March 3, 2010

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Duvall doubles four times as Louisville stops Evansville

Clemson nips Dayton in 10, Rice blanks Texas State


In Louisville, Ky., Adam Duvall (right) had four doubles and three runs as No. 11 Louisville outscored Evansville 13-6 Wednesday at Jim Patterson Stadium. Mike Morrison (2 for 3, 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI), Phil Wunderlich (3 for 4, 1 3B, 2 R, 1 RBI) and Cade Stallings (2 for 5, 2 RBI) led the offense for the Cardinals (8-0). Louisville is off to its best start since the 1957 team went 15-0. The Purple Aces (2-6) put up five in the top of the first as Cody Fick had a two-run inside-the-park homer and Andy Pascoe added a two-run single. The Cardinals answered with five in the bottom of the frame, keyed by a three-run double off the bat of Stewart Ijames. After Evansville scored in the top of the fourth, Morrison’s homer tied the game and Wunderlich’s RBI single gave Louisville the lead for good.


No. 10 Clemson 6, Dayton 5 (10)

In Clemson, S.C., Chris Epps scored the game-winner on a wild pitch with two outs in the 10th as Clemson edged Dayton at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Flyers (4-4) scored three in the seventh to take a 5-4 lead before the Tigers (7-0) tied it in the eighth on a wild pitch. Epps led off the 10th with a single and moved to second, third and home on wild pitches. Kyle Parker (3 for 5, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Brad Miller (3 for 5) both had three hits for Clemson. Jeff Schaus added two hits and two runs for the Tigers. Brian Blasik had two hits for Dayton. Zach Jacob belted a two-run homer in the first for the Flyers.


No. 19 Rice 5, Texas State 0

In San Marcos, Texas, Abe Gonzales tossed 5.1 scoreless innings as Rice blanked Texas State. Gonzales (1-1) allowed three hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Anthony Rendon drew a leadoff walk in the first and scored on a base hit by Michael Fuda to give the Owls (5-4) the early lead. Chase McDowell had a bases-clearing triple and scored in the sixth to push the advantage to 5-0. Laurn Randell had a double for the Bobcats (3-3).


Eastern Kentucky 8, Tennessee 7 (10)

In Knoxville, Tenn., Michael Garcia belted a grand slam in the top of the 10th and Eastern Kentucky held on for the win over Tennessee at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Jayson Langfels went 3 for 5 with a homer and two runs for the Colonels (2-2). Matt Hamaker homered twice and drove in three for the Volunteers (4-3). After EKU went ahead 8-4, Hamaker went deep in the bottom of the 10th to make it 8-5. Osborne had an RBI single and Blake Forsythe walked with the bases loaded as Tennessee pulled to within one. With the tying run 90 feet away, Matt Harris enticed Matt Duffy to ground out to second to leave the bases loaded and earn his first save.


Alabama 13, Georgia 2

In Hoover, Ala., Clay Jones went 3 for 5 with a homer and six RBI as Alabama topped Georgia in a non-conference game at Regions Park. Jones has a run-scoring single in the first, another RBI in the third, a RBI single in a four-run fourth and a three-run homer in the seventh. Jake Smith added a RBI single in the first and a two-run double in the fourth for the Crimson Tide (6-0). Brett DeLoach had a two-run double in the fourth for the Bulldogs (6-3).


Washington 5, Oregon 3

In Eugene, Ore., Caleb Brown had three hits and two runs as Washington topped Oregon in a non-conference contest at PK Park. The Huskies (4-4) scored one in the second and two in the third to take an early lead. Marcus Piazzisi had a two-run homer in the bottom of the third for the Ducks (5-5). Brown singled and scored in the fourth to give UW a 4-2 advantage. Jacob Lamb singled and scored in the top of the ninth to give the Huskies a 5-2 lead. Oregon added a final run in the bottom of the ninth. Lamb, David Bentrott and Doug Cherry each had two hits for UW. Danny Pulfer had three hits for the Ducks.


(photo courtesy of Louisville Media Relations Office)