April 17, 2010
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CBI Live: Auburn 12, Vanderbilt 2
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Hill reaches 1,000 wins
as Rutgers tops USF
Georgia Tech edges Clemson, Stanford stops
Oregon State, FSU sweeps WKU
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
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
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
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
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)