March 20, 2010

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CBI Live: Alabama 8, No. 17 Vanderbilt 2

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Dean helps LSU rally past Arkansas

UCLA moves to 15-0, Tommy LeStella hits for the cycle for Coastal Carolina


In Baton Rouge, La., Blake Dean’s two-run single highlighted a seven-run seventh as No. 5 LSU erased a 5-1 deficit in defeating No. 14 Arkansas 8-7 Saturday at Alex Box Stadium to even their SEC series. Micah Gibbs went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Tigers (1-1, 15-3). Collin Kuhn had a two-run double in the third for the Razorbacks (1-1, 13-4) and a two-run homer in the eighth off LSU closer Matty Ott to pull to within one at 8-7. Ott pitched a scoreless ninth to notch his seventh save.


No. 12 UCLA 12, Oral Roberts 2

In Los Angeles, Trevor Bauer allowed one run in eight innings as UCLA shut down Oral Roberts at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Bauer (4-0) surrendered five hits and one walk with nine strikeouts. Jeff Gelalich went 3 for 3 with one run and one RBI for the Bruins (15-0). UCLA scored one in the first and nine in the sixth in extending the program’s longest win streak and best start in the modern era. Dean Espy and Trevor Brown both had two-run doubles in the sixth for the Bruins. Seth Furnamek went 3 for 4 with a homer for the Golden Eagles (5-9).


No. 11 Coastal Carolina 29, Charleston Southern 13
In Charleston S.C., it was anything but a pitchers duel as Coastal Carolina (2-0, 17-3) outscored Charleston Southern (0-2, 8-12) to clinch the Big South series. The Chanticleers produced their 29 runs on 23 hits, finishing up with a sixth-run eighth and eight-run ninth. Coastal’s Tommy LeStella plated seven runs, going 4 for 6 while completing the cycle. Austin Fleet (2-1) earned the win in relief, allowing three runs on four hits, while picking up four strikeouts. Buccaneer Tom Burkett went 3 for 4, plating four runs. CSU’s Charlie McCready (0-4) took his fourth loss, giving up five runs in his two-inning stint.


No. 1 Virginia 4, Boston College 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Phil Gosselin went 3 for 4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base as Virginia (4-1, 16-3) clinched an ACC series win against Boston College (1-4, 7-11). Dan Grovatt’s RBI triple during the third inning gave Virginia a 2-0 lead. The Cavaliers increased their lead in the seventh, when a Boston College error allowed John Hicks to score the tying run and Gosselin’s double drove in the game-winning run. Matt Watson’s three-RBI double in the ninth accounted for all of the Eagles’ runs, but it was not enough to top the Cavaliers. Robert Morrey (3-1), who struck out eight and allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, was the winning pitcher.


No. 2 Arizona State 6, Houston 0

In Tempe, Ariz., Merrill Kelly tossed seven scoreless innings as Arizona State blanked Houston in front of 3,820 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Kelly (5-0) allowed two hits and two walks with eight strikeouts. Zach Wilson went 3 for 4 with a homer and five RBI for the Sun Devils (19-0). Wilson had a three-run dinger in the third and a two-run double in the fourth. Johnny Ruettiger also had three hits for ASU. Blake Kelso, Zak Presley and Austin Gracey each had a hit for the Cougars (9-8).


No. 3 Georgia Tech 24, Maryland 4

In College Park, Md., Jay Dantzler had two homers and eight RBI as Georgia Tech throttled Maryland at Shipley Field to even their ACC series. Dantzler (4 for 6) had a two-run double in the second, a two-run dinger in the fourth and a three-run blast in the seventh. Jeff Rowland went 2 for 3 with three walks, five runs and two RBI for the Yellow Jackets (4-1, 15-2). Derek Dietrich and Chase Burnette both homered and knocked in three for Tech. Matthew Murakami had two hits and one RBI for the Terps (2-3, 8-10).


Nebraska 5, No. 4 Texas 3

In Austin, Texas, Adam Bailey and Kale Kiser both homered as Nebraska evened its Big 12 series with Texas. Jonathan Walsh (1 for 3) had a two-run homer in the second for the Longhorns (1-1, 14-5) before a two-run shot by Bailey (1 for 3) in the fourth tied it. Kevin Lusson (1 for 3) went deep in the bottom of the fourth before Kiser (2 for 5, 2 R) homered in the fifth to even the score at three. Josh Scheffert (1 for 5) has a sacrifice fly in the seventh to give the Cornhuskers (1-1, 9-8) the lead for good. Cody Asche (2 for 4) added a run-scoring single for an insurance run in the seventh.


No. 18 North Carolina 10, No. 6 Florida State 4

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Jesse Wierzbicki went 2 for 4 with three RBI, two runs and a walk to lead North Carolina (2-3, 15-5) as it evened its ACC series against Florida State (2-3, 14-4). Tyler Holt led the Seminoles, going 1 for 1 with three walks, two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI, but it was not enough to overcome the Tar Heels. Jacob Stallings’ two-RBI triple in the second inning put North Carolina ahead 3-2, and it never trailed again. The Tar Heels scored four runs in the seventh, the last two because of Wierzbicki’s two-RBI single. With two strikeouts, one walk and one hit allowed in 3.1 shutout innings, Chris Munnelly (1-0) earned the win.


No. 8 Florida 5, Mississippi State 4

In Gainesville, Fla., Preston Tucker went 2 for 4 with three RBI and a home run as Florida (2-0, 15-3) guaranteed a SEC series victory against Mississippi State (0-2, 11-8). Connor Powers’ RBI single in the third put Mississippi State up 1-0 and was the only run for either team during the first five innings. Florida’s scoring spurt in the seventh inning began when Matt den Dekker hit an RBI single, then stole second while Tyler Thompson stole home to put Florida up 3-1. Tucker’s two-RBI double drove in the game-winning run. Mississippi State scored once in the eighth and twice in the ninth, but was unable to take back its earlier lead. Nick Maronde (3-0) struck out two and allowed two hits and one run in 1.2 innings to earn himself the victory. Kevin Chapman, who allowed two hits and two runs in the ninth inning, picked up a save (4).


No. 9 Clemson 5-13, Virginia Tech 2-8

In Clemson, S.C., John Nester had two hits and four RBI as Clemson completed a doubleheader and ACC series sweep of Virginia Tech in front of 5,580 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Addison Johnson had a three-run triple in the second for the Tigers (6-0, 17-2). Buddy Sosnoskie, Austin Wates and Ronnie Shaban each had two hits and two RBI for the Hokies (2-4, 13-8). In the opener, Kyle Parker homered and drove in two for the Tigers. Clemson scored twice in the first and never trailed. Steve Domecus had three hits for Tech.


No. 10 Louisville 8-1, Ball State 3-5

In Louisville, Ky., Ryan Wright went 4 for 5 with a homer and three RBI as Louisville won the opener of a doubleheader with Ball State at Jim Patterson Stadium to secure the series win. Phil Wunderlich also went deep for the home Cardinals (17-2). Kolbrin Vitek walked twice and scored twice for the visiting Cardinals (6-13). In the nightcap, T.J. Baumet had three hits and run as Ball State salvaged the finale of the series. Wright and Kyle Grieshaber both had three hits for Louisville.


No. 13 Miami (Fla.) 11, Duke 3
In Durham, N.C., Miami (4-1, 13-5) sealed its second ACC series by defeating Duke. Hurricane Harold Martinez finished 3 for 4 with three RBI and a home run. Miami totaled 15 hits, nailing Blue Devils starter Eric Pfisterer (2-2) with his second loss. ‘Canes Jason Santana (2-1) allowed three earned runs on six hits, while fanning five. Duke (2-3, 12-6) tallied a pair of go-ahead runs early in the second, but ultimately fell behind after Miami’s five-run third. Will Piwnica-Worms (1 for 4) sailed a solo shot out of the yard in the third for the Blue Devils.

No. 15 Oregon State 7-12, Maine 5-2

In Corvallis, Ore., Tanner Robles allowed two hits over eight innings in the nightcap as Oregon State swept a doubleheader from Maine at Goss Stadium. Robles (4-1) fanned a career-high 12. Stefen Romero and Keith Jennett both had three hits for the Beavers (13-3). OSU used a seven-run third to take control. Tyler Patzalek drove in a run for the Black Bears (7-11). Romero homered in the opener and Danny Hayes knocked in two for the Beavers.


No. 19 Ole Miss 7, Kentucky 6

In Lexington, Ky., Zach Miller went 2 for 5 with two runs and an RBI to help Ole Miss (2-0, 15-4) secure a SEC series victory against Kentucky (0-2, 14-5). Taylor Hightower had a two-RBI single in the first to put the Rebels up 3-0, but Cory Farris’ solo home run in the fourth made the score 3-2. Each team scored four runs in the eighth: for the Rebels, Miles Hamblin hit a two-RBI single, Hightower scored on a throwing error and Tanner Mathis had an RBI single as a pinch hitter. The Wildcats responded with two home runs – a solo shot by Lance Ray and a three-run long ball from Farris – but David Goforth retired the next two batters to stop the rally. Pitching a career-high seven innings, Aaron Barrett (5-0) struck out seven, walked one, and allowed six hits and one run. Brett Huber, who allowed no hits in ninth-inning relief, struck out two and walked one to earn a save (1).


San Diego 6, No. 20 Rice 5 (10)

In San Diego, Tony Strazzara had a game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th as San Diego knocked off Rice at Cunningham Stadium. With two outs and no one on in the bottom of the 10th, Nick McCoy sent a fly ball to right that was dropped, allowing McCoy to reach first. McCoy stole second and came home on Strazzara’s base hit. Anthony Rendon and Jeremy Rathjen hit back-to-back homers in the fourth that gave the Owls (11-9) a 3-2 lead. After Rice added a run in the sixth, Mike Ferraro’s two-run single for the Toreros (11-9) in the bottom of the seventh tied it at four. Both teams added a run in the eighth.


East Carolina 11, Monmouth 4
In Greenville, N.C., East Carolina responded to Friday’s home loss with a victory over Monmouth. Zach Wright belted two home runs for the Pirates (10-8). He ripped a third inning three-run shot as well as a fifth frame blast that immediately followed a dinger by Devin Harris. The Hawks (3-5) added their own three-run round-tripper by Cal Costanzo in the top of the fourth but ceased to score for the remainder of the bout. ECU’s Seth Maness (3-2) worked through the homer to get the win in 7.2 innings while fanning eight. Kyle Breese (1-2) took his second loss, allowing seven earned runs on 10 hits.