May 5, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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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 USD.


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.