April 6, 2010
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Fullerton uses three
homers in first to top UCLA
Kentucky blanks Louisville, UNF upsets
In Los Angeles, Cal State Fullerton used three
homers in a five-run first to defeat No. 3 UCLA 6-1 Tuesday
evening at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Christian Colon had a
leadoff double and scored on a home run by Carlos Lopez (2 for
4). Cory Jones added a solo shot and Nick Ramirez launched a
two-run shot as the Titans (16-11) built a 5-0 lead. Steve
Rodriguez doubled and scored in the fifth for the Bruins (23-2).
Joey Siddons had a run-scoring single in the sixth for
Fullerton. Dylan Floro earned the win in relief, allowing two
hits in 2.2 innings with no walks and three strikeouts. Blair
Dunlap had two doubles for UCLA.
Kentucky 5, No. 7 Louisville 0
In Lexington, Ky., Mike Kaczmarek retired 12 of
the 13 batters he faced in relief as Kentucky blanked Louisville
in front of a sellout crowd of 3,819 fans at Cliff Hagan
Stadium. Kaczmarek (1-0) pitched four relief innings with one
hit, no walks and two strikeouts. Gunner Glad had a two-run
homer in a three-run fifth which gave the Wildcats (19-11) a 4-0
advantage. Marcus Nidiffer had two hits and one RBI for UK. Zak
Wasserman had one hit and one walk for the Cardinals (23-5), who
were held to four hits.
UNF 3, No. 8 Florida State 1
In Jacksonville, Fla., UNF used back-to-back home
runs in the first to edge Florida State in front of 3,013 fans
at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Robbie Collier hit a
two-run homer and Justin Preckajlo added a solo shot as the
Ospreys (17-14) took a 3-0 lead. Sherman Johnson had a sacrifice
fly in the third for the Seminoles (21-7). Mike McGee had three
of FSU’s five hits. John Atteo (3-1) had three strikeouts in two
innings to earn the win. Casey Medlen got three strikeouts over
the final 1.1 innings for his third save.
No. 2 Georgia Tech 8, Kennesaw State 2
In Atlanta, Mark Pope allowed four hits in eight
innings as Georgia Tech stopped Kennesaw State at Russ Chandler
Stadium. Pope (4-0) allowed two runs and struck out six. Josh
Whitaker has a sacrifice fly in the top of the first for the
Owls (13-18) before Matt Skole’s solo homer capped a three-run
rally in the bottom of the frame for the Yellow Jackets (26-3).
Drew Fowlkes homered in the fourth for KSU before a two-run shot
by Chase Burnette in the bottom of the frame gave Tech a 6-2
lead. Thomas Nichols added a two-run single in the eighth for
the Jackets. Derek Dietrich had three hits and a run for Tech.
No. 4 LSU 17, Alcorn State 5
In Baton Rouge, La., Mikie Mahtook hit for the
cycle to lead LSU past Alcorn State at Alex Box Stadium. Mahtook
(4 for 4, 5 R) doubled in the first, singled in the second,
tripled in the fifth and hit a two-run homer in the sixth. Blake
Dean had three hits and four RBI for the Tigers (24-4). Grant
Dozar had three hits and three RBI, and Tyler Hanover added
three hits and three runs for the LSU. Kilby Perdomo had two
hits and two runs for the Braves (14-14).
No. 5 Virginia 9, James Madison 4
In Charlottesville, Va., Tyler Cannon went 3 for
5 with two doubles and two RBI as Virginia topped James Madison
in front of 2,521 fans at Davenport Field. Seven hurlers for the
Cavaliers (24-6) struck out 18 and walked 14. Trevor Knight had
a RBI double in the top of the first for the Dukes (15-13)
before Jarrett Parker had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the
frame for UVa. Mike Fabiaschi went deep in the top of the second
for JMU before Cannon’s run-scoring double in the bottom of the
frame capped a two-run rally to give the Cavs the lead for good.
John Hicks homered in the fourth for Virginia.
No. 6 Texas 16, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3
In Austin, Texas, Cameron Rupp had three
extra-base hits and four RBI to lead Texas past Texas A&M-Corpus
Christi at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Rupp had two doubles, one
homer and two runs. Tant Shepherd (2 for 4, 3 R) and Kevin
Lusson (2 for 4, 3 RBI) also went deep for the Longhorns (22-7).
Trey Hernandez homered in the third for the Islanders (12-17) to
tie the game at two Shepherd’s solo shot sparked a three-run
outburst in the bottom of the frame as Texas took the lead for
good. Caleb Marx had two hits and one RBI for TAMUCC.
No. 9 Florida 12, Jacksonville 2
In Gainesville, Fla., Florida used a four-run
second and a five-run sixth as Florida thumped Jacksonville at
McKethan Stadium. Jonathan Pigott had a two-run triple in the
second and Nolan Fontana added a two-run triple in the sixth for
the Gators (21-7). Brian Johnson homered and drove in two for
Florida. Mike Zunino had two hits and three runs for the Gators.
Adam Brett Walker had two hits for the Dolphins (16-14).
No. 11 Miami (Fla.) 8, Florida Atlantic 5
In Boca Raton, Fla., Frankie Ratcliff homered,
scored three and knocked in four as Miami defeated Florida
Atlantic at FAU Baseball Stadium. Yasmani Grandal had a two-run
homer in the third for the Hurricanes (21-7) and Ratcliff had a
three-run blase in the fourth. Dan Scheffler homered for the
Owls (16-12) and Nick Delguidice drove in two for FAU.
No. 17 Oklahoma 4, No. 13 TCU 2
In Fort Worth, Texas, Jeremy Erben fanned nine in
7.2 innings of relief as Oklahoma nipped TCU in front of 3,924
fans at Lupton Stadium. Erben (6-0) entered with the bases
loaded in the first and got a double play and a groundout to end
the threat. Erben allowed six hits and four walks with two runs,
one earned. Ryan Duke struck out two over the final 1.1 innings
for his ninth save. Cameron Seitzer (1 for 3, 2 R) had a RBI
double in the first and scored on a base hit by Garrett Buechele
(2 for 4) as the Sooners (23-6) took a 2-0 lead. The Horned
Frogs (20-7) got one back in the second before a run-scoring
single by Cody Reine (2 for 3) in the sixth gave OU a 3-1 lead.
TCU scored in the bottom of the frame prior to Danny Black’s RBI
triple in the ninth. Taylor Featherston had two hits, including
a triple, and scored twice for the Frogs.
No. 14 Coastal Carolina 20, UNC Wilmington 1
In Conway, S.C., Jose Iglesias had three hits and
three RBI to lead Coastal Carolina past UNC Wilmington. Iglesias
and Daniel Bowman both had two-run singles in a five-run third
for the Chanticleers (24-5). After Michael Bass scored in the
fifth for the Seahawks (15-13), Coastal scored six in the sixth
on three homers, as Chance Gilmore had a three-run blast, Taylor
Motter added a solo shot and Josh Conway launched a two-run
dinger to push the lead to 15-1.
No. 15 Clemson 15, Georgia 5
In Athens, Ga., John Hinson (2 for 3) had a grand
slam and five RBI to lead Clemson past Georgia in front of 3,783
at Foley Field. Jeff Schaus (2 for 4, 3 R, 3 RBI) had a two-run
double in a three-run first for the Tigers (21-8). Clemson added
six in the second and Hinson’s slam highlighted a five-run
eighth. Chris Epps went 3 for 5 with two runs for the Tigers.
Kevin Ruiz had two hits and two runs for the Bulldogs (10-18).
No. 16 Oregon State 9, Portland 2
In Corvallis, Ore., Ryan Gorton allowed one run
in seven innings as Oregon State topped Portland at Goss
Stadium. Gorton (3-0) allowed five hits and three walks with
four strikeouts in his longest career outing. Adalberto Santos
had two triples and a double for the Beavers (19-6). Rob Folsom
went 4 for 5 with two doubles and three RBI for OSU. Kyle Haskin
had a pinch-hit double and scored for the Pilots (18-7).
San Diego State 6, No. 19 UC Irvine 5
In Irvine, Calif., San Diego State scored twice
with two outs in the top of the ninth in edging UC Irvine at
Anteater Ballpark. Trailing 5-4, Chris Wilson had a one-out
single in the ninth for the Aztecs (12-17). One out later, Guy
Willeford had a pinch-hit double to tie the game at five. Ryan
O’Sullivan had a run-scoring single to plate pinch-runner Albert
Alvarez with the game-winner. John Pecoraro pitched the ninth,
fanning the final two hitters, to earn his fifth save. Jordan
Van Hoosier had two hits and two RBI for SDSU. Casey Stevenson
had two hits and drove in a pair for the Anteaters (17-9).
No. 20 Vanderbilt 12, Belmont 5
In Nashville, Tenn., Jason Esposito had three
hits and four RBI as Vanderbilt outscored Belmont at Hawkins
Field. Derek Hamblen homered in the top of the first for the
Bruins (16-14) before Esposito’s two-run double highlighted a
six-run rally in the bottom of the frame for the Commodores
(25-6). Tim Egerton went deep in the second and Belmont scored
three in the fourth to pull to within one. Esposito’s two-run
triple keyed a three-run sixth as Vanderbilt pushed its lead to
9-5. The Commodores added one in the seventh and two in the