April 11, 2010

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Washington State wins Pac-10 series over Arizona State

Virginia wins ACC series over Georgia Tech, UCLA takes set at Oregon State


In Pullman, Wash., Derek Jones (left) had a two-run double in a four-run first as Washington State triumphed 9-5 Sunday to win a Pac-10 series against No. 1 Arizona State for the first time in school history. After the Sun Devils (6-3, 28-3) pulled to within one at 5-4, Matt Argyropoulos homered to spark a three-run sixth as the Cougars (3-3, 17-11) took an 8-4 lead. Connor Lambert (2-1) pitched 2.2 hitless, scoreless innings in relief with no walks and three strikeouts to earn the victory. Adam Conley worked the final 1.2 innings for his sixth save. Kole Calhoun went 4 for 5 with one RBI, and Raoul Torrez drove in two for ASU.


No. 5 Virginia 9, No. 2 Georgia Tech 1

In Charlottesville, Cody Winiarski and two relievers held Georgia Tech to one run as Virginia won the ACC series in front of 4,205 fans at Davenport Field. The series drew a three-game series record of 12,579. Winiarski (4-0) allowed five hits and one earned run in 5.1 innings with one walk and three strikeouts to earn the win. Tyler Wilson fanned five in 2.2 shutout innings before Kevin Arico pitched the ninth to secure the victory. Franco Valdes (2 for 3, 2 R) had a RBI double and scored in a three-run second for the Cavaliers (10-5, 27-7). Derek Dietrich (2 for 3) homered in the sixth for the Yellow Jackets (12-3, 27-5). John Barr (2 for 3, 2 R) had a run-scoring single to spark a three-run rally in the bottom of the frame, and Stephen Bruno’s two-run base hit capped a three-run eighth for UVa. Phil Gosselin had two hits and three RBI for the Cavs. Matt Skole and Thomas Nichols both had two hits for Tech.


No. 3 UCLA 8, No. 16 Oregon State 2

In Corvallis, Ore., Rob Rasmussen pitched a career-best seven innings as UCLA topped Oregon State to win its Pac-10 series in front of 2,068 fans at Goss Stadium. Rasmussen (5-0) struck out eight and did not walk a batter. The Bruins (4-2, 25-3) led 3-2 after eight before Brett Krill’s grand slam highlighted a five-run ninth sealed the victory. Erik Goeddel allowed two hits and one walk with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings to notch his first save. Stefan Romero had a leadoff homer in the sixth for the Beavers (3-3, 20-8) to tie the game at two. Tyler Rahmatulla (3 for 4, 2 RBI) had a leadoff dinger in the seventh as UCLA reclaimed the lead. Rob Folsom had two hits for OSU.


Auburn 6, No. 4 LSU 5

In Auburn, Ala. Justin Fradejas had a safety squeeze in the bottom of the ninth as Auburn nipped LSU to win the SEC series in front of 3,130 fans at Plainsman Park. Casey McElroy (2 for 4, 2 R) had a leadoff double in the ninth for the home Tigers (7-5, 22-11) and moved to third on a base hit by Kevin Patterson (3 for 3). LSU closer Matty Ott entered as the visiting Tigers (8-4, 26-6) used five infielders. Fradejas (2 for 3, 2 RBI) bunted the first pitch down the first base line to plate McElroy with the game-winner. Patterson homered in the sixth to give Auburn a 5-4 lead. Johnny Dishon went deep to lead off the top of the ninth to knot the score at five. Austin Nola had two hits and two RBI for LSU.


No. 6 Texas 10, Kansas 4

In Austin, Texas, Kevin Lusson had a grand slam in a six-run third as Texas completed a three-game Big 12 sweep of Kansas at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. After James Stanfield singled and scored in the top of the third for the Jayhawks (3-5-1, 19-13-1) to tie the game at one, Lusson’s slam capped the six-run outburst as the Longhorns (10-2, 26-7) took a commanding 7-1 lead. Lusson finished with two hits and five RBI. Cameron Rupp had three hits and two runs for Texas. Tony Thompson (1 for 3, 2 RBI) homered in the sixth for Kansas.


Pittsburgh 7, No. 7 Louisville 9

In Pittsburgh, Ryan Wright hit a game-winning home run in the ninth and Louisville (6-3, 25-6) used a ninth-inning rally to avoid a sweep in its Big East series against Pittsburgh (6-3, 22-8). Danny Lopez hit a RBI triple and scored on the next play in the fourth and Cory Brownsten hit a two-RBI double in the fifth to put Pittsburgh up 6-1. Stewart Ijames helped spark the Cardinals’ comeback with a two-RBI single in the sixth that made it a 6-4 game. Down 7-5 in the ninth, Adam Duvall and Wright hit two-run home runs to give Louisville its first lead. David Chester had a leadoff single for Pittsburgh in the bottom of ninth, but three straight outs kept him from advancing. The winning pitcher was Neil Holland (5-0), who struck out five, walked one, and allowed seven hits and three runs in five innings.


No. 8 Florida State 17, Wake Forest 16

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Jayce Boyd went 3 for 5 with five RBI, three runs and a walk as Florida State (10-5, 25-7) completed an ACC series sweep of Wake Forest (2-13, 10-24). The Seminoles got off to a strong start with three runs in the first inning, but the Demon Deacons answered with six runs in the bottom of the inning, highlighted by Mike Lubanski’s two-RBI double. Devon Travis and Parker Brunelle each drove in two runs in the third inning as Florida State tied the game at 8, but Wake Forest answered again, scoring four runs in the bottom of the inning. Boyd’s three-run home run in the fourth brought the Seminoles within one, but the lead quickly went to three after a RBI triple from Ryan Semeniuk and a RBI double from Stephen Brooks in the bottom of the inning. Down 15-14 in the ninth with runners on first and third, Florida State brought Ohmed Danesh in as a pinch-hitter, and he doubled to bring both runners home and scored on the next play, giving his team its first lead. Shane Kroker led off the bottom of the ninth with a solo home run, but Mike McGee retired the next three batters to pick up a save (6) for the second straight day. Daniel Bennett (2-0) earned the win, pitching two shutout innings in which he struck out one, walked two and allowed two hits.


No. 9 Florida 9, Tennessee 1

In Knoxville, Tenn., Jerico Weitzel went 3 for 4 with two runs and a walk and Florida (8-4, 23-8) beat Tennessee (3-9, 16-17) to win their SEC series, 2-1. Neither team scored during the first five innings, but Florida exploded with seven runs in the sixth, including a three-run home run from Josh Adams and an RBI double from Preston Tucker. Zach Osborne’s RBI single in the bottom of the inning drove in Tennessee’s lone run. Nolan Fontana’s RBI double in the ninth made Florida’s lead 9-1 and, despite getting two hits in the bottom of the ninth, the Volunteers were unable to decrease their deficit. Earning the win, Hudson Randall (3-3) struck out six, allowed four hits and one run in eight innings.


No. 10 Arkansas 13, Mississippi State 3

In Starkville, Miss., Brett Eibner had three hits, including a grand slam, and five RBI as Arkansas recorded its first-ever SEC sweep at Mississippi State. Randall Fant (3-0) allowed two hits and one run in a career-high seven innings with one walk and four strikeouts. Zack Cox had a two-run single in the first for the Razorbacks (9-3, 26-6). Connor Powers had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the frame for the Bulldogs (39, 16-16). Arkansas added single runs in the second and fourth before Eibner’s slam capped a six-run seventh for a 10-1 lead. Bo Bigham went 3 for 3 with three runs and two RBI for the Hogs. Nick Vickerson had two hits, one run and one RBI for MSU.


Virginia Tech 4, No. 11 Miami (Fla.) 2

In Blacksburg, Va., Tim Smalling went 3 for 4 with two RBI and a run to lead Virginia Tech (8-7, 23-11), which won its ACC series against Miami (11-4, 23-9) in the rubber match. Leading off the second inning, Harold Martinez put the Hurricanes on the board with a solo home run. With Virginia Tech down 2-0 in the third, Smalling had a home run of his own to cut Miami’s lead in half. Smalling then hit a RBI double in the fifth to drive in the game-winning run and give Miami a 3-2 lead. Chris Kay’s solo home run in the eighth gave the Hokies their final run. Jesse Hahn (5-2) earned the win by striking out nine, walking two, and limiting the Hurricanes to five hits and two runs in seven innings. Ben Rowen relieved him, striking out two and allowing two hits in two innings to pick up the save (4).


No. 13 TCU 12, Houston 2

In Houston, Jason Coats belted three home runs to lead TCU to a three-game sweep of Houston at Cougar Field. Aaron Schultz (3 for 5, 2 R) had a three-run homer in the second to start the scoring for the Horned Frogs (23-7). M.P. Cokinos doubled and scored in the bottom of the frame for the Cougars. Coats had a solo shot in the third , a two-run blast in the seventh and a solo dinger in the eighth as TCU built an 11-2 lead. Josh Elander had three hits and two runs for the Frogs. Ryan Still doubled and walked twice for Houston.


No. 14 Coastal Carolina 7, High Point 2
In Conway, S.C., Coastal Carolina beat High Point to conclude a three-game Big South sweep of the Panthers (4-8, 17-16). The Chanticleers (8-0, 27-5) jumped on the ball early scoring one in the first, and finished up pushing across six runs late in the contest. High Point’s pair of runs came from a single offensive outburst in the top of the fourth, after that Matt Rein (4-0) shutout the Panthers. Rein notched the win in 3.1 scoreless innings of relief. Jose Iglesias once again led Coastal at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance, driving in two runs. High Point’s Jared Avidon (2-1) took the loss, while Pablo Rosario was 1 for 5 with a pair of runs batted in.

Duke 7, No. 15 Clemson 2
In Durham, N.C., Duke clinched the weekend ACC series over Clemson (10-5, 23-10) in an all-decisive rubber match, winning on the arm of Chase Bebout (4-0). The right-hander allowed just two runs on six hits in 7.1 innings. At the dish the Blue Devils (5-10, 19-13) took an early lead and never gave it up. Will Currier went 1 for 3 with two RBI. The Tigers’ Will Lamb (3-2) suffered the loss and Mike Freeman went 2 for 4 with a run batted in.

Missouri 12, No. 17 Oklahoma 11

In Norman, Okla., Aaron Senne belted his 10th homer in the top of the eighth as Missouri salvaged the finale of its Big 12 series at Oklahoma. Max White (3 for 5, 3 R, 3 RBI) and Tyler Ogle (2 for 4, 4 RBI) both homered in a five-run fourth as the Sooners (5-5, 25-7) took a 6-2 lead. Senne (3 for 5, 2 R, 4 RBI) and Andreas Plackis both had two-run singles in an eight-run fifth as the Tigers (3-6, 18-13) took a 10-6 lead. OU plated two in the bottom of the frame before Brett Nicholas went deep in the top of the sixth as Missouri took an 11-8 lead. Cody Reine’s two-run homer capped a three-run bottom of the sixth as the Sooners tied it at 11.


Georgia 6, No. 18 Ole Miss 3
In Athens, Ga., the Bulldogs (3-9, 11-21) played spoiler as they voided out Ole Miss’ chance of a SEC sweep. Georgia used a three-run third and a two-run eighth to hold off the Rebels (7-5, 23-10) to snap a five-game losing streak. The Bulldogs received a strong showing from starter Michael Palazzone (4-3), who allowed just two runs spread throughout a 6.1-inning stint, while Cooper Moseley tallied a save closing out the game. Colby May was 1 for 3 with three RBI and a homer.


Cal State Fullerton 6, No. 19 UC Irvine 1

In Irvine, Calif., Tyler Pill used his arm and bat to help Cal State Fullerton win its Big West series over UC Irvine at Anteater Ballpark. Pill (2-4) allowed seven hits and one unearned run in 8.1 innings with one walk and four strikeouts. Pill went 2 for 5 at the plate with two runs and one RBI. Pill singled and scored in the fourth to start the scoring. Carlos Lopez had a RBI double in the fifth as the Titans (5-1, 18-12) took a 2-0 lead. Trailing 6-0, the Anteaters (4-2, 18-11) scored in the eighth as Tommy Reyes reached on an error and scored on a double play. Nick Ramirez had two hits and one RBI for Fullerton. Francis Larson had two hits for UCI.


Lehigh 2-6, Lafayette 0-3

In Bethlehem, Pa., Greg Angelo pitched a no-hitter in the opener as Lehigh completed a doubleheader and Patriot League series sweep of Lafayette. Angelo struck out four and walked one in seven innings to record the first no-hitter for the Mountain Hawks (6-2, 14-16) since Steve Lyons no-hit Coppin State in 1988. Logan Winchester and Kevin Mihalik both had run-scoring singles in the fourth. In the nightcap, A.J. Miller had a two-run homer in the second for the Leopards (2-6, 6-21). Mihalik had a two-run double in the fourth and Billy Goldman (2 for 3, 3 RBI) had a RBI single in the fifth to give Lehigh the lead. The Hawks added three in the sixth to complete their scoring. A.J. Pisarri had three hits for Lafayette.


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