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Florida defeats Florida
State in Gainesville
Fordham surprises Miami (Fla.), Virginia
tops William and Mary
Gainesville, Fla., No. 6 Florida State was held to one hit over
the final seven innings as No. 8 Florida won 8-5 Tuesday evening
in front of a season-high crowd of 4,773 at McKethan Stadium.
Nick Maronde (1-0) tossed two hitless, scoreless innings to earn
the victory. Kevin Chapman pitched the final three innings for
his third save. Mike McGee had a three-run homer in the top of
the first for the Seminoles (13-3) before the Gators (13-3)
answered in the bottom of the frame on a two-run shot by Josh
Adams. FSU added two runs in the second for a 5-2 advantage.
Preston Tucker (right) went deep in the third for UF, his second
homer in as many days. Austin Maddox had a sacrifice fly to cap
a three-run third, putting the Gators on top 6-5. Florida added
single runs in the fifth and seventh to complete the scoring.
Tucker finished with two hits and four RBI, while Adams had two
hits and three RBI.
Fordham 4, No. 13 Miami (Fla.) 3
In Coral Gables, Fla., Angelo Ponte had two hits
and three RBI to lead Fordham past Miami (Fla.) at Alex
Rodriguez Park. Ponte had a two-run single in a three-run second
and added an RBI base hit in the third. The Hurricanes scored
twice in the first and Chris Pelaez had a sacrifice fly in the
bottom of the third to complete the scoring. Brian Pendergast
(1-1) earned the win, allowing four hits and two earned runs in
five innings with six walks and three strikeouts. Brando
Casalicchio got the final two outs for his second save. E.J.
Encinosa and Eric Whaley combined to throw 6.2 perfect innings
in relief for Miami. The ‘Canes had their leadoff man reach base
in seven of nine innings, but stranded eight runners. Stephen
Perez had two hits and two runs for Miami.
No. 1 Virginia 9, William and Mary 1
In Charlottesville, Va., Will Roberts and two
relievers combined to hold William and Mary to one run as
Virginia was victorious at Davenport Stadium. Roberts (2-0)
allowed four hits and one run in six innings with five walks and
eight strikeouts to claim the win. Chad O’Connor and Shane
Halley combined to retire the final nine hitters. The Cavaliers
(13-3) scored in each of the first five innings. Dan Grovatt
went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI, while John Barr went 3
for 4 with two RBI. Derrick Osteen drew a one-out walk and
scored on a groundout in the top of the first for the Tribe
(9-6). Virginia scored single runs in each of the first four
innings, and Tyler Cannon’s two-run triple highlighted a
No. 2 Arizona State 6, Cal State Fullerton 5
In Fullerton, Calif., Riccio Torrez had a two-run
single in a three-run fifth to help Arizona State get by Cal
State Fullerton at Goodwin Field. Tyler Pill had an RBI single
in a two-run second for the Titans (7-8). The Sun Devils (16-0)
got a run-scoring single from Zack MacPhee in the top of the
third to pull to within one. Carlos Lopez went deep in the
bottom of the frame for Fullerton to make it 3-1. Zach Wilson’s
sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth again narrowed the margin
to one. Austin Kingsolver had an RBI double in the bottom of the
stanza to put the Titans on top 4-2. The two-run single by
Torrez capped the three-run fifth as ASU took a 5-4 lead. Xorge
Carrillo had a run-scoring double in the eighth to give the Sun
Devils a two-run cushion before Pill’s sacrifice fly in the
bottom of the frame again made it a one-run contest. Nick
Ramirez finished with three hits for Fullerton.
No. 3 Georgia Tech 6, Georgia 5
In Atlanta, Jacob Esch coaxed a bases-loaded walk
to snap a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth as Georgia Tech
edged Georgia in front of 2,856 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets (14-1) used homers by Jeff Rowland, Tony
Plagman and Jay Dantzler to build a 4-0 lead before the Bulldogs
(8-9) plated two in the sixth and three in the seventh to take a
5-4 lead. Cole Leonida had an RBI single in the bottom of the
seventh to knot the score at five. Tech used a hit batsman and
two walks to load the bases in the eighth with no outs. After a
pair of strikeouts, Esch walked to force in the go-ahead run.
Andrew Robinson (2-0) pitched a perfect ninth to secure the
victory. Zach Cone drove in three and Peter Verdin knocked in
two for Georgia.
No. 20 Rice 10, No. 4 Texas 6
In Houston, Craig Manuel had three hits and three
RBI to lead Rice past Texas in front of 5,469 fans at Reckling
Park. Steven Sultzbaugh had a three-run homer in the third that
put the Owls (11-7) ahead for good. Anthony Rendon went deep in
the fifth for Rice. Jordan Etier (3 for 5, 4 RBI) homered in the
third for the Longhorns (13-4). Jonathan Walsh had three hits
and two runs for Texas.
No. 7 TCU 6, Oral Roberts 4
In Tulsa, Okla., TCU fought back from a 4-0
deficit to defeat Oral Roberts at J.L Johnson Stadium. Tyler
Saladino had a three-run homer in a four-run first for the
Golden Eagles (5-7). Aaron Schultz had a sacrifice fly to cap a
five-run third as the Horned Frogs (13-2) took a 5-4 advantage.
Pena was hit by a pitch and scored on a wild pitch in the eighth
for an insurance run for TCU. Jason Coats had two hits, one run
and one RBI for the Frogs. Joey Winiecki had two hits and a run
Charlotte 11, No. 9 Clemson 10
In Charlotte, N.C., Zane Williams had a
bases-clearing double with two outs in the bottom of the eighth
to lift Charlotte over Clemson at Robert and Mariam Hayes
Stadium. Cory Tilton had a two-run triple in a five-run second
for the 49ers (8-4). Kyle Parker’s two-run homer sparked a
five-run fourth for the Tigers (13-2). John Hinson had a
three-run blast in a four-run eighth as Clemson took a 10-8
lead. Charlotte used a single, a walk and a hit batsman to load
the bases in the eighth before the double by Williams put the
home team on top by one. Williams drove in four and Justin
Roland knocked in three for the 49ers. Parker scored three for
No. 10 Louisville 7, Xavier 4
In Louisville, Ky., Adam Duvall had two home runs
and Cade Stallings drove in four as Louisville topped Xavier in
front of a season-high crowd of 2,344 at Jim Patterson Stadium.
The game started at noon on Elementary School Day. Phil Bauer
had an RBI single in a two-run second for the Musketeers (2-13).
Duvall had a two-run homer and Stallings added a two-run double
in the third for the Cardinals (15-1). John McCambridge had a
run-scoring single in the top of the fifth to pull Xavier within
one at 4-3. Stallings ripped another two-run single in the
bottom of the frame and Duvall went deep again in the sixth as
Louisville led 7-3. Ryan Bellamy (2 for 4, 2 R) doubled and
scored in the seventh for the Musketeers to complete the
College of Charleston 5, No. 11 Coastal
In Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Justin Brewer’s sacrifice
fly in the seventh was the difference as College of Charleston
nipped Coastal Carolina at Patriots Point. Jose Rodriguez and
Baker Knox had back-to-back homers in a four-run second for the
Cougars (13-5). The Chanticleers (15-3) scored one in the fourth
and three in the fifth to even the score. Rodriguez had a
leadoff double in the seventh, moved to third on a single by
Knox and came home on Brewer’s sac fly. Knox finished with three
hits, while Rodriguez had two hits and two runs. Jose Iglesias
homered for Coastal.
No. 16 Oklahoma 4, Massachusetts 2
In Norman, Okla., Max White had three hits,
including a double, one run and one RBI as Oklahoma topped
Massachusetts at Dale Mitchell Park. Chris Ellison scored twice
for the Sooners (16-2). Caleb Bushyhead went deep for OU. Eric
Fredette had two hits and a run for the Minutemen (0-5). Peter
Copa homered for UMass.
Western Kentucky 17, No. 17 Vanderbilt 2
In Nashville, Tenn., Brian Edelen allowed three
hits in six scoreless innings, and Kes Carter and Matt Rice both
had grand slams as WKU thumped Vanderbilt. Edelen (2-0) walked
three and struck out three. Carter’s second-inning slam gave the
Hilltoppers (13-4) a 7-0 lead. Rice (4 for 6, 5 RBI) hit his
slam in the ninth to complete the scoring for WKU. The
Commodores (14-2) posted single runs in the eighth and ninth.
Jared Andreoli scored five for the Hilltoppers. Drew Fann and
Anthony Gomez both knocked in runs for Vandy.
No. 18 North Carolina 25, Princeton 1
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Brian Goodwin went 3 for 3
with three RBI to lead North Carolina over Princeton at Boshamer
Stadium. Goodwin walked four times to reach base seven times,
believed to be a Tar Heel record. Goodwin had three doubles for
UNC (13-4). Tommy Coyle had four hits, including a home run.
Levi Michael and Jesse Wierzbicki both had three hits and three
RBI. The Tar Heels posted eight in the first and never looked
back. Garrett Davis (2-1) earned the win, allowing two hits and
one run in five innings with six strikeouts. Sam Mulroy had a
leadoff triple in the fourth for the Tigers (1-7) and scored on
a groundout by John Mishu.
No. 19 Ole Miss 17, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1
In Oxford, Miss., Taylor Hashman went 3 for 4
with six RBI and six runs, a school record, as Ole Miss mashed
UAPB at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. The Rebels
(13-4) had 14 hits and drew 14 walks. Matt Smith (3 for 5, 2 R)
and David Phillips (2 for 3) both drove in three for Ole Miss.
The Rebels scored five in the first, one in the second and four
in the third to take control. Hinton Huckabee had two hits for
the Golden Lions (3-8).
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