April 11, 2009

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Pill pitches one-hit shutout for Cal State Fullerton

UNC outscored Florida State; Maness pitches ECU past Rice


In Northridge, Calif., Tyler Pill tossed a one-hit shutout as No. 6 Cal State Fullerton won its Big West series with an 8-0 win over Cal State Northridge Saturday at Matador Field. Pill (6-0) allowed a leadoff single to T.S. Reed in the seventh. He walked one and struck out eight. Josh Fellhauer went 5 for 5 for the Titans (5-4, 22-9). His RBI single in the fifth snapped a scoreless tie and sparked a five-run rally. Khris Davis had a three-run homer in the fifth and added a two-run single in the ninth.


No. 2 North Carolina 12, Florida State 7

In Tallahassee, Fla., Mike Cavasinni had two hits and three RBI as UNC evened its ACC series with FSU at Dick Howser Stadium. Ben Bunting had three hits, one run and one RBI for the Tar Heels (10-6, 27-8). UNC used a four-run fifth to take the lead for good. Stuart Tapley had a two-run single in a three-run first for the Seminoles (8-7, 20-11). Adam Warren (4-2) allowed three runs on four hits in 6.1 innings with five walks and six strikeouts in earning the win. Tapley and Stephen Cardullo both had two hits and two runs for FSU.


No. 16 East Carolina 4, No. 5 Rice 1

In Greenville, N.C., Seth Maness tossed a three-hitter as ECU evened its C-USA series with Rice in front of 4,014 fans at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. Maness (4-0) allowed one unearned run with one walk and eight strikeouts. Steven Sultzbaugh had an RBI single in the second for the Owls (8-3, 24-8). Drew Schieber and Dustin Harrington had run-scoring singles in the fourth for the Pirates (9-2, 26-8). Trent Whitehead had an RBI single in the seventh and Stephen Batts went deep in the eighth for ECU. Batts, Schieber and Harrington each had two hits for the Pirates. Sultzbaugh had two of Rice’s three hits.


No. 1 Arizona State 11, Washington State 1

In Tempe, Ariz., Matt Newman had career highs with five hits and five RBI as ASU clinched its Pac-10 series with WSU in front of 2,561 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Newman had a two-run double in a five-run second for the Sun Devils (10-1, 25-7). His three-run homer in the third gave ASU an 8-0 cushion. Newman also added three singles. Zack MacPhee had two hits, two runs and two RBI for the Sun Devils. Josh Spence (7-0) allowed seven hits in eight scoreless innings with no walks and 10 strikeouts. Matt Fanelli had three hits and one RBI for the Cougars (4-4, 14-15).


Alabama 13, No. 3 LSU 5

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Brandon May went 4 for 4 with two doubles, one runs and four RBI to lead Alabama past LSU and even their SEC series. Wes Henderson had three hits, including a homer, three runs and three RBI for the Crimson Tide (7-7, 22-11). Alabama used a six-run sixth to take control. Blake Dean had two hits, including a home run, and drove in four for the Tigers (9-5, 25-9).


No. 4 Georgia 7-7, Kentucky 4-4

In Lexington, Ky., Lyle Allen had five hits, including a homer, and four RBI as Georgia swept an SEC doubleheader from Kentucky at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Allen and Rich Poythress both had three hits in the nightcap. Poythress belted his 15th homer in the sixth to give the lead to the Bulldogs (10-4, 28-6). In the opener, Allen went deep and knocked in three for Georgia. Bryce Massanari walked four times and scored three for the Bulldogs. Keenan Wiley homered twice for the Wildcats (4-10, 18-15).


No. 7 Miami (Fla.) 12-1, Clemson 8-9
In Clemson, S.C., Chris Dwyer (4-2) pitched a complete game, fanned 10 and allowed just two hits as Clemson earned a doubleheader split with Miami. Starter David Gutierrez (2-4) went 3.1 innings and gave up a career-high six runs on five hits and five walks in taking the loss. Ben Paulsen went 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Tigers (10-7, 22-12). Jason Hagerty hit a solo homer and Ryan Jackson collected the other hit for the Hurricanes (11-6, 25-9). In the opener, Hagerty, Yasmani Grandal and Dave DiNatale each homered for Miami, which scored four runs in the second and fifth. Starter Chris Hernandez (4-2) earned his second consecutive victory, allowing five runs on 12 hits in seven innings. Casey Harman (3-3) lasted just two innings, allowing four runs on six hits. Kyle Parker finished 2 for 4 with three RBI for Clemson.

No. 8 UC Irvine 9, Long Beach State 5

In Irvine, Calif., Ben Orloff and Ronnie Shaeffer both had three hits as UCI swept its Big West series with LBSU at Anteater Ballpark. Orloff scored twice to become UCI’s leader in career runs with 149. Francis Larson homered and knocked in two for the Anteaters (8-1, 22-9). Taylor Krick had a sac fly in the second for the Dirtbags (2-4, 14-17). Orloff’s sacrifice fly in the fourth tied it at 5-5 and Eric Deragisch followed with an RBI single to give UCI the lead for good. Derek Legg had two hits and a run for LBSU.


Vanderbilt 13, No. 9 Arkansas 6

In Fayetteville, Ark., Steven Liddle and Joe Loftus both had two-run singles in a nine-run fifth as Vanderbilt clinched its SEC series with first-place Arkansas in front of 9,792 fans at Baum Stadium. Caleb Cotham (5-3) fanned 12 in seven innings. He did not allow a hit in the first five innings. He allowed five hits and one walk. Brett Eibner broke up the shutout with a homer. Ryan Cisterna and Andy Wilkins also went deep in a four-run sixth for the Razorbacks (10-4, 24-8). Liddle finished with three RBI for the Commodores (7-7, 21-13). Riley Reynolds and Jonathan White both had three hits for Vanderbilt.


No. 10 Georgia Tech 7-10, No. 15 Virginia 6-11

In Atlanta, Tony Plagman’s game-winning single in the ninth gave Georgia Tech the win over Virginia in the completion of Friday’s suspended contest. The Yellow Jackets (10-5, 21-8) scored four over the final three innings to claim the victory. Matt Skole had two hits, including a home run, and drove in three for Tech. Phil Gosselin had three hits, three runs and two RBI for the Cavaliers (9-6, 28-7). In the nightcap, UVa scored six in the ninth to rally for the ACC split. Keith Werman’s two-out single drove in the game-winner. Kevin Arico pitched a perfect ninth to secure his third save. Jarrett Parker had two hits, including a homer, and scored four for the Cavs. Luke Murton went deep twice and drove in four for the Jackets.


No. 11 Texas 9, Nebraska 2

In Lincoln, Neb., Cole Green pitched a four-hitter as Texas completed the Big 12 sweep of Nebraska at Hawks Field. Green (3-0) allowed one earned run with three walks and five strikeouts in nine innings. The Longhorns (9-6, 24-8) scored in seven of the nine innings and registered a season-high 15 hits. Travis Tucker went 3 for 4 for Texas with one run. Connor Rowe had a two-run homer in the second for the Longhorns. Adam Bailey had an RBI single in the fourth and Cody Asche added a sac fly in the sixth for the Cornhuskers (4-11, 16-18-1).


No. 12 Oklahoma 4-1, Texas Tech 0-5
In Norman, Okla., Chad Bettis (4-0) pitched a complete-game four-hitter for Texas Tech in the nightcap at Dale Mitchell Park. Taylor Ashby went 2 for 4 with two RBI and a walk for the Red Raiders (7-8, 16-22). Starter Antwonie Hubbard (1-2) took the loss by allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits in three innings. Aaron Baker collected three of the four hits for the Sooners (8-4, 28-8), which was as many errors the team committed. In Game 1, Matt Harughty and Bryant Hernandez each drove in two for Oklahoma, while Stephen Porlier (1-0) threw five scoreless innings for the win. Garrett Totten had two of Texas Tech's five hits. A.J. Ramos (3-3) pitched an eight-inning complete game, but took the loss.

No. 13 Baylor 8-19, Missouri 7-0 (Game 1 – 11 innings)

In Waco, Texas, Dustin Dickerson hit a bases-loaded game-winning single in the 11th to lift Baylor to a win against Missouri before pounding the Tigers in the nightcap of the Big 12 doubleheader. Missouri (6-9, 17-19) took an early 5-1 lead in the first game, but Shaver Hansen blasted a three-run homer in the third to bring the Bears (9-6, 23-10) right back into the game. Andrew Thigpen went 3 for 5 with a run and Greg Folgia drove in three runs for Missouri in the first game. Willie Kempf (4-1) tossed a gem for Baylor in the second game of the day, striking out 12 and allowing only two hits in a seven-inning shutout. The Bears scored 19 runs on 17 hits, with Brooks Kimmey and Raynor Campbell each driving in four.


South Carolina 8, No. 14 Ole Miss 1

In Oxford, Miss., Nolan Belcher threw a complete game and Bobby Haney hit two home runs to lead South Carolina to a SEC win over Ole Miss at Swayze Field. Belcher struck out eight for the Gamecocks (7-7, 23-11), only allowing one run and three walks in nine innings. Nick Ebert added a homer of his own and matched the three runs driven in by Haney. Jordan Henry picked up the lone RBI for the Rebels (8-6, 24-10) in the third, and Zach Miller and Tim Ferguson each had two hits.


Kansas State 4, No. 17 Texas A&M 3

In Manhattan, Kan., Carter Jurica had a game-winning sac fly to cap a two-run ninth as KSU won its Big 12 series against A&M at Tointon Family Stadium. The Wildcats (7-5, 26-9) trailed 3-2 in the ninth before Jason King had a leadoff single and moved to second on a one-out base hit by Rob Vaughn. Mike Kindel had a pinch-hit single to plate King with the tying run and move Vaughn to third. Jurica’s sac fly brought in Vaughn with the game-winner. Vaughn also homered in the fifth, the first hit for KSU. Vaughn, King and Justin Bloxom each had two hits for the Wildcats. Brodie Greene went deep in the fourth for the Aggies (8-7, 21-14). Greene and Kevin Gonzalez both had two hits for A&M.


Kansas 13, No. 18 Oklahoma State 6

In Lawrence, Kan., Brian Heere and Buck Afenir each had three hits and combined for seven RBI as Kansas blasted Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks (6-5, 22-12) also got a strong outing from T.J. Walz (4-0), who struck out a career-high 10 and walked only two in 6.2 innings. Tyrone Hambly went 3 for 5 with four RBI and Michael Dabbs added three hits for the Cowboys (4-7, 21-13). The first four batters in the lineup for Kansas combined to hit 10 for 17 with 10 runs and eight RBI.


No. 19 Coastal Carolina 10-14, Radford 1-2

In Conway, S.C., Tyler Bortnick had five hits, including a homer in the opener, and three runs as Coastal Carolina extended its win streak to 10 in sweeping its Big South series with Radford. In Game 1, Alex Gregory homered in the second for the Highlanders (7-6, 14-14) before the Chanticleers (9-2, 29-7) scored 10 straight. Bortnick went deep in the sixth for Coastal. Daniel Bowman had three hits and two runs for the Chants. In the nightcap, Coastal scored four in the first and never looked back. Adam Rice and David Anderson both homered and drove in three for the Chants. Carl Travers had a hit, a walk and a run for Radford.


No. 20 Oregon State 8, Arizona 3

In Tucson, Ariz., Joey Wong had three hits and Jared Norris homered for the second straight day as OSU won its Pac-10 series with Arizona at Sancet Stadium. It was the first series win in Tucson since 1963 for the Beavers (7-2, 20-7). Wong had a two-run single in the second, and doubled ahead of the dinger by Norris in the seventh. Ryan Ortiz also went deep for the Beavers. Bobby Coyle had two hits and a run for the Wildcats (3-9, 14-16). Dwight Childs drove in two for Arizona.


No. 21 Cal Poly 13, Pacific 8

In Stockton, Calif., Luke Yoder had three hits, including a three-run homer to cap a seven-run eighth, as Cal Poly won its Big West series against Pacific at Klein Family Field. D.J. Gentile and Kyle Smith both had three hits for the Mustangs (5-4, 24-8). Cal Poly built a 6-1 lead before the Tigers (5-4, 12-18) scored four in the fifth to pull to within one. The Mustangs put the game away in the eighth. Ben Gorang had two hits and two RBI for Pacific. Mike Walker had two hits and two runs for the Tigers.


No. 22 TCU 18, Texas-Pan American 0

In Edinburg, Texas, TCU followed up yesterday’s no-hitter with an equally impressive one-hitter today against Texas-Pan American. Four pitchers combined to strikeout six as Greg Holle (4-1) picked up the win for the Horned Frogs (6-3, 22-10). Matt Vern, Hunt Woodruff and Matt Curry each drove in three runs. The Broncs (6-30) collected their only hit of the day with Garrett Bivone’s lead-off single in the ninth. Derek VerHagen promptly struck out the next three batters to end the game.


Gonzaga 4, No. 23 San Diego 2

In Spokane, Wash., Steven Ames fanned 10 in going the distance as Gonzaga won its WCC series with USD. Ames (6-0) allowed six hits and one earned run with one walk. Ernesto Ortiz had a two-run double in the fourth to snap a 2-2 tie for the Bulldogs (6-3, 23-10). Evan Wells had two hits and two runs for Gonzaga. Tyson Van Winkle had two hits and two RBI for the Zags. Tony Strazzara had two hits and one RBI for the Toreros (7-2, 23-13).


UNLV 9, No. 24 San Diego State 6

In Las Vegas, Anthony Morel had four hits, two runs and two RBI as UNLV salvaged the final game of its Mountain West series with SDSU at Earl E. Wilson Stadium. The Aztecs (8-4, 25-12) scored single runs in the seventh and eighth to tie it at 6-6 before the Rebels (5-7, 16-18) plated three in the bottom of the eighth to secure the win. J.J. Sferra had three hits and two runs for UNLV. Chris Wilson had three hits, including a home run, and three RBI for SDSU.


Auburn 8-2, No. 25 Florida 7-24 (Game 1 – 11 innings)
In Auburn, Ala., Josh Adams went 5 for 6 with two homers and drove in a career-high six for the Gators (8-6, 22-12) in their SEC split with Auburn at Plainsman Park. Stephen Locke (1-0) picked up his first victory since May 16, 2008, against Vanderbilt by pitching eight innings of two-run ball. He fanned a season-high six. Jon Luke Jacobs (3-2) surrendered six runs, five earned, over five innings for the loss, while Casey McElroy got two hits for the Tigers (7-7, 23-11). In Game 1, Justin Hargett blasted a game-winning homer in the 11th to give Auburn the victory. Reliever Bradley Hendrix (6-2) threw two scoreless innings for the win, while Alex Panteliodis (2-4), the sixth Florida pitcher, suffered the loss. Preston Tucker went 2 for 5 with two RBI for the Gators.


Georgia State 14, Old Dominion 13

In Atlanta, after ODU had a grand slam to cap a five-run rally in the top of the ninth, Chase Childers smacked a grand slam to complete a five-run bottom of the ninth as GSU claimed the CAA contest. Josh Wright had a slam in the top of the ninth for a 13-9 lead for the Monarchs (4-7, 10-19). Carl Moniz went deep to start the ninth before Childers ended it with his slam. Nick Hogan and Derek Simmons both had three hits and two runs for the Panthers (6-2, 23-10). Wright had two hits and drove in five for ODU. Jake McAloose had three hits and two runs for the Monarchs.


Northwestern State 9, UTSA 4 (10)

In San Antonio, Joe Urtuzuastegui had a three-run homer in the first and a two-run double in the 10th to lead NSU to the Southland series win over UTSA. Urtuzuastegui, getting his first start of the season at third, had two hits, four runs and a career-high six RBI. The Roadrunners (9-9, 18-17) scored two in the ninth before the Demons (10-7, 16-15) put up five in the 10th. Miles Parsons and Justin O’Neal both had three hits for NSU. Lance Brown had three hits for UTSA.