May 18, 2010

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College of Charleston upsets No. 4 Coastal Carolina

Oklahoma gets past Arkansas, Maddox leads Florida past UNF


In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Greg Blake had a three-run double in a five-run seventh as College of Charleston knocked off No. 4 Coastal Carolina 10-4 Tuesday evening at BB&T Coastal Field. The Cougars (40-14) led 4-2 before Josh Conway and Rico Noel (2 for 3, 2 R) hit consecutive home runs for the Chanticleers (45-7) in the fifth to tie the game at 4. Charleston broke the deadlock in the seventh. Jose Rodriguez (1 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to give the Cougars the lead. Blake then cleared the bases with a double and scored on a base hit by Justin Brewer to make it 9-4. Casey Lucchese (3-0) pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless relief with one hit and five strikeouts to earn the win. Joey Bergman (3 for 5, 1 R, 1 RBI) (pictured), Kolby Epley (1 for 3, 2 RBI) and Jamie Holler (2 for 4, 2 R) also contributed to the Charleston offense.


No. 14 Oklahoma 5, No. 15 Arkansas 2

In Norman, Okla., Michael Rocha allowed one run over 7.1 innings as Oklahoma defeated Arkansas in front of 1,553 fans at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Rocha (7-1) surrendered six hits and two walks while matching his career high with seven strikeouts. Garrett Buechele (3 for 5, 2 R) homered in the first for the Sooners (38-14). Reine was hit by a pitch and scored in the second and added a RBI single in the third as OU took a 3-0 lead. The Razorbacks (38-15) got one in the fourth before the Sooners answered with two in the fifth for a 5-1 advantage. Tyler Ogle had two hits and one RBI for OU. Collin Kuhn had three hits and one RBI for Arkansas.


No. 5 Florida 9, UNF 3

In Gainesville, Fla., Austin Maddox went 4 for 4 with five RBI as Florida handled UNF in front of 3,314 fans at McKethan Stadium. Maddox had a RBI single and Matt den Dekker (3 for 4) added a two-run homer in the first as the Gators (38-12) took a 3-0 lead. Bryson Smith and Maddox had run-scoring singles in the third to push the lead to 5-0. T.J. Gavlik homered in the fifth to put the Ospreys (29-23) on the board. Maddox answered with a two-run shot in the bottom of the frame to make it 7-1. It was his 17th homer, a Florida freshman single-season record. Preston Hale (3 for 5, 2 RBI) had RBI singles in the seventh and ninth for UNF. Preston Tucker had two hits and three runs for the Gators. Michael Smith and Sam Perry both had two hits for the Ospreys.


No. 6 South Carolina 11, Furman 6

In Columbia, S.C., Bobby Haney had a grand slam to highlight a nine-run seventh as South Carolina downed Furman at Carolina Stadium. With the score tied at 2, Haney (3 for 4, 3 R) started the eruption with a base hit and broke the tie on Christian Walker’s two-run single. Haney’s slam capped the rally as the Gamecocks (42-11) built an 11-2 advantage. Whit Merrifield had three hits for South Carolina. Rob Fondu went 2 for 3 with two runs for the Paladins (16-34). Aaron Thompkins and Reese Wade both knocked in two for Furman.


No. 7 Georgia Tech 9, Georgia State 3

In Atlanta, Tony Plagman pounded two of his team’s four home runs as Georgia Tech powered past Georgia State at Russ Chandler Stadium. Plagman (2 for 3, 3 R, 4 RBI) had a two-run blast in the first to start the scoring for the Yellow Jackets (42-10). Brandon Thomas had a RBI single in the second before Plagman’s two-run shot in the third made it 5-0. The next batter, Matt Skole, also went deep to extend the lead to 6-0. Thomas Nichols added a two-run dinger in the fifth to make it 8-0. Carter Sackett and Daniel Blaustein drove in runs in the seventh for the Panthers (31-21-1). Brandon Cumpton (8-2) allowed four hits in six scoreless innings with two walks and eight strikeouts to earn the win. Chase Burnette had three hits, including two doubles, one run and one RBI for Tech.


Loyola Marymount 11, No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 10

In Fullerton, Calif., Shon Roe had a sacrifice fly and a three-run double in a 10-run fifth as LMU held on to beat Cal State Fullerton. Tyler Pill (2 for 4) had a two-run single in a three-run fourth as the Titans (34-15) took a 5-1 lead. Roe started the scoring in the fifth for the Lions (22-26) with a sacrifice fly and capped the rally with his three-run double as LMU built an 11-5 advantage. Fullerton got one back in the sixth and Carlos Lopez had a two-run single in a three-run eighth as the Titans pulled to within two. Anthony Futting had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth, but Fullerton left the tying run on second. Jonathan Johnson and Matt Koch both had two hits, two runs and one RBI for LMU. Corey Jones had three hits, and Richie Pedroza had two hits, two runs and two RBI for the Titans.


No. 11 UCLA 6, UC Santa Barbara 2

In Los Angeles, Chris Giovinazzo had two hits, including a home run, and two runs as UCLA topped UC Santa Barbara at Steele Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Blair Dunlap (2 for 4) doubled and scored in the first to give the Bruins (38-11) the lead for good. Giovinazzo went deep in the fifth to make it 2-0. Beau Amaral (2 for 4) had a two-run single in a four-run seventh as UCLA built a 6-0 lead. Sean Williams had a RBI single and scored in the eighth for the Gauchos (21-26). Garett Claypool (8-2) tossed three hitless innings with two strikeouts to earn the win.


No. 12 Louisville 14, Eastern Kentucky 3

In Louisville, Ky., Jeff Arnold had two hits and five RBI to lead Louisville past Eastern Kentucky at Jim Patterson Stadium. Phil Wunderlich had three hits, while Andrew Clark and Ryan Wright both had two hits and two RBI for the Cardinals (43-10). The Cardinals put the game away with eight in the first, keyed by a three-run homer by Josh Richmond and a two-run double by Arnold. Joey Stevens had two hits and two RBI for the Colonels (24-25).


No. 13 Miami (Fla.) 5, FGCU 4

In Coral Gables, Fla., Miami scored two in the bottom of the ninth to rally past FGCU at Alex Rodriguez Park. With one out, Zeke DeVoss singled and scored on a pinch-hit double by David Villasuso to tie the score at 4. Villasuso moved to third on a wild pitch before Frankie Ratcliff (3 for 5) had a single to bring home the game-winner. Yasmani Grandal went 2 for 2 with a homer and two walks for the Hurricanes (38-13). Zach Maxfield and Alex Lozada both had two hits for the Eagles (34-18).


No. 17 Auburn 9, Jacksonville State 7

In Auburn, Ala., pinch-hitter Tony Caldwell had a two-run single in the eighth to snap a 7-7 tie and lift Auburn over Jacksonville State at Plainsman Park. Austin Hubbard pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save. Hunter Morris (3 for 5, 2 R) and Trent Mummey (2 for 4, 2 R) both homered for the Tigers (36-17). Dan Gamach had two hits and two RBI for Auburn. Daniel Adamson had three hits and two RBI for the Gamecocks (26-24).


Tulane 9, LSU 1

In New Orleans, Matt Ryan had three hits and four runs as Tulane thumped LSU at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium. Ryan, Brennan Middleton and Gunner Wright all went deep for the Green Wave (31-22). Jeremy Schaffer and Blake Crohan (2 for 4, 2 RBI) both had RBI singles in the first, and Wright went deep in the fourth to give Tulane a 3-0 lead. Middleton’s three-run homer capped a four-run fifth for a 7-0 advantage. Ryan tripled and scored in the sixth, and homered in the eighth for the Waves. Austin Nola (2 for 4) homered in the top of the ninth for the Tigers (34-19). LSU has lost six straight and 13 of its past 15. Kyle McKenzie (2-1) allowed two hits in 5.1 scoreless innings with two walks and five strikeouts to earn the win.


(photo courtesy of College of Charleston Media Relations Office)