May 1, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Gosse gets Oklahoma past No. 10 Wichita State in 10

UC Davis stops No. 11 Stanford; Cal Poly upsets No. 20 California


In Norman, Okla., Mike Gosse’s two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th lifted Oklahoma past No. 10 Wichita State 12-11 Wednesday evening in front of 1,357 fans at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Jamie Johnson doubled and Aljay Davis walked prior to Gosse’s two-bagger. The Shockers (33-11) scored a pair in the top of the ninth for a 10-7 lead before Aaron Baker’s three-run homer in the bottom of the frame forced extra innings. WSU regained the lead in the top of the 10th before Gosse ended it for the Sooners (29-17-1). Spencer Selby had a three-run homer in the fourth and Jamie Johnson added a solo shot in the fifth as OU took a 6-3 lead. Conor Gillaspie’s three-run triple highlighted a five-run sixth for WSU.


UC Davis 10, No. 11 Stanford 8

In Davis, Calif., UC Davis scored four in the eighth to erase a two-run deficit in upsetting Stanford at Dobbins Stadium. Jake Jefferies’ two-run single tied it at 8-8. Kyle Mihaylo’s run-scoring hit snapped the tie and Jefferies scored the final run on a wild pitch for the Aggies (27-15). Justin Fitzgerald registered the final two outs to tie the school record with eight saves. Jason Castro had a two-run single in a four-run fourth for the Cardinal (25-15-2). Stanford added two in the fifth for an 8-5 lead. Ryan Royster homered in the sixth for UC Davis.


Cal Poly 8, No. 20 California 2

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Brian Grening and Kevin Castner combined on a six-hitter as Cal Poly upset California at Baggett Stadium. Grening (3-3) allowed two runs on five hits in 5.2 innings with two walks and three strikeouts. Castner walked three and fanned five to earn his first save. Justin Hensley had an RBI triple and scored in a three-run second for the Mustangs (19-23). David Cooper homered in the third and Josh Satin went deep in the sixth as the Golden Bears (27-14-2) made it a one-run game. Cal Poly added two in the seventh and three in the eighth to pull away.


No. 3 Florida State 6, Stetson 3

In DeLand, Fla., Mike McGee’s two-run homer sparked a five-run ninth as Florida State defeated Stetson at Melching Field at Conrad Park. Tyler Holt scored the tie-breaking run on an error and Dennis Guinn added a two-run double in the final inning for the Seminoles (37-7). Guinn went 4 for 5 with three RBI. Brian Pruitt had a three-run homer in the fourth for the Hatters (19-28). Guinn had an RBI single in the sixth for FSU.


No. 7 Nebraska 6, Western Illinois 1

In Lincoln, Neb., Erik Bird pitched five scoreless innings to lead Nebraska to a midweek sweep of Western Illinois at Hawks Field. Bird (3-1) allowed three hits in earning his third straight win. Tyler Farst had a two-run double in the third for the Huskers (34-8-1). Jake Opitz smacked a two-run homer in the seventh to complete the scoring for NU. The Leathernecks (10-25) avoided the shutout as Cooper Stewart drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the ninth.


No. 18 Kentucky 9, Marshall 6

In Lexington, Ky., Sawyer Carroll drove in five to rally Kentucky from a 5-0 deficit to victory over Marshall at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Nate Lape’s home run ignited a five-run second for the Thundering Herd (23-22-1). Carroll and Chris Wade had RBI groundouts in the fifth for the Wildcats (34-11). Jeff Rowley singled and scored in the sixth to give Marshall a 6-2 advantage. Carroll’s three-run double keyed a four-run sixth as UK knotted the score at 6-6. Wade had an RBI single and Carroll added a sacrifice fly in the seventh as Kentucky grabbed its first lead. Chris McClendon had an RBI single in the eighth for the Wildcats. Wade and Tyler Howe each had three hits for UK. Victor Gomez finished with four hits for Marshall.


No. 19 Coastal Carolina 9, The Citadel 1

In Conway, S.C., David Anderson had three hits and two RBI to lead Coastal Carolina past The Citadel at Watson Stadium/Vrooman Field. Chris Swauger doubled and scored in the first for the Bulldogs (23-21). The Chanticleers (37-9) erupted for six in the second, capped by a two-run homer by Anderson. Dock Doyle added a two-run single in the fourth for Coastal.