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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.