March 2, 2011

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Fitzpatrick pitches no-hitter for FIU against Northeastern

Bethune-Cookman beats Auburn, Georgia State wins at Georgia Tech


In Miami, Fla., Kyle Fitzpatrick was near-perfect as he tossed a no-hitter for FIU against Northeastern, 4-0, at FIU Baseball Stadium. Fitzpatrick (1-0) walked one, hit one and struck out five, facing one over the minimum. It was FIU’s fifth no-hitter and first nine-inning no-hitter since Chris Lein held Eckerd hitless in 1979. Mike Martinez went 3 for 4 for the Golden Panthers (8-2), while Pablo Bermudez and Jeremy Patton both had two hits.


Bethune-Cookman 5, Auburn 2

In Auburn, Ala., Ryan Durrence had two doubles, one run and one RBI as Bethune-Cookman defeated Auburn in front of 2,319 fans at Plainsman Park. The Wildcats (5-5) scored two in the first, one in the third and two in the sixth. DJ Leonard, Paul Biocic, Peter O’Brien and Brashad Johnson each had two hits for Bethune-Cookman. Dan Gamache homered and scored both runs for the Tigers (6-3).


Georgia State 6, Georgia Tech 3

In Atlanta, Mark Micowski homered and knocked in two as Georgia State topped Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium. Micowski (3 for 5, 2 R) led off the game with a dinger and scored the go-ahead run in the fifth for the Panthers (8-1). Aidan Francis (1-0, 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 6 K) earned the win, while Jake Dyer worked the final two innings for his first save. Brandon Thomas and Mott Hyde both had two hits and one run for the Yellow Jackets (5-4).


No. 7 Clemson 5, Wofford 1

In Clemson, N.C., Brad Miller reached base four times and drove in two as Clemson defeated Wofford at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. It was the 1,000th all-time victory for the Tigers at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, which opened in 1970. Miller had a sacrifice fly in fifth to give Clemson (6-1) a 2-1 lead, added a run-scoring single in a two-run eighth and drew three walks. Mac Doyle reached on an error and scored in the top of the fourth for the Terriers (6-3). Kevin Pohle (1-1) allowed three hits in 2.2 scoreless innings of relief to secure the win.


No. 11 LSU 10, Mississippi Valley State 8

In Baton Rouge, La., JaCoby Jones went 3 for 3 with a homer and two RBI as LSU scored six in the first and held on for the win over MVSU at Alex Box Stadium. Mason Katz (2 for 4) and Tyler Hanover (1 for 3) both drove in two for the Tigers (9-0). Jimmy Dykstra (1-0, 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 K) earned the win in relief. Matty Ott retired the side in order in the ninth with one strikeout to notch his second save. Derek Wallace homered, scored twice and knocked in two for the Delta Devils (0-9), while Scott Hornstra added two hits and two RBI for MVSU.


No. 12 Virginia 7, Niagara 0

In Charlottesville, Va., Will Roberts and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout as Virginia blanked Niagara in front of 2,031 fans at Davenport Field. Roberts (1-0) allowed three hits and one walk in 7.2 innings with seven strikeouts. Scott Silverstein (0.2 IP) and Austin Young (0.2 IP, 2 K) came out of the pen to maintain the shutout. Kenny Swab went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI for the Cavaliers (8-1). Keith Werman scored twice for UVa. Wynton Bernard had a double for the Purple Eagles (0-7).


No. 15 Texas A&M 7, Texas-Pan American 0

In College Station, Texas, Krey Bratsen and Andrew Collazo both had two hits, one run and two RBI as Texas A&M topped Texas-Pan American at Olsen Field. The Aggies (8-1) scored four in the fourth as well as single runs in the third, sixth and seventh. Matt Juengel had two doubles for A&M. Mike McCarthy had three hits for the Broncs (5-2). Dylan Mendoza (2-0, 6 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 K) earned the victory.


No. 17 North Carolina 14, Davidson 6

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Jesse Wierzbicki homered to lead North Carolina past Davidson at Boshamer Stadium. Wierzbicki had a two-run homer in a five-run third for the Tar Heels (8-1). He finished with two hits, three runs and three RBI, while Ben Bunting also knocked in three. Michael Zeblo and Daniel Gerow both drove in two for the Wildcats (5-6).


No. 18 Arkansas 8, McNeese State 3

In Fayetteville, Ark., Kyle Robinson belted a grand slam in the first to spark Arkansas past McNeese State at Baum Stadium. Matt Reynolds had two hits and two runs for the Razorbacks (7-1). Taylor Drake had two hits and two RBI for the Cowboys (4-6). Cade Lynch (1-0, 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K) earned the win.


No. 19 Rice 11, Arizona 7

In Tucson, Ariz., Rice rode an eight-run fifth to a victory over Arizona at Kindall Field/Sancet Stadium. Geoff Perott (2 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) homered to start the fifth-inning outburst for the Owls. Anthony Rendon (3 for 4, 2 R, 3 RBI) added a two-run triple and Michael Ratterree (3 for 6, 1 R) had a two-run single as Rice took a 9-3 lead. Jeremy Rathjen had two hits and three RBI for the Owls. Joey Rickard went 3 for 6 with one RBI, and Josh Garcia drove in two for the Wildcats (6-2).


Coastal Carolina 12, College of Charleston 3

In Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Daniel Bowman belted two home runs and knocked in a career-high six as Coastal Carolina defeated College of Charleston at Patriots Point. Josh Conway (2-0, 5.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB) struck out a career-best 12 for the Chanticleers (5-4). Matt Rein (3.1 IP, 1 R, 2 K) earned his first save. Coastal Carolina scored three in the second and three in the third to take control. Tommy La Stella had a double and triple and scored three. Matt Leeds homered twice and Rob Kral went deep once for the Cougars (8-1).