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