May 9, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

CBI Live: Vanderbilt 9, No. 15 Georgia 2

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Deragisch homers in ninth for UC Irvine at Pacific

UNC evens series with NC State; Berry pitches Rice past UCF


In Stockton, Calif., Eric Deragisch smacked a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth to snap a 3-3 tie and lift top-ranked UC Irvine past Pacific 5-4 Saturday at Klein Family Field to clinch the Big West series. Ben Orloff reached on an infield single before the blast by Deragisch. Casey Stevenson had a sac fly to spark a three-run fourth for the Anteaters (16-1, 36-11). Mike McKeever had an RBI double in the bottom of the frame for the Tigers (8-12, 18-27). Nick Longmire had a two-run single in the fifth to even the score at 3-3. Mike Walker homered to lead off the ninth for Pacific, but Eric Pettis struck out the side for his 15th save. Tommy Reyes had three hits and one RBI for UCI. Walker and Kurt Wideman both had two hits for the Tigers.


No. 2 North Carolina 5, NC State 2

In Raleigh, N.C., Adam Warren and Brian Moran combined on a four-hitter as UNC evened its ACC series with NC State at Doak Field. Warren (6-2) allowed four hits and two runs in 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts. Moran retired the 11 hitters he faced with three strikeouts for his third save. Andrew Ciencin had a two-run single in the first for the Wolfpack (9-17, 23-28). The Tar Heels (17-8, 38-12) had three hits, but received 11 walks and three hit batters. UNC scored three in the third without a hit as Levi Michael was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and Mark Fleury and Ryan Graepel both drew walks to force in runs. Graepel was hit by a pitch with the sacks full in the seventh to make it 4-2. Dustin Ackley tripled and scored on a passed ball in the eighth for the final run. Russell Wilson had two hits for NC State.


No. 3 LSU 4, No. 11 Florida 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Louis Coleman was brilliant for the second straight outing, tossing eight shutout innings as LSU beat Florida for the second straight day before a school-record crowd of 9,131 at Alex Box Stadium. Coleman (10-2), coming off a complete-game shutout of Arkansas, allowed four hits and struck out seven in his eight innings. Ryan Schimpf went 2 for 3 with two runs and a RBI to spark the offense for the Tigers (18-8, 38-13). The Gators fell to 16-10, 34-17.


No. 4 Rice 10, UCF 2

In Houston, Ryan Berry pitched seven strong innings as Rice evened its C-USA series with UCF at Reckling Park. Berry (5-0) allowed six hits and two runs with two walks and six strikeouts. Anthony Rendon had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI for the Owls (14-6, 32-13). Rick Hague had a two-run double to cap a three-run third as Rice took the lead for good at 4-1. Chad Mozingo had a two-run double in a four-run sixth as the Owls built an 8-2 lead. Ryan Lewis had two hits for Rice. Brandon Romans had two hits for the Knights (7-13, 19-31).


No. 5 Arizona State 10, Winthrop 9

In Tempe, Ariz., Carlos Ramirez homered and knocked in five as ASU edged Winthrop in front of 3,056 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Ramirez had a two-run homer in the first and a three-run double in the second. Kole Calhoun, Jason Kipnis and Matt Newman also went deep for the Sun Devils (37-11). Aaron Bonomi had a three-run homer in the second for the Eagles (30-20). Eddie Tisdale had a dinger in the eighth for Winthrop. Kipnis finished with three hits and three runs for ASU. Tisdale and Eddie Rohan both had three hits for the Eagles.


No. 6 Cal State Fullerton 7, No. 17 Cal Poly 3

In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Jared Clark and Khris Davis each homered and drove in two as Cal State Fullerton extended its winning streak to seven games with another win over Cal Poly in the Big West. Noe Ramirez (6-1) tossed 6.2 innings to pick up the win for the Titans (14-6, 36-12), who are 46-8 against the Mustangs (10-7, 32-15) in Division I play. Adam Buschini homered and drove in all three Cal Poly runs.


Mississippi State 11, No. 8 Ole Miss 8
In Oxford, Miss., Connor Powers' three-run homer in the sixth broke open a close game as MSU outlasted Ole Miss in a three-hour-and-50-minute-rain-delayed game at Oxford-University Stadium. Ryan Duffy knocked a two-run shot for the Bulldogs (8-17, 23-26), who earned their first series victory against the Rebels (16-10, 36-15) in five years. Starter Nick Routt (5-3) allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings for the win. Reliever Chad Crosswhite saved his sixth game with four innings of three-run ball. Brett Bukovich (8-2) suffered the loss with six runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings. Kyle Henson went 3 for 5 with two runs and three RBI for Ole Miss.

No. 10 Florida State 8, No. 9 Georgia Tech 6

In Atlanta, Sean Gilmartin's bloop single plated the go-ahead run as Florida State scored three times in the ninth to knock off Georgia Tech to even their ACC series. The Seminoles (19-8, 36-13) trailed 6-5 entering the ninth but loaded the bases with no outs. James Ramsey tied the game with a RBI walk before Gilmartin singled and Rafael Lopez delivered a sacrifice fly. The Yellow Jackets (15-8-1, 32-12-1) loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, but Jimmy Marshall earned his ninth save by inducing a game-inning ground out. Tommy Oravetz had two hits and four RBI to pace the Seminoles, while Jeff Rowland had two hits, two runs and a RBI to lead the Yellow Jackets.


No. 13 Virginia 10, Duke 9
In Charlottesville, Va., Virginia rallied late to even its ACC series with Duke at Davenport Field. Down 9-3, the Cavaliers (14-9-1, 36-10-1) scored five runs in the eighth and two in the ninth - on Danny Hultzen's solo shot and John Barr's bases-loaded walkoff single. Three Cavalier relievers combined to go 4.2 innings and allow just one run and five hits. Kevin Arico (2-2) earned the win in 2/3 of an inning. Dennis O'Grady (1-1) suffered the loss after surrendering six runs, four earned, on six hits and four walks in an inning of relief. Matt Williams went 2 for 4 with two runs and three RBI for the Blue Devils (13-13, 32-19).

No. 18 Miami (Fla.) 14, Bethune-Cookman 4

In Coral Gables, Fla., Yasmani Grandal went 3 for 5 with a three-run homer and six RBI as Miami evened its series with Bethune-Cookman at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. The Hurricanes (32-17) scored in all but two innings, including a six-run fifth. Leadoff hitter Scott Lawson went 2 for 2 with four walks, four runs and an RBI. Rene Guerra (1-1) pitched two scoreless one-hit innings of relief for the win. He stranded the bases loaded in the fourth. Eric Thomas (6-5) took the loss after giving up six runs, four earned, on five hits and five walks in four innings. The Wildcats (28-26) committed five errors. Peter O'Brien went 2 for 2 with a solo homer and a walk for B-C.


No. 19 Oklahoma 7, Oklahoma State 5

In Oklahoma City, Bryant Hernandez and Aaron Baker scored on passed balls in the top of the ninth inning as Oklahoma slipped past Oklahoma State for the second straight day in the Bedlam Series, the Sooners' first series win over the Cowboys since 2005. J.T. Wise had two more RBI, and Hernandez had two hits, three runs and a RBI for the Sooners (14-9, 37-15). Michael Dabbs and Kevin David each homered for the Cowboys (6-15, 29-21). Cowboys starter Tyler Lyons struck out a career-best 13, but was touched for 11 hits and five earned runs in eight innings.


No. 21 Clemson 11, UNC Wilmington 3
In Clemson, S.C., Clemson had an eight-run third and jumped out to an 11-0 lead in its win over UNCW at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Jeff Schaus went 2 for 5 with a three-run homer and four RBI. Six Tigers (34-16) drove in a run apiece and five had two hits. Casey Harman (6-3) pitched six innings and allowed two runs, one earned, with nine strikeouts and a walk for the win. Starter Cameron Roth (0-2) was knocked around for nine runs on 11 hits in just 2.1 innings. Robbie Monday finished 2 for 3 with a walk and solo shot for the Seahawks (25-19).

No. 24 East Carolina 12, Houston 2

In Houston, Kyle Roller, Dustin Harrington and Drew Schieber each homered in a six-run sixth inning as East Carolina evened its Conference USA series with Houston. Stephen Batts had two hits and four RBI, and Ryan Wood went 3 for 5 with three RBI for the Pirates (13-7, 36-15). And Seth Maness improved to 8-0 with seven solid innings with five strikeouts. The Cougars fell to 12-8, 24-26.