March 12, 2010

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Kansas hands LSU first loss, Jungmann fans 17 in 7.1 IP for Texas


In Tallahassee, Fla., Danny Hultzen (right) and two relievers combined on the three-hitter as No. 3 Virginia blanked No. 2 Florida State 5-0 in front of 3,857 fans on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium in the ACC opener for both teams. Hultzen (3-1) allowed two hits in six innings with no walks and six strikeouts. Tyler Wilson tossed two hitless innings with four strikeouts and Kevin Arico allowed one hit in the ninth with one strikeout for the save. The Cavaliers (1-0, 11-2) scored one in the third, two in the fifth and single runs in the sixth and ninth. Dan Grovatt homered twice and knocked in three for UVa. Grovatt had a two-run dinger in the fifth and added a solo shot in the ninth. Stephen Bruno also went deep for the Cavs. Tyler Cannon had two hits and scored twice for Virginia. Sherman Johnson had a double for the Seminoles (0-1, 12-1). Sean Gilmartin (3-1) allowed 11 hits and four runs in six innings for FSU with three walks and six strikeouts.


Kansas 11, No. 1 LSU 9

In Baton Rouge, La., Casey Lytle went 3 for 4 with three runs, two RBI and two walks to help Kansas (10-3) become the first team to beat LSU (12-1) this season. Kansas established an early 6-1 lead in the second inning, and Brian Heere had two RBI and a run during the fourth to increase the lead to 9-1. The Tigers scored eight times between the fourth and seventh innings, beginning with Leon Landry’s two-run home run and ending with his sacrifice fly that made the score 11-9. Lytle’s RBI double in the fifth gave the Jayhawks the game-winning run. The victory was credited to T.J. Waltz (3-1), who struck out seven, walked one, and allowed nine hits and seven runs in six innings. Brett Bochy picked up his second save as he struck out five and walked one in 2.1 hitless innings.


No. 6 Texas 2, Iowa 1 (10)

In Austin, Texas, Tant Shepherd homered with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Texas a win over Iowa on a night when Longhorns started Taylor Jungmann struck out a career-best 17. The Longhorns (10-3) trailed 1-0 until Jordan Etier hit a solo homer off Jarred Hippen, who was brilliant. Hippen allowed five hits and struck out eight in 8.1 innings and might have come away with a win if not for Jungmann. Jungmann allowed five hits in 7.1 innings and struck out 17 of the 29 batters he faced. Chance Ruffin (2-1) struck out three more in his two hitless innings.


No. 4 Arizona State 9, Auburn 8

In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State rallied from a five-run deficit to edge Auburn in front of 3,121 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Zach Wilson had a two-run single in a six-run fifth as the Sun Devils (13-0) took an 8-7 lead. Kevin Patterson tied it in the top of the eighth for the Tigers (9-3) with a pinch-hit homer. Riccio Torrez had a run-scoring groundout in the bottom of the frame to put ASU on top 9-8. Jordan Swagerty struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save. Wilson and Deven Marrero both had two hits and two RBI for the Sun Devils. Brian Fletcher (2 H, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Casey McElroy (3 for 3, 2 RBI) both homered for Auburn. ASU head coach Tim Esmay set a school record for most consecutive wins to start a Sun Devil coaching career. Jim Brock began 12-0 in 1972.


No. 5 Georgia Tech 9, Wake Forest 1

In Atlanta, Deck McGuire tossed his first career complete game, and Thomas Nichols went 3 for 4 with a run and a RBI as Georgia Tech opened ACC play with a win over Wake Forest. McGuire (3-0) allowed three hits and struck out eight. The junior right-hander now has an ERA of 0.87 and 33 strikeouts and five walks in 31 innings; opponents are hitting .196 against McGuire. After a nearly four-hour rain delay, the Yellow Jackets (1-0, 11-1) scored three times in the first courtesy of RBI from Derek Dietrich, Chase Burnett and Matt Skole. Tony Plagman went 2 for 4 with three runs for Tech. Ryan Lloyd drove in the only run for the Demon Deacons (0-1, 6-9).


No. 7 Florida 6, Charleston Southern 0

In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Zunino went 3 for 3 – including a two-run home run – to propel Florida (10-2) to victory against Charleston Southern (5-9). Zunino and Matt den Decker hit back-to-back homers in the second that gave Florida a 5-0 lead. Anthony Markham (0-2) held the Gators to one run after that, but the Buccaneers were unable to give him any run support. Alex Panteliodis (4-0), who struck out five, walked one and allowed five hits in seven scoreless innings, earned the win.


No. 8 TCU 8, Texas Tech 7

In Fort Worth, Texas, Matt Curry had two hits and two RBI as TCU edged Texas Tech at Lupton Stadium. Jamodrick McGruder (2 for 3, 3 R) walked and scored in the top of the first for the Red Raiders (8-7). Jason Coats had a two-run single in the bottom of the first and a four-run second gave the Horned Frogs (10-2) a 6-1 advantage. Scott LeJeune had a three-run homer in the third as Texas Tech pulled to within two. TCU added a run in the bottom of the frame before Jeremy Mayo’s two-run dinger in the fourth made it 7-6. Curry’s RBI groundout in the sixth put the Frogs ahead 8-6. McGruder tripled and scored in the top of the seventh as the Red Raiders narrowed the margin to 8-7. McGruder tripled again with two outs in the top of the ninth, but was picked off by catcher Bryan Holaday to end the contest.


Illinois 11, No. 9 Coastal Carolina 10

In Conway, S.C., Craig Lutes had a run-scoring single to cap a three-run ninth as Illinois edged Coastal Carolina in the Caravelle Resort Classic. The Chanticleers (12-2) led 7-2 after three before the Illini (2-6) rallied. Jose Iglesias had a two-run homer and Chance Gilmore drove in a pair with a double in a six-run first for Coastal. Casey McMurray had a three-run homer in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 8-8. Steve Davis doubled and scored in the bottom of the eighth and Rico Noel added an RBI double as the Chants took a 10-8 lead. McMurray had a sacrifice fly in the ninth and Willie Argo’s run-scoring single knotted the score at 10-10 before Lutes’ base hit gave Illinois the lead. Coastal put two on in the bottom of the ninth, but could not plate the equalizer. Matt Dittman was 4 for 5 for the Illini with three runs and two RBI. Brandon Hohl finished with three hits and two RBI for the visitors.


No. 10 Louisville 6, No. 18 Ole Miss 1 (12)

In Oxford, Miss., J.J. Ethel’s two-run double sparked a five-run rally in the 12th as Louisville outlasted Ole Miss at Oxford-University Stadium. Adam Duvall (3 for 5) capped the rally with a two-run homer, his second long ball of the game. Duvall went deep in the third to start the scoring. Thomas Royse allowed four hits and one run in 6.1 innings with three strikeouts for the Cardinals (13-0). He did not surrender a hit until the sixth. Derek Self gave up one hit in 3.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Holland (2-0) retired the seven batters he faced with four strikeouts to earn the victory. Matt Smith singled and scored in the sixth for the Rebels (11-3). Drew Pomeranz fanned 12 in 6.1 innings for Ole Miss with three hits, one run and three walks. Brett Huber allowed one hit in 4.1 innings of scoreless relief for the Rebels with two walks and five strikeouts. David Goforth (0-1) took the loss, allowing four hits and one earned run in 1.1 innings.


No. 12 UCLA 11, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Gerrit Cole struck out a career-high 15 in 7.2 innings as UCLA topped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the Whataburger College Classic. Cole (4-0) allowed five hits and two run, one earned, to record the victory. Tyler Rahmatulla went 3 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Bruins (11-0). Rahmatulla had a two-run homer in the first to put the visitors ahead for good. UCLA added two in the third, one in the fourth and four in the fifth to build a 9-1 lead. Brett Krill and Justin Uribe both had two hits and two RBI for UCLA. Weston Montgomery had two hits and one RBI for the Islanders (7-5).


No. 13 North Carolina 21, Duke 9

In Durham, N.C., Brian Goodwin went 4 for 4 with a double, homer, four runs and five RBI, and North Carolina scored nine times in the third in a rout of Duke. Levi Michael and Tommy Coyle each drove in four runs, and Ben Bunting went 3 for 5 with four runs for the Tar Heels (1-0, 12-2), whose nine-run outburst made it 14-4. Matt Harvey (3-0) was touched for six runs (three earned) in five innings. Will Piwnica-Worms went 4 for 6 with two RBI, and Jeremy Gould and Eric Brady each contributed two RBI for the Blue Devils (0-1, 9-4).


Boston College 3, No. 14 Miami (Fla.) 0

In Coral Gables, Fla., Pat Dean and Matt Brazis combined on the shutout as Boston College blanked Miami at Alex Rodriguez Park in the ACC opener for both clubs. Dean (3-0) allowed six hits in eight innings with one walk and nine strikeouts to earn the victory. Brazis gave up a hit and a walk in the ninth, but earned his second save. Matt Watson drove in all three runs for the Eagles (1-0, 6-6) with an RBI double in the second and a two-run double in the fourth. Brad Zapenas had two hits and two runs for BC. Yasmani Grandal and Scott Lawson both had two hits for the Hurricanes (0-1, 8-4).


No. 15 Arkansas 14, Milwaukee 6

In Fayetteville, Ark., Zack Cox went 3 for 6 with three RBI and two runs to lead Arkansas (10-3) in its win against Milwaukee (4-6). Chad Pierce and Jonathan Capasso hit RBI singles in the top of the sixth to put Milwaukee ahead 6-3, its biggest lead of the game. The Razorbacks tied the game in the bottom of the sixth and then exploded for eight runs in the seventh inning to take control of the game. Bo Bigham’s two-RBI single drove in the go-ahead run and James McCann’s grand slam accounted for the final runs. Geoffrey Davenport (2-1) picked up the win, striking out two and allowing two hits in 1.2 shutout innings.


Pepperdine 10, No. 17 East Carolina 3

In Malibu, Calif., Nate Johnson had two homers and four RBI as Pepperdine clinched the series victory over East Carolina at Eddy D. Field Stadium. The Waves (6-8) scored in three of the first four innings to build a 10-0 lead. Joe Sever had two runs and two RBI for Pepperdine. Kyle Roller had a two-run double in a three-run ninth for the Pirates (7-6). Robert Dickmann (3-1) went the distance for the Waves, allowing seven hits and three runs with no walks and five strikeouts. Dustin Harrington extended his hit streak to 21 for ECU.


California 6, No. 19 Rice 4

In Houston, Justin Jones went the distance as California defeated Rice for the second night in a row at Reckling Park. Jones (3-1) allowed six hits and four runs with four walks and five strikeouts. Rick Hague had an RBI double in the second for the Owls (8-7) before Mark Canha’s two-run double keyed a three-run third for the Golden Bears (9-3). Cal added single runs in the fourth and sixth for a 5-1 lead. Anthony Rendon went deep in the sixth for Rice before Brian Guinn tripled and scored in the eighth as the Bears lead 6-2. Rendon added an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth and Hague went deep in the ninth to complete the scoring. Guinn and Canha both finished with three hits.


No. 20 Oklahoma 16, Mississippi State 5

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Cameron Seitzer went 3 for 3 with two runs and a career-high five RBI as Oklahoma defeated Mississippi State in the first game of the Whataburger Collegiate Classic for its ninth consecutive victory. The Sooners (14-1) scored in each of the first four innings to build a 13-2 lead. Ross Hubbard (2 for 3, 2 R, 4 RBI) had a three-run double in a six-run first for OU. Chris Ellison had three hits and two runs for the Sooners. Connor Powers had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (9-4).


Cal State Fullerton 11, San Diego State 1

In San Diego, Christian Colon and Billy Marcoe both had three hits and two runs as Cal State Fullerton defeated San Diego State in the Aztec Invitational at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Daniel Renken (1-2) allowed two hits in 5.2 innings with eight strikeouts as the Titans (5-7) beat the Aztecs (6-8) for the seventh straight time. Fullerton scored two in the first and two in the second to take control early. Guy Willeford had one hit and one RBI for SDSU.


South Alabama 3, UALR 0

In Little Rock, Ark., D.D. Hanks pitched his second straight complete game with a career-high 14 strikeouts as South Alabama blanked UALR in the Sun Belt opener, giving head coach Steve Kittrell his 1,000th win with the Jaguars. Hanks (4-0) allowed three hits and two walks against the Trojans (0-1, 10-4). Tyler Vick homered in the fourth and Jake Overstreet had a two-run dinger in the sixth for USA (1-0, 10-6).


UC Santa Barbara 8, Northern Illinois 1

In Anaheim, Calif., Mario Hollands tossed a complete game and tied a school record with 16 strikeouts as UC Santa Barbara beat Northern Illinois at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Hollands (2-0) allowed five hits and two walks. The lone run for the Huskies (3-9) came on a homer by Jordin Hood in the ninth. The Gauchos (5-4) used a six-run fifth to take charge. Marty Mullins went 3 for 3 with two runs and one RBI. Trevor Whyte also had three hits and two runs for UCSB.


Murray State 12, Saint Louis 7

In Murray, Ky., Colton Moore hit for the cycle and knocked in six as Murray State ended a seven-game losing streak in stopping Saint Louis at Reagan Field. Moore had a two-run double in the third, a triple in the sixth, a two-run single in the seventh and a home run in the eighth. Wes Cunningham (3 for 5, 2 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI) and Zach Noonan (3 for 4, 3 R) also had big games at the plate for the Thoroughbreds (5-7). Mike Levine had an RBI single in a two-run second and Danny Brock belted a three-run homer in the ninth for the Billikens (7-7).  Jerry Mancuso had three hits for Saint Louis.


Purdue 3, Le Moyne 0

In Evansville, Ind., Matt Bischoff fanned 11 in eight scoreless innings as Purdue blanked Le Moyne in the opening game of the Dunn Hospitality Diamond Classic at Braun Stadium. Bischoff (2-1) allowed five hits and did not walk a batter. Calvin Gunter struck out three in the ninth for his first save. Cameron Perkins had an RBI triple and scored in a three-run seventh for the Boilermakers (2-6). Eric Charles had two hits and one run for Purdue. Matt Marra and Sean Paino both had two hits for the Dolphins (5-8).


UNF 22, James Madison 19

In Jacksonville, Fla., Andrew Hannon had four hits, including two home runs, and knocked in a career-high seven as UNF outscored JMU at Dusty Rhodes Field at Harmon Stadium. Preston Hale had four hits, three runs and one RBI for the Ospreys (7-7). UNF scored three in the second, six in the third, six in the fourth, two in the sixth and five in the eighth to build a 22-11 lead before the Dukes (3-6) put up eight in the ninth. Matt Browning (2 for 3, 1 HR, 3 R, 4 RBI), David Herbek (3 for 6, 1 R, 4 RBI) and Johnny Bladel (2 for 5, 2 2B, 4 R, 2 RBI) led the offense for JMU.


(photo by Jimmy Jones)