May 1, 2010

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Clark homers twice in first as Louisville routs Rutgers

Arizona State wins again at UCLA, Florida takes two from LSU


In Louisville, Ky., Andrew Clark (left) clubbed two home runs in the first inning and finished with a career-high eight RBI as No. 12 Louisville completed a three-game Big East sweep of Rutgers with a 24-6 win Saturday at Jim Patterson Stadium. After the Scarlet Knights (10-8, 21-20) scored three in the top of the first, Clark (4 for 4) hit a three-run homer to tie the game and belted a grand slam to cap a 10-run explosion in the bottom of the frame for the Cardinals (14-4, 36-7). UL added three in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth and eight in the fifth. Stewart Ijames (3 for 4, 1 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI) and Jeff Arnold (3 for 3, 3 R, 4 RBI) had big days at the plate for Louisville. Pat Biserta (3 for 5, 2 RBI) homered for Rutgers.


No. 2 Arizona State 6, No. 6 UCLA 1

In Los Angeles, Riccio Torrez had a two-run single in a four-run first as Arizona State clinched a Pac-10 series win against UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Zach Wilson and Raoul Torrez both added RBI base hits in the first as the Sun Devils (13-4, 37-5) took control against Trevor Bauer. Merrill Kelly (9-0) allowed six hits and one run with three strikeouts to earn the win. Brady Rodgers pitched the final 3.1 innings with four strikeouts to record his third save. Bauer (6-3) allowed eight hits and six runs (four earned) in seven innings with five walks and seven strikeouts Drew Maggi finished with two hits and two runs for ASU. Tyler Rahmatulla had two hits and one run for the Bruins (7-7, 30-9).


No. 10 Florida 7-8, No. 13 LSU 3-5

In Gainesville, Fla., Florida tallied two SEC wins against LSU at McKethan Stadium, taking the regularly-scheduled game plus the completion of Friday’s suspended contest. Hudson Randall (5-3) allowed seven hits and one run in eight innings with a career-high seven strikeouts to earn the win for the Gators (14-6, 30-11) in Saturday’s contest. Mikie Mahtook belted the first pitch of the game over the left field fence for the Tigers (11-9, 32-12) before Florida scored seven straight. Jonathan Pigott (1 for 2, 2 R, 2 RBI) had a sacrifice fly in the second and Matt den Dekker’s RBI single in the third put the Gators on top for good. UF added two in the fourth and three in the fifth before a two-run homer by Leon Landry (3 for 4) in the ninth completed the scoring. Daniel Pigott had two hits and two runs for the Gators. In the conclusion of Friday’s game, Josh Adams had a three-run homer in the second which game Florida a 4-0 cushion. Tyler Thompson (3 for 3, 1 R, 3 RBI) had a two-run triple to cap a three-run third as the Gators took a 7-0 lead. Blake Dean finished with two hits and two runs for LSU. 


No. 1 Texas 2, Baylor 1 (14)

In Austin, Texas, Jordan Weymouth had the game-winning single in the bottom of the 14th as Texas outlasted Baylor at UFCU Disch-Falk Field to secure the Big 12 series win. It was the 19th consecutive victory for the Longhorns (18-2, 37-7) and 16th straight conference win. Paul Montalbano had a leadoff double in the 14th for Texas and Kevin Lusson was intentionally walked, setting the stage for Weymouth’s heroics. Lusson had a run-scoring double in the second to give the Longhorns the early lead. Logan Vick had a leadoff single in the ninth for the Bears (7-11, 25-19), moved to second on a bad throw to first and advanced to third on a passed ball. After a strikeout, Joey Hainsfurther’s base hit plated Vick to tie the game at 1. Hoby Milner (2-0) earned the win, pitching four hitless innings with no walks and four strikeouts. Shawn Tolleson fanned 11 in eight innings for Baylor. Cohl Walla was the lone Longhorn with two hits. Vick and Raynor Campbell both had two hits for the Bears.


No. 3 Virginia 11, Duke 1

In Durham, N.C., Robert Morey tossed his first career complete game a day after Danny Hultzen did the same as Virginia trampled Duke. Morey (6-1) allowed five hits, one earned run and struck out eight for the Cavaliers (17-6, 38-9). Jarrett Parker went 5 for 5 with two homers and four RBI, and Steven Proscia went 2 for 5 with a homer and four RBI for Virginia, which totaled 17 hits. John Hicks went 3 for 5 with a homer and two RBI for the Cavaliers. Dennis O'Grady hit a solo homer for the Blue Devils (7-16, 25-20).


NC State 4, No. 4 Georgia Tech 2

In Raleigh, N.C., Cory Mazzoni allowed two earned runs over seven innings and made four runs in the first two innings stick as NC State beat Georgia Tech for the second straight day. Drew Poulk went 2 for 4 with a run and a RBI, and Pratt Maynard and Harold Riggins also drove in runs for the Wolfpack (11-12, 28-17). Mazzoni (6-2) allowed four hits and five walks and struck out five in shutting down the Yellow Jackets (16-7, 35-9). Tony Plagman and Brandon Thomas drove in runs for Tech.


No. 5 Coastal Carolina 6, UNC Asheville 5

In Conway, S.C., Adam Rice went 2 for 3 with a two-run homer, and Jose Iglesias also homered as Coastal Carolina slipped past UNC Asheville to stay perfect in the Big South. Cody Wheeler worked six strong innings to improve to 8-0 for the Chanticleers (16-0, 38-6). Mike Vaughn went 2 for 4 with two runs for the Bulldogs (5-15, 12-28).


Alabama 6, No. 7 South Carolina 4

In Columbia, S.C., Adam Morgan fanned eight in 7.1 innings as Alabama evened its SEC series with South Carolina at Carolina Stadium. Morgan (5-2) allowed eight hits and four runs with two walks. Jake Smith fanned three of the game’s five final hitters to record his second save. After Parker Bangs (3 for 3) had a two-run double in the first for the Gamecocks (15-5, 33-9), Josh Rutledge had a two-run single to cap a five-run second for the Crimson Tide (9-11, 28-16). Christian Walker (3 for 4, 2 R) belted a two-run homer in the eighth to pull South Carolina to within one. Clay Jones had a sacrifice fly in the ninth for an insurance run for Alabama. Cal Tinsley had two hits and two runs for the Crimson Tide.


Auburn 8, No. 8 Arkansas 7
In Fayetteville, Ark., Auburn (11-9, 29-15) held off a late attempt by Arkansas to even their SEC series. The Razorbacks (14-6, 35-9) nearly overcame a five-run Tiger lead, but failed to complete the rally. Arkansas opened the scoring with a three-run first inning, but Auburn answered by scoring eight runs in the top of the fifth frame, including four homers, two of which were by Hunter Smith. Austin Hubbard earned his fifth save, holding the Hogs to just one run in his 2.1 innings, and Slade Smith (2-0) picked up the win in relief. Arkansas’ Randall Fant took the loss, giving up four runs in 4.1 innings. Brett Eibner went 2 for 4 with three RBI and a walk for the Hogs.

Le Moyne 3-5, No. 9 Florida State 1-8

In Tallahassee, Fla., Le Moyne held on to defeat Florida State in Friday’s suspended game before the Seminoles rebounded to take the regularly-scheduled contest on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium. Cory Nelson (2-5) allowed seven hits and one run in five innings for the Dolphins (25-24) on Friday. Jeff Tardiff gave up three hits and one walk in four scoreless innings for his first save. Chris Edmondson had a two-run homer in a three-run fourth for Le Moyne. Mike McGee had two hits and one RBI for the Seminoles (32-11). In Saturday’s game, McGee’s grand slam erased a 4-1 deficit in the seventh for FSU. After the Dolphins tied it in the top of the eighth, Ohmed Danesh drew a bases-loaded walk and Jayce Boyd added a two-run single in the bottom of the frame. Edmondson had two hits, including another homer, and two runs for Le Moyne.


No. 11 TCU 11, Utah 4

In Ogden, Utah, Jerome Pena had three hits and two RBI to lead TCU past Utah in Mountain West action. Matt Curry had a two-run double and Pena drove in two with a single as the Horned Frogs took a 4-0 lead in the first. Nik Gumeson had a three-run homer in the second for the Utes. Bryan Holaday had a RBI double and scored in a three-run fourth as TCU took a 7-3 lead. Brance Rivera had a two-run homer in a three-run fifth as the Frogs built a 10-3 lead. C.J. Cron went deep in the sixth for Utah before Aaron Schultz homered in the ninth for TCU.


No. 14 Miami (Fla.) 6, Maryland 4
In Coral Gables, Fla., Miami clinched the ACC weekend series over Maryland. The Hurricanes (17-6, 33-11) maintained a slim lead over the Terrapins (4-19, 15-32) with quality pitching. Starter Jason Santana (4-2) notched the win as he buckled down for five scoreless innings. Santana fanned seven in seven innings. Daniel Miranda closed out the contest allowing just one ninth-inning run for his fifth save. Gary Schneider went 3 for 4 with a pair of runs batted in for Maryland. Miami’s Stephen Perez went 3 for 5 with one RBI. The Terps’ Ian Schwalenberg (4-3) was stuck with the loss

No. 15 Cal State Fullerton 11, Pacific 7

In Stockton, Calif., Nick Ramirez had two hits, knocked in four and pitched two scoreless innings in relief as Cal State Fullerton secured a Big West series win over Pacific at Klein Family Field. The Titans (12-2, 27-13) have won nine straight and 15 of their past 17. Ramirez had a two-run single to cap a four-run fourth as Fullerton took a 6-1 lead. He added another two-run knock in a three-run eighth to give the Titans some insurance runs. Casey Watkins went 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBI for Fullerton. Nick Longmore drove in two and Joe Oliveira went deep for the Tigers (7-7, 25-16).


No. 16 Ole Miss 12, Mississippi State 10
In Starkville, Miss., Mississippi topped Mississippi State in an offensive SEC showcase. The Rebels (13-7, 32-13) collected 14 hits to mark their seventh straight win as well as the series victory over the Bulldogs (5-15, 20-22). Tim Ferguson was 2 for 5 with two RBI and a walk. Ole Miss reliever Matt Crouse (5-1) earned the win and Brett Huber tallied his seventh save. MSU’s Greg Houston (5-1) gave up two run in 0.2 innings for the loss. Nick Vickerson went 3 for 4 with a pair of runs batted in for the Bulldogs.

Kansas State 14, No. 17 Oklahoma 9
In Norman, Okla., Kansas State (10-6, 30-11) knotted up the weekend Big 12 series with a victory over Oklahoma (9-9, 31-12). The Wildcats put six runs on the board in the top of the third inning and never looked back. Matt Giller went 2 for 3, plating three runs and drawing a walk. KSU’s Evan Marshall (4-2) pitched 3.1 innings for the win in relief. Sooner starter Bobby Shore (6-3) gave up six runs, all earned, for the loss. Caleb Bushyhead went 2 for 5 at the dish with three RBI and a round-tripper.


No. 18 Connecticut 11-4, Pittsburgh 7-13

In Pittsburgh, Mike Olt went 4 for 5 with four RBI as Connecticut won the opener of its Big East doubleheader at Pittsburgh. The Panthers (13-4, 31-11) took the nightcap to earn a split. The Huskies (14-3, 35-9) scored in each of the first four innings before Olt homered in a three-run fifth as UConn took an 8-0 lead. Mike Nemeth and Billy Ferriter both had three hits, two runs and one RBI for the Huskies. Travis Whitmore and Cory Brownstein both had three hits for Pitt. In the nightcap, Pittsburgh scored six in the fourth to snap a 3-3 tie. Zach Duggan had three hits, including a homer, and four RBI for the Panthers. Joe Leonard had three hits and three runs for Pitt. George Springer had a two-run homer for UConn.


USC 7, No. 19 Arizona 5

In Los Angeles, Adam Landecker had a run-scoring triple in the second to put USC ahead to stay in clinching a Pac-10 series win over Arizona at Dedeaux Field. The Wildcats (8-9, 28-13) scored a pair in the top of the second before Landecker’s three-base hit highlighted a four-run rally in the bottom of the frame for the Trojans (5-12, 19-23). Landecker finished with two hits and two RBI. Alex Sherrod (3 for 4) homered in the third for USC. Joey Rickard had three hits, while Jett Bandy had two hits and two RBI for Arizona.


Washington 8, No. 20 Stanford 1

In Seattle, Andrew Kittredge hurled 7.1 solid innings as Washington secured a Pac-10 series win over Stanford in front of 2,258 fans at Safeco Field. Kittredge (6-3) allowed six hits and one run with eight strikeouts. Adam Cimber worked the final 1.2 innings to secure the win. The Huskies (7-7, 23-19) scored a pair in the first and never trailed. Doug Cherry (2 for 4, 2 R) and Chase Anselment (1 for 3, 1 R) both drove in two for Washington. Kenny Diekroeger went 3 for 4 for the Cardinal (10-7, 21-16).


Texas Tech 5, Missouri 4

In Lubbock, Texas, Bobby Doran struck out a career-best 16 as Texas Tech evened its Big 12 series with Missouri at Dan Law Field. Doran (4-2) allowed nine hits and three runs in 8.1 innings. Chad Bettis got the final two outs for his ninth save. Barrett Barnes (2 for 4) had a two-run homer to cap a three-run fifth as the Red Raiders (11-9, 25-22) took a 4-2 lead. Tech added one in the seventh before the Tigers (7-9, 23-18) added a pair in the ninth. Joey Kenworthy drove in two for the Red Raiders. Ryan Gebhart had three hits and two RBI for Missouri.


Oregon 6, Washington State 0

In Eugene, Oregon, Justin LaTempa pitched a one-hit shutout as Oregon evened its Pac-10 series with Washington State in front of 3,791 fans at PK Park. LaTempa (4-2) allowed one walk and struck out 10. The lone hit for the Cougars (6-8, 22-16) was a leadoff double in the eighth by Matt Argyropoulos. Jack Marder and Eddie Rodriguez both drove in two for the Ducks (9-8, 29-14). Danny Pulfer had three hits and KC Serna had two hits and three runs for Oregon.


(photos courtesy of Louisville Media Relations Office)