March 23, 2011

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Beary drives in four as South Carolina outscores URI

Arizona State thumps Fullerton, Stetson wins at Florida State in 11


In Columbia, S.C., Robert Beary went 4 for 6 with a homer and four RBI as No. 4 South Carolina outscored Rhode Island 17-8 Wednesday evening in front of 6,397 fans at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks (16-4) scored multiple runs in five of the first six innings, including six in the first and four in the second. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (2 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Adrian Morales (3 for 5, 3 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for South Carolina. Tom Coulombe had two hits, including a homer, and two runs for the Rams (9-8). Jose Mata (2-0, 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 K) earned the win in relief.


No. 6 Arizona State 10, No. 16 Cal State Fullerton 1

In Fullerton, Calif., Zack Wilson had a three-run homer in the third which helped Arizona State split its two-game series at Cal State Fullerton in front of 1,241 fans at Goodwin Field. The Sun Devils (16-5) scored in each of the first four innings in building an 8-1 advantage. Wilson drove in four for the day, while Riccio Torrez went 3 for 5 with three runs and one RBI for ASU. Michael Lorenzen homered in the second for the lone run for the Titans (12-8). Alex Blackford (2-0, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K) was the starter and winner for the Devils.


Stetson 6, No. 7 Florida State 4

In Tallahassee, Fla., Ryan Lashley had a run-scoring double in the top of the 11th to lead Stetson past Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium. Lashley (2 for 5, 2 R) scored an insurance run to give the Hatters (18-4) a two-run lead. Robbie Powell (4-0, 3.2 IP, 5 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 5 K) shut down the Seminoles (16-5) in the bottom of the frame to earn the victory. Ben Carhart crushed a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to give Stetson a 4-3 lead. FSU got an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra frames. Robert Crews had two hits and two runs for the Hatters. James Ramsey had three hits, including a homer, and two RBI, while Rafael Lopez also contributed three hits for the Seminoles.


No. 1 Florida 10, Winthrop 0

In Gainesville, Fla., Alex Panteliodis and four relievers combined on the four-hit shutout as Florida blanked Winthrop in front of 2,847 fans at McKethan Stadium. Panteliodis (2-0, 6 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win, while Matt Campbell (1 IP, 1 H, 1 K), Keenan Kish (1 IP, 1 BB), Jonathon Crawford (0.1 IP, 2 K) and Nick Maronde (0.2 IP, 1 K) completed the shutout. The Gators (20-2) scored single runs in each of the first three innings before posting seven in the sixth. Preston Tucker had two hits, including a homer, and drove in three, while Josh Adams added two hits and three RBI for the Gators. Nolan Fontana and Mike Zunino both had two hits and two runs for Florida. Patrick Gamblin and Eddie Rohan both had a hit and a walk for the Eagles (9-11).


No. 3 Virginia 5, Towson 0

In Charlottesville, Va., Whit Mayberry and three relievers combined on a six-hit shutout as Virginia blanked Towson for a second straight day in front of 1,967 fans at Davenport Field. Mayberry (4-0) allowed four hits and one walk in five innings with four strikeouts. He was followed by Scott Silverstein (2 IP, 1 H, 2 K), Corey Hunt (1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) and Artie Lewicki (1 IP, 2 K). Keith Werman had two hits, including a double, and one run for the Cavaliers (21-2). John Hicks (1 R, 1 RBI) and Ryan Levine both added two hits for Virginia. Nick Natoli went 2 for 4 for the Tigers (6-14-1). It was the seventh shutout for the Cavaliers, the fourth-highest season total in program history.


No. 4 Texas 12, Houston Baptist 0

In Austin, Texas, Sam Stafford struck out six in four innings as Texas shut out Houston Baptist in front of a crowd of 5,359 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Stafford (3-0) allowed two hits and one walk. Josh Urban (2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) and Stayton Thomas (1 IP, 1 K) maintained the shutout in a seven-inning run-ruled game. The Longhorns (16-5) scored two in the first, three in the second and six in the third to take control. Brandon Loy and Tim Maitland both had two runs and two RBI. Beau Warren went 2 for 2 for the Huskies (1-18).


No. 13 North Carolina 4, High Point 0

In Chapel Hill, N.C., four hurlers combined on the four-hit shutout as North Carolina stopped High Point at Boshamer Stadium. Chris Munnelly (3-1, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB) was the starter and winner for the Tar Heels (20-3), while Andrew Smith (3 IP, 2 H, 2 K), Tate Parrish (1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K) and Shane Taylor (1.1 IP, 3 K) maintained the shutout. Brian Holberton (2 for 3) had a RBI double in the second and Colin Moran added a two-run homer in the fourth as UNC took control. Mike Mercurio went 2 for 4 for the Panthers (13-10).


UNLV 4, No. 14 UC Irvine 3

In Las Vegas, Richie Jimenez drove in two in the first as UNLV edged UC Irvine at Wilson Stadium. The Rebels (18-6) scored three in the first to take the early lead. The Anteaters (14-3) tied it with three in the top of the fourth before UNLV plated the game-winner in the bottom of the frame on a sacrifice fly by Hunter Beaty (2 for 3, 1 R). Travis Feiner had two hits, including a double, and one run for the Rebels. Drew Hillman had three hits and a run, while Jonathan Hurst drove in a pair for UCI. Max Javate (3-1, 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the victory, while Brady Zuniga (3 IP, 3 K) registered his first save.


No. 17 Clemson 9, Elon 2

In Clemson, S.C., Dominic Attanasio went 3 for 4 with a homer, three runs and two RBI as Clemson completed a two-game sweep of Elon in front of 3,302 spectators at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Spencer Kieboom, Richie Shaffer and Jeff Schaus each drove in two for the Tigers (12-7). Clemson scored multiple runs in three of the first four innings in building a 7-1 lead. Will Lamb (1-0, 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 K) was the starter and winner. Sebastian Gomez had two hits and one RBI, while Jake Luce added two hits and one run for the Phoenix (15-8).


No. 19 Arkansas 7, Memphis 3

In Memphis, Tenn., Matt Reynolds and Collin Kuhn both drove in two as Arkansas defeated Memphis in front of 5,127 fans at AutoZone Park. After the Tigers (11-8) scored one in the first, Reynolds had a two-run single to cap a five-run fifth. Kuhn added a two-run double in the sixth as the Razorbacks (17-4) built a 7-1 lead. Memphis put up a pair in the eighth to complete the scoring. Kyle Atkins and Tim Carver both scored twice for Arkansas. Phillip Chapman had two hits and two runs, while Chad Zurcher went 2 for 2 with three walks and one RBI for the Tigers.