March 4, 2010

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Hanover has three hits as LSU pops Pepperdine

Arizona State outscores Cal Poly, UNC gets past Gardner-Webb in ninth


In Baton Rouge, La., Tyler Hanover went 3 for 4 with two runs as No. 1 LSU got past Pepperdine 8-1 Thursday evening at Alex Box Stadium. Matt Gaudet drove in three for the Tigers (8-0). Chris Matulis (2-0) allowed four hits and one run with two strikeouts in five innings to earn the victory. Micah Gibbs had an RBI single in the first before the Waves (3-5) tied it in the second on a homer by Ryan Heroy. Leon Landry’s sacrifice fly in the fourth put LSU ahead to stay. Mikie Mahtook had a two-run single in a four-run eighth for the Tigers.


No. 5 Arizona State 12, Cal Poly 9

In Surprise, Ariz., Raoul Torrez smacked a grand slam in the seventh as Arizona State outscored Cal Poly in the Coca-Cola Classic at Surprise Stadium. The Mustangs (3-5) scored three in the top of the seventh to take an 8-7 lead. Riccio Torrez tied it with a solo shot in the bottom of the frame before his brother’s slam put the Sun Devils (8-0) on top for good. It was the first time both Torrez brothers went deep in the same game. Zack MacPhee had two hits, two runs and three RBI for ASU. Luke Yoder (3 for 4, 2 R), David Van Ostrand (2 for 4, 3 RBI), Ross Brayton (2 for 4) and J.J. Thompson (1 for 2, 3 R, 2 BB) all homered for Cal Poly.


No. 13 North Carolina 6, Gardner-Webb 5

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Ryan Graepel had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to carry North Carolina past Gardner-Webb at Boshamer Stadium. Graepel had a sacrifice fly in the fifth that gave the Tar Heels (7-1) their first lead at 5-4. Josh Drewery had a run-scoring double in the seventh for the Runnin’ Bulldogs (2-7) to even the score at 5-5. Tommy Coyle led off the ninth with a base hit for UNC. He moved to second on a walk and was sacrificed to third before Graepel’s base hit ended it. Ben Bunting had two hits and two runs for the Tar Heels. Drewery finished with three hits, including a home run, and four RBI for Gardner-Webb.


No. 14 Oregon State 10, UC Riverside 3

In Surprise, Ariz., Matt Boyd homered and recorded the win as Oregon State topped UC Riverside in the Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise, Ariz. After the Beavers (6-2) scored four in the second, Boyd (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) smacked a two-run shot in the third, his first career home run, to give OSU a 6-0 lead. Boyd (1-0) went 6.2 innings with four hits and three runs with seven strikeouts. Michael Hur homered in the fourth and Dan Pellegrino added a two-run blast in the seventh as the Highlanders (6-3) narrowed the margin to 6-3. In the bottom of the frame, Rob Folsom had a two-run triple and Parker Berberet followed with a two-run homer as the Beavers pushed their lead to 10-3.


San Diego State 12, Kentucky 4

In San Diego, Calif., Addison Reed held Kentucky in check as San Diego State won at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Reed (2-1) went six innings with five hits and two runs with one walk and six strikeouts. Matt Parker (4 for 5, 2 R, 5 RBI) had run-scoring singles in the third and fifth and a three-run homer in the seventh as the Aztecs (4-6) built a 10-2 lead. Brandon Meredith drove in four for SDSU. Cody Farris had two hits and two RBI for the Wildcats (7-1).


NC State 10, Xavier 7

In Raleigh, N.C., Andrew Ciencin went 5 for 5 with six RBI as NC State outscored Xavier at Doak Field at Dail Park. Ciencin had a run-scoring single in a two-run first. The Wolfpack (7-1) added a run in the second before Bobby Freking (3 for 5, 2 R) tied the game with a three-run homer in the fifth for the Musketeers (1-6). Ciencin added a RBI single in a two-run fifth. Ciencin doubled and scored in the eighth and launched a grand slam in the eighth to give the home team a 10-3 lead. Xavier scored four in the ninth, including a three-run double by Daniel Rod. Kyle Wilson had one hit, three walks and three runs for NC State.


Oklahoma 5, USF 4

In Norman, Okla., Caleb Bushyhead had a RBI single with two outs to cap a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth as Oklahoma edged USF in the opening game of the Sooner Classic at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The Bulls (1-7) led 4-2 in the eighth before Kaleb Herren’s pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the eighth pulled the Sooners (8-1) to within one. Luis Llernia had three hits and three RBI for USF.


Stanford 10, UC Davis 6

In Davis, Calif., Kenny Diekroeger belted a grand slam to cap a six-run sixth as Stanford stopped UC Davis. Ben Clowe finished with three hits for the Cardinal (5-3), while Jake Stewart tripled and smacked a two-run homer in the third. The Aggies (4-5) led 4-2 after five before Stanford took the lead for good in the sixth. Scott Lyman had three hits and three RBI for UC Davis.