May 6, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Maxfield drives in five as FGCU wins at No. 11 Florida

ASU completes sweep of USD, Fullerton wins second straight against Arizona


In Gainesville, Fla., Zach Maxfield had three hits, including a homer, and five RBI as Florida Gulf Coast thumped No. 11 Florida 17-5 Wednesday at McKethan Stadium. Tim Roberson belted a grand slam in the third to start the scoring for the Eagles (31-16). Maxfield’s two-run double keyed a five-run fifth as FGCU took a 9-0 lead. The Gators (34-15) scored their five runs in the fifth. Maxfield added a three-run homer in the seventh. Jonathan Pigott drove in two for UF.


No. 5 Arizona State 7, San Diego 6

In Tempe, Ariz., Matt Newman had two hits and two RBI to lead ASU to a two-game sweep of USD in front of 2,237 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Newman also started on the mound and allowed three earned runs in five innings with four strikeouts in a no-decision. Newman had an RBI groundout in a two-run first for the Sun Devils (35-11). Chris Engell went deep in the second for the Toreros (27-23). Drew Maggi scored from third on a wild pitch in the sixth to snap a 6-6 tie and give ASU the lead for good. Maggi finished with two hits and three runs. Engell went 4 for 5 with two runs for USD. James Meador and Zach Walters both had three hits for the Toreros.


No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 8, Arizona 4

In Fullerton, Calif., Joe Scott drove in three as Cal State Fullerton swept a two-game series from Arizona. Nick Ramirez added two RBI doubles for the Titans (34-12), who have won 11 of their past 12 contests. Gary Brown had four hits for Fullerton. Bobby Coyle had an RBI triple and scored in the second for the Wildcats (22-23). Ramirez had a run-scoring double to key a three-run second for the Titans. Scott added a two-run single in the third as Fullerton took a 5-2 lead. Steve Selsky had two hits and two runs for UA.


No. 7 Texas 7, Texas Southern 3

In Austin, Texas, Brandon Belt had two hits and two RBI as Texas topped Texas Southern at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Stayton Thomas (3-0) allowed three runs on seven hits with one walk and two strikeouts. Kendal Carrillo pitched three scoreless innings with two strikeouts, while Austin Dicharry tossed a perfect ninth with one punchout. Belt had an RBI single to spark a three-run third for the Longhorns (34-11-1). Belt’s RBI double capped a three-run fourth as Texas took a 6-0 lead. Jeff Nelms singled, Michael Norris doubled and both scored in a three-run sixth for the Tigers (20-26). Ray Hernandez had two hits, one run and one RBI for TSU.


No. 10 Florida State 15, FIU 5

In Tallahassee, Fla., Tommy Oravetz had three hits for the second straight day as FSU defeated FIU at Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Oravetz had a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI. The Seminoles (35-12) scored 11 in the first three innings to extend their win streak to 14. Tyler Holt had two hits and two RBI for FSU. Stephen Cardullo had one hit, three walks and three runs for the Seminoles. Tyler Townsend had three hits and two runs for the Golden Panthers (30-19). Mike Martinez added two hits and three RBI for FIU.


No. 25 Kansas 8, Wichita State 3

In Wichita, Kan., Tony Thompson hit his 15th homer and drove in four as Kansas defeated Wichita State at Eck Stadium. Ryan Jones had a two-run homer in the second for the Shockers (24-24). Thompson had a two-run dinger in the sixth to put the Jayhawks (34-16) on top 3-2. Thompson added a two-run single in a three-run seventh for Kansas. Brian Heere added a two-run homer in the ninth for the Jayhawks. Jones finished with two hits and two runs for WSU.


Louisville 12, Ohio State 7

In Louisville, Ky., Andrew Clark went 4 for 5 with a homer and four RBI as Louisville completed a two-game sweep of OSU at Jim Patterson Stadium. Chris Dominguez had three hits, four runs and two RBI for the Cardinals (34-13). UL scored four in the first and three in the second to take control. Michael Stephens had three hits, including two homers, and three RBI for the Buckeyes (34-13). Matt Streng added three hits, including a dinger, and three runs for OSU.


Texas Tech 9, Dallas Baptist 6

In Dallas, Mason Macnoll had an RBI single to snap a 6-6 tie as Texas Tech outscored DBU at Patriot Field. Ryan Goins had a grand slam in the second and Travis Meiners had a solo shot in the third as the Patriots (32-14) built a 6-2 lead. Taylor Ashby’s two-run double tied it in the fifth and Macnoll’s run-scoring single later in the frame gave the Red Raiders (21-27) a 7-6 lead. Richburg added an RBI single in the sixth and Ashby had a run-scoring double in the eighth for Tech. Ashby finished with four hits and three RBI.


Evansville 4, Illinois 3 (10)

In Champaign, Ill., Tom Heithoff scored from second on an error in the top of the 10th as Evansville edged Illinois. The Illini (31-14) used an RBI triple by Adam Davis in the second and a homer by Matt Dittman in the fourth to build a 3-1 lead. Jim Viscomi had a run-scoring single in the fifth and Jared Baehl tied it with an RBI double in the eighth for the Purple Aces (25-23). Heithoff reached on a one-out walk in the 10th and moved to second on a groundout. He scored on an error to give UE the lead. Heithoff pitched a perfect bottom of the frame for his eighth save. Dominic Altobelli had three hits for Illinois.