May 15, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

CBI Live: Tennessee 7, Vanderbilt 6 (10)

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Bibona pitches UC Irvine to Big West title

MSU edges LSU, ASU blanks Oregon, UNC wins at Boston College


In Irvine, Calif., Daniel Bibona (left) tossed his first complete game as No. 1 UC Irvine clinched its first Big West title by defeating UC Davis 9-3 Friday at Anteater Ballpark. Bibona (10-1) allowed five hits and three runs with five strikeouts. Casey Stevenson had a grand slam and Jeff Cusick added a solo shot in the first for the Anteaters (18-1, 38-12). Ryan Scoma had an RBI single in the second for the Aggies (3-16, 10-38). Cory Olson had a two-run homer in the sixth for UCI. Ben Orloff went 3 for 3 with three runs for the Anteaters. Justin Shafer had two hits and two RBI for UCD.


Mississippi State 8, No. 2 LSU 7

In Starkville, Miss., Cody Freeman had a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth as MSU evened its SEC series with LSU at Dudy Noble Field. Blake Dean’s two-run homer capped a four-run rally in the top of the ninth as the Tigers (19-10, 40-15) tied it at 7. Connor Powers (2 for 3, 2 HR, 4 RBI) and Ryan Duffy (2 for 3, 1 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI) paced the offense for the Bulldogs (9-19, 25-28). Austin Nola and Micah Gibbs both knocked in two for LSU.


No. 3 Arizona State 9, Oregon 0

In Tempe, Ariz., Mike Leake threw his first complete-game shutout as ASU blanked Oregon in front of 3,104 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Leake (13-1) allowed three hits with no walks and 12 strikeouts. Carlos Ramirez had an RBI single in the first, and Drew Maggi capped a three-run second with a two-run double as the Sun Devils (17-5, 39-11) took a 4-0 lead. Raoul Torrez knocked in two for ASU. KC Serna, Antony Kreitz and Darrell Hunter each had a hit for the Ducks (14-35, 4-18).


No. 4 North Carolina 16, Boston College 10

In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Dustin Ackley had four hits and four RBI as No. 4 North Carolina evened its ACC series with Boston College at Shea Field. Ackley had two doubles and a three-run homer in the eighth that gave the visitors a 13-8 lead. Kyle Seager also had four hits with four runs and two RBI for the Tar Heels (18-10, 40-14), who reached the 40-win mark for the eighth straight season. Ryan Graepel added two hits and three RBI for UNC. Matt Hamlet went 4 for 5 with two runs and one RBI for the Eagles (13-14, 31-22). Tony Sanchez had two hits and drove in three for BC.


No. 5 Cal State Fullerton 6, UCLA 3

In Fullerton, Calif., Khris Davis and Nick Ramirez both homered as Cal State Fullerton topped UCLA at Goodwin Field. Daniel Renken (8-2) did not allow a hit until the seventh. He went 8.2 innings with six hits, three runs, one walk and five strikeouts. Ramirez got the final out for his fifth save. Davis had a two-run dinger to cap a three-run first for the Titans (37-13). Gary Brown added a two-run single in the second and Ramirez went deep in the sixth for a 6-0 advantage. Blair Dunlap had two triples, two runs and one RBI for the Bruins (25-25).


No. 6 Rice 10, UAB 6

In Birmingham, Ala., Chad Mozingo, Brock Holt and Steven Sultzbaugh each had three hits as Rice evened its C-USA series with UAB at Young Memorial Field. Mozingo had a two-run single in the first and Sultzbaugh added an RBI base hit in the second to give the Owls (16-7, 35-14) a 3-0 lead. Sultzbaugh had an RBI triple and scored in a three-run fourth as Rice built a 6-0 advantage. Luke Stewart homered in the fifth for the Blazers (10-12, 29-24). Mozingo homered to spark a four-run seventh for the Owls. Andrew Manning had three hits for UAB. Stewart and Digger Towe both had two hits and two RBI for the Blazers.


Duke 6, No. 8 Georgia Tech 4

In Durham, N.C., Andrew Wolcott went the distance as Duke evened its ACC series with Georgia Tech at Jack Coombs Field. Wolcott (7-3) walked two and struck out four. Alex Hassan went 3 for 5 with a homer, triple, three runs and three RBI for the Blue Devils (14-15, 33-22). Tim Sherlock's solo homer in the fifth added an insurance run for Duke. Starter Brandon Cumpton (3-3) took the loss after giving up six runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings. Jason Haniger drove in two for the Yellow Jackets (17-10-1, 34-15-1), who briefly tied the game at four in the fourth with three runs.


No. 9 Florida State 14-9, Grambling State 6-7

In Tallahassee, Fla., Ohmed Danesh had a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth of the nightcap as FSU completed the doubleheader sweep of GSU at Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. In the opener, Mike Roby had a grand slam in the first and drove in five for the Tigers (14-34). Stuart Tapley and Sean Gilmartin both drove in two for the Seminoles (39-14). Stephen Cardullo had two hits and three runs for FSU, which scored two in the first, four in the second, two in the fifth and six in the sixth. In the second game, Cardullo homered and knocked in three for the Seminoles. Roby and Joseph Gill both had two hits and two runs for the Tigers.


Virginia Tech 9, No. 10 Virginia 8

In Blacksburg, Va., Klint Reed went 4 for 5 with three runs as Virginia Tech clinched its ACC series with Virginia at English Field. The Hokies (12-16, 32-20) scored three in the first, two in the second and four in the fourth in building a 9-3 lead before holding off the Cavaliers (15-11-1, 38-12-1). Austin Wates had three hits and two RBI for Tech. Tyler Cannon went 5 for 5 with three doubles, one run and three RBI for UVa.


No. 11 Ole Miss 9, No. 20 Arkansas 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Matt Smith had a two-run single in the seventh to give Ole Miss the lead as it clinched it SEC series with Arkansas at Baum Stadium. The Rebels (19-10, 32-19) scored six in the seventh and one in the eighth. Smith finished with three hits and three runs. Kyle Henson had three hits, including a homer, and five RBI for Ole Miss. Scott Lyons homered and drove in two for the Razorbacks (14-14, 39-15).


Kentucky 8, No. 12 Florida 7
In Gainesville, Fla., Kentucky used an eight-run third to get by Florida and even its SEC series at McKethan Stadium. Hitters six through nine - Keenan Wiley, Braden Kapteyn, Marcus Nidiffer and Cory Farris - each drove in two for the Wildcats (12-17, 28-25). Chris Rusin (7-4) went eight innings and allowed six runs on eight hits. Logan Darnell picked up his third save by going 2/3 an inning and stranding the tying run at third. Anthony DeSclafani (5-3) lasted just 2.2 innings and gave up seven runs on six hits and two walks. The Gators (18-11, 37-18) scored five runs over the final two innings but couldn't complete the comeback.


No. 14 Oklahoma 6, No. 16 Texas A&M 5

In Norman, Okla., Bryant Hernandez had two hits, including a three-run homer in the third, as OU nipped Texas A&M in the opener of their Big 12 series at Dale Mitchell Park. J.T. Wise and Jamie Johnson also went deep for the Sooners (15-10, 38-16). Kevin Gonzalez homered twice and drove in three for the Aggies (14-11, 34-19).


No. 17 Kansas State 4, Kansas 1

In Manhattan, Kan., A.J. Morris pitched a complete game as KSU topped KU in the Big 12 series opener at Frank Myers Field. Morris (12-1) allowed seven hits and one earned run with one walk and eight strikeouts. Justin Bloxom had a two-run single to spark a four-run sixth for the Wildcats (14-9-1, 39-13-1). Buck Afenir had a sac fly in the third to account for the lone run for the Jayhawks (13-12, 35-19).


South Carolina 7. No. 19 Georgia 4
In Columbia, S.C., Nolan Belcher gave up just one run over 6.1 innings with 11 strikeouts as South Carolina clinched its SEC series with Georgia at Carolina Stadium. Belcher (4-3) allowed three hits and walked three. Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a three-run homer in the third for the Gamecocks (16-13, 36-19), who scored all seven runs in the first four innings. Nick Ebert also knocked a long ball, a two-run shot in the first. Starter Alex McRee (4-3) surrendered seven runs on seven hits and four walks in three innings for the loss. Colby May finished 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI for the Bulldogs (15-14, 35-19).

No. 23 East Carolina 9, Memphis 1
In Greenville, N.C., Seth Maness pitched seven innings of one-run ball as ECU clinched its C-USA series with Memphis at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Maness (9-0) did not walk a batter and struck out nine. Stephen Batts hit a three-run homer for the Pirates (16-7, 40-15). Kyle Roller and Brandon Henderson each drove in a pair. Brennon Martin (6-5) gave up nine runs, eight earned, on 13 hits in 5.1 innings. Adam T. McClain knocked a solo shot to leadoff the game for the lone run for the Tigers (7-16, 21-32).

No. 24 Minnesota 4, Penn State 2

In University Park, Pa., Derek McCallum had two hits, including a double, and drove in two as Minnesota clinched its Big Ten series at Penn State. Seth Rosin (5-1) allowed four hits and two run in seven innings with no walks and seven strikeouts to earn the victory for the Golden Gophers (17-5, 35-14). Scott Matyas tossed two scoreless innings with two hits and five strikeouts for his 13th save. Rick Marlin had two hits, one run and one RBI for the Nittany Lions (7-16, 24-26).

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