April 28, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

No. 3 North Carolina 2, No. 2 Florida State 1 (10)

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LSU completes SEC sweep of No. 10 South Carolina

San Diego extends win streak to 16; Miller tosses no-hitter for Princeton


In Baton Rouge, La., LSU doubled up No. 10 South Carolina 6-3 Sunday to complete a three-game SEC sweep in a game that was delayed twice by rain. LSU (9-11-1, 28-16-1) starter Ryan Verdugo went six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits to improve to 7-2. Derek Helenihi was 3 for 4 for the Tigers, including a solo home run. D.J. LaMahieu added a two-run shot. Phil Disher was 2 for 3 for the Gamecocks (11-10, 31-14) including a solo shot.


No. 12 San Diego 11, Loyola Marymount 2

In Linda Vista, Calif., Jose Valerio belted two homers, including a grand slam as part of a six-run second, helping San Diego to a West Coast Conference sweep of Loyola Marymount (5-10, 20-23) at Cunningham Stadium. The Toreros (13-2, 25-11) have now won 16 straight, setting a school record.

Princeton 3-6, Cornell 2-3

In Princeton, N.J., Steven Miller pitch a no-hitter in the opener as Princeton swept an Ivy League doubleheader from Cornell at Clarke Field. In the first game, the Big Red (6-14, 12-27) loaded the bases with two walks and an error in the first and scored on a hit batsman and a walk. Miller (3-2) settled down to complete the no-hitter. He walked six and struck out 10 in seven innings. After the Tigers (11-9, 19-22) got an RBI single by Micah Kaplan in the fourth, they took the lead in the sixth on a two-run homer by Spencer Lucian. In Game 2, Christian Staehely (6-2) tossed the nine-inning complete game with five hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Jack Murphy’s two-run homer in the eighth snapped a 3-3 tie for Princeton.


No. 1 Miami (Fla.) 10, No. 20 Virginia 0

In Coral Gables, Fla., Mark Sobolewski had a career-high six RBI to lead Miami past Virginia and complete its fourth ACC series sweep. Enrique Garcia scattered three hits over seven scoreless innings to pick up the victory for the Hurricanes (20-2, 36-5). Ryan Jackson also went 3 for 5 with two RBI and four Hurricanes scored at least two runs. The Cavaliers (13-11, 32-15) never got much going and did not have more than one hit in any inning until the ninth.


No. 4 Arizona State 18, No. 13 California 2

In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State used a 10-run second to complete a Pac-10 sweep of California in front of 2,569 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium. The Golden Bears (7-8, 27-13-2) scored a pair in the top of the first before the Sun Devils (10-5, 35-7) used three hits, six walks, a hit batsman and two errors to put up 10 runs in the second. Brett Wallace had an RBI single to put ASU ahead. Petey Paramore added a two-run homer in the third for the Sun Devils.


No. 5 Rice 7, UCF 6

In Orlando, Fla., Rice beat UCF in a close contest for the second day in a row to earn a Conference USA series victory. The Owls (15-3, 34-11) broke a scoreless tie in the fourth with four runs, including an Aaron Luna two-run single. The Knights (5-13, 27-18) struck back in the bottom of the inning a two-run triple by Chadd Hartman and an RBI single by Josh Siebenaler. After UCF tied the game in fifth, back-to-back homers by Rick Hague and Adam Zornes in the seventh put Rice back in front for good. J. P. Padron was 3 for 4 and scored twice for the Owls.


No. 8 Texas A&M 3, No. 6 Missouri 2 (10)

In College Station, Tex., Texas A&M completed a Big 12 sweep of Missouri when Kyle Colligan led off the 10th with a walk-off home run. Colligan was the only Aggie player with multiple hits, going 2 for 4 and scoring twice. Aaron Senne and Trevor Coleman each had three hits for the Tigers (9-9, 29-14). Texas A&M (18-3, 37-7) starter Clayton Ehlert went six innings, allowing a single run on three hits. Missouri starter Rick Zagone went the distance, allowing six hits and the three runs while striking out 10.


Indiana State 8, No. 7 Wichita State 7

In Terre Haute, Ind., Indiana State rallied for four in the bottom of the ninth to avoid the Missouri Valley sweep at the hands of Wichita State at Sycamore Field. The Shockers (11-4, 33-9) scored three in the top of the ninth to snap a 4-4 tie. Pascual Del Real had a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to pull the Sycamores (6-9, 13-26) to within one. Sean Osborne brought in the tying run with a base hit up the middle. Del Real scored the game-winner on a wild pitch.


Baylor 8, No. 9 Nebraska 3

In Waco, Texas, Paul Miles had a two-run single to highlight a four-run first as Baylor salvaged the final game of its Big 12 series with Nebraska at Baylor Ballpark. Willie Kempf and Mace Thurman combined for 11 strikeouts for the Bears (9-12, 25-20). Craig Corriston homered in the second for the Huskers (15-5-1, 32-8-1).


Florida 7, No. 11 Georgia 2

In Gainesville, Fla., Florida took an early lead and kept the Georgia offense in check to win the SEC series. Brandon McArthur hit a three-RBI double and then came around to score to put the Gators up 4-0 after three. Florida (12-9, 27-16) hurler Patrick Keating kept the Bulldogs (15-5-1, 29-14-1) off the board until he allowed two runs in the seventh. The Gators responded with a run in the seventh and then sealed the game in the eighth when Josh Adams hit a two-run homer. Josh Edmondson pitched 2.1 innings of relief to pick up his second save.


No. 14 UC Irvine 12, New Mexico 1
In Albuquerque, N.M., Dillon Bell ignited an Anteater slugfest by driving in five as UC Irvine completed a three-game sweep at New Mexico. Bell went 3 for 5 with a home run, his second of the series, and paced the 17-hit attack for Irvine (28-10). Daniel Bibona earned his sixth win, holding the Lobos (27-19) to one earned run on five hits and fanning five in seven innings.


USC 10, No. 15 Stanford 9

In Stanford, Calif., Derek Perren homered and drove in five as USC outscored Stanford to avoid the Pac-10 sweep. Perren’s two-run shot in the first gave the Trojans (7-8, 20-22) the early lead. Mike Roskopf added a solo shot in the second for USC. Perren had a three-run double in a four-run third for the Trojans. Jason Castro had a two-run homer in the fifth for the Cardinal (10-5, 25-13-2).


No. 16 Oklahoma State 8, Kansas 3

In Stillwater, Okla., Oklahoma State completed a Big 12 sweep of Kansas on Sunday. Leadoff man Donnie Webb went deep and walked three times for the Cowboys (14-7, 32-11) and Thomas Belza was 3 for 5 and scored twice. Casey Larson was 2 for 3 for the Jayhawks (5-13, 25-22) including a solo homer.


No. 21 Kentucky 3, No. 17 Vanderbilt 1

In Nashville, Tenn., Kentucky made Vanderbilt pay for four errors in winning the SEC series. Vanderbilt (11-9, 31-13) scored in the first when Dominic de la Osa singled with the bases loaded. Kentucky starter Greg Dombrowski was able to escape further damage as he got a popout and a strikeout to end the inning. Two Vanderbilt throwing errors led to a Kentucky run in the second. Sawyer Carroll gave the Wildcats (11-10, 33-11) the lead for good when he tripled with runners on second and third in the fifth.  Dombrowski and reliever Andrew Albers kept the ‘Dores offense in check the rest of the way to pick up the vital SEC win. Vanderbilt starter Nick Christiani picked up the loss, but threw his first collegiate complete game.


No. 18 Cal State Fullerton 8, UC Davis 5
In Fullerton, Calif., Josh Fellhauer led Cal State Fullerton going 3 for 5 with three runs and two RBI in the Titans’ win over UC Davis. The Titans (11-4, 26-15) held on to first place in the Big West when Aggies (7-5, 26-15) shortstop Scott Heylman misplayed a easy groundout with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, allowing Corey Jones to drive in the winning run.


No. 19 Coastal Carolina 3-12, VMI 4-1

In Lexington, Va., Coastal Carolina and VMI split a Big South doubleheader after Saturday’s game was postponed due to rain. In the first game, Shane Geisslinger hit a one-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Keydets (11-7, 22-22) a 4-3 victory. VMI led 3-1 through three innings, but Chanticleer runs in the fourth and fifth inning tied the game. Solid pitching by Coastal starter Joey Haug and reliever Pete Andrelczyk and VMI hurlers Michael Bowman and Travis Smink kept the bats quiet until the VMI ninth. In Game 2, Coastal (12-3, 36-9) hammered the Keydet staff for 12 runs and VMI never threatened in the 12-1 Coastal win. Tommy Baldridge (3 for 4) and Scott Woodward (1 for 3, 3 runs) paced the Coastal attack with three RBI each, while Chance Gilmore drove in two. Tanner Biagini was the only Keydet to score when he tagged Nick McCully for a homer in the fourth.