April 17, 2010

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Hill reaches 1,000 wins as Rutgers tops USF

Georgia Tech edges Clemson, Stanford stops Oregon State, FSU sweeps WKU


In Piscataway, N.J., Fred Hill became the 16th active Division I head coach to reach 1,000 career wins as Rutgers defeated USF 6-1 Saturday in Big East play in front of a record crowd of 1,124 at Bainton Field. Hill is in his 34th season as a head coach and 27th with the Scarlet Knights (9-2, 20-13). His overall record is 1,000-651-9 and he is 852-560-7 at Rutgers. Hill is the 45th Division I head coach to record 1,000 victories. Casey Gaynor (5-3) allowed six hits and one run in eight innings with no walks and three strikeouts to earn the win. Michael Lang had a run-scoring single in the third for the Scarlet Knights to start the scoring. Junior Carlin’s RBI double in the sixth knotted the score at 1. Steve Nyisztor (2 for 4, 2 R) doubled and scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the frame to give RU the lead for good. Nyisztor homered to spark a four-run eighth to complete the scoring. Russ Hopkins went 3 for 3 with a run for RU. Chad Taylor also went 3 for 3 with one run for the Bulls (8-3, 16-18).


No. 5 Georgia Tech 4, No. 17 Clemson 3

In Atlanta, Brandon Cumpton allowed eight hits and two earned runs in seven innings as Georgia Tech clinched an ACC series win against Clemson in front of 2,491 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium. Cumpton (6-0) walked two and struck out six. The Yellow Jackets (14-3, 30-5) trailed 3-2 in the seventh before Jacob Esch’s RBI single with two outs tied the score. Brandon Thomas followed with a base hit before Jeff Rowland’s single to center plated Esch with the go-ahead run. Buck Farmer pitched a scoreless eighth and Andrew Robinson worked the ninth for his third save. Derek Dietrich and Thomas Nichols both homered for Tech. Kyle Parker went deep and knocked in two for the Tigers (10-7, 23-13). Mike Freeman had two hits and two runs for Clemson.


Stanford 5, No. 16 Oregon State 3 (10)

In Corvallis, Ore., Colin Walsh whacked a two-run homer in the top of the 10th as Stanford clinched its Pac-10 series against Oregon State. Walsh (2 for 5, 5 RBI) also had a two-run triple in the fifth as the Cardinal (6-5, 17-13) pulled to within one at 3-2. Tyler Gaffney (2 for 5, 2 R) had a run-scoring groundout in the seventh to tie the game. Stefen Romero had a three-run homer in the fifth for the Beavers (3-5, 20-10). Dylan Jones had two hits and one run for OSU.


Florida Atlantic 5-9, No. 19 Western Kentucky 4-8 (Game 1 – 11 innings)

In Boca Raton, Fla., FAU completed a doubleheader and Sun Belt series sweep against WKU at FAU Baseball Stadium. Eddie Cassidy had a game-winning hit in the bottom of the 11th to secure the opener for the Owls (12-6, 22-14). Andy Mee (3 for 4) and Dan Scheffler (2 for 3) both drove in two for FAU. In the nightcap, Mee had a two-run single and Scheffler added a two-run homer in a six-run third as the Owls erased an early 5-0 deficit. In the top of the ninth, Jake Wells had a RBI double to left to pull the Hilltoppers (9-6, 27-12) to within one at 9-8, but Joey Burkhalter tagged out J.P. Jackson rounding third to end the contest. Kes Carter (3 for 5, 2 RBI) and Ryan Huck (1 for 3, 2 R, 3 RBI) both homered for WKU.


No. 1 Arizona State 5, USC 3

In Tempe, Ariz., Merrill Kelly improved to 8-0 as Arizona State clinched its Pac-10 series against USC in front of 4,371 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. The Sun Devils (8-3, 30-3) secured their 48th consecutive season with 30 or more wins and 50th overall. Kelly went 6.1 innings with seven hits and three runs with three walks and four strikeouts. Jordan Swagerty got the final out for his 10th save. Riccio Torrez (2 for 4, 2 R), Johnny Ruettiger and Matt Newman each had RBI singles in the first for ASU. The Trojans (2-9, 15-19) got a two-run single by Joe De Pinto in the fifth to pull to within one. Swagerty and Raoul Torrez (2 for 3) had consecutive doubles in the sixth as the Devils made it 4-2. Ashton Kent (2 for 3, 2 R) homered in the seventh for USC to again make it a one-run contest. ASU added an insurance run in the bottom of the frame.


Oregon 8, No. 2 UCLA 4

In Los Angeles, Justin LaTempa allowed two earned runs in 6.1 innings as Oregon secured its Pac-10 series win against UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. LaTempa (3-2) allowed three runs and three hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Curtis Raulinaitis went 2 for 4 with four RBI for the Ducks (6-5, 23-11). After Danny Pulfer (2 for 5, 2 R) homered in the first, Raulinaitis had a two-run triple in the second for a 3-0 lead. Following a sacrifice fly by Cody Keefer (2 for 3, 3 RBI) in the fifth for the Bruins (4-4, 26-5), Raulinaitis had a two-run homer to cap a four-run sixth as UO built a 7-1 lead. J.J. Altobelli had two hits and two runs for the Ducks.


No. 3 Virginia 8, Virginia Tech 2

In Charlottesville, Va., Robert Morey and Tyler Wilson combined to hold Virginia Tech to two runs as Virginia secured its ACC series win in front of a sellout crowd of 4,219 at Davenport Field. Morey (5-2) allowed five hits and two earned runs in seven innings with three walks and three strikeouts to earn the victory. Wilson tossed two scoreless innings to register his second save. Tyler Cannon (3 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) had a RBI single in a two-run sixth to snap a 2-2 tie for the Cavaliers (12-5, 29-8). Keith Werman’s run-scoring triple in the seventh pushed the lead to 5-2. Phil Gosselin (3 for 4, 2 R) had a two-run single to cap a three-run eighth for UVa. Kenny Swab had two hits and two RBI for the Cavs. Sean Ryan had two hits and one RBI for the Hokies (8-9, 24-13).


No. 4 Texas 14, Texas A&M 0

In College Station, Texas, Cole Green tossed a one-hitter and Kevin Keyes belted two home runs as Texas clinched its Big 12 series against Texas A&M in front of 8,123 fans at Olsen Field. Cole (8-0) allowed a single to Matt Juengel in the third for the lone hit for the Aggies (6-7-1, 20-13-1). Cole walked three and struck out four in going the distance. The Longhorns (12-2, 29-7) scored in seven of their nine at-bats. Keyes went 4 for 5 with four RBI. Cohl Walla (3 for 5, 2 2B, 4 R, 1 RBI), Tant Shepherd (3 for 5, 2 R, 4 RBI) and Cameron Rupp (3 for 5, 2 R, 2 RBI) also had big days at the plate for Texas.


No. 6 LSU 9, Alabama 7

In Baton Rouge, La., Blake Dean was one of three Tigers to go deep as LSU secured a SEC series win against Alabama at Alex Box Stadium. Dean drove in three, while Austin Nola (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Johnny Dishon (2 for 3, 3 R) also homered for the Tigers (10-4, 29-6). LSU put up crooked numbers in the first, second, fourth and sixth in building a 9-4 lead before the Crimson Tide (5-9, 22-14) tallied three in the eighth. Micah Gibbs had three hits and one run for the Tigers. Cody Trotter (2 for 4, 2 RBI), Jake Smith and Clay Jones all had dingers for Alabama.


Duke 10, No. 7 Florida State 6

In Cary, N.C., Jeremy Gould went 4 for 5 with two runs to help Duke (5-12, 20-16) tie its ACC series against Florida State (11-6, 27-9). The Seminoles scored first, and Mike McGee’s two-run home run in the third inning gave them a 3-0 lead. Stuart Tapley’s RBI double in the sixth put Florida State up 5-1, but Duke tied the game with four runs in the bottom of the inning, beginning with back-to-back RBI singles from Marcus Stroman and Litwin. Tyler Holt gave the Seminoles their final lead of the game with an RBI single in the seventh. In the bottom of the inning, Duke took the lead for good when Litwin hit a two-RBI double and Eric Brady followed with a two-RBI single. Marcus Stroman (4-1) was the winning pitcher, striking out three, walking one and allowing one hit in three scoreless innings.


No. 8 Arkansas 10, Georgia 2
In Fayetteville, Ark., it was a case of déjà vu as the Razorbacks (11-3, 30-6) defeated Georgia 10-2 for the second consecutive day to clinch the SEC series. Arkansas jumped on the ball early, scoring three in the bottom of the first and rolling from there to the final score. Winning pitcher Brent Elbner (3-2) showed off his overall potential as he pitched seven innings with two hits, while also batting 3 for 5 to plate four runs. Jeff Walters (1-3) tallied the loss surrendering nine-runs on 13 hits in 6.2 innings. Zach Cone went 2 for 4 for the Bulldogs (3-11, 11-24) with a run batted in.

No. 9 Florida 6, Kentucky 3

In Lexington, Ky., Austin Maddox went 3 for 5 with two runs and a RBI as Florida (10-4, 25-9) ensured a win in its SEC series against Kentucky (4-10, 21-14). Matt den Dekker hit a RBI single in the second to give the Gators a 1-0 lead, but Chad Wright drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the inning to tie the score. Mike Zunino and Maddox hit solo home runs to lead off the third and fourth innings and give the lead back to Florida. Preston Tucker hit a two-run home run in the ninth to give the Gators a 6-2 lead and Andy Burns answered with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the inning. Marcus Nidiffer hit a two-out single, but Kentucky was unable to score again. Greg Larson (2-1) struck out three and walked two in 3.2 hitless innings to pick up the win.


No. 10 South Carolina 9, No. 18 Ole Miss 5

In Columbia, S.C., Adrian Morales went 3 for 4 with two RBI and two runs as South Carolina (11-3, 28-7) clinched a SEC series victory against Ole Miss (7-7, 23-13). Morales hit a two-RBI single, Scott Wingo hit an RBI single and Christian Walker hit a grand slam in the second inning to put the Gamecocks up 7-1. Brady Thomas led off the third with a solo home run to give South Carolina an 8-3 lead. Matt Smith hit an RBI single in the seventh to make the score 9-5 and the Rebels had chances to make it closer, but stranded three runners at the end of the inning. Sam Dyson (3-2) struck out six, walked three, and allowed four hits and no earned runs in 6.1 shutout innings to earn the win. Ethan Carter picked up his first save, striking out two, walking one, and allowing two hits and in 2.1 shutout innings.


No. 11 Coastal Carolina 24, Gardner-Webb 10
In Forest City, N.C., Coastal Carolina unloaded the bats on Gardner Webb to secure the Big South series. The Chanticleers (10-0, 31-5) opened the game with a pair of runs in the opening frame. Following its early effort with an eight-run third, Coastal’s highlight inning was an 11-run seventh. Chance Moore (3 for 3) and Taylor Motter (3 for 5) combined for nine RBI and three homers. The Bulldogs (5-6, 16-18) were held to four runs heading into the bottom of the ninth, but managed to produce six late runs to no avail. On the hill Anthony Meo (7-1) earned the win in five innings, while Michael Hanzlik (2-3) took the loss giving up 10 runs on nine hits in just 2.1 innings. Kurt Fulginiti went 3 for 5 plating five runs for Gardner-Webb.

No. 12 TCU 6, BYU 5 (11)

In Provo, Utah, Jimmie Pharr doubled and pinch-runner Kyle von Tungeln scored on an error in the top of the 11th as TCU completed a three-game Mountain West sweep of BYU at Miller Field, extending its win streak to seven. Kaleb Merck (2-1) held the Cougars (4-8, 16-19) scoreless over the final 3.1 innings to earn the victory. Alex Wolfe (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) went deep in the fourth for BYU to break the scoreless tie. Bryan Holaday (3 for 6) and Matt Curry (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) both doubled and scored in the sixth to give the Horned Frogs (8-3, 27-7) a 2-1 lead. Jantzen Witte and Holaday drove in runs in the seventh as TCU took a 4-1 lead. After the Cougars got one back in the bottom of the seventh, Curry led off the eighth with a homer to make it 5-2. Stephen Wells and Wolfe went deep in a three-run eighth as BYU tied it at 5. Bryce Ayoso had two hits and two runs for the Cougars.


No. 13 Louisville 8-12, West Virginia 1-9 (Game 2 – 11 innings)

In Morgantown, W.Va., Stewart Ijames went 4 for 6 with three RBI and two runs in Game 2 and Louisville (8-3, 28-6) swept its doubleheader against West Virginia (3-8, 16-19) to guarantee a Big East series win. Andrew Clark had a two-RBI double in the Cardinals’ four-run third inning to take a 5-2 lead. Grant Buckner hit a lead-off home run in the sixth to give the Mountaineers a 7-6 lead. Ijames’ RBI single in the ninth gave Louisville an 8-7 lead, but Jedd Gyorko’s RBI single in the bottom of the inning tied the game and sent it into extras. Ijames’ two-run home run in the 11th drove in the game-winning runs. Neil Holland (6-0) pitched three innings, striking out four, walking three, and giving up three hits and two runs to earn the win. In Game 1, Clark hit a three-run home run in the third to give the Cardinals a 3-0 lead, and Ryan Wright’s two-run home run in the ninth extended the lead to 8-1. Mark Dvoroznak’s RBI single in the ninth kept West Virginia from being shut out. Thomas Royse pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out four, walked one and gave up seven hits to pick up the win (7-1).


No. 14 Oklahoma 12-3, Texas Tech 1-7

In Lubbock, Texas, Zach Neal pitched a four-hitter in the opener as Oklahoma and Texas Tech split a Big 12 doubleheader at Dan Law Field. Neal (5-1) allowed one earned run with three runs and one strikeout. Max White had three hits, including a homer, and three RBI for the Sooners (6-6, 26-9). Garrett Buechele had two hits and two RBI, while Chris Ellison had one hit, three walks and three runs for OU. Barrett Barnes had two hits for the Red Raiders (7-7, 19-19). In the nightcap, Jamodrick McGruder (4 for 5) homered in the first to spark Tech. Barnes went deep to ignite a four-run fifth as the Red Raiders built a 7-1 lead. Nick Popescu also homered and drove in three for Tech. Caleb Bushyhead went 3 for 3 with a run for the Sooners. Bobby Doran (3-2) allowed seven hits and one run with two walks and seven strikeouts to earn the victory.


No. 15 Miami (Fla.) 11, North Carolina 1
In Coral Gables, Fla., It was all Miami as the Hurricanes (13-4, 26-9) topped North Carolina to clinch the ACC series. The Tar Heels (6-11, 22-15) pushed across one run in the opening frame. From there the Miami pitching staff handcuffed the UNC lineup. Eric Erickson (4-1) picked up the win in five innings, holding the Heels to five hits while, fanning six.  The ‘Canes’ Ryan Perry came off the bench to produce two runs, going 1 for 3 with a pair of RBI. UNC’s Chris Munnelly (1-1) suffered his first loss giving up seven runs in 4.2 innings on the mound.  Levi Michael produced the lone earned run for the Heels with an infield RBI single.


No. 20 Cal State Fullerton 17, UC Santa Barbara 3

In Santa Barbara, Calif., Gary Brown went 5 for 6 with two homers, four runs and five RBI to lead Cal State Fullerton past UC Santa Barbara at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, evening their Big West series at one game apiece. Christian Colon (2 for 5, 4 RBI) had a three-run homer in a six-run third for the Titans (6-2, 19-13). Tyler Pill added a two-run blast in the third for Fullerton. After Shane Arslan (2 for 3, 2 R) went deep in the bottom of the frame for the Gauchos (3-2, 16-13), Brown and Nick Ramirez (4 for 5, 4 R) both homered in a five-run fourth for an 11-1 lead. Brown had a two-run triple and scored in the fifth to push the advantage to 14-1. Brown belted his second homer in the seventh. Carlos Lopez went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for Fullerton. Daniel Renken (5-2) fanned eight in six innings to earn the victory.


Davidson 17-9, NC Central 7-2

In Davidson, N.C., Chris Lamb struck out 16 in a seven-inning complete game in the nightcap as Davidson completed a doubleheader sweep of NC Central at Wilson Field. Lamb (2-5) allowed four hits and two earned runs with two walks. He was one away from the school record for strikeouts in a game. Seth Freeman had two hits and four RBI for the Wildcats (16-19). In the opener, Andrew Barna (3 for 4, 4 R, 3 RBI) and Will General (3 for 4, 3 R, 4 RBI) paced the offense for Davidson. Derr Parker went 3 for 3 with two RBI for the Eagles (1-34).


(photos by Tom Ciszek)