April 3, 2010

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CBI Live: No. 9 Florida 7, No. 19 Vanderbilt 3

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Texas completes Big 12 sweep of Oklahoma

Cal sweeps Arizona, Boston College knocks off Clemson


In Norman, Okla., Kevin Keyes went 3 for 5 with three runs and two RBI, leading No. 7 Texas (7-2, 21-7) to a 9-3 win Saturday as it completed a Big 12 sweep of No. 10 Oklahoma (3-4, 22-6). Cameron Rupp hit a two-RBI single in the first to give the Longhorns an early lead. Tant Shepherd and Keyes hit back-to-back solo home runs to lead off the third inning, extending Texas’ lead to 5-0. No Sooner reached base until the fourth inning, when Max White hit a two-run home run to make it a 6-2 game. Keyes had another solo home run in the ninth, giving Texas a 9-3 lead. Brandon Workman (5-1) pitched for eight innings, striking out eight, walking one, and allowing four hits and three runs to earn the win.


California 8-4, No. 20 Arizona 0-3

In Berkeley, Calif., Jimmy Bosco went 2 for 4 and hit a solo home run in Game 2, and California (3-3, 16-10) won both games of the doubleheader to sweep it Pac-10 series against Arizona (2-4, 20-8). In the second inning, Bobby Rinard hit a two-RBI double and then scored on a wild pitch to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. California rallied to take a 3-2 lead in the fifth when Bosco hit his home run and Mark Canha hit a two-RBI single. Matt Flemer (1-0) struck out two and allowed two hits in three shutout innings to earn the win. In Game 1, Tony Renda led the Golden Bears, going 2 for 2 with two runs and a walk. Bosco hit a two-RBI single in the fifth that put California up 5-0. The Wildcats had a chance to score in the seventh when Steve Selsky hit a double with no outs and a player on first, but California held the runner at third, and Arizona ended the inning with no runs after a strikeout and a double play. The win went to Justin Jones (6-2), who struck out five and allowed four hits in eight shutout innings.


Boston College 11, No. 12 Clemson 5
In Clemson, N.C., Boston College evened up its ACC series with Clemson (8-3, 19-8). The Eagles (4-7, 12-14) scored seven runs in the top of the second inning to take a 7-4. The Tigers would fail to make a comeback as lefty Pat Dean (5-0) pitched eight innings allowing just one additional run in the bottom of the second, which he followed with six shutout innings. Mickey Wiswall went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI. Clemson’s Will Lamb (3-1) suffered his first loss, giving up six runs. Jeff Schaus was 2 for 5 with one RBI for the Tigers.

No. 1 Arizona State 7, Oregon 3

In Eugene, Ore., Jake Borup and Jake Barrett held Oregon scoreless over the final eight innings as Arizona State won its Pac-10 series at PK Park. Danny Pulfer (3 for 4) had a RBI double and scored in a three-run first for the Ducks (2-4, 19-10). Starter Borup (6-0) bounced back to keep Oregon off the board after that, going 7.0 innings with six hits, one walk and four strikeouts. Barrett allowed one hit over the final two innings with one strikeout to record his first save. Jordan Swagerty (2 for 4) and Drew Maggi (2 for 4, 2 R) had run-scoring singles in the second for the Sun Devils (5-1, 25-1), and Kole Calhoun (2 for 4) scored on a double play in the sixth to even the score at three. Calhoun’s two-run single with two outs capped a three-run seventh.


No. 2 Virginia 8, NC State 4

In Raleigh, N.C., Phil Gosselin went 2 for 5 with three runs as Virginia evened its ACC series with NC State at Doak Field. Gosselin singled and scored to spark a three-run sixth-inning rally that snapped a 3-3 tie. He was hit by a pitch and scored as the Cavaliers (8-3, 23-5) added two in the seventh. Dan Grovatt had three hits and two RBI for Virginia. Kyle Wilson had two hits and knocked in a pair for the Wolfpack (4-7, 17-10).


No. 8 Louisville 10, Villanova 6

In Louisville, Ky., Adam Duvall went 2 for 3 with two runs, two walks, a RBI and a stolen base to help Louisville (5-1, 24-3) complete a Big East sweep Villanova (2-4, 17-7). Louisville scored two runs in each of the first four innings to establish its lead. With Villanova down 4-1 in the third, Justin Bencsko hit a three-run home run to tie the game. Stewart Ijames answered with a two-RBI single in the bottom of the inning, but the Wildcats scored twice in the fifth to make it an 8-6 game. Ryan Wright’s solo home run in the sixth and J.J. Ethel’s RBI single in the eighth provided the final two runs. Bob Revesz (1-0), who allowed two walks, one hit and no runs in .2 innings, was the winning pitcher. Neil Holland, who walked one in 1.2 hitless innings, earned the save (7).


San Diego State 3, No. 14 TCU 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, Blair Moore went 2 for 3 with a run and a walk as San Diego State (1-5, 11-17) prevented a Mountain West sweep against TCU (5-3, 20-6). SDSU was the first to score, when Cory Vaughn hit a RBI single in the first inning, but it was a pitcher’s duel during the next seven innings. TCU tied the game in the eighth on Brance Rivera’s RBI single. Matt Parker drove in the game-winning runs with a two-RBI single in the ninth inning. John Pecoraro (1-1) picked up the win after striking out one, walking one, and allowing three hits and one run in two innings.


No. 16 Miami (Fla.) 9, Wake Forest 8 (11)
In Coral Gables, Fla., the Hurricanes (9-2, 19-7) notched their fourth consecutive ACC series with a tight victory over Wake Forest (2-9, 9-20). In the bottom of the 11th, Miami’s Scott Lawson (1 for 5) had a series-clinching hit to left. ‘Canes reliever Daniel Miranda (2-1) tallied his second win, pitching 2.2 hitless relief innings. Demon Deacon Niko Spezial (1-4) was given the loss as he gave up Lawson’s walk-off single. Steven Brooks went 4 for 5 with four RBI for Wake Forest.

Mississippi State 8, No. 17 South Carolina 7
In Columbia, S.C., Mississippi State answered Friday’s SEC loss by holding off South Carolina (6-2, 21-6). The Bulldogs (3-5, 15-12) scored five runs in the first three innings and held off a late comeback by the Gamecocks on the arm of Ben Bracewell. The freshman right-hander picked up his fourth save, fanning two of the three batters he faced in a scoreless ninth. Chris Stratton (3-3) earned the win and Sam Dyson (2-1) was dealt his first loss. MSU’s Ryan Collins batted 3 for 4 with three RBI. South Carolina’s Whit Merrifield was 3 for 6 with a RBI.