May 4, 2010

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Louisville blanks Ohio State in Columbus

Texas extends win streak to 21, Arizona State thumps Arizona


In Columbus, Ohio, Zak Wasserman had a hit and two RBI as No. 10 Louisville blanked Ohio State 6-0 Tuesday at Bill Davis Stadium. Justin Amlung (2-1) allowed four hits in five innings with four strikeouts to earn the victory. Dean Kiekhefer surrendered one hit and one walk in three innings with three strikeouts, while Gabriel Shaw fanned two in the ninth to secure the shutout. Jeff Arnold had two hits and one run for the Cardinals (37-7), while Adam Duvall (left) and Stewart Ijames had one hit, one run and one RBI for Louisville. The Cards scored four in the second and two more in the fifth. Ryan Dew had a double for the Buckeyes (24-16).


No. 1 Texas 6, Prairie View A&M 0

In Austin, Texas, three hurlers combined on the shutout as Texas blanked Prairie View to stretch its win streak to 21. Sam Stafford started and allowed two hits and three walks in 4.1 innings with seven strikeouts. Kendal Carrillo (3-0) surrendered one hit in 3.2 innings with two strikeouts to record the win. Hoby Milner fanned two in a perfect ninth to preserve the shutout. The Longhorns (39-7) led 1-0 before Russell Moldenhauer’s three-run homer in the sixth. Kevin Lusson added a two-run blast in the eighth. Evan Richard had two of the three hits for the Panthers (12-30).


No. 3 Arizona State 13, Arizona 1

In Tempe, Ariz., Brady Rodgers tossed eight scoreless innings as Arizona State thumped Arizona in front of 4,033 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Rodgers (3-2) allowed two hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. After a leadoff single, he set down 21 straight before a base hit by Cole Frenzel in the eighth. Zack MacPhee and Deven Marrero both had two hits and two RBI for the Sun Devils (39-5). Raoul Torrez had a two-run double in a four-run fourth for ASU. MacPhee had a two-run double and Kole Calhoun added a two-run homer in a seven-run sixth as the Sun Devils built an 11-0 lead. Bobby Rinard had two hits and one run for the Wildcats (29-14).


No. 2 Virginia 10, VCU 5

In Charlottesville, Va., Jarrett Parker had a homer, a triple and three RBI as Virginia stopped VCU at Davenport Field. Phil Gosselin and Steven Proscia both had two hits for the Cavaliers (40-9), extending their win streak to 11. Gosselin homered and Parker added a RBI triple in a three-run first. Brent Mikonis went deep and M.L. Morgan had a two-run single in a four-run second for the Rams (23-20-1). Parker’s two-run homer in the third put UVa on top for good. Proscia’s sacrifice fly capped a four-run fourth as the Cavs took a 9-4 lead. Morgan went deep in the eighth for VCU.


No. 7 Florida State 11, Jacksonville 10 (13)

In Tallahassee, Fla., Mike McGee (2 for 6, 3 RBI) had a game-winning single in the bottom of the 13th as Florida State outlasted Jacksonville on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium. Both teams scored three in the 12th before Tyler Holt and Stephen Cardullo drew walks to start the 13th. McGee’s base hit plated Holt to end the marathon. Jayce Boyd had three hits and three runs for the Seminoles (34-11). Adam Brett Walker went 4 for 7 with a homer, three runs and five RBI for the Dolphins (20-19).


No. 13 UCLA 5, Pepperdine 1

In Malibu, Calif., Garett Claypool allowed one run in 6.1 innings as UCLA defeated Pepperdine at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Claypool (7-1) surrendered three hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Beau Amaral went 3 for 3 with two doubles and one run for the Bruins (31-10). Cody Regis had three hits, while Niko Gallego had two hits and two RBI for UCLA. Brian Humphries had a homer in the bottom of the first for the Waves (13-23). Trevor Brown and Steve Rodriguez both had run-scoring singles in the fourth for the Bruins. Gallego’s two-run single capped a three-run fifth for UCLA.


No. 16 Oklahoma 14, UALR 5

In Norman, Okla., Ross Hubbard went 3 for 5 with a homer, three runs and three RBI as Oklahoma topped UALR at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Garrett Buechele and Cameron Seitzer also went deep for the Sooners (33-12). Casey McCollum and Tyler Cameron both had three hits for the Trojans (22-22). UALR scored five in the second before OU plated two in the second and six in the third to take control.


Portland 3, No. 17 Oregon 1

In Eugene, Ore., Chris Johnson pitched seven shutout innings to lead Portland past Oregon at PK Park. Johnson (3-1) allowed four hits with five strikeouts. Chris Dennis earned his 13th save. Beau Fraser had a sacrifice fly in a two-run first for the Pilots (31-9). Rocky Gale added a RBI single in the seventh for Portland before Eddie Rodriguez (3 for 4) homered in the ninth for the Ducks (30-15).


Davidson 14, No. 18 Virginia Tech 10

In Blacksburg, Va., Andrew Barna went 4 for 5 with a homer and five RBI as Davidson outscored Virginia Tech at English Field. The Wildcats (19-26) scored seven in the first two innings before a seven-run seventh put Davidson on top to stay. Sam Payne had three hits and two runs, while Coleman Barron and Michael Zeblo both drove in two for the Wildcats. Steve Domecus (2 for 5, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Ronnie Shaban (3 for 5, 2 RBI) led the offense for the Hokies (32-15).


No. 20 LSU 9, Southeastern Louisiana 5

In Baton Rouge, La., Mikie Mahtook and Blake Dean both homered in the sixth as LSU rallied past Southeastern Louisiana at Alex Box Stadium to snap a seven-game losing streak. Mahtook’s solo shot tied the game at 5. After a double by Austin Nola, Dean’s two-run dinger gave the Tigers (33-13) a 7-5 advantage. Alex Edward had three hits and one RBI for LSU. Cass Hargis went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI for the Lions (33-14).


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