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Smith, Demko combine on
URI shutout at Miami (Fla.)
Furman outlasts Clemson in 14; Sam Houston
State stops Rice
In Coral Gables, Fla., Eric Smith pitched eight
shutout innings as Rhode Island surprised No. 9 Miami (Fla.) 3-0
Tuesday evening in front of 1,317 fans at Alex Rodriguez Park at
Mark Light Field. Smith (1-0) limited the Hurricanes (6-2) to
three hits. He walked two and struck out five. Luke Demko came
on in the ninth to earn his first save. The Rams (5-2) scored
two in the second on a sac fly by Zoey Angulo and a run-scoring
single by Mike LeBel. Rob DeVeney added a sac fly in the third.
Dan Rhault and Jeff Cammans both finished with two hits and a
run for URI. Nathan Melendres, Chris Herrmann and Dave DiNatale
each had a hit for Miami.
Furman 4, No. 19 Clemson 2 (14)
In Clemson, S.C., Marcus Rose walked and scored
in the top of the 14th to snap a 2-2 tie and lead Furman to the
win over Clemson in front of 3,255 fans at Doug Kingsmore
Stadium. Rose drew a leadoff walk, stole second and advanced to
third as Connor Lind struck out and reached on a wild pitch.
Lind moved to second on a groundout while Rose remained at
third. Following an intentional walk, Reese Wade had an RBI
fielder’s choice to bring home Rose and give the Paladins (4-2)
the lead. Campbell Lewis had an RBI single to plate Lind with an
insurance run. The Tigers (4-2) put two on in the bottom of the
frame on walks, but could not score. Clemson got a two-run
single by Brad Miller in the fourth to take the lead. Brian
Harrison hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth for Furman to
extend the game. Lewis finished with two hits for the Paladins.
Ben Paulsen had three hits and a run for the Tigers.
Sam Houston State 8, No. 7 Rice 6
In Huntsville, Texas, Tyler Knight’s three-run
triple in the seventh snapped a 4-4 tie and carried Sam Houston
State past Rice at Don Sanders Stadium. Brock Holt had a leadoff
homer in the first for the Owls (5-3) before Knight’s sacrifice
fly capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the frame for the
Bearkats (7-3). Rice added a run in the sixth and two in the
seventh to even it at 4-4 before Knight’s triple in the seventh
put SHSU on top for good. Mark Wyatt had three hits, two runs
and an RBI for the Bearkats. Rick Hague was 4 for 4 for the Owls
with a run and two RBI.
No. 1 LSU 19, New Orleans 3
In New Orleans, Sean Ochinko had a grand slam and
drove in seven as LSU overwhelmed New Orleans in front of 2,190
fans at Maestri Field. The Tigers (8-0) scored six in each of
the first two innings to build a 12-1 lead. Ochinko had a
two-run single and Derek Helenihi added a two-run triple in the
first. Ochinko’s slam highlighted the second-inning rally. Buzzy
Haydel, D.J. LeMahieu and Chris McGhee each knocked in two for
LSU. Rodarrick Jones had two hits and one RBI for the Privateers
No. 3 Texas 6, Texas State 5
In San Marcos, Texas, Travis Tucker’s RBI single
snapped a 5-5 tie in the eighth as Texas rallied past Texas
State at Bobcat Field. The Bobcats (6-3) led 5-3 after six
before Brandon Belt’s homer in the seventh pulled the Longhorns
(10-0) to within one. Russell Moldenhauer had a pinch-hit RBI
single in the eighth that knotted the score at 5-5. Bret Atwood
and Spenser Dennis both had run-scoring singles in the sixth
that gave Texas State the 5-3 advantage. David Hernandez had two
hits and two RBI for Texas. Atwood and Laurn Randell both had
two hits for the Bobcats.
No. 6 Texas A&M 2, Stephen F. Austin 1
In College Station, Texas, Clayton Ehlert struck
out nine in seven innings as Texas A&M nipped Stephen F. Austin
in front of 3,530 fans at Olsen Field. Ehlert (1-0) allowed five
hits, one walk and one run, a homer by Sean Meyers in the
fourth. The Aggies (8-2) answered in the sixth as Brodie Greene
led off with a home run and Brett Parsons added an RBI double
later in the frame to give the home team the lead. The
Lumberjacks (3-5) loaded the bases in the eighth and ninth, but
could not plate the tying run. Dylan Petrich had three hits for
the Aggies. Meyers and Zach Gardner both had two hits for the
No. 8 Cal State Fullerton 7, San Diego State 2
In San Diego, Noe Ramirez allowed three hits in
seven innings in his first collegiate start as Cal State
Fullerton defeated San Diego State at Tony Gwynn Stadium.
Ramirez (1-0) did not walk a batter and struck out four. The
Aztecs (4-5) scored a pair in the third and Brandon Decker and
Mitch Blackburn had RBI singles. Jared Clark had a run-scoring
single in the fourth for the Titans (6-2) to pull to within one.
Khris Davis had an RBI single that sparked a three-run sixth as
Fullerton took the lead. Nick Ramirez added a two-run double in
the seventh and finished with three hits.
Jacksonville 9, No. 10 Florida State 4
In Jacksonville, Brad Simmons was 2 for 2 with a
home run and three RBI as Jacksonville knocked off Florida State
in front of 2,097 fans at John Sessions Stadium. Simmons’
two-run homer keyed a three-run second for the Dolphins (4-4).
The Seminoles (6-2) got a sac fly from Stuart Tapley in the
fourth, and Tyler Holt stole third and scored on a throwing
error in the sixth to pull to within one. JU put the game away
with a five-run sixth, ignited by an RBI single by Simmons.
James Ramsey had a homer in the seventh for FSU. Jonathan Murphy
and Kyle Fleming both had two hits and an RBI for the Dolphins.
Jason Stidham had a pair of hits for the Seminoles.
Loyola Marymount 11, No. 11 UC Irvine 3
In Irvine, Calif., Angelo Songco went 4 for 5
with three runs and three RBI as Loyola Marymount beat UC Irvine
at Anteater Ballpark. Shon Roe had three hits and two runs for
the Lions (8-2). After the Anteaters (5-3) took a 3-1 lead in
the third, LMU scored three in the sixth, five in the seventh
and two in the eighth. Songco had a two-run double in the sixth
and an RBI single in the seventh. Brad Bauer added a two-run
single in the seventh and T.J. Bernardy added a two-run single
in the eighth. Ryan Wheeler scored three for the Lions. Francis
Larson had two hits and an RBI for UCI.
No. 15 TCU 11, Texas-Arlington 3
In Arlington, Texas, Bryan Holaday had two hits
and three RBI to lead TCU past UTA at Clay Gould Ballpark.
Holaday’s RBI single capped a five-run first for the Horned
Frogs (6-1). Ben Carruthers had three hits, two runs and an RBI
for TCU. Michael Choice went 4 for 5 with a run for the
No. 17 Pepperdine 5, UCLA 4
In Los Angeles, Colin Rooney’s home run in the
ninth lifted Pepperdine past UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Rooney had a two-run single in the fifth that tied the score at
3-3. Brian Humphries followed with an RBI base hit to give the
Waves (6-2) a 4-3 lead. The Bruins (2-7) tied it in the seventh
on Niko Gallego’s RBI single. Ryan Heroy had three hits, one run
and one RBI for Pepperdine. Gallego finished with two hits for
No. 18 San Diego 14, Western Carolina 7
In San Diego, a grand slam by Victor Sanchez
highlighted a six-run first as San Diego outscored Western
Carolina at Cunningham Stadium. USD (7-3) added one in the third
and four and three in the fifth for an 11-0 lead. Tyler
Kirkpatrick’s two-run double sparked a three-run sixth for the
Catamounts (5-2). WCU scored four in the seventh to pull to
within four, but Steven Chatwood hit a two-run homer in the
bottom of the seventh and the Toreros added one in the eighth
for the final margin. Chatwood had four hits and Sean Nicol went
3 for 4 with three runs and three steals for USD. Ross Heffley
had three hits and two runs for WCU.
No. 20 Ole Miss 11, Arkansas State 5
In Oxford, Miss., Jeremy Travis drove in four as
Ole Miss outscored Arkansas State at Oxford-University Stadium.
His three-run homer in the third gave the Rebels (4-3) a 6-2
advantage. Matt Smith’s two-run triple keyed a four-run sixth
for Ole Miss. Logan Power had two hits, two runs and three RBI
for the Rebels. Murray Watts and Brandon Eller both had two hits
and an RBI for the Red Wolves (2-4).
No. 21 Florida 5, Stetson 2
In DeLand, Fla., Preston Tucker homered and drove
in two as Florida got past Stetson at Melching Field. Jeff
Barfield (2-0) worked 6.2 innings with five hits, one unearned
run, one walk and four strikeouts to earn the win for the Gators
(6-3). Tucker went deep in the fourth to start the scoring. His
sacrifice fly sparked a three-run sixth as UF built a 5-0 lead.
The Hatters (2-7) plated single runs in the sixth and ninth.
Mark Jones had two hits for Stetson.
No. 22 Oklahoma 11-16, UALR 7-6
In Norman, Okla., Casey Johnson had five hits,
including two home runs, and seven RBI as Oklahoma swept a
doubleheader from UALR at L. Dale Mitchell Park. In the opener,
Johnson had a two-run homer in the eighth for the Sooners (9-3).
He went 3 for 5 with two runs and four RBI in Game 1. J.T. Wise
had two hits, including a homer, two runs and two RBI for OU.
Eric Hanlon went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and three RBI
for the Trojans (4-6). In the nightcap, Johnson had two hits,
including a homer, two runs and three RBI. OU built a 10-0 lead
after four before UALR scored six in the fifth to narrow the
lead. The Sooners scored four in the sixth and two in the eighth
to complete the scoring. Chris Ellison had three hits and three
RBI for OU. Matt Apfel had a three-run homer in the fifth for