the fourth
pushed VCU’s lead to 6-2. The Spiders (15-20-1) rallied for
three in the fifth, capped by an RBI single by Ryan Grant (3 for
5, 2 RBI). Bolden’s two-run double highlighted a five-run eighth
for the Rmas. Michael Graham (1-3) fanned three in three innings
to earn the victory. Robbie Andrews allowed one hit over the
final four innings with three strikeouts to notch his first