April 5, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Coleman fans nine as No. 3 LSU gets by No. 2 Georgia

Fullerton nips UCI in 10; ASU completes sweep at Washington


In Athens, Ga., Louis Coleman struck out nine in eight innings as No. 3 LSU won its SEC series over No. 2 Georgia 7-5 Sunday at Foley Field. Coleman (7-1) allowed eight hits, five runs and one walk. The Tigers (8-4, 23-8) won their eighth straight conference series. Matty Ott allowed two hits and struck out three in the ninth for his sixth save. Mikie Mahtook had a two-run homer in the sixth to give LSU the lead for good at 6-5. Tyler Hanover had two hits and three RBI for the Tigers. Matt Cerione (2 for 3, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Bryce Massanari (2 for 4) both homered for the Bulldogs (8-4, 25-5).


No. 1 Cal State Fullerton 5, No. 11 UC Irvine 4 (10)

In Fullerton, Calif., Matthew Fahey had a game-winning pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the 10th as Cal State Fullerton salvaged the final game of its Big West series against UCI at Goodwin Field. The Titans (3-3, 20-7) scored two in the seventh and one in the eighth to knot the score at 4-4. Christian Colon and Billy Marcoe both had three hits and a run for Fullerton. Jeff Cusick homered for the Anteaters (5-1, 19-8).


No. 4 Arizona State 6, Washington 2

In Seattle, Mitchell Lambson registered his first complete game as ASU swept its Pac-10 series at Washington. Lambson (5-1) allowed two runs on five hits with nine strikeouts. Drew Maggi had a two-run single in the second for the Sun Devils (8-1, 23-5). Matt Newman had a two-run single to cap a four-run fourth for ASU. Kyle Conley had a two-run homer in the sixth for the Huskies (1-5, 10-18).


No. 6 North Carolina 13, No. 5 Georgia Tech 10

In Atlanta, Dustin Ackley homered twice and knocked in four for the second time this week as UNC won its ACC series against Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium. Ackley went deep twice with four RBI on Tuesday against Davidson as well. Kyle Seager had four doubles to tie a school record with the Tar Heels (9-5, 24-7). UNC scored eight in the second to take control. Tony Plagman had four hits for the Yellow Jackets (9-4, 19-6). Luke Murton had three hits and two RBI for Georgia Tech. Jason Haniger had three hits, including a homer, for the Jackets.


No. 7 Rice 7, Tulane 4

In Houston, Chad Mozingo had a three-run homer to key a five-run seventh as Rice completed the C-USA sweep of Tulane at Reckling Park. The Green Wave (1-5, 17-14) led 4-1 in the seventh before Mozingo’s blast put the Owls (7-2, 21-7) ahead 5-4. Rick Hague followed with a dinger for Rice. Michael Fuda had two hits, including a homer, and two runs for the Owls. Sam Honeck had two RBI for Tulane.


No. 8 Miami (Fla.) 14, No. 25 Florida State 8

In Coral Gables, Fla., Harold Martinez went 3 for 5 with two homers and five RBI as Miami won its ACC series with FSU at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. Yasmani Grandal also drove in five, including a grand slam in the second. The Hurricanes (10-5, 23-8) scored five in both the first and second, and starter Iden Nazario (4-0) picked up the victory with four runs on five hits over six innings. Hitters three through six combined for seven hits and 13 RBI. Starting pitcher Mike McGee (2-2) was knocked around for eight runs, seven earned, in 1.1 innings, but hit two homers for four RBI for the Seminoles (7-6, 18-10).


No. 9 Arkansas 7, South Carolina 4
In Columbia, S.C., after the Gamecocks (5-7, 20-10) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first, two Hog relievers combined for nine scoreless innings for Arkansas at Carolina Stadium as Zack Cox finished 2 for 5 with a two-run homer and four RBI. The Razorbacks (10-2, 22-6) scored all seven of their runs during the fourth, six and seventh. Mike Bolsinger (3-0) pitched six innings of one-hit ball. Alex Farotto (3-2) was handed the loss after giving up three runs on six hits in four innings of relief. Parker Bangs went 2 for 4 with two RBI for South Carolina.


No. 10 Baylor 21, Kansas 9

In Lawrence, Kan., Shave Hansen went 3 for 5 with three homers, four runs and four RBI as Baylor tied a school record and set a Big 12 record with eight homers in taking the rubber game of its series with Kansas. Hansen tied a school record with his three bombs, the first Bears player to do so since 1999, and has 11 on the year. Raynor Campbell homered twice and drove in three, and Ben Booker went 4 for 5 with a homer, four runs and four RBI for the Bears (7-5, 20-8). Dan Evatt contributed two hits and four RBI. Tony Thompson had three hits, including his eighth homer, and drove in four for the Jayhawks (4-5, 18-12), who lost for only the second time in 17 home games.


Missouri 5, No. 12 Oklahoma 4

In Columbia, Mo., Greg Folgia went 3 for 4 with a RBI as Missouri scored all five of its runs in the second inning to defeat Oklahoma. Rex Meyr had an RBI single in the inning and also scored a run for the Tigers (5-7, 15-16). Chris Elliot hit a home run in the third and Garret Buechele led off the seventh with a homer of his own, but the Sooners (6-3, 25-7) were unable to complete the comeback. The Missouri bullpen combined to work three innings of scoreless relief and Brad Buehler closed the door in the ninth to get his third save of the year.


No. 13 Texas 8, No. 15 Oklahoma State 5

In Stillwater, Okla., Travis Tucker went 3 for 5 with two runs and a RBI as Texas captured its series with Oklahoma State. The Longhorns (6-6, 20-8) had 13 hits - all singles - and Austin Wood worked 4.2 solid innings of relief to post the win. Russell Moldenhauer had a two-run single in a three-run seventh as Texas expanded its lead to 8-4. Leadoff man Michael Dabbs had three hits, two runs and two RBI to pace the Cowboys (4-5, 21-10).


Texas Tech 10, No. 14 Texas A&M 6

In Lubbock, Texas, Scott LeJeune and Jeremy Mayo each drove in three runs, and Texas Tech scored seven times in the first two innings of a series-clinching win over Texas A&M. Miles Morgan (2-4) allowed five hits and two earned runs in six innings for the Red Raiders (6-6, 14-19). Luke Anders and Kevin Gonzalez each had two RBI for the Aggies (7-5, 20-11).


No. 16 Ole Miss 8, Kentucky 0

In Oxford, Miss., Scott Bittle tossed a complete-game shutout and fanned a career-high 13 batters as Ole Miss completed the SEC series sweep of Kentucky. Bittle (2-2) issued no walks and only surrendered three hits to the Wildcats (4-8, 18-12). The Rebels (8-4, 22-8) got a lift from Matt Smith, who went 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI and Taylor Hashman and Jordan Henry each added two hits. Glad Gunner, Bryan Rose and Andy Burns each had a hit for Kentucky.


No. 17 Virginia 17, Maryland 2

In Charlottesville, Va., Virginia pounded out 19 hits and scored 12 runs in the first three innings in an offensive spectacle that put away Maryland early. Phil Gosselin went 3 for 4 with three runs and five RBI and Franco Valdes drove in four runs, including a home run, to lead the Cavaliers (8-5, 26-5). David Poutier and Gerry Spessard each had two hits for the Terrapins (4-11, 14-17). Tyler Wilson (5-2) picked up the win for Virginia, striking out five in five innings of work.


No. 20 Clemson 10, Duke 1
In Clemson, S.C., starter Chris Dwyer (3-2) allowed just one run on four hits in six innings as Clemson topped Duke in ACC action at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Ben Paulsen led the Tigers (9-6, 20-10), who scored nine runs over four straight innings, by going 3 for 3 with a double, sac fly and three RBI. Jason Stolz and Brad Miller each drove in two. Starter Ryan Knott (2-1) took the loss after surrendering five runs on two hits and four walks in 2.1 innings. Nate Freiman brought home the lone run for the Blue Devils (7-8, 20-11) on a sac fly in the first.


Minnesota 16, No. 21 Ohio State 3

In Minneapolis, AJ Pettersen had three hits, four runs and three RBI as Minnesota won its Big Ten series with Ohio State. Derek McCallum (3 for 5, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI), Kyle Knudson (3 for 4, 2 2B, 1 R, 3 RBI) and Matt Nohelty (3 for 5, 3 R, 2 RBI) led the way for the Golden Gophers (3-2, 16-9). Michael Arp had two hits and a run for the Buckeyes (3-3, 22-7).


TCU 19, No. 22 New Mexico 3

In Fort Worth, Texas, Jimmie Pharr and Matt Carpenter blasted fifth-inning grand slams as TCU completed a sweep of New Mexico. The Horned Frogs (6-3, 19-9) pounded out 22 hits, and every starter had at least one hit. Carpenter finished 3 for 5 with three runs and three RBI, and Pharr went 4 for 5 with four RBI. Taylor Featherston contributed four hits and four runs in the win.


No. 23 Cal Poly 11, Cal State Northridge 3

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Matt Jensen had a three-run inside-the-park homer to lead Cal Poly to the Big West sweep over Cal State Northridge in front of 1,638 fans at Baggett Stadium. Justin Hensley added three hits and two runs for the Mustangs (3-3, 21-7). Kyle Smith had two hits and three RBI for Cal Poly. TS Reed, Richard Cates and Dominic D’Anna each had two hits for the Matadors (2-4, 13-17).


No. 24 Coastal Carolina 10, Gardner-Webb 4
In Conway, S.C., starter Anthony Meo (4-0) allowed just one run on two hits in seven innings as Coastal Carolina completed a three-game Big South sweep of Gardner-Webb at Watson Stadium. The Chanticleers (6-2, 24-7) jumped to an early 5-0 lead before Gardner-Webb got on the scoreboard in the fifth. Adam Rice went 2 for 4 with three RBI, while Tyler Bortnick finished with two runs and two RBI. Starter Devin Campbell (1-1) surrendered eight runs, five earned, in 5.1 innings. Adam McFarland, who replaced Brock Miller in right and at leadoff, hit a two-run double for the Bulldogs (14-11, 4-3).