April 13, 2010

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Florida State edges Florida in Tallahassee

UCLA blanks UC Riverside, Texas tops Texas State


In Tallahassee, Fla., Scott Sitz pitched six strong innings as No. 7 Florida State nipped No. 9 Florida 3-2 Tuesday in front of 6,526 fans on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Sitz (3-0) allowed four hits and two runs, one earned, with two walks and four strikeouts. The start was delayed 16 minutes due to a power outage at the stadium. James Ramsey (2 for 3) had an RBI single in the first to give the Seminoles (26-7) the early lead. Stephen Cardullo (2 for 4) had a two-run double in the second as FSU took a 3-0 lead. Josh Adams had a RBI groundout and Mike Zunino added a run-scoring single in the fourth as the Gators (23-9) pulled within one. Geoff Parker and Daniel Bennett both pitched one scoreless inning before Mike McGee worked the ninth for his seventh save. Tyler Holt (pictured) had two hits and two runs for FSU.


No. 2 UCLA 10, UC Riverside 0

In Riverside, Calif., Jeff Gelalich went 2 for 4 with two runs and three RBI as UCLA blanked UC Riverside at Riverside Sports Complex. Six pitchers combined on the two-hit shutout. Garett Claypool (5-1) got the win, fanning five in three hitless innings. Gelalich had a three-run triple in the fourth to give the Bruins (26-3) a 5-0 lead. Tyler Rahmatulla knocked in two for UCLA. Eddie Young and Bryan Horst both had one hit for the Highlanders (15-12).


No. 4 Texas 6, Texas State 5

In Austin, Texas, Paul Montalbano had a two-run triple to cap a three-run eighth as Texas edged Texas State at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Trailing 5-3 in the eighth, Tant Shepherd (2 for 4, 2 R) had a leadoff single. With two outs, Kevin Keyes drew a walk. Kevin Lusson’s fly ball was dropped, allowing Shepherd to score. Montalbano tripled to center to put the Longhorns (27-7) ahead. Chance Ruffin allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth to notch his ninth save. Andrew Stumph’s three-run homer capped a four-run second for the Bobcats (20-11). Kyle Livingstone and Jeff McVaney both had three hits for Texas State.


No. 8 Arkansas 4, New Mexico 3 (11)

In Fayetteville, Ark., Tom Hauskey had a pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the 11th as Arkansas edged New Mexico at Baum Stadium. Bo Bigham (4 for 5) led off the 11th with a base hit and moved to third on a single by Zack Cox (2 for 6). After an intentional walk and a strikeout, Hauskey singled to right to plate Bigham with the game-winner. The Lobos (21-12) scored twice in the top of the 10th before Matt Vinson and James McCann had run-scoring singles in the bottom of the frame to force one more inning. Jeremy Heatley (4-0) fanned two in the 11th to earn the win. Monk Kreder had three hits for the Razorbacks (27-6). Rafael Neda and Max Willett both had two hits for New Mexico.


No. 11 Coastal Carolina 7, The Citadel 3

In Conway, S.C., Josh Conway and Ryan Connolly combined to hold down The Citadel as Coastal Carolina earned the victory. Conway allowed two hits and two earned runs in 4.2 innings. Connolly (3-0) gave up one hit over the final 4.1 innings with seven strikeouts to record the win. Nick Orvin (1 for 3, 2 R) walked and scored in the top of the first for the Bulldogs (23-12). Tommy La Stella and Daniel Bowman (3 for 4) both had run-scoring singles in the bottom of the frame for the Chanticleers (28-5). Rico Noel (3 for 3, 2 R) had a sacrifice fly in the second and Steve Davis belted a two-run homer in the third as Coastal built a 5-1 lead. The Citadel tallied two in the fifth before the Chants added one in the sixth and one in the eighth.


No. 12 TCU 6, Texas A&M 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, Jason Coats knocked in three as TCU topped Texas A&M in front of a record crowd of 4,375 at Lupton Field. Tyler Lockwood (4-2) allowed three hits over the final 4.2 innings with one walk and one strikeout to earn the victory. Matt Curry had a RBI double and scored in the first as the Horned Frogs (24-7) took a 2-0 lead. Taylor Featherston singled and scored in the fourth as TCU built a 3-0 lead. Joaquin Hinojosa (2 for 4) homered in the fifth for the Aggies (20-11-1). Coats had a two-run double in the fifth and a run-scoring single in the seventh to complete the scoring. Bryan Holaday had two hits and two runs for the Frogs. Caleb Shofner had a pair of hits for Texas A&M.


Oklahoma State 7, No. 14 Oklahoma 6 (10)

In Stillwater, Okla., Davis Duren drove in four and Dusty Harvard scored the game-winner on a wild pitch as Oklahoma State edged Oklahoma in front of 2,072 fans at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Harvard reached on an error with two outs in the bottom of the 10th and moved to second on a wild pitch. After consecutive walks, a wild pitch plated Harvard with the game-winner. The Cowboys (19-12) scored once in the second to take the early lead. Garrett Buechele (2 for 4, 3 RBI) homered in the top of the fourth before Duren (2 for 4) had a three-run double in the bottom of the frame for a 4-1 advantage. Kaleb Herren homered and Chris Ellison had a RBI single in the fifth as the Sooners (25-8) pulled to within one. Duren had a run-scoring single in the sixth and OSU added one in the seventh for a 6-3 lead. Buechele belted a two-run homer in the eighth and Cody Reine had a RBI single with two outs in the ninth to force the extra frame. Luis Uribe had two hits and two runs for the Cowboys.


Memphis 6, No. 18 Ole Miss 5

In Memphis, Tenn., Trey Wiedman knocked in three as Memphis upset Ole Miss at AutoZone Park. David Phillips (1 for 2, 2 BB, 2 R) homered in a two-run second as the Rebels (23-11) took a 3-1 lead. Heith Hatfield homered in the fourth and Wiedman’s sacrifice fly capped a two-run fifth as the Tigers (15-18) took a 4-3 lead. Wiedman added a two-run single in the seventh as Memphis built a 6-3 lead. Ole Miss plated a pair in the eighth before Ryan Fraser struck out the side in the ninth for his first save. Drew Martinez went 3 for 5 with two runs for the Tigers. Tyler Huelsing had two hits and two runs for Memphis. Kevin Mort had two hits and two runs for the Rebels.


No. 19 Western Kentucky 14, Austin Peay 7

In Clarksville, Tenn., Western Kentucky put up 14 in the first five innings in winning at Austin Peay. Matt Payton (3 for 6, 3 R, 2 RBI), Matt Rice (2 for 6, 2 R) and Casey Dykes (2 for 5, 3 RBI) each homered as the Hilltoppers (27-8) put up crooked numbers in each of the first five innings. Jake Wells went 3 for 3 with four RBI for WKU. Adam Browett homered and drove in three for the Governors (17-16).


Miami (Ohio) 12, Xavier 11

In Oxford, Ohio, Ryan Kaup’s run-scoring single capped an eight-run ninth as Miami nipped Xavier at McKie Field at Hayden Park in the opening round of the Joe Nuxhall Classic. Kaup (2 for 5, 2 R) reached on an error to start the rally for the RedHawks (15-16). Miami scored seven tie the game before an out was recorded. Zak Hatfield had a two-run single to tie the game before Kaup’s base hit ended it. Kevin Bower had four hits and two RBI for the RedHawks. Ben Thomas had two hits and three RBI for the Musketeers (8-25).


Houston 14, UTSA 8

In San Antonio, Austin Gracey belted three home runs and drove in seven as Houston outscored UTSA. Gracey entered the game with one homer and 12 RBI in 84 at-bats before smacking a three-run blast in a six-run second, a solo shot in the fourth and another three-run dinger in the fifth for the Cougars (14-17). Lance Brown had four hits and four RBI for the Roadrunners (13-18).


(photo by Larry Novey of FSU Sports Information)