March 26, 2011

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No. 3 Virginia sweeps DH and ACC series from Maryland

Florida nips South Carolina, Fresno State wins in 22, Vandy beats Arkansas


In Charlottesville, Va., third-ranked Virginia completed a doubleheader and ACC series sweep of Maryland by identical scores of 4-2 Saturday at Davenport Field. In the opener, the Terrapins (1-8, 11-13) scored single runs in the first and third before the Cavaliers (8-1, 24-2) got one in the seventh and three in the eighth. Steven Proscia went 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for UVa. Ryan Holland had two hits and one RBI for Maryland. Tyler Wilson (7.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 11 K) started for the Cavs, while Kyle Crockett (0.2 IP, 1 K) earned the win in relief and Branden Kline (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) recorded his ninth save. In the nightcap, Maryland got single runs in the first and second before Virginia put up four in the second. Chris Taylor (2 for 4) had a two-run triple for the Cavs. Kyle Convissar had two hits and a run for the Terps.


No. 1 Florida 2, No. 5 South Carolina 1

In Gainesville, Fla., Kamm Washington homered in the seventh to break a 1-1 tie and help Florida even its SEC series with South Carolina in front of 4,859 fans at McKethan Stadium. Hudson Randall (4-0) went the distance for the Gators (4-1, 21-3), allowing five singles and one unearned run with no walks and four strikeouts. He retired the final 19 Gamecocks (3-2, 17-5). Jake Williams singled and scored in the second for South Carolina. Nolan Fontana tied it with a sac fly in the third. Jackie Bradley, Jr., had two hits for the Gamecocks.


No. 18 Fresno State 3, San Diego 2 (22)

In Fresno, Calif., Garrett Weber knocked in the game-winner in the bottom of the 22nd as Fresno State outlasted San Diego. The game took 7:12 and was the longest in Bulldog history for both innings and time. It was the third-longest in NCAA Division I history, with the record being 25 innings between Texas and Boston College in 2009. The Toreros (4-16) got a RBI single by Corey LeVier in the first and a sacrifice by Kris Bryant (3 for 8) in the fifth to take a 2-0 lead. Brennan Gowens had a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth for the Bulldogs (16-2) to force the extra frames. Weber and Danny Muno both had four hits for FSU. Zach Sullivan went 5 for 9 for USD. Four Torero pitchers combined for 28 strikeouts.


No. 2 Vanderbilt 4, No. 19 Arkansas 1

In Fayetteville, Ark., Grayson Garvin fanned six in eight innings as Vanderbilt evened its SEC series with Arkansas at Baum Stadium. Garvin (4-1) allowed two hits and one run with two walks. Navery Moore gave up one walk and struck out two in the ninth for his fifth save. Jason Esposito (2 for 4) had a two-run single in a three-run third for the Commodores. Vanderbilt added its final run in the fifth. Tony Kemp went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Commodores. James McCann homered in the seventh for the Razorbacks.


Oklahoma State 3, No. 4 Texas 1

In Stillwater, Okla., Brad Propst pitched a complete game as Oklahoma State evened its Big 12 series with Texas at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. Propst (4-1) allowed seven hits and one run with no walks and six strikeouts. The Cowboys (2-3, 17-6) scored one in the second and two in the seventh. Jared Womack had a double, a triple and one run, while Davis Duren went 2 for 4 with one RBI for OSU. Erich Weiss had three hits and scored in the ninth for the Longhorns (4-1, 17-6).


No. 6 Arizona State 5, No. 15 Arizona 1

In Tempe, Ariz., Brady Rodgers allowed two hits in seven innings as Arizona State evened its Pac-10 series with Arizona in front of a sellout crowd at Packard Stadium. Rodgers (3-1) gave up one run with one walk and five strikeouts. Xorge Carrillo (3 for 4, 3 RBI) had a two-run double in a four-run second for the Sun Devils (1-1, 17-6). Seth Mejias-Brean had a RBI single in the fourth for the Wildcats (1-1, 17-6). ASU tallied its final run in the eighth. Deven Marrero went 3 for 4 with two runs for the Devils.


Wake Forest 8, No. 7 Florida State 0

In Tallahassee, Fla., Tim Cooney fanned 11 in 7.2 innings as Wake Forest evened its ACC series with Florida State at Dick Howser Stadium. Cooney (3-1) allowed five hits and one walk. Michael Dimock allowed one hit and struck out one over the final 1.1 innings to preserve the shutout. Mac Williamson had a three-run homer in the first and the Demon Deacons (5-3, 17-6) added two in the second to take control. Pat Blair (3 for 4) and Steven Brooks (2 for 5) both scored three for WFU. James Ramsey had two hits for the Seminoles (5-3, 17-6).


No. 8 Texas A&M 11, Kansas 1

In College Station, Texas, Krey Bratsen went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI as Texas A&M clinched a Big 12 series victory over Kansas in front of a crowd of 4,303 at Olsen Field. The Aggies (4-1, 18-5) scored two in the second, third and fifth, added one in the seventh and four in the eighth. Tyler Naquin had three hits and three runs, while Jacob House knocked in three. Jimmy Waters had two hits and a run for the Jayhawks (2-3, 10-12). Michael Wacha (4-1, 7 H, 1 UE, 1 BB) tossed a complete game, with nine strikeouts in nine innings.


No. 11 TCU 16, Houston 10

In Fort Worth, Texas, Brance Rivera had four RBI and four hits to extend his hit streak to 22 as TCU evened its series with Houston in front of 4,734 fans at Lupton Stadium. Jason Coats had a three-run double to cap a seven-run sixth as the Horned Frogs (14-8) erased a 9-2 deficit and took a 10-9 lead. TCU added two in the seventh and four in the eighth. Aaron Schultz had three hits and two runs for the Frogs. Chase Jensen had two hits and three RBI for the Cougars (12-12). Matt Purke (4 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) started for TCU, while Trent Appleby (2-1, 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the win.


No. 12 Georgia Tech 12, Miami (Fla.) 3 (10)

In Coral Gables, Fla., Evan Martin had a pinch-hit two-run homer to spark a nine-run outburst in the top of the 10th as Georgia Tech topped Miami in ACC action at Alex Rodriguez Park to extend its win streak to 15, the top in the nation. Matt Hyde (5 RBI) and Jake Davies (2 for 4, 2 R) also went deep for the Yellow Jackets (8-0, 20-4). Devin Stanton (1-0) got a strikeout to end the ninth to earn his first win. Dale Carey had two hits and two RBI for the Hurricanes (6-2, 14-10).


No. 13 North Carolina 11, Duke 2

In Chapel Hill, N.C., North Carolina used an eight-run eighth to pull away from Duke and clinch an ACC series win at Boshamer Stadium. Jesse Wierzbicki had a two-run double in the fourth and added a two-run single to start the eighth-inning outburst for the Tar Heels (6-2, 22-3). Ben Bunting had two hits and three runs for UNC. Jeff Kremer went 2 for 4 for the Blue Devils (2-6, 15-10). Kent Emanuel (4-1, 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K) earned the win, while Greg Holt (3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K) registered his second save.


Gonzaga 3, No. 14 UC Irvine 0

In Spokane, Wash., Tyler Olson and Andy Hunter combined on the shutout as Gonzaga blanked UC Irvine at the Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field for its eighth straight win. Olson (3-1) allowed six hits and two walks in 6.1 innings with seven strikeouts. Hunter tossed 2.2 hitless innings with one walk and three punchouts for his first save. Marco Gonzales drew a bases-loaded walk in the first for the Bulldogs (12-7-1). He walked and scored in the third to make it 2-0. Royce Bolinger (2 for 4) doubled and scored in the seventh for the final run. Cameron Edman had two hits for Fresno State. Brian Hernandez and Sean Madigan both had two hits for the Anteaters (14-5).


No. 16 Cal State Fullerton 4-4, Hawaii 2-2

In Honolulu, Chad Wallach had a pinch-hit single in the sixth to snap a 2-2 tie in the nightcap as Cal State Fullerton swept a doubleheader from Hawaii at Les Murakami Stadium. Alex Trajano had three hits, while Nick Ramirez had two hits, including a homer, and two runs for the Titans (15-8). Jeffrey Van Doornum and Michael Blake both had two hits and a run for the Rainbows (11-12). In the opener, Tyler Pill (3-0) was perfect through six, matching a career best with 11 strikeouts. He allowed two hits and two runs in the seventh and final inning of the contest. Michael Lorensen drove in a pair, while Ivory Thomas homered and scored twice for Fullerton. Piā€™ikea Kitamura had a RBI double and scored for Hawaii.


NC State 5, No. 17 Clemson 3

In Raleigh, N.C., Rob Chamra and Chris Overman combined to allow one hit in 6.2 scoreless innings of relief as NC State secured an ACC series win over Clemson at Doak Field at Dail Park. Chamra (4-0) allowed one hits and two walks in five innings with five strikeouts. Overman fanned two of the final five hitters for his first save. Brett Williams had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the fourth to snap a 3-3 tie. Andrew Ciencin had two hits, including a homer, and two RBI for the Wolfpack (3-5, 14-10). Phil Pohl had two hits and one RBI for the Tigers (3-5, 12-9).


No. 20 Stanford 6, Long Beach State 1

In Stanford, Calif., Tyler Gaffney and Kenny Diedroeger both drove in two as Stanford evened its series with Long Beach State at Sunken Diamond. Jordan Pries (3-1, 7 IP, 5 H, 1 UE, 3 BB, 7 K) earned the victory. Diekreger (2 for 4, 2 R) had a RBI single and Gaffney added a two-run double in a three-run fifth as the Cardinal (9-6) took a 5-1 lead. Jeff McNeil had two hits for the Dirtbags (12-10).