May 1, 2009

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Leake tosses complete game for ASU at Oregon State

Bibona pitches UCI past Cal State Northridge; Houston knocks off Rice


In Corvallis, Ore., Mike Leake tossed his second straight complete game as third-ranked Arizona State defeated No. 24 Oregon State 4-2 Friday in the Pac-10 series opener in front of a Goss Stadium regular-season record-crowd of 3,129. Leake (11-1) allowed three hits and two walks with six strikeouts in recording his fourth complete game of the season and eighth in his career. The Sun Devils (16-3, 33-9) scored one in the first, two in the third and one in the fifth for a 4-0 advantage. The Beavers (9-7, 33-9) scored their two runs in the ninth. Drew Maggi had two hits and three runs for ASU. Stefen Romero had two hits and a run for OSU.


No. 1 UC Irvine 7, Cal State Northridge 1

In Irvine, Calif., Daniel Bibona held Cal State Northridge to four hits and one run over eight innings as UC Irvine won the opener of their Big West series at Anteater Ballpark. Bibona (8-1) walked one and struck out six. Kyle Necke pitched a perfect ninth. Francis Larson had a sac fly in a two-run third for the Anteaters (12-1, 32-11). Dillon Bell had a two-run double in a three-run fourth as UCI built a 5-0 lead. Eric Deregisch had two hits and three runs for the Anteaters. Ryan Pineda knocked in the only run for the Matadors (4-12, 18-27).


Houston 7, No. 4 Rice 4

In Houston, Blake Kelso had three hits and two runs as Houston captured the opening game of its Conference USA series with Rice at Cougar Field. Taylor White had two hits and two runs for the Cougars (22-23, 11-5). Craig Manuel and Jimmy Comerota both had two hits and one RBI for the Owls (11-5, 29-11).


No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 7, UC Santa Barbara 2

In Fullerton, Calif., Jared Clark and Khris Davis both had two RBI as Cal State Fullerton topped UCSB in the opener of their Big West series. The Titans (10-6, 30-12) scored two in the first and four in the third to build a 6-0 lead. John DeAlba had a two-run double with two outs in the ninth for the Gauchos (6-7, 23-16). Daniel Renken (6-2) allowed two hits and struck out 10 in 8.2 innings.


No. 9 Ole Miss 9, Auburn 2
In Auburn, Ala., Drew Pomeranz (5-2) allowed just one run on three hits in six innings as Ole Miss won the opener of its SEC series against Auburn at Plainsman Park. Dave Phillips went 2 for 2 with three RBI, and Zach Miller finished 2 for 4 with a run and two RBI for the Rebels (14-8, 34-13), who erupted for seven runs combined in the fifth and sixth innings. Rory McKean picked up a three-inning save after giving up a run on three hits. Starter Jon Luke Jacobs (3-4) surrendered six runs on nine hits over 4.2 innings for the loss. Justin Hargett went 2 for 3 with a triple, walk and RBI for the Tigers (8-14, 26-20).

No. 10 Texas 12, No. 22 Baylor 4

In Austin, Texas, Connor Rowe had three hits, including a home run, and five RBI as Texas took the Big 12 series opener with Baylor at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. After the Longhorns (13-8-1, 31-11-1) scored two in the first, Rowe’s two-run blast in the second gave UT a 4-0 advantage. The Bears (10-11, 26-18) pulled to within one at 5-4 before Rowe had an RBI single in a four-run seventh for the Longhorns. Cameron Rupp had two hits and three runs for Texas. Aaron Miller went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for Baylor.


No. 11 Georgia Tech 11, Presbyterian 2
In Atlanta, Deck McGuire (8-0) pitched seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball as Georgia Tech topped Presbyterian at Russ Chandler Stadium. Cleanup hitter Tony Plagman went 3 for 5 with two homers, three runs and five RBI for the Yellow Jackets (29-11-1), who broke a scoreless tie in the fourth with eight runs. The ninth batter, Evan Martin, finished 2 for 5 with three RBI. Starter Garrett Moore (0-5) suffered the loss after giving up seven runs on five hits in 3.2 innings. Tony Micklon's two-run homer in the eighth provided the Blue Hose (10-32) with their only runs.

Kansas 5, No. 12 Oklahoma 4
In Norman, Okla., Robby Price and Casey Lytle each hit two-run homers in the first as Kansas edged Oklahoma in the Big 12. The Jayhawks added a run on Preston Land's RBI in the third to make it 5-0, and Shaeffer Hall (4-4) and four relievers made the lead stick. Paul Smyth retired the side in the ninth for his seventh save. Tony Thompson had a big day for Kansas (11-8, 32-15), going 3 for 5 with two runs. J.T Wise had two hits and two RBI for the Sooners (11-8, 33-13).

No. 13 Florida State 10, Virginia Tech 2

In Tallahassee, Fla., Stephen Cardullo had a career-high four hits in Florida State’s series-opening ACC win over Virginia Tech at Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Jason Stidham had two hits, three runs and two RBI for the Seminoles (16-7, 31-12), who won their 10th straight. Stidham and Mike Meschke both went deep for FSU. Stuart Tapley drove in three and Mike McGee scored three for the Seminoles. Austin Wates homered in the first and added an RBI double in the fifth for the Hokies (10-14, 27-18). Wates finished with four hits for Tech.


No. 16 Miami (Fla.) 5, Boston College 1

In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Chris Hernandez (6-3) pitched seven innings of one-run ball as Miami topped BC in the opener of their ACC series at Shea Field. Closer Kyle Bellamy threw two perfect innings of relief for his 13th save. Jason Hagerty drove in two and Yasmani Grandal went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Hurricanes (14-11, 30-15). JB MacDonald (4-6) gave up three runs on six hits in 6.1 innings in the loss. Robbie Anston finished 2 for 4 with a double, and scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Mickey Wiswall for the Eagles (11-12, 28-18).


Dallas Baptist 11, No. 17 Texas A&M 10
In College Station, Texas, Jason Krizan went 3 for 5 with three RBI, including an eighth-inning solo homer that gave Dallas Baptist the lead for good in a win over Texas A&M. Ryan Goins hit a grand slam and scored three times, and Austin Knight added three hits for the Patriots (32-12). Brodie Green (1 for 2, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBI), Caleb Shofner (2 for 4, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBI) and Joe Patterson (1 for 3, 3-run HR) had big nights for the Aggies

No. 18 TCU 5, BYU 3 (10)
In Fort Worth, Texas, Bryan Holaday ripped a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning as TCU won its Mountain West opener with BYU. Holaday finished with three hits, two runs and also picked off a runner at first in the top of the eighth for the Horned Frogs (10-8, 29-13). Chad Nacapoy had two hits and a RBI for the Cougars (11-8, 24-19).

No. 21 Kansas State 5, Oklahoma State 3

In Stillwater, Okla., Rob Vaughn had three hits and one RBI as KSU topped OSU in the opener of their Big 12 series at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Vaughn scored in a two-run third and had an RBI single in the fourth as the Wildcats (11-7-1, 34-11-1) built a 4-0 lead. Jason King had two hits and two runs for KSU. Davis Duren had two hits and drove in a pair for the Cowboys (6-12, 29-18). The nightcap of the scheduled doubleheader was suspended in the top of the seventh with KSU leading 3-2. The game will be resumed on Saturday at 2 p.m.


No. 23 East Carolina 7, Louisiana-Lafayette 1
In Greenville, N.C., Chris Heston (7-0) pitched eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball and fanned a career-high 11 as ECU topped ULL at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. Brandon Henderson and Drew Schieber each drove in two for the Pirates (33-14), who held just a 1-0 advantage until they scored three runs in both the seventh and eighth. Zach Osborne (3-3) went seven innings and gave up two runs on six hits for the loss. Travis Whipple drove in the lone Rajun Cajun (21-23-1) run in the ninth and had two of the team's three hits. Louisiana-Lafayette committed four errors on the game.

No. 25 Alabama 10, Mississippi State 8
In Starkville, Miss., the Crimson Tide (13-9, 31-15) scored five in the eighth to take a 10-1 lead and held off a Bulldog (6-16, 21-25) rally in the opener of their SEC series at Polk-Dement Stadium/Dudy Noble Field. Josh Rutledge, Ross Wilson, Brandon May and Alex Kubal each drove in two for Alabama. Austin Hyatt (7-1) gave up two runs on four hits over seven innings, while Greg Houston (1-2) took the loss by giving up five runs on four hits and four walks in 3.2 innings. Russ Sneed went 2 for 3 with three RBI for MSU, who scored all eight of its runs in the final three frames.

No. 7 Georgia 9, No. 20 Florida 9 (suspended bottom 9)

In Athens, Ga., Georgia had a runner on first with one out in the bottom of the ninth when rain forced the suspension of the SEC series opener with Florida at Foley Field. The Bulldogs led 8-0 after two before the Gators fought back and tied it in the eighth. The game will be concluded following Saturday’s 1 p.m. contest.


San Diego State 5, Santa Clara 0

In Santa Clara, Calif., Stephen Strasburg struck out 12 in eight scoreless innings as SDSU blanked Santa Clara in the opener of their three-game series at Stephen Schott Stadium. Strasburg (10-0) allowed three hits and walked two. Erik Castro had three hits and two walks for the Aztecs (29-17). Mitch Blackburn knocked in a pair for SDSU. Kevin Madden had two of the four hits for the Broncos (15-26).


Elon 12, Wofford 11 (18)

In Elon, N.C., Justin Hilt’s sac fly in the bottom of the 18th lifted Elon past Wofford in the longest game in Southern Conference history. Mike Melillo was hit by a pitch and scored in the bottom of the ninth as the Phoenix (18-4, 31-13) tied the score at 10-10. Robinette had an RBI single in the top of the 13th for the Terriers (7-14, 17-23) before Justin Hilt walked and scored in the bottom of the frame to continue the marathon. Pat Irvine hit a leadoff double in the bottom of the 18th and was sacrificed to third before Hilt’s sac fly ended the six-hour-and-19-minute contest. Chase Austin had four hits, four runs and two RBI for Elon. Irvine finished with three hits and five walks. Mac Doyle had four hits, three runs and two RBI for Wofford.