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
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
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
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)