April 30, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Kasparek nearly perfect in no-hitter for Texas

No. 16 Fullerton stops No. 8 San Diego; No. 6 Texas A&M nips TCU


In Austin, Texas, Kenn Kasparek tossed an 11-0 no-hitter for Texas against Texas State Tuesday evening at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Kasparek (3-3) hit Thomas Field to start the seventh, the lone base-runner for the Bobcats (24-19). He was erased on a double play as Kasparek faced the minimum 27 in the contest. The right-hander fanned nine, including the game’s final two batters looking. It was the 20th no-hitter in Texas history. The Longhorns (27-18) scored two in the second and two in the fourth to take control. Kyle Russell went 4 for 5 with a homer, three runs and two RBI. Michael Torres had four hits and three RBI.


No. 16 Cal State Fullerton 12, No. 8 San Diego 3

In Fullerton, Calif., Cal State Fullerton used a five-run second to knock off San Diego, ending its 16-game win streak. Logan Gelbrich belted a two-run homer in the first for the Toreros (35-12). USD led 3-2 in the second before the five-run outburst by the Titans (27-15) gave them the lead for good. Josh Fellhauer’s RBI single tied the game and Christian Colon’s run-scoring base hit put Fullerton ahead to stay. Erik Komatsu had a two-run homer in the sixth and Khris Davis blasted a pinch-hit three-run homer in the eighth.


No. 6 Texas A&M 3, TCU 2

In Fort Worth, Texas, Brodie Greene scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the top of the ninth as Texas A&M nipped TCU in front of a record-crowd of 4,294 at Lupton Stadium. Greene drew a leadoff walk and moved to second one out later when Kyle Colligan was hit by a pitch. Following a lineout to left, a passed ball moved the runners up before a wild pitch plated Greene with the game-winner. The Horned Frogs (29-16) got a two-out baserunner in the ninth, but could not score the tying run. The Aggies (38-7) scored single runs in the third and fourth before Matt Vern and Bryan Kervin had RBI singles in the fifth for TCU to tie it at 2-2.


No. 3 Florida State 13, Stetson 3

In DeLand, Fla., Tyler Holt had four hits and four runs as Florida State smothered Stetson in front of 2,751 fans at Melching Field. Jack Rye had four hits and knocked in three for the Seminoles (36-7). Buster Posey homered twice with three runs and three RBI for FSU. The Seminoles scored three in the first and two in the second and never looked back against the Hatters (19-27).


No. 7 Nebraska 6, Western Illinois 4

In Lincoln, Neb., Ben Kline’s two-run single in the sixth snapped a 4-4 tie and propelled Nebraska past Western Illinois at Hawks Field. Casey Hauptman pitched four scoreless innings in relief for the Huskers (33-8-1) to earn his first victory. Mike Nesseth tossed a perfect ninth to record his fourth save. Nick Sullivan had two hits and two runs for NU. The Leathernecks (10-25) scored a pair in the first before the Huskers answered with four in the bottom of the frame. Jake Opitz had a two-run homer and D.J. Belfonte added a two-run double. Cole Waddell and Drew Laidig had RBI singles in the top of the second as WIU tied it at 4-4.


Kansas State 3, No. 10 Wichita State 2

In Wichita, Kan., Daniel Edwards fanned the final two batters with the tying run on second as Kansas State edged Wichita State at Eck Stadium. Edwards earned his eighth save. The Shockers (33-10) scored in the first on an RBI double by Conor Gillaspie. Byron Wiley’s run-scoring single in the top of the second tied it at 1-1. Andy Dirks delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the frame as WSU took a 2-1 lead. The Wildcats (21-23) knotted it at 2-2 in the top of the third on an RBI double by Justin Bloxom. Bloxom singled and scored the game-winner in the fifth.


Loyola Marymount 11, No. 12 UC Irvine 3

In Irvine, Calif., A.J. LaMonda had three hits, two runs and an RBI to lead Loyola Marymount past UC Irvine at Anteater Ballpark. Angelo Songco also had three hits for the Lions (21-23). LaMonda doubled and scored in a two-run first for LMU. Francis Larson and Tony Asaro each singled and scored in the third for the Anteaters (28-11). Sean Dovel’s RBI single ignited a three-run fifth as the Lions took the lead for good. LMU added five in the eighth to put it away.


Kansas 3, No. 15 Missouri 0

In Kansas City, Mo., Shaeffer Hall and Paul Smyth combined on a six-hit shutout as Kansas blanked Missouri in front of 3,847 fans at Kauffman Stadium. Hall allowed five hits in seven innings with two walks and four strikeouts in recording his third win. Smyth retired six of the final seven batters to register the save. Ryne Price homered in the second for the Jayhawks (26-22). John Allman’s two-run single in the eighth gave KU insurance runs against the Tigers (29-15).