March 22, 2011

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Ramirez, Kingsolver lead Fullerton past Arizona State

Price earns 500th win, Ragira of Stanford & Jamieson of Canisius hit for cycle


In Fullerton, Calif., Nick Ramirez and Austin Kingsolver both drove in two as No. 16 Cal State Fullerton topped No. 6 Arizona State 7-3 Tuesday in front of 1,744 fans at Goodwin Field. The Titans (12-7) scored in three of the first four innings in building a 7-1 lead. Ramirez had a two-run single in the first to give Fullerton the lead for good. Kingsolver had a RBI single in the second and drove in another in a four-run fourth. Richy Pedroza and Joe Terry both had two hits for the Titans. Austin Barnes (1 RBI) and Zach Wilson (1 R) both had two hits for the Sun Devils (15-5). Jake Floethe (2-1, 7.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 5 K) earned the victory.


Kansas 5, UALR 3

In Lawrence, Kan., Zac Elgie had two hits and two RBI as Kansas outlasted UALR at Hoglund Ballpark to give head coach Ritch Price his 500th Division I victory. Price had 217 wins in eight seasons at Cal Poly and is 283-230-2 in his ninth season with the Jayhawks (10-10). Elgie’s two-run double capped a three-run third as Kansas built a 4-0 lead. The Trojans (10-10) used a homer by Miles Parma (2 for 4) and a two-run single by Jake Rowell in the fifth to pull to within one. Wally Marceil (3-2, 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the win, while Frank Duncan pitched the ninth with one strikeouts to record his first save.


No. 20 Stanford 9, Santa Clara 1

In Stanford, Calif., Brian Ragira hit for the cycle as Stanford thumped Santa Clara. Ragira (5 for 5, 3 R, 3 RBI) had a run-scoring triple in the second, doubled and scored in the third, hit a two-run homer in the fourth and blooped a single into right in the sixth. Kenny Diekroeger (2 RBI) and Austin Wilson (1 R, 1 RBI) both had three hits for the Cardinal (8-5). Matt Ozanne had a sacrifice fly in the sixth for the Broncos (7-10).


Canisius 32, Morehead State 17

In Morehead, Ky., Sean Jamieson hit for the cycle and drove in a school-record nine as Canisius outscored Morehead State at Allen Field. The Golden Griffins (6-13) scored eight in the third, seven in the fifth and eight in the eighth. Jamieson homered to lead off the eighth to complete the cycle and added a three-run dinger later in the frame as he broke his own school record for RBI in a game. Ralph Alloco went 6 for 7 with four runs and six RBI for the Griffs. Luke Bainer (3 for 5, 4 RBI) homered twice for the Eagles (3-18).


No. 1 Florida 22, Winthrop 5

In Gainesville, Fla., Nolan Fontana drove in six as to lead Florida past Winthrop in front of 3,008 fans at McKethan Stadium. The Gators (19-2) scored multiple runs in seven of their eight at-bats. Fontana (3 for 5, 2 R) had a double and a homer for Florida. Mike Zunino (2 for 2, 1 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI), Josh Adams (3 for 3, 2 R, 2 RBI) and Brian Johnson (2 for 4, 2 R, 2 RBI) all went deep for the Gators. Eddie Rohan (2 for 3, 2 RBI) homered for the Eagles (9-10).


No. 2 Vanderbilt 11, Tennessee Tech 2

In Nashville, Tenn., Connor Harrell had a two-run homer to give Vanderbilt the lead for good against Tennessee Tech in front of 2,398 spectators at Hawkins Field. Harrell’s dinger in the fourth broke a 2-2 tie. The Commodores (20-2) added four in the seventh and three in the eighth. Harrell finished with two hits and three RBI. Mike Yastrzemski had two hits and two RBI for Vanderbilt. Anthony Gomez had two hits and extended his hit streak to 17 games. Evan Frazier had a two-run homer in the second for the Golden Eagles (8-13). T.J. Pecoraro (3-0, 2 IP, 1 BB, 2 K) picked up the win in relief.


No. 3 Virginia 6, Towson 0

In Charlottesville, Va., Chris Taylor went 3 for 5 with two doubles and two RBI as Virginia blanked Towson in front of 2,042 fans at Davenport Field. The Cavaliers (20-2) scored pairs in the fourth, fifth and eighth. Will Roberts (4-0, 5 IP, 6 H, 4 K) was the starter and winner, while Kyle Crockett (3 IP, 2 H, 4 K) and Austin Young (1 IP, 2 K) secured the shutout. John Hicks and Kenny Swab both had two hits for Virginia. Chris Wychock and Hunter Bennett both had two hits for the Tigers (6-13-1).


No. 4 South Carolina 24, College of Charleston 4

In Columbia, S.C., Adam Matthews homered twice and drove in eight to lead South Carolina past College of Charleston in front of a crowd of 6,555 at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks (15-4) scored seven in the second and eight in the third to take control. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (2 for 4, 3 R, 3 RBI) and Brady Thomas (3 RBI) also went deep for South Carolina. Adrian Morales went 3 for 3 with two walks and four runs for the Gamecocks. Rob Kral and Daniel Aldrich both homered for the Cougars (15-7). Colby Holmes (2-0, 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the win, while Patrick Sullivan (3 IP, 1 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 3 K) picked up the save.


Louisiana-Lafayette 11, No. 10 LSU 5

In Baton Rouge, La., Louisiana-Lafayette snapped a 3-3 tie with a six-run fifth to take control against LSU at Alex Box Stadium. Chris Sinclair had a run-scoring single in the fifth, followed by a RBI double by Jordan Bourque, a two-run single by Greg Fontenot (4 for 6, 3 R) and a two-run triple by Jordan Poirrier. Mike Petello (2 for 5, 2 R, 3 RBI) had a homer for the Ragin’ Cajuns (10-10). Raph Rhymes had three hits and one RBI, while Mason Katz (2 for 4, 2 R) went deep for the Tigers (16-5), who suffered their fourth straight home loss. Joey Satriano (4.1 IP, 2 H, 4 K) earned the win in relief.


No. 11 TCU 3, Texas State 1

In Fort Worth, Texas, TCU rallied with three in the bottom of the seventh to edge Texas State at Lupton Stadium. Aaron Schultz (2 for 4) had a run-scoring single to tie the game at 1-1. The final runs came in on an error. Kyle Kubitza walked and scored in the second for the Bobcats (15-5). Taylor Featherston, Jantzen Witte and Jimmie Pharr each had two hits for the Horned Frogs (13-7). Tyler Sibley had two hits for Texas State. Stefan Crighton (2-1) earned the win with two hitless innings in relief. Erik Miller worked around a walk in the ninth for his fifth save.


No. 12 Georgia Tech 15, Georgia 6

In Athens, Ga., Matt Skole homered twice and drove in a career-high eight as Georgia Tech outscored Georgia at Foley Field. Skole went 5 for 5 with a solo homer in the fourth and a grand slam in the ninth for the Yellow Jackets (18-4). Jake Davies (3 for 6) also went deep for Tech. while Kyle Wren (1 for 4, 3 BB) and Mott Hyde both scored three for the Jackets. Kyle Farmer had two hits and two RBI for the Bulldogs (9-12). Matt Grimes (4-1, 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 K) was the starter and winner for Tech.


No. 13 North Carolina 14, UNC Wilmington 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Colin Moran knocked in six as North Carolina overwhelmed UNC Wilmington at Boshamer Stadium. Moran had a three-run triple, a two-run homer and walked with the bases loaded as the Tar Heels (19-3) won their 10th straight against the Seahawks (12-9). Tommy Coyle had three hits and three runs for UNC. Matt Campbell went 2 for 4 for UNCW. Greg Holt (4-0, 1.1 IP, 2 K) earned the win in relief.


No. 18 Fresno State 3, Ohio State 2

In Fresno, Calif., Fresno State rallied for two in the bottom of the eighth to edge Ohio State. Aaron Judge and Austin Wynns both had RBI singles in the eighth for the Bulldogs (15-2). Kenny Wise went 3 for 3, including a run-scoring single in the third for Fresno State. Tyler Engle had a sacrifice fly in the third for the Buckeyes (6-8) and OSU took the lead in the top of the eighth. Matt Streng, David Corna and Greg Solomon each had two hits for the Buckeyes. Cody Kendall (2-0, 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 2 K) was the winner, while Charlie Robertson worked a perfect ninth for his eighth save.


No. 19 Arkansas 7, Memphis 2

In North Little Rock, Ark., Arkansas used a five-run eighth to rally past Memphis in front of 10,062 fans at Dickey-Stephens Park. James McCann homered in the seventh for the Razorbacks (16-4) to tie the game at 2. Tim Carver had a pinch-hit RBI single to snap the tie in the eighth, sparking the five-run outburst. Dominic Ficociello had two hits and two RBI for Arkansas. Chad Zurcher went 2 for 4 with one RBI for the Tigers (11-7). Randall Fant (1-1, 4 IP, 1 H, 3 K) earned the win for the Hogs.


Miami (Fla.) 4, UCF 1

In Coral Gables, Fla., Michael Broad belted a grand slam in the sixth to erase a 1-0 deficit and carry Miami past UCF. High school teammates Steven Ewing and Brian Adkins (University High School, Orlando) squared off on the mound. Ewing (2-1) got the win for the Hurricanes (13-8), fanning 12 in 7.1 innings with five hits, one walk and one run. Adkins (3-1) went six innings with six hits, four runs, two walks and three strikeouts. Derek Luciano had a leadoff homer in the third for the Knights (16-5).