May 8, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

CBI Live: Vanderbilt 10, No. 15 Georgia 2

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Strasburg throws no-hitter with 17 strikeouts for SDSU

Bethune-Cookman shuts out Miami, NC State blanks UNC


In San Diego, All-American Stephen Strasburg tossed a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts as San Diego State blanked Air Force 5-0 Friday in the opener of their Mountain West series in front of a record-crowd of 3,337 at Tony Gwynn Stadium. In his penultimate start of the regular-season, Strasburg (11-0) walked two and faced one over the minimum in recording his first no-hitter. After retiring the first nine hitters, including seven by strikeout, Strasburg allowed a leadoff walk in the fourth. That runner was thrown out attempting to steal. He surrendered a second leadoff walk in the sixth, then retired the final 12 batters, including striking out the side in the ninth. Easton Gust had an RBI single in the fifth for the Aztecs (11-8, 32-18). Mitch Blackburn had an RBI single to cap a two-run sixth for SDSU. The Aztecs scored their final two runs in the eighth. K.J. Randhawa had a walk and a steal for the Falcons (3-13, 14-32).


Bethune-Cookman 1, No. 18 Miami (Fla.) 0
In Coral Gables, Fla., Ryan Durrence's leadoff homer in the ninth proved to be the game-winner as Bethune-Cookman nipped Miami at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. Edgar Serra (1-1) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief for the win and Felix Machado recorded his first save. Starter Hiram Burgos had gone six scoreless innings of four-hit ball for the Wildcats (28-25). Chris Brown finished 2 for 3 for B-C. Nathan Melendres went 2 for 3 in the ninth spot, and Jason Hagerty went 1 for 2 with three of Miami's nine walks. Daniel Miranda (3-3) took the loss after pitching two innings of relief for Chris Hernandez, who went seven scoreless innings for the Hurricanes (31-17).

NC State 3, No. 2 North Carolina 0

In Raleigh, N.C., Jimmy Gillheeney scattered seven hits in seven scoreless innings as NC State blanked UNC in the ACC series opener at Doak Field at Dail Park. Gillheeney (6-4) fanned a career-high 10. Cory Mazzoni pitched the final two innings for his first save. Wade Moore walked and scored in the third for the Wolfpack (9-16, 23-27). Dallas Poulk added a two-run triple in the sixth for NC State. Ben Bunting, Garrett Gore and Dustin Ackley each had two hits for the Tar Heels (16-8, 37-12).


No. 1 UC Irvine 11, Pacific 6

In Stockton, Calif., Francis Larson had three hits and one RBI as UCI outscored Pacific in the opener of their Big West series at Klein Family Field. J.B. Brown had an RBI double in the third for the Tigers (8-11, 18-26) before Larson’s run-scoring single capped a three-run fifth for the Anteaters (15-1, 35-11). Kurt Wideman’s two-run double capped a four-run fifth as Pacific took a 5-3 lead. Casey Stevenson and Ryan Fisher belted consecutive homers in the sixth to knot the score at 5. Eric Deragisch had a run-scoring double later in the frame to put UCI ahead to stay. Brown finished with two hits and three RBI. Kurt Wideman had three hits and two RBI for the Tigers.


No. 3 LSU 10, No. 11 Florida 1

In Baton Rouge, La., Anthony Ranaudo allowed just one run over seven innings, and Blake Dean went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBI as LSU routed Florida in the first game of their SEC showdown series. D.J. LeMahieu had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI as the Tigers (17-8, 37-13) snapped the Gators' six-game conference win streak. Ranaudo (6-3) allowed six hits and struck out seven. Stephen Locke (3-1) allowed nine earned runs in 5.1 innings for Florida (16-9, 34-16).


UCF 5, No. 4 Rice 0

In Houston, Caleb Graham and Kyle Sweat combined on the shutout as UCF claimed the C-USA series opener against Rice at Reckling Park. Graham (3-2) pitched 6.1 innings with no walks and two strikeouts. Sweat worked the final 2.2 innings for the save. D.J. Hicks had a run-scoring single in a two-run second for the Knights (7-12, 19-30). Beau Taylor had a leadoff double and scored in the fourth as UCF took a 3-0 lead. Hicks and Chris Duffy both had two hits and two RBI for the Knights. Chad Mozingo had three hits for the Owls (13-6, 31-13).


No. 5 Arizona State 14, Winthrop 3

In Tempe, Ariz., Jason Kipnis had four hits, including a homer, and three RBI as ASU defeated Winthrop in front of 2,716 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Mike Leake (12-1) allowed six hits and one unearned run in seven innings with no walks and eight strikeouts. Johnny Ruettiger had a three-run triple to cap a five-run first for the Sun Devils (36-11). Jared McDonald also drove in three for ASU. Aaron Bonomi had a two-run homer in the ninth for the Eagles (30-19).


No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 8, No. 17 Cal Poly 4

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Daniel Renken tossed a complete game with a career-tying 10 strikeouts, and Joey Siddons went 3 for 4 with two RBI as Cal State Fullerton knocked off Cal Poly in a key Big West series. Joe Scott and Jared Clark also contributed two RBI for the Titans (13-6, 35-12). Fullerton, which has won 12 of 13, led 4-3 in the seventh when Scott's bases-loaded single plated two, and Siddons added another run-scoring hit. Luke Yoder went 2 for 4 with a RBI for the Mustangs (10-6, 32-14).


No. 7 Texas 11, No. 14 Texas A&M 9 (10)

In College Station, Texas, Russell Moldenhauer had an RBI single to snap an 8-8 tie in the top of the 10th as Texas won the opener of its Big 12 series with A&M at Olsen Field. Cameron Rupp (3 for 5, 3 R) led off the 10th with a base hit and Tim Maitland was hit by a pitch. Moldenhauer’s single brought in Rupp to give the Longhorns (16-8-1, 35-11-1) the lead. UT added two more in the inning for an 11-8 lead. Kyle Colligan (2 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) tripled and scored in the bottom of the frame for the Aggies (13-9, 32-17). Tant Shepherd knocked in three for the Longhorns. Joe Patterson had two hits, including a homer, and drove in four for A&M.


Mississippi State 6, No. 8 Ole Miss 5
In Oxford, Miss., MSU held off a late Ole Miss rally to win at Oxford-University Stadium. In a 2-2 game, the Bulldogs (7-17, 22-26) scored four runs in the sixth and limited Ole Miss to just three in the eighth for the victory. Kevin Mort went 1 for 1 with two walks and two RBI. Tyler Whitney (3-4) gave up five runs on 10 hits in seven innings for the win, while Drew Pomeranz (5-3) suffered the loss after allowing six runs, four earned, on eight hits in 5.1 innings despite fanning 11 batters. Jared Wesson recorded the final out for his first save. Ryan Collins finished 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Rebels (16-9, 36-14).

No. 9 Georgia Tech 12, No. 10 Florida State 3

In Atlanta, Tony Plagman went 5 for 5 with a homer, four runs and three RBI, and Deck McGuire tossed six solid innings to improve to 9-0 as Georgia Tech ended Florida State's 14-game winning streak. Jason Haniger went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, and Matt Skole and Evan Martin contributed two RBI apiece for the Yellow Jackets (15-7-1, 32-11-1). Stephen Cardullo blasted a two-run homer as the Seminoles (18-8, 35-13) scored three times in the first off McGuire. But the right-hander settled down and left after allowing seven hits and striking out six. Sean Gilmartin (9-2) was tagged for 10 runs (eight earned) in six innings for FSU.


Duke 11, No. 13 Virginia 4
In Charlottesville, Va., Jake Lemmerman went 2 for 5 with a grand slam and five RBI as Duke dismantled Virginia at Davenport Field. Nate Freiman also homered for the Blue Devils (13-12, 32-18), who scored in four consecutive innings, which included a three-run sixth and eight-run eighth. Christopher Mano (5-4) allowed just one run over six innings with eight strikeouts and a walk. Danny Hultzen (6-1) registereded his first loss after giving up six runs, two earned, on six hits in 5.1 innings. The Cavaliers (13-9-1, 35-10-1) committed three errors. Dan Grovatt had a two-run single in the seventh for Virginia, who suffered its largest margin of defeat of the season.

Texas Tech 6, No. 16 Kansas State 0

In Manhattan, Kan., Nate Karns and two relievers combined on the shutout as Texas Tech won at KSU in the Big 12 series opener in front of 3,651 fans at Tointon Stadium. Karns (4-5) allowed one hit in 5.1 innings with three walks and two strikeouts. Robert Kilcrease surrendered one hit in one inning before Chad Bettis tossed the final 2.2 innings with two hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Chris Richburg (2 for 4, 3 RBI) had an RBI single in the first for the Red Raiders (10-12, 22-27). Michael Reed (3 for 4, 4 R) led off the third and fifth with doubles and scored to give Tech a 3-0 advantage. Justin Berry homered in a two-run sixth for the Red Raiders. Adam Muenster had two hits and two walks for the Wildcats (12-8-1, 37-12-1).


No. 19 Oklahoma 5, Oklahoma State 2

In Tulsa, Okla., Michael Rocha tossed six shutout innings of relief, and J.T. Wise and Bryant Hernandez homered as Oklahoma took the first game of the Bedlam Series with Oklahoma State before a crowd of 10,757 at Drillers Stadium. After Neil Medchill blasted a two-run homer in the first for the Cowboys (6-14, 29-20), Hernandez hit a solo homer in the fourth, and Wise added a two-run shot in the sixth to give the Sooners (13-9, 36-15) a 3-2 lead. OU added two runs in the ninth on RBI singles by Jamie Johnson and Kaleb Herren. Andrew Oliver (5-6) had allowed five homers all season before allowing two on Friday - the Sooners have hit 83 homers this season, the second-highest total in school history.


No. 20 TCU 10, Utah 5

In Fort Worth, Texas, Matt Vern had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI as TCU won the opener of its MWC series with Utah at Lupton Stadium. Matt Carpenter’s two-run single capped a six-run seventh as the Horned Frogs (11-4, 30-13) snapped a 4-4 tie. Matt Curry and Aaron Schultz both had two hits, one run and one RBI for TCU. Tyler Yagi had two hits and drove in two for the Utes (6-13, 19-25).


No. 21 Clemson 13, UNC Wilmington 2
In Clemson, S.C., Clemson pounded out 13 runs on 12 hits in whipping UNCW at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Chris Epps went 3 for 3 with three RBI, and four different Tigers (33-16) drove in two apiece - Mike Freeman, Brad Miller, Matt Sanders and John Nester. Trey Delk (3-1) picked up the win after going five innings and allowing just a run on five hits. Starter Seth Frankoff (2-5) took the loss as he surrendered five runs on seven hits and four walks for the Seahawks (25-18). Robbie Monday went 2 for 4 with a solo homer for UNCW.

No. 22 Oregon State 6, Washington 4

In Seattle, Tanner Robles allowed three base-runners in 6.1 innings as OSU edged Washington in front of 4,296 fans at Safeco Field. Robles (1-1) allowed two hits and one walk with three strikeouts. He allowed a hit to start the game, then retired 16 straight. Stefan Romero’s three-run triple keyed a four-run sixth as the Beavers (12-7, 29-12) built a 6-0 lead. The Huskies (10-9, 21-24) scored their four in the eighth. Romero, Ryan Ortiz and Jared Norris each had two hits for OSU. Aaron Russell drove in a pair for Washington.


Houston 5, No. 24 East Carolina 4

In Houston, Blake Kelso scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the seventh inning, and Caleb Ramsey went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBI as Houston edged East Carolina in Conference USA action. Chase Dempsay (3-0) tossed 1.1 innings of relief to post the win, and Donnie Joseph closed with two scoreless innings for his eighth save for the Cougars (12-7, 24-25). Donnie Harrington had a two-run homer for the Pirates (12-7, 35-15).


Missouri 8, No. 25 Kansas 5

In Columbia, Mo., Greg Folgia belted two home runs, including an inside-the-park homer in the sixth, and drove in five as Missouri got past Kansas at Taylor Stadium. Folgia started the scoring with a solo shot in the first. The Tigers (15-10, 29-22) added a run in the second before Buck Afenir smacked a three-run homer in the third to give the Jayhawks (12-10, 34-17) a 3-2 advantage. Missouri scored in each of its next three at-bats, as Aaron Senne went deep in the fifth and Folgia hit a three-run inside-the-park homer off the centerfield wall in the sixth. Michael Liberto had three hits for the Tigers. Robby Price had two hits, including a homer, and two runs for Kansas.