March 30, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Nine pitchers combine for Missouri shutout at OSU

Oklahoma wins series with Nebraska; Ole Miss rallies past Arkansas State


In Stillwater, Okla., nine pitchers combined on the shutout as Missouri salvaged the final game of its Big 12 series with a 1-0 win at No. 15 Oklahoma State. Kyle Mach led off the sixth with a base hit and moved to third on a single by Ryan Lollis. Mach scored when Trevor Coleman reached on a fielder’s choice for the game’s lone run. Aaron Senne had a double for the Tigers (4-5, 13-14). Tyrone Hambly had two hits for the Cowboys (3-3, 19-8).


No. 12 Oklahoma 16, Nebraska 6

In Norman, Okla., Aaron Baker hit two of his team’s seven homers and had a career-high five RBI as OU won its Big 12 series with Nebraska. Baker had a two-run homer in a three-run first and had another two-run shot in the third as the Sooners (4-2, 23-6) led 6-1 after three. OU added five in the fourth and three in the fifth for a 14-2 advantage. Casey Johnson went deep and knocked in three for the Sooners. Kyle Bubak had three hits and a run for the Huskers (4-5, 16-10-1). Boomer Collins drove in two for Nebraska.


No. 16 Ole Miss 9, Arkansas State 6

In Oxford, Miss., Zach Miller’s two-run double in the seventh snapped a 5-5 tie as Ole Miss got by Arkansas State at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. Rory McKean (4-1) struck out seven in 2.2 innings to earn the win. Guy Brown had a three-run homer in the third and a two-run dinger in the fifth as the Red Wolves (11-14) built a 5-1 lead. The Rebels (17-8) scored four in the fifth to knot it at 5-5. Miller’s two-bagger sparked a four-run seventh for Ole Miss.


Stanford 10, Pacific 2

In Stockton, Calif., Toby Gerhart went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as Stanford defeated Pacific at Klein Family Field. The Cardinal (8-11) built a 9-2 lead after three. Gerhart had a two-run homer in the first to put Stanford ahead to stay. The Cardinal reached double digits in runs and hits for the third time in four games. Zach Jones knocked in two for Stanford. Nick Longmire had a hit and a run for the Tigers (10-13).


Connecticut 8, Massachusetts 1

In Storrs, Conn., George Springer smacked a grand slam in the first as UConn defeated UMass at J.O. Christian Field. Springer finished with three hits for the Huskies (12-11). Brian Baundinet scored in the second for the Minutemen (6-13). Mike Nemeth had an RBI single and scored in a three-run fourth as UConn built a 7-1 lead. Sam Boone had two hits and two walks for UMass. Jim Macdonald also had two hits for the Minutemen.


Georgia State 5, Kennesaw State 4

In Kennesaw, Ga., Bradley Logan and Chase Childers both went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI as Georgia State edged Kennesaw State at Stillwell Stadium. The Panthers (16-7) scored a pair in the top of the fifth to snap a 3-3 tie. Jon White and Clint Roques both homered for the Owls (11-12).


UNF 12-16, Campbell 2-13

In Buies Creek, N.C., Kevin Martin had three hits and seven RBI as UNF swept a doubleheader at Campbell to sweep the three-game Atlantic Sun series. Martin had two doubles and a home run for the Ospreys (6-6, 12-16). Tucker Pryor had saves in both contests. In the opener, Martin had a two-run double in the sixth and a three-run homer in the ninth as UNF overwhelmed the Camels (2-9, 11-13). In the nightcap, Martin had a pinch-hit two-run double in a six-run ninth for the Ospreys. T.J. Thompson capped the rally with a two-run single. Thompson had four hits, four runs and six RBI on the day for UNF. Chris Bangi had three hits and three RBI in Game 2 for Campbell. Stephen Parsons went 2 for 5 with three runs and two RBI in the nightcap for the Camels.


Saint Mary’s 3, Cal State Bakersfield 1

In Moraga, Calif., Taylor Reid tossed six scoreless innings as Saint Mary’s edged Cal State Bakersfield at Louis Guisto Field. Reid (2-3) allowed five hits and two walk with five strikeouts. Kyle Jensen had an RBI double in the first for the Gaels (17-11). Chris Murphy drove in Anthony Aliotti in the second as Saint Mary’s had a 2-0 lead. Ryan Mulligan had a run-scoring single in the eighth as the Gaels built a 3-0 lead. Kyle Richardson had an RBI single in the ninth for the Roadrunners (4-18). Richardson finished with three hits.


UNC Asheville 8, High Point 5

In Asheville, N.C., Ryan Dull went the distance and benefited from a six-run seventh as UNCA won the Big South series finale against high Point. Dull (2-5) allowed 10 hits and four earned runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Pablo Rosario had an RBI single to spark a five-run third for the Panthers (3-7, 7-14). Beau Zinman had a two-run single to highlight a six-run seventh as the Bulldogs (3-7, 5-21) took a 7-5 lead. Catlin Carter had two hits and two runs for UNCA. Rosario finished with three hits for High Point.


Harvard 6-15, Penn 4-11 (Game 2 – 11 innings)

In Philadelphia, Harvard rallied twice to sweep an Ivy League doubleheader over Penn at Meiklejohn Field. In the opener, Will Gordon had an RBI single in the first and the Quakers (0-4, 10-11) added three in the second for a 4-0 lead. Dillon O’Neill had a two-run single in the fourth to make it a one-run game. Matt Rogers had a two-run double and scored in a three-run sixth for the Crimson (2-2, 4-16). Brent Suter (3-2) retired the final eight batters, including six strikeouts, for the win. In the nightcap, Harvard trailed 11-6 before scoring nine straight. Tommy Grandieri’s two-run homer capped an eight-run sixth as Penn had an 11-6 advantage. Jon Roberts had a two-run homer in the eighth and Rogers added a two-run shot in the ninth, his second dinger of the game, to make it a one-run contest. Harry Douglas singled and scored later in the frame to tie it at 11-11. Dan Zailskas had a three-run homer to cap a four-run 11th for the Crimson.


Wagner 9-2, Maine 6-6

In Staten Island, N.Y., Jon Lucas had a three-run homer in a five-run first as Wagner won the opener of its doubleheader split with Maine at Richmond County Bank Ballpark. Matt Logan went 3 for 4 with two runs and three RBI in Game 1 for the Seahawks (9-7). Billy Cather had three hits, one run and one RBI for the Black Bears (13-11). In the nightcap, Maine scored five in the fourth to earn the split. Tony Patane had three hits and a run for the Black Bears. Jared Gruccio had two hits and a run for Wagner.


New York Tech 6, Stony Brook 3

In Old Westbury, N.Y., Andrew Guarassi struck out eight in seven innings as NYIT got past Stony Brook. The Seawolves (9-9) got a run in the fifth before the Bears (5-15) answered with three in the bottom of the frame. After Stony Brook got a homer in the seventh from Robert Dyer, Effrey Valdez had a two-run triple and scored in the bottom of the frame as NYIT built a 6-2 lead. Christian Dienna finished with three hits and two RBI for the Bears. Chad Marshall had three hits and an RBI for the Seawolves.