May 17, 2009

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Blair pitches Arizona State to third straight Pac-10 title

UCLA outscores Cal State Fullerton, Oklahoma sweeps Texas A&M


In Tempe, Ariz., Seth Blair allowed two hits in 7.2 scoreless innings as No. 3 Arizona State completed the three-game sweep of Oregon with an 8-0 victory in front of 2,578 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils (19-5, 41-11) clinched the Pac-10 title for the third straight season. Blair (6-1) did not walk a batter and struck out six. Carlos Ramirez (right) homered and drove in four. Raoul Torrez had two RBI. Jason Kipnis had two hits and two runs. Ramirez had a three-run homer to cap a five-run second. Eddy Rodriguez had a pinch-hit single for the Ducks (4-20, 14-37).


UCLA 13, No. 5 Cal State Fullerton 10

In Los Angeles, Cody Decker went 3 for 4 with two runs and four RBI as UCLA outscored Cal State Fullerton at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Gino Aielli, Blair Dunlap and Dustin Quist both had three hits for the Bruins (26-26). Casey Haerther had a two-run homer to cap a three-run first and Decker’s two-run dinger capped a four-run second as UCLA built a 7-0 lead. Josh Fellhauer went 3 for 4 with four RBI for the Titans (38-14). Shevis Shima had three hits and two runs for Fullerton.


No. 14 Oklahoma 6, No. 16 Texas A&M 4

In Norman, Okla., Garrett Richards fanned a career-high 11 as OU nipped Texas A&M to complete a Big 12 sweep in front of 1,385 fans at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Jamie Johnson had an RBI single to spark a three-run second for the Sooners (17-10, 40-16). Ross Hubbard and Chris Ellison both had two hits and two runs for OU. Luke Anders and Kyle Colligan both homered for the Aggies (14-13, 34-21).


No. 1 UC Irvine 8, UC Davis 1

In Irvine, Calif., Sammy Donabedian drove in three as UCI completed the Big West sweep of UCD at Anteater Ballpark. The Anteaters (20-1, 40-12) reached 40 wins for the third straight season. Kyle Mihaylo had a sac fly in the second to give the Aggies (3-18, 10-40) the early lead before Donabedian’s two-run single in the bottom of the frame put UCI on top to stay. Donabedian had a safety squeeze to bring home Jeff Cusick in the sixth for a 4-1 lead. Eric Deragisch and DJ Crumlick both knocked in two for the Anteaters. Crosby Slaught (6-0) allowed five hits and one run in seven innings with five strikeouts for the win. Joseph Medeiros and Justin Schafer both had two hits for UCD.


Kansas 17, No. 17 Kansas State 7

In Lawrence, Kan., Nick Faunce had a career-high five hits to lead Kansas past KSU at Hoglund Ballpark. Buck Afenir had two hits, including a home run, for the Jayhawks (15-12, 37-19). Afenir’s two-run homer keyed a seven-run third for KU. Tony Thompson added a two-run dinger in the fourth for the Jayhawks. Rob Vaughn had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI for the Wildcats (14-11-1, 39-15-1).


No. 21 Cal Poly 9, Long Beach State 3

In Long Beach, Calif., Ryan Lee and Luke Yoder both had three hits as Cal Poly won a series at LBSU for the first time since 1997. Mason Radeke (6-1) allowed nine hits over eight innings with one walk and three strikeouts. Yoder scored three, while Lee had two runs and one RBI for the Mustangs (13-8, 35-17). Derek Legg, TJ Mittelstaedt and Kirk Singer each had two hits for the Dirtbags (11-10, 25-26).


(photo courtesy of ASU Media Relations Office)