Feb. 27, 2011

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East Carolina wins series finale at Virginia

Fullerton wins series at TCU, Gonzaga upsets Texas A&M, Florida sweeps BC


In Charlottesville, Va., Mike Ussery had a three-run double in a four-run second as East Carolina nipped No. 12 Virginia 4-3 Sunday in the series finale at Davenport Field. Mike Wright (2-0) did not allow a hit until the sixth. He worked a career-high seven innings with five hits, two runs (one earned), one walk and four strikeouts. Seth Simmons pitched a hitless ninth for this first save. Corey Thompson and Philip Clark both had two hits for the Pirates (4-2). The Cavaliers (6-1) scored single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth. Chris Taylor had two hits and two runs for UVa.


No. 14 Cal State Fullerton 2, No. 4 TCU 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, Cal State Fullerton scored in the eighth and ninth to rally past TCU and win the weekend series in front of 4,647 fans at Lupton Stadium. Nick Ramirez (2 for 4) had a RBI double in the eighth to tie the score and Michael Lorenzen knocked in the eventual game-winner with a single in the ninth. Dylan Floro (1-1, 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 K) got the win in relief and Nick Ramirez struck out the final two hitters for his second save. Starter Colin O’Connell allowed five hits and one run in seven innings with four strikeouts for the Titans (4-3). The Horned Frogs (4-3) scored in the fifth as Brett Johnson tripled and came home on a double by Jimmie Pharr (2 for 3). TCU starter Andrew Mitchell allowed one hit in five scoreless innings with three walks and two strikeouts. Trent Appleby (0-1, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) pitched the final four innings and took the loss.


Gonzaga 6, No. 13 Texas A&M 3

In College Station, Texas, Cody Martin and Billy Moon held Texas A&M in check as Gonzaga pulled the upset at Olsen Field. Martin (1-0) allowed seven hits and three runs (two earned) in 6.1 innings with one walk and seven strikeouts to earn the victory. Moon worked the final 2.2 innings with one hit and one strikeout to record his first save. Maxx Garrett had a RBI single in a three-run fifth and homered in the seventh for the Bulldogs (1-5). Royce Bolinger went 3 for 4 with a double and one RBI for Gonzaga. Kevin Gonzalez and Adam Smith both had two hits, while Kenny Jackson went deep for the Aggies (6-1).


No. 1 Florida 7, Boston College 2

In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Zunino went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI as Florida completed a three-game sweep of Boston College in front of 4,213 fans at McKethan Stadium. Nolan Fontana had a two-run triple in a four-run second as the Gators (7-0) took control. Daniel Pigott and Austin Maddox both had two hits for Florida. Karsten Whitson (2-0) got the win, going 5.1 innings with five hits, one run, one walk and five strikeouts. Marc Perdios, Matt Watson and Anthony Melchionda each had two hits for the Eagles (2-4). The Gators are off to their best start since the 2002 team started 11-0.


San Jose State 8-2, No. 2 UCLA 3-12

In Los Angeles, Danny Stienstra went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI as San Jose State won the opener of its doubleheader against UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium to clinch a series victory. The Bruins (5-2) bounced back to take the nightcap. In Game 1, the completion of Friday’s suspended game, UCLA led 2-0 early before the Spartans (6-1) erupted for five in the sixth. Craig Hertler and Jason Martin both had two hits for SJSU. Beau Amaral homered and scored twice for the Bruins. Blake McFarland (1-0, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB) earned the victory. Gerrit Cole (1-1) pitched one inning on Friday and took the mound again, going 5.1 innings with five hits, five runs (three earned), one walk and six strikeouts in taking the loss. In Game 2, UCLA scored two in the first and three in the third, fourth and fifth to take control. Dean Espy was 2 for 4 with two runs and four RBI, while Kevin Williams and Cody Regis (3 for 4) both knocked in three. Amaral and Jeff Gelalich both had three hits and three runs. Jason Martin drove in a pair for the Spartans. Adam Plutko (2-0) allowed four hits and one run in seven innings with two walks and three strikeouts to earn the victory.


No. 5 Oklahoma 19, Oakland 6

In Norman, Okla., Tyler Ogle went 4 for 4 with a homer and six RBI as Oklahoma completed the weekend sweep of Oakland at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Garrett Buechele was 5 for 6 with two runs and two RBI, while Max White (HR, 2 RBI) and Cale Ellis (1 RBI) both went 3 for 4 with three runs. The Sooners (9-0) scored three in the first, four in the second, three in the fifth, seven in the sixth and two in the seventh before the Grizzlies (0-3) got one in the eighth and five in the ninth. Burch Smith (1-0) pitched six scoreless innings with two hits and six strikeouts to earn the win. Dan Gliot homered and drove in two, while Jake Morton went 2 for 2 with a run for Oakland.


No. 6 Texas 4, Hawaii 3

In Honolulu, Sam Stafford struck out a career-high 10 as Texas held on to win the series against Hawaii in front of 3,705 fans at Les Murakami Stadium. Stafford (1-0) allowed three hits in 5.1 scoreless innings with four walks. The Longhorns (5-3) scored one in the third, two in the fourth and one in the eighth for a 4-0 advantage. Mark Payton went 2 for 4 with a run for Texas. Pi’ikea Kitamura smacked a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth for the Rainbows (3-4). Hawaii got a run in the bottom of the ninth and loaded the bases before Keifer Nuncio took the mound and got a line-drive double play to end the contest. Kolten Wong had three hits for the Rainbows.


No. 7 South Carolina 9, Southern Illinois 4

In Columbia, S.C., Adrian Morales went 3 for 4 with a homer, two runs and three RBI as South Carolina completed the series sweep of Southern Illinois in front of 7,141 fans at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks (6-0) put up three in the first and three more in the third for a 6-0 advantage. Jordan Sivertsen went deep in a four-run fifth as the Salukis (2-5) pulled to within two. South Carolina added one in the fifth and two in the sixth for the final margin. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (1 for 5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI), Christian Walker (3 for 4, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Peter Mooney (3 for 3, 2 2B, 2 RBI) paced the Gamecock offense. Donny Duschinsky and Austin Montgomery both had a hit and one RBI for SIU.


No. 8 Clemson 8, Michigan State 0

In Greenville, S.C., Kevin Brady and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts as Clemson blanked Michigan State in front of a crowd of 4,287 at Fluor Field. Brady (2-0) allowed four hits in seven innings with no walks and nine strikeouts. Will Lamb (1.2 IP, 4 K) and Alex Frederick (0.1 IP, 1 K) completed the shutout for the Tigers (5-1). Jason Stolz went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBI, while Richie Shaffer homered and knocked in two. Clemson scored one in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth in building a 4-0 lead. The Tigers added one in the eighth and three in the ninth for the final margin. Jordan Keur had two hits for the Spartans (5-1).


No. 9 Arizona State 13, Delaware 4

In Tempe, Ariz., Riccio Torrez drove in three as Arizona State won the series finale against Delaware in front of 2,188 fane at Packard Stadium. The Sun Devils (6-1) scored in each of their first five at-bats in building a 10-3 lead. Zack MacPhee (2 for 2, 3 BB, 3 R, 1 RBI) and Joey DeMichele (2 for 5, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI) both aided the ASU offense. Hank Yates had two hits and two runs for the Blue Hens (2-5).


No. 11 Florida State 7, Hofstra 0

In Tallahassee, Fla., five FSU hurlers combined on the two-hit shutout in completing the series sweep of Hofstra in front of 4,386 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. Gary Merians (2-0) surrendered two singles in five innings with three walks and six strikeouts to earn the win. Robby Scott (1 BB), Tye Buckley (3 K), Mike McGee (1 K) and Daniel Bennett (2 K) each tossed a hitless inning in relief. Sherman Johnson went 4 for 4 with a double, two runs and one RBI. James Ramsey added three hits and McGee (2 R, 2 RBI) homered. Taylor Stuart had both hits for the Pride (0-6).


No. 15 LSU 15, Holy Cross 4

In Baton Rouge, La., Mikie Mahtook went 2 for 5 with a homer, two runs and three RBI as LSU completed a three-game sweep of Holy Cross at Alex Box Stadium. Alex Edwards (3 for 4, 2B, 3 R) and Trey Watkins (1 for 5, R) both knocked in three for the Tigers (7-0). LSU scored three in the second, two in the third, two in the fourth, three in the fifth and five in the seventh. Ben Alsup (2-0, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 1 K) picked up the win. Stephen Wadsworth went 2 for 4 with a homer and two runs for the Crusaders (0-3).


No. 16 Oregon 3, Saint Mary’s 2

In Eugene, Ore., Christian Jones fanned a career-best 12 as Oregon won its series with Saint Mary’s in front of 1,405 fans at PK Park. Jones (1-0) allowed five hits and one run in seven innings with two walks. Kellen Moen allowed one hit and one run over the final two innings for his second save. The Ducks (4-3) scored twice in the second as J.J. Altobelli had a sacrifice fly and Tyler Kuresa scored from third on a failed pickoff attempt at first. Ryan Hambright added a safety squeeze in the third as Oregon led 3-0. Donald Collins knocked in a run in the sixth and Patrick Wisdom homered in the eighth for the Gaels (2-4). Aaron Jones finished with two hits and a walk for the Ducks.


No. 17 Louisville 4, Toledo 2

In Louisville, Ky., Ryan Wright had two hits, including his first homer, as Louisville salvaged the finale of its weekend series against Toledo at Jim Patterson Stadium. The Rockets (2-4) got one in the first and one in the fifth before the Cardinals (4-2) rallied for three in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead for good. Louisville added an insurance run in the seventh. Cade Stallings had two hits and one RBI for the Cards. Matt Delewski had two hits and one RBI for Toledo.


No. 18 Rice 3, USC 2

In Houston, J.T. Chargois had a two-run triple with two outs in the seventh to help Rice complete the sweep of USC in front of a crowd of 3,811 at Reckling Park. Chargois singled and scored on a base hit by Jeremy Rathjen in the first for the Owls (5-3). The Trojans (3-4) tied it in the fourth as Ricky Oropesa tripled and scored in an error. Chargois brought in two with his triple in the seventh to give Rice a 3-1 advantage. USC added a run in the eighth but came up short. Brandon Garcia went 3 for 4 for the Trojans. Abe Gonzales (1-0, 2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 UE, 1 K) earned the win in relief, while Chase McDowell (1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) registered his first save.


Seton Hall 3, No. 19 North Carolina 1

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Joe DiRocco and two relievers held UNC to four hits and one run as Seton Hall salvaged the finale of the weekend series at Boshamer Stadium. DiRocco (2-0) allowed four hits and one run in 6.1 innings with four strikeouts. Rick Mangione and Ryan Harvey both tossed 1.1 hitless innings with one walk and one strikeout, with Harvey earning his second save. Zach Granite (2 for 4) singled and scored in the top of the third as the Pirates (2-4) took the early lead. Ryan Sullivan had a run-scoring single in a two-run sixth as Seton Hall built a 3-0 lead. Jesse Wierzbicki singled and scored in the seventh for the Tar Heels (6-1). Frank Esposito had two hits and a run for the Pirates. Levi Michael had a hit and two walks for UNC. Michael Morin (0-1) took the loss, going 5.1 innings with four hits, two runs (one earned), one walk and nine strikeouts.


No. 20 Connecticut 7, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 0

In Corpus Christi, Texas, George Springer homered and drove in four as Connecticut blanked host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the Kleberg Bank College Classic. Springer had a bases-loaded walk in the third to start the scoring and added a three-run dinger in the sixth to push the lead to 6-0. John Andreoli went 1 for 3 with two RBI for the Huskies (2-4). Greg Nappo (1-0) allowed three hits in six innings with two walks and seven strikeouts to earn the win. Trey Hernandez had two hits for the Islanders (6-2).


ULM 15, Northwestern State 5

In Natchitoches, La., Corben Green hit for the cycle with seven RBI as ULM thumped Northwestern State in the final game of the NSU Invitational at Brown-Stroud Field. Green went 5 for 5 as he doubled in his first at-bat, singled in his second and fourth at-bats, homered in his third at-bat and tripled in his final at-bat. The Warhawks (4-4) scored in seven different innings and built a 9-0 lead in the fourth. Caleb Clowers and Jeremy Sy both scored three for ULM. Chris Hebert drove in two for the Demons (4-3).


Sam Houston State 10, Nebraska 9

In Huntsville, Texas, Daniel Nottebart got a sun-aided game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth as Sam Houston State edged Nebraska on the final day of the Bearkat Invitational at Don Sanders Stadium. Braeden Riley (3 for 6) doubled in the ninth. With two outs, Nottebart lifted a fly ball which the left fielder lost in the sun, falling for a single and plating Riley with the game-winner. Chris Andreas went 3 for 4 with two homers, including a grand slam, and six RBI for the Bearkats (5-2). His slam in a five-run sixth gave SHSU a 9-7 lead. The Cornhuskers (5-3) got two in the ninth to tie it at 9. Michael Burchett (1-0, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER) earned the win for the Bearkats, fanning five over the final three innings. Bryan Peters (3 for 4, 2 R) and Kash Kalkowski (2 for 3, 2 R) both drove in three for Nebraska.