April 14, 2009
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Haniger has four hits
as Georgia Tech gets past Georgia
LSU edges UNO; Rice, UC Irvine, North
Carolina, Arkansas, Baylor all fall
In Athens, Ga., Jason Haniger went 4 for 5 with a
homer as No. 12 Georgia Tech defeated No. 3 Georgia 11-6 Tuesday
at Foley Field. Haniger had a two-run homer in the first and
Jeff Rowland had a two-run triple in a three-run third as the
Yellow Jackets (22-8-1) took an early 5-0 lead. Cole Leonida and
Matt Skole also went deep for Georgia Tech. Michael Demperio had
a two-run homer in the second for the Bulldogs (29-7). Joey
Lewis, Bryce Massanari and Levi Hyams also had dingers for
Georgia. Colby May had three hits for the Bulldogs.
No. 1 LSU 8, New Orleans 6
In Baton Rouge, La., Blake Dean homered in his
third straight game as LSU outscored UNO at Alex Box Stadium.
Dean had a three-run homer in a four-run third as the Tigers
(27-9) took the lead for good at 4-2. Mikie Mahtook had three
hits and a run for LSU. Kyle Maldonado knocked in three for the
Texas A&M 7, No. 2 Rice 3
In Houston, Brooks Raley went 3 for 4 with two
RBI as Texas A&M got past Rice in front of 4,541 fans at
Reckling Park. Barret Loux (2-1) fanned nine in five innings for
the Aggies (22-14). Adam Smith homered in the third to snap a
1-1 tie and give A&M the lead for good. Luke Anders also went
deep for the Aggies. Brock Holt and Anthony Rendon both had
three hits for the Owls (25-9).
San Diego 7, No. 5 UC Irvine 4
In San Diego, Nick McCoy had a double, a homer
and two RBI as USD knocked off UCI at Cunningham Stadium. McCoy
homered to start a two-run second for the Toreros (24-13). Eric
Deragisch and Jeff Cusick had RBI singles in the third for the
Anteaters (23-10). Tony Strazzara had a run-scoring single in
the third to put USD ahead to stay. McCoy’s RBI double capped a
two-run fifth to give the Toreros a 5-2 lead. Francis Larson
launched a two-run homer in the sixth for UCI before USD added a
pair in the eighth. Chris Engell had three hits for the Toreros.
Deragisch and Ben Orloff both had two hits for the Anteaters.
High Point 11, No. 6 North Carolina 9
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Bill Manion’s two-run
single in the eighth put High Point on top to stay in its win
over UNC at Boshamer Field. Jeremy Berg (3-1) allowed one hit
over 2.2 scoreless innings with no walks and three strikeouts to
secure the win for the Panthers (14-17). Billy Alvino had three
hits and five RBI for High Point. Alfie Wheeler had four hits
and three runs, and Jeff Cowan had two hits and four runs for
the Panthers. Garrett Gore and Mark Fleury both had two hits,
two runs and one RBI for the Tar Heels (27-10).
No. 7 Cal State Fullerton 9, USC 2
In Los Angeles, Jared Clark doubled twice and
knocked in four as Cal State Fullerton won at USC. Clark had a
two-run double and scored in a three-run first for the Titans
(23-9). Mike O’Neill had a two-run homer in the bottom of the
frame for the Trojans (17-15). Nick Ramirez went deep in the
fourth and Clark added a sac fly in the fifth for Fullerton.
Christian Colon scored three for the Titans. Anthony Vasquez had
two hits for USC.
No. 8 Texas 5, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2
In Austin, Texas, Travis Tucker had a two-run
double in the second as UT got by TAMCC. Russell Moldenhauer had
an RBI double in the first before Tucker’s two-bagger gave the
Longhorns (25-8) a 3-0 lead. Stephen Flora doubled and scored in
the fourth and homered in the eighth for the Islanders (13-23).
Cameron Rupp went deep in the bottom of the eighth for UT. Flora
finished with three hits for TAMCC.
No. 9 Oklahoma 7, No. 19 TCU 5
In Norman, Okla., OU scored four in the second
and three in the fourth to get by TCU in front of 1,487 fans at
L. Dale Mitchell Park. Matt Curry had a two-run homer in the top
of the second for the Horned Frogs (23-11) before Matt Harughty
doubled and scored in a four-run second for the Sooners (29-8).
Bryant Hernandez had a sac fly in a three-run fourth as OU took
a 7-2 lead. Chris Ellison had three hits for the Sooners. Chris
Ellington had three hits and two RBI for TCU.
ULM 3, No. 10 Arkansas 2
In Fayetteville, Ark., Keith Christensen pitched
a complete game as ULM nipped Arkansas in front of 7.568 fans at
Baum Stadium. Christensen (3-2) allowed eight hits and two runs
with two walks and four strikeouts. Boomer Blanchard homered in
the eighth for the Warhawks (22-12) to snap a 2-2 tie. Bo Bigham
had a two-run homer in the second to give the Razorbacks (24-9)
a 2-1 lead before Perry went deep in the third to even the
No. 11 Miami (Fla.) 3, Florida Atlantic 1
In Coral Gables, Fla., Jason Santana allowed one
run in seven innings as Miami edged FAU at Alex Rodriguez Park
at Mark Light Field. Santana (6-0) beat the Owls (17-16) for the
third time in 21 days. Santana allowed five hits and one walk
with one strikeout. Yasmani Grandal had an RBI single in the
fifth to break a 1-1 tie and give the Hurricanes (26-10) the
lead for good. David Wilson had a triple and scored in the third
for FAU. Wilson and Nick Criaris both had two hits for the Owls.
Texas-Arlington 5, No. 13 Baylor 4
In Arlington, Texas, Tim Steggall had a two-run
single to key a four-run sixth as UTA nipped Baylor at Clay
Gould Ballpark. Jason Mitchell (3-5) struck out four in 4.1
innings to earn the win. Adam Boydston got the final two outs
for his fifth save. Andrew Kainer had three hits and a run for
the Mavericks (19-16). Collin Garner and Ryan Davis both had two
hits for UTA. Dustin Dickerson homered for the Bears (23-11).