May 18, 2008

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

Patriot League: Bucknell 8, Navy 7

MEAC: Norfolk State 5, Florida A&M 2

MEAC: Bethune-Cookman 3, North Carolina A&T 2

MEAC: Norfolk State 10, North Carolina A&T 5

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Fedroff drives in five as #2 UNC wins series at #1 Miami

No. 13 Missouri thumps No. 6 Nebraska; Texas tops No. 7 Texas A&M


In Coral Gables, Fla., Tim Fedroff went 2 for 5 with a double, homer and five RBI Saturday as No. 2 North Carolina built an eight-run lead and held off No. 1 Miami 12-11 to win the rubber game of their ACC showdown series. Kyle Shelton went 4 for 5 with two RBI and three runs, Kyle Seager added two hits and two RBI and Tim Federowicz contributed two hits and three RBI for the Tar Heels (22-7, 45-10). Federowicz also tossed the ninth inning, allowing the Hurricanes to close to within a run, but picked up his first save. Yonder Alonso went 4 for 5 with his 19th homer and three RBI, and Jemile Weeks and Blake Tekotte added three runs apiece for the Hurricanes (23-5, 43-8).

No. 13 Missouri 22, No. 6 Nebraska 9
In Columbia, Mo., Steve Gray went 4 for 5 with his eighth homer and five RBI as Missouri scored 16 runs in the first three innings in a Big 12 rout of Nebraska. Gray improved to 7 for 8 in the series and is hitting .545 with three homers and 13 RBI in his past six games. Andrew Thigpen and Jonah Schmidt homered and drove in four, and Jacob Priday went 3 for 6 with three runs and a RBI for the Tigers (15-11, 36-17). Mitch Abeita had three hits and three RBI for the Cornhuskers (17-8-1, 39-11-1).


Texas 5, No. 7 Texas A&M 2
In College Station, Texas, Kyle Russell and Preston Clark homered late, and Austin Wood posted a complete game as Texas topped Texas A&M for the second straight day. Despite the loss, the Aggies (19-7, 42-13) clinched a share of the Big 12 regular-season title - their first since 1999 - and can win it outright with a Sunday win over the Longhorns (14-12, 33-19). Wood (4-3) allowed only four hits and struck out three, shutting A&M out after allowing two runs in the first inning. Michael Torres had three hits and two runs, and Russell finished with two hits and two RBI for Texas. Luke Anders led the Aggies with two hits and two RBI.

No. 3 Florida State 8, NC State 1
In Tallahassee, Fla., after struggling for the first two games of the series, Florida State's offense came alive against NC State as the Seminoles won their 24th ACC game, equaling their best mark ever. FSU (24-6, 46-9) got off to a quick start, scoring seven in the first two frames. Tony Delmonico was 3 for 3 with four RBI and Buster Posey cracked his 17th homer. Stephen Cardullo also went deep for the 'Noles. Ryan Strauss went six innings and struck out eight, allowing the Wolfpack (18-11, 37-18) only a Ryan Pond solo shot.


No. 3 Arizona State 11, Washington 4

In Tempe, Ariz., Raoul Torrez had a two-run triple in the second to put Arizona State ahead to stay as the Sun Devils stopped Washington to clinch the Pac-10 series in front of 3,291 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Andy Lentz homered to start the game for the Huskies (10-10, 31-19) before the triple by Torrez in the second gave the lead to ASU (14-6, 43-9). Kiel Roling homered in the sixth and Jason Kipnis added a three-run shot later in the frame to give the Sun Devils a 7-1 lead.


Alabama 16, No. 8 Georgia 13
In Athens, Ga., a day after scoring 39 runs and hitting 14 homers in Friday's doubleheader Georgia and Alabama were at it again Saturday, scoring another 29 runs and hitting six more homers. Not even star Georgia (20-9-1, 35-19-1) closer Joshua Fields could escape the carnage, as the Tide (16-14, 32-24) tagged him for three runs in the ninth to break a 13-13 tie. Alex Avila led the attack again for Alabama, hitting his third homer in as many games and going 3 for 4. Brandon May also had three hits, homered and drove in three. Matt Bentley added three RBI and Josh Rutledge knocked in a pair. Bryce Massanari and Robbie O'Bryan both homered for the Bulldogs and drove in three runs each. Despite the loss, Georgia will be the top seed in this week's SEC tournament, while Alabama will be the fifth seed.

No. 9 Oklahoma State 11, Oklahoma 1

In Oklahoma City, Tyler Lyons pitched his fourth complete game as Oklahoma State clinched the Bedlam Series with Oklahoma in front on a capacity crowd of 13,066 at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. Lyons (10-2) allowed six hits and one unearned run with nine strikeouts. Dean Green and Tom Belza each had two hits and two RBI for the Cowboys (18-8, 40-14). Green’s two-run single highlighted a four-run first for OSU. Casey Johnson scored on a wild pitch in the third for the Sooners (8-17-1, 31-23-1).


No. 11 Cal State Fullerton 8, San Diego State 5

In Fullerton, Calif., Jon Wilhite went 4 for 4 with five RBI as Cal State Fullerton completed the three-game non-conference sweep of San Diego State at Goodwin Field. Joel Weeks added two hits and two RBI for the Titans (35-17). Cory Arbiso (11-2) allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings with two strikeouts to earn the victory. The Aztecs (30-26) scored single runs in the third and fourth and three in the ninth.


No. 12 UC Irvine 4, UD Davis 3

In Davis, Calif., Eric Deragisch knocked the ball loose from the catcher on a steal attempt of home in the eighth as UC Irvine nipped UC Davis at Dobbins Stadium, evening their Big West series at one game each. Dillon Bell singled and scored in the second for the Anteaters (11-9, 35-15). Ty Kelly’s RBI single in the fifth for the Aggies (11-9, 32-20) tied it at 1-1. Brock Bardeen belted a pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh to give UCI a 3-1 edge. UCD answered in the bottom of the frame as Kelly had an RBI double and scored on a base hit by Ryan Scoma.


Florida 5, No. 14 Vanderbilt 4
In Gainesville, Fla., Jon Townsend hit a walk-off RBI single in the 11th as the Gators completed the SEC sweep of Vanderbilt. The Commodores (15-14, 37-18) jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the fourth before Florida (17-13, 34-20) hit back with seven runs. Both teams scored four in the eighth and Vanderbilt tied the game in the ninth. Townsend, Matt den Dekker, Cole Figueroa and Josh Adams each had three hits for Florida, with den Dekker and Adams going deep and recording three RBI. Bryson Barber also drove in three. Vanderbilt star Pedro Alvarez hit his seventh homer and went 3 for 4. Ryan Flaherty and Steven Liddle each added three RBI.

Arizona 9, No. 16 Stanford 6

In Tucson, Ariz., Arizona scored nine times in the first two innings in defeating Stanford at Kindall Field in the opener of their Pac-10 series. Jon Gaston had a two-run single in the first before the Wildcats (9-10, 35-15) exploded for seven in the second, capped by C.J. Ziegler’s three-run homer, for a 9-1 cushion. Cord Phelps had a two-run dinger in the third for the Cardinal (11-8, 30-19).


No. 17 Michigan 11, Northwestern 2
In Ann Arbor, Mich., senior Derek VanBuskirk had three RBI on Senior Day, and Michigan set the Big Ten mark for league wins in a season with a win over Northwestern. The Wolverines (26-5, 42-12) scored four times in the third and four more times in the fifth to coast to a win. Leif Mahler had two hits and two RBI, and Kevin Cislo added two RBI for Michigan, which has won 38 of 45.


No. 18 Wichita State 21, Bradley 5

In Wichita, Kan., Tyler Hill went 4 for 5 with three runs as Wichita State completed the Missouri Valley sweep of Bradley at Eck Stadium. Conor Gillaspie had a two-run double and Clint McKeever followed with his third homer as the Shockers (19-5, 41-15) scored eight in the first. Matt Fritz had a sacrifice fly in the second for the Braves (10-13, 26-25) before WSU put nine on the board in the fourth for a 17-1 advantage.


No. 19 Coastal Carolina 18, Radford 8
In Radford, Va., Coastal Carolina downed Radford for the second day in a row. The Highlanders (6-14, 22-30) rallied from an 8-4 deficit to tie the game in the seventh, only to see Coastal Carolina (17-3, 43-11) plate 10 runs over the final two innings. David Sappelt drove in seven Chanticleer runs on three homers, giving the centerfielder 15 on the season. David Anderson added five hits and Rico Noel homered and drove in four as Gary Gilmore won his 500th game at Coastal. Reggie Keen and Jonathan Spears each homered in the losing effort for Radford.


No. 20 LSU 11, Auburn 7

In Auburn, Ala., LSU used a five-run seventh to sweep its SEC series at Auburn and secure its 16th straight victory. Matt Clark’s two-run sacrifice fly to deep center plated the tying and go-ahead runs in the seventh for LSU (18-11-1, 39-16-1). Mike Bianucci smacked a three-run homer in the third for Auburn (11-19, 28-28) and Trent Mummey added a three-run blast in the sixth.


BYU 13, Utah 10

In Salt Lake City, BYU erased a 10-0 deficit with a 12-run eighth in a Mountain West win at Utah. Kasey Ko started the scoring in the eighth with an RBI single and added a two-run single later in the frame to pull the Cougars (10-14, 22-34) to within one. Brandon Relf’s second RBI single of the inning gave BYU the lead at 11-10. The Cougars and Utes (10-14, 23-26) will meet in the opening round of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Tuesday.