May 16, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

CBI Live: Tennessee 9, Vanderbilt 7 (10)

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Landry hits three homers for LSU

UC Irvine outscores UC Davis, Duke downs Georgia Tech


In Starkville, Miss., Leon Landry belted three homers and knocked in seven as No. 2 LSU topped Mississippi State 15-4 Saturday at Dudy Noble Field to clinch the top seed in the SEC Tournament. Landry had a solo shot in the first before Ryan Schimpf had a two run double and Blake Dean added a three-run blast in the second as the Tigers (20-10, 41-15) took a 6-0 lead. Landry added a two-run homer in the fifth and a three-run bomb in the eighth. Connor Powers had two hits and one RBI for the Bulldogs (9-20, 25-29).


No. 1 UC Irvine 19, UC Davis 6

In Irvine, Calif., Ronnie Shaeffer drove in three and had a career-high four hits and UCI matched its season high in runs against UCD at Anteater Ballpark. Ryan Fisher went 3 for 3 with three RBI for the Anteaters (19-1, 39-12). Ty Kelly went 3 for 3 with one RBI for the Aggies (3-17, 10-39).


Duke 5, No. 8 Georgia Tech 3
In Durham, N.C., Jake Lemmerman hit the game-winning two-run homer in the seventh as Duke edged Georgia Tech at Jack Coombs Field. Gabriel Saabe and Matt Williams both drove in a run as the Blue Devils (15-15, 34-22) clinched the ACC series. Dennis O'Grady (2-2) pitched 3.1 innings of two-run ball of relief for the win. Michael Ness earned his third save in 1/3 an inning. Kevin Jacob (5-3) took the loss after giving up the two-run homer in 2.2 innings. Luke Morton hit a two-run homer for the Yellow Jackets (17-10-1, 34-15-1).

No. 3 Arizona State 10, Oregon 2

In Tempe, Ariz., Carlos Ramirez had three hits, including his team-best 16th home run, as ASU defeated Oregon to clinch its Pac-10 series in front of 3,415 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils (18-5, 40-11) reached 40 wins for the third straight season and for the sixth time in the past seven years. Kole Calhoun and Riccio Torrez also went deep for ASU. Abe Ruiz had a three-run triple for the Sun Devils. Paul Eshleman had two hits, one run and one RBI for the Ducks (4-19, 14-36).


No. 4 North Carolina 8, Boston College 1

In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Matt Harvey pitched a career-high 8.2 innings as UNC won its ACC series against BC at Shea Field. Harvey (6-2) allowed seven hits and one run with four walks and eight strikeouts. Ben Bunting (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Mark Fleury (2 for 4, 1 HR, 3 R) paced the offense for the Tar Heels (19-10, 41-14). Sam Shaughnessy had a pinch-hit RBI double in the ninth for the Eagles (13-15, 31-23).


No. 5 Cal State Fullerton 6, UCLA 5 (10)

In Westwood, Calif., Josh Fellhauer had a sac fly in the 10th to lift Cal State Fullerton over UCLA. Nick Ramirez (3-1) retired the final eight batters to earn the victory. Christian Colon had a leadoff double in the 10th for the Titans (38-13), stole third and scored on Fellhauer’s sac fly, his third RBI. Dustin Garneau had two hits and two RBI for Fullerton. The Titans built a 5-0 lead before Cody Decker had a grand slam in a five-run seventh for the Bruins (25-26).


No. 12 Florida 13, Kentucky 9
In Gainesville, Fla., Florida scored four unearned run in the seventh to top Kentucky at McKethan Stadium. Mike Mooney and Preston Tucker each had two-run hits in the inning for the Gators (19-11, 38-18). Tyler Thompson notched his first career home run and a career-high three RBI. Alex Panteliodis (6-5) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief for the win. Andy Burns finished 2 for 5 with a homer and four RBI and leadoff hitter Chad Wright went 4 for 5 with a long ball, two runs and three RBI for the Wildcats (12-18, 28-26). Logan Darnell (5-6) suffered the loss after giving up six runs, two earned, in 2.1 innings of relief.

South Carolina 6, No. 19 Georgia 1
In Columbia, S.C., reliever Jay Brown pitched six innings of one-run, three-hit ball as South Carolina got by Georgia at Carolina Stadium. Starter Blake Cooper (8-4) went two scoreless innings for the win. Nick Ebert, Bobby Haney and Scott Wingo each drove in two for the Gamecocks (17-13, 37-19), who led 2-1 before adding four insurance runs in the eighth. Justin Grimm (2-4) allowed two runs on four hits in 3.2 innings for the loss. Rich Poythress had the lone Bulldog (15-15, 35-20) RBI in the eighth on a groundout.

No. 22 Miami 19, Wake Forest 6 (Game 1)
In Winston-Salem, N.C., Chris Herrmann finished 3 for 3 with two homers, three runs, two walks, a sacrifice hit and four RBI as Miami outscored Wake Forest at WF Baseball Park. Jason Hagerty and Dave DiNatale each hit a home run and drove in four for the Hurricanes (17-12, 34-18). Iden Nazario (6-3) fanned nine and walked three in six innings of three-hit, two-run ball. Jason Santana picked up his first save as he went three innings and gave up four runs on five hits. Garrett Bullock (1-5) suffered the loss after surrendering nine runs on 13 hits in five innings. Steven Brooks blasted a two-run shot in the third for the Demon Deacons (6-23, 22-29).

No. 22 Miami 4, Wake Forest 2 (Game 2)

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Jason Hagerty hit a homer and collected two RBI as Miami completed the sweep against Wake Forest at WF Baseball Park. Chris Herrmann went 4 for 4 with an RBI and Ryan Jackson finished 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI as the Hurricanes (18-12, 35-18) jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on for the sweep. Michael Rudman (4-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless and one-hit innings of relief for the win. Kyle Bellamy picked up his ACC-leading 15th save. Shane Kroker blasted a two-run shot in the seventh for the Demon Deacons (6-24, 22-30). Starter Mark Dimock (4-4) took the loss despite allowing just three runs, two earned, on 11 hits in six innings.


No. 23 East Carolina 13, Memphis 2
In Greenville, N.C., Stephen Batts and Brandon Henderson both drove in three as ECU completed the C-USA sweep of Memphis at Clark-LeClair Stadium. Brad Mincey (9-4) pitched five innings of one-run ball for the win. The Pirates (17-7, 41-15) scored three runs in three different innings in the win. Starter Marc Ashley (1-3) lasted just a third of an inning and gave up three runs, two earned, on two hits and two walks for the loss. Jacob Wilson went 2 for 3 with an RBI and two stolen bases for the Tigers (7-16, 21-32).