April 2, 2010

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CBI Live: No. 9 Florida 3, No. 19 Vanderbilt 2

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Oregon hands Arizona State its first loss

NC State stops Virginia, Texas blanks Oklahoma


In Eugene, Ore., Marcus Piazzisi had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 12th as Oregon handed top-ranked Arizona State its first loss of the season, 6-5, Friday in evening its Pac-10 series at PK Park. J.J. Altobelli (3 for 6, 2 R) started the winning rally with a bunt single and moved to second on a throwing error. With two down, Piazzisi (3 for 5, 2 RBI) had a base hit to plate Altobelli and end the 5:24 marathon. The Sun Devils (4-1, 24-1) had scored twice in the top of the ninth to take a 5-4 lead. Ryan Hambright had a RBI single in the bottom of the frame for the Ducks (2-3, 18-9) to force extra innings. K.C. Serna had two hits and two RBI for Oregon. Drew Maggi had three hits and one RBI, and Kole Calhoun homered for ASU.


NC State 6, No. 2 Virginia 5 (11)

In Raleigh, N.C., Matt Bergquist had the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 11th as NC State knocked off Virginia in the opener of their ACC series at Doak Field at Dail Park. It was the 500th win for head coach Elliott Avent with the Wolfpack (4-6, 17-9). The Cavaliers (7-3, 22-5) scored twice in the top of the ninth for a 5-3 lead. Dallas Poulk hit a two-run homer off UVa closer Kevin Arico to force extra innings. Kyle Wilson had a two-run homer in the eighth for NC State. Dan Grovatt knocked in two for the Cavs.


No. 7 Texas 2, No. 10 Oklahoma 0

In Norman, Okla., Connor Rowe went 2 for 2 with two RBI to help Texas (6-1, 20-7) clinch a Big 12 series win against Oklahoma (3-3, 22-5). Rowe’s two-RBI double in the second inning gave the Longhorns a lead they held the rest of the game. After giving up those runs, Bobby Shore (4-1) allowed only two more hits, keeping the Longhorns scoreless during the next five innings. But the Sooners could not give him any run support, with only five base runners during the game.  Cole Greene (6-0) got the win after striking out six, walking two and allowing three hits in 7.2 scoreless innings. Chance Ruffin (4-1) relieved him, retiring all four batters he faced to earn the save (7).


No. 3 Georgia Tech 13, Duke 3

In Atlanta, Chase Burnette had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI as Georgia Tech decked Duke in their ACC series opener at Russ Chandler Stadium. Deck McGuire (5-1) fanned five in seven innings for the win, allowing six hits and three runs. Leading 3-2, the Yellow Jackets (9-1, 23-3) scored eight in sixth to blow the game open. Tony Plagman had two runs and two RBI for Tech. Jeremy Gould and Will Currier both had two hits and one RBI for the Blue Devils (3-7, 16-10).


No. 4 LSU 4, Georgia 3

In Baton Rouge, La., Beau Didier and Austin Nola both had run-scoring singles as LSU edged Georgia in the opener of their SEC series at Alex Box Stadium. Didier’s run-scoring single in the sixth gave the Tigers (6-1, 22-3) a 2-1 lead. Nola’s two-run base hit in the seventh put LSU on top 4-1. Peter Verdin (2 for 4) and Zach Cone (3 for 4, 2 RBI) had RBI doubles in the eighth as the Bulldogs (1-6, 9-16) pulled to within one. Matty Ott struck out the side in the ninth for his 10th save. Anthony Ranaudo started and pitched three innings for LSU with one run and four strikeouts. Chris Matulis (5-0) pitched 4.2 innings in relief for the win with six strikeouts. Micah Gibbs had two hits and one run for the Tigers.


Stanford 8, No. 5 UCLA 4

In Los Angeles, Jordan Pries went the distance as Stanford evened its Pac-10 series with UCLA, which snapped its 22-game win streak. Pries (3-1) allowed eight hits and three earned runs with four walks and four strikeouts. Stephen Piscotty had a two-run double in a seven-run fifth for the Cardinal (3-2, 13-8). Zach Jones and Tyler Gaffney both had two hits, one run and one RBI for Stanford. Beau Amaral had three hits and a run for the Bruins (1-1, 22-1). Brett Krill had a two-run homer for UCLA.


Virginia Tech 10, No. 6 Florida State 5

In Tallahassee, Fla., Justin Wright tied a career high with 10 strikeouts as Virginia Tech defeated Florida State in the opener of their ACC series at Dick Howser Stadium. Wright (4-3) allowed two earned runs in seven innings with seven hits and two walks. Austin Wates went 4 for 5 with two of the seven doubles for the Hokies (5-5, 19-9) and three RBI. Buddy Sosnoskie had a two-run double in a five-run second for Tech. Rafael Lopez had a RBI single to cap a three-run fourth for the Seminoles (6-4, 20-5). Tyler Holt added a two-run homer in the ninth for FSU.


No. 8 Louisville 7, Villanova 0

In Louisville, Ky., Dean Kiekhefer (3-1) pitched a complete-game shutout as Louisville (4-1, 23-3) guaranteed a Big East series victory against Villanova (2-3, 17-6). Cade Stallings gave Louisville its first lead with an RBI single in the second inning. Adam Duvall led off the third inning with a solo home run that put the Cardinals up 2-0. Later that inning, Stewart Ijames extended their lead with a two-RBI single. The Cardinals’ final runs came in the sixth off of back-to-back solo home runs from Duvall and Andrew Clark. Kiekhefer struck out five, walked one and allowed five hits to earn the win.


No. 11 Ole Miss 7, Tennessee 3

In Oxford, Miss., Tim Ferguson and Matt Smith both homered as Ole Miss topped Tennessee in the SEC series opener. Drew Pomeranz (5-0) allowed five hits and three runs in seven innings with six walks and seven strikeouts to earn the win. Kevin Mort went 4 for 4 with two runs for the Rebels (5-2, 21-6). Ole Miss took a 3-0 lead before Matt Duffy (2 for 4) had a two-run single in the fourth for the Volunteers (0-7, 13-14) pulled within one. Chris Fritts went deep in the fifth for UT to tie it at three. Smith homered in the bottom of the frame to give the Rebels the lead. Ferguson’s two-run blast in the sixth gave the Rebels some insurance.


No. 12 Clemson 15, Boston College 2
In Clemson, S.C., it was all Clemson as the Tigers (8-2, 19-7) thumped Boston College (3-7, 11-14) in their ACC series opener. The Eagles’ Mickey Wiswall stroked a first-inning solo home run, but after that Clemson left-hander Casey Harman (5-0) shut the door on BC. Harman allowed just four hits in six innings while fanning 10. Wiswall went on to add the Eagles’ only other run in the eighth as he crossed home plate on a wild pitch. The Tigers scored at least one run in the first six innings, with the biggest being a six-run second frame. Mike Freeman went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a round tripper, plating a total of four runs.

Kentucky 12, No. 13 Arkansas 8

In Fayetteville, Ark., Braden Kapteyn had four hits to lead Kentucky past Arkansas in the SEC series opener in front of 7,118 fans at Baum Stadium. Kapteyn had a two-run homer in a three-run first for the Wildcats (2-5, 18-9). UK added two in the second and Cody Farris went deep to spark a three-run third as the Wildcats built an 8-0 lead. Andy Burns and Gunner Glad also homered for UK. Chad Wright had three hits and three runs for the Wildcats. Andy Wilkins had two hits and three RBI for the Razorbacks (4-3, 20-6).


No. 14 TCU 11, San Diego State 5

In Fort Worth, Texas, Brance Rivera went 3 for 4 with three RBI and three runs to help TCU (5-2, 20-5) pull away from San Diego State (0-5, 10-17), ensuring a Mountain West series win. San Diego State was the first to score, building a 2-0 lead off of Mitch Blackburn’s solo home runs in the first and third innings, but Jerome Pena tied the game with a two-run home run in the bottom of the third. Chris Wilson gave the Aztecs their lead back with a two-run home run in the fourth, but two more RBI from Pena in the bottom of the inning put TCU up 5-4. San Diego State rallied one last time, tying the game when Jomel Torres hit an RBI double in the fifth, but the Horned Frogs scored six straight runs to put the game away. Rivera’s solo home run in the sixth was the game-winning run, and TCU added five more in the seventh. Tyler Lockwood (3-2), who struck out four, walked three, and allowed five hits and one run, picked up the win.


No. 15 Coastal Carolina 14, Presbyterian 1

In Conway, S.C., Rico Noel and Jose Iglesias both knocked in five as Coastal Carolina pounded Presbyterian in the opener of their Big South series. Iglesias (3 for 4) had a three-run homer in the first to start the scoring for the Chanticleers (3-0, 21-5). Noel (1 for 3, 3 R) had a three-run inside-the-park homer in the seventh to complete the scoring. Scott Woodward went 3 for 3 with three runs for Coastal. Cody Wheeler (5-0) struck out 10 in seven innings with two hits, one run and three walks. Aaron Preston walked and scored in the third for the Blue Hose (1-3, 7-18).


No. 16 Miami (Fla.) 7, Wake Forest 4
In Coral Gable, Fla., the Hurricanes (8-2, 18-7) topped Wake Forrest (2-8, 9-19) in the opener of their ACC series. Miami jumped out to a 5-1 and held on from there on the arm of Chris Hernandez (4-2). The junior southpaw pitched seven innings, allowing just three runs on six hits. Stephen Perez plated a pair of runs going 2 for 4 for the ‘Canes. Wake Forrest’s Michael Dimock (1-5) suffered his fifth loss while catcher Mike Murray batted 2 for 4 with two RBI.

No. 17 South Carolina 10, Mississippi State 2
In Columbia, S.C., the Gamecocks (6-1, 21-5) rode the arm of Blake Cooper (5-0) in their SEC victory over Mississippi State (2-5, 14-12). Cooper pitched 8.1 innings and allowed only two runs on six hits, while striking out seven. South Carolina jumped out early with a four-run first inning. Gamecock designated hitter Brady Thomas went 3 for 4 with four RBI while connecting on pair of home runs. Bulldog second baseman Sam Frost was 2 for 3.


USC 8, No. 18 Oregon State 2

In Los Angeles, Ricky Oropesa homered and drove in four as USC evened its Pac-10 series with Oregon State. Oropesa had a run-scoring single in the first and added a three-run homer in a four-run seventh. Ben Mount (3-1) allowed four hits and one earned run in six innings with one walk and seven strikeouts for the Trojans (2-3, 14-13). Adalberto Santos had an RBI double in the seventh for the Beavers (1-1, 17-6).