March 2, 2010

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Rupp's homer lifts Texas past Texas-Pan American

Florida State tops Florida in Tampa, TCU outscores UTSA


In Austin, Texas, a home run by Cameron Rupp (left) in the bottom of the fifth was the eventual game-winner as No. 4 Texas nipped Texas-Pan American 3-2 Tuesday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Connor Rowe reached on an error and scored on a balk in the second as the Longhorns (6-2) took the early lead. Garrett Bivone had an RBI single in the fourth for the Broncs to even the score at 1-1. Russell Moldenhauer singled and scored on a balk in the fourth as Texas regained the lead. Angel Ibanez had an RBI single in the top of the fifth as UTPA tied the game at 2-2. Rupp’s shot in the bottom of the frame completed the scoring. Bivone, Ibanez and Bryant Elliott each had two hits for the Broncs.


No. 3 Florida State 10, No. 7 Florida 5

In Tampa, Fla., Florida State used a seven-run first to defeat Florida in the Florida Four at Steinbrenner Field. Stuart Tapley had a two-run single and Jayce Boyd added a two-run homer as the Seminoles (7-0) took a commanding 7-0 lead in the first. Mike Zunino went deep in the third for the Gators (5-1). Florida added four in the ninth to close the gap. Geoff Parker (1-0) allowed six hits and one run in 5.1 innings with no walks and three strikeouts to earn the victory. James Ramsey and Rafael Lopez both scored twice for FSU. Josh Adams had two hits and one RBI for the Gators.


No. 8 TCU 17, UTSA 12

In Fort Worth, Texas, Jason Coats recorded a career-high seven RBI as TCU outscored UTSA at Lupton Stadium. Coats (3 for 5, 2 R) had an RBI single in a three-run first, a sacrifice fly in a five-run third, a three-run homer in the fifth and a two-run double in the eighth. Jake Wood (3 for 4, 3 R, 5 RBI) and Ryan Dalton (2 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) had three-run homers for the Roadrunners (5-2). Bryan Holaday (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI), Taylor Featherston (3 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI) and Aaron Schultz (3 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI) each had three hits for the Horned Frogs (6-1).


No. 12 Miami (Fla.) 15, USF 2

In Tampa, Fla., Yasmani Grandal had three doubles to lead Miami past USF at the first Florida Four at George Steinbrenner Field. Grandal also walked twice, scored three and knocked in two for the Hurricanes (6-1). Michael Broad had two hits and drove in four for Miami. The Hurricanes put up crooked numbers in four of the first five innings, building a 12-0 lead. Steven Ewing (1-0) allowed six hits and two runs in 6.1 innings with one walk and six strikeouts. Ryan Lockwood had two hits and a run for the Bulls (1-6).


Pepperdine 6, No. 15 UC Irvine 0

In Malibu, Calif., Aaron Gates and Keven Inman combined on the six-hit shutout as Pepperdine blanked UC Irvine at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Gates (1-1) allowed four hits and two walks in five innings with two strikeouts. Inman surrendered two hits and one walk over the final four innings for his first save. Brian Humphries had three hits, including two doubles, two runs and two RBI for the Waves (3-4). Tyler Brubaker belted a two-run homer in the eighth. Jordan Leyland had two hits for the Anteaters (4-4).


No. 16 Arkansas 15, Kansas 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Jarrod McKinney had four runs and four RBI as Arkansas thumped Kansas at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks (6-1) scored in all but one inning. McKinney and Morik Kreder both homered for Arkansas. Andy Wilkins had four RBI and Brett Eibner scored four for the Razorbacks. Jimmy Waters and Brett Lisher both had RBI hits in the first for the Jayhawks (4-2). Waters finished with two hits, two runs and two RBI.


No. 19 Rice 8, Houston 2

In Houston, Jared Rogers pitched six solid innings as Rice defeated Houston at the Owls’ Reckling Park. Rogers (1-0) allowed five hits and one run with no walks and three strikeouts. Rick Hague homered in the second for Rice (4-4). Chase McDowell had a two-run single in a three-run third as the Owls built a 4-0 lead. Caleb Ramsey had a RBI single in the sixth for the Cougars (2-5). Jeremy Rathjen belted a two-run homer in the sixth for Rice. M.P. Kokinos went deep in the seventh for Houston. Jimmy Comerota had a two-run single in the bottom of the frame to cap the scoring. Joel Ansley went 4 for 5 with one run for the Cougars.


No. 20 Ole Miss 7, Memphis 2

In Oxford, Miss., Matt Tracy fanned a career-high 10 as Ole Miss beat Memphis at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. Tracy allowed three hits and two runs, one earned, in five innings, but left with the game tied at 2-2. Matt Crouse (1-0) fanned three in 1.1 innings to earn the win. Adam McClain had an RBI single in a two-run first for the Tigers (2-5). Tim Ferguson singled and scored in the first and homered in the third to even the score at 2-2. Alex Yarbrough (2 for 2, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI) had a run-scoring single in the sixth to give the Rebels (7-1) the lead for good.


Cal State Fullerton 11, San Diego 4

In Fullerton, Calif., Gary Brown and Nick Ramirez both went 3 for 4 to lead Cal State Fullerton past San Diego at Goodwin Field. Brown homered, had two runs and three RBI, while Ramirez added two runs and two RBI for the Titans (3-4). Billy Marcoe knocked in three for Fullerton. Austin Green had two hits, including a homer, and two runs for the Toreros (4-5). USD scored three in the first before the Titans put up one in the first, five in the second and two in the third.


VMI 7, Maryland 6 (11)

In College Park, Md., Justin Topping reached on an error and scored in the top of the 11th as VMI remained undefeated with a win over Maryland at Shipley Field. Jordan Ballard’s two-run homer capped a four-run eighth as the Keydets (7-0) took a 5-2 lead. The Terrapins (1-6) answered with three in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at 5-5. Brooks Martin scored on a passed ball in the top of the ninth as VMI took a 6-5 lead. Kevin Tehansky came home on an error in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings. Topping scored from third on a ball hit to first to give the Keydets a 7-6 advantage. John Garrett retired Maryland in order in the bottom of the 11th for his first collegiate win. He pitched two innings and set down all six, including two by strikeout. Sam Roberts had two hits and two RBI for VMI, off to its best start in school history. Brandon Padula had three hits and two RBI for the Terps.


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