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Coastal scores six in
final two innings to upset No. 1 UNC
Georgia Southern stops Georgia Tech; Cal
Poly wins at Fresno State
In Chapel Hill, N.C., No. 24 Coastal Carolina
scored six over the final two innings to knock off top-ranked
North Carolina Tuesday afternoon at Bryson Field at Boshamer
Stadium. The Tar Heels (3-1) scored single runs in the first,
sixth and seventh innings to build a 3-1 advantage. Jose
Iglesias smacked a two-run homer in the eighth for the
Chanticleers (4-1) to knot the score at 3-3. Coastal erupted for
four runs in the ninth to secure the victory. Rico Noel had two
hits for the Chants and Iglesias knocked in three. Mike
Cavasinni and Levi Michael both had two hits for the Tar Heels.
Georgia Southern 6, No. 11 Georgia Tech 5
In Statesboro, Ga., A.J. Wirnsberger had a
two-run single in the seventh and Dexter Bobo tossed two innings
of hitless relief as Georgia Southern edged Georgia Tech at J.I.
Clements Stadium. Derek Dietrich’s RBI single in the top of the
seventh gave the Yellow Jackets (3-1) a 5-4 lead. Kevin Bowles
walked to start the bottom of the frame. Matt Miller was hit by
a pitch and both moved up on a balk, setting the table for
Wirnsberger. Bobo took the mound in the eighth and retired the
six he faced, with three strikeouts, to earn his first save.
Wirnsberger and Griffin Benedict both had two hits for the
Eagles (4-0). Jeff Rowland had a pair of hits for Georgia Tech.
Cal Poly 13, No. 23 Fresno State 11
In Fresno, Calif., Wes Dorrell and Bobby Crocker
both belted three-run homers as Cal Poly outscored Fresno State
in front of 2,761 fans at Pete Beiden Field. Dorrell’s shot in
the fourth gave the Mustangs (3-1) a 6-4 lead. Crocker’s dinger
in the eighth gave Cal Poly the lead for good at 12-11. Jared
Eskew (1-0) tossed 2.1 scoreless innings with one hit, one walk
and five strikeouts to earn the victory. The Mustangs have now
won three against nationally-ranked teams, after taking two of
three from No. 3 Rice this past weekend. Adam Buschini had three
singles, three runs and three RBI for Cal Poly. Dorrell had two
hits and four RBI. Danny Muno, Tom Mendonca, Steve Detwiler and
Brennan Gowens each had two hits for the Bulldogs (2-2).
No. 22 Oklahoma 11, No. 16 San Diego 2
In San Diego, Jamie Johnson’s grand slam sparked
Oklahoma to score 11 unanswered run in its win at San Diego.
Kevin Muno singled and scored in the first and the Toreros (2-2)
added a run in the fourth for a 2-0 lead. Johnson’s blast
sparked a seven-run fifth for the Sooners (5-0). OU added two in
the sixth and two more in the ninth. Garrett Buechele went 3 for
4 with a run and two RBI for the Sooners. Steven Chatwood had
three hits for USD.
No. 3 Texas A&M 11, Centenary 1
In College Station, Texas, Luke Anders and Kevin
Gonzalez both drove in four runs as Texas A&M defeated Centenary
in front of 3,403 fans at Olsen Field. Ricky Imperiali homered
in the first for the Gents (0-1) before the Aggies (5-0)
answered with six in the bottom of the frame as Anders drove in
two and Gonzalez added a three-run homer. Anders added a two-run
single in the fourth to cap the scoring. Caleb Shofner went 2
for 2 with two runs and an RBI and raised his average to .917.
He has reached safely in 17 of his 18 plate appearances. Dylan
Petrich added three hits and two runs for the Aggies. Cliff
Shepard added a double for Centenary.
No. 4 Texas 4, Texas-Arlington 3 (10)
In Austin, Texas, Cameron Rupp’s two-run double
with two outs in the bottom of the 10th gave Texas the win over
UTA. Michael Choice homered in the top of the 10th to give the
Mavericks (3-2) their first lead a 3-2. Brandon Loy had a
leadoff single and Brandon Belt walked to start the bottom of
the 10th. Kyle Lusson had a pinch-hit single to load the bases
with no outs. A popout and a strikeout brought up Rupp to
deliver the game-winner. Belt finished 3 for 3, including a home
run. Kevin Keyes also had three hits and a homer for the
Longhorns (5-0). Choice finished with two hits and three RBI for
No. 5 Georgia 8, Presbyterian 1
In Athens, Ga., Zach Cone went 3 for 5 with a
triple and an RBI as Georgia defeated Presbyterian at Foley
Field. The Blue Hose (0-4) scored in the first on Kenny Bryant’s
RBI single before Bryce Massanari’s two-run single in the bottom
of the frame put the Bulldogs (4-0) ahead to stay. Cone added an
RBI triple in the second, Colby May smacked a two-run homer in
the third and Rich Poythress belted a three-run shot in the
sixth. Cecil Tanner (1-0) allowed four hits and fanned five in
three innings to earn the win. Jesse Harmon and Bobby Cole both
had two hits for Presbyterian.
No. 6 Arizona State 3, Missouri 1
In Tempe, Ariz., Josh Spence fanned 13 in seven
scoreless innings as Arizona State edged Missouri in front of
2,566 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark.
Spence (2-0) allowed six hits and two walks. Jordan Swagerty
retired the final two hitters for his first save. Jason Kipnis
and Jared McDonald both hit solo homers in the fourth to give
the Sun Devils (5-0) a 2-0 lead. Zack MacPhee’s sacrifice fly in
the fifth gave ASU a 3-0 advantage. Ryan Lollis tripled and
scored in the eighth for the Tigers (1-4). Lollis and Kyle Mach
both had two hits for Missouri.
No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 8, San Diego State
In San Diego, Christian Colon walked and scored
the tie-breaker in the seventh as Cal State Fullerton edged San
Diego State. Colon stole second, moved to third on a groundout
and scored on a wild pitch to give the Titans (2-2) a 7-6 lead.
Josh Fellhauer walked and scored an insurance run in the ninth
on a safety squeeze by Matt Fahey. The Aztecs (2-2) scored four
unearned runs in the second without a hit. Jared Clark went 2
for 2 and reached base five times for Fullerton. Mitch Blackburn
had two hits and two walks for SDSU.
No. 14 Florida 12, Eastern Michigan 0
In Gainesville, Fla., Avery Barnes and Josh Adams
both had three hits and two runs as Florida blanked Eastern
Michigan in front of 2,163 fans at McKethan Stadium. Brandon
McArthur started the scoring with a two-run double in the first.
Mike Mooney had a two-run double and Barnes added a two-run
triple in a seven-run fourth as the Gators (4-0) took control.
Zack Leonard and Brent Ohrman both had two hits for the Eagles
UC Santa Barbara 7, No. 19 UCLA 6
In Santa Barbara, Calif., Gunnar Terhune’s RBI
single in the fifth gave UCSB the lead and Shane Carlson’s
two-run homer later in the frame would be the difference as the
Gauchos got past the Bruins at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. UCSB
(3-1) wore pink hats and sweatbands for breast cancer awareness.
Eddie Murray homered for UCLA (2-2) in a two-run sixth, but that
would be as close as the visitors would get. Robby Cummings had
a three-run homer in the second for the Gauchos. Brian Gump went
deep in the third for UCSB. Casey Haerther and Cody Decker also
homered for the Bruins.
No. 20 Ole Miss 10, Central Arkansas 2
In Oxford, Miss., Tim Ferguson’s three-run double
highlighted a five-run sixth as Ole Miss defeated Central
Arkansas in the first game at newly-renovated Oxford-University
Stadium. The Bears (2-2) got an RBI single from Jonathan Yerby
in the first and a run-scoring double by Tye Throneberry in the
fifth for a 2-0 lead. The Rebels (2-2) got four in the fifth as
Jordan Henry’s two-run single tied it and Logan Power’s two-run
base hit gave Ole Miss the lead. Taylor Hashman’s homer preceded
Ferguson’s three-run double in the sixth.
No. 25 TCU 6, Dallas Baptist 0
In Fort Worth, Texas, Jason Coats and Matt Vern
both homered as TCU blanked Dallas Baptist in front of 2,365
fans at Lupton Stadium. Vern’s two-run shot in the second
started the scoring for the Horned Frogs (3-1). Coats added a
two-run blast in the third to double the lead. TCU added single
runs in the fourth and eighth. Four pitchers combined on the
three-hitter. Steven Maxwell (1-0) allowed two hits with no
walks and five strikeouts in five innings. Ryan Enos went 2 for
3 with a walk for the Patriots (2-2).
Davidson 12, North Carolina Central 2
In Davidson, N.C., Zach Kayne belted three home
runs and Seth Freeman’s first collegiate hit was a grand slam as
Davidson powered past NC Central at Wilson Field. Kayne knocked
in four for the Wildcats (4-1). Freeman’s slam keyed a six-run
first for Davidson. Anthony Wilson had two hits and a run for
the Eagles (0-4). Greg Pickett went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the
Charlotte 8, Oakland 4
In Charlotte, N.C., Shane Brown hit an
inside-the-park grand slam in his first collegiate at-bat to
snap a 4-4 tie with two outs in the eighth and lift Charlotte to
the win over Oakland at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium. The
Grizzlies (1-1) scored three in the top of the eighth to take a
4-2 lead. Alan Parks’ two-run homer with one out in the eighth
tied it for the 49ers (1-3). A triple and a pair of walks loaded
the bases with two outs. Brown hit a 1-2 pitch to right center.
The outfielders collided in an attempt to catch the ball, which
made its way to the fence. Brown circled the bases before a
throw could come home. Rob Merkle had a hit and scored twice for
Middle Tennessee 12, Belmont 10 (10)
In Nashville, Tenn., Justin Miller’s two-run
double in the 10th gave Middle Tennessee, the reigning CBI Team
of the Week, the victory at Belmont. Miller finished 3 for 6
with two doubles, four RBI and one run for the Blue Raiders
(4-0). Bryce Brentz (3 runs, 2 RBI) and Blake McDade (2 runs, 1
RBI) both added three hits for MTSU. Daniel Wagner went 4 for 5
for the Bruins (3-2) with three runs and two RBI. Derek Wiley
homered and drove in two for Belmont.