April 10, 2010

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Fletcher has three RBI to lead Auburn past LSU

UCLA outlasts Oregon State in 16, Gonzalez throws no-hitter for Fresno State


In Auburn, Ala., Brian Fletcher (left) went 4 for 5 with three runs and three RBI as Auburn evened its SEC series with No. 4 LSU Saturday by a score of 11-7 at Plainsman Park. Fletcher had a run-scoring single in a four-run first for the home Tigers (6-5, 21-11). He added a two-run base hit in a three-run sixth as Auburn built a 9-2 lead. The visiting Tigers (8-3, 26-5) scored two in the eighth and three in the ninth to close the gap. Trent Mummey (2 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) had a double and a home run for Auburn. Tony Caldwell had two sacrifice flies and drove in three for Auburn. Grant Dozar had two hits and knocked in two for LSU.


No. 3 UCLA 3, No. 16 Oregon State 1 (16)

In Corvallis, Ore., Steve Rodriguez had a two-run single in the top of the 16th as UCLA outlasted Oregon State in the 6:23 marathon in front of 2,974 fans at Goss Stadium to even the Pac-10 series. Brett Krill (2 for 6) had a leadoff single in the 16th for the Bruins (3-2, 24-3) and was sacrificed to second by Adrian Williams. Krill was safe at third on a fielder’s choice to short. Pinch-hitter Jeff Gelalich walked to load the bases for Rodriguez (4 for 8). Garett Claypool (4-1) pitched a perfect bottom of the frame to secure the win. Claypool allowed one hit in 4.2 scoreless innings with one walk and five strikeouts. Niko Gallego (2 for 9) singled and scored in the fifth for UCLA. The Beavers (3-2, 20-7) tied it in the bottom of the ninth as Danny Hayes (2 for 4) had a leadoff double and pinch-runner Tyler Smith scored on a base hit by Parker Berberet. Rob Folsom went 2 for 4 for OSU. The Bruins stranded 22, while the Beavers left 17.


Fresno State 8-1, Hawaii 5-0

In Honolulu, Greg Gonzalez tossed a no-hitter in the nightcap as Fresno State swept a WAC doubleheader from Hawaii at Les Murakami Stadium. Gonzalez walked two and struck out seven in seven innings for the Bulldogs (3-0, 20-12). He became the sixth pitcher in school history to throw a no-hitter. Garrett Weber (2 for 2) doubled in the second and scored on a sacrifice fly by Steve Detwiler for the game’s only run. In the opener, Bobby Coyle (2 for 5, 3 RBI) had a two-run double in the third put Fresno State ahead to stay at 3-2. Jordan Ribera went deep later in the frame for the Bulldogs. Christian Johnson had two hits, including a homer, and drove in three for the Rainbows (0-3, 16-15).


No. 1 Arizona State 11, Washington State 7

In Pullman, Wash., Zack MacPhee (3 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) had a two-run homer in a six-run sixth as Arizona State evened its Pac-10 series with Washington State at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Sun Devils (6-2, 28-2) built an early 4-0 lead before the sixth-inning outburst gave them a 10-1 advantage. The Cougars (2-3, 16-11) added two in the sixth, one in the seventh and three in the ninth to make it close. Zach Wilson had three hits and two RBI for ASU, while Riccio Torrez added two hits, two runs and two RBI. Michael Weber went 3 for 3 with two RBI for WSU. Derek Jones added two hits and two runs for the Cougars.


No. 2 Georgia Tech 9, No. 5 Virginia 7

In Charlottesville, Va., Derek Dietrich and Tony Plagman both homered as Georgia Tech rallied from an early five-run deficit to even its ACC series with Virginia in front of a sellout crowd of 4,219 at Davenport Field. Trailing 5-0 after two, Dietrich had a three-run homer in the third and a run-scoring single in the fifth to make it a one-run game. Plagman’s three-run blast later in the fifth put the Yellow Jackets (12-2, 27-4) ahead 7-5. Buck Farmer (3-1) allowed one run in six innings of relief with six strikeouts to earn the win. Jeff Rowland and Thomas Nichols both had three hits for Tech. John Hicks and Jarrett Parker both had two hits and two RBI for the Cavaliers (9-5, 26-7).


No. 6 Texas 3, Kansas 1

In Austin, Texas, Cole Green pitched seven strong innings as Texas clinched its Big 12 series with Kansas at UFCU Disch-Falk Field and extended its win streak to seven. Green (7-0) allowed four hits and one run with two walks and five strikeouts. Chance Ruffin tossed a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts for his eighth save. Brandon Macias singled and scored in the third to give the Jayhawks (3-4-1, 19-12-1) the early lead. Connor Rowe had a sacrifice fly in the fifth for the Longhorns (9-2, 25-7). A solo homer by Tant Shepherd (2 for 4) in the sixth gave Texas the lead. Brandon Loy’s run-scoring infield single gave the Longhorns an insurance run in the eighth. Bobby Price went 2 for 4 for Kansas.


Pittsburgh 15, No. 7 Louisville 5

In Pittsburgh, David Chester went 3 for 5 with four RBI and three runs, leading Pittsburgh (6-2, 22-7) as it clinched a Big East series win against Louisville (6-2, 25-5). Chester’s two-run home run in the first gave Pittsburgh the lead. The Cardinals tied it in the third when Drew Haynes hit an RBI single in the second and Phil Wunderlich hit a solo home run. The Panthers took the lead back by scoring five runs in the fourth, including a two-RBI triple by Cory Brownsten. In the eighth, the Cardinals’ Stewart Ijames and Drew Fitzpatrick scored on an error and a fielder’s choice to make it an 8-4 game. In the bottom of the eighth, Chester hit another two-run shot and Pittsburgh scored seven runs to increase its lead. Matt Iannazzo (5-1) picked up a win after a seven-inning outing in which he struck out four, walked four, and allowed nine hits and four runs.


No. 8 Florida State 5, Wake Forest 4

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Devin Travis drove in the game-winning run as Florida State (9-5, 24-7) edged Wake Forest (2-12, 10-23) and clinched an ACC series win. Tyler Holt hit a three-run home run in the second that put the Seminoles up 4-1. Later that inning, Mark Rhine hit an RBI single to make it a 4-3 game. Travis’ RBI single in the third gave Florida State a two-run lead. Wake Forest answered with Matt Conway’s RBI double in the bottom of the third, and it was a 5-4 game the rest of the way. Tyler Everett (3-0) struck out six and allowed three hits in 3.1 scoreless innings to earn the win, and Mike McGee struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth to earn the save (5).


Tennessee 12, No. 9 Florida 4

In Knoxville, Tenn., P.J. Polk went 3 for 5 with three runs, two stolen bases and an RBI as Tennessee (3-8, 16-16) evened its SEC series against Florida (7-4, 22-8). Austin Maddox’s solo home run in the first gave Florida a 1-0 lead, but it was short-lived. Matt Ramsey’s solo home run in the second put the Volunteers up 2-1. They amassed seven runs during the fifth and sixth innings, beginning and ending with two-RBI doubles from Cody Hawn. Maddox hit another solo home run in the eighth to make it a 10-2 game, but Cody Grisham hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the inning to add to Tennessee’s lead. Daniel Pigott’s two-RBI double in the ninth provided the final runs for Florida. Stephen McCray (4-3) struck out seven and allowed seven hits and one run through 6.1 innings to earn the win.


No. 10 Arkansas 8, Mississippi State 5

In Starkville, Miss., Monk Kreder had two hits and three RBI as Arkansas clinched its SEC series victory against Mississippi State at Dudy Noble Field. Zack Cox (2 for 4, 2 R) had a RBI single in the fifth for the Razorbacks (8-3, 25-6). Connor Powers (2 for 5, 2 R) had a run-scoring double and scored in the bottom of the frame as the Bulldogs (3-8, 16-15) took a 2-1 lead. Kreder’s two-run single keyed a four-run seventh as Arkansas took a 5-2 lead. Russ Sneed (3 for 4, 2 R) went deep in the bottom of the seventh as MSU pulled to within two. Collin Kuhn homered to spark a three-run eighth as the Hogs took an 8-3 advantage. Nick Vickerson smacked a two-run homer in the ninth for the Bulldogs.


No. 11 Miami (Fla.) 9, Virginia Tech 2

In Blacksburg, Va., Yasmani Grandal went 2 for 4 with four RBI, two runs and a walk to help Miami (11-3, 23-8) even its ACC series against Virginia Tech (7-7, 22-11). Grandal and Zeke DeVoss got the Hurricanes off to an 8-0 start. Grandal hit a two-run home run in the first, DeVoss had an RBI single in the second and they both homered in the third – Grandal for two RBI and DeVoss for three. Chris Peleaz added a solo home run in the fifth to make it a 9-0 game. In the bottom of the inning, Tony Balisteri hit an RBI double and scored on a fielding error to cut the lead to seven, but neither team scored the rest of the way. Eric Erickson (3-1) struck out five, walked two, and allowed only two hits and two runs – one of which was unearned – in seven innings to earn the win.


No. 13 TCU 6, Houston 1

In Houston, Jimmie Pharr had three hits, including two doubles, and three RBI as TCU topped Houston to secure the series win. Kyle Winkler (5-0) allowed seven hits and one run in 7.1 innings with three walks and five strikeouts to earn the victory. Tyler Lockwood retired the final five hitters with one strikeout to record his second save. Caleb Ramsey (2 for 4) had a run-scoring single in the first for the Cougars (13-16). Pharr had a RBI double in the sixth to even the score at one. Aaron Schultz singled and scored in the seventh to give the Horned Frogs (22-7) a 2-1 lead. Pharr had a two-run double to cap a four-run ninth for TCU. Matt Curry had two hits and one run for the Frogs. Blake Kelso went 3 for 3 with a run for Houston.


No. 14 Coastal Carolina 14, High Point 4
In Conway, S.C., Coastal Carolina (7-0, 26-5) clinched its Big South series with High Point (4-7, 17-15) to extend its win streak to seven games. The Chanticleers utilized a five-run second inning and a seven-run sixth frame to pull away from the Panthers. Jose Iglesias led Coastal at the plate going 3 for 5 with four RBI. Anthony Meo (6-1) allowed four runs in six innings to earn the win. High Point starter Al Yevoli was served with the loss as he gave up 12 of the 14 runs scored in 5.1 innings. Nate Roberts was the only Panther to produce more than one hit, going 2 for 4.

No. 15 Clemson 11, Duke 5 (11)
In Durham, N.C., Clemson (10-4, 23-9) blew the top off a tight-knit extra-inning ACC bout with a six-run 11th inning to top Duke. The Blue Devils (4-10, 18-13) extended the contest with a lone ninth-inning run as Marcus Stroman doubled to left to tie things up. Clemson’s Thomas Cruz tallied the win with four innings of relief, surrendering a single run. Jeff Shaus went 3 for 5 with a home run and four RBI for the Tigers, while Blue Devil Will Currier connected on a grand slam in bottom of the sixth.

No. 17 Oklahoma 10, Missouri 4

In Norman, Okla., Cody Reine went 3 for 3 with a homer and two RBI as Oklahoma secured the Big 12 series win over Missouri at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Reine’s two-run dinger in the fifth pushed the lead to 6-2 for the Sooners (5-4, 25-6). Aaron Senne had a two-run bomb in the first for the Tigers (2-6, 17-13). OU plated single runs in the first and second before Max White’s two-run homer in the fourth put the home team ahead to stay. Andrew Thigpen went 3 for 5 with two runs for Missouri.


No. 18 Ole Miss 4, Georgia 3 (13)
In Athens, Ga., Ole Miss (7-4, 23-9) rallied on the bat of Taylor Hashman in the 13th inning to secure the SEC series win over Georgia. Hashman was just 1 for 2, but stroked a two-run blast in the 13th frame. Georgia (2-9, 10-21) escaped a regulation defeat as it added a ninth-inning run on a solo blast by Zach Cones to force extra innings. Following a three-run rally for the Rebels, the Bulldogs scored two in the bottom of the 13tt. Trent Rothlin stopped the uprising to earn his first save. Ole Miss’ Eric Callender (2-1) received the win in relief and Chase Hawkins (0-3) picked up the loss.


Cal State Fullerton 6, No. 19 UC Irvine 3

In Irvine, Calif., Bill Marcoe had a two-run single to cap a four-run third to lead Cal State Fullerton over UC Irvine at Anteater Ballpark, evening their Big West series. The Anteaters (4-1, 18-10) put up two in the second before the Titans (4-1, 17-12) took the lead for good with four unearned runs in the third. Nick Ramirez added a two-run homer in the sixth for a 6-2 advantage. Sean Madigan had a sacrifice fly in the seventh for UCI. Jeff Cusick had two hits and a run for the Anteaters.


Ball State 32, Bowling Green 10

In Bowling Green, Ohio, Ball State set several records as Ball State bashed Bowling Green at Steller Field. The Cardinals (7-1, 13-16) set program marks with 32 runs, 29 hits, 29 RBI and 58 at-bats, as well as scoring the most runs against BGSU (2-6, 8-17-1) in Falcons’ history. Ian Nielsen went 5 for 7 with two homers, including a grand slam, and eight RBI. Stephen Claypool had four hits and three RBI, while Kolbrin Vitek and Zach Dygert both had three hits and drove in three. Ball State tallied seven in the fourth and eight in the sixth to blow the game open. Michael Fahle had a grand slam in the ninth for the Falcons.


Canisius 22-22, Saint Peter’s 5-2

In N.J., Brian Burton reached base in all 10 plate appearances as Canisius (5-0, 21-11) swept a MAAC doubleheader at Saint Peter’s (2-6, 8-19). Burton went 7 for 7 with three homers, nine RBI, five runs, two walks and was hit by a pitch. Sean Jamieson had two homers, five runs and nine RBI, including a school-record eight RBI in the opener. Steve McQuail went 4 for 5 with two homers, seven runs and seven RBI.


(photo courtesy of Auburn Media Relations Office)