Around the Bases
Ackley, Fleury both
drove in three for UNC against Elon
Texas State knocks off Rice, Arizona State
nips San Diego in 11
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Dustin Ackley and Mark
Fleury both drove in three as No. 2 North Carolina outscored
Elon 15-6 Tuesday at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (36-11)
scored five in the first and six in the fourth to take control.
Ackley had three hits, two walks and two runs, while Fleury
added two hits and two runs. Levi Michael had a two-run homer in
the five-run first for UNC. Mike Melillo went 3 for 4 with a
homer for the Phoenix (33-14). Cory Harrilchak had three hits,
including two doubles, for Elon.
Texas State 4, No. 4 Rice 1
In Houston, Garret Carruth and Tyler Brundidge
combined to hold Rice to one run as Texas State won at Reckling
Park. Carruth (4-2) allowed one run in six innings with one
strikeout. Brundidge tossed three perfect innings with three
strikeouts to earn his third save. Keith Prestridge had an RBI
double and scored in a two-run first for the Bobcats (34-12).
Ryan Lewis had a run-scoring single in the fourth for the Owls
(31-12). Prestridge singled and scored in a two-run fifth as TSU
took a 4-1 lead. Prestridge and Spenser Dennis both had three
hits for the Bobcats.
No. 5 Arizona State 8, San Diego 7 (11)
In Tempe, Ariz., Matt Newman knocked in the
game-winner in the bottom of the 11th and pitched the final two
innings to earn the victory as ASU edged USD in front of 2,923
fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Newman
(2-1) allowed one hit and no runs with one strikeout. Newman had
two hits and three RBI at the plate. The Sun Devils (34-11)
trailed 7-3 before scoring one in the seventh, two in the eighth
and one in the ninth to force extra innings. Zack MacPhee
homered in the eighth and added an RBI single in the ninth for
ASU. Carlos Ramirez had three hits and a run for the Sun Devils.
Sean Nicol and Zach Walters both had three hits and two runs for
the Toreros (27-22). Nick McCoy homered and drove in three for
No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 5, Arizona 2
In Fullerton, Calif., Josh Fellhauer homered and
doubled to help Cal State Fullerton beat Arizona at Goodwin
Field. Fellhauer doubled and scored to break a 2-2 tie in the
third, and belted a two-run homer in the fifth for the Titans
(33-12). Kevin Rath (3-1) fanned five in five innings to earn
the victory. Nick Ramirez pitched a perfect ninth with two
strikeouts for his third save. Dillon Baird had two hits,
including a double, and scored for the Wildcats (22-22). Brad
Glenn added two hits and one RBI for UA.
No. 10 Florida State 5, Jacksonville 2
In Tallahassee, Fla., Tommy Oravetz had three
hits, including two homers, as FSU defeated JU at Mike Martin
Field inside Dick Howser Stadium to stretch its win streak to
13. Mike McGee and Jason Stidham both had two hits for the
Seminoles (34-12). Thomas Myers, Kevin Lehane and Chris Connelly
each had two hits for the Dolphins (30-16).
No. 14 Texas A&M 8, Sam Houston State 2
In College Station, Texas, Joe Patterson had
three hits, including two home runs, as Texas A&M defeated SHSU
in front of 3,978 fans at Olsen Field. Patterson had a two-run
homer to cap a five-run first for the Aggies (32-16). Jon Reed
homered in the second and Ryan Mooney went deep in the third for
the Bearkats (29-20). Patterson and Kyle Colligan had dingers in
the fifth to push the lead to 7-2. Colligan and Luke Anders both
drove in two for A&M. Mark Wyatt had three hits for SHSU.
No. 16 Kansas State 11, BYU 3
In Manhattan, Kan., Nick Martini belted two of
his team’s four home runs as KSU swept its two-game series with
BYU at Tointon Family Stadium. Daniel Dellasega and Jordan Cruz
also went deep for the Wildcats (37-11-1). Martini’s solo shot
in the third snapped a 2-2 tie and his two-run blast capped a
five-run fourth as KSU built an 8-2 lead. Cruz finished with
three hits and three runs for the Wildcats. Michael Bowen and
Jonathan Cluff both had three hits for the Cougars (24-21).
USC 5, No. 17 Cal Poly 0
In Los Angeles, Anthony Vasquez tossed a
two-hitter with a career-high 13 strikeouts as USC blanked Cal
Poly. Vasquez (4-4) also had two hits and one RBI at the plate
for the Trojans (23-23). Grant Green had an RBI double and
scored on a homer by Ricky Oropesa in a three-run first for USC.
The Trojans added single runs in the third and fifth. Adam
Buschini had both hits for the Mustangs (32-13).
Texas-Arlington 8, No. 19 Oklahoma 5
In Arlington, Texas, Mitch Putman drove in four
as UTA upset OU at Clay Gould Ballpark. Andrew Kainer had a
single in the first to set a Southland Conference record by
extending his hit streak to 35 games. Jay Pitschka had a double
and scored in a two-run first for the Mavericks (27-21). Putman
knock in a run in the third and belted a three-run homer in the
fifth to give UTA a 6-2 lead. Michael Choice had three runs and
two RBI for the Mavericks. Chris Ellison had a three-run homer
in the sixth for the Sooners (35-15).
No. 22 Oregon State 5, Portland 1
In Portland, Ore., Sam Gaviglio allowed three
hits and a run in five innings as OSU topped Portland at Joe
Etzel Field. Gaviglio (7-1) did not walk a batter and struck out
seven. Kevin Rhoderick recorded the final out for his sixth
save. Adalberto Santos and Ryan Ortiz both knocked in two for
the Beavers (28-12). Riley Hendricks homered in the fourth for
the lone run for the Pilots (22-21). It was the only extra-base
hit in the contest. Kris Kauppila and Rocky Gale both had two
hits for Portland.