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blast lifts Louisville over Le Moyne
Houston nips Texas, Miami evens series with
In Louisville, Ky., Cade Stallings (left) smacked
a game-winning three-run homer to cap a four-run 10th as No. 11
Louisville rallied past Le Moyne 6-5 Saturday afternoon at Jim
Patterson Stadium. The Dolphins (4-5) had two score in the top
of the 10th on an error and Matt Marra added an RBI single to
give the visitors a 5-2 advantage. Phil Wunderlich led off the
bottom of the frame with a homer to pull the Cardinals (10-0) to
within two. Jeff Arnold followed with a walk and Stewart Ijames
singled. A sacrifice bunt by Drew Fitzpatrick put both in
scoring position, setting the table for Stallings. Wunderlich
finished with three hits and two RBI. Zach Wiley, Rich Brown and
Kyle Kalaka each had two hits and a run for Le Moyne.
Houston 1, No. 4 Texas 0
In Houston, Michael Goodnight fanned nine in
seven innings as Houston got by Texas in the Houston College
Classic at Minute Maid Park. Goodnight (2-1) allowed two hits in
earning the victory. Ty Stuckey struck out two in a hitless
eighth and Matt Creel allowed one hit with two strikeouts in the
ninth for his second save. The Cougars (4-5) got the game’s lone
run in the bottom of the first as Blake Kelso had a leadoff
triple and scored on a wild pitch. Brandon Loy, Cameron Rupp and
Russell Moldenhauer each had a hit for the Longhorns (7-3).
Brandon Workman (1-1) went the distance for
Texas, allowing four hits and one run with one walk and seven
strikeouts in eight innings.
Houston snapped a five-game losing streak against Texas.
No. 12 Miami (Fla.) 9, No. 7 Florida 6
In Coral Gables, Fla., Scott Lawson had two hits
and drove in three as Miami evened its series with Florida at
Alex Rodriguez Park. Chris Pelaez (3 for 4, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 R, 2
RBI) raised his average to .593 for the Hurricanes (7-2). Zeke
DeVoss added three hits for Miami. The Gators (6-2) led 3-2
before the Hurricanes scored three in the fifth and three more
in the sixth. Nolan Fontana went 3 for 4 with one run for
Florida, while Bryson Smith added two hits and three RBI for the
No. 1 LSU 3, Pepperdine 2
In Baton Rouge, La., Joey Bourgeois allowed only one hit and
struck out three in seven scoreless innings as LSU edged
Pepperdine to improve to 10-0, the Tigers' best start since
1997. Battery-mate Micah Gibbs had two RBI, Leon Landry went 2
for 4 and Trey Watkins scored twice for LSU. Matty Ott allowed a
two-run homer in the ninth to Floyd Given but posted his fifth
save. The Waves fell to 4-7.
No. 2 Virginia 14, Dartmouth 3
In Charlottesville, Va., Phil Gosselin had four
hits as Virginia dominated Dartmouth in front of 2,414 fans at
Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (7-2) scored six in the second
and eight in the fourth to take control. Tyler Cannon and Steven
Proscia both had two hits and three RBI for Virginia. Jim Wren
had a sacrifice fly for the Big Green (1-1) in the first before
the Cavaliers answered in the second as Proscia’s two-run double
keyed the six-run rally. Proscia added an RBI double in the
eight-run fourth. Jake Carlson and Joe Sclafani both had two
hits for Dartmouth. Ennis Coble scored twice for the Big Green.
No. 3 Florida State 9, Georgia 2
In Tallahassee, Fla., Tyler Holt had three hits
and three RBI to lead Florida State past Georgia at Dick Howser
Stadium. Steven Cardullo also had three hits for the Seminoles
(9-0), who scored three in the second, one in the third and five
in the fourth to take control. Brett DeLoach had two hits for
the Bulldogs (6-5).
No. 5 Arizona State 16, UC Riverside 2
In Surprise, Ariz., Drew Maggi went 4 for 4 with
two runs and two RBI as Arizona State throttled UC Riverside in
the Coca-Cola Classic at Surprise Stadium. Andrew Aplin, Zach
Wilson and Matt Newman each had three hits for the Sun Devils
(10-0). Tony Nix had an RBI double in the first for the
Highlanders (7-4). ASU tallied three in the first, one in the
second and five in the third to take a 9-1 lead. Michael Hur
homered in the fourth for UC Riverside.
No. 6 Georgia Tech 19, Rutgers 5
In Atlanta, Cole Leonida went 4 for 5 with four
RBI as Georgia Tech routed Rutgers at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Jacob Esch (4 R, 2 RBI) and Matt Skole (2 R) both had three hits
for the Yellow Jackets (9-1). Jay Dantzler had two hits and
knocked in three for Tech. The Scarlet Knights (1-7) scored four
in the top of the first before the Jackets answered with eight
in the second. Leonida had two hits in the inning, including a
three-run homer for an 8-4 lead. Jaren Matthews had two hits,
two runs and one RBI for Rutgers.
No. 8 TCU 4, Missouri 3 (10)
In Houston, Aaron Schultz had an infield hit to
plate the game-winner in the bottom of the 10th as TCU edged
Missouri in the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
Josh Elander had a leadoff single in the 10th for the Horned
Frogs (8-1) and advanced to third on a base hit by Taylor
Featherston, setting the stage for Schultz. The Tigers (4-3)
scored twice in the eighth to tie it at 3-3 as Aaron Senne had
an RBI double and Brett Nicholas added a sacrifice fly. Bryan
Holaday finished with three hits and one RBI for TCU. Senne and
Michael Liberto both had two hits for Missouri. Kaleb Merck
(1-0) earned the win, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings with two
hits, no walks and three strikeouts.
No. 9 Coastal Carolina 9, Pittsburgh 6
In Conway, S.C., at the Caravelle Resort Invitational, Jose
Iglesias homered twice and drove in four runs as Coastal
Carolina built an early 7-0 lead and held on to beat Pittsburgh.
Cody Wheeler (3-0) allowed three runs and struck out four in 6.1
innings. Daniel Bowman and Chance Gilmore each had two hits, two
runs and a RBI for the Chanticleers (9-1). Sean Toole led the
Panthers (7-2) with three hits and three RBI, and Danny Lopez
contributed two hits, two runs and two RBI.
South Carolina 7, No. 10 Clemson 5
In Greenville, S.C., South Carolina rallied for
three in the top of the ninth in defeating Clemson at Fluor
Field. The Tigers (8-1) led 4-0 after two before Jackie Bradley
Jr. hit a two-run homer in the third, followed by single runs in
the fifth and seventh to tie it. Whit Merrifield had an RBI
double in the ninth, followed by run-scoring singles by Bradley
and Kyle Enders to give the Gamecocks (6-3) a 7-4 lead. Mike
Freeman had a RBI single in the bottom of the ninth for Clemson
to complete the scoring. Bradley finished with three hits and
four RBI for South Carolina. Freeman and Chris Epps both had two
hits for the Tigers.
No. 13 North Carolina 7, Michigan 6
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Chaz Frank had three hits,
two runs and one RBI as North Carolina nipped Michigan in front
of 1,662 fans at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (8-1) jumped
out to a 4-0 lead after three and had to hang on as Chris Berset
belted a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to pull the
Wolverines (4-6) to within one. Greg Holt came in and fanned two
to earn the save for UNC. Jesse Wierzbicki had two hits and two
RBI for the Tar Heels. Patrick Biondi went 4 for 4 with one run
and two RBI for Michigan.
No. 14 Oregon State 9, Utah Valley 0
In Surprise, Ariz., Tanner Robles struck out nine
in 7.2 innings as Oregon State shut out Utah Valley in the
Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise Stadium. Robles (2-1) allowed nine
hits in recording the victory. Nick Stiltner worked the final
1.1 innings to preserve the shutout. Stefen Romero had two hits
for the Beavers (7-3). Carter Bell had a two-run double in a
five-run fourth. Jake Rickenbach, Sage Thorpe and Jason Zundel
each had two hits for the Wolverines (4-6).
Saint Mary’s 4, No. 15 UC Irvine 2 (11)
In Urvine, Calif., Troy Channing went deep in the
10th as Saint Mary’s salvaged the finale of its three-game
series against UC Irvine at Cicerone Field at Anteater Ballpark.
Ryan Mulligan doubled prior to Channing’s fourth home run of the
season for the Gaels (3-6). Alex Schmarzo pitched a perfect
bottom of the 10th for his first save. Mickey Reynolds had an
RBI single in the top of the ninth that tied the game at 2-2.
Sean Madigan had two hits and one RBI for the Anteaters (6-5).
Mark Anderson pitched well for the Gaels, going 7.2 innings with
nine hits, two runs, no walks and three strikeouts. UCI starter
Eric Pettis allowed one run in eight innings with seven hits,
one walk and five strikeouts.
No. 16 Arkansas 9, California 5
In Berkeley, Calif., Tim Carver smacked two
homers and knocked in four as Arkansas defeated Cal at Evans
Diamond. Carver had a solo shot in the fourth and a three-run
dinger in the fifth, the first two long-balls of his career.
Andy Wilkins also went deep in the fifth, his 32nd career home
run to tie for 10th place on Arkansas’ all-time list. Zack Cox
went 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Razorbacks (8-1). Marcus
Semien had a three-run homer in the sixth for the Golden Bears
(6-3), while Chadd Krist went deep in the ninth for the home
No. 17 UCLA 5, Nebraska 4
In Los Angeles, Tyler Rahmatulla had a sacrifice
fly in the bottom of the ninth to lift UCLA over Nebraska at
Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins are 9-0,
their best start in the modern era (post-1955). UCLA started 8-0
in 1979 before its first loss. Dean Espy (3 for 4) had a
three-run homer in the second and scored the game-winner in the
ninth for the Bruins. The Cornhuskers (3-7) put up three in the
eighth, keyed by a two-run single by Adam Bailey (3 for 5), to
tie the game at 4-4.
No. 18 East Carolina 6, West Virginia 3
In Greenville, N.C., East Carolina rode out a win over West
Virginia on the arm of long reliever Zach Woods during Day 2 of
the Keith LeClair Classic. Woods pitched seven innings of
scoreless baseball, retiring a personal-best 11 batters. Cam
Freeman and John Wooten both plated two runs for the Pirates
(6-3). The Mountaineers (2-7) climbed back from an early 2-0
deficit to go ahead 3-2. ECU’s Freeman would answer with a
two-RBI double to regain the Pirates’ lead in the bottom of the
third. WVU’s Jedd Gyorko went 3 for 5 with one run, while
left-hander Eric Hinkle (0-1) was served with the loss.
Western Carolina 4, Illinois 2
In Greenville, N.C., Western Carolina notched its second win
of the Keith LeClair Classic, posting a win over Illinois (1-4).
The Catamounts (8-1) produced four one-run innings on 11 hits.
Trevor Collias belted a solo blast to lead off the third inning
and Tyler Kirkpatrick extended a nine-game hitting streak with a
second inning RBI single. Kyle Stewart (1-0) tallied his first
win, giving up one earned run on three hits in five innings.
Daniel Ottone earned his third save. Illini designated hitter
Mike Giller sailed one out of the yard for his first homer.
Brian de la Torriente (0-1) suffered his first loss, allowing
four runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings.
No. 19 Rice 3, Texas Tech 2
In Houston at the College Classic tournament at Minute Maid
Park, Rick Hague drove in the game-winning run with a RBI single
in the top of the ninth as Rice nipped Texas Tech. Hague
finished 2 for 4 with a RBI, and Anthony Rendon also had two
hits, including a homer, and a RBI for the Owls (6-5). Tony
Cingrani tossed 6.2 innings with two hits, two runs and four
strikeouts for Rice. Bobby Doran threw well for the Red Raiders
(7-4), allowing seven hits, two runs and striking out five in
seven innings. Bonham Hough helped Tech tie the game at 2 in the
seventh with a two-run homer.
No. 20 Ole Miss 5, Tulane 1
In New Orleans, Alex Yarbrough went 3 for 5 with
two doubles to lead Ole Miss over Tulane at Turchin Stadium.
Aaron Barrett (3-0) earned the win, going 6.1 innings with six
hits and one run with four walks and seven strikeouts. Miles
Hamblin had a two-run single in the fourth for the Rebels (9-1).
Yarbrough doubled and scored in the fifth to give Ole Miss a 3-0
lead. Rob Segedin had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the
fifth for the Green Wave (1-1). The Rebels added a pair of
insurance runs in the eighth. Blake Crohan and Brennan Middleton
both had two hits for Tulane.
(photo courtesy of Louisville Media