April 25, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

CBI Live: No. 20 Oregon State 5, UCLA 3

CBI Live: Vanderbilt 10, Mississippi State 4

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Martini delivers game-winner in 12th for KSU at Texas

Cal outscores top-ranked Arizona State; Utah knocks off No. 3 UC Irvine


In Austin, Texas, Nick Martini singled in the game-winner in the top of the 12th as Kansas State clinched its Big 12 series against No. 4 Texas with a 5-4 victory Saturday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (12-8, 29-11) had the winning run a third with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but a double play forced extra innings. Jordan Cruz, who had a two-run homer in the second, repeated the feat with two outs in the 11th to give the Wildcats (10-7, 31-11) a 4-2 lead. Brandon Belt had a leadoff dinger and Michael Torres added a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the frame for UT to knot the score at 4. Adam Muenster drew a leadoff walk for KSU in the 12th, moved to third on a base hit by Carter Junica and scored on Martini’s single. The Longhorns put two on in the bottom of the inning, but could not plate the equalizer. Cruz finished with three hits and four RBI for the Wildcats. Brandon Loy had four hits, including two doubles, for UT.


California 10, No. 1 Arizona State 6

In Berkeley, Calif., Brett Jackson had three hits and two RBI to lead Cal past ASU and even their Pac-10 series at Evans Diamond. Danny Oh had three hits and one RBI for the Golden Bears (6-11, 19-21). Mark Canha had two hits and four RBI for Cal. The Sun Devils (14-3, 30-9) led 5-1 before the Bears scored five in the fourth to rally. Chris Petrini (2-3, 4.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K) got the win, while Brian Diemer (3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K) earned his first collegiate save. Matt Newman homered twice and drove in three for ASU.


Utah 7, No. 3 UC Irvine 3

In Salt Lake City, Nick Kuroczko and Cooper Blanc both homered as Utah salvaged the final of its series with UCI at Spring Mobile Ballpark. Kuroczko had a solo shot in the first and Blanc’s two-run blast in the second made it 3-0. Ryan Fisher reached on an error and scored in the third for the Anteaters (31-10). Tyler Yagi had RBI singles in the sixth and eighth for the Utes (15-24). Michael Beltran had two hits and two runs for Utah. Matt Summers drove in two for UCI.


No. 2 North Carolina 14, Maryland 3

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Levi Michael had four hits and Mark Fleury drove in four as UNC clinched its ACC series with Maryland in front of a Boshamer Stadium record crowd of 4,231. Fleury had a two-run double in the first and added a two-run triple in a six-run fifth. Dustin Ackley had two hits, including a homer, two runs and three RBI for the Tar Heels (15-7, 34-11). Adam Warren (5-2) allowed four hits and two runs in six innings and matched his career best with nine strikeouts. Tyler Bennett had an RBI single in the fifth for the Terps (6-17, 20-23). Will Greenberg had three hits and one RBI for Maryland.


No. 11 Ole Miss 10, No. 5 Georgia 8

In Oxford, Miss., Logan Power had a two-run double to snap an 8-8 tie in the eighth as Ole Miss evened its SEC series with Georgia in front of 9,478 fans at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field, the second-largest crowd in stadium history. Jake Morgan pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save. Zach Miller had two runs and two RBI for the Rebels (12-8, 31-12). Bryce Massanari went 4 for 5 with three home runs and five RBI for the Bulldogs (14-6, 33-10).


No. 22 Clemson 8, No. 7 Georgia Tech 5

In Clemson, S.C., Jeff Schaus went 4 for 5 with a homer and four RBI as Clemson evened its ACC series with Georgia Tech in front of 6,109 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Schaus had a three-run homer in the third that snapped a 2-2 tie and gave the Tigers (13-10, 29-15) the lead for good. Casey Harman (5-3) held the Yellow Jackets (14-6-1, 28-10-1) to seven hits and two runs in 6.2 innings with one walk and four strikeouts. Matt Skole had a two-run dinger in the ninth for Tech.


No. 8 LSU 7, Auburn 6

In Baton Rouge, La., DJ LeMahieu had the game-winning RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as LSU clinched its SEC series with Auburn at Alex Box Stadium. LeMahieu finished with three hits. Tyler Hanover, Jared Mitchell and Micah Gibbs all went deep for the home Tigers (13-7, 32-12). Matty Ott (3-1) pitched two perfect innings of relief to earn the victory. Dan Gamache had two hits, including a homer, and three RBI for the visiting Tigers (8-12, 25-18). Ben Jones also left the yard for Auburn.


No. 9 Cal State Fullerton 3, UC Davis 0

In Davis, Calif., Tyler Pill pitched a four-hit shutout as Cal State Fullerton clinched its Big West series with UC Davis at Dobbins Stadium. Pill (7-1) struck out two in tossing his second shutout this month. Gary Brown homered in the sixth for the Titans (8-6, 28-11). Fullerton added a pair of insurance runs in the ninth. Scott Heylman had a double for the Aggies (1-10, 7-30).


Tennessee 5, No. 10 Arkansas 4
In Knoxville, Tenn., P.J. Polk scored from first on a botched pickoff attempt in the ninth as Tennessee evened its SEC series with Arkansas at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Cody Hawn went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer for the Volunteers (6-14, 20-24), who got the walkoff run after Arkansas tied the game in the eighth. Bryan Morgado (2-1) pitched two innings of relief and allowed just one run on one hit for the win. Mike Bolsinger (3-4) took the loss despite pitching 4.1 innings without an earned run. Travis Sample finished 2 for 4 with two RBI for the Razorbacks (12-7, 28-12).

No. 13 Oklahoma 12, No. 12 Baylor 4

In Waco, Texas, OU put up crooked numbers in each inning from the third to the seventh in clinching its Big 12 series at Baylor Ballpark. Jamie Johnson and J.T. Wise both had a home run among his three hits for the Sooners (10-7, 32-11). Bryant Hernandez and Aaron Baker also went deep for OU. Adam Hornung had a dinger for the Bears (10-9, 25-16). Shaver Hansen drove in two for BU.


No. 14 Virginia 6, NC State 3
In Charlottesville, Va., Jarrett Parker and Tyler Cannon, hitters one and two, combined to go 5 for 9 with a walk, four runs and two RBI as Virginia clinched its ACC series against NC State at Davenport Field. Andrew Carraway (5-0) allowed three runs, two earned, in 6.1 innings for the Cavaliers (13-7-1, 34-8-1). Kyle Wilson led the Wolfpack (7-16, 19-24) with an RBI double. NC State committed four errors, a day after making nine. Starter John Lambert (1-2) took the loss by giving up four runs, three earned, in 3.1 innings.

Virginia Tech 7, No. 15 Miami (Fla.) 4
In Coral Gables, Fla., Justin Wright (5-1) allowed just two runs on seven hits with 10 strikeouts in eight innings as Virginia Tech evened its ACC series with Miami at Alex Rodriguez at Mark Light Field. Buddy Sosnoskie had a two-run double for the Hokies (10-12, 25-16), who scored six runs in the fourth. Hitters five through seven each drove in a run. Starter David Gutierrez (2-5) lasted just 3.2 innings and gave up six runs on seven hits for the loss. Despite outhitting Virginia Tech 11-9, the Hurricanes (12-11, 28-14) committed three errors. Cleanup hitter Yasmani Grandal finished 2 for 4 with a solo homer and two runs.

No. 16 Cal Poly 6, UC Santa Barbara 5

In Santa Barbara, Calif., J.J. Thompson’s two-run single capped a three-run first as Cal Poly evened its Big West series with UC Santa Barbara at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Matt Jensen had three hits and two runs for the Mustangs (9-5, 28-10). Brian Gump scored twice for the Gauchos (6-5, 23-13). With the tying run on first in the bottom of the ninth, Thompson started a 5-4-3 game-ending double play for Cal Poly.


No. 17 Florida State 6, Wake Forest 4

In Tallahassee, Fla., Stuart Tapley went 2 for 3 and scored twice to lead Florida State to a narrow ACC victory over Wake Forest. Mike Meschke hit his first career home run for the Seminoles (14-7, 29-12) with two outs in the second. The Demon Deacons (6-17, 20-22) got two hits from both Dustin Hood and Steven Brooks, who also added two RBI. Florida State has now won eight straight games, including its past three ACC series.


No. 18 Texas A&M 7, Oklahoma State 4

In College Station, Texas, Joe Patterson and Adam Smith both went yard for Texas A&M in a five-run eighth that sealed the Big 12 comeback win against Oklahoma State in front of 5,332 fans at Olsen Field. The Aggies (12-8, 27-15) trailed 4-2 heading into the eighth before Kevin Gonzalez laced a single and was brought home by Patterson’s blast to tie the game. Tom Belza went 3 for 3 with two runs for the Cowboys (6-10, 28-16), who also picked up two runs off the bat of Kevin David on a homer in the third.


No. 19 TCU 8, San Diego State 7

In San Diego, Taylor Featherston’s RBI single broke a 7-7 tie and capped a three-run eighth as TCU evened its Mountain West series with SDSU at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Corey Steglich had an infield single to make it 7-6 and the tying run scored on an error before Featherston’s base hit gave the lead to the Horned Frogs (7-4, 26-12). Eric Marshall got the final out in the eighth and pitched the ninth to earn his fifth save. Jomel Torres had two hits, a triple and a homer, and drove in four for the Aztecs (11-7, 28-16). Carpenter also had a triple and a homer and he knocked in two for TCU. Chris Ellington had three hits and two RBI for the Horned Frogs.


Presbyterian 7, No. 21 Coastal Carolina 5

In Clinton, S.C., Jared Combs pounded in six runs to lead Presbyterian to an upset win against Coastal Carolina in Big South Conference play. The Blue Hose (5-17, 10-30) struck first with a three-run shot by Combs in the first inning. He would later hit a bases-clearing double in the eighth to secure the victory. Tyler Bortnick led the Chanticleers (11-5, 31-12) with two hits and two RBI. Andrew Williams added two hits for Presbyterian.


No. 23 Florida 8, South Carolina 3
In Gainesville, Fla., Preston Tucker went 3 for 5 with two RBI as Florida clinched its SEC series against South Carolina at McKethan Stadium. Tony Davis (5-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief in the win. After South Carolina tied the game at three apiece in the sixth, the Gators (12-8, 30-14) scored five unanswered runs. Starter Nolan Belcher (2-3) allowed four runs, two earned, in 5.1 innings for the loss. Nick Ebert drove in three for the Gamecocks (9-11, 27-17).

No. 24 Ohio State 11, Northwestern 7

In Columbus, Ohio, Justin Miller hit a grand slam on his way to driving in a career-high six for Ohio State in a Big 10 win against Northwestern. The Buckeyes (11-3, 31-9) also got two runs off the bat of Michael Arp, who finished 2 for 4. Trevor Stevens was the only Wildcat (2-10, 11-26) to collect more than one hit, and Tommy Finn brought home two runs. Michael Stephens added two hits and two runs for Ohio State.


Kentucky 11, No. 25 Alabama 1

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Chris Rusin fanned nine in going the distance as Kentucky evened its SEC series with Alabama in front of 4,335 fans at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Russin (5-3) allowed seven hits and did not walk a batter. Chris Bisson had a three-run triple to key a five-run fourth, and Chris McClendon added a three-run homer in a four-run seventh for the Wildcats (7-13, 22-20). Ross Wilson, Kent Matthes and Vin DiFazio each had two hits for the Crimson Tide (11-9, 28-15).