March 10, 2010

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CBI Live: Tennessee 8, Middle Tennessee 6

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Florida State goes to 12-0 with win over UNF

Virginia rallies past William and Mary, Cal State Northridge upsets ECU


In Tallahassee, Fla., Robert Benincasa pitched six solid innings as No. 2 Florida State defeated UNF 6-2 Wednesday on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Benincasa (1-0) allowed five hits and one run in his longest career outing. Jayce Boyd had two doubles and two RBI for the Seminoles (12-0). Mike McGee had a two-run homer in the fifth and an RBI double in the sixth for FSU. Preston Hale (2 for 3, 2 RBI) homered in the third and added an RBI double in the eighth for the Ospreys (6-7).


No. 3 Virginia 12, William and Mary 6

In Williamsburg, Va., Virginia scored 11 runs over its final four at-bats in defeating William and Mary at sold-out Plumeri Park. Steven Proscia and Jarrett Parker both homered and knocked in four for the Cavaliers (10-2). Tadd Bower had a three-run double in the fifth to give the Tribe (6-5) a 5-1 lead. Parker’s homer highlighted a five-run sixth as UVa took a one-run advantage. After W&M tied it in the bottom of the sixth, Proscia led off the seventh with a home run to give Virginia the lead for good. Tyler Cannon had two hits, two walks and three runs for the Cavs. Bower finished with two hits and four RBI for the Tribe.


Cal State Northridge 5, No. 17 East Carolina 3

In Northridge, Calif., Drew Muren had a grand slam to power Cal State Northridge past East Carolina at Matador Field. Trent Whiteside scored on a delayed steal in the top of the first for the Pirates (7-4). The Matadors (6-5) answered in the bottom of the frame on an RBI double by Dominic D’Anna. Cameron Freeman walked and scored in the top of the second for ECU. Muren’s slam in the fourth put CSUN ahead for good. Billy Ott (1-0) earned the win in relief, tossing six scoreless innings with three hits, two walks and seven strikeouts. Muren, C.J. Belanger and Nate Ring all had two hits and one run for the Matadors. Devin Harris drove in two for the Pirates.


No. 7 Florida 8, Illinois State 0

In Gainesville, Fla., Anthony DeSclafani and three relievers combined on the two-hitter as Florida blanked Illinois State at McKethan Stadium. DeSclafani (1-1) went 5.1 innings with one hit, one walk and six strikeouts to earn the victory. Austin Maddox had four hits, including a grand slam in the sixth, and six RBI for the Gators (9-2). Matt den Dekker had two hits and two runs for Florida. Kevin Tokarski had both hits for the Redbirds (4-7).


No. 13 North Carolina 8, St. John’s 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Ben Bunting and Tommy Coyle both had three hits as North Carolina downed St. John’s at Boshamer Stadium. Bunting had one run and two RBI, while Coyle scored twice. Jimmy Messer (1-0) earned the win, going 5.2 innings with six hits, two runs and three strikeouts. Bunting had a single to start the first and a two-run base hit to cap the six-run opening frame for the Tar Heels (11-2). Jimmy Parque and Sean O’Hare both had two hits for the Red Storm (7-3).


No. 15 Arkansas 21, South Dakota State 2

In Fayetteville, Ark., Bo Bigham had three hits and four RBI to lead Arkansas to a split of its two-game series with South Dakota State at Baum Stadium. Matt Vinson also knocked in four, while James McCann added three hits for the Razorbacks (9-3). Arkansas scored in six of its eight at-bats and broke open a close game with three in the sixth, four in the seventh and 10 in the eighth. Collin Kuhn and Andy Wilkins both had two hits and three RBI for the Razorbacks. Jesse Sawyer had two hits and one run for the Jackrabbits (6-3).


No. 18 Ole Miss 10, Austin Peay 2

In Oxford, Miss., Miles Hamblin had two hits and two RBI as Ole Miss completed a two-game sweep of Austin Peay. Zach Miller knocked in three, while Taylor Hightower and Mike Snyder both drove in two for the Rebels (11-2). Hightower’s two-run single capped a four-run first for Ole Miss. Miller drove in a run in the second for a 5-0 lead. Chris Lewellyn had an RBI single in the fourth for the Governors (8-5). Miller added a two-run single in the bottom of the frame for a 7-1 advantage. Michael Blanchard homered in the seventh for Austin Peay. Hightower’s two-run single capped a three-run seventh for the Rebels. Adam Browett had two hits and a run for the Governors.


No. 20 Oklahoma 9, Houston Baptist 1

In Norman, Okla., Max White had three extra-base hits, including a two-run homer in the second, as Oklahoma hammered Houston Baptist for its eighth straight victory. White’s dinger gave the Sooners (13-1) a 3-1 lead. OU added a run in the third and four in the fifth to take a commanding 8-1 lead. Garrett Buechele and Ross Hubbard both scored twice for the Sooners. Beau Warren homered in the second for the Huskies (4-6).


Elon 10, Old Dominion 9

In Elon, N.C., Grant McCoury’s pinch-hit RBI double capped a six-run ninth as Elon rallied past Old Dominion at Latham Park. The Monarchs led 6-1 before the Phoenix scored three in the seventh to pull to within two. ODU added two in the eighth and Kenny Stoneback homered in the ninth for his second dinger of the game as the Monarchs led 9-4. Ryan Adams had a three-run homer in the ninth for Elon that tied the game at 9-9. Seth Canipe was hit by a pitch and David Wood pinch-ran for him. Wood moved to second on a wild pitch. ODU intentionally walked Scott Riddle and McCoury came off the bench to double to center, plating Wood with the game-winner. Adams finished with four RBI, while Mike Melillo had four hits, two runs and two RBI for the Phoenix. Stoneback had three hits and knocked in four for the Monarchs.