March 7, 2010

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CBI Live: Vanderbilt 6, Indiana 5 (11)

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tops Miami (Fla.) to capture weekend series

Rice rallies past TCU, Manhattan wins three at Delaware


In Coral Gables, Fla., Tommy Toledo (left) and Kevin Chapman combined to hold No. 12 Miami (Fla.) to four hits as No. 7 Florida won the game 4-2 Sunday afternoon at Alex Rodriguez Park to take the weekend series. Toledo (2-0) allowed three hits and two runs, one earned, in five innings with one walk and four strikeouts. Chapman worked the final four scoreless innings with one hit and two strikeouts to earn his second save. Bryson Smith had a three-run homer in the fourth to give the Gators (7-2) a 3-1 advantage. Nathan Melendres was hit by a pitch and scored in the third for the Hurricanes (7-3). Mike Zunino had a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth for Florida before Chris Pelaez (2 for 4) had an RBI single in the bottom of the frame for Miami. Nolan Fontana had three hits and two runs for the Gators.


No. 19 Rice 5, No. 8 TCU 4

In Houston, Chase McDowell’s RBI single capped a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth as Rice topped TCU in the finale of the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. The Horned Frogs (8-2) had RBI doubles by Josh Elander and Taylor Featherston in the top of the eighth to tie the game at 3-3 and Bryan Holaday’s run-scoring single in the top of the ninth gave TCU a one-run lead. Jimmy Comerota had a leadoff triple in the bottom of the ninth for the Owls (7-5) and scored on a base hit by Michael Ratteree to knot the score at 4-4. Ratteree moved to second as Michael Fuda walked and came home with the game-winner on McDowell’s base hit. Comerota finished with two hits, including a home run in the seventh. Jerome Pena had two hits for the Horned Frogs, including a homer in the seventh.


Manhattan 17-10-18, Delaware 12-8-8

In Newark, Del., Manhattan scored the hat trick with three wins at Delaware. The Jaspers (4-3) won the completion of Saturday’s suspended game and then took both ends of the regularly-scheduled doubleheader. Mark Onorati (9 for 14, 4 2B, 7 R, 3 RBI), Anthony Armenio (7 for 12, 7 R, 6 RBI), Kevin Nieto (9 for 15, 1 HR, 5 R, 7 RBI) and Chad Salem (3 for 6, 9 R, 4 RBI) led the Manhattan offense. Dave Anderson went 6 for 9 for the Blue Hens (3-7). Carlos Alonso went 5 for 8 for Delaware to extend his hit streak to 23.


No. 1 LSU 9, Brown 2

In Baton Rouge, La., Leon Landry went 3 for 4 with two triples to lead LSU past Brown at Alex Box Stadium. Jordan Rittiner (2-0) surrendered nine hits and two runs, one earned, in six innings with no walks and two strikeouts to record the victory. Cody Slaughter and Nick Punal had RBI singles in the second for the Bears (1-3). Landry had a run-scoring triple in the fourth and Beau Didier singled and scored in the fifth to tie it at 2-2. Landry had another RBI triple to spark a four-run sixth for the Tigers (11-0). Mikie Mahtook had a two-run homer in the LSU sixth. Grant Dozar had a two-run double in the seventh and Tyler Hanover had a sacrifice fly in the eighth for the Tigers. Hanover finished with two hits and two runs. Slaughter and Punal both had two hits for Brown.


No. 2 Virginia 11, Dartmouth 5

No. 2 Virginia 13, Wright State 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Tyler Cannon had three hits and five RBI as Virginia defeated Wright State for its second win of the day at Davenport Field. Cannon had a two-run triple in a three-run seventh that broke open a one-run game. He added a three-run double in a six-run eighth for the Cavaliers (9-2). Reed Gragnani had two hits and three RBI for UVa. Casey McGrew had three hits, one run and one RBI for the Raiders (3-7). In the first game, Phil Gosselin had four hits and three runs to pace the Cavalier offense. Kenny Swab had three hits and three RBI for Virginia. Jake Carlson had three hits and a run for Dartmouth (1-2), while Jim Wren and Jeff Onstott both drove in two for the Big Green.


No. 3 Florida State 17, Georgia 5

In Tallahassee, Fla., Stephen Cardullo and Sherman Johnson both drove in four as Florida State completed the series sweep of Georgia on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Cardullo had two-run singles in each of the first two innings. Johnson’s base hit brought home a pair to cap a five-run second as the Seminoles (10-0) built a 7-1 lead. Robert Shipman had a two-run single in a three-run fourth as the Bulldogs narrowed the margin to 7-4. FSU added one in the fourth, six in the fifth and three in the sixth for a 17-4 lead. Stuart Tapley had two hits and three RBI for the Seminoles. Christian Glisson scored twice for Georgia.


No. 4 Texas 8, Missouri 5

In Houston, Jordan Etier drove in three as Texas got by Missouri at the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park. Etier had a two-run single in a six-run fifth as the Longhorns (8-3) took the lead for good. Etier added a home run in the eighth to complete the scoring. Tant Shepherd and Kevin Keyes both had three hits for Texas. Jonah Schmidt had a two-run homer in the second for the Tigers (4-5). Dane Opel scored twice for Missouri.


No. 5 Arizona State 4, FIU 1

In Surprise, Ariz., Jordan Swagerty went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two runs as Arizona State won a rain-shortened game in the Coca-Cola Classic at Surprise Stadium. The game was called in the top of the eighth due to rain. Jake Borup (3-0) allowed six hits and one run in five innings with two walks and three strikeouts to earn the victory for the Sun Devils (11-0). Mike Martinez (2 for 3) had a run-scoring single in the first for the Golden Panthers (8-2). Swagerty doubled and scored on a base hit by Drew Maggi in the third. Andrew Aplin and Zach Wilson added RBI singles in the fifth as ASU took the lead. Swagerty scored again in the sixth to make it 4-1. Maggi and Wilson both had two hits for the Sun Devils.


No. 6 Georgia Tech 9, Rutgers 4
In Atlanta, Jed Bradley allowed four hits and struck out nine in six scoreless innings as Georgia Tech completed a sweep of Rutgers. Matt Skole went 2 for 3 with a  double, homer and three RBI, and Chase Burnette ripped a three-run homer in the third as the Yellow Jackets (10-1) scored four times to make it 8-0. Derek Dietrich added two hits and two RBI. Ryan Kapp had a three-run homer for the Scarlet Knights (1-8) in a four-run ninth.

No. 9 Coastal Carolina 3, Ball State 2
In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Coastal Carolina mustered only four hits but plated three runs on five Ball State errors, including Daniel Bowman reaching on an error and scoring the winning run in the eighth on another error, at the Caravelle Resort Invitational. Matt Rein (3-0) tossed three scoreless innings of relief, and Austin Fleet posted his fifth save for the Chanticleers (10-1). Morgan Coombs (1-1) worked 7.2 innings with four hits, no earned runs and five strikeouts in a tough-luck loss for the Cardinals (2-3). Kolbrin Vitek went 2 for 4 with a double, run and RBI for Ball State.

No. 10 Clemson 19, South Carolina 6
In Columbia, S.C., Chris Epps went 3 for 6 with a homer, two runs and five RBI as Clemson won the rubber game of its series with South Carolina in convincing fashion - the Tigers scored the most runs against the Gamecocks since 1962. Clemson (9-1) hit five homers on the day and scored six times in the second inning to take control. Richie Shaffer homered, scored three times and drove in three, and Phil Pohl blasted a grand slam. Mike Freeman hit a solo homer, and finished his day 3 for 6 with three runs. Scott Wingo homered and drove in three for the Gamecocks (6-4).

No. 11 Louisville 12, Le Moyne 1
In Louisville, Ky., Phil Wunderlich went 2 for 3 with his fourth homer, three runs and two RBI, and Stewart Ijames added two hits and two RBI as Louisville completed a sweep of Le Moyne to improve to 11-0, the best start for the Cardinals since 1957. Derek Self (2-0) tossed five innings with four hits and five strikeouts for Louisville. Matt Marra had two hits for the Dolphins (4-6).

No. 13 North Carolina 9, Michigan 1
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Ben Bunting and Ryan Graepel each went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBI as North Carolina completed a sweep of Michigan. Colin Bates allowed six hits and one earned run in 5.2 innings for the Tar Heels (10-1). Brian Goodwin homered and scored twice for UNC. Chris Berset went 2 for 2 with a RBI to lead the Wolverines (4-7).


California 6, No. 16 Arkansas 0

In Berkeley, Calif., Kevin Miller and Brian Diemer combined on a six-hitter as Cal blanked Arkansas to salvage the finale of their three-game series at Evans Diamond. Miller (1-1) gave up four hits in six innings with two walks and three strikeouts to earn the victory for the Golden Bears (7-3). Diemer allowed two hits in the final three innings with two walks and two strikeouts to record his first save. Danny Oh homered in the fourth to start the scoring. Mark Canha smacked a three-run homer in the sixth and Cal added a pair in the seventh to complete the scoring. Oh finished with three hits and two runs. Collin Kuhn and Tim Carver both had two hits for the Razorbacks (8-2).


No. 18 East Carolina 5, Western Carolina 4
In Greenville, N.C., Seth Maness (1-0) fanned seven in 7.1 innings as East Carolina (7-3) successfully defended its home turf against Western Carolina in the finale of the Keith LeClair Classic. Seth Simmons pitched the final 1.2 innings for his third save. The Catamounts (8-2) led 2-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh, but Devin Harris and Zach Wright smashed consecutive bombs to give the Pirates (7-3) a 3-2 lead. Vance Chavis (2-1) suffered the loss for WCU.


West Virginia 11, Illinois 8
In Greenville, N.C., Matt Malloy had four runs as West Virginia outlasted Illinois at the Keith LeClair Classic. Grant Buckner went 3 for 4 with three RBI as the Mountaineers (3-7) picked up 14 hits. The Illini (1-5) led 5-3 heading into the fifth, but WVU would score eight consecutive runs. Chris Enourato (2-0) pitched seven innings in relief, allowing three runs on five hits with nine strikeouts. Corey Kimes (0-1) suffered the loss and first baseman Matt Dittman went 3 for 4 for Illinois.

Tulane 12, No. 20 Ole Miss 4

In New Orleans, Blake Crohan went 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBI as Tulane salvaged the finale of its three-game series with Ole Miss at Turchin Stadium. Garrett Cannizaro and Brandon Boudreaux both had three hits for the Green Wave (6-5). Tim Ferguson and Alex Yarbrough both had three hits for the Rebels (9-2). Eighteen of Tulane’s 20 hits were singles.


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