Feb. 24, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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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 UTA.


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 6

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 (2-3).


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 visitors.


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 Oakland.


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.