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Bibona pitches UC
Irvine to Big West title
MSU edges LSU, ASU
blanks Oregon, UNC wins at Boston College
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
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
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).
(photo courtesy of UCI Media