April 7, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Lyons helps Arkansas get past Arizona State

North Carolina edges East Carolina; Rice tops SHSU


In Fayetteville, Ark., Scott Lyons had a pinch-hit two-run single to cap a five-run seventh as No. 9 Arkansas defeated No. 1 Arizona State Tuesday in front of 6,286 fans at Baum Stadium. Andrew Darr’s RBI base hit put the Razorbacks (23-6) ahead 4-3 before the single by Lyons made it 6-3. Ben Tschepikow and Jacob House both drove in two for Arkansas. Carlos Ramirez had a home run, two walks and two runs for the Sun Devils (23-6).


No. 2 North Carolina 3, No. 16 East Carolina 1

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Patrick Johnson had a no-hitter through six as UNC edged ECU at Boshamer Stadium. Johnson (2-0) went 6.1 innings with one hit, three walks and a career-high 11 strikeouts. Logan Munson recorded three outs the ninth for his first save. Garrett Gore singled and scored in the third for the Tar Heels (25-7) and Kyle Seager had a RBI single later in the frame for a 2-0 advantage. Seager added a run-scoring base hit in the seventh. Dustin Harrington had an RBI single in the ninth for the Pirates (25-6).


No. 5 Rice 9, Sam Houston State 3

In Houston, Daniel Gonzales-Luna went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI as Rice got by SHSU at Reckling Park. The Owls (22-7) scored seven in the fourth, sparked by a three-run homer by Steven Sultzbaugh, to take control at 9-3. Jimmy Comerota had three hits and an RBI for Rice. Mark Wyatt had two hits, a run and an RBI for the Bearkats (18-11).


No. 7 Miami (Fla.) 8, Florida Atlantic 7

In Coral Gables, Fla., Jason Santana (5-0) fanned six in six innings as Miami nipped FAU at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. Harold Martinez had a two-run double in a four-run fifth as the Hurricanes (24-8) took the lead for good at 5-2. Jason Hagerty had two hits, one run and one RBI for Miami. Colby Gratton had two hits, including a homer, and two RBI for the Owls (17-12). Nick Criaris also went deep for FAU.


UCLA 8, No. 8 UC Irvine 3

In Los Angeles, Cody Decker’s two-run homer in the third game UCLA the lead for good in its win over UCI at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Decker finished with two hits and three RBI. His third-inning blast gave the Bruins (12-17) a 3-2 lead. Eddie Murray also had two hits and three RBI for UCLA. Ben Orloff and Jordan Leyland both had two hits and a run for the Anteaters (19-9).