Feb. 23, 2010

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Clark's homer lifts Louisville past Morehead State

Georgia Tech records third shutout, North Carolina tops UNC Greensboro


In Louisville, Ky., Andrew Clark’s two-run homer in the seventh snapped a 2-2 tie and propelled No. 11 Louisville past Morehead State 7-2 Tuesday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium. Clark (right) finished with two hits and two runs. Ryan Wright (2 for 3, 2 R, 3 RBI) also homered for the Cardinals (4-0), a three-run shot in the eighth. Drew Lee had an RBI single in a two-run first for the Eagles (2-3).


No. 4 Georgia Tech 10, Georgia Southern 0

In Statesboro, Ga., Mark Pope and Luke Bard combined on a four-hit shutout as Georgia Tech blanked Georgia Southern in front of 2,782 fans at J.I. Clements Stadium. It was the third shutout for the Yellow Jackets (4-0), the most in school history after four games. Pope (1-0) allowed four hits in six innings with seven strikeouts. Bard tossed three hitless innings with three strikeouts to earn the save. Cole Leonida had a two-run double to cap a three-run fourth as Tech took a 5-0 lead. Chase Burnette had three hits for the Jackets. Michael Burruss went 1 for 2 for the Eagles (1-3).


No. 16 North Carolina 12, UNC Greensboro 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Dillon Hazlett had three hits and three RBI as North Carolina handled UNG Greensboro at Boshamer Stadium. Mike Cavasinni and Jacob Stallings both had two hits and two runs for the Tar Heels (4-0). Garrett Davis (1-0) allowed two hits and two runs in five innings to earn the victory. Ed JayJack had a two-run homer in the fourth for the Spartans (3-1).


No. 17 Coastal Carolina 2, Wake Forest 0

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Jim Birmingham pitched five scoreless innings as Coastal Carolina shut out Wake Forest. Birmingham (1-0) allowed one hit and struck out two. Austin Fleet worked the ninth for his second save for the Chanticleers (3-1). Rico Noel had an RBI double in the third and Daniel Bowman homered in the fourth to account for the scoring. Patrick Blair had two hits for the Demon Deacons (2-3).


No. 20 East Carolina 11, Old Dominion 2

In Greenville, N.C., Zach Woods fanned a career-high eight as East Carolina thumped Old Dominion at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. Woods (1-0) allowed three hits in six innings with one run and one walk. The Pirates (2-2) used three home runs to outscore the Monarchs (3-1). John Wooten’s solo blast sparked a three-run second. Kyle Roller’s three-run homer keyed a five-run sixth as ECU took a 9-1 lead. After Nathan Hartman went deep in the top of the eighth for ODU, Zach Wright added a two-run shot in the bottom of the frame to complete the scoring. Corey Thompson had three hits for the Pirates.


Mississippi State 6, UAB 5

In Starkville, Miss., Luke Adkins and Connor Powers hit consecutive homers in the bottom of the ninth as Mississippi State nipped UAB at Dudy Noble Field. Adkins had an RBI single in a two-run seventh to pull the Bulldogs (4-0) to within one at 5-4. Digger Towe had an RBI single in the first and a solo homer in the fifth for the Blazers (0-1).


Cal State Northridge 7, San Diego 1

In San Diego, Justin DeMarco went 3 for 4 to lead Can State Northridge past San Diego at Cunningham Stadium. The Toreros (3-2) scored in the first before a four-run second put the Matadors (2-2) in charge. DeMarco scored three, and Ridge Carpenter had three hits and three RBI. Nick McCoy had two hits and a run for USD.


Ole Miss 3, Arkansas State 2

In Oxford, Miss., Matt Tracy allowed one run in 5.2 innings as Ole Miss edged Arkansas State. Tracy (1-0) gave up five hits and one walk with four strikeouts. David Goforth fanned two over the final 1.1 innings to record his first save. Tim Ferguson was hit by a pitch and scored in the first for the Rebels (3-1). Taylor Hashman and Taylor Hightower added RBI singles in the third for a 3-0 advantage. Murray Watts had a run-scoring single in the sixth and Kyle DeGrace homered in the seventh for the Red Wolves (2-1).


Stetson 13-10, Siena 10-3

In DeLand, Fla., Stetson swept a doubleheader from Siena, giving head coach Pete Dunn his 1,100th career victory. Aaron Crittenden went 4 for 5 with a double, a homer and four RBI in the nightcap for the Hatters (3-1). Mark Jones had three hits and drove in three for Stetson. In the opener, Spencer Theisen (1 R, 3 RBI) and Ryan Lashley (4 R, 2 RBI) both had three hits for the Hatters. For the Saints (1-3), Dan Paolini had three hits, including two homers, and five RBI in the opener. Kevin Quaranto went deep and drove in two in the nightcap for Siena.


Cal Poly 12, Pepperdine 4

In Malibu, Calif., Bobby Crocker drove in six as Cal Poly outscored Pepperdine at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Crocker had a three-run homer in the fourth as the Mustangs (2-2) built a 7-0 lead. Matt Jensen had three RBI, including a two-run double in the third. Mitch Haniger had three hits and four runs for Cal Poly. Joey Wagman (1-0) allowed one run and six hits in six innings with two walks and four strikeouts. Joe Sever had three hits and one RBI for the Waves (2-2).


Vanderbilt 2, Austin Peay 1 (11)

In Nashville, Tenn., Andrew Giobbi drove in the game-winner with a base hit in the bottom of the 11th as Vanderbilt outlasted Austin Peay at Hawkins Field. Bryan Johns led off the 11th with a walk and was sacrificed to second. Jason Esposito was intentionally walked and a popout brought Giobbi to the plate. He singled to right to plate Johns and end the contest. Adam Browett doubled and scored on a single by Reed Harper to give the Governors (2-2) the lead in the fifth. Riley Reynolds had a sacrifice fly in the seventh for the Commodores (4-0).


USC 6, Loyola Marymount 5

In Los Angeles, Brett Williams struck out Shon Roe with the tying run in the top of the ninth as USC nipped Loyola Marymount at Dedeaux Field. Williams, who pitched at LMU in 2008, faced one batter to record the save. The Trojans (3-1) scored three in the eighth to take a 6-3 lead before Jonathan Johnson had a two-run single in the ninth for the Lions (0-5). Mike O’Neill had a two-run homer in the third for USC.


NC State 9, Campbell 8 (11)

In Raleigh, N.C., Andrew Ciencin drove in the game-winner in the bottom of the 11th as NC State edged Campbell. Bryan Braswell’s two-run single capped a three-run ninth as the Camels (2-2) tied it at 8-8. Dallas Poulk had a base hit to lead off the 11th for the Wolfpack (4-0). He was sacrificed to second and moved to third on a single by Matt Bergquist. Following an intentional walk to Kyle Wilson (5 for 6, 4 R, 2 RBI), a base hit by Ciencin (5 for 7, 3 RBI) ended the contest. Kevin Nelson had two hits and three RBI for Campbell.


UCLA 10, Long Beach State 1

In Los Angeles, Garett Claypool allowed one run in seven innings as UCLA defeated Long Beach State in front of 1,343 fans at Blair Field. Claypool (1-0) surrendered five hits and one walk with four strikeouts for the Bruins (4-0). Brett Krill went 4 for 5 with two doubles, three runs and two RBI. Steve Rodriguez homered in the third for the Bruins (4-0), his fourth. Jordan Casas had a double and scored in the fourth for the Dirtbags (1-3).


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