April 20, 2010

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Workman pitches Arizona past Arizona State

Texas thumps UT Arlington, Georgia Tech tops Georgia Southern


In Tempe, Ariz., Daniel Workman allowed just two hits in 6.1 innings as No. 15 Arizona, under head coach Andy Lopez (left), ended No. 1 Arizona State’s 28-game home win streak with a 4-2 decision Tuesday in front of 3,566 fans at Packard Stadium. Workman (2-0) surrendered five hits with no walks and four strikeouts in his first appearance since March 23. Robert Refsnyder had three hits and two RBI as the Wildcats (27-9) erased an early 2-0 deficit with three in the fourth and one in the eighth. Raoul Torrez had a two-run double in the second for the Sun Devils (31-4).


No. 2 Texas 21, UT Arlington 2

In Austin, Texas, Kevin Keyes drove in four as Texas thumped UT Arlington at UFCU Disch-Falk Field to extend its win streak to 13. Cameron Rupp (2 for 4) had a two-run homer to cap a four-run third for the Longhorns (31-7). Jesse Payne was hit by a pitch and scored in the fourth for the Mavericks (17-21). Texas scored one in the bottom of the frame and a two-run double by Russell Moldenhauer (3 for 5) keyed a four-run fifth as the Longhorns built a 9-1 lead. Cohl Walla (4 for 5, 3 R, 3 RBI) and Jordan Etier (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) both added homers for Texas. Preston Beck and Brian Nephew both had two hits for UTA.


No. 3 Georgia Tech 6, Georgia Southern 2

In Atlanta, Mark Pope started slowly but finished strong in allowing two runs over eight innings as Georgia Tech topped Georgia Southern at Russ Chandler Stadium. Pope (6-0) was touched for two runs in the first three innings but tossed five scoreless innings from there. Derek Dietrich went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI, and Chase Burnette and Thomas Nichols each added two RBI for the Yellow Jackets (32-5). Kyle Blackburn had two hits and a RBI double for the Eagles (21-16).


No. 4 Virginia 11, Richmond 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Steven Proscia drove in three runs, and Virginia took advantage of 16 walks in an easy win over Richmond. The Cavaliers (30-9) totaled only seven hits, one being Phil Gosselin's fourth homer. In the sixth inning, Virginia scored three times without getting a hit to make it 10-0. Chris Taylor went 1 for 3 with four runs, and Shane Halley tossed a career-best four innings to improve to 2-0. Adam McConnell had two hits and two RBI for the Spiders (17-18).


No. 5 LSU 14, Northwestern State 3

In Shreveport, La., Austin Nola was a single short of the cycle as LSU topped Northwestern State at Fair Grounds Field. Nola (2 R, 2 RBI) had a double in the first, a home run in the second and a triple in the seventh. Wet Delatte had three hits and Micah Gibbs knocked in three for the Tigers (31-6). LSU scored in five of its first seven at-bats, with three in the second, four in the fifth and four in the seventh. Oscar Garcia went 2 for 2 with two walks and two runs for the Demons (25-11).


No. 6 Arkansas 9, Oral Roberts 5

In Fayetteville, Ark., Brett Eibner had two of the game’s seven home runs as Arkansas outscored Oral Roberts at Baum Stadium. Eibner went 3 for 4 with three runs and three RBI. Tim Carver (2 RBI) and Travis Sample (3 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) also went deep as the Razorbacks (32-6) won their 12th straight contest. Nick Baligod, Seth Furmanek and Brett Sowers all homered for the Golden Eagles (18-17).


Long Beach State 16, No. 7 UCLA 4

In Los Angeles, Jordan Casas cranked two of his team’s six home runs as Long Beach State battered UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Casas went 3 for 5 with four RBI. Kirk Singer (3 RBI), Joey Terdoslavich (3 RBI), TJ Mittelstaedt (2 R) and Jonathan Jones (3 for 5, 3 R) also went deep for the Dirtbags (16-17). Two of the dingers came in an eight-run fifth for LBSU. Beau Amaral had two hits, including a homer, and two RBI for the Bruins (27-6).


No. 10 South Carolina 4, USC Upstate 2

In Columbia, S.C., Jose Mata pitched 4.2 scoreless innings in relief as South Carolina edged USC Upstate at Carolina Stadium. Mata (3-0) allowed two hits and fanned a pair, while Ethan Carter tossed a scoreless ninth for his second save. The Gamecocks (29-8) scored two in the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. Jackie Bradley Jr. had two hits and two runs for South Carolina. Brody Greer went 3 for 4 with a run for the Spartans (13-29).


No. 19 Oklahoma 8, No. 12 TCU 3

In Norman, Okla., Danny Black had two hits, including a homer, and four RBI to lead Oklahoma past TCU in front of 1,181 fans at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Cameron Seitzer’s two-run homer in the fourth gave the Sooners (27-10) a 3-2 lead and sparked a five-run rally. Black also had a two-run double in the fourth and a two-run homer in the sixth. Bryan Holaday and Jason Coats both went deep for the Horned Frogs (27-8).


No. 13 Miami 5, Bethune-Cookman 2

In Coral Gables, Fla., Harold Martinez went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBI, and Yasmani Grandal and Ryan Perry added solo homers as Miami slipped past Bethune-Cookman. Grandal went 2 for 2 with two walks and two runs to raise his average to .429. David Gutierrez tossed 6.2 innings to improve to 4-0 for the Hurricanes (28-9). Peter O'Brien went 2 for 4 with a RBI for the Wildcats (23-15).


(photo courtesy of Arizona Media Relations Office)