Feb. 26, 2011

Rankings are from CBI Composite Poll

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CBI Live: No. 3 Vanderbilt 8, No. 10 Stanford 7

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Fullerton uses five-run ninth to even series at TCU

SJSU wins at UCLA, Hawaii nips Texas in 15, Toledo tops Louisville


In Fort Worth, Texas, No. 14 Cal State Fullerton used a five-run ninth to even its series with No. 4 TCU with an 8-4 win in front of 4,606 fans at Lupton Stadium. With the game tied at 3, the Titans (3-3) snapped the deadlock with a bunt single with the bases loaded by Richy Pedroza. Anthony Trajano was hit by a pitch to force in a second run and Nick Ramirez capped the rally with a bases-learing double to make it 8-3. Ramirez moved to the mound and surrendered one run, but completed the game to give Fullerton the win. Pedroza and Joe Terry both had two hits and two runs for the Titans. Tyler Pill (right) (6.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K) held TCU scoreless for six innings before surrendering a pair in the seventh. Chris Devenski (1-0) pitched the eighth and received the win. Brance Rivera went 3 for 4 with one run, and Jantzen Witte had two hits and three RBI for the Horned Frogs (4-2).


San Jose State 5, No. 2 UCLA 3

In Los Angeles, Roberto Padilla went the distance as San Jose State knocked off UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Padilla (2-0) allowed five hits and three runs in nine innings with four walks and five strikeouts. Trevor Bauer (1-1) took the loss, surrendering eight hits and five runs (four earned) in 6.2 innings with two walks and six strikeouts. The Spartans (5-0) took a 2-1 lead with a pair in the fourth before Craig Hertler belted a two-run homer in the fifth as SJSU took a 4-1 advantage. The Bruins (4-1) tallied two in the bottom of the fifth before the Spartans added an insurance run in the seventh. Michael DiRocco went 2 for 4 with a double, one run and one RBI for the victors. Dean Espy went 1 for 3 with a walk and one RBI for UCLA.


Hawaii 5, No. 6 Texas 4 (15)

In Honolulu, David Peterson scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 15th as Hawaii outlasted Texas in front of a crowd of 3,943 at Les Murakami Stadium. Peterson had a leadoff single in the 15th and was sacrificed to second. He move to third on a wild pitch and scored on a second wild pitch to end the contest. The Longhorns (4-3) broke a scoreless tie with a run in the top of the seventh, which was matched by a run by the Rainbows (3-3) in the bottom of the frame. Kevin Lussen had a two-run single in a three-run eighth as Texas took a 4-1 advantage. Zack Swasey had a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the stanza to tie the game at 4. Peterson and Sean Montplaiser both had three hits for Hawaii, with Peterson scoring three times. Brandon Loy and Cohl Wall both had three hits for the Longhorns. Zach Gallagher (1-0) tossed three scoreless innings with three hits and one strikeout to earn the win. Cole Green struck out nine in 6.2 innings for Texas with four hits, one run and no walks.


Toledo 4, No. 17 Louisville 2

In Louisville, Ky., Jeff Cola had a two-run single to spark a three-run ninth as Toledo clinched a series win against Louisville at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Rockets (2-3) trailed 2-1 after eight, but Cola’s base hit gave Toledo a 3-2 advantage against All-American closer Tony Zych (0-1, 1.1 IP, 3 H. 3 R, 2 ER, 1 K). After Cola moved to second on the throw, Mark Lapikas (3 for 5, 2 2B) drove him in with a single to make it 4-2. Matt Zahel fanned two in the bottom of the ninth for his second save of the series. Ben Hammer had two hits and one run for the Rockets. Kyle Shaw pitched seven strong innings for Toledo with four hits, two earned runs, three walks and one strikeout. Adam Tyson (1-1) worked a scoreless eighth to get the win. Ryan Wright went 3 for 3 with a triple, a run and one RBI for the Cardinals (3-2).


No. 5 Oklahoma 12, Oakland 6

In Norman, Okla., Oklahoma used a six-run fifth to secure a series win against Oakland at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The Grizzlies (0-2) scored three in the top of the fifth to take a 4-3 lead before the Sooners (8-0) answered in the bottom of the frame, with the big hits being two-run doubles by Tyler Ogle and Cameron Seitzer. Garrett Buechele (3 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) homered for the fifth time for OU. Eric Ross went 4 for 5 with three runs for the Sooners. Aaron Cieslak went 2 for 5 with one run and two RBI for Oakland.


No. 7 South Carolina 4, Southern Illinois 0

In Columbia, S.C., Tyler Webb pitched a career-high 7.1 innings as South Carolina clinched a series victory against Southern Illinois in front of a crowd of 7,911 at Carolina Stadium. Webb (2-0) allowed four hits and one walk while matching his career best with seven strikeouts. John Taylor fanned three in the ninth to secure the shutout. Jackie Bradley, Jr., has a run-scoring single in the first for the Gamecocks (1-0). Jake Williams drove in two with a base hit in the third as South Carolina took a 3-0 lead. Adrian Morales contributed a sacrifice fly in the fifth to complete the scoring. Adam Matthews was 2 for 4 with two runs for the Gamecocks. Donny Duschinsky and Jordan Sivertsen both had two hits for the Salukis (2-4).


No. 8 Clemson 19, Charleston Southern 1

In Clemson, S.C., four hurlers combined on a four-hitter as Clemson clobbered Charleston Southern in the First Pitch Invitational in front of 5,089 fans at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. David Haselden (1-0) got the win, allowing four hits and one run with one walk and two strikeouts in five innings. Matt Campbell worked two hitless innings, while Jonathan Meyer and Justin Sarratt both pitched one innings. The Tigers (4-1) put up crooked numbers in each of the first five innings, with four in the first and second, two in the third and three in the fourth and fifth for a 16-1 lead. John Hinson went 2 for 4 with a home run and five RBI. Chris Epps was 3 for 3 with a triple, three runs and two RBI. Richie Shaffer had two hits, two walks and four runs. Phil Pohl also went deep for Clemson. Jaren Sustar drove in the lone run for the Buccaneers (2-4).


No. 9 Arizona State 9-10, Delaware 2-2

In Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State bounced back from a Friday loss to sweep a doubleheader from Delaware in front of 3,272 fans at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Zach Wilson went 7-10 with five RBI, while Johnny Ruettiger added five hits and four RBI for the Sun Devils (5-1). In the opener, the Blue Hens (2-4) led 2-1 after three before ASU tallied two in the fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth. Wilson went 5 for 5 with three doubles and four RBI. Kyle Ottoson (2-0, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB) struck out eight in seven innings for the Sun Devils. Steve Ulaky went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for Delaware. In the nightcap, ASU scored three in the second, one in the fourth and five in the fifth for a commanding 9-0 lead. Ruettiger had three hits, a homer short of the cycle, and drove in four. Kramer Champlin (2-0) pitched six scoreless innings with five hits, one walk and six strikeouts. Pat Dameron and Hank Yates both had two hits for the Blue Hens.


No. 11 Florida State 16, Hofstra 3

In Tallahassee, Fla., Mike McGee had a grand slam and drove in six as Florida State hammered Hofstra at Dick Howser Stadium. McGee went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Seminoles (6-0). Sherman Johnson scored twice and knocked in three, and Seth Miller had three walks and three runs for FSU. The Pride (0-5) scored three in the top of the first before the Seminoles answered with two in the first, two in the second, five in the fourth and five in the fifth. Danny Poma had two hits and a run for Hofstra.


No. 12 Virginia 4, East Carolina 3

In Charlottesville, Va., Tyler Wilson struck out 10 as Virginia secured a series win against East Carolina in front of a crowd of 3,027 at Davenport Field. Wilson (2-0) allowed three runs (two earned) in 6.1 innings with seven hits and no walks. Branden Kline allowed one hit in the ninth with two strikeouts to earn his third save. Through the first two games of the series, the pitching staff of the Cavaliers (6-0) has fanned 31 with no walks. John Hicks went 3 for 4 with a double and one run for UVa. Jared King had a pinch-hit RBI double in a three-run sixth to put the Cavs ahead to stay. The Pirates (3-2) tallied single runs in the first, fifth and seventh. Trent Whitehead (2 for 4, 2 2B, R, RBI) and Philip Clark (1 for 4, HR, 2 R) led the ECU offense.


No. 13 Texas A&M 4, Gonzaga 2

In College Station, Texas, Michael Wacha pitched seven scoreless innings as Texas A&M got by Gonzaga in front of a crowd of 3,888 at Olsen Field. Wacha (2-0) allowed five hits with no walks and six strikeouts. The season ERA for the Aggie starters dropped to 0.23, as they have allowed one earned run in 40 innings. Ross Striplins struck out the side on nine pitches in the ninth for his second save. A&M (6-0) scored one in the first and added three in the third. The Bulldogs (0-5) got their two runs in the eighth. Gregg Alcazar went 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI for the Aggies. Keegan Acker and Steven Halcomb both had two hits for Gonzaga.


No. 15 LSU 14, Holy Cross 3

In Baton Rouge, La., LSU used a seven-run third to clinch a series win against Holy Cross at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers (6-0) scored three in the first and seven in the third to build a 10-2 lead. Raph Rhymes went 3 for 5 with two RBI for LSU. Austin Nola and JaCoby Jones both homered and knocked in two for the Tigers. Kurt McCune (2-0) worked six innings with four hits, one earned run, no walks and three strikeouts to earn the win. Steve Tkowski had a two-run homer in the second for the Crusaders (0-2). Alex Maldonado went 3 for 4 with a run for Holy Cross.


No. 16 Oregon 3, Saint Mary’s 0

In Eugene, Ore., Madison Boer tossed 7.1 scoreless innings as Oregon evened its series with Saint Mary’s in front of 1,245 fans at PK Park. Boer (2-0) allowed five hits and two walks while striking out seven. He has not allowed a run in 15.1 innings this season. Marcus Piazzisi stole third and came home on a throwing error in the third for the Ducks (3-3). He had a run-scoring single in a two-run eighth as Oregon added some insurance. Scott McGough allowed a leadoff single in the ninth but retired the next three hitters to earn his first save. Piazzisi and Danny Pulfer both went 2 for 3 for the Ducks. Justin Fazio had two hits for the Gaels (2-3).


No. 18 Rice 6, USC 5

In Houston, Craig Manuel had a RBI single to spark a three-run eighth as Rice clinched a series win over USC at Reckling Park. The Owls (4-3) trailed 4-3 in the eighth before Manuel’s base hit tied it at 4. Ryan Lewis walked with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run and a catcher’s interference brought in a sixth run. The Trojans (3-3) got one in the top of the ninth and loaded the bases before J.T. Chargois worked out of trouble for his first save. Anthony Rendon homered and scored twice for Rice. Alex Sherrod has two hits, including a dinger, and drove in two for USC.


No. 19 North Carolina 7, Seton Hall 1

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Colin Moran had two hits and three RBI as North Carolina defeated Seton Hall in front of 1,692 fans at Boshamer Stadium. The Tar Heels (6-0) scored one in the bottom of the first before the Pirates (1-4) registered the equalizer in the top of the fourth on a homer by Sean Gusrang. UNC responded with two in the bottom of the fourth and four in the fifth to complete the scoring. Levi Michael went 1 for 1 with a sacrifice fly, two walks, two runs and two RBI for the Heels. Patrick Johnson (1-0) allowed five hits and one run in seven innings with one walk and six strikeouts to earn the victory. Zach Granite went 3 for 4 for Seton Hall.


California 4, NC State 0

In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Erik Johnson and Kyle Porter combined on a three-hit shutout as Cal blanked NC State in Baseball at the Beach at BB&T Coastal Field. Johnson (2-0) allowed three hits and three walks in six innings with six strikeouts to earn the win. Porter pitched three hitless innings with one walk and two strikeouts to register the save. It was the third shutout of the season and second of the weekend for the Golden Bears (4-1). Andrew Knapp knocked a three-run homer in the second to put Cal on the board. Marcus Semien drove in an insurance run in the eighth with a base hit. Chadd Krist had two doubles for the Bears. Brett Williams had one of the three hits for the Wolfpack (2-3), a double.


Indiana 3, No. 20 Connecticut 1

In Corpus Christi, Texas, Alex Dickerson had a three-run homer to lead Indiana past Connecticut at Whataburger Field in the Kleberg Bank College Classic. Mike Nemeth had a run-scoring single in the top of the first for the Huskies (1-4). Dickerson went deep in the bottom of the third to put the Hoosiers (3-2) on top to stay. Dickerson also had a double for IU. Mike Friel had two hits and a stolen base for UConn. Blake Monar (1-0) picked up the win, going 5.1 innings with five hits, one run, three walks and six strikeouts. Chad Martin allowed one hit over the final 3.2 innings with no walks and five strikeouts to earn his first save. Matt Barnes (0-2) absorbed the loss, allowing three runs and six hits in seven innings with one walk and nine strikeouts.


(photo by Matt Brown)