Feb. 18, 2011

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Cole fans 11 in complete-game win for No. 2 UCLA

Stanford rallies past Rice, Hawaii knocks off Oregon, Purdue upsets UConn


In Los Angeles, Gerrit Cole fanned 11 in his second complete game as No. 2 UCLA nipped San Francisco 1-0 Friday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium in 2:07. Cole (1-0) allowed four hits and one walk, needing 107 pitches for the win. Trevor Brown had two hits for the Bruins (1-0). He doubled and scored the game’s lone run in the bottom of the first. Matt Lujan (0-1) took the loss for the Dons (0-1), surrendering four hits, three walks and a run in eight innings with nine strikeouts.


*Note: Scoring was down by one run nationally compared to Opening Day in 2010. Last season, 113 games averaged 13 runs. Yesterday, 123 games averaged 12 runs. There were 16 shutouts yesterday, compared to 14 a year ago.


No. 13 Stanford 5, No. 18 Rice 3

In Houston, Ben Clowe had three hits and two runs as Stanford rallied to top Rice in front of 3,842 fans at Reckling Park. Clowe scored in a two-run seventh as the Cardinal (1-0) took a 3-2 lead. Justin Ringo smacked a two-run homer in the eighth to give Stanford a 5-2 cushion. The Owls (0-1) tallied one in the bottom of the ninth, but came up short. Stephen Piscotty went 3 for 3 for the Cardinal. Keenan Cook had two hits and one RBI for Rice, while Craig Manuel and Derek Hamilton both had two hits and one run for the Owls. Mark Appel allowed eight hits, one walk and two runs in 5.2 innings for Stanford with four strikeouts. Scott Snodgress (1-0) fanned five over the final 3.1 innings to earn the win.


Hawaii 4, No. 10 Oregon 3

In Honolulu, Michael Blake scored the game-winner on a passed ball to cap a three-run eighth as Hawaii rallied past Oregon in front of a sellout crowd of 4,396 at Les Murakami Stadium. Collin Bennett’s RBI double in the eighth knotted the score at 3-3 before Blake gave the Rainbows (1-0) a 4-3 advantage. Lenny Linsky pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the save. Kolten Wong and Jeffrey Van Doornum both had two hits and one run for Hawaii. Matt Sisto allowed six hits and two earned runs in 6.1 innings for the Rainbows. Blair Walters pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief to record the win. Tyler Anderson surrendered one run in six innings for the Ducks (0-1) with four hits, four walks and three strikeouts. Aaron Jones and Connor Hoffman both went 2 for 4 for Oregon.


Purdue 10, No. 16 Connecticut 2

In Dunedin, Fla., Matt Morgan pitched 5.2 scoreless innings as Purdue upset UConn in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge. Morgan (1-0) struck out five while allowing three hits and two walks. The Boilermakers (1-0) scored seven over the final three innings to build on an early 3-0 lead. Eric Charles had four hits, two runs and one RBI for Purdue, while Kevin Plawecki (2 H) and Tyler Spillner both drove in three. Nick Ahmed went 3 for 5 for the Huskies (0-1) with a double, two triples, one run and one RBI. Elliot Glynn (0-1) gave up seven hits and three runs in 4.2 innings for UConn with three walks and three strikeouts.


No. 1 TCU 8, Kansas 2

In Fort Worth, Texas, Jimmie Pharr had three hits and two RBI to lead TCU past Kansas in front of a school-record crowd of 6,099 at Lupton Stadium. Pharr’s run-scoring single capped a five-run first for the Horned Frogs (1-0). He added a RBI double in a three-run third as TCU built an 8-0 lead. Aaron Schultz and Brance Rivera both had two hits and one RBI for the Horned Frogs. Matt Purke (1-0) allowed one hit and one walk in four scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Jake Marasco tripled and scored in the fifth for the Jayhawks (0-1). Jimmy Waters had two hits and a run for Kansas.


No. 3 Florida 7, USF 2
In Gainesville, Fla., Brian Johnson was in complete control on the mound with six
scoreless innings, and Preston Tucker had three hits and three RBI as Florida topped
USF. The Gators, picked by college baseball coaches as the favorite to win the
College World Series in a survey released Friday by CollegeBaseballInsider.com, scored
three times in the third and added four in the fifth in beating the Bulls for the ninth
straight time. Tucker had a two-run homer, and Nolan Fontana had a career-best four hits
and contributed two runs. Johnson, who had two doubles at the plate, allowed two singles
in facing the minimum 18 batters in six innings with six strikeouts. Todd Brazeal went 3
for 4 for the Bulls.

No. 4 Vanderbilt 4, San Diego 3 (5)

In San Diego, Anthony Gomez had two hits and one RBI as Vanderbilt edged USD at Cunningham Stadium in a game called after five innings due to rain. Tony Kemp walked and scored to spark a three-run first for the Commodores (1-0). The Toreros (0-1) answered with three in the bottom of the frame before Connor Harrell’s RBI single in the third put Vandy ahead to stay. Sonny Gray allowed four hits and three runs for the Commodores with two walks and six strikeouts. Will Clinard (1-0) got the final two outs in the fifth to earn the victory. Zack Kometani drove in two for USD.


No. 5 Oklahoma 7, William & Mary 1
In Norman, Okla., Garrett Buechele went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI, and Michael
Rocha allowed one hit and struck out seven as Oklahoma beat William & Mary in the first meeting ever between the teams. The Sooners scored in five of the first six innings off Tribe starter Matt Davenport (6 R, 3 ER). Max White went 3 for 4 with a run for Oklahoma.

No. 6 Clemson 13, Eastern Michigan 3

In Clemson, S.C., Brad Miller went 2 for 3 with two walks, three runs and two RBI to lead Clemson past EMU in front of a crowd of 6,138 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Tigers (1-0) tallied 16 hits and received 10 walks. Chris Epps homered to spark a four-run first for Clemson. Robert Wendzicki had a three-run blast in the second for the Eagles (0-1) before the Tigers put up three in third, fourth and seventh innings. Spencer Kieboom had two sacrifice flies and three RBI for Clemson. Zack Leonard had two hits for EMU.


No. 7 Texas 8, Maryland 0
In Austin, Texas, Taylor Jungmann tossed a complete-game shutout, and Erich Weiss (3 for 3) and Jacob Felts each drove in three as Texas won its opener. Jungmann allowed five hits and struck out nine in his 95-pitch complete game. The Longhorns led 1-0 before
getting to Maryland starter Sander Beck for four runs in the sixth inning. Johnathan
Walsh contributed two hits and two runs for Texas. Tomo Delp had two hits for the


No. 8 South Carolina 12, Santa Clara 5
In Columbia, S.C, the defending national champion Gamecocks used a four-hit, three-RBI performance from Jackie Bradley, Jr. to defeat Santa Clara in front of 8,242 fans at Carolina Stadium. Michael Roth (1-0) notched a career-high six strikeouts and gave up two runs in his 5.2 innings, while South Carolina (1-0) ratcheted out 13 hits to support Roth. Bradley, Christian Walker, and Scott Wingo all hit homers. The Broncos (0-1) trimmed the Gamecocks' lead to 6-5 after scoring three runs in six straight one-out singles in the eighth, but faced the wrath of South Carolina's six-run bottom of the eighth in response. Justin Viele went 3 for 4 with two runs to lead Santa Clara.


No. 11 Arizona State 8, New Mexico 2

In Tempe, Ariz., Riccio Torrez had four hits, including two homers, and five RBI to lead Arizona State past New Mexico in front of 3,143 fans at Packard Stadium. Torrez, the defending Pac-10 batting champ, had a solo shot in the third to make it 3-0 and added a three-run blast in the fourth to push the lead to 7-0. Brady Rodgers (1-0) allowed two singles in five shutout innings with five strikeouts. Jacob Nelson and Trey Porras both had two hits for the Lobos (0-1).


No. 12 Florida State 12, VMI 0

In Tallahassee, Fla., Sean Gilmartin pitched seven innings of shutout baseball and Devon Travis notched three RBI as Florida State opened its season with a win over VMI at Dick Howser Stadium. Gilmartin (1-0) scattered six hits, notched six strikeouts, and conceded no walks behind a strong defense. Travis, Mike McGee, James Ramsey all contributed a pair of hits for the Seminoles (1-0), who started their scoring account with a run in the second and jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the fifth. Parker Brunelle added a pinch-hit three-run double in a five-run eighth. Graham Sullivan had two hits for the Keydets (0-1), who recorded six hits and two errors on the evening.


No. 14 Texas A&M 3, Le Moyne 1

In College Station, Texas, John Stilson had a career-high nine strikeouts as Texas A&M edged Le Moyne in front of 5,106 fans at Olsen Field. Stilson (1-0) allowed three hits, one walk and one unearned run in six innings. Ross Stripling worked a perfect ninth for his first save. Tyler Naquin has a sacrifice fly to cap a two-run third for the Aggies (1-0). After the Dolphins (0-1) tallied one in the fourth on a base hit by Brian Stinson, Matt Juengel went deep in the fifth to complete the scoring.


No. 15 Virginia 6, UAB 4
In Auburn, Ala., Danny Hultzen pitched 6.2 innings of one-run baseball and David Coleman notched three hits as Virginia opened its season with a win over UAB in the Auburn Tournament. Hultzen (1-0) retired the first 10 batters he faced and ultimately conceded three hits and one walk in his ten-strikeout performance, while also going 2 for 4 from the plate with three RBI. The Cavaliers (1-0) helped Hultzen's cause by jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the fourth through a string of hits, and added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth. Those runs proved crucial, as the Blazers (0-1) clawed back with two in both the seventh and ninth. Jamal Austin notched three hits and two runs for UAB, while Patrick Palmeiro hit a two-run homer and drove in three.

No. 17 LSU 15, Wake Forest 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Mikie Mahtook homered twice as LSU thumped Wake Forest in front of a record crowd of 10,055 at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers (1-0) put up six in each of the first two innings. Mahtook went deep in the second and third for LSU. Mason Katz went 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI for the Tigers. Ben Alsup (1-0) gave up one unearned run in five innings with five hits, two walks and four strikeouts to earn the victory. Matt Conway had two hits and drove in three for the Demon Deacons (0-1). The crowd gave WFU head coach Tom Walter a standing ovation prior to the game. Walter recently donated a kidney to freshman outfielder Kevin Jordan.


No. 19 Miami (Fla.) 2, Rutgers 1 (11)
In Miami, Fla., Zeke DeVoss scored on a Stephen Perez game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th to give Miami a nail-biting victory over Rutgers at Alex Rodriguez Park. Starters Bryan Radziewski (Miami) and Tyler Gebler (Rutgers) engaged in a pitchers’ duel, both pitching six innings of three-hit ball after conceding a run inside the first two innings. Radziewski also struck out eight, while Miami's bullpen notched another six strikeouts. DeVoss led the Hurricanes (1-0) with two hits and scored Miami's only earned run on the evening; the team's first run was scored off an error in the second. Steve Nyisztor led the Scarlet Knights (0-1) with two hits and one RBI.


No. 20 Georgia Tech 6, Kent State 3

In Atlanta, Kyle Wren and Jacob Esch both had three hits and two runs as Georgia Tech defeated Kent State at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Yellow Jackets (1-0) tallied two in the first and third to build a 4-0 lead. After the Golden Flashes (0-1) cut the lead in half in the fifth, Tech added single runs in the fifth and sixth. KSU got its final run in the ninth. Mark Pope (1-0) gave up two runs, one earned, in 6.2 innings with one walk and six strikeouts. Jimmy Rider and Ben Klafczynski both had two hits for the Flashes.


James Madison 37, Bucknell 7

In Harrisonburg, Va., JMU scored 15 in the first and set a school record for runs in a game in bouncing Bucknell at Eagle Field at Veterans Memorial Park. The Dukes (1-0) also set a school mark with 18 extra-base hits (seven doubles, one triple, 10 homers). JMU hit three consecutive homers three different times, including twice in the first. Jake Lowery and David Herbek both belted three homers. Lowery drove in eight and Trevor Knight scored six and knocked in seven. Gerry Runyan had two hits and three RBI for the Bison (0-1).


North Carolina 2, Cal Poly 1

In Los Angeles, Tommy Coyle drove in the game-winner with an infield hit in the top of the ninth as UNC nipped Cal Poly at Dedeaux Field in the first game of USC’s tournament. Coyle beat out a high chopper to short with two outs, bringing home Jeff Bouton from third to give the Tar Heels (1-0) a 2-1 advantage. Greg Holt (1-0) pitched 2.2 innings of hitless relief with five strikeouts to earn the win. Levi Michael had three hits, including a triple, and one RBI for UNC. Evan Busby drove in the lone run for the Mustangs (0-1) with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.


Wichita State 5, Niagara 0

In Wichita, Kan., Tim Kelley and Brian Flynn combined to shut out Niagara as Wichita State won in front of 3,224 fans at Eck Stadium in 1:53. Kelley (1-0) allowed three hits and one walk in five innings with six strikeouts. Flynn scattered two hits over the final four innings with two strikeouts to notch the save. The Shockers (1-0) scored one in the second and four in the third. Chris O’Brien and Don Lambert both knocked in a pair. Brian Deering had two hits for the Purple Eagles (0-1).


Washington State 4, Cal State Bakersfield 2

In Bakersfield, Calif., Adam Conley fanned a career-high nine as WSU got by Cal Stat Bakersfield. Conley (1-0) pitched eight innings with no walks and took a no-hitter into the sixth. Richie Ochoa struck out two in a perfect ninth for his first save. Oscar Sanay had a two-run double in the sixth to give the Roadrunners (0-1) a 2-1 advantage. Jason Monda (3 for 3) had a RBI triple in the seventh to tie the game and scored the go-ahead run on a groundout for the Cougars (1-0).


West Virginia 5, Iowa 0 

In Clearwater, Fla., Jonathan Jones and Marcus Broadwater combined on the shutout and Grant Buckner homered twice as West Virginia blanked Iowa in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge at Jack Russell Stadium. Jones (1-0) allowed two hits in 6.1 innings with no walks and five strikeouts. Broadwater gave up a pair of hits over the final 2.2 innings with no walks and two punchouts. Jarred Hippen (0-1) allowed 11 hits and five earned runs in six innings with one walk and four strikeouts for the Hawkeyes (0-1). Buckner went deep in each of his first two at-bats for the Mountaineers (1-0), a solo shot in the first and a two-run blast in the third. Kurt Lee had two hits for Iowa. Time of game was 2:14.


Texas State 7, Nebraska 2

In San Marcos, Texas, Mitchell Pitts matched his career high of seven strikeouts as Texas State topped Nebraska in front of 2,386 fans at Bobcat Ballpark. Pitts (1-0) allowed two hits and one earned run in six innings to earn the win. Casey Kalenkosky went 3 for 3 with a double, two runs and two RBI for the Bobcats (1-0). Texas State took the lead for good with a two-run fifth to make it 3-1. Josh Scheffert homered in the second for the Huskers (0-1).


Virginia Tech 4, Indiana 2

In Conway, S.C., Joe Mantiply allowed two runs over seven innings and Andrew Rash belted a two-run homer as Virginia Tech opened its season with a win over Indiana at the Caravelle Resort Tournament. Mantiply (1-0) scattered nine hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Ronnie Shaban tossed a perfect eighth and Jake Joyce pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the save. The two-run blast by Rash came in the fifth, giving the Hokies (1-0) a 4-1 advantage. The Hoosiers (0-1) scored single runs in the second and sixth. Alex Dickerson and Dustin DeMuth both had two hits for Indiana.


Penn State 8, Seton Hall 6

In St. Petersburg, Fla., Penn State used a five-run seventh to outscore Seton Hall in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge at Progress Energy Park. Joey DeBernardis had a two-run double to highlight the seventh-inning outburst for the Nittany Lions (1-0). Sean Deegan also drove in a pair in the contest for PSU. Ryan Ignas (1-0) pitched the final 3.2 innings for the Nittany Lions to earn the victory, surviving a three-run ninth by the Pirates (0-1). Ryan Sullivan had two hits and drove in a run for Seton Hall. Will Walsh of the Pirates reached four times by being hit by pitches.