March 27, 2010

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Ferguson goes 5 for 5 as Ole Miss wins series over Florida

Arizona State sets school record with 22-0 start, Arkansas edges Alabama


In Oxford, Miss., Tim Ferguson went 5 for 5 with four runs and one RBI as No. 18 Ole Miss clinched its SEC series with a 15-3 win Saturday over No. 5 Florida. Matt Smith (2 for 4, 3 R, 3 RBI) homered for the Rebels (4-1, 19-5). Zach Miller went 3 for 5 with three runs and two RBI for Ole Miss. Austin Maddox (2 for 5) had a two-run single in the top of the first before the Rebels put up four in the bottom of the frame, keyed by a two-run double from Alex Yarbrough (2 for 4, 2 2B, 3 RBI). Ole Miss added four in the second to take complete control.  Aaron Barrett (6-0) allowed four hits and three runs in six innings with six walks and nine strikeouts to earn the victory. Matt Crouse pitched three scoreless innings for his first save.


No. 2 Arizona State 6, California 1

In Tempe, Ariz., Merrill Kelly allowed two hits and one run in 6.1 innings as Arizona State clinched its Pac-10 series with California in front of a sellout crowd of 4,371 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils (2-0, 22-0) now have the best start in school history. Kelly (6-0) fanned five in earning the victory. Deven Marrero (2 for 4) had a three-run homer to cap a four-run fifth for ASU. Zach Wilson and Johnny Ruettiger were both 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI. Danny Oh homered in the sixth for the Golden Bears (0-2, 12-9).


No. 16 Arkansas 4, No. 17 Alabama 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Tom Hauskey had a pinch-hit, RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to carry Arkansas past Alabama in SEC action in front of 8,332 fans at Baum Stadium. The Crimson Tide (2-3, 16-5) got one in the fifth and two in the sixth to take a 3-0 lead before the Razorbacks (3-2, 17-5) tied it with three in the seventh. Collin Kuhn (3 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI) had a leadoff double in the bottom of the ninth for Arkansas. After Zack Cox was intentionally walked and Andy Wilkins (2 for 5) flew out, Hauskey came off the bench to drive in Kuhn with the game-winner. Bo Bigham had two hits and one run for the Hogs. Jon Kelton went 3 for 3 with two RBI for Alabama. Taylor Dugas had three hits, including two doubles, and one RBI for the Crimson Tide.


No. 8 Clemson 8-1, No. 1 Virginia 5-3

In Charlottesville, Va., Will Lamb allowed one earned run in seven innings as Clemson topped Virginia in the opener of their doubleheader in front of a school-record 3,540 fans at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (7-2, 20-4) rebounded to take the nightcap against the Tigers (7-2, 18-6) to capture the ACC series. Lamb (3-0) allowed five hits and two walks with two strikeouts. The Tigers took the lead for good in the seventh at 3-2, and added two in the eighth and three in the ninth. Addison Johnson (2 for 5) and Phil Pohl (1 for 3) both drove in two for Clemson. Kenny Swab had two hits, including a home run, for UVa. In the nightcap, Cody Winiarski (3-0) gave up one run in six innings with six hits, four walks and four strikeouts to earn the win for the Cavs. Kevin Arico recorded the final four outs for his eighth save. Franco Valdes had a homer in a two-run third for Virginia. Swab went deep in the fifth, his second dinger of the day.


No. 3 Georgia Tech 13, North Carolina 5

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Cole Leonida went 3 for 4 with three RBI and three runs to help Georgia Tech (7-1, 20-2) top North Carolina (2-6, 16-8) and clinch the ACC series win. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first with three straight solo home runs from Derek Dietrich, Tony Plagman and Leonida. The Tar Heels pulled within one in the fifth when Seth Baldwin’s RBI double made the score 6-5, but they would not score again. Chase Burnette’s two-RBI double highlighted a five-run seventh inning for the Yellow Jackets. Matt Skole – 2 for 4 with four RBI, a run and a walk – drove in Georgia Tech’s final two runs in the eighth. Jake Davies (2-0) was the winning pitcher, striking out two, walking two and allowing two hits in 2.1 shutout innings.


No. 4 LSU 10-8, Tennessee 6-6

In Knoxville, Tenn., Matt Gaudet homered in both games as LSU completed a doubleheader and SEC series sweep of Tennessee at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. In the opener, Gaudet homered in the sixth tied it at three and his sac fly capped a four-run seventh as LSU took control. Anthony Ranaudo made his first start since the season opener and pitched two perfect innings with one strikeout. Micah Gibbs (3 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI), Mikie Mahtook (3 for 3, 3 R, 1 RBI) and Austin Nola (3 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI) paced the offense for the Tigers (5-1, 20-3). Matt Ramsey (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) went deep for the Volunteers (0-6, 11-13). P.J. Polk (2 for 4, 3 RBI) had a solo shot in the third for UT before Gaudet’s two-run blast in the fourth put LSU ahead to stay. Leon Landry went deep and Gibbs added a two-run triple in a four-run fifth for the Tigers. Matty Ott gave up a double in the ninth, but kept the Vols off the scoreboard for his ninth save.


No. 6 Florida State 12, Maryland 5

In Tallahassee, Fla., Mike McGee went 3 for 4 with three RBI, two runs and a walk, leading Florida State (5-3, 18-4) as it secured an ACC series victory against Maryland (2-6, 9-14). Matt Marquis hit an RBI single in the first to give the Terrapins their only lead of the game. The Seminoles had three runs in the first, two in the second, and a three-run home run from Mike McGee in the fourth to take an 8-1 lead. The Terrapins scored twice in the sixth, off of Brandon Padula’s RBI single and Dan Gentzler’s RBI double, and had two unearned runs in the seventh, making the score 11-5. Florida State’s final run came in the seventh, when Tyler Holt hit a solo home run. John Gast (5-1) struck out four, walked one, and allowed seven hits and three runs in 5.1 innings to earn the win.


No. 7 UCLA 6, Cal Poly 4

In Los Angeles, Rob Rasmussen fanned nine in 5.2 innings as UCLA completed the three-game sweep of Cal Poly at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bruins (20-0) extended their school-record win streak and best start in school history. Rasmussen (3-0) allowed four hits and two runs with four walks. Matt Grace got the final three outs for his first save. After the Mustangs (7-15) put up single runs in each of the first two innings, UCLA scored six over its next four at-bats. Tyler Rahmatulla had three hits and one run, while Cody Regis knocked in two for the Bruins. Matt Jensen had two hits and two RBI for Cal Poly.


No. 9 Texas 8, Texas Tech 3

In Lubbock, Texas, Texas had seven of its 12 hits go for extra bases in evening its Big 12 series with Texas Tech in front of 4,010 fans at Dan Law Field. Michael Reed (2 for 3) had a RBI double and scored in the first for the Red Raiders (2-3, 12-13). Cohl Walla (2 for 5, 2 R) had a run-scoring triple and scored in the third as the Longhorns (3-2, 17-6) tied it at two. Tant Shepherd (2 for 4, 2 R) had a RBI double and scored in a three-run fifth for Texas. Joey Kenworthy (2 for 3, 2 R) cut the lead to two with a dinger in the bottom of the frame. The Longhorns had Jordan Etier (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) add a RBI triple in the sixth and Kevin Lusson go yard in the eighth.


No. 11 Louisville 4-3, Connecticut 2-6
In Louisville, Ky., the Cardinals (2-1, 20-3) clinched its Big East weekend series over Connecticut (1-2, 13-7) on the bat of Andrew Clark. Trailing 2-1 in the seventh inning of the opener, Clark ripped a three-run double to give Louisville the lead. Derek Self (4-0) picked up the win in relief, pitching 2.2 shutout innings. Greg Nappo (2-3) gave up three runs in 6.1 innings for the loss. The Huskies spoiled the sweep winning the second half of the doubleheader. UConn, up 6-0 heading into the ninth, allowed the Cards to push through three runs but held on to the victory. Husky starter Matt Barnes (4-0) pitched eight scoreless innings for the win and Kevin Vance made his third save. Tony Zych (1-2) got the loss, giving up five runs despite fanning 10 batters. Husky first basemen Mike Nemeth was 1 for 4 with a two-run homer.

San Diego 5, No. 12 Coastal Carolina 3
In Conway S.C., San Diego (13-11) snapped a four-game winning streak for Coastal Carolina (19-4). The Toreros scored all five runs in the fourth and fifth frames with a series of RBI singles. James Meador was 2 for 5 with a RBI. On the mound, Sammy Solis (4-1) tallied his fourth win while fanning seven Chanticleers, and Matt Hauser sealed his fourth save. Coastal starter Jim Birmingham (3-1) recorded his first loss giving up all five runs. Chant sophomore Taylor Motter was 2 for 4 with two RBI, including his third home run of the season.

Long Beach State 7-8, No. 13 Oregon State 1-4

In Corvallis, Ore., Jake Thompson and Branden Pinder both went seven solid innings as Long Beach State swept a doubleheader at Oregon State. Thompson (3-0) allowed seven hits and one run in the opener with two walks and seven strikeouts. Jason Markovitz secured the win with two hitless innings of relief. Kurt Singer (1 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) had a homer in the second to put the Dirtbags (11-11) on top for good. Steve Tinoco (2 for 5) also drove in two for LBSU. Matt Boyd drove in the lone run in the first for the Beavers (16-5). Pinder (2-3) allowed two runs with four strikeouts in the nightcap. Singer (3 for 5, 2 RBI) had a RBI single in a five-run first for the Dirtbags. Joey Terdoslavich (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) stretched the lead to 6-0 with a homer in the second. Tinoco and Devin Lohman both had three hits in Game 2 for LBSU. Rob Folsom had two hits and two RBI for OSU.


NC State 7, No. 14 Miami (Fla.) 6 (11)
In Raleigh, N.C., the Wolfpack (3-5, 15-8) outlasted Miami (6-2, 15-7) in 11 innings to even their ACC series. The Hurricanes led the majority of the matchup, until NC State scored five in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra frames. Chris Schaeffer plated the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the 11th innings. Wolfpack reliever Felix Roque (1-0) earned his first win, giving up only two runs in his 4.1 innings of relief. Hurricane closer Daniel Miranda (1-1) took the loss, giving up the winning run, while David Gutierrez blew a save giving up five runs in the ninth. Miami’s Yasmani Grandal went 4 for 5 with a home run, a walk and five RBI.


No. 15 Oklahoma 4, Nebraska 1

In Lincoln, Neb., Bobby Shore (4-0) struck out four, walked two, and allowed seven hits and one run in five innings as Oklahoma (2-0, 20-2) guaranteed a Big 12 series victory against Nebraska (1-4, 11-11). Max White’s two-RBI single gave Oklahoma a lead in the first. Chris Ellison’s RBI double in the fourth extended the lead to 3-0, but Nebraska answered with Kyle Bubak’s run-scoring single in the bottom of the inning. Caleb Bushyhead scored on a wild pitch in the ninth to give the Sooners their final run. Ryan Duke retired all three batters he faced in the ninth, two with strikeouts, to earn the save (8).


No. 19 South Carolina 2, Auburn 0

In Auburn, Ala., Scott Wingo drove in the game-winning run as South Carolina (5-0, 19-4) clinched a SEC series win against Auburn (3-2, 16-7). The game was scoreless through seven innings until the Gamecocks pulled away with Wingo’s RBI double in the eighth and Kyle Enders’ RBI single in the ninth. The Tigers had more hits (11) than the Gamecocks (5) – Hunter Morris and Justin Hargett each had three – but they left 12 on base. Sam Dyson (2-0) pitched seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts and 10 hits to earn the win. Matt Price earned a save (2) with two strikeouts in 1.1 hitless innings.


Nevada 6, No. 20 UC Irvine 4

In Reno, Nev., Brock Stassi went 4 for 4 with two of his team’s five triples as Nevada won its second straight game against UC Irvine at Peccole Park. Kevin Rodland (2 for 5, 2 R) tripled and scored in the first to put the Wolf Pack (12-10) on the board. Jonathan Hurst had a sacrifice fly in the second as the Anteaters (13-8) tied it at one. Stassi’s first triple ignited a four-run second for Nevada. The Pack added a run in the fourth before Jeff Cusick’s two-run double capped a three-run fifth as UCI closed to within two. Joe Kohan had three hits for Nevada. Francis Larson went 2 for 4 for the Anteaters.


Texas A&M 5, Missouri 4

In College Station, Texas, Adam Smith (2 for 2) had a game-winning two-run double in the bottom of the ninth as Texas A&M edged Missouri in Big 12 action in front of 4,017 fans at Olsen Field. After singles by Tyler Naquin and Brandon Wood, Smith doubled into the right field corner to win the game for the Aggies (4-1, 17-5). The Tigers (0-2, 12-8) had a 2-0 lead before A&M tied it with a pair in the seventh. Missouri scored twice in the top of the eighth before the Aggies got one in the eighth before their winning rally in the ninth. Blake Brown had two doubles, one run and one RBI for the Tigers.