April 20, 2011

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Hultzen hits inside-the-park grand slam for Virginia

UCF defeats Florida, Florida State edges FGCU, Oklahoma beats Bacone


In Charlottesville, Va., Danny Hultzen had an inside-the-park grand slam to highlight a seven-run third as top-ranked Virginia defeated Richmond 12-1 Wednesday evening in front of 3,128 fans at Davenport Field. David Coleman went 3 for 3 with two runs for the Cavaliers (38-3). John Hicks added two hits and two RBI for UVa. Scott Silverstein (1-0) allowed one hit in three scoreless innings with two walks and two strikeouts to earn the victory. Mike Mergenthaler had a sacrifice fly in the ninth for the Spiders (19-16-2).


UCF 8, No. 5 Florida 6

In Orlando, Fla., Chris Taladay and Derek Luciano both drove in three as UCF outscored Florida in front of a record-crowd of 3,601 at Jay Bergman Field. The Knights (24-14) built an 8-0 lead after seven before the Gators (28-10) scored six in the eighth. Luciano and D.J. Hicks both homered for UCF. Tyler Thompson had a two-run homer and Preston Tucker added a grand slam for Florida. Chase Bradford (3-1, 2 IP, 2 K) got the win for the Knights.


No. 11 Florida State 6, FGCU 4

In Tallahassee, Fla., Jayce Boyd went 3 for 4 with two RBI as Florida State edged FGCU in front of 4,008 fans at Dick Howser Stadium. The Eagles (19-19) scored one in the top of the first before the Seminoles (28-10) tied it in the bottom of the frame and put up two in the second for a 3-1 lead. FGCU tied it with single runs in the fifth and sixth before FSU took the lead for good with three in the bottom of the sixth. Devon Travis went 2 for 5 with a homer and two RBI for the Seminoles. Parker Brunelle had two hits and two runs for FSU. Zach Maxfield went 3 for 3, while Tim Roberson and Sean Dwyer both went deep for Eagles. Brian Busch (2-1, 2 IP, 1 K) earned the win in relief, while Daniel Bennett allowed one hit in the ninth for his fourth save.


No. 15 Oklahoma 5, Bacone 2

In Norman, Okla., Casey Johnson had two doubles and two runs as Oklahoma defeated Bacone at L. Dale Mitchell Park. Cameron Seitzer went 2 for 2 with two RBI for the Sooners (27-11). Brandon Jackson went 2 for 5 with one run and one RBI for the Warriors (13-33). Steven Bruce (1-0, 6.1 IP, 7 IP, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K) earned the win in relief.