June 4, 2010

CBI Live: #1 South Carolina 9, #4 Bucknell 5

CBI Live: #3 The Citadel 7, #2 Virginia Tech 2

CBI Live: #1 UCLA 15, #4 Kent State 1

CBI Live: #2 LSU 11, #3 UC Irvine 10 (11)

CBI Live: #1 Miami (Fla.) 12, #4 Dartmouth 8

CBI Live: #2 Texas A&M 17, #3 FIU 3

CBI Live: #1 Virginia 15, #4 VCU 4

CBI Live: #2 Ole Miss 10, #3 St. John's 5

CBI Live: #1 Auburn 9, #4 Jacksonville State 7

CBI Live: #2 Vanderbilt 8, #3 Illinois State 7 (13)

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Minnesota stops top-seeded Cal State Fullerton

Georgia Tech blanks Mercer, Texas shuts out Rider


Fullerton Regional

#2 Stanford 5 vs. #3 New Mexico 9

#1 Cal State Fullerton 1 vs. #4 Minnesota 3


In Fullerton, Calif., many expected Cal State Fullerton and Stanford to battle for the Regional title. Few figured the rivals would battle for survival in Game 3 of the weekend. Seth Rosin was brilliant, allowing three hits and striking out seven in eight innings, and Scott Matyas came on to save it in the ninth as fourth-seeded Minnesota shocked top-seeded Cal State Fullerton. Kyle Knudson had three hits, including a RBI single in a three-run first, as the Golden Gophers (31-28) jumped on Dylan Floro (7-1). Matt Puhl also had a RBI single in the first, and Nick O'Shea scored on an error as Minnesota sent eight batters to the plate. The Titans, winners of 34 of 40 heading into the tourney, fell to 41-16 and were the only national seed to lose on Friday.

Earlier, third-seeded New Mexico - playing in its first NCAA Tournament in 48 years - got three hits and three RBI from Chris Juarez in a win over the Cardinal. Max Willett added two hits and two RBI, and Rafael Neda homered and scored four times. Justin Howard added three runs for the Lobos (38-20), who scored four times in the seventh to take control. Jason Oatman (1-2) tossed the final 3.1 innings to pick up the win. Kenny Diekroeger had three hits and two runs for Stanford (31-24).


Atlanta Regional

#2 Alabama 11 vs. #3 Elon 2

#1 Georgia Tech 10 vs. #4 Mercer 0


In Atlanta, Josh Rutledge had a three-run homer in a six-run fourth as Alabama rolled past Elon. The Crimson Tide (38-22) got two in the third before the outburst in the fourth made it 8-0. Nathan Kilcrease allowed one through the first five innings before Ryan Adams had a solo shot in the sixth for the Phoenix (38-23). Rutledge and Taylor Dugas both went 4 for 5 for Alabama.


In Game 2, Tony Plagman went 5 for 5 with three RBI and three runs to lead Georgia Tech (46-13) in its shutout of Mercer (37-23). Plagman gave the Yellow Jackets a 3-0 lead with home runs in the first and third innings, bringing his career total to 55 – three away from breaking Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek’s school record. Georgia Tech, which remains second in the country with 118 home runs this season, had two more during the game – a two-run shot from Jay Dantzler in the fourth that made it a 6-0 game and Jacob Esch’s solo home run in the eighth to put the Yellow Jackets up by nine. Plagman scored the final run off of Matt Skole’s RBI double in the eighth. Billy Burns and Jacob Tanis each had two hits for the Bears, who were playing in program’s first Regional and were unable to get a runner on third all night. Mark Pope (8-1) pitched the first complete game of his career – and Georgia Tech’s first shutout in an NCAA tournament game since 2002 – striking out 10, walking two and allowing five hits.


Auburn Regional

#2 Clemson 10 vs. #3 Southern Miss 1

#1 Auburn 9 vs. #4 Jacksonville State 7  CBI Live


In Auburn, Ala., Clemson used a six-run sixth to get past Southern Miss. John Hinson homered to spark the six-run outburst as the Tigers (39-21) took a 10-1 lead. Will Lamb went 3 for 3 with a homer, three runs and two RBI for Clemson. Scott Weismann (7-2) allowed four hits and one run in seven innings with one walk and six strikeouts. Scott Copeland (11-1) lost for the first time for the Golden Eagles (35-23), surrendering nine hits and six earned runs in 5.1 innings with two walks and no strikeouts. Kameron Brunty had two hits for Southern Miss.


Austin Regional

#2 Rice 0 vs. #3 Louisiana-Lafayette 1

#1 Texas 11 vs. #4 Rider 0


In Austin, Texas, Zach Osborne tossed a complete-game, five-hit shutout as Louisiana-Lafayette squeaked past Rice to open the Austin Regional. Osborne (9-4) struck out four and walked two, totaling 135 pitches. The Ragin' Cajuns (38-20) scored their only run in the bottom of the eighth. Catcher Chad Keefer singled in Jordan Poirrier (2 for 3) with two outs. Jared Rogers (8-2) tossed eight solid innings for the Owls (38-22).


In Game 2, Brandon Loy went 3 for 3 with two runs, a RBI and a walk to propel Texas (47-11) as it scored all of its runs with two outs and shut out Rider (36-22). The game was close early, but the Longhorns jumped ahead with a four-run third inning featuring Loy’s RBI triple, Tant Shepherd’s RBI single and Cameron Rupp’s two-run home run. Another two-run home run, this one by Jordan Etier, extended Texas’ lead to six in the fourth. The rest of the Longhorns’ runs came in the eighth, when Kevin Keyes hit a two-RBI single and Russell Moldenhauer followed with a three-run home run. Brandon Cotton, A.J. Albee and Mason Heyne each had one hit and one walk for the Broncs, whose inning-ending groundouts often prevented runners from advancing. Albee, MVP of the Metro Atlantic Tournament, is now just four hits away from the school record of 88. Brandon Workman (12-1), who pitched his second complete game this season for the Longhorns, struck out seven, walked three and allowed six hits to earn the win. It was the ninth shutout of the season for the Longhorns, who have the best team ERA in the country (2.49).


Charlottesville Regional

#1 Virginia 15 vs. #4 VCU 4  CBI Live

#2 Ole Miss 10 vs. #3 St. John’s 5  CBI Live


Columbia Regional

#2 Virginia Tech 2 vs. #3 The Citadel 7  CBI Live

#1 South Carolina 9 vs. #4 Bucknell 5  CBI Live


Coral Gables Regional

#2 Texas A&M 17 vs. #3 FIU 3  CBI Live

#1 Miami 12 vs. #4 Dartmouth 8  CBI Live


Fayetteville Regional

#1 Arkansas 19 vs. #4 Grambling State 7

#2 Washington State 8 vs. #3 Kansas State 6


In Fayetteville, Ark., Brett Eibner went 4 for 5 with three homers, five runs and seven RBI as Arkansas thumped Grambling State in front of 6,305 fans at Baum Stadium. Collin Kuhn (4 R), Andy Wilkins (3 for 4, 3 R, 4 RBI) and James McCann (3 RBI) each went deep twice for the Razorbacks (41-18). Arkansas scored six in the first, two in the second and three in the third to take control. Milton Jeffery Barney went 3 for 5 with one run and two RBI for the Tigers (22-31).


In the second game, Cody Bartlett snapped a 6-6 tie with a two-run homer in the eighth as Washington State edged Kansas State. Bartlett finished with three hits and three runs. Matt Fanelli had two hits and two RBI for the Cougars (35-20). Jake Brown went 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Wildcats (36-21).


Fort Worth Regional

#2 Baylor 9 vs. #3 Arizona 10

#1 TCU 16 vs. #4 Lamar 3


In Fort Worth, Texas, Arizona led 10-4 before Baylor scored five in the bottom of the ninth and had the tying and winning runs on base as the Wildcats held on against the Bears. Alex Mejia went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBI for Arizona (34-22). Steve Selsky and Josh Garcia both homered for the Wildcats. Greg Glime went deep and knocked in three for Baylor (34-23).


In Game 2, Jason Coats went 3 for 4 with two runs, an RBI and a walk as TCU (47-11) improved to 10-9 all-time in games against Lamar (35-25). The Cardinals had the first lead, when a fielding error allowed Aaron Buchanan to score, but they would not get another run during the next five innings. Taylor Featherston’s two-RBI triple put the Horned Frogs up 3-1 at the end of the first, and Joe Weik’s solo home run in the third extended their lead. Aaron Schultz’s two-RBI single in the fifth began a four-run inning that made it an 8-1 game. TCU’s biggest inning was the sixth, when three RBI singles, a bases-loaded balk, a bases-loaded hit by pitch, two bases-loaded walks and a throwing error allowed seven runs to score. Andy Mena’s sac fly and Wade Mathis’ RBI single in the seventh lessened the Cardinals’ deficit, but TCU wasn’t finished. Jantzen Witte’s RBI single in the eighth drove in the final run. Kyle Winkler (11-1) was the winning pitcher, striking out six, walking one, and allowing seven hits and one run in six innings. Greg Holle pitched the final three innings and picked up his first career save after he struck out five, walked one, and allowed four hits and two runs. The Horned Frogs are now 20-0 when the pitching staff has at least 10 strikeouts.


Gainesville Regional

#2 Florida Atlantic 4 vs. #3 Oregon State 6

#1 Florida 7 vs. #4 Bethune-Cookman 3


In Gainesville, Fla., Tyler Smith homered for the first time in two months and drove in three as Oregon State held on to beat Florida Atlantic. Greg Peavey (6-3) tossed 6.1 innings with two earned runs and seven strikeouts for the Beavers (32-22), who led 6-0 after four innings on Mike Gipson (8-2). Nick Deguidice had a two-run homer, and Dan Scheffler and Ryan Gorton hit back-to-back homers in the eighth for the Owls (35-23).


In the second game, Hudson Randall (8-3) recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts in 7.1 innings as Florida beat Bethune-Cookman. Nolan Fontana had a two-run single in a four-run second for the Gators (43-15). Matt den Dekker added two hits and two RBI for UF. DJ Leonard and Alejandro Sanchez both had two hits and one RBI for the Wildcats (35-21).


Los Angeles Regional

#2 LSU 11 vs. #3 UC Irvine 10 (11)  CBI Live

#1 UCLA 15 vs. #4 Kent State 1  CBI Live


Louisville Regional

#2 Vanderbilt 8 vs. #3 Illinois State 7 (13)  CBI Live

#1 Louisville 11 vs. #4 Saint Louis 2


In Louisville, Ky., Andrew Clark and Ryan Wright both homered as Louisville stopped Saint Louis at Jim Patterson Stadium. Clark had three hits and three RBI to go with his 13th dinger. Wright went deep for the 16th time with two runs and two RBI. Danny Brock and Jon Myers hit consecutive homers in the fourth to give the Billikens (33-28) a 2-1 advantage. The Cardinals (49-12) took the lead for good with three in the bottom of the frame.


Myrtle Beach Regional

#1 Coastal Carolina 6 vs. #4 Stony Brook 0

#2 College of Charleston 9 vs. #3 NC State 6


In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Cody Wheeler struck out six and allowed six hits in a complete-game shutout of Stony Brook. The Chanticleers (52-7) led 1-0 in the bottom of the fifth, when the wheels came off a bit for the Seawolves. Daniel Bowman tripled, but starter Nick Tropeano got two outs before Rico Noel reached on a catcher's interference call that extended the innings. Tropeano then balked in Bowman (2 for 4, 2 RBI), and Noel moved to second. Scott Woodward (2 for 3) singled in a run, and Jose Iglesias doubled in another for a 4-0 lead. Coastal added two in the eighth on RBI from Chance Gilmore and Rich Witten. Tropeano allowed 11 hits and three earned runs in a complete game for Stony Brook (29-26).

In the second game, Jose Rodriguez went 4 for 5 with a homer as College of Charleston outscored NC State. The Cougars (43-17) scored three in the first and four in the fourth to build a 7-0 lead. Matt Leeds had two hits and three RBI for Charleston. Kevin Decker (8-0) struck out seven in 7.1 innings for the Cougars. Owen Brittle pitched the ninth for his fourth save. Drew Poulk homered and drove in four for the Wolfpack (38-23).


Norman Regional

#1 Oklahoma 7 vs. #4 Oral Roberts 6 (10)

#2 California 3 vs. #3 North Carolina 12


In Norman, Okla., Chris Ellison had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th as Oklahoma edged Oral Roberts. Tyler Saladino had a three-run homer and Seth Furmanek added a two-run shot as the Golden Eagles (35-25) took a 6-5 lead in the sixth. Cody Reine homered in the eighth to tie the game for the Sooners (45-15) and scored the game-winner in the 10th. Danny Black went 4 for 5 with two runs and one RBI for OU.


In the nightcap, Ryan Graepel went 2 for 4 with two runs, a RBI and a walk to lead North Carolina (37-20) in its victory against California (29-24). The Tar Heels led from the beginning, scoring six runs in the first inning, beginning with Dillon Hazlett’s three-run home run – his first since March 16 – and ending with Mike Cavasinni’s RBI single. Tony Renda gave the Golden Bears their first run with an RBI double in the third, but North Carolina answered in the fourth. Ryan Graepel hit an RBI single and Ben Bunting hit a two-run home run to make it a 9-1 game. California got help from Mark Canha, who hit an RBI single in the fifth and a solo home run in the eighth, but the Tar Heel lead was too big to overcome. Matt Harvey (8-3) picked up the win after striking out nine, walking three, and allowing four hits and two runs in six innings. In just his third year, Harvey is ninth in program history for career strikeouts (263) and 10th for career wins (22), and needs two more strikeouts to pass his assistant coach Robert Woodward on the career list.


Norwich Regional

#1 Florida State 11 vs. #4 Central Connecticut State 3

#2 Connecticut 3 vs. #3 Oregon 5


In Norwich, Conn., top-seeded Florida State just needed a little nudge. James Ramsey went 2 for 4 with three RBI, and Tyler Holt went 2 for 3 with three runs as the Seminoles rallied from a 2-1 deficit in the fifth inning to score 10 times in their final four at-bats to roll past Central Connecticut State. Mike McGee also drove in two runs, and Devon Travis, Sherman Johnson and Rafael Lopez each scored twice for FSU (43-17). Brian Busch threw 6.2 innings with five hits, one earned run and six strikeouts for the Seminoles. Kyle Zarotney scored twice, and Sean Allaire drove in the lone run for the Blue Devils (33-22).


In the nightcap, Steven Packard’s pinch-hit single in the top of the ninth drove in the game-winning run in Oregon’s (39-22) come-from-behind win against Connecticut (47-15). Mike Nemeth gave the Huskies the first run of the game with a solo home run to lead off the second. John Andreoli scored on an error in the third to give Connecticut a 2-0 lead, but KC Serna’s two-run home run in the sixth tied the game. Danny Pulfer scored on J.J. Altobelli’s groundout in the ninth to give the Ducks their first lead, which grew to three after Packard hit his RBI single and Eddie Rodriguez scored on an error. Nick Ahmed hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, but Connecticut’s rally ended there. Scott McGough (5-2) pitched two shutout innings of relief, striking out one and allowing just one hit, to earn the win. Madison Boer picked up a save (4) – which he has now done during the Ducks’ past four wins – after striking out two and allowing two hits and one run in the ninth.


Tempe Regional

#2 San Diego 3 vs. #3 Hawaii 4

#1 Arizona State 6 vs. #4 Milwaukee 2


In Tempe, Ariz., Pi'ikea Kitamura was hit by a pitch in the helmet with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth to plate the game-winning run as Hawaii rallied to beat San Diego. The Rainbows (34-26) trailed 2-0 in the sixth, when David Freitas ripped a two-run homer to center (over what ASU calls the green monster). In the eighth, Jeffrey Van Doornum hit a solo homer to make it 3-2 Hawaii. Kevin Muno scored on an error to tie the game again in the bottom of the eighth. Lenny Lisky (4-0) tossed the final two innings to pick up the win after Matt Sisto allowed two runs and struck out four in seven solid innings. Kyle Blair allowed seven hits and one earned run and struck out eight for the Toreros (36-21). Mike Ferraro went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in the second for San Diego.


In the second game, Merrill Kelly pitched eight solid innings as Arizona State topped Milwaukee in front of a sellout crowd of 4,371 fans at Packard Stadium. Kelly (10-2) allowed three hits and two runs (one earned) while tying his season high with eight strikeouts. Mitchell Lambson fanned two in the ninth to secure the victory. Kole Calhoun had a three-run homer in the third for the Sun Devils (48-8). Zack MacPhee had three hits and a run for ASU. Dan Buchholz had one hit and one RBI for the Panthers (33-25).