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Parker drives in five
as Virginia tops Towson
Kennesaw State stops Georgia Tech, Coastal
Carolina clips Clemson in 11
Charlottesville, Va., Jarrett Parker had three hits, including a
grand slam, and five RBI as No. 2 Virginia thumped Towson 17-4
Wednesday to complete the two-game sweep in front of 2,042 fans
at Davenport Field. Steven Proscia (2 for 6, 2 3B, 3 R, 4 RBI)
(right) had a bases-clearing triple to key a seven-run second.
Parker’s slam highlighted a six-run fifth as the Cavaliers
(22-4) took a 14-2 lead. Stephen Bruno (3 for 4, 4 R, 2 RBI) was
a home run short of the cycle. Eric Weller and Steve Rice both
homered for the Tigers (5-20).
Kennesaw State 7, No. 3 Georgia Tech 4
In Kennesaw, Ga., Drew Fowlkes had a RBI single
to cap a five-run seventh as Kennesaw State rallied past Georgia
Tech in front of 1,147 fans at Stillwell Stadium. The Owls
(11-16) led 7-3 after seven before the Yellow Jackets (22-3)
threatened in the ninth. Tech loaded the bases with one out.
Derek Dietrich, who had a two-run homer in the first, was hit by
a pitch to make it 7-4. J.B. Johnson fanned the final two
Jackets to earn his third save. Bucky Smith had a two-run double
in the second for KSU.
No. 15 Coastal Carolina 4, No. 12 Clemson 3
In Clemson, S.C., Rico Noel smacked a two-out
homer in the top of the 11th as Coastal Carolina clipped Clemson
at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Austin Fleet survived a leadoff walk
in the bottom of the frame to earn the save. Kyle Parker’s
two-run homer capped a three-run fourth for the Tigers (18-7).
Noel had a sacrifice fly in the fifth to put the Chanticleers
(20-5) on the board. Steve Davis singled and scored in the
seventh to pull Coastal to within one. Tommy La Stella homered
in the eighth to knot the score at three. Noel and Scott
Woodward both had two hits.
No. 4 LSU 13, Binghamton 7
In Baton Rouge, La., Grant Dozar had a two-run
single to spark a seven-run eighth as LSU fought past Binghamton
at Alex Box Stadium. The Bearcats (6-11) led 7-6 before Dozar’s
base hit put LSU ahead. Blake Dean added a two-run single later
in the frame for the Tigers (21-3). Corey Taylor had a two-run
homer in the top of the third that gave BU a 2-1 lead. Leon
Landry had a three-run triple in the bottom of the frame that
gave LSU a 5-2 advantage. Taylor’s grand slam keyed a five-run
fourth as the Bearcats took a 7-5 lead. Matt Gaudet went deep in
the fifth to pull the Tigers to within one. Landry had three
hits and Dean finished with three RBI.
No. 10 Oklahoma 16, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1
In Norman, Okla., Cameron Seitzer had two hits,
including a home run, and four RBI as Oklahoma finished a
two-game sweep of UAPB at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Seitzer had a
two-run double in the first and Max White followed with a homer
as the Sooners (22-3) took a 4-0 lead. Seitzer went deep in a
three-run fourth as OU scored in seven different innings. Barry
McDonley homered in the ninth for the Lions (3-14).
No. 13 Arkansas 9, Centenary 4
In Fayetteville, Ark., Brett Eibner homered and
drove in three as Arkansas completed a two-game sweep of
Centenary at Baum Stadium. Michael Tompkins had a three-run
homer to cap a four-run first for the Gents (8-12). Eibner’s
two-run dinger capped a three-run third for the Razorbacks
(20-5). Andy Wilkins (2 for 4, 2 R) tripled and scored in the
fourth to tie it at four. Wilkins, James McCann (3 for 4, 2 R)
and Bo Bigham each had RBI doubles in the sixth for the Hogs.
No. 16 Miami (Fla.) 12, Florida Atlantic 5
In Coral Gables, Fla., Yasmani Grandal, Chris
Pelaez and Stephen Perez all homered as Miami outscored FAU at
Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. A solo shot by Grandal
was followed by a two-run dinger by Pelaez in the fourth as the
Hurricanes (17-7) took a 4-3 lead. Perez had a two-run shot in a
three-run sixth as Miami took a 9-3 advantage. Mike Albaladejo
(3 for 3, 3 R) and Dan Scheffler (2 for 3, 4 RBI) led the
offense for the Owls (15-9).
No. 19 Vanderbilt 10, Wofford 7
In Nashville, Tenn., Vanderbilt used a four-run
first and five-run fourth to defeat Wofford at Hawkins Field.
Jason Esposito (2 for 4) had a two-run single in the first for
the Commodores (23-4). Brian Harris (2 for 4) had a three-run
homer in the fifth for Vandy. Landon Bennett (3 for 5) homered
in the sixth and James Foster (3 for 4, 3 RBI) added a two-run
double for the Terriers (8-17).
Middle Tennessee 21, Lipscomb 20 (12)
In Murfreesboro, Tenn., Zach Hudson homered in
the bottom of the 12th as Middle Tennessee outlasted Lipscomb.
Hudson reached base seven of eight times with four hits, two
walks, three runs and two RBI. The Bisons (7-18) scored three in
the top of the ninth for a 20-15 lead before the Blue Raiders
(16-9) rallied for five in the bottom of the frame. Justin
Miller (4 for 7, 2 HR) and Justin Guidry (5 for 8) both drove in
five for MTSU, while Blake McDade (3 for 7) scored five. Ryan
Wilkins went 4 for 5 with two homers and five RBI for Lipscomb.
(photo by Jimmy Jones)