Feb. 22, 2011

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Garcia drive in four as TAMUCC wins at Texas

Lamar upsets Rice, TCU blanks Baylor, Baker of ODU extends hit streak to 33


In Austin, Texas, Jumpy Garcia drove in four as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi edged No. 6 Texas 8-7 Tuesday afternoon in front of 5,187 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Islanders (5-0) scored in five of the first six innings to build a 7-2 lead. The Longhorns (3-2) got three in the bottom of the sixth to cut the margin to 7-5. TAMUCC added one in the seventh before UT pulled to within one with two in the bottom of the seventh. Closer Michael Boyle came on to get a double play to end the rally. He walked the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, but got a lineout to left to send it to the ninth. Opening-day starter Todd Simko took the mound for the bottom of the ninth. He got a strikeout and a groundout to start the inning. After a two-base error, Simko got a popout to earn the save. Matt Holland had two hits and two runs for the Islanders, while Trey Hernandez added a double, two runs and two RBI. Johnathan Walsh and Kevin Lusson both drove in two for the Longhorns.


Lamar 12, No. 18 Rice 7

In Houston, Joey Latulippe went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI to lead Lamar past Rice in front of a crowd of 3,128 at Reckling Park. The Cardinals (2-3) put up crooked numbers in four of the first five innings, including five in the third, in building an 11-3 lead. Chase McDowell had a pinch-hit three-run homer in a four-run ninth for the Owls (1-3). Ted Zentek (3 for 5, 3 RBI), Wade Matthis (3 for 5, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Jude Vidrine (2 for 5, 1 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) paced the offense for Lamar. Anthony Rendon and Ryan Lewis both had three hits for Rice.


No. 4 TCU 2, Baylor 0

In Waco, Texas, Andrew Mitchell and Stefan Crichton combined on the shutout as TCU blanked Baylor in front of 2,633 fans at Baylor Ballpark. Mitchell (1-0) allowed two hits and three walks in 6.2 innings with four strikeouts to get the win. Crichton worked 2.1 hitless innings with two strikeouts for his first save for the Horned Frogs (3-1). Taylor Featherston had a two-run single in the fourth to account for all the game’s runs. Brooks Pinckard had a double for the Bears (2-2).


Old Dominion 3, Richmond 2 (10)

In Richmond, Va., Brandon Shelton had a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th that carried Old Dominion past Richmond at Pitt Field. Kenny Stoneback had a leadoff double in the 10th for the Monarchs (3-2) and was sacrificed to third, setting the stage for Shelton. Adam Wisniewski allowed a leadoff single in the bottom of the frame, but struck out the side for his second save. Ben Verlander (1-0) earned the win in relief, allowing one hit in two innings with two strikeouts. Chris Baker of ODU had a single in the third to extend his hit streak to 33 games, tying Ronnie Freeman of Kennesaw State for the longest streak in the nation. Jacob Mayers went 3 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the Spiders (1-3).


No. 1 Florida 13, Florida Atlantic 2

In Jupiter, Fla., Preston Tucker and Daniel Pigott both had four hits as Florida overwhelmed Florida Atlantic at Roger Dean Stadium. Pigott had two doubles, two runs and two RBI, while Tucker added one double and two RBI. The Gators scored three in the first, three in the third and two in the fifth in building an 8-0 lead. Eddie Cassidy and Nathan Pittman both homered for the Owls (3-1). Anthony DeSclafani (1-0) earned the win, allowing three hits in four scoreless innings with no walks and three strikeouts.


No. 2 UCLA 9, Pepperdine 0

In Los Angeles, Pat Valaika went 2 for 3 with three RBI as UCLA blanked Pepperdine at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Chris Giovinazzo had two hits, two walks, two runs and two RBI for the Bruins (4-0). UCLA scored five in the first and added three in the fifth to take control. Scott Griggs (1-0, 4.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K) and four relievers combined on the shutout. Zach Vincej had a hit and a walk for the Waves (3-1).


No. 5 Oklahoma 27, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7

In Norman, Okla., Evan Mistich scored a school-record six runs as Oklahoma thumped Arkansas-Pine Bluff at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Mistich went 4 for 4 and was a home run away from the cycle. The Sooners (5-0) scored eight in the first to take control and finished with 14 in the eighth. Cody Reine went 3 for 5 with three runs and four RBI for OU. Christian Matz had three hits and Gvona Turner drove in three for the Golden Lions (1-3).


No. 10 Stanford 3, California 2

In Stanford, Calif., Kenny Diekroeger went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBI as Stanford nipped Cal at Sunken Diamond. Diekroeger went deep in the second, and he and Tyler Gaffney had RBI singles in the third as the Cardinal (3-1) built a 3-0 lead. Marcus Semien and Chad Bunting both knocked in runs in the fifth as the Golden Bears (2-1) pulled to within one. Jake Stewart had two hits for Stanford. Mitch Delfino went 2 for 3 for Cal. Jordan Pries (1-0) allowed one hit in four scoreless innings with no walks and four strikeouts to earn the win. Scott Snodgress gave up one hit and three walks in two innings with three strikeouts to earn the save.


No. 11 Florida State 5, Jacksonville 3

In Tallahassee, Fla., Mike McGee had two hits, two runs and one RBI to lead Florida State past Jacksonville in front of 4,634 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. McGee doubled and scored in the fifth to give the Seminoles (4-0) a lead of 4-1. His sacrifice fly in the sixth plated FSU’s final run. Gary Merians (1-0) allowed five hits and one unearned run in five innings with three strikeouts to earn the win. Daniel Bennett pitched two hitless innings with three strikeouts to record the save. Devon Travis had two hits for the Seminoles. Taylor Ratliff had three hits and one run for the Dolphins (2-2).


No. 13 Texas A&M 11, Prairie View A&M 1

In College Station, Texas, Matt Juengel went 2 for 4 with four RBI as Texas A&M beat Prairie View A&M in front of 2,830 fans at Olsen Field. The Aggies (4-0) plated four in the first, two in the second and two in the third in building an 8-0 lead. Scott Arthur had two hits and three runs for Texas A&M. Brandon Williams had two hits for the Panthers (1-1). Dylan Mendoza (1-0) allowed seven hits and one run in six innings with one walk and five strikeouts to earn the victory.


No. 15 LSU 13, New Orleans 0

In Baton Rouge, La., Raph Rhymes had two hits, including a double, and drove in three as LSU blanked New Orleans in front of a crowd of 5,914 at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers (4-0) put up six in the first and never looked back. Mikie Mahtook, Ty Ross and JaCoby Jones each drove in two for LSU, while Mason Katz added two hits and three runs. Chris Geronimo, Nolan Church, Brandon Simon and Blake LeBlanc each had a hit for the Privateers (1-3). Tyler Jones (1-0) tossed five scoreless innings for the Tigers with three hits, no walks and six strikeouts.