Feb. 19, 2011

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Russell scores game-winner at EMU win at Clemson

Rice evens series with Stanford, Hawaii nips Oregon, Minnesota beats UConn


In Clemson, S.C., Daniel Russell (right) went 4 for 4 with two doubles and two runs, including the game-winner, as Eastern Michigan surprised No. 6 Clemson 7-6 Saturday afternoon in front of 5,407 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Eagles (1-1) tallied three in the second and three in the fourth to take a 6-0 lead. The Tigers (1-1) battled back, with two in the fifth, three in the sixth and the tying run in the seventh. EMU plated the game-winner in the top of the eighth as Russell scored on a wild pitch. Corey Chaffins (1-0) pitched the final 3.1 innings for the Eagles, allowing two hits and one run with two walks and two strikeouts. Zack Leonard (HR, 2 RBI) and Robert Wendzicki both had two hits and two runs for EMU. Spencer Kieboom had three hits, including a double, and two RBI for Clemson.


No. 18 Rice 7, No. 13 Stanford 1

In Houston, Matthew Reckling pitched six scoreless innings as Rice evened its series with Stanford in front of 4,107 fans at Reckling Park. Reckling (1-0) allowed four hits and two walks while fanning four. Michael Ratterree had a two-run single to cap a four-run second for the Owls (1-1). Derek Hamilton’s two-run base hit capped a three-run third as Rice built a 7-0 lead. Austin Wilson homered in the seventh for the lone run for the Cardinal (1-1).


Hawaii 11, No. 10 Oregon 10

In Honolulu, Breland Almadova delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to lift Hawaii to its second straight win over Oregon in front of 3,543 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. The Ducks (0-2) led 9-7 before the Rainbows (2-0) tied it with a pair in the eighth. Oregon reclaimed the lead with a run in the top of the ninth before Almadova’s game-winner gave Hawaii its first lead of the contest. David Peterson went 4 for 4 with one run and two RBI, while Zack Swasey added three hits and two RBI for the victors. Aaron Jones went 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI, while J.J. Altobelli drove in three for the Ducks.


Minnesota 3, No. 16 Connecticut 2

In Clearwater, Fla., AJ Pettersen had a hit, a walk, a run and one RBI to lead Minnesota past Connecticut at Jack Russell Stadium in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge. After the Huskies (0-2) got a run in the first, Pettersen answered with a run-scoring double in the third to knot the score at 1-1. He walked and scored in a two-run sixth as the Gophers (1-1) took a 3-1 lead. UConn got a RBI single from Mike Friel in the seventh to make it a one-run game, but the Huskies could not plate the equalizer. Billy Soule (1-0) fanned three in 2.2 innings of relief to earn the win. Scott Matyas recorded the final four outs for the save. Matt Barnes (0-1) took the loss, despite striking out 11 in six innings. He allowed three hits, three runs (two earned) and three walks. LJ Mazzilli had two hits and one run for UConn.


No. 1 TCU 7, Kansas 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, Kyle Winkler allowed one hit in seven innings as TCU handled Kansas in front of 4,401 fans at Lupton Stadium. Winkler (1-0) faced one over the minimum, allowing an unearned run with no walks and eight strikeouts. He also had a successful sacrifice squeeze in the fifth. Eric Miller was perfect over the final two frames with three strikeouts. Brance Rivera went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Horned Frogs (2-0). Brandon Macias had the lone hit and RBI for the Jayhawks (0-2).


No. 2 UCLA 4, San Francisco 1

In Los Angeles, Trevor Bauer fanned 10 as UCLA made it two in a row over USF at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Bauer (1-0) allowed two hits, four walks and one unearned run in 7.2 innings. Nick Vander Tuig got the final three outs for his first save. Jeff Gelalich went 3 for 3 with a double and two runs for the Bruins (2-0). Tyler Rahmatulla had two hits and two RBI for the victors. Connor Bernatz had two of the three hits for the Dons (0-2) and drove in the lone run.


No. 3 Florida 4, USF 1

In Gainesville, Fla., Hudson Randall allowed seven hits and one run in six innings as Florida defeated USF in front of 4,994 fans at McKethan Stadium. Randall (1-0) did not walk a batter and struck out six. Tommy Toledo allowed two hits over the final 2.1 innings to notch the save. The Gators (2-0) scored single runs in the seventh and eighth to build on a 2-1 lead. Nolan Fontana had three hits and one run for Florida. Jimmy Falla went 3 for 4 for the Bulls (0-2).


No. 4 Vanderbilt 7, San Diego State 3

In San Diego, Mike Yastrzemski singled and scored to spark a four-run ninth as Vanderbilt outlasted San Diego State at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Commodores (2-0) tallied single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth to build a 3-0 lead. Chris Wilson had a RBI single and Cody Slader added a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth as the Aztecs (0-2) pulled to within one. SDSU tied it in the eighth on Wilson’s second run-scoring hit before Vandy put it away in the ninth. Jason Esposito had three hits and two RBI for the Commodores. Wilson finished with three hits and two RBI for the Aztecs.


No. 5 Oklahoma 9-13, William and Mary 6-4

In Norman, Okla., Cody Reine had three hits and three RBI in the nightcap as Oklahoma swept a doubleheader from William and Mary in front of 1,776 fans at Dale Mitchell Park. The Tribe (0-3) built a 4-0 lead before the Sooners (3-0) put up crooked numbers in each of their final four at-bats. Eric Ross knocked in three, while Garrett Buechele homered for the third straight game. Derek Lowe drove in two for W&M. In the opener, the Tribe led early again before the Sooners took control late. Ross had three hits and scored twice for OU. Ryan Williams homered twice and drove in four for W&M.


Maryland 10-4, No. 7 Texas 1-7

In Austin, Texas, Tomo Delp had a three-run homer in the first in the opener as Maryland split a doubleheader with Texas at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Delp finished with four RBI, while Alfredo Rodriguez had three hits and two runs for the Terps (1-2). David Carroll (1-0) allowed three hits and one run in six innings with one walk and four strikeouts. Cole Green (0-1) surrendered six hits and six earned runs in four innings with one walk and five strikeouts for the Longhorns (2-1). In the nightcap, Texas used a five-run eighth to avoid the sweep, capped by a two-run double by Mark Payton. Brandon Loy and Erich Weiss both had two hits for the Longhorns.


No. 8 South Carolina 2, Santa Clara 1
In Columbia, S.C., Matt Price notched a four-out save as the Gamecocks barely squeaked by Santa Clara. South Carolina's Tyler Webb (6 IP, 1 UE, 3 H, 4 SO, 2 BB; 1-0) and the Broncos' Cory Hall (7 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 4 SO, 2 BB; 0-1) engaged in a pitchers' duel for the majority of the game, with Webb conceding his only run in the first inning and Hall allowing one in the fifth and sixth. Christian Walker notched two of the Gamecocks' eight hits, while Zach Looney led Santa Clara (0-2) with a 2-for-4 day. The bullpen of South Carolina (2-0) gave up only two hits in three innings of relief.


North Carolina 4, No. 9 Cal State Fullerton 3 (11)

In Fullerton, Calif., Ben Bunting had a RBI single in the top of the 11th and Cody Penny retired the side in order in the bottom of the frame as UNC edged Fullerton at Goodwin Field. Penny got a pair of strikeouts before a fly out gave him his first career save. Jacob Stallings homered in the sixth to give the Tar Heels (2-0) a 3-1 advantage. The Titans (0-1) got one in the bottom of the sixth and tied it in the ninth to force extra innings. Stallings and Levi Michael both had three hits for UNC. Carlos Lopez had three hits and one RBI for Fullerton.


No. 9 Cal State Fullerton 2, Long Beach State 1

In Fullerton, Calif., Joe Terry drove in the tying run and scored the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh to give Fullerton a win over Long Beach State at Goodwin Field. Noe Ramirez (1-0) earned the win, allowing six hits and one run in seven innings with no walks and five strikeouts. Nick Ramirez worked the final two innings to record the save. Mike Marjama drove in the game’s first run for the Dirtbags (0-1) with a base hit in the top of the first. In the bottom of the seventh, Tyler Pill doubled for the Titans (1-1) and tied the game on a triple by Terry. Richy Pedroza’s sac fly plated Terry with the eventual game-winner. Jonathan Kim finished with two hits for LBSU.


No. 12 Florida State 9, VMI 2
In Tallahassee, Fla., James Ramsey went 3 for 3 with three runs as the Seminoles (2-0) rolled over the Keydets (0-2) for the second straight game in front of 5,183 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Seven FSU players drove in runs, with Rafael Lopez and Stephen McGee leading the way with two RBI each. The Seminoles scored five in the fourth to blow open a 1-1 game, and VMI could not catch up. Adam Simmons (1-0) recorded the win in 4.1 innings of scoreless relief after starter Brian Busch lasted only 2.2 innings. Graham Sullivan went 2 for 5 for VMI.

No. 14 Texas A&M 10, Le Moyne 2

In College Station, Texas, Krey Bratsen, Andrew Collazo and Brandon Wood each had three hits as Texas A&M topped Le Moyne at Olsen Field. After the Aggies (2-0) got one in the fourth, Wood had a RBI triple and scored in a six-run fifth as Texas A&M took control. Michael Wacha (1-0) tossed six scoreless innings with five hits, no walks and seven strikeouts. Brett Botsford finished with three hits for the Dolphins (0-2).


No. 15 Virginia 13, Auburn 2
In Auburn, Ala., Tyler Wilson pitched six scoreless innings as Virginia (2-0) romped over the Tigers (1-1), ranked as highly as No. 23 in the national polls, in front of 4,096 fans at Plainsman Park. Wilson (1-0) tallied six strikeouts and conceded only three hits and two walks in his fourth career start, while Danny Hultzen continued his hot form from yesterday with a 3-for-5 day with three doubles and three RBI. Steven Proscia helped Virginia's cause as well, going 3 for 4 with two RBI. The Cavaliers started their scoring with three runs in the fifth and sixth, and piled on against Auburn's bullpen. Mike Reed and Tyler Dial each had a RBI for Auburn.

No. 17 LSU 4, Wake Forest 3

In Baton Rouge, La., JaCoby Jones went 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBI as LSU rallied past Wake Forest in front of 8,118 fans at Alex Box Stadium. His dinger in the seventh gave the Tigers (2-0) a 3-2 lead. Mikie Mahtook homered in the eighth to give LSU a 4-2 advantage. Charlie Morgan went deep to lead off the top of the ninth for the Demon Deacons (0-2) to make it a one-run affair. After a base hit by Mac Williamson, Matty Ott came to retire the next three hitters, two by strikeout, to earn his 28th career save, one from the school record. Ralph Rhymes and Tyler Hanover both had two hits for the Tigers. Conor Keniry was 2 for 2 off the bench for WFU.


Rutgers 6, No. 19 Miami (Fla.) 5 (10)
In Miami, Fla., the game was decided in extra innings for the second straight night. After tying it with a pair in the top of the eighth, Russ Hopkins scored from third on a wild pitch from the Hurricanes' Adam Sargent (0-1) in the top half of the tenth for the game-winning run as Rutgers won in front of a crowd of 3,687 at Alex Rodriguez Park. Miami (1-1) committed a myriad of mistakes -- including three wild pitches and five hit batters -- that ultimately cost the team despite an improved offensive effort. Michael Lang and Bill Hoermann each had a pair of hits and two RBI for the Scarlet Knights (1-1), while Zeke DeVoss (2 RBI) and Michael Broad (3 RBI) had a pair of hits for Miami. Rob Corsi (1-0) notched the win for Rutgers with two scoreless innings of relief.


No. 20 Georgia Tech 8, Kent State 1

In Atlanta, four pitchers combined to hold Kent State to four hits and one run as Georgia Tech clinched a series victory in front of 1,876 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium. Jed Bradley started and worked 5.2 innings with four hits, one run, two walks and 10 strikeouts. DeAndre Smelter fanned two in 1.1 hitless innings of relief to earn the win. Dusty Isaacs struck out two in the eighth and Conner Kendrick pitched the ninth to secure the victory. Jacob Esch had two hits, including a double, and two RBI for the Yellow Jackets (2-0). Kyle Wren scored twice and drove in two. Ben Klafczynski had two hits and one RBI for the Golden Flashes (0-2).


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