March 31, 2010

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Parker drives in five as Virginia tops Towson

Kennesaw State stops Georgia Tech, Coastal Carolina clips Clemson in 11


In 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 (11)

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)