May 14, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Dolan's sac fly helps UCLA edge No. 12 UC Irvine

Swinson tosses no-hitter for Maryland; 22,599 watch Georgia edge Ga. Tech


In Irvine, Calif., Brady Dolan’s sacrifice fly snapped a 3-3 tie in the seventh as UCLA defeated No. 12 UC Irvine 6-4 Tuesday at Anteater Ballpark. Tony Asaro tripled and scored in the sixth for the Anteaters (33-14) to tie the game at 3-3. The Bruins (26-23) added single runs in the eighth and ninth. Tim Murphy (right) recorded the final two outs of the game after UCI loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth to earn his first save. Brent Dean had two hits, one run and one RBI for UCLA. Mickey Weisser homered in the fourth for the Bruins. Josh Tavelli had two hits for the Anteaters, including a home run.


Maryland 4, Delaware 0

In Newark, Del., Scott Swinson tossed the sixth no-hitter in school history as Maryland blanked Delaware 4-0 in the season finale for the Terps. Swinson (5-4) fanned a career-high 10 and allowed three base runners, two walks and one hit batsman. A.J. Casario had a diving catch in right in the bottom of the eighth to keep the no-hitter intact. Gerry Spessard homered in the fifth for the Terps (30-26). Mike Murphy and Chad Durakis had RBI singles in the eighth and Nick Jowers added a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Maryland reached the 30-win mark for the second time in school history. The Blue Hens fell to 21-31.


No. 8 Georgia 3, Georgia Tech 2

In Atlanta, Ryan Peisel homered to lead Georgia past Georgia Tech in front of 22,599 fans at Turner Field in the sixth annual “Spring Baseball Classic For Kids”, with proceeds benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and its Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program. Derek Dietrich had an RBI single in the first for the Yellow Jackets (36-16) before Peisel went deep in the bottom of the frame to quickly tie the score. Matt Cerione doubled and scored in the second to give the Bulldogs (34-17-1) a 2-1 lead. Gordon Beckham singled and scored in the fifth to give Georgia a two-run edge. Tech scored its final run in the sixth. Joshua Fields pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts to earn a school-record 16th save. He now has 39 career saves.


No. 1 Miami (Fla.) 5, North Florida 2

In Coral Gables, Fla., David Gutierrez fanned five in six innings as Miami got past North Florida at Mark Light Field. Gutierrez (3-0) allowed one earned run on three hits with two walks. Yonder Alonso belted his 16th homer in the fifth, a two-run shot that put the Hurricanes (42-6) on top to stay at 2-1. Chad Knight had two hits and one run for the Ospreys (27-25).


No. 2 North Carolina 4, Winthrop 1

In Cary, N.C., Kyle Shelton homered in the sixth as North Carolina got by Winthrop at Cary’s USA Baseball National Training Complex. The Eagles (22-31) got consecutive doubles from Eddie Tisdale and Eddie Rohan in the fourth to take the early lead. Shelton’s blast knotted it in the sixth. The Tar Heels (43-9) scored three in the seventh to secure the win. Rob Wooten (5-1) stranded the go-ahead run on third in the seventh and fanned two of the three batters he faced to earn the victory.


No. 6 Nebraska 8, Creighton 1

In Omaha, Neb., Mitch Abeita knocked in four as Nebraska topped Creighton in front of 14,680 fans at Rosenblatt Stadium. Abeita belted a three-run homer in the first for the Huskers (39-9-1). Erik Bird (5-1) and Casey Hauptman combined on the four-hitter against the Bluejays (33-18). Tyler Farst and Jake Opitz each had three hits for the Huskers. Farst had two RBI and Opitz scored three.


Texas-Arlington 16, No. 7 Texas A&M 8

In Arlington, Texas, Michael Choice went 4 for 4 with five RBI to lead Texas-Arlington past Texas A&M in front of a season-high crowd of 1,213 at Clay Gould Ballpark. Choice smacked a three-run homer in the fourth to snap a 2-2 tie. He added a two-run single an inning later for the Mavs (23-29). Matt Otteman (4-3) fanned five in 6.2 innings to earn the win. Daman Aaron had a pinch-hit three-run homer for the Aggies (42-11).


No. 9 Oklahoma State 14, Western Illinois 1

In Stillwater, Okla., Rebel Ridling had two of his team’s six home runs as Oklahoma State thumped Western Illinois at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Dean Green drove in four for the Cowboys (38-14), while Matt Hague and Luis Flores each had three RBI. Hague homered in the first before Green, Ridling and Flores went deep in a six-run fourth. The Leathernecks fell to 18-28.


UC Davis 9, No. 14 California 5

In Davis, Calif., Ryan Scoma and Grant Bauer each drove in two as UC Davis topped California at Dobbins Stadium. The Aggies (31-19) scored a pair in the sixth to take the lead for good. They added one in the seventh and Scoma’s two-run single in the eighth completed the scoring. Justin Fitzgerald got the final out in the eighth and pitched a scoreless ninth to set a school record with his 12th save. Brett Jackson had two hits for the Golden Bears (32-17-2) with a double and a home run.


Oral Roberts 12, No. 14 Wichita State 0

In Wichita, Kan., Kelly Minissale recorded his second complete game at Oral Roberts blanked Wichita State at Eck Stadium. Minissale (2-3) allowed seven hits and struck out six. The Golden Eagles (39-12) used six singles to score four in the second against the Shockers (38-15). ORU added one in the fourth and six in the fifth for an 11-0 advantage. Brian Van Kirk was 4 for 5 with three RBI.


No. 17 Michigan 15, Notre Dame 12

In Comstock Park, Mich., Nate Recknagel homered twice to lead Michigan past Notre Dame in the Baseball Bash at Fifth Third Ballpark. Recknagel went deep in the first and third, giving him a school-record 21 home runs. The Wolverines (39-11) used a six-run second to take control, sparked by a three-run homer by Alan Oaks. Evan Sharpley had a two-run homer in the fourth for the Irish (33-16-1). Kevin Cislo added a two-run inside-the-park homer in the ninth for the Wolverines.


No. 20 LSU 7, New Orleans 6 (15)

In Metairie, La., Sean Ochinko’s RBI single plated Michael Hollander with the game-winner in the bottom of the 15th as LSU nipped New Orleans in front of 5,626 fans at Zephyr Field. The Tigers (36-16-1) extended their win streak to 13 and snapped the streak of 13 victories by the Privateers (38-14). Hollander had a leadoff double in the 15th and was sacrificed to third by Jared Mitchell. Blake Dean was intentionally walked and Ochinko singled to left, ending the 5:14 marathon.


Army 27, Sacred Heart 12

In West Point, N.Y., Army sent 21 batters to the plate in a 15-run first inning as Army overwhelmed Sacred Heart at Doubleday Field in the season finale for the Black Knights. Clint Moore tied a single-game school record with six hits for Army (25-25), including three singles in the first. He finished 6 for 7 with four runs and four RBI. J.P. Polchinski homered twice in the first, a two-run shot and a three-run dinger. Kevin McKague doubled twice and knocked in three in the first. M.J. Schifano hit a grand slam in an eight-run third for the Pioneers (11-38).