April 16, 2011

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Bauer fans 13 as UCLA evens series with Arizona

Vanderbilt wins at South Carolina, Georgia upsets Florida


In Los Angeles, Trevor Bauer (left) went the distance with 13 strikeouts as No. 16 UCLA evened its Pac-10 series with No. 19 Arizona, winning 4-0 Saturday in front of 1,057 fans at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Bauer (7-1) allowed four hits and walked one in becoming the school’s career wins leader with 28.  Bauer has three complete games this season and eight in his career. The Bruins (8-3, 18-12) scored twice in the fourth and single runs in the fifth and eighth. Beau Amaral (1 R) and Steve Rodriguez (1 RBI) both had three hits for UCLA. Cole Frenzel had two hits for the Wildcats (5-6, 23-12).


No. 1 Vanderbilt 6, No. 3 South Carolina 4

In Columbia, S.C., Tony Kemp went 5 for 5 with two runs as Vanderbilt evened its SEC series with South Carolina in front of 8,242 fans at Carolina Stadium. The Commodores scored single runs in each of the first two innings before the Gamecocks (11-3, 27-7) took the lead with three in the bottom of the second. Vanderbilt tied it with one in the fourth before taking the lead for good with three in the fifth. Aaron Westlake and Mike Yastrzemski both drove in two for the Commodores. Yastrzemski and Jason Esposito both homered for Vanderbilt. Brady Thomas went 2 for 3 with a homer, two runs and two RBI for South Carolina. Grayson Garvin (7-1, 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 3 K) was the starter and winner, while Navery Moore had a walk and a strikeout in the ninth for his eighth save.


Georgia 7, No. 4 Florida 2

In Athens, Ga., Michael Palazzone allowed one run over eight innings as Georgia evened its SEC series with Florida in front of a crowd of 3,011 at Foley Field. Palazzone (6-1) allowed six hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Brett DeLoach (3 for 4) had a RBI groundout in the fourth and keyed a six-run eighth with a three-run triple for the Bulldogs (9-5, 19-17). Kyle Farmer (1 R, 1 RBI) and Jonathan Hester both had two hits for Georgia. Josh Adams went 3 for 3 and Bryson Smith added two hits, including a home run, for the Gators (10-4, 27-9).


Texas Tech 2, No. 5 Texas 1

In Austin, Texas, Trey Masek pitched 6.1 scoreless innings as Texas Tech squared its Big 12 series with Texas in front of 7,201 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Masek (2-2) surrendered two hits and walked three while striking out two. John Neely worked the final 2.2 innings with one hit, four walks and one run to record his fifth save. David Paiz and Reid Redman (2 for 3) had consecutive RBI singles in the second for the Red Raiders (6-8, 23-14). The Longhorns got a run in the bottom of the ninth and had the bases loaded with two away before a groundout ended the threat. Kelby Tomlinson had two hits and one run for Tech. Jonathan Walsh went 1 for 2 with two walks for Texas.


NC State 8, No. 6 North Carolina 7

In Raleigh, N.C., Brett Williams scored the go-ahead run in the seventh and the eventual game-winner in the eighth as NC State won its ACC series against North Carolina at Doak Field at Dail Park. With the score tied at 5, Williams came home on a wild pitch to put the Wolfpack (7-10, 20-16) ahead for good. Chris Schaeffer added a run-scoring single later in the frame for a 7-5 advantage. Williams homered in the eighth to make it 8-7 before the Tar Heels (12-5, 30-7) tallied two in the top of the ninth. Chris Overman got the final three outs for his second save of the series and fourth of the season. Cameron Conner went 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI for NC State. Levi Michael (2 for 2, 3 BB, 4 R) and Colin Moran both homered for UNC.


Baylor 12, No. 7 Texas A&M 1

In College Station, Texas, Dan Evatt went deep twice and drove in a career-best five as Baylor overwhelmed Texas A&M in front of 7,409 fans at Olsen Field. Evatt started the scoring with a two-run homer in the second for the Bears (6-8, 20-16). A three-run shot by Evatt capped a five-run eighth for Baylor. Logan Vick had a two-run dinger in the eighth as well. Brooks Pinckard went 3 for 4 with two runs and one RBI for the Bears. Matt Juengel went 1 for 2 with a walk and a run for the Aggies (10-4, 25-10). Trent Blank (3-1, 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 4 BB) picked up the win for Baylor, while Max Garner pitched 3.2 scoreless innings with one hit and four strikeouts to notch his third save.


No. 8 Cal State Fullerton 5, UC Santa Barbara 4

In Fullerton, Calif., Colin O’Connell struck out a career-high nine in 5.1 scoreless innings of relief as Cal State Fullerton topped UC Santa Barbara for the second straight day in front of 2,321 fans at Goodwin Field. O’Connell (5-2) entered in the second and scattered five hits with no walks. Derek Eligio (2 for 5) had a two-run double in the four-run second as the Gauchos (2-3, 14-15) took a 4-1 lead. The Titans (7-1, 26-9) scored a pair in the bottom of the second to pull to within one and added two in the sixth to take the lead for good. Anthony Trajano had a run-scoring single in the sixth to give Fullerton the lead. Eligio doubled in the top of the ninth and tried to score on a base hit by Brandon Trinkwon (2 for 4), but was thrown out at the plate by Michael Lorenzen as the Titans maintained the lead. Nick Ramirez got a popout to preserve the win and give him his ninth save.


No. 9 Arizona State 8, Washington State 2

In Tempe, Ariz., Joey DeMichele went 3 for 4 with three RBI as Arizona State secured a Pac-10 series win over Washington State in front of 3,102 fans at Packard Stadium. DeMichele has a run-scoring single in the first for the Sun Devils (7-4, 24-9) before Jason Monda’s homer in the second for the Cougars (2-9, 14-16) evened the score at 1. DeMichele had a two-run single in a three-run third as ASU took the lead for good. The Devils put the game away with three more in the fourth. Zach Wilson went 3 for 3 with one run and one RBI, while Zack MacPhee went 1 for 2 with two walks and three runs for ASU. Derek Jones and Tommy Richards both had two hits for WSU. Kramer Champlin (5-1, 6.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K) earned the victory, while Alex Blackford tossed 2.2 scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and four strikeouts to secure the win.


No. 10 Florida State 15, Virginia Tech 11

In Blacksburg, Va., Florida State rebounded from losing a pitchers’ duel on Friday to outslug Virginia Tech on Saturday to even their ACC series at windy English Field. The Seminoles (10-7, 25-10) scored seven over the final three innings to erase an 11-8 deficit. James Ramsey went 3 for 5 with a homer, three runs and three RBI, while Devon Travis had two hits and four RBI for FSU. Justin Gonzalez (3 for 4, 3 R, 2 RBI) also went deep for the Seminoles. Ronnie Shaban (4 for 5, 2 R, 5 RBI), Tim Smalling (2 for 5, 2 RBI) and Andrew Rash (3 for 6) all went deep for the Hokies (4-13, 19-18). David Trexler (2-0, 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K) got the win in relief, while Daniel Bennett pitched 2.2 scoreless innings with one hit, three walks and two strikeouts to earn his third save.


No. 11 TCU 8, San Diego State 2

In San Diego, Jason Coats had a run-scoring double in a three-run fifth as TCU secured a Mountain West series win over San Diego State at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The game was tied at 2 after four before the three-run outburst in the fifth gave the Horned Frogs (9-2, 24-11) the lead for good. Coats finished with two hits and two runs, as did Brance Rivera. Aaron Schultz went 3 for 4 with one run for TCU. Pat Colwell had three hits for the Aztecs (5-6, 11-24). Stefan Crichton (3-2) tossed four scoreless innings in relief with two hits and seven strikeouts to get the victory. Matt Purke allowed four hits and two runs (one earned) in four innings with three walks and five strikeouts.


No. 12 Oklahoma 7, Oklahoma State 5

In Oklahoma City, Tyler Ogle homered twice as Oklahoma evened its Big 12 Bedlam Series with Oklahoma State in front of a crowd of 9,689 at Redhawks Field. Ogle drove in one in a two-run first for the Sooners (7-6, 26-9). Ogle’s leadoff homer in the fourth snapped a 2-2 tie and gave OU the lead for good. His solo shot in the fifth gave the Sooners a 6-2 advantage. Eric Ross and Caleb Bushyhead both had two hits for OU. Jared Womack had two hits and two RBI, while Devin Shines went 2 for 3 with two walks and two runs for the Cowboys (9-5, 26-9).


No. 13 Oregon State 8, No. 18 Stanford 1

In Stanford, Calif., Josh Osich and Matt Boyd combined to hold Stanford to one run as Oregon State clinched a Pac-10 series victory in front of 2,031 fans at Sunken Diamond. Osich (5-0) allowed two hits and one run in six innings with five walks and six strikeouts to record the victory. Boyd tossed three scoreless innings with four hits, one walk and one strikeout to notch his fourth save. The Beavers (7-1, 26-7) scored two in the first, one in the third, three in the fourth and two in the ninth. Kavin Keyes went 3 for 3 with two walks, one run and two RBI for OSU. Tyler Smith added three hits and one RBI for the Beavers. Jake Stewart and Stephen Piscotty both had two hits for the Cardinal (3-5, 16-11).


Wake Forest 6, No. 14 Georgia Tech 4

In Winston-Salem, N.C., Tim Cooney fanned eight in 7.1 innings as Wake Forest evened its ACC series with Georgia Tech at Gene Hooks Field. Cooney (4-2) allowed nine hits, two walks and four runs. Michael Dimock struck out four over the final 1.2 innings for his second save. Mac Williamson went 2 for 4 with a run and two RBI, while James Harris homered for the Demon Deacons (6-11, 14-22). Jacob Esch (3 for 5, 2 RBI) and Zane Evans both went deep for the Yellow Jackets (13-4, 26-10). Jed Bradley (3-2, 5 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 8 K) took the loss for Tech.


No. 15 Fresno State 8-4, Nevada 1-2

In Fresno, Calif., Tyler Linehan struck out seven in 5.2 innings, both career highs, in the nightcap as Fresno State swept a WAC doubleheader from Nevada at Beiden Field to extend its win streak to four. Lineham (2-1) allowed six hits and one earned run to record the victory. Charlie Robertson gave up one hit and struck out one in the ninth for his 11th save. Brennan Gowens homered in the second and Garrett Weber added a two-run shot in a three-run third for the Bulldogs (5-2, 25-5). Brock Stassi had three hits and a run for the Wolf Pack (0-3, 11-20). In the opener, Josh Poytress (4-0) went the distance with seven hits and one walk in seven innings with nine strikeouts. Danny Muno went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBI for Fresno State. Joe Kohan went 3 for 4 with one RBI for Nevada.


No. 17 Arkansas 6, Mississippi State 1

In Fayetteville, Ark., Barrett Astin struck out the 10 hitters he retired as Arkansas secured an SEC series win over Mississippi State in front of 10,784 fans at Baum Stadium. Astin (4-1) allowed four hits and one walk in 3.1 innings. His 10 punchouts were a career high. Jake Wise had a three-run homer to cap a five-run third for the Razorbacks (8-6, 26-8). C.T. Bradford went 3 for 5 for the Bulldogs (5-9, 21-14).


No. 20 California 8, Washington 2

In Seattle, Tony Renda had a three-run double to cap a five-run second as California won for the second straight day at Washington. The Huskies (2-6, 10-22) put up two in the first before the Golden Bears (8-3, 22-9) took control in the second. Chad Krist had two hits and two RBI, while Vince Bruno added two hits and two runs for Cal. Jacob Lamb and B.K. Santy both had two hits for Washington. Justin Jones (5-2, 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K) picked up the win for the Bears.


(photo courtesy of UCLA Media Relations Office)