Feb. 20, 2011

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Elgie's two-run double in 14th lifts Kansas over No. 1 TCU

Kent State wins at Georgia Tech, Stanford takes series at Rice, UCLA sweeps


In Fort Worth, Texas, Zac Elgie had a two-run double in the top of the 14th to lift Kansas over top-ranked TCU 4-3 Sunday afternoon in front of 4,383 at Lupton Stadium. Colton Murray (1-0) pitched seven innings of relief to earn the victory, allowing seven hits and two runs with one walk and six strikeouts. The Jayhawks (1-2) held a 2-1 lead before the Horned Frogs (2-1) tied it with a run in the bottom of the eighth. TCU scored one in the bottom of the 14th on a homer by Joe Weik and loaded the bases with two outs before Murray got a strikeout to end the contest. Tanner Poppe pitched the first six innings for Kansas, surrendering three hits and one run with five strikeouts. Casey Lutle had three hits and one RBI for the Jayhawks. Jantzen Witte had two hits, including a homer, and two runs for the Frogs.


Kent State 6, No. 20 Georgia Tech 1

In Atlanta, David Starn dominated for seven innings as Kent State stopped Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium. Starn (1-0) allowed four hits and one earned run with six strikeouts. After the Yellow Jackets (2-1) got one in the first, the Golden Flashes responded with four in the sixth, one in the seventh and one more in the ninth. Ben Klafczynski went 3 for 4 with two runs for KSU. Derek Toadvine and Joe Koch both drove in a pair for the Flashes. Jacob Esch had two hits and one run for Tech.


No. 13 Stanford 6, No. 18 Rice 2

In Houston, Austin Wilson had three hits and three RBI as Stanford won its series against Rice at Reckling Park. Stephen Piscotty had three hits and three runs for the Cardinal (2-1). Wilson’s RBI single capped a two-run fourth as Stanford took a 3-1 lead. Lonnie Kappulia homered in the seventh and drove in another in the ninth for the Cardinal. Dean McArdle (1-0, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 4 K) and Danny Sandbrink (Sv, 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 1 K) combined for the win. Craig Manuel had two hits and a run for the Owls (1-2).


No. 2 UCLA 3, San Francisco 0

In Los Angeles, Adam Plutko allowed two hits in six shutout innings in his collegiate debut as UCLA completed a three-game sweep of San Francisco at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Plutko (1-0) walked one and struck out four. Nick Vander Tuig fanned two in the ninth for his second save. The Bruins (3-0) scored single runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth. Cody Keefer had two hits and two runs for UCLA. Adam Clear had a pair of hits for the Dons (0-3). The Bruins held San Francisco to 12 hits and one unearned run in 27 innings during the series.


No. 3 Florida 5, USF 0

In Gainesville, Fla., four pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout as Florida completed a series sweep of USF in front of 3,852 fans at McKethan Stadium. Karsten Whitson (1-0) struck out nine in five innings in his collegiate debut with one hit and one walk. Greg Larson, Steven Rodriguez and Daniel Gibson kept the Bulls (0-3) off the scoreboard over the final four frames. Daniel Pigott had two hits and two RBI for the Gators (3-0), while Nolan Fontana went 2 for 3 with two runs. Sam Mende had three of USF’s four hits. Florida has an 18-game home win streak, tying a school record. The Gators drew 14,003 fans for the series, a record for the opening weekend and the second-highest total for a home series. There were 14,619 for the Georgia series this past May.


No. 4 Vanderbilt 3-7, San Diego 1-3

In San Diego, Taylor Hill and Grayson Garvin pitched Vanderbilt to a doubleheader sweep of San Diego at Cunningham Stadium. Hill (1-0) allowed five hits and one run in 7.1 innings with no walks and eight strikeouts in the opener. Bryan Johns had a pinch-hit RBI double to break a 1-1 tie in the seventh. Navery Moore pitched the ninth to record his first save. Zack Kometani had two hits and a run for the Toreros (1-3). In the nightcap, Garvin went 8.1 innings (5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 10 K) and was perfect through six. Tony Kemp, Mike Yastrzemski (2 R) and Aaron Westlake each had two hits as the Commodores (4-0) put up six over the first four innings. Kevin Muno had two hits for USD.


No. 5 Oklahoma 13, William and Mary 1

In Norman, Okla., Evan Mistich had two hits, including a homer, and four RBI as OU completed a four-game sweep of W&M at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Garrett Buechele had four hits and Tyler Ogle went 3 for 3 with a homer as the Sooners (4-0) put up crooked numbers in four of the first six innings. Dillion Overton (1-0, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K) picked up the win. Chris Forsten and Ryan Lindemuth both had two hits for the Tribe (0-4).


No. 6 Clemson 5, Eastern Michigan 1

In Clemson, S.C., Kevin Brady matched his career high with 10 strikeouts as Clemson won its weekend series with EMU in front of a crowd of 3,985 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Brady (1-0) allowed two hits, one run and one walk in 5.1 innings. David Haselden worked the final three scoreless innings for his first save. John Hinson had three hits, including a double, and two runs for the Tigers (2-1). Chris Epps added a two-run homer for the home team. Daniel Russell tripled and scored in the sixth for the lone run for the Eagles (1-2). Zack Leonard had two hits for EMU. It was the 1,148th win for Jack Leggett in his 32 seasons as a head coach, placing him in a tie with Jay Berman for 20th place on the all-time Division I list.


No. 7 Texas 16, Maryland 0

In Austin, Texas, Cohl Walla had two hits and five RBI as Texas thumped Maryland in front of 6,415 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (3-1) scored six in the first and never looked back. Erich Weiss (2 for 3, 3 R, 3 RBI) and Mark Payton (3 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) also had big days at the plate for Texas. Hoby Milner (1-0) allowed two hits in seven innings with two walks and 10 strikeouts to earn the victory. Matt Marquis had one of the three hits for the Terps (1-3), a double.


No. 8 South Carolina 6, Santa Clara 0
In Columbia, S.C., the Gamecocks completed a weekend sweep of the visiting Broncos as four South Carolina pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout. The Gamecocks (3-0) started the scoring with four in the sixth, and added one in both the seventh and eighth. Adam Matthews, Jackie Bradley, Jr., and Christian Walker all contributed a pair of hits, with Walker also notching three RBI. Starter Adam Westmoreland pitched 5.2 innings of three-hit baseball for South Carolina, although Jose Mata (1-0) recorded the win with 0.2 innings pitched. Lucas Herbst led Santa Clara (0-3) with a 2-for-3 afternoon.

Long Beach State 8, No. 9 Cal State Fullerton 5

In Long Beach, Calif., Matt Duffy had three hits and three RBI as LBSU used a five-run sixth to knock off Fullerton at Blair Field. Joe Terry tripled and scored in the second and added a two-run single in a three-run third as the Titans (1-2) built a 4-0 lead. Duffy had run-scoring singles in the third and fifth as the Dirtbags cut the deficit in half. Jeff Yamaguchi had a two-run single to cap a five-run sixth as LBSU took a 7-4 advantage. Brennan Metzger had two hits and three runs for the Dirtbags. Richy Pedroza and Nick Ramirez both had four hits for the Titans, who stranded 14.


No. 10 Oregon 4, Hawaii 0

In Honolulu, Madison Boer allowed one hit in eight scoreless innings as Oregon blanked Hawaii in front of 3,662 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Boer (1-0) walked two and struck out seven. Kolten Wong broke up the no-hitter with a base hit in the seventh for the Rainbows (2-1). Jack Marder had two hits and two RBI for the Ducks (1-2). Ryan Hambright and Danny Pulfer both added two hits for Oregon.


No. 11 Arizona State 8-7, New Mexico 1-5

In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State completed a doubleheader and series sweep of New Mexico. In the opener, Xorge Carrillo had a two-run double to highlight a three-run second as the Sun Devils (3-0) took the lead for good. Deven Marrero had three hits and Riccio Torrez homered for ASU. Kyle Ottoson (1-0) allowed three hits in six scoreless innings of relief with eight strikeouts. Kyle Stiner had two hits for the Lobos (0-3). In the nightcap, Joey DeMichele had two hits and two RBI to lead the ASU offense. Stiner and DJ Peterson both had two hits and one RBI for New Mexico.


No. 12 Florida State 15, VMI 0
In Tallahassee, Fla., the Seminoles rolled over the Keydets for the third straight game. FSU won by no less than seven runs in all three games. Scott Sitz (1-0) pitched six innings of four-hit baseball with no walks and five strikeouts to lead the Seminoles (3-0) to victory, while Devon Travis, Sherman Johnson, James Ramsey, and Seth Miller (3 RBI) all notched a pair of hits. After opening the scoring with one run in the third, FSU scored six in the fourth and eight in the sixth to crush any hopes for a Keydets' comeback. Four players recorded a hit for VMI (0-3), although no Keydet recorded multiple hits.

No. 14 Texas A&M 14, Le Moyne 0

In College Station, Texas, Matt Juengel went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBI as Texas A&M completed a three-game sweep of Le Moyne at Olsen Field. Tyler Naquin was 3 for 4 with a double, two triples and four runs for the Aggies (3-0). A&M took control with five in the first and scored in five of the first six innings. Ross Hales (1-0) allowed two hits in six scoreless innings with two walks and five strikeouts to earn the win. Brian Stinson and Vincent Redmond both had hits for the Dolphins (0-3).


No. 15 Virginia 8, Arkansas State 2
In Auburn, Ala., Cody Winiarski (1-0) pitched six strong innings as Virginia completed a weekend sweep in the Auburn Tournament at Plainsman Park. Winiarski (1-0) notched six strikeouts and conceded only four hits. The offense for the Cavaliers (3-0), meanwhile, provided early run support with four runs in the first two innings. Chris Taylor and David Coleman both has a pair of hits, while Taylor and Stephen Proscia contributed two RBI for Virginia. Arkansas State (0-3) scored two in the seventh to make the game interesting, but the Cavaliers responded with three in the seventh and one in the eighth to pull away. Five players recorded a hit for the Red Wolves, with Todd Baumgartner driving in his team's only two runs.


No. 16 Connecticut 16, Michigan 9

In Clearwater, Fla., Nick Ahmed went 2 for 4 with three runs and four RBI as Connecticut outscored Michigan in the Big East-Big Ten Challenge at Jack Russell Stadium. The Huskies (1-2) scored six in the second and added five in the third to take control. Billy Ferriter had two hits, two runs and three RBI for UConn, while both Mike Nemeth and George Springer drove in two. Kevin Krantz (4 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI) and Garrett Stephens (3 for 5, 4 RBI) led the offense for the Wolverines (0-3).


No. 17 LSU 9, Wake Forest 1

In Baton Rouge, La., Kurt McCune gave up one hit in six scoreless innings and Mikie Mahtook and Mason Katz both belted three-run homers as LSU completed a three-game sweep of WFU in front of 7,008 fans at Alex Box Stadium. McCune (1-0) walked two and struck out seven. Mahtook’s blast capped a five-run third and the shot by Katz keyed a four-run fifth for the Tigers (3-0). Mac Williamson doubled and scored in the ninth for the Demon Deacons (0-3).


No. 19 Miami (Fla.) 5, Rutgers 3
In Miami, the Hurricanes took the rubber game of the series with superb relief performances from Javi Salas and Daniel Miranda. The two pitchers combined for 3.1 innings of one-hit baseball after Steve Nyisztor hit a three-run homer in the sixth to bring Rutgers (1-2) to within two at 5-3. Miami (2-1) scored its five runs in the fourth, as Harold Martinez belted a two-run homer and Brad Fieger drove in two with a double. Eric Whaley (1-0) earned the win with 5.2 innings of four-hit baseball, despite conceding the Nyisztor homer. Miranda, meanwhile, notched a four-out save with three strikeouts.