April 25, 2009
Live: No. 20 Oregon State 5, UCLA 3
Live: Vanderbilt 10, Mississippi State 4
Around the Bases
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
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
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.
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
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
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).