Feb. 21, 2010

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CBI Live: No. 3 Virginia 14, No. 17 East Carolina 11

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New Mexico wins series at No. 1 Texas

No. 2 LSU blanks Centenary, No. 4 Cal State Fullerton gets first win


In Austin, Texas, Mike Lachapelle allowed one run in six innings as New Mexico defeated top-ranked Texas 3-1 Sunday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field to claim the series victory. Lachapelle (1-0) scattered seven hits with one walk and one strikeout. Edwin Carl had four strikeouts in 2.1 innings of hitless relief before Gera Sanchez recorded the final two outs for his first save. Kenny Held went 2 for 4 with two RBI for the Lobos (2-1), while Max Willett was 2 for 3 with two runs. Connor Rowe had an RBI single for the Longhorns (1-2).


No. 2 LSU 4, Centenary 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Blake Dean and Micah Gibbs both homered to support the pitching debut of Joey Bourgeois as LSU blanked Centenary at Alex Box Stadium to complete the sweep of the three-game series. Bourgeois (1-0) allowed four hits in six innings with no walks and seven strikeouts. Blake went deep in the fourth to snap a scoreless tie. Matt Gaudet added an RBI single in the seventh and Gibbs capped the scoring with a two-run blast in the eighth. Gibbs and Gaudet both had two hits for the Tigers (3-0). Cliff Shepard went 2 for 4 for the Gents (0-3).


No. 4 Cal State Fullerton 8, Long Beach State 1

In Fullerton, Calif., Gary Brown had three hits and Christian Colon went deep as Cal State Fullerton defeated Long Beach State at Goodwin Field. Tyler Pill (1-0) allowed five hits and one unearned run in seven innings with one walk and six strikeouts for the Titans (1-2). Colon’s homer in the fourth snapped a scoreless tie. After the Dirtbags (1-2) tied it in the fifth, Brown’s RBI double in the bottom of the frame gave Fullerton the lead for good. Assistant coach Greg Bergeron ran the game for the Titans as head coach Dave Serrano served the first of a three-game suspension for bumping umpire Larry Randall in Saturday’s game against Pepperdine. Steve Tinoco had three hits for LBSU.


No. 6 Florida State 12, Georgia State 2

In Tallahassee, Fla., Sherman Johnson was 3 for 4 with two RBI, one run and one walk to lead Florida State (3-0) in its series sweep of Georgia State. The Seminoles took an early 6-0 lead, beginning with Stuart Tapley’s solo home run in the second and ending with Justin Gonzalez’s two-run home run in the fourth. Carter Sackett’s two-RBI single in the fifth cut down the Panthers’ deficit, but the Seminoles responded in the bottom of the fifth with Rafael Lopez’s two-RBI double and James Ramsey’s three-RBI triple. John Gast (1-0) earned the win, striking out five while allowing four hits and two earned runs in six innings. Ryan Moore (0-1), who allowed nine hits, nine earned runs and three walks in addition to his one strikeout, took the loss.


No. 7 UC Irvine 19, Loyola Marymount 9

In Irvine, Calif., Ryan Fisher had a grand slam and five RBI to lead UC Irvine past Loyola Marymount at Cicerone Field at Anteater Ballpark to complete the weekend sweep. Drew Hillman had a two-run single and Sean Madigan added a two-run double in a seven-run first for the Anteaters (3-0). Fisher’s slam capped a five-run second as UCI built a 12-1 lead. Eric Pettis (1-0) allowed six hits and three runs in six innings with one walk and four strikeouts in posting the win. Matt Koch had two hits and three RBI for the Lions (0-3).


No. 8 Georgia Tech 13, Missouri State 0

In Atlanta, Jed Bradley registered a career-best 12 strikeouts as Georgia Tech used four homers to complete the sweep of Missouri State at Russ Chandler Stadium. Bradley (1-0) allowed four hits and walked one in six innings for the Yellow Jackets (3-0). Chase Burnette had a leadoff homer in the second and Jay Dantzler repeated the feat in the fourth. Matt Skole went deep in the fifth and Cole Leonide had a grand slam in the seventh. Tyler Ryun had two hits and a walk for the Bears (0-3).


No. 10 Florida 7, USF 6 (10)

In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Zunino had the game-winning RBI single with two outs in the10th as Florida completed the sweep of USF at McKethan Stadium. The Gators (3-0) scored three in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra frame. Zunino, a defensive replacement behind the plate in the seventh, struck out twice before delivering in the 10th. The Bulls (0-3) scored five in the eighth to take a 6-3 lead. Matt den Dekker had a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to pull Florida to within one before an error plated the tying run. Kamm Washington went 3 for 3 with a run off the bench for the Gators. Jimmy Falla had three hits and two RBI for USF.


No. 11 TCU 15, Sam Houston State 2

In Fort Worth, Texas, Josh Elander had three hits and four RBI as TCU completed the weekend sweep of Sam Houston State in front of 2,503 fans at Lupton Stadium. Taylor Featherston and Bryan Holaday both had three hits for the Horned Frogs (3-0), while Matt Curry had two hits and four runs. Taylor Davis had two hits and one RBI for the Bearkats (0-3). TCU set a single-series attendance record with 8,803 fans.


No. 12 Miami (Fla.) 9, Rutgers 7

In Coral Gables, Fla., Zeke DeVoss smacked a game-winning three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give Miami the sweep of Rutgers at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. Chris Pelaez (4 for 5, 2B, HR, 2 R, 1 RBI) started the winning rally with a one-out single in the ninth and scored on an error to pull the Hurricanes (3-0) to within one. DeVoss followed with his three-run blast to left to give Miami the win. David Villasuso had two home runs and three RBI for the ‘Canes. Pat Biserta homered and drove in two for the Scarlet Knights (0-3). Russ Hopkins had two hits and two runs for the visitors.


No. 13 North Carolina 6, George Washington 3

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Ben Bunting went 3 for 3 with two walks, a run and a stolen base to help North Carolina (3-0) sweep George Washington (0-3). Brian Goodwin’s two-RBI triple in the third put the Tar Heels up 4-0, and they added one run in the sixth and another in the seventh. The Colonials’ scoring came in the fourth inning, when Chris Holland, Chris Luick and Tyler McCarthy all hit RBI singles. Colin Bates (1-0) earned the win, pitching seven innings, striking out five, and allowing six hits and three earned runs. Jimmy Messer relieved him, allowing one walk but retiring the other six batters he faced during the final two innings. The loss went to Ryan LaPointe (0-1), who struck out two, walked one, and allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in 5.2 innings.


No. 14 Clemson 8, Furman 5

In Clemson, S.C., Mike Freeman went 2 for 3 with two walks and three runs as Clemson outscored Furman in front of 5,539 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers (3-0) scored in each of the first four innings, building a 7-2 lead. Jeff Schaus and Jason Stoltz both had two hits and two RBI for Clemson. Will Miller homered and Will Owens knocked in a pair for the Paladins (0-3).


Kentucky 3, No. 15 Coastal Carolina 2

In Conway, S.C., Chad Wright singled and scored the game-winner in the top of the ninth as Kentucky nipped Coastal Carolina in front of 1,133 fans at Charles Watson Stadium at Vrooman Field. Braden Kapteyn (1-0) worked the final three innings to earn the victory for the Wildcats (3-0), including a perfect ninth with two strikeouts. Tommy La Stella went 3 for 4 with one RBI for the Chanticleers (2-1).


Hawaii 5, No. 16 Oregon State 4

In Honolulu, Collin Bennett had a game-winning RBI single to cap a two-run ninth as Hawaii rallied past Oregon State in front of 3,128 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Stefan Romero homered in the top of the eighth to give the Beavers (2-1) a 4-3 lead. Christian Johnson went deep in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at 4-4. Kolten Wong doubled, moved to third on a wild pitch and came home on Bennett’s base hit for the win for the Rainbows (1-2).


No. 19 Arkansas 9, Ball State 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Matt Kreder had three hits and James McCann knocked in three as Arkansas defeated Ball State at Baum Stadium to win the weekend series. McCann’s three-run homer capped a four-run first for the Razorbacks (2-1). T.J. Baumet had three hits and a run for the Cardinals (1-2). Ryan Chenoweth had two hits and two runs for Ball State.


No. 20 Mississippi 13, ULM 2

In Oxford, Miss., David Phillips powered Mississippi (2-1) to a series win against ULM (1-2) with his third home run in as many games. Nick Wade homered first, putting the Warhawks up 1-0 in the top of the fourth. Phillips – who was 2 for 3 with two runs, two RBI and one walk – tied the game with his solo home run later that inning. The Rebels’ two runs in the sixth gave them the lead and they added 10 more in the seventh, beginning with Miles Hamblin’s solo home run and ending with Zach Miller’s two-RBI double. The Warhawks scored one run in the eighth, but it was too little, too late. The losing pitcher was Corey Brown (0-1), who struck out three, walked two, and allowed six hits and two runs in five innings. Trent Rothlin (1-0) earned the win after striking out two and allowing one run, two hits and four walks in six innings.


Ohio State 20, Richmond 9

In Jacksonville, Fla., Matt Streng had two hits, three walks and five runs as Ohio State outscored Richmond, giving head coach Bob Todd his 1,000th career victory. The Buckeyes (3-0) scored four in the second and nine in the third to take control. Brian DeLucia’s three-run homer highlighted the nine-run third. Ryan Dew and Chris Griffin both had three hits for OSU. Adam McConnell, Mike Mergenthaler and Billy Barber each had three hits for the Spiders (2-1).


Fresno State 10, Nebraska 9 (11)

In Fresno, Calif., Brennan Gowens had an RBI double to tie it in the 11th and scored the game-winner on a wild pitch as Fresno State completed the sweep of Nebraska. The Bulldogs (3-0) plated a pair in the ninth to knot the score at 8-8. The Cornhuskers (0-3) scored in the top of the 11th on a passed ball to take a 9-8 lead before Fresno State rallied in the bottom of the frame. Garrett Weber had three hits, two runs and two RBI for the Bulldogs. Adam Bailey went 4 for 5 with a double, a homer, three runs and three RBI for Nebraska.