Feb. 25, 2011

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Hultzen uses arm, bat to help Virginia beat East Carolina

TCU tops Cal State Fullerton, Texas blanks Hawaii, Delaware upsets ASU


In Charlottesville, Va., Danny Hultzen (right) fanned a career-high 15 as No. 12 Virginia bounced East Carolina 10-1 Friday in front of 2,455 spectators at Davenport Field. Hultzen (2-0) allowed three hits with no walks in seven innings. He retired 19 straight from the first to seventh, with only one ball leaving the infield. Hultzen also went 3 for 4 with two runs and three RBI. John Hicks (2 R) and John Barr both had two hits and two RBI for the Cavaliers (5-0), who scored four in the third and six in the fourth to take control. John Wooten had a RBI double in the seventh for the lone run for the Pirates (3-1). Seth Maness (1-1) surrendered nine hits and nine runs (three earned) in 3.1 innings with three strikeouts.


No. 4 TCU 4, No. 14 Cal State Fullerton 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, Kyle Winkler allowed one unearned run in 7.1 innings as TCU topped Cal State Fullerton in front of 5,566 fans at Lupton Stadium, the second-largest crowd in stadium history. Winkler (2-0) allowed six hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Jerome Pena had a RBI triple and scored in a two-run second for the Horned Frogs (4-1). Nick Ramirez had a sacrifice fly in the sixth as the Titans cut the lead in half. Kyle Von Tungeln singled and scored in the seventh as TCU pushed the lead back to two at 3-1. The Frogs added an insurance run in the eighth. Von Tungeln and Jason Coats both finished with two hits. Anthony Hutting had a hit and a run for Fullerton. Noe Ramirez (1-1) took the loss, surrendering five hits and two runs in six innings with two walks and eight strikeouts.


No. 6 Texas 2, Hawaii 0

In Honolulu, Taylor Jungmann tossed his second straight complete-game shutout as Texas nipped Hawaii in front of a crowd of 4,684 at Les Murakami Stadium. Jungmann (2-0) scattered four hits with no walks and nine strikeouts. Mark Payton had a run-scoring single in the third for the Longhorns (4-2). Erich Weiss drove in the second run with a base hit in the sixth. Payton and Weiss both finished with two hits. Kolten Wong had one of the four hits for the Rainbows (2-3). Matt Sisto (0-1) took the loss, going six innings with six hits, one earned run, no walks and four strikeouts.


Delaware 7, No. 9 Arizona State 3

In Tempe, Ariz., Jimmy Yezzo had two hits and drove in three at Delaware used a six-run second to upset Arizona State in front of 2,554 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. D.J. Long had two hits, including a double, two runs and one RBI for the Blue Hens (2-2). Eric Young (1-0, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K) was the starter and winner for Delaware. Jake Barrett (0-1, 4.0 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) absorbed the loss. Johnny Ruettiger and Austin Barnes both had two hits for the Sun Devils (3-1).


No. 1 Florida 9, Boston College 3

In Gainesville, Fla., Brian Johnson had three hits and three RBI as Florida snapped a 3-3 tie with three in the seventh to clinch its series with Boston College at McKethan Stadium. Preston Tucker (3 for 4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI) walked with the bases loaded in the seventh to force in the eventual game-winner. Daniel Gibson (1-0) earned the win in relief for the Gators (6-0). Brad Zapenas had two hits, including a two-run triple in the top of the seventh, for the Eagles (2-3).


No. 5 Oklahoma 7, Oakland 5
In Norman, Okla., Michael Rocha allowed two earned runs and tied his career-best with seven strikeouts, and Garrett Buechele stayed hot with two hits and two RBI as Oklahoma held off Oakland. Buechele has driven in seven runs in his past two games and has 12 RBI on the year for the Sooners (7-0). Oklahoma scored three times in the first as Jack Mayfield (2 hits, 2 runs) drove in a run before Erik Ross squeezed in Chris Ellison. Max White added a RBI single. The Sooners expanded the lead to 6-1, but the Grizzlies (0-1) chased Rocha in the top of the eighth and scored three times, thanks in part to two of Oklahoma's five errors. Leading 6-5, Buechele had a RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to provide insurance. D.J. Jarrad had two RBI, and Todd Dunham, Aaron Cieslak, Aaron Wick and Kyle Bobolts added two hits apiece for Oakland.

No. 7 South Carolina 10,
Southern Illinois 6
In Columbia, S.C., Brady Thomas went 3 for 4 with two RBI, and Robert Beary homered and drove in three as South Carolina built a big lead and fought off Southern Illinois. Thomas had a two-run double, Adrian Morales contributed a two-run double of his own and Beary added a two-run homer as the Gamecocks (4-0) scored seven times in the first inning and eventually built a 10-0 lead. Michael Roth (2-0) allowed only four hits and one earned run and struck out a career-high nine in 6.2 innings. The Salukis (2-3) rallied late, as Austin Montgomery (3 for 5) ripped a two-run homer to make it 10-2. Wes Neece (2 for 2, 2 R) hit a solo homer to highlight a three-run eighth, and SIU scored once and had the bases loaded and the tying run at the plate before Matt Price entered to get the final two outs and his second save.

No. 8 Clemson 15, Cincinnati 4
In Clemson, S.C., Spencer Kieboom went 3 for 4 with two runs and a RBI as Clemson scored in each of the first seven innings in routing Cincinnati at the First Pitch Invitational. Scott Weismann (2-0) was the beneficiary of the Tigers' outburst and retired the first 10 batters he faced and allowed two runs in five innings. Jeff Schaus and Dominic Attanasio contributed two RBI apiece for Clemson (3-1). Chris Peters had a pair of hits for the Bearcats.

No. 11 Florida State 14, Hofstra 3
In Tallahassee, Fla., James Ramsey and Sean O'Brien each homered and drove in three runs, and Mike McGee went 3 for 3 with two runs and three RBI as Florida State coasted past Hofstra. Sherman Johnson scored three times for the Seminoles, who led 10-3 after the fourth inning. Jayce Boyd and Rafael Lopez each added two hits and two RBI, and Sean Gilmartin (2-0) allowed two runs in six innings for FSU (5-0). Joe Perez ripped a two-run homer, and Scott A'Hara and T.J. Thomas added two hits for the Pride (0-4).

No. 13 Texas A&M 1, Gonzaga 0 (11)

In College Station, Texas, Brandon Wood’s run-scoring single plated the game’s lone run in the bottom of the 11th has Texas A&M eked out a win over Gonzaga in front of a crowd of 4,025 at Olsen Field. Jacob House had a one-out single in the 11th for the Aggies (5-0) and moved to third on a double by Kevin Gonzalez, setting the table for Wood’s game-winning hit. A&M starter John Stilson worked nine scoreless innings with four hits, no walks and nine punchouts. Ross Stripling (1-0) pitched the two extra frames to record the win. Ryan Carpenter allowed one hit and fanned 10 in 7.1 innings for the Bulldogs (0-4). Eric Lane had two of the five Gonzaga hits.


No. 15 LSU 12, Holy Cross 3

In Baton Rouge, La., JaCoby Jones had four hits and three runs to help LSU handle Holy Cross at Alex Box Stadium. Raph Rhymes drove in four, while Austin Nola added two hits and three RBI for the Tigers (5-0). After LSU used four straight walks to score a run in the bottom of the first, Andrew Barry smacked a two-run homer in the top of the second to give the Crusaders (0-1) a 2-1 advantage. Nola’s RBI double in the third tied it and his two-run single capped a three-run fourth as the Tigers took the lead for good. Rhymes’ three-run double in the fifth pushed the lead to 8-3. Trey Watkins added a two-run homer in a four-run sixth for the home team. Kevin Gausman (1-0, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 7 K) picked up the win.


Saint Mary’s 3, No. 16 Oregon 2

In Eugene, Ore., Mark Anderson held Oregon in check for seven innings as Saint Mary’s rallied to win in front of 1,664 fans at PK Park. Anderson (1-0) surrendered two runs in the first, then blanked the Ducks (2-3) over the next six innings. He allowed five hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Jordan Mills fanned one in a scoreless eighth before Dorsey Ek gave up two hits and a walk in the ninth before a game-ending double play secured his second save. The Gaels (2-2) were held scoreless until erupting for a three-run eighth. Patrick Wisdom and Toby DeMello both drove in runs for the visitors. Justin Fazio finished with three hits and one run for Saint Mary’s. Stefan Sabol had two hits, while Ryan Hambright and Paul Eshleman both had RBI for Oregon. Tyler Anderson (7.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB) struck out 12 for the Ducks.


Toledo 3, No. 17 Louisville 1

In Louisville, Ky., Mike Hamann was dominant on the mound for eight innings as Toledo topped Louisville at Jim Patterson Stadium. Hamann (1-0) allowed six hits and one run with six strikeouts. Matt Zahel pitched a perfect ninth for his first save. Mark Lapikas had a leadoff single and scored on an error in the first for the Rockets (1-3). The Cardinals (3-1) tied it in the second before Chris Dudics’ RBI single in the third gave Toledo the lead for good. Dan Sherwood added insurance with a leadoff homer in the fourth. Matt Delewski finished with two hits and one run for the Rockets. Adam Engel and Ryan Wright both had two hits for Louisville.


No. 18 Rice 10, USC 7

In Houston, Ryan Lewis had a two-run homer in a seven-run fifth as Rice outscored USC at Reckling Park. The Trojans (3-2) scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth to take a 3-0 advantage before the Owls (3-3) exploded in the fifth. Jeremy Rathjen contributed a two-run single in the fifth which tied the game. USC rallied with two in the sixth and two more in the seventh to tie it at 7. Derek Hamilton delivered a run-scoring single in the bottom of the seventh to give Rice the lead for good. Anthony Rendon smacked a two-run homer in the eighth for insurance for the Owls. Michael Fuda had three hits, two runs and one RBI for Rice. Matt Foat had two hits and two runs for the Trojans, while Alex Sherrod added a home run for the visitors.


No. 19 North Carolina 10, Seton Hall 5

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Colin Moran had three hits, including a home run, as North Carolina outscored Seton Hall at Boshamer Stadium. Will Walsh had a two-run homer in the first for the Pirates (1-3) before Levi Michael had a RBI single in the bottom of the frame and added a two-run double in a four-run second as the Tar Heels (5-0) took a 5-1 lead. Moran’s dinger in the seventh gave UNC a 9-5 advantage. Tommy Coyle drove in two for the Tar Heels. A.J. Rusbarsky had three hits for Seton Hall.


Oregon State 2, No. 20 Connecticut 0

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Sam Gaviglio tossed a two-hit shutout as Oregon State edged Connecticut at Whataburger Field in the opener of the Kleberg Bank Classic. Gaviglio (1-0) walked one and struck out 10. He set down the first 12 hitters before Mike Nemeth singled to lead off the fifth. The second hit for the Huskies (1-3) was by John Andreoli with two outs in the ninth. Brian Stamps and Luke Acosta had RBI groundouts in the third for the Beavers (3-2). Acosta had a double, the game’s only extra-base hit. OSU finished with four hits.


Appalachian State 7, Miami (Fla.) 5

In Coral Gables, Fla., Appalachian State broke a 29-year losing streak against ranked opponents with a win over Miami at Alex Rodriguez Park. The Mountaineers (5-1) defeated No. 23 The Citadel 5-4 in 1982. ASU has six wins over ACC opponents since 2007. Miami native Lawrence Pardo (1-0) earned the win, allowing four hits and no earned runs in six innings with five strikeouts. Taylor Miller fanned three over the final two innings to register his first save. Jeremy Dowdy had a three-run homer in the fifth to give the Mountaineers a 6-0 lead. The Hurricanes (3-3) scored three unearned runs in the fifth and single runs in the seventh and ninth. Brad Fieger had two hits and one RBI for Miami.


Radford 8, Auburn 6 (13)

In Auburn, Ala., Matt Hillsinger homered to lead off the top of the 13th as Radford outlasted Auburn in front of 2,788 fans at Plainsman Park. Alex Guerra doubled and scored later in the frame for an insurance run for the Highlanders (3-1). Jason Patten (1-0) pitched the final three innings to earn the victory. He allowed one hit and one walk with two strikeouts. The Tigers (3-2) built a 5-0 lead after four before Radford rallied. Cory Turner and Matt Mack both had three hits, with Mack contributing a run-scoring single in the ninth to knot the score at 6-6. Justin Hargett had three hits and three RBI for Auburn, while Brooks Beisner added three hits and three runs.


California 17, Coastal Carolina 0

In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Kevin Miller was superb on the mound and Chad Bunting homered twice with seven RBI as Cal crushed Coastal Carolina at Baseball at the Beach at BB&T Coastal Field. Miller (1-0) pitched 7.1 hitless innings before a double by John Fidanza in the eighth. Miller did not walk a batter and struck out 10 in his 7.1 innings. Bunting had a three-run shot to cap a six-run third as the Golden Bears (3-1) took control. Danny Oh added a three-run dinger in the fifth as Cal pushed the lead to 9-0. Bunting belted another three-run homer in the eighth. Tony Renda (3 for 6, 2 R, 3 RBI) and Devin Rodriguez (3 for 5, 3 R, 2 RBI) also contributed at the plate for the Bears. Anthony Meo (0-1) gave up 10 hits and nine earned runs in five innings with one walk and six strikeouts for the Chanticleers (3-3).


No. 2 UCLA and San Jose State were suspended after one inning due to rain. The game will resume on Saturday with the Bruins leading 1-0.


(photo courtesy of UVa Media Relations Office)