April 6, 2010

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Fullerton uses three homers in first to top UCLA

Kentucky blanks Louisville, UNF upsets Florida State


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 eighth.