March 5, 2011

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Stanford evens series against Texas

Van Skike throws no-hitter for ISU, Bauer fans 17 in UCLA loss at Nebraska


In Austin, Texas, Dean McArdle blanked No. 10 Texas for seven innings as No. 14 Stanford won 9-2 Saturday to even the series at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. McArdle (2-0) allowed seven hits and one run in 7.2 innings with three walks and three strikeouts. Stephen Piscotty had a RBI double in a two-run first for the Cardinal (6-4). Piscotty had another run-scoring double in a three-run fifth as Stanford built a 6-0 lead. Kenny Diekroeger (right) went 2 for 3 with three runs for the Cardinal. Jonathan Walsh had two doubles and one RBI for the Longhorns (6-4).


Indiana State 8-5, Central Arkansas 0-2

In Conway, Ark., Jason Van Skike threw a no-hitter in the opener as Indiana State swept a doubleheader at Central Arkansas. Van Skike (2-0) worked around eight walks while striking out five. He threw 143 pitches in throwing the 10th no-hitter in program history and the first since 1998. Koby Kraemer went 3 for 5 with two RBI for the Sycamores (5-4). Tyler Wampler had two hits and drove in two in the nightcap for ISU.


Nebraska 2, No. 5 UCLA 1 (12)

In Lincoln, Neb., Bryan Peters had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 12th to lift Nebraska over UCLA at Haymarket Park. It was the second straight extra-inning affair for the Bruins (7-3) and Cornhuskers (7-4). Trevor Bauer (4 H, 1 R, 5 BB) struck out a career-high 17 in 10 innings for UCLA. Dylan Vogt (1-0) tossed five hitless innings for Nebraska with three strikeouts to earn the win. Tyler Rahmatulla drove in Pat Valaika in the top of the third to give the Bruins the early lead. Kash Kalkowski homered in the seventh to tie the game for the Huskers.


Georgia 2, No. 6 Florida State 1

In Athens, Ga., Michael Palazzone held Florida State to one run in seven innings as Georgia won in front of a crowd of 2,205 at Foley Field. Palazzone (1-1) allowed five hits with no walks and five strikeouts. Tyler Maloof fanned the final two hitters for his third save. Parker Burnelle homered in the second for the Seminoles (9-1). Mike McGee went 3 for 3 for FSU. Levi Hyams has a run-scoring single in the fifth for the Bulldogs (3-7) to tie the game. Peter Verdin had a leadoff triple in the seventh and scored on a sacrifice fly by Johnathan Taylor to break the deadlock.


No. 1 Florida 1, Miami (Fla.) 0

In Gainesville, Fla., Hudson Randall and Anthony DeSclafani combined on a one-hit shutout as Florida clinched a series victory over Miami in front of 4,851 fans at McKethan Stadium. Randall gave up one hit in seven innings with five strikeouts. DeSclafani (2-0) tossed two hitless innings with two strikeouts to get the win. Bryson Smith had a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth for the game’s lone run. Dale Carey singled to lead off the sixth for the one hit for the Hurricanes (4-6). Daniel Pigott had two hits, including a double, for the Gators (9-1).


No. 3 Oklahoma 5, California 3

In San Diego, Garrett Buechele had three hits and two RBI to lead Oklahoma past Cal at Tony Gywnn Stadium. The Sooners are 13-0 for the first time in program history. Buechele’s two-run single in the third put OU ahead to stay. Burch Smith (2-0, 7.1 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the victory, while Jack Mayfield (1.2 IP, 3 BB, 2 K) notched his third save. Max White had two hits, including a double, one run and one RBI for the Sooners. Tony Renda had two hits, with a double, and one run for the Golden Bears (6-3).


No. 8 TCU 8, Texas Tech 6
In Lubbock, Texas, Aaron Schultz and Josh Elander each drove in runs in the seventh as TCU slipped past Texas Tech to capture their series. The Horned Frogs (6-4) built a 6-0 lead behind Jantzen Witte's three RBI, but the Red Raiders (8-4) chased Steven Maxwell by exploding for six runs in the fifth - five players each drove in a run. Stefan Crichton tossed 3.1 scoreless innings to pick up his first collegiate win, and Erik Miller picked up his second save for the Frogs.


No. 9 Arizona State 4, Kansas 3

In Surprise, Ariz., Riccio Torrez knocked in three to lead Arizona State past Kansas at Surprise Stadium. Torrez had a run-scoring single to spark a two-run third for the Sun Devils (8-2). Alex DeLeon launched a three-run homer in the fourth for the Jayhawks (4-6). Torrez had a tying sacrifice fly in the fifth and another sac fly in the seventh that gave ASU the lead for good. Mike Lambson (1-1) allowed one hit over the final three innings with six strikeouts to register the win.


No. 11 LSU 7, Princeton 2

In Baton Rouge, La., Kevin Gausman allowed one unearned run in six innings as LSU defeated Princeton at Alex Box Stadium. Gausman (2-0) gave up three hits and struck out a career-high nine. Raph Rhymes went 2 for 3 with two doubles and three runs, while Tyler Hanover drove in two for the home Tigers (11-0). Mike Ford had a run-scoring single in the fourth for Princeton (0-2).


No. 12 Virginia 4, Rider 1

In Charlottesville, Va., Tyler Wilson fanned seven in 6.2 innings as Virginia defeated Rider at Davenport Field. Wilson (3-0) allowed four hits, three walks and one run. Branden Kline worked two hitless innings with two strikeouts to register the save. The Broncs (2-4) scored in the top of the second before the Cavaliers (11-1) got one in the second, two in the third and one in the seventh. Ryan Levine went 2 for 3 with one run and two RBI. John Ralston knocked in the lone run for Rider.


No. 12 Virginia 14, Cornell 2

In Charlottesville, Va., Cody Winiarski tossed seven scoreless innings as Virginia overwhelmed Cornell at Davenport Field. Winiarski (2-1) allowed three hits and fanned five. David Coleman went 3 for 4 with five RBI. Ryan Levine had three hits and three runs for the Cavaliers (12-1). Mickey Brodsky went 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI for the Big Red (0-3).


No. 13 Cal State Fullerton 7, USC 3

In Fullerton, Calif., Tyler Pill struck out seven as Cal State Fullerton clinched a series victory over USC at Goodwin Field. Pill (1-0) allowed three hits, three runs (two earned) and two walks. Anthony Trajano (2 R), Nick Ramirez and Walker Moore each had two hits and two RBI for the Titans (7-3). Richy Pedroza had three hits and two runs for Fullerton. Matt Foat knocked in two for the Trojans (3-7).


No. 19 Rice 1, No. 15 Texas A&M 0

In Houston, Austin Kubitza pitched a six-hit shutout as Rice nipped Texas A&M in the Houston College Classic in front of 9,987 fans at Minute Maid Park. Kubitza (1-0) did not walk a batter and struck out seven. J.T. Chargois doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Craig Manuel in the bottom of the third for the Owls (8-4). Krey Bratsen had two hits for the Aggies (8-3). Michael Wacha (2-1, 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB) struck out seven for A&M.


Long Beach State 7, No. 16 Oregon 6 (12)

In Long Beach, Calif., LBSU scored five in the bottom of the ninth and plated the game-winner in the 12th in defeating Oregon. Tyler Kuresa had a two-run single in a three-run third and the Ducks (5-5) added two in the fifth in building a 5-0 lead. Oregon led 6-1 in the ninth before Michael Hill had a two-run double started the rally in the bottom of the frame and Jeff McNeil scored on a wild pitch to knot the score at 6. Ino Patron (2 for 6, 2 R) had a leadoff double in the 12th and Jeff Yamaguchi brought him home to give the Dirtbags (4-6) the win.


No. 17 North Carolina 18-11, Stony Brook 4-6
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Levi Michael homered and drove in three runs in each game as North Carolina swept a doubleheader from Stony Brook. In the first game, Tom Zengel doubled and drove in four, and Michael went 2 for 5 with a homer and three RBI as the Tar Heels built a 12-0 lead in the first three innings. Colin Moran and Jacob Stallings each had two hits, two runs and two RBI, and Jesse Wierzbicki and Brian Holberton (2-run homer) each added two RBI. Michael ripped his second homer of the year and Moran added another two hits and three RBI in Game 2. This time, UNC built a 5-0 lead, but William Carmona (2 for 5, HR, 3 RBI) and the Seawolves (2-4) chipped away and took a 6-5 lead in the seventh. Carolina (11-1) responded with a six-run seventh, fueled by Stallings' two-run single and Moran's two-run double.


No. 18 Arkansas 13, Milwaukee 9

In Fayetteville, Ark., Dominic Gicociello went 3 for 5 with a career-high five RBI as Arkansas outscored Milwaukee at Baum Stadium. DJ Baxendale (3-0) tossed 4.2 scoreless innings in relief for the Razorbacks (9-1) with one hit and five strikeouts. James McCann also had three hits for Arkansas. Jonathan Capasso went 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for the Panthers (1-6).


No. 20 UC Irvine 8, Saint Mary’s 7 (11)

In Moraga, Calif., D.J. Crumlich doubled and came home on a wild pitch in the top of the 11th as UC Irvine outlasted Saint Mary’s at Louis Guisto Field. Jordan Leyland had a three-run homer in a four-run fifth as the Anteaters (8-1) took a 7-3 lead. Brenden Kalfus had a three-run double in the sixth as the Gaels (3-6) pulled to within one and Patrick Wisdom drove in the tying run with a double in the eighth. Crumlich and Jordan Fox both had two hits and two runs for UCI. Michael Gastelum went 4 for 5 with one RBI, while Kalfus added three hits for SMC.



(photo by Jimmy Jones)