April 1, 2010

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Maggi homers as Arizona State nips Oregon

UCLA tops Stanford in 10, Texas blanks Oklahoma


In Eugene, Ore., Drew Maggi (right) homered in the third, his first career home run, as No. 1 Arizona State nipped Oregon 1-0 Thursday in the opener of their Pac-10 series at PK Park. Seth Blair (5-0) allowed five hits in seven innings with five strikeouts to earn the victory for the Sun Devils (4-0, 24-0). Mitchell Lambson worked a hitless eighth and Jordan Swagerty pitched the ninth for his eighth save. The Ducks (1-3, 18-9) got the tying run to second with one out in the ninth, but Swagerty got a strikeout and a groundout to end the contest. Tyler Anderson (4-3) went the distance for Oregon, with four hits and 10 strikeouts. Zach Wilson had a double for ASU, while Marcus Piazzisi had a two-base hit for the Ducks.


No. 5 UCLA 6, Stanford 5 (10)

In Los Angeles, Dean Espy had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th as UCLA edged Stanford in the Pac-10 series opener at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Niko Gallego started the winning rally with a leadoff single and was sacrificed to second. Blair Dunlap had a base hit to center, moving Gallego to third before he came home on Espy’s game-winner. Dan Klein (2-0) fanned two over 1.2 scoreless innings to record the victory. Cody Regis had a two-run single in the seventh for the Bruins (1-0, 22-0) that tied the game at five. Tyler Rahmatulla had two hits and three runs for UCLA. Dave Guiliani went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs for the Cardinal (2-2, 12-8).


No. 7 Texas 5, No. 10 Oklahoma 0

In Norman, Okla., Cohl Walla went 3 for 5 with three runs as Texas (5-1, 19-7) shut out Oklahoma (3-2, 22-4) in their Big 12 series opener. Moldenhauer gave the Longhorns the lead with a solo home run to lead off the second inning. Montalbano hit a RBI single in the ninth that drove in Texas’ final run. The winning pitcher, Taylor Jungmann (3-1), struck out six, walked two and allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings. It was the first loss for Zach Neal (3-1), who struck out nine while allowing seven hits and three runs in 5.2 innings.


No. 8 Louisville 12, Villanova 4

In Louisville, Ky., Andrew Clark went 5 for 5 with five RBI and four runs to lead Louisville (3-1, 22-3) to victory in its Big East series opener against Villanova (2-2, 17-5). David Koczirka put the Wildcats up 3-2 with a RBI single in the third, but it was their only lead of the game. Clark hit a grand slam in the fourth to put Louisville up 7-3. Ryan Wright was in on the Cardinals’ last five runs: he had a two-RBI double and a run in the sixth inning and hit a two-run home run in the eighth. Thomas Royse (6-0) struck out six, walked two, and allowed 10 hits and four runs in 6.1 innings to earn the win.


No. 14 TCU 4, San Diego State 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, Jimme Pharr went 2 for 4 with two runs as TCU (4-2, 19-5) beat San Diego State (0-4, 10-16) in their Mountain West series opener. Ryan O’Sullivan drew a bases-loaded walk in the first to give the Aztecs their only run and only lead of the game. In the eighth, with the game tied 1-1, Pharr scored when a San Diego State throwing error allowed the runners to advance. Aaron Schultz had a sacrifice groundout later that inning that allowed Brance Rivera and Taylor Featherston to score the game-winning runs. By striking out one, walking one and allowing three hits in 1.2 shutout innings, Trent Appleby (3-1) got the win.


No. 18 Oregon State 4, USC 1 (10)

In Los Angeles, Parker Berberet had a run-scoring single to spark a three-run 10th as Oregon State outlasted USC in the Pac-10 series opener at Dedeaux Field. Rob Folsom added a two-run double to give the Beavers (1-0, 17-5) a three-run advantage. Joe De Pinto doubled and stole home for the lone run for the Trojans (1-3, 13-13). Dylan Jones had a pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth for OSU. Greg Peavey struck out 10 in seven innings for the Beavers. Kevin Rhoderick (1-1) pitched the final 1.1 innings with one hit and one walk to earn the win. Berberet and Stefen Romero both had two hits for OSU. De Pinto and Matt Hart both had two hits for USC.


California 7, No. 20 Arizona 2

In Berkeley, Calif., Mark Canha went 3 for 4 with two runs to help California (1-3, 14-10) win its Pac-10 series opener against Arizona (2-2, 20-6). The Wildcats took an early 1-0 lead when Steve Selsky led off the second with a home run. Tony Renda hit a RBI single beginning in the fourth, when the Golden Bears used a five-run inning to seize the lead. Semien hit a RBI triple in the eighth to drive in California’s seventh and final run. The win went to Erik Johnson (4-1), who struck out six, walked one, and allowed six hits and one run in six innings.


(photo courtesy of ASU Media Relations Office)