May 21, 2010

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Adams helps Florida win
SEC regular-season title

Wittels extends hit streak to 47 for FIU, Wick tosses no-hitter for Oakland


In Columbia, S.C., Josh Adams went 3 for 4 with two doubles, one run and three RBI as No. 5 Florida beat No. 6 South Carolina 5-2 Friday evening in front of a record crowd of 8,242 at Carolina Stadium to clinch the SEC regular-season title. The Gators (22-7, 40-12) tied the game at 2 in the sixth as Adams doubled and scored. Adams broke the tie in the seventh with a two-run double and added a RBI single in the ninth. Preston Tucker had two hits and one RBI for Florida. Adam Matthews went 3 for 4 with a homer and two runs for the Gamecocks (20-9, 42-13). Steven Rodriguez allowed one hit in 1.1 shutout innings of relief with three strikeouts to earn the win. Kevin Chapman got the final five outs for his 10th save.


Florida Atlantic 6, FIU 5

In Boca Raton, Fla., Colby Gratton had a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth as FAU evened its Sun Belt series with FIU. Garrett Wittels singled in the third for the Panthers (17-12, 31-21) to extend his hit streak to 47, tied with Phil Stephenson of Wichita State (1981) for the second-longest streak in Division I history. The Owls (20-9, 32-20) scored four in the fourth and one in the fifth for a 5-1 lead. Pablo Bermudez had a two-run double in a four-run eighth as FIU tied the game at 5. Eddie Cassidy and Sean Bukovich both had two hits and two RBI for FAU.


Oakland 10-4, Southern Utah 7-0

In Rochester, Mich., Aaron Wick pitched a seven-inning no-hitter in the nightcap as Oakland swept a Summit doubleheader from Southern Utah at OU Baseball Field. Wick (3-5) walked three Thunderbirds (11-15, 18-35) and fanned five in tossing the fifth no-hitter in school history and the first at the Division I level. Connor Mielock had a two-run double in a three-run first for the Golden Grizzlies (12-14, 21-32). Wick went 4 for 4 with two runs in the opener as Oakland outscored SUU. John Estes had three hits, two runs and four RBI for the Grizzlies. Bo Cuthbertson had two hits and two RBI for the Thunderbirds.


No. 1 Texas 5, Missouri 2

In Columbia, Mo., Taylor Jungmann and Chance Ruffin combined for 15 strikeouts as Texas topped Missouri in the Big 12 series opener at Taylor Stadium. Jungman (6-2) allowed nine hits, including two home runs, and walked one while striking out nine. Ruffin fanned six of the seven batters he faced for his 13th save. The Longhorns (22-3, 44-8) got one in the first and Jordan Etier had a two-run double to key a four-run fourth as the lead grew to 5-0. Aaron Senne (3 for 4) went deep in the fourth and Conner Mach homered in the sixth for the Tigers (10-14, 27-23). Jonathan Walsh went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for Texas. Brett Nicholas had three hits for Missouri.


No. 2 Virginia 3, No. 13 Miami (Fla.) 1
In Coral Gables, Fla., Robert Morey allowed three hits and one earned run over seven innings, and Chris Taylor went 2 for 4 with a  run and a RBI as Virginia clinched at least a share of the ACC Coastal Division regular-season title by edging Miami. The Cavaliers (22-7, 44-10) will be the No. 1 seed at the ACC tourney - the last time they finished in the top spot of the ACC in the regular season was 1985. Morey (9-2) walked four and struck out five, and Cody Winiarski worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning. Kevin Arico tied a school record (Casey Lambert and Michael Schwimer) with his 14th save, which leads the NCAA. Harold Martinez drove in the lone run for the Hurricanes (20-9, 39-14).

No. 3 Arizona State 10, Oregon State 4

In Tempe, Ariz., Kole Calhoun had three hits, including a home run, and three RBI as Arizona State stopped Oregon State in front of 3,003 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Calhoun had a two-run homer in the third which gave the Sun Devils (17-5, 44-6) a 3-0 advantage. He added a RBI single in a two-run sixth as ASU built a 6-1 advantage. Matt Boyd had a pinch-hit three-run homer for the Beavers (9-13, 27-20) in the top of the seventh, but the Sun Devils added two in the seventh and Deven Marrero (3 for 5) had a two-run double in the eighth to complete the scoring. Seth Blair (10-0) allowed eight hits and four runs in seven innings to earn the win while matching his career high with nine strikeouts.


No. 4 Coastal Carolina 8, Radford 6
In Radford, Va., Scott Woodward hit a game-tying, solo homer in the top of the ninth, and Coastal Carolina added two more runs on a balk and fielder's choice in rallying to beat Radford in the Big South. After Woodward knotted the game at 6, Jose Iglesias was hit by a pitch and Tommy LaStella singled. Adam Rice bunted both runners up, and Iglesias came in on a balk on an intentional walk attempt. Daniel Bowman drove in the final run with a ground out. Woodward finished with two hits, two RBI and three runs, and Rico Noel went 2 for 5 with a triple, run and a RBI for the Chanticleers (25-0, 47-7). Alex Guerra went 3 for 3 with five RBI, and Reggie Keen scored three times for the Highlanders (15-11, 29-24).

No. 7 Georgia Tech 7, Boston College 5
In Chestnut Hill, Mass., Tony Plagman and Jacob Esch each drove in two, and Georgia Tech got a strong outing from its bullpen in beating Boston College for the second straight day. Buck Farmer (5-1), Kevin Jacob and Andrew Robinson (7th save), combined to allow three hits and one run in the final 4.1 innings for the Yellow Jackets (21-8, 44-10). Mickey Wiswall hit his 18th homer and drove in two for the Eagles (13-16, 28-26).

Clemson 8, No. 8 Florida State 4

In Clemson, S.C., Scott Weismann and David Haselden combined to hold Florida State to five hits as Clemson clinched the ACC series in front of 4,495 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Weismann (6-2) allowed three hits, three runs and four walks in 6.1 innings with five strikeouts to earn the win. Haselden surrendered two hits and one run over the final 2.2 innings. Kyle Parker had a two-run single and Richie Shaffer (3 for 4) added a three-run double in a six-run third for the Tigers (17-12, 36-19). After the Seminoles (18-11, 39-15) got two in the fourth, Wilson Boyd (2 for 3) belted a two-run homer in the fifth as Clemson took an 8-2 lead. James Ramsey (2 for 3, 2 RBI) went deep for FSU in the seventh.


No. 9 TCU 12, Cal State Bakersfield 0

In Fort Worth, Texas, Kyle Winkler allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings as TCU blanked Cal State Bakersfield at Lupton Stadium. Winkler (9-1) struck out seven. Trent Appleby pitched the final two innings to preserve the shutout. Jantzen Witte had three hits and two RBI for the Horned Frogs (42-11). Taylor Featherston had a run-scoring double to cap a three-run first. Matt Curry had a three-run homer to cap a four-run second as TCU pushed the lead to 7-0. Kevin Younger and Kyle Richardson both had two hits for the Roadrunners (23-27).


No. 10 Cal State Fullerton 8, Santa Clara 0

In Fullerton, Calif., Noe Ramirez surrendered four hits in eight innings as Cal State Fullerton blanked Santa Clara at Goodwin Field. Ramirez (8-1) did not walk a batter and struck out 11. Corey Jones had a two-run homer in the second to start the scoring for the Titans (35-15). Austin Kingsolver (2 for 3, 4 RBI) added a three-run triple in the seventh to cap the scoring. Richie Pedroza had two hits and two runs for Fullerton. Geoff Klein had a double for the Broncos (21-28).


No. 11 UCLA 8, California 7

In Berkeley, Calif., UCLA erased a two-run deficit with a three-run rally with two outs in the top of the ninth to edge California in the Pac-10 series opener at Evans Diamond. The Bruins (14-8, 39-11) scored a pair in the top of the eighth to take a 5-4 lead before Marcus Semien (3 for 4, 3 RBI) belted a two-run homer to cap a three-run rally in the bottom of the frame as the Golden Bears (11-11, 27-20) took a 7-5 advantage. In the top of the ninth, Chris Giovinazzo drew a leadoff walk and moved to third on a base hit by Niko Gallego (2 for 4), who was sacrificed to second. Following a strikeout, Blair Amaral (2 for 4, 2 R) singled to second on a 0-2 pitch to plate Giovinazzo. Tyler Rahmatulla had a base hit to right on a 0-2 count to drive in Gallego with the tying run. The ball was mishandled in right, allowing Amaral to score the go-ahead run. Dan Klein (5-0) tossed a perfect ninth after surrendering two runs in the eighth to record the victory. Jeff Felalich had two hits and two RBI for the Bruins. Chad Bunting went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI for Cal.


No. 14 Oklahoma 14, Kansas 4

In Lawrence, Kan., Danny Black’s two-run double keyed a four-run sixth as Oklahoma took the lead for good against Kansas in the Big 12 series opener at Hoglund Park. Max White (3 for 6, 3 RBI) added a two-run homer in a three-run eighth for the Sooners (13-10, 40-14). OU put the game away with six in the ninth. Black finished with three hits and three RBI. Garrett Buechele had three hits and two runs, while Chris Ellison knocked in three for the Sooners. Tony Thompson and Jimmy Waters both homered for the Jayhawks (11-13-1, 31-22-1). Chris Manship had three hits and one RBI for Kansas.


No. 15 Arkansas 4, No. 19 Vanderbilt 3
In Nashville, Tenn., Mike Bolsinger tossed eight brilliant innings, allowing one unearned run and four hits, and Monk Kreder hit a two-run homer as Arkansas evened its SEC series with Vanderbilt and gave coach Dave Van Horn his 900th career win. Collin Kuhn also homered for the Razorbacks (17-12, 39-16), who built a 4-0 lead and held on as the Commodores (16-11, 40-14) scored twice in the ninth. Bolsinger (6-3) matched his career best with eight innings and struck out five. Andrew Westlake and Andrew Giobbi drove in runs for Vanderbilt.


North Carolina 5, No. 16 Virginia Tech 3

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Colin Bates pitched six scoreless innings in relief as UNC got past Virginia Tech to win the ACC series at Boshamer Stadium. Bates (6-2) allowed three hits and matched his career high with seven strikeouts. Steve Domecus had a RBI double and Austin Wates added a sacrifice fly as the Hokies (16-13, 36-18) scored three in the third. Jacob Stallings had a RBI single in the sixth to make it 3-1. The Tar Heels scored three in the seventh to take the lead and added an insurance run in the eighth. Levi Michael had two hits and two runs for UNC. Andrew Rash had two hits and one run for Tech.


No. 17 Auburn 18, No. 18 Ole Miss 4

In Oxford, Miss., Brian Fletcher homered twice as Auburn thumped Ole Miss in front of 7,192 fans at Oxford-University Stadium to clinch its first SEC Western Division title since 1995. Fletcher went 3 for 6 with three runs and four RBI. Ryan Jenkins went 4 for 6 with two doubles, a homer and four RBI for the Tigers (19-10, 38-17). Auburn scored two in the second and seven in the third to take control. Hunter Morris had three hits and two runs, and Dan Gamache went 3 for 3 with a homer, two walks, two runs and two RBI for the Tigers. Alex Yarbrough had a two-run single in a four-run fourth for the Rebels (16-13, 36-19).


No. 20 Connecticut 11, Seton Hall 5
In Storrs, Conn., Mike Nemeth went 2 for 4 with two homer and four RBI, and Pierre LePage went 2 for 4 with four runs and two RBI as Connecticut rolled past Seton Hall. The Huskies (20-5, 43-11) set the school record for homers in a season (73) and have won 20 Big League games, another record. George Springer went 3 for 4 with two RBI for UConn. A.J. Rusbarsky had two hits and two RBI to pace the Pirates (7-19, 18-30-1).


(photo by Jimmy Jones)