April 14, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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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 Privateers (13-22).


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 score.


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).