Feb. 20, 2010

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CBI Live: No. 17 East Carolina 6, No. 3 Virginia 1

CBI Live: Vanderbilt 16, Niagara 2

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New Mexico scores two in ninth to upset No. 1 Texas

Bywater blanks No. 4 Cal State Fullerton, Stanford sweeps No. 5 Rice


In Austin, Texas, New Mexico scored the final four runs, including a pair in the top of the ninth, in surprising top-ranked Texas 6-5 Saturday afternoon in front of 6,352 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. It was the first win over a No. 1-ranked team in school history for the Lobos (1-1). UNM was 0-9 against top-ranked teams, all against Arizona State. Justin Howard’s homer in the ninth tied it at 5-5. Max Willett’s sac fly later in the frame plated Devon Conley with the game-winner. Ryan Honeycutt had a two-run homer in the top of the first for the Lobos. The Longhorns (1-10 answered with four in the bottom of the first, keyed by a two-run single by Kevin Lusson, and one in the second for a 5-2 lead. UNM added single runs in the third and sixth before its two in the ninth.


Pepperdine 6, No. 4 Cal State Fullerton 0

In Fullerton, Calif., Matt Bywater tossed his first career shutout as Pepperdine blanked Cal State Fullerton in front of 1,904 fans at Goodwin Field. Bywater (1-0) allowed four hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts in registering his first career complete game. The Waves (1-1) scored four in the second, keyed by a two-run double by Ryan Van Amburg. Pepperdine added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth. Torrey Jacoby also drove in two for the Waves. Nick Ramirez had a double for the Titans (0-2).


Stanford 14-7, No. 5 Rice 5-6

In Stanford, Calif., Kenny Diekroeger’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth of the nightcap gave Stanford a doubleheader and series sweep of Rice. The Cardinal (3-0) used an 11-run seventh to take the opener. Christian Griffith (2 for 6, 3B, HR, 5 R, 2 RBI) and Jake Schlander (4 for 8, 3 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI) paced the Stanford offense. Michael Ratterree and Anthony Rendon both homered in the opener for the Owls (0-3).


No. 2 LSU 25, Centenary 8

In Baton Rouge, La., Matt Gaudet homered twice and Blake Dean drove in six as LSU ripped Centenary at Alex Box Stadium, giving head coach Paul Mainieri his 1,000th career victory. Gaudet was 3 for 5 with four RBI, while Dean went 4 for 5. Gaudet’s first homer was a two-run shot which capped a seven-run first, and the rout was on. Austin Ross (1-0) pitched five scoreless innings for the Tigers (2-0) with three hits, no walks and five strikeouts. Tell Ross (3 for 4) had a three-run homer in the sixth for the Gents (0-2).


No. 6 Florida State 14, Georgia State 7

In Tallahassee, Fla., Stephen Cardullo went 1 for 1 with three runs, three RBI and a walk to lead Florida State (2-0) to another win in its series against Georgia State (0-2), clinching the series win for the Seminoles. Cardullo’s three-run homer in the second gave Florida State an early 6-1 lead. The Panthers tied the game in the fourth with five runs – two of which came from pinch-hitter Brandon Williams’ single – but Florida State took back the lead in the bottom of the fourth, scoring four. In the sixth, the Seminoles had their own pinch-hitting success when Ohmed Danesh hit a two-run homer to increase their lead to 12-6. Brian Busch (1-0) earned the win for the Seminoles, striking out three and allowing three hits, two walks and one earned run in three innings. The losing pitcher was Aidan Frances (0-1), who struck out one but was also responsible for eight hits, eight earned runs and one walk in his three innings.


No. 7 UC Irvine 9, Loyola Marymount 6

In Los Angeles, Ronnie Shaeffer went 2 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI to lead UC Irvine past Loyola Marymount at George C. Page Stadium. Shaeffer’s three-run blast in the third gave the Anteaters (2-0) a 3-2 lead. UCI scored twice in the seventh to snap a 5-5 tie and take the lead for good. Francis Larson added a homer in the ninth for UCI. Larson and Sean Madigan both had three hits for the Anteaters. Jonathan Johnson was 4 for 4 with a home run and three RBI.


No. 8 Georgia Tech 20, Missouri State 3

In Atlanta, Tony Plagman went 4 for 4 with two homers and four RBI as Georgia Tech overwhelmed Missouri State at Russ Chandler Stadium, giving head coach Danny Hall his 900th career victory. The Yellow Jackets (2-0) used a nine-run fourth to blow it open. Jeff Rowland (2 for 4, 2 3B, 1 R, 3 RBI) and Chase Burnette (2 for 4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 5 RBI) also had big days at the plate for the home team. Travis McComack had two hits, including a double, for the Bears (0-2).


No. 9 Arizona State 10-26, Northern Illinois 5-1

In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State scored 36 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Northern Illinois in front of 2,548 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Drew Maggi and Zach Wilson both had three hits in the opener for the Sun Devils (3-0), with Wilson knocking in three. ASU scored 20 in the first three innings of the nightcap, with nine-run outbursts in both the second and third. Zack MacPhee, Riccio Torrez and Austin Barnes each had four hits, with MacPhee driving in five and Barnes four. Alex Jones had three hits on the day for the Huskies (0-3).


No. 10 Florida 9, USF 1

In Gainesville, Fla., Tyler Thompson had two hits and four RBI to lead Florida past USF in front of 3,723 fans at McKethan Stadium. Brian Johnson (1-0) pitched 5.2 scoreless innings in his collegiate debut with three singles, no walks and three strikeouts. Kamm Washington and Austin Maddox both went deep for the Gators (2-0). Sam Mende had two hits for the Bulls (0-2).


No. 11 TCU 12, Sam Houston State 7

In Fort Worth, Texas, Josh Elander had four hits to lead TCU past Sam Houston State in front of 3,072 fans at Lupton Stadium. Joe Welk knocked in three for the Horned Frogs (2-0). Matt Purke (1-0) allowed four runs (three earned) in five innings with seven hits, one walk and eight strikeouts to earn the win. Mark Hudson went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for the Bearkats (0-2).


No. 12 Miami (Fla.) 10, Rutgers 8

In Coral Gables, Fla., Chris Pelaez had three hits and three RBI as Miami outscored Rutgers in front of 3,135 fans at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. Pelaez had a double and a run. Scott Lawson went 3 for 3 with three runs and one RBI for the Hurricanes (2-0). Dan Betteridge and Pat Biserta both drove in two for the Scarlet Knights (0-2).


No. 13 North Carolina 4, George Washington 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Patrick Johnson (1-0) struck out seven, walked two, and allowed five hits and one earned run to give North Carolina (2-0) another win against George Washington (0-2) in their three-game series. Brendon Helliher’s RBI double put the Colonials up 1-0 in the first. Neither team scored again until Mike Cavasinni’s two-RBI single sparked a four-run seventh for the Tar Heels. Stephen Oswald drew a walk in the top of the eighth that brought Chris Holland home, but it was the last time GWU would score. Brian Derner (0-1) was the losing pitcher, hitting a batter and allowing five hits, four earned runs and three walks in two innings. Michael Morin (1-0), the winning pitcher of Friday’s game, picked up a save.


No. 14 Clemson 10, Michigan State 2

In Greenville, S.C., John Hinson, Wilson Boyd and Mike Freeman all homered as Clemson topped Michigan State in front of 3,563 fans at Fluor Field. Hinson’s three-run bomb in the second gave the Tigers (2-0) a 4-0 lead. Boyd had a two-run shot in the sixth and Freeman added a three-run blast in the seventh. Jonathan Roof went deep in the second for the Spartans (1-1).


No. 15 Coastal Carolina 13, Virginia Tech 5

In Conway, S.C., Coastal Carolina rallied from a 5-0 deficit to outscore Virginia Tech in the Caravelle Resort Tournament in Conway, S.C. Chance Gilmore’s grand slam gave the Chanticleers (2-0) a 9-5 lead in the fifth. Gilmore had two hits and three runs. Rico Noel knocked in three for Coastal. Austin Wates had three hits for the Hokies (0-2).


No. 16 Oregon State 7, Hawaii 3

In Manoa, Hawaii, Adalberto Santos went 3 for 5 with two RBI and two steals to lead Oregon State past Hawaii at Les Murakami Stadium. The Beavers (2-0) used a four-run third to take the lead for good and added three in the sixth. Tyler Smith had two hits and two RBI for OSU. Kolten Wong had three hits for the Rainbows (0-2).


No. 18 Louisville 5-8, Bowling Green 2-7 (Game 2 – 10 innings)

In Louisville, Ky., Ryan Wright had a game-winning RBI double in the 10th as Louisville rallied from a 7-0 first-inning deficit in the nightcap to complete a doubleheader and series sweep of Bowling Green. Drew Haynes (4 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI) and Josh Richmond (3 for 6, 1 RBI) both had big games in the nightcap for the Cardinals (3-0). Ryan Schlater had two hits, including a two-run single, in Game 2 for the Falcons (0-3). In the opener, Jeff Arnold went 2 for 2 with two runs, two RBI and a stolen base to help Louisville win the opener. The Falcons took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Jon Berti scored his second run. The Cardinals tied it in the seventh and pulled away in the eighth when Ryan Wright’s RBI single brought in the go-ahead run. Arnold’s two-RBI single sealed the victory for Derek Self (1-0), who struck out four and allowed three hits and no earned runs in three innings. Charles Wooten (0-1), who allowed three runs, three hits and two walks in one inning, took the loss for BGSU.


Ball State 5, No. 19 Arkansas 2

In Fayetteville, Ark., Kolbrin Vitek had four hits and three runs to lead Ball State past Arkansas in front of 8,004 fans at Baum Field. Zach Dygert had three hits and three RBI for the Cardinals (1-1). Vitek had an RBI triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Dygert in the first. Vitek singled in the eighth and scored on a Dygert homer to complete the scoring. Morgan Coombs (1-0) allowed one unearned run in five innings of relief with four hits and a career-high eight strikeouts. James McCann had two hits and one RBI for the Razorbacks (1-1).


No. 20 Mississippi 14, ULM 0

In Oxford, Miss., Aaron Barrett pitched six shutout innings to lead Mississippi (1-1) in its win against ULM (1-1), evening the series heading into game three on Sunday. Barrett (1-0) struck out seven and allowed two hits and one walk to pick up the win. Eric Callender struck out three, walked one and allowed two hits in three innings to earn his first save. David Phillips, who went 2 for 2 with three runs, three RBI and a walk, hit his second home run in as many days to give the Rebels a 3-0 lead in the second. Matt Smith and Matt Snyder’s back-to-back home runs were the highlight of the Rebels’ six-run third. Tim Ferguson’s RBI single in the fourth put the Rebels up 12-0, and in the eighth inning, a bases-loaded walk and an error accounted for their final two runs. Josh Miller (0-1) – who struck out three, walked two, and allowed eight hits and eight runs – took the loss for the Warhawks.


Lamar 6-5, Maine 1-4 (Game 2 – 17 innings)

In Beaumont, Texas, Anthony Moore’s RBI single in the bottom of the 17th ended the longest game in Lamar history and gave the Cardinals a doubleheader sweep of Maine. The Black Bears (0-3) had tied the game on a three-run triple by Taylor Lewis in the eighth. Pablo Salinas led off the 17th for Lamar (3-0) with a double and was bunted to third. Aaron Buchanan drew an intentional walk and Quentin Luquette received an unintentional walk to load the bases, setting the stage for Moore’s game-winner to end the 4:39 marathon. Moore belted a two-run homer in the opener.


Duke 9, Georgia 5

In Waco, Texas, Jake Lemmerman had two hits, including a home run, to lead Duke past Georgia. Dennis O’Grady had a two-run single to cap a three-run first for the Blue Devils (1-2). Zach Cone hit for the cycle for the Bulldogs (1-1), the first Georgia player to do so since Josh Smith against UNC Wilmington on March 14, 2004. He was the second player to accomplish this in the 10-year history of Baylor Ballpark. Cone homered in the second, tripled in the third, singled in the fifth and doubled in the ninth.


Creighton 3, Central Arkansas 2

Creighton 22, SIU Edwardsville 0

In Conway, Ark., T.J. Roemmich threw out the potential tying run at the plate with two outs in the bottom of the ninth after pitching two-thirds of an inning to secure the win for Creighton over Central Arkansas at Bear Stadium. With runners on first and second, Chase Hutchingson singled to right. Bobby Pritchett tried to score, but the throw from Roemmich to catcher Scott Thornburg was perfect, ending the contest. Roemmich started the game in right, then pitched in relief to start the seventh. He surrendered two hits and a run as the Bears (1-1) tied it at 2-2. Roemmich returned to right when relieved by Bobby Lackovic. Robbie Knight belted a leadoff homer in the top of the eighth to give the Bluejays (2-0) the eventual game-winner. Creighton crushed SIU Edwardsville 22-0 earlier in the day. Elliot Soto had four runs, five RBI and his first career home run after 404 at-bats. Trever Adams went 3 for 4 with three RBI.


Alabama 12, South Alabama 4

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., Adam Morgan fanned a career-high 11 and Jake Smith had a career-best four hits as Alabama defeated South Alabama in front of 4,848 fans at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Crimson Tide (1-0) gave head coach Mitch Gaspard a win in his head coaching debut. Morgan (1-0) allowed three hits and three runs in six innings with no walks. Ross Wilson added three hits for the home team. Tyler Vick had a two-run homer for the Jaguars (1-2).


Kentucky 6, West Virginia 0

In Conway, S.C., Taylor Rogers won his collegiate debut as Kentucky blanked West Virginia at Vrooman Field. Rogers (1-0) worked 7.2 innings and threw first-pitch strikes to 25 of 29. He allowed six hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Keenan Wiley went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI for the Wildcats (2-0). T.J. Kuban had two hits for the Mountaineers (0-2).