May 12, 2010

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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Florida uses three homers to power past Florida Atlantic

TCU tops Texas State, Florida State wins at Stetson


In Gainesville, Fla., Matt den Dekker (right) had the go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth as No. 5 Florida fought past Florida Atlantic 7-3 Wednesday at McKethan Stadium. Andy Mee had a three-run homer in the first for the Owls (31-19).  Brian Johnson had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the frame for the Gators (34-12). Austin Maddox had a two-run homer in the third to knot the score at 3. It was his 16th dinger, tying Florida’s single-season record for home runs by a freshman. After den Dekker put the Gators head in the fifth, Nolan Fontana (2 for 3, 3 R) added a two-run shot in the seventh to complete the scoring. Jeff Barfield (3-0) pitched four scoreless innings in relief for the win. Tommy Toledo pitched one inning in relief, his first action since a March 14 injury. Joey Burkhalter had two hits for FAU.


No. 6 TCU 10, Texas State 5

In San Marcos, Texas, Jantzen Witte had two hits and five RBI to lead TCU past Texas State in front of 1,163 fans at Bobcat Field. After Jeff McVaney had a two-run double in the first for the Bobcats (30-17), Witte’s three-run double highlighted a six-run second for the Horned Frogs (37-10). Jason Martinson’s two-run single capped a three-run second as Texas State pulled to within one at 6-5. Witte added a sacrifice fly in the sixth and Matt Curry (4 for 5, 2 RBI) homered in the seventh to push the lead to 8-5. Witte had a RBI single in a two-run eighth as TCU added two insurance runs. Taylor Featherston had two hits and three runs for the Frogs. Kyle Livingstone and Bret Atwood both had two hits and two runs for the Bobcats.


No. 7 Florida State 6, Stetson 2

In DeLand, Fla., Tyler Holt had two hits, two steals, one run and one RBI as Florida State stopped Stetson in front of 2,352 fans at Melching Field. The Seminoles (37-12) scored two in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth in building a 5-1 lead. Stuart Tapley had two walks, two runs and one RBI for FSU. Spencer Theisen had three hits, while Robert Crews had two hits and two runs for the Hatters (25-25). Hunter Scantling (3-2) allowed seven hits and two runs in six innings with two walks and three strikeouts to earn the victory. Geoff Parker recorded the final two outs to register his second save.


No. 10 South Carolina 10, Charleston Southern 2

In Columbia, S.C., Nick Ebert had one of his team’s four home runs as South Carolina hammered Charleston Southern at Carolina Stadium. Adam Matthews (3 for 5, 2 R) had a solo shot and Bobby Haney added a two-run homer in the second as the Gamecocks (38-11) took a 4-0 lead. Christian Walker (2 for 3) and Ebert (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) both went deep in the third as South Carolina led 7-0. Matt Still had a solo homer in the eighth for the Buccaneers (17-31). Brantley Meier and Drew Woodall both had two hits for CSU.


No. 14 Cal State Fullerton 10, Pepperdine 7

In Malibu, Calif., Richie Pedroza and Christian Colon (3 for 6) had two-run singles in the eighth as Cal State Fullerton rallied past Pepperdine at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Pedroza’s base hit tied the game at 6 before Colon’s single gave the Titans (31-14) an 8-6 advantage. Fullerton added a pair in the top of the ninth before Zach Vincej (2 for 3, 2 R) homered in the bottom of the frame for the Waves (18-25). Colin Rooney (2 for 5) had a three-run double in a five-run fifth as Pepperdine built a 6-2 lead. Nick Ramirez had two hits and three runs for the Titans, who have won 13 of their past 14 contests. Ryan Heroy had two hits, including a homer, and two RBI for the Waves.


No. 16 Ole Miss 5, Arkansas State 2

In Jonesboro, Ark., Taylor Hashman had two hits, a double and a triple, and two RBI as Ole Miss got past Arkansas State at Tomlinson Stadium, giving head coach Mike Bianco his 500th career win and 400th with the Rebels (35-15). Alex Yarbrough had two hits, including a homer, and two runs for Ole Miss. The Rebels built a 5-0 lead after six before the Red Wolves (26-22) scored a pair in the seventh. Todd Baumgartner and Giovanni Garcia both drove in runs for Arkansas State. Rory McKean (4-1) had four hits in five scoreless innings with four walks and one strikeout to earn the win. Brett Huber pitched a hitless ninth for his ninth save.


(photo by Jimmy Jones)