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Strasburg strikes out
14 as San Diego State tops TCU
Georgia Tech beats Miami (Fla.); Memphis
wins at Rice
Fort Worth, Texas, Stephen Strasburg (left) struck out 14 in
eight innings as San Diego State got by No. 20 TCU 11-5 Friday
in MWC action in front of 2,786 fans at Lupton Stadium.
Strasburg (5-0) allowed three hits, one walk and two runs. Erik
Castro went 4 for 6 with a homer, two runs and three RBI for the
Aztecs (5-2, 17-8). Mitch Blackburn had three hits and two runs
for SDSU. Bryan Holaday had two hits and Matt Vern homered and
knocked in two for the Horned Frogs (2-2, 14-8). The Aztecs
scored in six of their first eight at-bats, including three in
the first and three in the eighth. TCU had single runs in the
first and sixth before plating three in the ninth.
7 Georgia Tech 13, No. 5 Miami (Fla.) 9
In Coral Gables, Fla., the Hurricanes (7-3, 19-6)
blew a 5-3 lead when the Yellow Jackets (7-1, 17-3) scored seven
in the sixth at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. Georgia
Tech belted five homers, including two off the bat of Luke
Morton, who went 2 for 4 with three runs and four RBI. Jason
Garofalo also finished 2 for 4 with a long ball and four RBI.
Jason Hagerty drove in four in the cleanup spot for the Canes,
but had a grand slam taken away from him when he passed the
runner in front of him during the seventh. Deck McGuire (5-0)
grabbed the win despite allowing five runs, four earned, with
four walks over six innings. Chris Hernandez (2-2) suffered his
second straight loss, the second of his collegiate career, by
giving up seven runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings.
Memphis 10, No. 8 Rice 7
In Houston, Shawn Ablett went 3 for 4
with two runs and two RBI to lead Memphis past Rice in
Conference USA action at Reckling Park. The Tigers (2-2, 10-13)
scored two in each of the first three innings to take control
early. Chad Zurcher (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI), Trey Wiedman (2 for
5, 1 R, 2 RBI) and Tyler Huelsing (1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI) came up
big for Memphis. Brock Holt had three hits, including a homer,
and three runs for the Owls (2-2, 15-7).
No. 1 Georgia 12, Tennessee 6
In Knoxville, Tenn., Rich Poythress
went 4 for 4 with two doubles, two homers, three runs and four
RBI as Georgia doubled-up Tennessee. Poythress' two homers gave
him 11 for the season, and Bryce Massanari (2 for 4, 2 RBI) and
Joey Lewis also homered for the Bulldogs (5-2, 20-3). Colby May
went 3 for 4 with two runs for Georgia, which built a 11-0 lead
after five innings. Cody Hawn hit his 11th homer, and Cody
Grisham went 3 for 3 for the Volunteers (1-6, 11-13).
UC Riverside 3, No. 2 Cal State Fullerton 1
In Riverside, Calif., Michael Hur hammered a
three-run homer in the sixth as UCR defeated Cal State Fullerton
in the Big West opener for both teams. Paul Bargas (3-1) earned
the win, allowing nine hits over eight innings with one walk and
three strikeouts. Joseph Kelly worked the ninth for his fourth
save. Josh Fellhauer doubled and Jared Clark brought him in with
a base hit in the first for the Titans (0-1, 16-4). Clark
finished with three hits. Carl Uhl had two hits and a run for
the Highlanders (1-0, 16-4).
No. 3 Arizona State 2, USC 1
In Los Angeles, Josh Spence went the distance to
lead ASU past USC in Pac-10 play at Dedeaux Field. Spence (5-0)
allowed seven hits and an unearned run with three walks and 10
strikeouts. Brad Boxberger (2-3) worked eight innings for the
Trojans (1-3, 10-11) and fanned eight. Ricky Oropesa had an RBI
single in the fourth for USC. The Sun Devils (4-0, 18-3) went
hitless for five innings before getting two runs in the sixth on
a sac fly by Jason Kipnis and an RBI single by Carlos Ramirez,
who finished with two hits. Oropesa and Mike O’Neill both had
two hits for the Trojans.
No. 14 Ole Miss 7, No. 4 LSU 4
In Baton Rouge, La., freshman Matt Snyder blasted two homers
and drove in four as Ole Miss topped LSU. Jeremy Travis and Matt
Smith also homered for the Rebels (5-2, 16-6). Drew Pomeranz
(2-0) worked seven solid innings, allowing six hits and three
earned runs to post the win. Leon Landry drove in two for the
Tigers (4-3, 19-6).
No. 6 North Carolina 4, No. 16 Virginia 3
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Mike Cavasinni
delivered a two-run triple in the bottom of the eighth as North
Carolina edged Virginia. The Tar Heels' Alex White (no-decision)
and Cavaliers' Danny Hultzen (no-decision) each threw well.
White allowed seven hits and struck out nine in 7.1 innings.
Hultzen allowed six hits and struck out eight in seven innings.
Garrett Gore went 2 for 4 with an RBI for North Carolina (6-3,
19-5). Phil Gosselin went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a homer
and two RBI to pace Virginia (5-3, 21-3).
Kansas State 7, No. 9 Baylor 1
In Waco, Texas, A.J. Morris threw a complete game, struck
out 10 and allowed only one unearned run to lead Kansas State to
a Big 12 victory at Baylor. Adam Muenster, Carter Jurica and
Nick Martini each collected three hits and an RBI for the
Wildcats (2-2, 21-5). The Bears (3-4, 15-6) were lead
offensively by Aaron Miller, who went 2 for 4 and also extended
his hitting steak to 18 games. The win marked Kansas State's
first victory against Baylor since joining the Big 12.
No. 10 Texas 9, Texas Tech 5
In Austin, Texas, Cameron Rupp went 2 for 4 with two runs
and three RBI as Texas beat Texas Tech at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Brandon Belt went 3 for 4 with a run and Michael Torres added
two hits for the Longhorns (3-4, 16-6). The Red Raiders (3-4,
10-16) got three hits from Joey Kentworthy and two RBI off the
bat of Chris Richburg. Texas was able to capitalize on the five
errors committed by in-state rival Texas Tech.
No. 12 UC Irvine 5, No. 18 Cal Poly 2
In Irvine, Calif., Daniel Bibona worked seven
strong innings as UCI got by Cal Poly in the Big West opener for
both teams. Bibona (4-1) allowed seven hits and two runs with
one walk and eight strikeouts. Eric Pettis allowed one hit and
fanned one in two innings for his sixth save. Bobby Crocker
homered and Luke Yoder added an RBI single in the first for the
Mustangs (0-1, 17-5). D.J. Crumlich had a run-scoring double in
the second for the Anteaters (1-0, 14-7) before tallying a pair
in the third on an error and an RBI groundout by Francis Larson.
Ronnie Shaeffer drove in a run in the fifth and Ben Orloff added
an RBI single in the sixth for UCI. D.J. Gentile finished with
two hits and a walk for Cal Poly.
Hawaii 5-7, No. 15 Coastal Carolina 4-1
In Honolulu, Kolten Wong had four hits and two
runs as Hawaii swept a doubleheader from Coastal Carolina in
front of 3,031 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Wong had two hits
and a run in the opener. Matt Roquemore had an RBI single to tie
it at 4-4 and Kevin Macdonald was hit by a pitch with the bases
loaded in the bottom of the ninth to plate the game-winner for
the Rainbows (15-9). Scott Woodward and Taylor Motter both had
three hits for the Chanticleers (19-6). Vinnie Castricala had a
double and three RBI in the nightcap to pace UH. He had a
two-run double and scored in a three-run fifth as the Rainbows
built a 5-0 lead. Daniel Bowman had two hits for Coastal.
No. 17 Texas A&M 3, Kansas 0
In College Station, Texas, Brooks Raley struck
out a career-high 12 as Texas A&M blanked Kansas in Big 12 play
in front of 3,409 fans at Olsen Field. Raley (5-0) allowed three
hits in seven innings with two walks. Raley also went 2 for 3 at
the plate for the Aggies (4-3, 16-9). Kevin Gonzalez went 3 for
4 with two doubles for A&M. Randall Thorpe singled and scored in
the third. Raley doubled and scored on an error in the sixth,
and Nick Anders doubled and scored in the seventh. The Jayhawks
fell to 3-1 in the Big 12, 15-8 overall.
San Diego 8, No. 21
In San Diego, James Meador homered twice as USD
outscored Pepperdine at Cunningham Stadium in the WCC opener for
both teams. Meador’s first dinger sparked a four-run second for
the Toreros (1-0, 17-10). Meador went deep again in the third,
and Bryan Haar’s two-run homer ignited a three-run fourth as USD
built an 8-0 lead. The Waves (0-1, 16-9) scored two in the sixth
and four in the seventh. Denny Duron and Nate Simon both drove
in two for Pepperdine.
Boston College 13, No. 22 Clemson 1
In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Mike Belfiore homered
twice and drove in seven as BC pounded Clemson in ACC action at
Eddie Pellagrini Diamond at Shea Field. Belfiore had a brand
slam in the first and a three-run blast in the second for the
Eagles (5-3, 15-7). Tony Sanchez had two hits, including a
homer, three runs and four RBI for BC. Matt Sanders drove in the
lone run for the Tigers (5-5, 16-7) in the eighth.
No. 23 Ohio State 8, Penn State 3
In State College, Pa., Zach Hurley had two hits, two runs and
two RBI and Ohio State scored five in the fifth to pull away
from Penn State in the Big Ten conference opener for both
schools. Dean Wolosianksy (4-1) was strong on the mound for the
Buckeyes (1-0, 19-3), striking out six and allowing only two
runs over seven innings. Penn State (0-1, 13-9) was lead by
Jordan Steranka's 2-for-4, two-RBI effort and was the only
Nittany Lion with more than one hit. Michael Stephens had three
RBI for Ohio State and Justin Miller drove in two more.
No. 24 East Carolina 7-1, Marshall 6-1 (Game 2
suspended bottom 7)
In Charleston, W.Va., Ryan Wood had an RBI single
to cap a two-run sixth as ECU won its ninth straight in edging
Marshall in the opener of their C-USA series. The second game
was suspended by rain in the bottom of the seventh. Dustin
Harrington had a two-run homer in the second for the Pirates
(4-0, 19-4). The Thundering Herd (2-2, 10-13) got two in the
second and a two-run homer by Brandon Casamassima in the fourth.
Stephen Batts belted a three-run homer in the fifth for ECU. The
Pirates added two in the sixth for a 7-4 advantage before
Marshall got one in the seventh and a Victor Gomez dinger in the
bottom of the ninth to make it a one-run contest.
No.25 Florida 11, Alabama 4
In Gainesville, Fla., Preston Tucker
went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a run and three RBI as Florida
came back from a 4-0 deficit with 11 unanswered runs against
Alabama in SEC sction at McKethan Stadium. The Gators (4-3,
16-8) plated runs in four consecutive innings, including six in
the eighth. Buddy Monroe, Riley Cooper and Brandon McArthur each
drove in a pair. Ross Wilson finished 2 for 2 with a solo shot
for the Crimson Tide (3-4, 16-8). Clint Franklin (2-0) earned
the win with four scoreless innings of one-hit ball. Billy
Bullock picked up his fifth save in two scoreless innings.
Austin Hyatt (4-1) suffered his first loss by allowing five
earned runs over 6.2 innings.
Stanford 13, Washington 3
In Stanford, Calif., Joey August belted a grand
slam as Stanford (2-2, 6-10) defeated Washington (0-1, 9-13) in
Pac-10 play. Mark Marquess moved into ninth place for Division I
coaching wins with 1,332 in 33 seasons. August’s slam came in an
eight-run seventh. Colin Walsh and Jake Schlander had three hits
and two runs for the Cardinal. Caleb Brown had a pinch-hit
two-run homer in the eighth for the Huskies.
Richmond 9, George Washington 6 (11)
In Arlington, Va., Robby Massar was hit by a
pitch with the bases loaded in the 11th to snap a 6-6 tie as
Richmond beat George Washington in A-10 action at Barcroft Park.
Andrew Lowry added a two-run single in the frame for the Spiders
(3-1, 13-5), which improved to 4-0 in extra-inning contests.
Four of UR’s past five games have gone extra innings. Cameron
Brown homered twice and drove in three for the Spiders. Mike
Mergenthaler and Ryan Metzroth also went deep for UR. Sean
Rockey had a three-run homer in the seventh for the Colonials
(1-3, 11-14). Brian Alas (2-0) allowed one hit in three
scoreless innings with three strikeouts to pick up the win.
Charleston Southern 9, VMI 5 (10)
In North Charleston, S.C., Nick Hustedt belted a
two-out grand slam in the bottom of the 10th to lift CSU over
VMI at Buccaneer Ballpark. Patrick Dolan and Nick Chinners
started the 10th with singles and moved up on a groundout. After
an intentional walk and a fielder’s choice, Hustedt hit a 2-2
pitch out to give the win to the Buccaneers (6-3, 11-14).
Chinners finished 4 for 5 and hit for the cycle, with an RBI
triple in the first, a double in the third, a homer in the
eighth and a bunt single in the 10th. A.J. Yoder had three hits
for the Keydets (4-2, 10-13).