April 23, 2010

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Smyly fans 10 as Arkansas tops Florida

Texas thumps Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech upsets Georgia Tech


In Gainesville, Fla., Drew Smyly struck out 10 over seven innings to lead No. 6 Arkansas past No. 11 Florida 8-3 Friday night for the Razorbacks' 13th straight win. Collin Kuhn (left) went 1 for 3 with his ninth homer, a three-run shot in the seventh inning that gave Arkansas a 6-2 lead, and Bo Bigham and Travis Sample also homered for the Hogs (13-3, 23-6). Smyly (6-0) allowed eight hits and three earned runs, and Mike Bolsinger closed with four strikeouts in two scoreless innings. Mike Zunino went 2 for 4 with a homer for the Gators (10-6, 26-11), who have lost seven straight to the Razorbacks.


No. 2 Texas 14, Oklahoma State 1

In Austin, Texas, Taylor Jungmann tossed a complete game as Texas won its Big 12 series opener with Oklahoma State at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. It was the 14th straight win for the Longhorns (14-2, 32-7) and 12th consecutive conference victory. Jungmann (4-1) allowed four hits and one run with eight strikeouts. Cameron Rupp (2 for 4, 5 RBI) had a three-run homer in the first for Texas. Cohl Walla added a RBI single in the second for the Longhorns before Mark Ginther had a sacrifice fly in the fourth for the Cowboys (5-8, 23-14). Kevin Keyes (2 for 5, 3 RBI) had a two-run double in a four-run fifth as Texas built a 9-1 lead. Tom Belza had two hits and one run for OSU.


Virginia Tech 3, No. 3 Georgia Tech 1 (11)

In Atlanta, Ronnie Shaban singled in the go-ahead run and Tim Smalling added a sacrifice fly as Virginia Tech scored twice in the 11th inning to stop Georgia Tech in the ACC. Hokies pitchers Justin Wright (8 IP, 3 H, 8 K) and Ben Rowen (3 IP, 2 H, 2 K) combined to allow the potent Yellow Jackets lineup only five hits, with Rowen (4-1) posting the win. Austin Wates went 2 for 5 with a solo homer and two runs for the Hokies (10-9, 27-13). Tony Plagman homered for Georgia Tech's only run, and Deck McGuire tossed seven innings with four hits, eight strikeouts and one run. The Jackets fell to 15-4, 33-6.


No. 1 Arizona State 10, Washington 2

In Tempe, Ariz., Drew Maggi went 4 for 4 as Arizona State stopped Washington in front of 2,697 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Deven Marrero went 3 for 3, including a two-run homer in the fifth that snapped a 2-2 tie. Zach Wilson had three hits, including a two-run dinger in a four-run eighth. Riccio Torrez also went deep for the Sun Devils (10-3, 32-4). Doug Cherry had two hits for the Huskies (4-6, 19-17). Seth Blair (7-0) allowed eight hits and two runs in eight innings with one walk and four strikeouts to earn the victory.


No. 4 Virginia 5-27, Maryland 1-4
In College Park, Md., Danny Hultzen tossed 7.2 solid innings to improve to 6-1 as Virginia beat Maryland in the opener of an ACC doubleheader. In the nightcap, Steven Proscia homered twice and drove in four as the Cavaliers pummeled the Terrapins. In the opener, Reed Gragnani had a two-run double, and Kenny Swab added two hits and two RBI for the Cavaliers. Swab had a huge second game as well, going 4 for 7 with four runs and four RBI, and Dan Grovatt had three hits and four RBI for the Cavaliers (14-6, 33-9). Robert Morey (6-2) allowed three hits and two earned runs in seven innings for Virginia. The Terrapins fell to 4-16, 15-27.

No. 7 UCLA 6, No. 15 Arizona 3 (10)

In Tucson, Ariz., Dean Espy had a three-run double to cap a four-run 10th as UCLA outlasted Arizona in front of 1,050 fans at Jerry Kindall Field. Espy’s grounder to third was misplayed with two outs in the ninth to tie the game at 2. Cody Regis scored twice for the Bruins (6-4, 28-6).  Gerrit Cole fanned 10 in eight innings for the UCLA. Seth Mejias-Brean had two hits and two runs for the Wildcats (7-6, 27-10).


No. 13 Miami (Fla.) 6, No. 8 Florida State 5
In Tallahassee, Fla., Harold Martinez and Stephen Perez each homered as Miami nipped rival Florida State in an ACC showdown. The Hurricanes (15-4, 29-9) used seven pitchers with starter Chris Hernandez laboring through 3.1 innings before being lifted. Jerad Grundy (2-0) posted the win with 1.1 innings, and Daniel Miranda earned his fourth save, allowing a run in two innings. The teams combined for only 11 hits. Mike McGee went 3 for 3 with two solo homers for the Seminoles (12-7, 29-10).

No. 9 Coastal Carolina 7, VMI 0

In Lexington, Va., Coastal Carolina (12-0, 35-12) stonewalled VMI in a Big South series opening victory. The Chanticleers extended their win streak to 15 straight on the arm of winning pitcher Anthony Meo (8-1). The right-hander pitched six scoreless innings, fanning nine Keydets (10-6, 29-10). At the plate, Coastal scattered one and two-run innings throughout the contest, Rico Noel went 2 for 5 with two RBI. VMI’s Adam Lopez (5-1) suffered the loss giving up the first six runs. Rob Dickinson went 2 for 3.


No. 10 South Carolina 11, Georgia 4

In Athens, Ga., South Carolina topped Georgia to take the first game of the SEC weekend matchup. The Gamecocks (12-4, 30-8) received another long outing from Blake Cooper (8-0) who struck out nine Bulldog batters in his eight innings. South Carolina opened up the scoring with a six-run third frame. UGA (3-13, 12-26) would pull within three, but ultimately fell behind to the Gamecocks’ late-game production. Whit Merrifield was 2 for 4 with a home run and two walks. Bulldog starter Justin Grimm (2-6) surrendered nine runs in five innings for the loss. Brett DeLoach had a 3-for-4 night


No. 12 TCU 15, UNLV 5

In Fort Worth, Texas, Jason Coats and Jerome Pena both knocked in three as TCU topped UNLV at Lupton Stadium. Clark Thomas had a RBI double in a three-run second for the Rebels (5-5, 21-16). After the Horned Frogs (9-3, 28-8) scored two in the third, Nolan Clark doubled home a pair in the sixth as UNLV built a 5-2 lead. Pena had a two-run double in a five-run sixth as TCU took the lead for good. Taylor Featherston had a two-run single as the Frogs plated four in the seventh.


No. 14 Louisville 4, Seton Hall 2

In Louisville, Ky., Louisville (10-3, 31-6) scored a pair of tie-breaking runs in the eighth inning to beat Seton Hall (3-10, 13-21-1) in the Big East series opener. Cardinal Andrew Clark crossed the plate from third to score the game-winner; he was 2 for 4 on the night. Reliever Derek Self (6-0) threw 3.1 scoreless innings for his sixth win. The Pirates’ Joe DiRocco (4-4) tallied the loss giving up all four runs on nine hits. Michael Rogers batted 2 for 3.


(photo by Jimmy Jones)