March 29, 2011

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Perfect game by Will Roberts of Virginia

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Florida State rallies to edge Florida in Jacksonville

Vanderbilt tops UT-Martin, Mercer stops Georgia Tech, Charlotte nips UNC


In Jacksonville, Fla., No. 8 Florida State scored the go-ahead run on a misplayed infield fly in the sixth and Stuart Tapley added a two-run homer in the eighth to edge fourth-ranked Florida 5-2 Tuesday in front of 10,078 fans at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Mike Zunino had a run-scoring double in the first and a sacrifice fly in the third as the Gators (21-5) took a 2-0 lead. James Ramsey (2 for 4) had a two-run double in the fourth as the Seminoles (19-6) tied it at 2. Scott Sitz (3-1, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the win in relief, while Mike McGee walked one and struck out two in the ninth for his fourth save.


No. 1 Vanderbilt 10, UT-Martin 3

In Nashville, Tenn., Sam Lind had a two-run single to key a four-run first as Vanderbilt topped UT-Martin at Hawkins Field. The Commodores (23-3) scored in five of their eight at-bats. Lind finished with three hits, including a double, two runs and three RBI. Anthony Gomez tripled in his final plate appearance to extend his hit streak to 21. T.J. Pecoraro (4-0, 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K) earned the victory. Phil Sorensen, Erik Larsen and Matt Young each had two hits for the Skyhawks (5-19).


Mercer 4, No. 10 Georgia Tech 2

In Atlanta, Evan Boyd had a two-run double with two gone in the eighth to snap a 2-2 tie and lift Mercer past Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium. The loss for the Yellow Jackets (21-5) broke a 16-game win streak, the longest in the nation. Russell Moses (2-1, 4 H, 3 K) pitched 5.1 scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory. Billy Burns and Derrick Workman both had a hit and one RBI for the Bears (18-9). Kyle Wren had two hits and a run, while Matt Skole went 3 for 4 with one RBI for Tech.


Charlotte 4, No. 11 North Carolina 3

In Charlotte, N.C., Miguel Rodriguez had two hits and two RBI as Charlotte nipped North Carolina in front of 1,667 fans at Hayes Stadium. The 49ers (20-6) scored one in the second on a base hit by Rodriguez and three in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Rodriguez and a two-run double by Shane Basen. The Tar Heels (23-4) tallied two in the third on a base hit by Ben Bunting and a double by Tommy Coyle, who homered in the seventh to make it a one-run contest. Chad Rothlin (2-2, 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 3 K) picked up the win in relief, while Tyler Pilkington walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth for his first save.


No. 7 Texas 2, Oral Roberts 1

In Austin, Texas, Kevin Lusson had a two-run double in the second as Texas nipped Oral Roberts in front of 5,435 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Brandon King had a run-scoring groundout for the Golden Eagles (8-10) in the fifth. Andrew McKirahan (3-0, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) earned the win in relief, while Corey Knebel (2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) registered his sixth save. Tant Shepherd had two hits and one run for the Longhorns (18-7). Nick Baligod went 3 for 4 for ORU.


No. 13 Cal State Fullerton 5, UCLA 3

In Fullerton, Calif., Tyler Pill and Carlos Lopez both knocked in two as Cal State Fullerton slipped past UCLA in a rematch of the 2010 NCAA Super Regional. Pill had two RBI singles and Lopez had a two-run base hit in a three-run first as the Titans (17-8) won for the fifth straight time and ninth in the past 10. Richy Pedroza had two hits and two runs for Fullerton. Colin O’Connell (3-2, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K) earned the win, while Raymond Hernandez (3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) recorded his first save. Dean Espy had two hits and one run, while Marc Navarro drove in two for the Bruins (11-9).


No. 15 Stanford 16, Saint Mary’s 14

In Stanford, Calif., Jake Stewart went 3 for 4 with four runs and four RBI as Stanford outscored Saint Mary’s at Sunken Diamond. The Cardinal (11-6) built a 10-2 lead after six before the Gaels (9-12) scored seven in the top of the seventh to pull within one. Stanford responded with six in the bottom of the frame and held on as Saint Mary’s put up five in the ninth. Stephen Piscotty had three hits and three RBI, while Lonnie Kauppila went 4 for 6 with three runs and two RBI for the Cardinal. Patrick Wisdom went 4 for 5 with two runs and two RBI, while Chris Murphy drove in three for the Gaels. Danny Sandbrink (1-0) tossed three hitless innings with three strikeouts to earn the win. Scott Snodgress got the final two outs for his second save.


No. 16 Arizona 12, New Mexico 3

In Tucson, Ariz., Arizona scored 11 in the fifth to defeat New Mexico at Kindall Field/Sancet Stadium. The Lobos (9-16) scored two in the top of the fifth to take a 2-1 lead before the Wildcats (18-7) exploded in the bottom of the frame. Cole Frenzel (4 for 5, 2 2B, 1 R, 2 RBI), Jett Bandy (1 for 4, 1 2B, 1 R, 3 RBI) and Bryce Ortega (1 for 1, 3 BB, 3 R) led the Arizona offense. Alex Allbritton had two hits and two runs for New Mexico.


No. 17 California 4, San Francisco 0

In San Francisco, Kevin Miller and Matt Flemer combined on a one-hit shutout as Cal blanked San Francisco at Benedetti Diamond. Miller (3-1) allowed one hit and three walks in eight innings with a career-best 15 strikeouts. Flemer walked one in a hitless ninth. Chadd Krist had a run-scoring double in the first and scored on a triple by Devon Rodriguez as the Golden Bears (17-5) took a 2-0 lead. Cal added single runs in the eighth and ninth. Marcus Semien had two hits and one run for the Bears. Stephen Yarrow had a single in the first for the lone hit for the Dons (11-14).


No. 20 Clemson 11, Georgia 5

In Clemson, S.C., Richie Shaffer capped a seven-run sixth with a grand slam as Clemson outscored Georgia at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The Bulldogs (11-14) led 4-1 after four before Chris Epps (2 for 2, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI) homered in the fifth and the Tigers (14-9) erupted for seven in the sixth for a 9-4 advantage. Shaffer finished with two hits and three runs for Clemson. Levi Hyams went 1 for 2 with three walks and two runs for Georgia.


Southeastern Louisiana 9, Southern 0 (forfeit)

In Baton Rouge, La., Southeastern Louisiana received a forfeit victory over Southern at Lee-Hines Field. According to a release by Southeastern Louisiana, the Lions (16-9) trailed 2-1 in the top of the eighth with runners on first and second with no outs. Play was suspended by home plate umpire Anthony DeRousselle due to lightning. Nearly one hour later, the Jaguars refused to return to the field. click here for Baton Rouge Advocate game story