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Haniger, Rulon lead Georgia Tech
past No. 19 Coastal
No. 4 Arizona State rallies past UCLA;
Pepperdine tops No. 8 San Diego
Atlanta, Jason Haniger’s two-run single capped a three-run
eighth as Georgia Tech outscored No. 19 Coastal Carolina 10-6
Friday evening at Russ Chandler Stadium. Brad Rulon (left) got
two strikeouts and a groundout after the Chanticleers (37-10)
had runners on second and third with no outs in the top of the
eighth. Rulon retired the side in order in the ninth for his
fourth save. Thomas Nichols had a two-run homer in the second
for the Yellow Jackets (32-13). Haniger’s homer in the fifth
gave Tech a 6-2 lead.
No. 4 Arizona State 10, UCLA 5
In Los Angeles, Jason Kipnis homered twice as
Arizona State erased a 5-0 deficit to topped UCLA at Jackie
Robinson Stadium. Brandon Crawford’s two-run double highlighted
a four-run third as the Bruins (6-7, 23-19) led 5-0 after three.
Brett Wallace and Petey Paramore homered in the fourth for the
Sun Devils (11-5, 36-7). Kipnis hit a two-run homer in a
three-run eighth as ASU tied it at 5-5. Kipnis added a two-run
homer in the ninth for a 7-5 lead. The Sun Devils added three
insurance runs to make it 10-5.
Pepperdine 5, No. 8 San Diego 2
In Malibu, Calif., Ryan Heroy belted a two-run
homer and drove in three as Pepperdine topped San Diego in the
opener of their West Coast Conference series at Eddy D. Field
Stadium. Bryce Mendonca had a two-run single in the second for
the Waves (9-3, 28-13). Heroy’s homer in the third gave
Pepperdine a 4-0 lead. Nick McCoy had an RBI single in the
fourth for the Toreros (13-3, 35-13) and a wild pitch in the
fifth made it 4-2. Heroy added an RBI single in the seventh to
complete the scoring.
No. 1 Miami (Fla.) 10, Saint Mary's 6
In Coral Gables, Fla., top-ranked Miami bombed
Saint Mary's with nine runs in the first four innings. Yonder
Alonso was 2 for 2 with a pair of RBI, scored three and cracked
his 13th homer. Dennis Raben, Ryan Jackson and Adan Severino
each had a pair of RBI for the Hurricanes (37-5). Chris
Hernandez (8-0) went five innings with one run on five hits.
Joel Staples was 3 for 4 for the Gaels (22-20-1).
No. 9 Oklahoma State 13, Utah Valley 1
In Stillwater, Okla., Jordy Mercer had four hits
as Oklahoma State overwhelmed Utah Valley at Allie P. Reynolds
Stadium. Luis Flores and Dylan Brown added three hits each for
the Cowboys (33-11). Andrew Oliver (5-2) allowed one run on four
hits in seven innings. OSU plated five in the first, keyed by a
three-run homer by Rebel Ridling. Cole Anderson had a sacrifice
fly in the sixth for the Wolverines (12-29-1).
No. 13 Georgia 5, Mississippi 4
In Athens, Ga., SEC-leader Georgia held off Ole
Miss. Trevor Holder improved to 7-2 with 5.1 innings for the
Bulldogs (16-5-1, 30-14-1) and Joshua Fields notched his
SEC-leading 13th save. Gordon Beckham hit his 21st
homer, best in the NCAA. Zach Miller was 2 for 4 with two RBI
for Ole Miss (11-11, 30-18) and hit his first homer.
Florida 9, No. 14 South Carolina 3
In Columbia, S.C., Florida moved two games ahead
of South Carolina in the SEC East with its victory. Cole
Figueroa went 2 for 3 with three RBI and Brandon McArthur added
three hits with a pair of RBI for the Gators (13-9, 28-16).
Billy Bullock pitched 5.1 innings in relief, allowing two runs
on four hits, to earn the victory. Reese Havens and Scott Wingo
each hit solo homers for the Gamecocks (11-11, 31-15).
No. 15 Missouri 13, Kansas State 10
In Columbia, Mo., Jacob Priday hit two of
Missouri’s five home runs in the opener of their Big 12 series
with Kansas State at Taylor Stadium. Priday had a two-run homer
in the second and a solo shot in the fourth to give him 48
career home runs. Aaron Crow (10-0) allowed six runs on eight
hits in 5.1 innings with eight strikeouts for the Tigers (10-9,
30-15). Aaron Senne hit a two-run homer and Andrew Thigpen had a
three-run double in a five-run first for Missouri. The Wildcats
(6-13, 21-24) scored three in the sixth and three in the ninth
to stay within striking distance. Scooter Hicks recorded the
final two outs to earn his fourth save.
No. 17 Vanderbilt 8, Tennessee 5
In Knoxville, Tenn., Vanderbilt jumped on the
Volunteers early and held on for the victory. Ryan Flaherty was
2 for 5 for the Commodores (12-9, 32-13) and drove in three.
David Macias also had three RBI and was 4 for 4. Mike Minor
nearly went the distance, but was tagged in the eighth after
throwing seven scoreless frames. Minor did earn the win. P.J.
Polk was 2 for 3 for Tennessee (11-11, 25-21), including his
No. 20 California 11, Arizona 5
In Berkeley, Calif., California used four home
runs to outscore Arizona at Evans Diamond in the opener of their
Pac-10 series. Charlie Cutler went deep in the first for the
Golden Bears (8-8, 28-14-2). Josh Satin’s three-run homer capped
a four-run third as Cal took a 5-1 lead. Brett Jackson hit a
grand slam and Blake Smith added a solo shot in a six-run
seventh for the Bears. The Wildcats (7-9, 30-14) scored one in
the eighth and two in the ninth to make the final 11-5. Tyson
Ross (7-2) allowed 11 hits and three runs in eight innings with
three walks and five strikeouts to earn the victory.