April 10, 2011

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Davies goes 4 for 4 as Georgia Tech outscores Virginia

Oregon State completes sweep of ASU, North Carolina wins series at FSU


In Atlanta, Kyle Davies went 4 for 4 with two doubles three RBI as No. 12 Georgia Tech salvaged the finale of its ACC series with second-ranked Virginia with a 10-8 win Sunday afternoon in front of 1,525 fans at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Yellow Jackets (12-3, 24-9) scored in six of the first seven innings. Kyle Wren had three hits, one run and one RBI, while Mott Hyde and Brandon Thomas both homered and scored twice for Tech. Buck Farmer (6-1, 7 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K) was the starter and winner, while Luke Bard (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K) got his fourth save. Keith Werman (2 for 3, 3 RBI), Jared King (3 for 5, 2 R) and David Coleman (2 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) led the offense for the Cavaliers (13-2, 31-3), who snapped a 12-game win streak.


No. 20 Oregon State 9, No. 5 Arizona State 6

In Corvallis, Ore., Ryan Dunn had a double, a homer and three RBI as Oregon State swept its Pac-10 series from Arizona State in front of 2,475 fans at Goss Stadium. It was the first-ever sweep for the Beavers (5-1, 24-7) over the Sun Devils (5-4, 22-9) in Corvallis and the first over ASU since 1966. The Devils were swept in a Pac-10 set for the first time since 1999. OSU scored multiple runs in each of the first three innings in building a 7-5 lead. Carter Bell went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI, while Tyler Smith went 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI for the Beavers. Riccio Torrez went 2 for 4 and drove in four, while Deven Marrero had three hits, including a homer, for ASU. James Nygren (5-1, 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K) got the win in relief, while Matt Boyd got the final four outs for his third save.


No. 10 North Carolina 7, No. 8 Florida State 6

In Tallahassee, Fla., Colin Moran drove in two in a seven-run third as North Carolina won its ACC series against Florida State in front of a crowd of 4,534 at Dick Howser Stadium. The Seminoles (9-6, 23-9) tallied single runs in the first and second before the eruption by the Tar Heels (12-3, 29-5). FSU put up a pair in both the fifth and sixth, but came up one run short. Moran finished with three hits and a run, while Ben Bunting, Tommy Coyle and Jacob Stallings each had two hits, one run and one RBI. James Ramsey went 3 for 5 with one RBI for the Seminoles. Greg Holt (6-0, 4.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K) picked up the win in relief, while Michael Morin allowed two hits and fanned five over the final three innings to earn his second save. FSU’s streak of 25 straight Sunday victories came to an end.


No. 1 Vanderbilt 11, Alabama 6

In Nashville, Tenn., Curt Casali and Bryan Johns both homered in a six-run seventh as Vanderbilt completed its first SEC sweep of Alabama since 1986. Casali belted a three-run dinger in the seventh and drove in four for the Commodores (10-2, 30-3). Mike Yastrzemski finished with three hits and three runs for Vanderbilt. Corey Williams (1-0, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) got the win in relief. Taylor Dugas went 3 for 5 with a homer and two runs for the Crimson Tide (7-5, 21-13).


No. 4 Florida 3, Mississippi State 1

In Starkville, Miss., Preston Tucker had a two-run single with two gone in the top of the seventh to break a 1-1 tie and carry Florida to an SEC series win over Mississippi State in front of 6,453 fans at Dudy Noble Field. The Bulldogs (5-7, 21-11) loaded the bases with one away in the bottom of the ninth, but Austin Maddox got the final two outs for his first save. Wes Thigpen drove in Jonathan Ogden with a single in the second for the lone run for MSU. Maddox (2 for 4) tied it in the fourth with a base hit. Steven Rodriguez (2-1) struck out three in 1.2 innings of hitless relief to record the victory.


No. 6 Texas A&M 14, Texas Tech 8

In Lubbock, Texas, Adam Smith homered and drove in four as Texas A&M outscored Texas Tech to take the Big 12 seriesin front of 3,086 fans at Dan Law Field. Smith had a three-run dinger in a four-run second as the Aggies (9-3, 24-8) took the lead for good. Jacob House went 3 for 4 with four runs and two RBI, while Krey Bratsen was 3 for 5 with three runs for A&M. Kelby Tomlinson had three hits and three RBI, while Nick Popescu went 3 for 4 with three runs for the Red Raiders (5-7, 20-13). Ross Stripling (6-2, 6 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 4 ER) struck out nine with no walks to record the victory.


No. 7 Texas 5, Baylor 2

In Austin, Texas, Texas erased an early two-run deficit to win its Big 12 series against Baylor at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Landis Ware drove in two with a base hit in the top of the second as the Bears (5-7, 18-15) took a 2-0 advantage. Erich Weiss had a RBI single in the fifth for the Longhorns (9-3, 24-8) and Alex Silver tied it in the sixth with a base hit. Tant Shepherd (2 for 3) ripped a two-run double and scored in the seventh as Texas took its first lead. Sam Stafford (5-0) struck out the final batter in the top of the seventh to pick up the win. Corey Knebel fanned two over the final two hitless innings to notch his eighth save. Jordan Etier and Paul Montalbano both had two hits for the Longhorns.


Kansas State 6, No. 9 Oklahoma 2

In Manhattan, Kan., Jared King had a two-run single to cap a five-run fifth as Kansas State won its Big12 series against Oklahoma at Tointon Family Stadium. It was the first series win for the Wildcats (4-8, 18-12) over the Sooners (6-5, 24-8) since 2001. OU tallied single runs in the second and third before KSU erupted in the fifth. An error plated the first run and Tanner Witte squeezed in the tying run. The Wildcats took the lead on a balk before the base hit by King (2 for 4) made it 5-2. Evan Marshall (3-3) pitched 3.2 scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and three strikeouts to register the win. Ricky Eisenberg went 2 for 4, while Casey Johnson went deep for the Sooners.


No. 11 Fresno State 5, San Jose State 3

In San Jose, Calif., Jordan Ribera and Dusty Robinson homered as Fresno State defeated San Jose State to split their WAC series. Robinson (2 for 3) had a solo shot in the fourth to give the Bulldogs (2-2, 22-5) a 1-0 advantage. A two-run dinger by Tyler Christian in the bottom of the frame gave the Spartans (2-2, 21-11) a 2-1 lead. Garrett Weber’s RBI single in the fifth tied it at 2-2. Ribera blasted a three-run shot with two gone in the seventh to give FSU a 5-2 edge. Danny Stienstra had two hits, one walk and one RBI for SJSU. Cody Kendall (4-0, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K) earned the win in relief, while Charlie Robertson (1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB) worked the ninth for his 10th save.


No. 13 Cal State Fullerton 10, UC Irvine 4

In Fullerton, Calif., Michael Lorenzen and Carlos Lopez both drove in three as Cal State Fullerton won its Big West series against UC Irvine in front of 2,084 fans at Goodwin Field. The Anteaters (4-2, 20-8) scored four in the top of the fifth to take a 4-2 advantage. Lorenzen (2 for 4, 3 R) belted a three-run triple in the bottom of the frame to give the Titans (5-1, 23-9) the lead for good. Lopez (2 for 3) had a two-run single in a three-run sixth as Fullerton took a 9-4 lead. Tyler Pill went 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI. Pill fanned six in 4.1 innings on the mound. Dylan Floro (4-2, 4.2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 K) got the win in relief.


No. 14 TCU 6, New Mexico 2

In Fort Worth, Texas, Steven Maxwell pitched his first complete game as TCU won its Mountain West series with New Mexico at Lupton Stadium. Maxwell (5-0) allowed nine hits and two runs with no walks and eight strikeouts. Sam Wilson tripled and scored in the third as the Lobos took the early lead. Josh Elander (2 for 4, 2 RBI) had a RBI double and scored the go-ahead run in the fourth for the Horned Frogs (7-2, 22-10). Jason Coats had a run-scoring double and came home in the seventh as TCU built a 6-1 lead. Taylor Featherston finished with two hits and two runs for the Frogs. Kyle Stiner went 3 for 4 and Luke Campbell hit his third home run for New Mexico.


USC 6, No. 15 Stanford 2

In Los Angeles, Logan Odom tossed seven scoreless innings with a career-high eight strikeouts as USC won its Pac-10 series from Stanford at Dedeaux Field. Odom (3-4) scattered six hits and worked around five walks. The Trojans (4-5, 13-19) scored in each of the first three innings and added two in the sixth for a 4-0 lead. The Cardinal (3-3, 15-9) got a two-run single from Zach Jones (2 for 4) in the eighth. Kevin Roundtree went 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI, and Ricky Oropesa drove in two for USC. Stephen Piscotty and Dave Giulianni both had two hits for Stanford.


Arizona 10-7, No. 16 California 8-17

In Tucson, Ariz., Robert Refsnyder homered and drove in four in the opener as Arizona clinched a Pac-10 series win over California at Kindall Field/Sancet Stadium. The Golden Bears (6-3, 20-9) won the nightcap to avoid the sweep. Refsnyder went 3 for 4 with two runs, while Josh Garcia went 4 for 5 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for the Wildcats (4-4, 22-10). Tony Renda went 4 for 5 with one run and one RBI for Cal. In the second game, Vince Bruno went 4 for 6 with two runs and three RBI to lead the Bears. Cal scored four in the first, five in the fifth and six in the eighth. Mitch Delfino had two hits, including a dinger, and three runs for the Bears. Refsnyder and Bobby Brown both had three hits, one run and two RBI for Arizona.


No. 17 Southern Miss 8, Memphis 5

In Memphis, Tenn., Adam Doleac launched a grand slam and B.A. Vollmuth added a two-run shot as Southern Miss avoided the Conference USA sweep to Memphis at FedExPark. Phillip Chapman (2 for 5) had a three-run homer in the first and the Tigers (3-3, 19-12) added two in the second to take a 5-0 lead. The Golden Eagles (6-3, 23-8) scratched for one in the sixth and the slam by Doleac (3 for 5, 2 R) in the seventh tied it at 5. Vollmuth’s two-run dinger an inning later gave Southern Miss its first lead. Drew Martinez went 3 for 5 with two runs and one RBI for Memphis. Dillon Day (1-0) tossed five scoreless innings in relief with four hits and four strikeouts to get his first win.


Arkansas 5, No. 18 LSU 4

In Fayetteville, Ark., Kyle Robinson’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth gave Arkansas its second straight walk-off win and a SEC series sweep of LSU in front of 7,842 on-lookers at Baum Stadium. The Razorbacks (6-6, 23-8) led 3-0 before Austin Nola belted a grand slam in the top of the sixth to give the Tigers (3-9, 21-11) a 4-3 advantage. James McCann singled and scored in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at 4. Tim Carver had a two-run homer in the fourth and drove in three for Arkansas. Mikie Mahtook went 2 for 3 with a run for LSU. Cade Lynch (3-1, 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K) got the win in relief.


Washington State 3, No. 19 UCLA 2

In Pullman, Wash., Washington State scored three in the bottom of the ninth to salvage the Pac-10 series finale from UCLA at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Cougars (2-7, 13-14) were held to one hit over the first eight innings. Collin Slaybaugh got a leadoff single in the ninth and moved to second on an infield single by Cody Bartlett. Both runners moved up on a sacrifice by Brett Jacobs. Taylor Ard’s base hit up the middle tied it at 2. Ard was thrown out at second trying to advance on a pitch that bounced for the second out. Derek Jones tripled off the wall in center and scored on a base hit by Jason Monda. Adam Plutko (8 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K) got the no-decision for the Bruins (7-2, 16-11) after a brilliant outing. Paris Shewey (1-0, 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K) got the win in relief. UCLA got its runs in the fifth on RBIs by Dean Espy and Cody Regis. Jeff Gelalich and Pat Valaika both had two hits for the Bruins.